Vets get muddled up
TABLE TENNIS - THE local derby between the two Vets teams A & B was unusual in that two of the B team players had other commitments so matches were not played in the usual order.
THE local derby between the two Vets teams A & B was unusual in that two of the B team players had other commitments so matches were not played in the usual order.
Darren Clapp commenced playing all his three singles, winning two against Vets A's Colin Lewis and Ann Sandford, losing to Peter Butterworth in five close games. Bob Hermitage, returning after an accident, was out of luck losing all three.
The doubles were next, Hermitage and Jon Codd losing out to Butterworth and Sandford. Vets B's third player Codd then played his matches, with losses to Butterworth and Lewis but having a successful match against Sandford. Sandford, 6-1 up in the fifth, went on to lose out 11-8. Vets A won 7-3.
Winsc Renegades seem to be well on track for the Division 1 championship with a 10-0 win over Totterdown C. Gary Cattermole and Paul Hayward had three each without loss. Dave Williams also three, lost one game to Totterdown's Gary Chell and needed five games to defeat Rick Cross.
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Winsc Rebels had three points before a ball was hit with Winsc Wayfarers only having two stalwarts playing, Rich Parker and Phil Yates. Rebels' Mike Baker, Dave Hunt and Rob Hansen went on to beat both; Parker having close games against Hansen, Yates winning a game from Baker. Rebels won the match 10-0
In Division 2, two teams showed why they are topping the division. Walton Village, in the top spot, had all their players winning all their matches, though not without losing some games. Warriors' Dave Parker gave Michael Elliott a tough time pushing the match to five games and also taking one game from Andrew Paisey. Matt Fligelstone in his turn, was taken to five by Warriors' Anne Baker. Baker and Parker combined for a hard fought doubles, to just lose out 10-12 in the fifth to Elliott and Fligelstone. Walton Village won 30-7.
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Daemons, also near the top, won through 25-13 after a close match against C & C Cobras, Jason King winning all three without losing a game. Daemons' Paul Harding against Rick Hutchinson was only decided 16-14 in Harding's favour in the fifth. Cobras' John Barker beat Mike Summers and Harding 11-8 in the fifth. Hutchinson and Barker lost out 12-10 in the doubles to King and Harding.