Walton make the most of their handicaps

TABLE TENNIS - IN Group A of the Archdale Cup, Winsc Rebels had the lower handicaps in their match against Walton Village and they struggled in some matches.

IN Group A of the Archdale Cup, Winsc Rebels had the lower handicaps in their match against Walton Village and they struggled in some matches.

Andy Elliott (0) made a clean sweep in his matches with Rob Hansen (2) taking the second leg. Matthew Fligelstone (3) found Hansen his toughest opponent, losing one game. Hansen took Rebels' lone point defeating Michael Elliott (10). Walton go through 8-1.

Eight-1 was the winning score for Totterdown Revolutions against Vets B. Jon Codd (7) kept hold of his advantage against Revolutions' Steve Charlton (2). Barry Lewis (0) and Jason King (9) also found Codd a hard adversary. Tony Chedgy (9) could not quite make the most of his advantage, losing in three to Charlton and King.

Winsc Rebels, with only two players, were at an immediate disadvantage against Totterdown Flamingos, but despite this they almost made up lost ground, Mike Baker (3) and Dave Hunt (0) both winning against Flamingos' Nigel Andrews (6) and Trevor Williams (12). Graham Cheeseman (7) with two winning matches helped Flamingos to a 5-4 win.

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Renegades' Trevor Jones (1) had some close contests against Winsc Warriors Paul Millward and Dave Parker, both 12, and Margaret Parker (15) managing to defeat all three. Millward had a good first game, just losing on 15, and went on to beat Dave Williams (1) and Paul Hayward (-3). Margaret Parker held on to defeat Williams. Renegades won 6-3.

Another good result for Walton Village against Rookery Manor, Matt Fligelstone (8) won all three in two straight. Mike Elliott (10) and Andy Elliott (0) both fell to the Rooks' Ian Clapp (0). Kiem Mu (8) and Ben Whaley (15) were both unlucky to lose after close games. Walton won 7-2.

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In Group B, Winsc Wayfarers' Rich Parker (7) and Phil Yates (7) had no third player against Vets A. Parker's unique style cultivated over many years made him competitive. He had his chances against Roger Crump (0) and Peter Butterworth (-1), losing out in three, but succeeded against Ann Sandford (4) on 18 and 19. Yates played well to beat Crump in 3. Vets won 7-2.

The two C & C teams, Cobras and Clevedon, similarly handicapped were involved in a close match, only Rick Hutchinson (11) of Cobras won all three. James Bessant (13) took the first game from him. Cobras' Simon Thomas (12) narrowly lost to both Warren Taylor (14) and Bessant; Callam Parkins (14) winning comfortably on 8 and 11. Andrea Monk (15) had a narrow 20-21 defeat against Parkins. Clevedon go through 6-3.

In league Division 2, Totterdown Flamingos' experience showed in their match against C & C Clevedon, Graham Cheeseman and Nigel Andrews both nine points each, though James Bessant won the second game from Andrews. Roger Bowden overcame Max Jerimiah in four games and went down 12, 10 and 11 against Bessant. Parkins and Bessant started well in the doubles winning the first game before losing the next three to Cheeseman and Andrews which gave Flamingos a 25-9 match win.

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