Vipers overcome the Vets

Vets A lost three points against C & C Vipers in the Weston & District Table Tennis League, eventually losing 6-4.

IN Division 1 of the Weston & District Table Tennis League, C & C Vipers claimed three points without playing a shot against Vets A, who only had two players.

Bill Atkinson beat both Vets’ Peter Butterworth and Ann Sandford. Youngsters Max Jeremiah and Beth Atkinson gave both Vets some hard games, including the doubles, when they lost out 4-11 in the fifth. Vipers won 6-4.

Winsc Renegades Paul Hayward and Trevor Jones won all their singles against Totterdown C. All three C players beat Phil Yates. Hayward and Jones just had the edge in a five game doubles against Garry Chell and Mark Price, which gave Renegades a 7-3 match win.

In a close match between Totterdown Demons and Winsc Rebels, no player emerged unscathed. Graham Cheeseman and Jason King both won two each for Demons and Rob Hansen and Dave Hunt won two each for Rebels. Mike Summers lost out to all three, but paired with Cheeseman took the doubles in four. Rebels won the match 6-4.

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C & C Pythons had a hard-fought match against clubmates Vipers, beating them 6-4. Pythons’ Andy Greed was the only player undefeated. Kiem Mu and Andy Elliott lost out to Vipers’ Bill Atkinson. Mu also fell to Max Jeremiah and Beth Atkinson. Beth couldn’t quite hold out against Greed and Elliott.

In Division 2, Vets C, unbeaten this season, won 30-5 against the C & C Banwell B team. Gary Evry, John Barcham and Len Noble won all three. Mike Skidmore and Hannah Cope collected points from Barcham and Noble.

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Rick Hutchinson was the top scorer for Banwell B against Winsc Warriors, though Anne Baker won the first two against him, but going on to overcome Mike Skidmore and Hannah Cope.

Cath Smith and Margaret Parker were unlucky to come away pointless after several close games. Baker and Smith won the first doubles game, but Hutchinson and Cope took the next three. Banwell B won 25-10.

Winsc Warriors’ match against Totterdown Flamingos could have gone either way, with Phil Orchard taking top honours for Flamingos winning all three, but losing two games to Pete Joiner.

Joiner, Dave Parker and Anne Baker were all successful against Luda Cronin and Trevor Williams. Orchard and Cronin won the doubles 3-1, but Warriors ran out winners 21-19.

C & C Banwell A beat Flamingos 24-11, with top scorer Jack Brent, eight points from two wins and two games from Flamingos’ Phil Orchard. Successes also came from Katy Groom and Alex Chandler.

Vets A stay top of Archdale Group A, despite their first defeat, 3-6 to C & C Pythons. Andy Elliott (3) not beaten in the cup so far, beat all three Vets, losing one game to Peter Butterworth (1).

Butterworth had a first when he overcame Pythons’ Bill Bruton (2) 21-17 both games. Ann Sandford (7) lost a close first game 21-20 to Elliott due to a fluke serve, but the second was an uphill struggle on six. Kiem Mu (4) started slowly but finished strongly against Colin Lewis (3) and Sandford.

There were some close games in the match between Winsc Warriors and Rebels, not reflected in the 9-0 Rebels’ match win. Anne Baker (11) was unlucky not to take a point from Rob Hansen (11), losing out 21-20 in the third.

Winsc Rebels defeated Totterdown Flamingos 7-2. Mike Baker (6) came out on top with all three. Rob Hansen (4) and Rich Parker (9) won two each. Phil Orchard (11) took Flamingos two by beating Hansen and Parker.

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