Wanderers no match for Vipers

C & C Viper defeated Walton Wanderers 9-1 in their latest Weston and District Table Tennis League match.

IN Division 1 of the Weston and District Table Tennis League, C & C Vipers were well pleased with their 9-1 result over Walton Wanderers.

Bill Bruton was unable to win any points for Wanderers, though with a tight first match against Kiem Mu he just lost out 9-11 in the fifth. There was some consolation for Wanderers when Dave Grounsell and Gareth Edmunds beat Andy Greed and Mike Withyman 3-1 in the doubles.

There were some close games in the match between Vets A and Totterdown Demons, no player emerging unscathed.

Roger Crump had a chance against Demons’ Jason King, but Crump lost 8-11 in the fifth. Ann Sandford benefited from some net shots against Mike Summers, especially the last one, Ann winning 3-2.

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Match of the night was between Vets’ Peter Butterworth with defensive style and Graham Cheeseman’s attacking play, which made for excellent watching. Butterworth was 10-8 up in the fifth, but could not finish it off as Vets won 6-4.

In Division 2, the youngsters of Banwell B played well against the experienced Vets C. Leo Reid beat Len Noble in three close games and Katy Groom won her first game with Tony Chedgy.

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Alex Chandler was unlucky not to take a point after several tight games. He and Katy also won one game in the doubles against Gary Evry and Chedgy, but Vets won 27-5.

In Group A of the Archdale Cup, Banwell scraped a narrow victory over Totterdown Demons.

Max Jeremiah (8) played well to beat Jason King (7), Graham Cheeseman (3) with his win over Mike Summers (9) gave Banwell a 5-4 match win. Beth Atkinson (13) won two and was only beaten by King.

Wayfarers’ Rich Parker and Phil Yates, both on nine, did their best against Walton Wanderers but without much success. Both had close contests, Yates just losing in three to Andy Elliott (3), Parker went down on 18 and 19 against Bill Bruton (2) as Wanderers went through 9-0.

In Group B, Totterdown C had two good high-scoring wins. Garry Chell (11) and Mark Price (10) won their matches. Price found Leo Reid (16) and Jack Brent (14) a challenge, needing three games to overcome them. Rick Cross (10) won two but lost to Brent 18 and 19, Totterdown won 8-1.

Although Totterdown C won 9-0 against Winsc Warriors it was not all one-sided. Dave Parker (13) had a real battle in the third game against Totterdown’s Rick Cross (10) and Margaret Parker (17) did well in her first game against Garry Chell (11) just losing on 19.

Vets C set their seal on the match against C & C Vipers when unbeaten Len Noble (12) just beat Beth Atkinson (13) by a close 18 and 19. Max Jeremiah (9), was the high scorer for Vipers with two wins. Jade Cope (8) and Beth Atkinson both beat Garry Evry as Vets won 5-4.

Vets C, despite their higher handicaps, found Winsc Renegades tough opponents losing 7-2. Garry Evry (10) took Vets’ two points by beating David Williams and Trevor Jones (both 5), but fell to Paul Hayward (-3). Tony Chedgy (11) and Len Noble (12) efforts went unrewarded.

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