Wayfarers come out on top

TABLE TENNIS - TWO evenly matched teams of the Weston and District Table Tennis League with similar handicaps enjoyed a close match.

TWO evenly matched teams of the Weston and District Table Tennis League with similar handicaps in Group A enjoyed a close match with the on form team, Winsc Wayfarers coming out on top on the night 9-0 against Vets B. Simon Kneeshaw (10) won all three without loss, Rich Parker went to three against Vets' John Pollard both on 10, Phil Yates (11) needed the third game against Tony Chedgy (10).Vets A, currently in top spot in Group A, had a close match against Walton Wanderers who are in second place, though with a game in hand. Wanderers started well, taking the first three, Bill Bruton (-3) against Peter Butterworth (-2), Andy Wakefield (1) against Colin Lewis (2) followed by Dave Grounsell who just beat Vets' Roger Crump (0) in the third game. Lewis versus Bruton stopped the rot, followed by Butterworth beating Grounsell. Wakefield's win over Crump looked likely to clinch the match; however Lewis took out Grounsell, Crump, after a tough set beat Bruton in three. All down to Butterworth in the final set against Wakefield, just coming through on 20, 5 and 16 to give Vets A a 5-4 win.In Group B, in their match against C & C Vipers found they were faced with three youngsters who normally turn out for the C & C Cobras team. Warriors' Anne Baker (10) beat both Callum Parkins and James Bessant, both a 15 handicap, but lost to 14-year-old Jade Cope (15). Cath Smith (13) beat Parkins in three, losing to Cope and Bessant. Margaret Parker (15) had close games, unlucky not to score a point. Vipers won 6-3.Still holding on at the top, Totterdown C up against Totterdown Flamingos needed the 6-3 win to keep ahead of their club mates. Nigel Andrews (9) won all three for Flamingos. Totterdown C's Mike Cross, Mark Price and Gary Chell, all on 10, shared the rest between them defeating Andy Romoff (13) and Bert Hiscock (9).


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