Vets prove too strong in the cup

PUBLISHED: 12:21 19 November 2010

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IN the first week of the Archdale Cup, Vets A enjoyed close games against Totterdown C, despite their greater handicaps which made every winning point count.

IN the first week of the Archdale Cup, Vets A enjoyed close games against Totterdown C, despite their greater handicaps which made every winning point count.

Totterdown’s Rick Cross (8) persevered all evening with his steady backhand, and had winners with two good forehands. He lost to Vets’ Colin Lewis (2) in the third with an unlucky edge.

Garry Chell (7) also with close games clawed his way back to beat Vets’ Ann Sandford (6) in their first game, the second one a more even contest which he took 21-19. Mark Price (7) hit some of Lewis’s stinging forehands but eventually succumbed to his greater experience. Vets’ Peter Butterworth (0) with three lost a game to Chell. Vets won 8-1.

Winsc Wayfarers’ Rich Parker (8) and Phil Yates (10) had to be on top of their games against all three Winsc Warriors. Yates took all three though Peter Joiner (14) held him to a 20-21 second game. Rich Parker lost out to Warriors’ Anne Baker (11), but won against Joiner and Dave Parker (11). Wayfarers won narrowly 5-4.

It was a tight encounter between two evenly matched teams which saw C & C Cobras takes control to emerge winners 7-2 over Totterdown Daemons.

Max Jeremiah (12) took top spot with three wins, though needing his three point advantage over Totterdown Daemons’ Mike Summers (9) to take the last game 21-19. Summers beat John Barker (11) in three. Jason King (9) beat Simon King (11) 15 and 19 to give Daemons’ other point.

In Division 1 of the league, the score line of the 10-0 result didn’t reflect the hard fought match by Walton Wanderers against Totterdown C.

Brian Pearson of Walton took all his singles without loss having close games against Rick Cross and Garry Chell. Chell won the first in a four game match against Mike Harris and lost to Andy Wakefield in five. Mark Price took a game from Wakefield. The doubles also in five went to Walton.

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