Match Reports 2019/20
| | Week Commencing 21st March 2016 | |
Watton C 9 - 1 Saints CA great night of table tennis with Watton 'C'
end of the season run-in. Three wins each for the home players helped seal the victory but Roger Godfrey went close, losing in five sets to Geoff Nobes. Saints 'C' avoided the whitewash with a hard-fought win in the doubles by Roger and James from match point down.
Marauders B 7 - 3 Watton DMaximums from Ben Richmond and Phil Barber secured the win for the home team with Rob Booty sporting his new shoes chipping in with another singles point for the team.
It was past everyone's bedtime when the match finally finished, some great points and 4, 5 set matches culminating in a great night.
| | Week Commencing 14th March 2016 | |
Saints C 4 - 6 Marauders BThe last match of the season in Div 1 gave Saints C the opportunity of third place in the league if they managed to win the game. This seemed unlikely after their heavy defeat to Watton C a few weeks ago....
Oh when the saints, oh when the saints!!!!
Watton D 4 - 6 Morley Coaching
Two man Watton D kept the score respectable at 4-6 but had to battle hard against a talented Morley coaching side. Sam Palmer was particularly good with some good serving and some spectacular top spin winners.
| | Week Commencing 7th March 2016 | |
Marauders B 9 - 1 Morley A
Some good matches with some great points not really reflected by the score line.
Steepletower 4 - 6 Marauders A
Steepletower faced league leaders Marauders A at Morley on Thursday in a pulsating encounter.
Chris Cockburn was on form with 3-1 wins over Tom Brown and Johnny Gale and a 3-0 with over James Olsson.
Olsson got his revenge on long term rival Tony Park with a tactical 3-1 victory but Brown, despite being 2-0 up against Park, went down 11-9 in the fifth set. Park was impressive against Gale and won 3-0.
All three Steepletower players beat Bob Smith and needed the doubles to draw.
Cockburn and Park went 2-0 up, however, Olsson and Brown got right back into it taking the third but went down 11-9 in the fourth, giving Mauraders A a 6-4 win on a very enjoyable evening, as is always had between the two teams.
| | Week Commencing 29th February 2016 | |
Saints B 4 - 6 Marauders A
A sensational maximum from Stuart Laws nearly saw Saints B upset the leaders. Stuart started the evening by inflicting only the second defeat of the season on Chris Cockburn, 11-9 in the fifth. Peter Mathieson then nearly made matters worse for the leaders before losing out 11-6 in the deciding set to Trevor Cockburn. Stuart was in imperious form all evening and with his maximum and Peter's defeat of Tony Parke, after recovering from 2 sets down - the match went into the deciding doubles at 5-4 to the leaders. Fittingly the doubles went to a deciding set, but the Trevor and Chris were just too strong in the end, prevailing 11-6 and preventing Stuart from the perfect evening. Chris will no doubt be impressed with the speed in which Stuart got the match card in and the result found it's way onto the website ;-)
Watton D 8 - 2 Marauders C
The Old family hit top form to score a maximum each, helping Watton D to a flatterring 8-2 win. Games were more competetive than the score suggest with Dan Howe looking better than his one win suggests.
| | Week Commencing 15th February 2016 | |
Morley Coaching 8 - 2 iSpin
In a close fought battle between the 2 promoted teams the boys came out on top in a match which was closer than the scorecard suggests.
Watton D 7 - 3 Ashwellthorpe Atoms
Scott Morgan was on form to score a good maximum but couldn't stop a solid Watton D from recording a 7-3 win
Marauders B 5 - 5 - Watton C
A tough night of table tennis worthy of a top of the table clash, enjoyed by all apart from Ian Scales who hung around till the end missing out on a pint with Barry Howes, not such a bad thing in my opinion. BR :-)
Marauders A 10 - 0 Hethersett
Not a tight contest, I'm afraid to say. Maximums for Chris, Arpad and Tony against Sean, Sean and Mark. Chris strutted his stuff in new t-shirt and mutli-coloured shiny trainers. Mark Oldman made a pair of shorts look so much more and Sean Asplin, for many years, possessor of the best sideburns in the league took Hethersett's only leg of the night from Tony.
Watton B 9 - 1 SteepletowerA great maximum for Peter Hopking winning all 3 games in 3 straight sets. Atto also getting a maximum.Chris Anema contributed with 2 beaten by James Olsson. Tom Brown was unlucky to not get on the score sheet after a close 5 set battle with Chris Anema .
All in all a good nights table tennis.
| | Week Commencing 1st February 2016 | |
Marauders A 6 - 4 Watton BMarauders almost turned up for this re-arranged game with only two players, but super-sub Jordi Gabriel came in and to the rescue with a comfortable maximum. Lucky he turned up as Watton B played international duo Roland Marton and Serafim Melo.
Star of the night was again Trevor Cockburn who again played out of his skin to defeat Roland in 5 sets. In turn, however, he was stretched to the limit by Peter Hopking, who had already thrashed Tony Park, whose most useful contribution was fetching the hall key. Serafim won two for Watton. Jordi and Trevor came from 2-1 down against Roland and Serfaim to win the doubles and the match.
Watton A 3 - 7 Saints A
A strong Saints trio played well to achieve a very good win.Dan impressed with a maximum and Peter & Matt chipped in with a pair each.Peter surprisingly beat Serafin in five but amazingly lost to David in four.For once Dave struggled tonight but combined well with Serafin to win the doubles .As usual the whole match was played with great sportsmanship by all participants.
iSpin 7 - 3 Hardingham CC
Some good games after a late start, Gavin got a maximum for the home team, with Paul adding 2 and Richard 1 to seal the win. Vernon put up a strong defence for the away side, winning 2. The night finished with Gavin and Paul taking the doubles for iSpin to cap off the night.
| | Week Commencing 11th January 2016 | |
Morley Coaching 1 - 9 Ashwellthorpe Atoms
A freezing cold hall. The Atoms played well and took full advantage of an off night by Morley Coaching.
Saints A 6 - 4 Marauders A
With Ian Scales unavailable due to First Aid course duties (3 hours of his life he'll never get back - but if anyone fractures their elbow whilst at the table you'll be in safe hands, now just where is the elbow exactly??), the unkind among you might say that Saints were strengthened by his absense!
It turned out to be a keenly competed game which went right to the wire before Saints inflicted only the second defeat of the season on Marauders when they triumphed 12-10 in the fifth in the doubles. In all, 4 games went to 5, including all 3 involving Arpad Berger who certainly got his money's worth though he must have wondered how his game against Jeremy Cocks went against him as he had 4 match points in the fourth.
Chris Cockburn, after his set-back the previous week, was imperious as he made an impressive maximum for Marauders. Dan Gigli and Jeremy Cocks both recorded doubles for Saints.
Again no sartorial prizes tonight, but is there a smarter club badge than Saints in the league??
| | Week Commencing 4th January 2016 | |
Marauders A 7 - 3 SteepletowerChris Cockburn against Mats Olson had the top billing tonight, but was not the best or closest match. Quickfire points flashed by and Mats stole Chris's unbeaten record 3-1.
So 3 wins for Trevor and 3 close defeats for James. A great night out at the social club. No sartorial prizes awarded tonight.
Watton D 2 - 8 Watton C
A good win for Watton C with Dev Mahatme and Ben Margolis getting convincing maximums. Watton D were all off the pace and couldn't argue with the score line.
| | Week Commencing 7th December 2015 | |
Marauders 6 - 4 Watton A
Chris Cockburn marches on, completing the first half of the season without defeatMarauders narrowly avenged defeat to the same Watton A side earlier in the season. The difference being Tony Park's reversals beating Paul Baudinet and Kevin Dumble this time.
| | Week Commencing 30th November 2015 | |
Steepletower 10 - 0 HethersettSteepletower recorded their first win of the season with a brilliant 10-0 win over Hethersett.
Marauders A 7 - 3 Saints B
Chris Cockburn kept his 100% record tonight, dropping legs to Stuart Laws and Francis Webb.
Francis Webb disposed of Tony Park in 3 straight legs and Norman Laws took Tony to deuce in the 2nd leg.
Match of the Night was Arpad Berger against Stuart. It was a thrilling encounter, with the standard of play racheting up, leg by leg. Arpad failed to take 2 match points in the 5th which was then won by Stuart, 12-10.
Norman took son Stuart under his wing for the doubles, but couldn't guide him to victory
| | Week Commencing 23rd November 2015 | |
Watton D 4 - 5 Watton C
The handicappers got this one about right with all the games being tight. Ben Margolis played well to get his maximum and Alan Osbourne, stepping in from Watton E scoring the vital winner.
| | Week Commencing 16th November 2015 | |
Saints A 7 - 3 Watton A
A match of firsts with Ian Scales beating Dave Charles for the first time ever, 11-9 in the fifth, winning with his fifth match point to take Saints into a 3-0 lead. Kevin Dumble then secured an impressive first win against Matt Rayson, again the match going the distance. This sparked a comeback by Watton with Dave beating Jeremy Cocks and David Appleby overcoming Ian to level the scores. Saints then proceeded to win the next 3 singles to clinch the match before Matt & Jeremy teamed up to edge the doubles 17-15 in the fifth - a fittingly close ending to a great night of table tennis.
Watton D 8 -2 Hardingham CC
Watton D continued their good start to the season with a solid 8-2 win. Steve Sheldrake and the ever improving Mathew Old both registered maximums and combined to take the doubles. Hardingham were a little unlucky not to register more wins with Iain Martin coming close twice.
| | Week Commencing 2nd November 2015 | |
Watton A 6 - 4 Saints B
A fine maximum for Stuart failed to prevent Watton from recording their fifth straight win in a row with two singles each for Paul,David and Dave against Francis and Barry.Game of the night was a thrilling attacking encounter between Dave and Stuart with some outstanding play from both players.David scraped home against Francis in a close defensive five setter thanks to his patience and more than his fair share of lucky nets! A very enjoyable match played with good humour sportsmanship by all players.
iSpin 6-4 Morley Coaching
Another close match between the 2 promoted clubs, carrying on from where they left off last year slugging it out! The young Morley team continue to improve and all 3 players showing good skill and technique. 2 wins each for Gavin, Paul, Sam and Cameron, left it to a thrilling doubles match to decide the tie, a close 5 setter going to Gavin and Richard for iSpin.
| | Week Commencing 26th October 2015 | |
Marauders A 6-4 Saints A
Another Maximum for Chris Cockburn tonight. He didn't have it all his own way, being taken to 5 sets by Ian Scales. Colin Smith's first outing of the season saw him win two, including a straight sets win over Stephen Clubb. Stephen's iridescent shorts would have been better suited to a tropical beach, but they were enough to mesmerise Tony Park into submission in 3 short legs. Dan Gigli won 2 for Saints, his bat twiddling not being enough to beat Chris though. Saints won the doubles to close the scoreline. Tonight's was the largest bar bill recorded in the break in Marauders accounts.
Steepletower 3-7 Watton A
Steepletower put up a strong fight but went down 7-3 at home to Watton A.
With only James Olsson and Tom Brown present, the home side started 3-0 down but 2 wins from Olsson over Kevin Dumble And David Appleby and a win for Tom Brown over Kevin Dumble made the score 4-3 to Watton A, with 3 games to go.
However, two solid 3-0 wins for Dave Charles And David Appleby over Olsson and Brown secured victory for Watton A and the doubles went to the away side as well.
It was a game played in a good spirit and the re match should be a closer affair when Steepletower have a full team next time around.
Watton B 6-4 Saints B
A 6-4 win for Watton B against Saints B.
A maximum for Watton's Roland Marton,a brace for Atto and one from Rob Land did the trick..
Stuart Laws brought his dad along to see fair play and make up the third player for the team. Stuart was unlucky to lose out to Roland in the 5th set as was Rob Land against Francis Webb.It was Norman Laws first match in the league and after overcoming initial nerves he got better as the night went on. Enjoyable night of table tennis finishing in the bar!
| | Week Commencing 19th October 2015 | |
Hethersett 1-9 Saints A
A 5 set win for Sean Proctor over Ian Scales was all Hethersett had to show for their endeavours, though Sean also came close to upsetting Peter Mathieson in another match that went the distance. A most enjoyable night of table tennis with lots of laughs, and included a belated presentation to the home team of their trophies for becoming Division 1 Champions last year.
Steepletower 4-6 Marauders A
Steepletower crumbled to their third game without a win with a 6-4 home defeat against Marauders A in a cracking match.
Trevor Bunn, making his debut, won 2 of his games but couldn't beat the impressive Chris Cockburn, who achieved a maximum and preserved his 100% record so far this season.
James Olsson picked up one win against Ben Richmond, as did Tom Brown, who defeated Tony Park.
Steepletower needed to win the doubles to draw the match but fell to a 3-2 defeat in what was a very good match overall with almost every match going to 4 or 5 sets.
Next week Steepletower hope to pick up their first win of the season at home to Saints B.
iSpin 6-4 Marauders C
A first win for iSpin in Division 1; another hard fought match with most games going to 5 sets. Daniel Howes got a maximum for Maurauders but it wasn't enough to secure victory as Gavin Bickerton-Jones and Paul Jackson both picked up doubles for iSpin - the night finishing with Gavin and Paul edging out the doubles to seal the victory.
Ketts Park B 7-3 Ketts Park A
A determined maximum, including two won in five sets, from Daniel Scales were the only points Ketts Park A managed on the night, as Ketts Park B picked up their first win of the season.
| | Week Commencing 12th October 2015 | |
Watton D 9-1 iSpin
A tighter game than the score suggests with Watton D eventually proving too strong for newly promoted i Spin although Gavin Jones won a five set battle with Andy Old to avoid the whitewash.
Saints C 5-5 Morley A
A closely contested match which went on far too long for Roger Godfrey - well past his bedtime. All but 2 games went to 5 sets, which was unusual to say the least.
Great play from Roger Godrey & Alan Lawes, who both too maximums for their respective teams.
Saints managed to steal a draw in a 5 set doubles match with the last set being 11-9.
Overall a fair result for both sides, as it really could have gone either way.
| | Week Commencing 5th October 2015 | |
Watton B 4-6 Watton A
A hard fought deserved 6-4 win for Watton A against Watton B.There were 5 close 5 setters and 2 close 4 setters which meant that some of the older team members were still playing well past their bedtime!. Roland Marton was the star of the night with the only maximum but Dave Appleby won two of his three 5 setters against Atto and Rob Land to put his team in the driving seat. Dave Charles also weighed in with two beating Atto in 5 and Rob in 4.
Paul B and Dave C combined to beat Roland and Atto in the doubles to clinch the match. A good night of table tennis.
Saints B 1-9 Marauders A
Played in the salubrious surroundings of Attleborough snooker Club, Stephen Clubb had two exciting 5-leggers. Losing to Trevor Cockburn after going 2-0 up and then overcoming Tony Park. Chris Cockburn said it was the best Tony had played in years, but to no avail, Tony himself said it was a pleasure losing such a game. Chris Thirtle was the only player to take a leg off Chris Cockburn and Mike Alderton was pleased with his display, returning from two years meditating in the wilderness, only losing 18-16 to Tony in the final leg.
Morley Coaching 6 - 4 Hardingham CC
A fine start to the season for young Cameron Verney who secured an impressive maximum in his first ever game at this level. Sam Palmer and Andrew Hart both won a singles a piece, before the youngsters won the doubles to seal a fantastic win.
iSpin 1-9 Saints C
First match in Div 1 for iSpin saw a 9-1 defeat with Gavin getting one for the home team. The mach wasn't as one sided as the score sounds, with 3 games going to 5 sets, and a tense 5-set doubles just won by Colin and Roger against Gavin and Paul.
Watton C 6-4 Watton D
Ben Margolis started the season with a confident maximum including a five set battle against a rusty Adrian Cox. Ollie Thompson-Hall looks a good prospect with good technique and good temperament and should win games this year. Watton D made the score respectable through Steve Sheldrake and Mathew Old teaming up for the first time to win the doubles.
Woodlands 5-5 Attleborough Snooker Club
All action packed and close games on the first night at the Woodlands venue, which ended in a draw. Keith Fromings continued his perfect start to the season with another maximum for Woodlands, while Connor and Andy both picked up a pair of victories each for Attleborough, before Woodlands ended up winning the doubles to ensure their second draw in as many matches.
| | Week Commencing 30th September 2015 | |
Saints A 6-4 Saints B
Saints B pushed the A team all the way in this season opener. The A team raced into a 5-0 lead, though only after Jeremy Cocks had fought back from 2 sets down against Stephen Clubb, and Daniel Gigli had also beaten Stephen in 5 despite being match points down in the fourth. Daniel Gigli sealed victory for the A team completing an impressive maximum, but the B team won the next 3 legs to ensure the margin of victory was restricted to 6-4.
Maurauders A 10-0 Hethersett
Newly promoted Hethersett showed lack of summer practise as a plethora of missed serves made it easier than it should have been for Champions Marauders. Chris Cockburn, Arpad Berger and Tony Park all winning maximums.
We parted as friends after a sporting evening.
Steepletower 2-8 Watton B
Steepletower made their comeback in the league after a seven year absence but suffered a disappointing 8-2 defeat against an impressive Watton B.
With a weakened team due to unavailability, it was only James Olsson who could grab anything from the game with 2 singles wins.
Tom Brown went close in one match but went down to 3 defeats, as did debutant Phil Hyde.
Next week Steepletower take on Hethersett and hope to bounce back and record their first win of the season.
Ketts Park A 5-5 Woodlands
An impressive maximum from Keith Fromings ensured that Woodlands shared the spoils with Ketts Park A in this season opener. It was good to see Lauren Howes back at the table and she did exceptionally well to beat Glen Humphreys. Jamie Southcott and Daniel Scales each weighed in with a double for the home team which meant they went in to the doubles with a 5-4 advantage, but Keith and Glen teamed up to win the doubles in the 5th to ensure that the spoils were shared.
|| Week Commencing 30th March 2015 ||
President's Cup Final
Saints A vs Watton B
Watton B & Saints A both contributed in equal part to a thrilling President's Cup Final with some superb table tennis being played in an excellent spirit. Matt Rayson got Saints off to a great start with a 4 set win over Steve Goodale, but with Pete Mathieson losing in 5 to Chris Anema and Jeremy Cocks being beaten in straight sets by Dave Attridge, they found themselves behind 2-1. Steve's 4-set victory over Pete put Watton further ahead and it looked like we might hit the pub early! Saints had other ideas with Jeremy beating Chris in 4, before Matt overcame Atto, also in 4. Jeremy put up a great fight against Steve but just lost out in 5 to put Watton ahead again, before Matt won another tight 5 setter against Chris to take the match into a deciding match. Peter faced his nemisis Atto in the crucial decider which had more twists and turns than an Agatha Christie novel. Peter struck first blood, coming from behind to win the first leg 13-11, before Atto won the next 2. Peter fought back bravely though to take the match into a deciding set. At 8-8 it really could have gone either way, but it was Atto that won the day for Watton, taking the next 3 points. A great night of table tennis and a great advert for the Wymondham League! Well done both teams.
|| Week Commencing 16th February 2015 ||
Watton B vs Wacton
Winners Watton B were quick out of the blocks with two games each from Atto and Chris Anema and one (the clincher) from Zoe. Francis Webb saved the whitewash with a 4 set win over Zoe.
Watton B vs Wacton
A fine maximum from Watton B's Chris Anema helped his side to a 7-3 win. He was ably assisted by Atto with two and Zoe with a great win over David Barnard. A tight 5 setter between Zoe and John Bryant went John's way and together with a brace from Francis made up their 3 points. All in all a good night for everyone except for Dave Barnard who unusually blanked.
Marauders A 6 - 4 Watton C
A topsy turvey, top of the table test tonight. Roland Marton was cruising 2-0 up and 8-1 in the 3rd against Chris Cockburn who then caught up to win the leg 12-10. Roland, however, held on to win the 4th 12-10. Roland relaxed and then proceeded to lose in 5 sets to Tony Park and 4 sets to Colin Smith. "This Wymondham League does my head in" said Roland! Colin and Tony will dine out on their victories for years to come. Watton hero of the night was Peter Hopking who beat Tony and Colin (they gloss over this at dinner engagements). Kevin Dumble also beat Tony for the first time. Marauders needed the doubles for a win and at 8-8 in the 5th leg, Tony went to smash a high floating ball which he appeared to miss completely, but it glanced the edge of his bat and dolly-dropped to the table to the despairing, disbelieving faces of the Watton pair. Marauders won the leg and the match 6-4. Bar staff at Hethersett social club had locked up and ushered us out at 11.10pm!!
Saints C 6 - 4 Watton D
A very competitive match with some cracking games. Graham Richards made the difference with a maximum for the visitors. One of the longer kegs saw Roger Godfrey beat youngster Ollie Thompson-Hall 20-18. A mention for Saints' first reserve Marin Lainsbury who had a fine win in four against Ollie.
iSpin 2 - 8 Morley Coaching
A great match with both young Morley players getting better and better, joined by Andy, being the firstteam to beat leaders iSpin. Some long rallies in all games, Morley just had the edge.
|| Week Commencing 2nd February 2015 ||
Watton D 2 - 7 Watton F
Watton F got a deserved victory but it was close, with four games ending 21-20 and two 21-19.
Saints C 6 - 3 Blazing Bats
Good cup tie, with the handicaps working in the Saints' favour. The match was settled in the eighth game when Janes came through against Alex 21-13 and 21-6. Veteran Roger Godfrey came from a 13-0 deficit to beat David Gibbons 19 and 19. The Saints march on!
|| Week Commencing 12th January 2015 ||
Watton B 5 - 5 Watton C
All games tonight except the doubles were over in three legs so it was an early night for all! Stephen Clubb scored a brilliant maximum for the C team and is a real prospect. Atto and Chris got a brace each and squeezed the double in the fifth set 11-8. Ben Daynes, on his Premier League debut this year, just lost out to Peter Hopking 12-14, 10-12, 8-11.
|| Week Commencing 5th January 2015 ||
Marauders A 6 - 4 Watton A
Maximum's tonight for Chris Cockburn and Arpad Berger. Revenge for Watton's David Appleby and Dave Charles for defeat earlier in the season to Tony Park. Tony was then demolished by new signing (all the way from Dereham) Paul Baudinet. Paul sported the best beard (after Matt Rayson of course) spotted in many a twelvemonth. The Dave's won a five set doubles game to see the scores finish 6-4.
|| Week Commencing 8th December 2014 ||
iSpin 10 - 0 Bunwell B
Good match played in a friendly atmosphere, some long rallies between Richand and Keith kept us entertained.
|| Week Commencing 1st December 2014 ||
Watton B 8 - 2 Marauders A
Atto's form looks to be on its way back after a maximum against league leaders Marauders. Two games each for Steve Goodell and Rob Land and the doubles gave Watton a well deserved win. Although Tony drew a blank he took everyone to four legs and as usual was hard to beat. Arpad and Trevor won the only two games for the Marauders.
Saints A 6 - 4 Larling
Shaun Parsley maintained his unbeaten run with a commanding performance, only Matt Rayson gave him much to think about. Bob King avenged his defeat to Ian Scales earlier in the season winning 11-7 in the fifth- Ian will now have to stop dining out on his earlier victory! This was as good as it got for Larling though, as Saints, bolstered by two wins a-piece from Matt Rayson and Peter Mathieson secured victory in the doubles winning in three straight. A very enjoyable nights table tennis.
Watton D 5 - 5 Hethersett
Watton D got off to a great start by leading 4-0 but were pegged back by Hethersett and eventually held to a 5-5 draw. Adrian Coz had to work hard for his maximum, twice going to five and twice winning the decider 17-15.
iSpin 7 - 3 Watton F
A great match with some long rallies, the two young Watton players showing lots of technique and skill. iSpin just had the edge and finished the night with an entreating doubles victory- Gavin took a maximum again.
|| Week Commencing 17th November 2014 ||
Marauders A 5 - 5 Saints A
Chris Cockburn came from 2-0 down to beat Peter Mathieson in a scintillating display tonight. Jeremy Cox won two for Saints while Tony Park and Wayne Dunthorne won one each for Marauders. Ian Scales took legs off all three players but came away empty handed apart from the hall keys. Tony won tattiest trainers booby prize.
Saints C 10 - 0 Bunwell A
A tighter match than the scoreline suggests, with only two games being settled in straight sets. Howevers Saints kept their nerve against the divisions new boys and were grateful for the ten points. Best for Bunwell was Lee Harper who used his tricky serve to best advantage.
Bunwell B 8 - 2 Morley B
A lot of fun was had by all with young Ben playing some brilliant shots.
|| Week Commencing 10th November 2014 ||
Marauders A 8 - 2 Watton C
Chris Cockburn won three tonight including a tense five set win over Watton's Roland Marton. Earlier in the season Chris had lost three match points in the fourth set against Roland and the same happened in the fourth set tonight. Roland went 5-1 up in the decider, but Chris fought back and won 11-8. More unexpected was Roland's defeat to Hungarian compatriot Arpad Berger who also won all three tonight. We couldn't tell if they were congratulating or insulting each other! Scott Mason had a good five set win over Tony Park. Arpad and Chris came from two down to win the doubles and the match 8-2. Kevin Dumble won the prize for smartest trainers by a mile.
Morley Coaching 1 - 9 iSpin
Closer game than scores suggest several games going to going to five sets and ending in deuce but all won by iSpin.
|| Week Commencing 3rd November 2014 ||
Saints C 6 - 4 Watton D
League veteran Roger Godfrey led the way for Saints C with a maximum against an unbeaten Watton D. A win apiece for Jim and Colin against a rusty Ben Sheldrake in his first game back this season made it 5-4 with the doubles to go. Watton led the way 8-3 in the final set, but plucked defeat from the jaws of victory and let the Saints in to win 12-10. Well played both teams for a entertaining see-saw match.
|| Week Commencing 27th October 2014 ||
Marauders A 4 - 6 Larling
Shaun Parsley won three games for the visitors tonight as Marauders slipped to their second defeat of the season- no open topped buses here! Bob King fought back from 2-0 down to beat Tony Park and beat Wayne Dunthorne after losing the first leg 14-12. Chris Cockburn won two for Marauders with Wayne and Tony getting one each. Bob and Shaun won the doubles in three straight for a victory for Larling.
Saints B 6 - 4 Wacton
You are all invited to the open top bus parade around Wymondham this weekend as Saints B celebrate their first win in over 18 months. A great team performance gave them the victory, with all three players contributing well. Dan Gigli looked sharp as ever, winning all three for the away side fairly comfortably. Stuart Laws, in his first game back after a knee operation, showed few signs of ill effects as he beat Phil Waity and John Bryant. Chris Holmes and Barney also beat John to make the score 4-4 heading into the last singles. With a long overdue victory in his sights, Barney gave his best performance of the season so far to defeat an increasingly animated Phil in three straight. The loss was avoided for the Saints, but there was still work to do. Stuart and Chris teamed up against Dan and Phil in the doubles, and Wacton looked set to snatch a draw after taking a 2-0 lead. However, great fighting spirit and some fine controlled play saw the home team recover brilliantly to win in five. An enjoyable evenings' table tennis.
Attleboro' Snooker A 6 - 4 Ketts Park Coaching
A tricky affair was encountered at the new look Snooker Centre A vs Ketts Park Coaching. Jason Brown was at the forefront of the team, winning all three of his matches in scintillating fashion. Charlie Calton helped in with two big matches but the unfortunate Connor Laddell struggled under the lights and managed to get only one win. The doubles was a big struggle for the home pair, Jason and Charlie losing 3-0, but a first win for Attleborough Snooker Centre A was already achieved, and the Snooker Centre B still have no points!
|| Week Commencing 20th October 2014 ||
Saints C 6 - 4 Blazing Bats
A good win for Saints C against the division's early leaders. A brace apiece for Roger and James, who then combined in the doubles for a straight sets win sealed the Bats' defeat. Alex Davey made the score respectable for the away team winning all three of his matches.
|| Week Commencing 13th October 2014 ||
Watton A 0 - 10 Marauders A
An outstanding team performance by Marauders, especially Tony who did not drop a single leg!
Watton B 9 - 1 Saints B
A dominant display from a strong Watton B side. Atto and Chris both scored maximums, but Saints prevented the whitewash through Barney's win against Rob.
|| Week Commencing 6th October 2014 ||
Marauders A 7 - 3 Watton B
Chris Cockburn continues to grow in height and stature and won all three tonight. Arpad Berger beat Atto and Zoe but could do nothing with Steve Goodall who breezed passed him without raising a sweat. Tony Park showed promise by getting to 10-6 up in the fourth legs against Atto and Steve but lost both 13-11 and so both matches. Tony and Chris won the doubles to make the score look flattering.
Larling 4 - 6 Saints A
An accomplished maximum from Ian Taylor who looked extremely sharp was not quite enough on the night against a determined Saints team. Two wins apiece from Matt Rayson and Jeremy Cox with Ian Scales beating Bob King for the first time in his 900th attempt gave the away team a 5-4 lead going into the doubles. Jeremy and Ian teamed up to win in 3 straight to claim the win for Saints.
Watton D 5 - 5 Watton E
An honourable draw between two Watton sides with Dev Mahatme being the outstanding player. For some players this was their first match of the season and they did look rusty but the evening was enjoyable despite this.
Marauders B 5 - 5 Blazing Bats
Maximum for Paul Brown and a good rare double for Nigel Clarke battling all the way! Blazing Bats won the doubles to force a draw.
|| Week Commencing 29th September 2014 ||
Watton B 7 - 3 Wacton
A fortunate win for Watton B as Dan Gigli retired hurt after twisting his ankle whilst playing the first game of the night against Serafim. Atto still waiting for his form to arrive but new boy Steve Goodell looked comfortable with wins over Phil Waity and Francis Webb. Serafim as usual almost looked unbeatable.
iSpin 10 - 0 Attleboro' Snooker B
A lively start to the season with new team Attleborough Snooker club bringing away support! Some good performances, especially Richard for the home team winning three in his first match, and young Josh for the away team showed a good range of smashes; one for the future.
Bunwell B 0 - 10 iSpin
A good opening match with some close games, ending in a five sets doubles match where Paul and Gavin just edged out Josh and Keith.
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President's Cup Final
Watton B 5 - 4 Saints A
A close encounter of the best kind! (for Watton). This match was really close and probably hinged on the first game of the night (Atto vs Matt). Atto has lost to Matt spectacularly in the last 5/6 encounters but on this occasion, having lost the first leg 5-11 Atto decided to 'have a go' as he had nothing to lose. Unfortunately for Matt, 95% of his attacking shots went on and coupled with his gazelle like movement around the table he won the next three games, much to both players surprise!
Serafim, as usual, won all three, but didn't have it all his own way. Matt lost the fourth game 13-11 and Stu, although losing in three straight, lost the fist game 17-15 and the third 12-10.
Jeremy also had the chance to win the match for Saints taking Atto to five sets and losing out 12-10 thanks to a net and an edge. Peter Hopking, drafted in from the Division 1 champions E team had a tough night and a taster of things to come next season in the Premier Division, but played well and vowed to "practice more in the summer."
All in all a great night of table tennis rounded of by a well deserved drink or two in the bar.
Hethersett A 1 - 9 Marauders A
A late surge in form had not been enough to win Marauders the league title. A 10-0 win tonight would have given them clear second place from Saints A. Tony Park earned his first maximum of the season, only dropping a leg against Bob Smith. Maximums for Jordi Gabriel and Chris Cockburn too, though Chris had to struggle from 2-0 down to beat John Stanton. John however, combined with Andy Burton to win the doubles and leave Marauders in second place on alphabetical order only. Marauders rueing the games where they turned up with only two players and congratulate Watton B on the title.
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Watton B 8 - 2 Watton A
Played on Wednesday night, Watton B again got the better of the A team by 8 games to 2, Nigel Houseago winning the two against Atto and Kris. Rob Land almost got the better of Serafim but just lost out in the fifth set.
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Saints B 1 - 9 Marauders A
Saints B preserved their 0% record in style with this hard-fought 9-1 defeat to Marauders. Jordi Gabriel was far too quick and skilful for the Saints, and though Chris Holmes and Ian Scales both took Tony Park to five, they had to rely on Barry Howes to show them the way; overcoming Tony in four. Saints B decided that while they may be the weakest team in the Premier Division, they are certainly the smartest in their new outfits- and when it comes to the pub afterwards they are second to none (well maybe Larling!)
Watton A 2 - 8 Watton B
Watton B were worthy winners on the night. Serafim again getting the better of Nigel who, as usual, easily overcame Atto but young Kris put up a good fight. Maybe next week Kris!
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Marauders A 7 - 3 Hethersett A
With Saints A and Watton slogging it out on the adjacent table at Ketts Park, this was a chance for Marauders to catch up on the top clubs. Jordi Gabriel cruised to a maximum, but an emphatic victory was prevented by some fine play by Dominic Clark. He beat Tony Park in five and then played brilliantly to pip Chris Cockburn 14-12 in the fifth after going 2-1 down. Graham King also beat Tony in five. Tony obviously wasn't in a rush to get home to his new girlfriend, staying to watch his teammates win the doubles- again in five sets. It will be a shame to see Hethersett relegated from the top flight as appears to be on the cards.
Watton C 7 - 3 Larling
Excellent maximum for Dave Charles and a top performance from Bob King in defeating Kris Jenkins in five hard fought sets.
Watton F 7 - 3 Watton E
A great night had by all. Stephen Clubb winning all three proving why he deserves to be top of Division 1's averages. Andy Johnson got a brace against Kevin Dumble and Peter Hopking both in five; 11-9 and 12-10. Dev in a rush to get home beat Andy in three.
Saints C 6 - 4 Blazing Bats
Blazing Bats were quick out of the blocks against Saints C being 3-0 up whilst some of the other teams playing at Ketts Park were still putting their nets up. By the end of the evening though Saints had regained their composure and ran out 6-4 winners. Chris Knights was impressive for the Bats' winning a brace including a five setter against experienced Roger Godfrey. For the home team James Offord held his nerve to win two games.
Morley B 4 - 6 Bunwell B
Great spirited game with a brilliant first ever win for Ben Kelf!
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Watton D 9 - 1 Saints C
A good win for Watton D but the games were much closer than the score suggests. Adrian Cox and Ben Sheldrake both scored maximums and guest Andy Johnson weighed in with a brace. Roger Godfrey saved the whitewash for Saints C.
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Marauders A 5 - 5 Saints A
Re-signed Jordi Gabriel earned his second maximum in two weeks, this time against the league leaders. Marauders couldn't make it count in terms of catching up to the Saints though. Jeremy Cocks gained revenge for defeats to Chris Cockburn and Tony Park earlier in the season. Match of the night was Chris against Peter Mathieson. The excitement and high jinx mounted until the fifth leg, where Peter stormed to a 10-0 lead with some breathtaking play. Tony Park scraped past Ian Scales, winning two of the legs 16-14. Needing the doubles for the draw- having been 5-2 down, Peter and Jeremy beat Jordi and Chris 3-1.
Marauders A 3 - 7 Watton B
In this rearranged game on 21st January, Marauders again could only find two players. Chris Cockburn inflicted only a second defeat of the season on Serafim Melo- who had come back strongly after being 2-0 down, but Chris held his nerve to win 11-9 in the fifth. Chris completed his maximum by beating Atto and Kris Jenkins- each in four sets. Tony Park collected the drinks from the bar with style and panache.
Marauders B 3 - 7 Watton F
All but two matches went to four or five legs in this enjoyable, if somewhat tense, match. Paul Brown won two for the Marauders, holding his nerve after losing 11-0 in the fourth leg to Mark Burrows to take the fifth 11-5. He was just beaten 14-12 in the fifth by Ben Daynes but beat Graham Richards. Nigel Clarke beat Ben 3-2, but Tom Melvin lost by the same scoreline. Controversial lets as balls flew from both sides didn't help, nor did the giggling and high jinx from the next table (Marauders A vs Saints A). So two wins each for Mark, Ben and Graham plus the doubles made it 7-3 on the night.
Saints C 9 - 1 Hardingham C.C.
A noisy Ketts Park saw Saints C gain a valuable win over Hardingham. Maximums from Colin and Roger, plus a brace from James saw the home team to victory. Vernon George with the only reply for the visitors. At the request of the away team, a special mention for Colin on his ability to use every aspect of the table; "Net!, Edge!, Net!, Edge!" all evening to assist with his wins (all were meant of course!).
Watton D 6 - 4 Blazing Bats
A close match where Adrian Cox scored a maximum. Chris Knights looked good for his two wins but the Sheldrake's combined in the doubles to win the match.
Week Commencing 10th February 2014
Ketts Park Coaching 7 - 3 Morley Coaching
A good match, both Sam and Cam are improving all the time with some really nice play. Andy demonstrating why he is near the top of the averages with another maximum.
Week Commencing 3rd February 2014
Saints B 2 - 7 Larling
Spirited showing by Saints but led by the cup savvy Craig and the unbeaten Taylor/King duo, into the next round for Larling.
Marauders A 2 - 8 Watton C
Marauders' tale of woe continued when they turned out with two players again, including Tony Park unable to bend down and pick the ball up from the floor. Arpad Berger's win over Dave Charles was their only singles win, and he teamed up with Tony to snatch the doubles in the fifth. For Watton, stormin' Kris Jenkins blasted his two opponents off the table and David Appleby, perhaps surprisingly, beat Arpad in five with style and guile. Arpad's heated comments in Hungarian did nothing to dissuade Watton from their task. An enjoyable evening for all its shenanigans.
Watton C 8 - 2 Watton A
A good night of table tennis seeng both Watton teams play one another. Both David's won two each while Kris Jenkins got a maximum. Rob and Zoe got a rubber each and Ben, playing his first Premier match, played extremely well and is one to look out for in the future. Well played to all.
Saints C 3 - 7 Watton F
A good evening's table tennis with a closer match than the 3-7 scoreline suggests. Pick of the matches were Stephen Clubb's five set win over Roger Godfrey and James Offord's hard fought victory over Graham Richards in four. The evening concluded with an evenly matched doubles with the visitors taking the spoils 11-8 in the fifth set long after the night's other two matches had finished.
Ketts Park Coaching 10 - 0 Morley B
Good to see Bethany up and running again after her knee problems and getting back up to speed, and young Ben is improving his game with a variety of serves now. Simon played well and had a good competitive game with Paul, some good smashes and shots in there.
Week Commencing 27th January 2014
Saints A 8 - 1 Marauders A
Marauders were dumped out of the cup by a Saints team that, on paper, might have struggled. Chris Holmes played an absolute blinder to beat Chris Cockburn 3-0 and Tony Park 3-1. Barney Bewick beat Tony as comfortably as he did in the league not many weeks earlier. The rout was completed by Kim Downes. Good luck in the next round Saints!
Marauders B 4 - 6 Saints C
Some exciting games between two evenly matched teams. Three wins for Roger Godfrey gave the Saints the edge on the night, helped by two from Colin Edwards. Tom Melvin won two games for Marauders and Paul Brown won one after just losing to Colin in the fifth. Nigel Clarke fought hard, only losing 11-9 to James in the decider.
Week Commencing 20th January 2014
Watton D 3 - 7 Watton E
A tight match with several long games where the score could have gone either way. Kevin Dumble scored a good maximum and was well supported by Scott Morgan and Dev Mahatme. Adrian Cox battled hard for Watton D but just lost out to Kevin 12-10 in the fifth.
Watton F 7 - 3 Morley A
A good win for Watton F after a couple of poor results!!
Week Commencing 13th January 2014
Morley A 10 - 0 Marauders B
A great performance by Keith Palmer who won all three games for the first time!!
Bunwell B 9 - 1 Morley B
A really enjoyable match that was a lot closer than the score suggests. Special mention to Ben Kelf who played very well with some outstanding shots!
Ketts Park Coaching 6 - 4 Bunwell A
A tight match with some long games- all players playing well. Neil's game was improving all the time, and Lauren played well but was unlucky not to get a win. Gavin got a maximum and then went on to play doubles with Paul against Steve and Paul, the home side winning in three to take the match.
Week Commencing 6th January 2014
Marauders A 7 - 3 Saints B
A hastily rearranged game saw the Wymondham league debut for Marauders' Hungarian player Arpad Berger, who started the night by beating Stuart Laws in five sets before going on to win all three. Stuart then spoilt Chris Cockburn's 100% record by beating him in four; ("I always beat him in practise" pined Chris, as they play for the same club in Norwich). Saints' Barney Bewick marked his first game of the season and first in the top division by beating Tony Park. Tony took the first two legs from Stuart, but couldn't keep up the pressure and capitulated 11-4 in the fifth. Get well soon injured Ian!
Marauders B 6 - 4 Blazing Bats
A close match with most games going to four or five legs. Three wins for Paul Brown and one each for Tom Melvin and Nigel Clarke were replied to with two wins for Alex Davey and one each for Chris Knights and Jacob Poyser. Doubles win for Paul and Nigel gave Marauders the victory on the night.
Ketts Park Coaching 5 - 5 Watton G
Good competitive tie, with the match squared up in a close doubles match in which Watton pair of Ben and Malcolm just took the win from Paul and Gavin. A draw was probably fair between the closely matched sides.
Week Commencing 16th December 2013
Marauders B 3 - 6 Watton E
This Handicap Cup match could have gone either way with several legs being decided 21-20, and several more 21-19! Three wins for Watton's Scott made the difference, taking the Watton side through to the next round.
Watton E 4 - 6 Watton F
A great enjoyable match. Stephen lost his first game of the season to Kevin, who was two sets down before coming back to win in the fifth game to ten. Unlucky Stephen, well played Watton F.
Watton E 7 - 3 Hethersett B
Good sported match with some tight games.
Week Commencing 9th December 2013
Saints B 0 - 10 Saints A
Saints B put to the sword and shown no mercy by their A team. A number of games went to 4, with Chris Holmes losing in 5 to Matt Rayson in the closest game of the evening, but in truth this was something of a mauling. Never mind, we can concentrate on the Cup now. Even Barney Bewick's support was not enough to inspire us.
Watton D 2 - 8 Hethersett B
Watton D went down to a strong Hethersett B side but Geoff Nobes provided some resistance with two good wins. Ben Sheldrake was unlucky not to get a win, losing his first game 15 - 13 in the fourth and his next two 11 - 9 in the fifth and fourth.
Week Commencing 2nd December 2013
Watton C 4 - 6 Saints A
Great night of table tennis seeing the newly formed Watton team playing against defending champions. Matt Rayson raced to win all 3 in 4 sets. Kris Jenkins won 2 beating Jeremy and Peter both for the first time. A tight 5 set doubles match saw Watton claw back to lose 4-6. Well played to all.
Week Commencing 25th November 2013
Marauders A 7 - 3 Larling
Chris Cockburn's march continues with another 3 wins making it 18 out of 18 so far this season.
The net came to Tony Park's aid just at tthe right moment as he edged out Ian Taylor 13-11 in the 5th leg. Ian beat Marauders' Andrew Leeds who was out of sorts and also lost to Wayne Dunthorne, who beat Tony in 5 legs too.Craig Stebbings umpired with aplomb.
Watton B 6 - 4 Saints B
Saints B, bolstered by the availability of Stuart Laws, almost avoided defeat for the first time this season but just fell short. Stuart got 2 for Saints and just lost out in the 5th to Serafim Melo, who ended the night with a hard-fought maximum. Young Stephen Clubb made his debut for Watton, and though he didn't manage to win any he did make all three Saints players work hard. A very enjoyable night of table tennis.
Watton D 5 - 5 Morley A
A very even match with no one scoring a maximum. Adrian Cox just missing out in a five setter with Colin Cooper. Overall an enjoyable match.
Ketts Park Coaching 7 - 3 Bunwell B
A good competitive match, Gavin and Paul got maximums for the home team, despite some good play from all 3 Bunwell players. The night finished with a great doubles match, with the first game going to the home team 17 - 15 !
Week Commencing 18th November 2013
Saints A 5 - 5 Marauders
High flying Marauders maintained their unbeaten start to the season in this tight encounter with last season's champions. Chris Cockburn kept his 100% start to the season but was pushed all the way in all of his 3 games, the closest of which saw him edge out Peter Mathieson 12-10 in the fifth, denying Peter of his own maximum. Peter got some measure of revenge though, teaming up with Jeremy Cocks to win the doubles 13-11 in the deciding set to earn a draw for Saints.
Wacton 7 - 3 Watton C
David Appleby gave his best of season in beating Dan Gigli. His double, however, could not save his team from defeat to table topping Wacton for whom Francis Webb was in excellent form, securing an accomplished maximum
Saints C 2 - 8 Watton E
An action packed evening, but Kevin Dumble just proved to steady for the Saints.
Week Commencing 11th November 2013
Marauders B 5 - 4 Bunwell B
Fair handicapping produced a close result at Morley tonight. 3 wins for Josh Humphreys and one for Claire Waity were not enough to put Bunwell through to the next round. Tom Melvin and Nigel Clarke scored two each for Marauders after Tony Park had a narrow 21-18, 21-20 win over sporting Peter Sharman.
Watton D 3 - 6 Watton E
Watton E's good form continued with a win over Watton D in the handicap cup. Scott Morgan scored a vital maximum to tip the balance for Watton E.
Week Commencing 4th November 2013
Marauders A 7 - 3 Wacton
Chris and uncle Trevor Cockburn kept up their 100% records tonight. They also won the doubles to give a clear victory to improbably high flying marauders. Francis Webb, John Byant and Phil Waity replied with one each for Wacton. Tony Park provided the biscuits and stirred his imaginary coffee with a wooden spoon.
Wacton 4 - 6 Watton A
A really close match and a maximum for Dan Gigli. Great match between Dan and Nigel Houseago. Phil Waity did really well taking Nigel to 5 and taking Rob Land and Dave Attridge to a close 4 set defeat. Francis Webb played well to beat Rob in 3 straight sets and came close in 3 set defeats to both Dave and to Nigel.
Watton D 7 - 3 Hardingham CC
Watton D got their first win of the season. Steve Sheldrake contributed a maximum and Geoff Nobes got two. Hardingham battled hard all night but just missed out in some tight games.
Saints C 4 - 6 Marauders B
A competitive evenings table tennis with only 3 matches decided in straight sets. A good result for the scratch pairing of Colin and James in the doubles. Well played both teams!
Bunwell B 2 - 8 Ketts Park Coaching
After a year away from the game it was lovely to see Lauren Howes back at the table, and she was delighted to grab her first ever league win in a thrilling five setter with the ever-sporting Mrs. Waity who squeaked and groaned her way through the evening in her own inimitable style!
Marauders A 8 - 2 Watton A
Watton A missed Nigel Houseago tonight. Chris Cockburn continues his improved form with another maximum, as did new boy Andrew Leeds. Both had tense 5 set wins over Rob Land. Dominic Stokes moved up a divsion and grabbed a win against Zoe Watters.
Hethersett B 8 - 2 Saints C
A really enjoyable evening with Roger Godfrey winning 2 for Saints, both over 5 ends, and coming back from 2-0 down to win one of them.
Watton F 8 - 2 Blazing Bats
Some good sets closely fought. Stephen Clubb continues with great start to the season dropping just one game on the night.
Watton D 3 - 7 Watton F
Watton F started the season well and look a solid side. Steve Clubb played particularly well to get a maximum and was much more consistent than in the previous season. Watton D were scrappy but will hopefully improve as the season progresses.
Watton B 4 - 6 Marauders A
First defeat for Watton B in over 12 months!
With number 1 Serafim Melo missing for this match Atto, Chris Anema and new man Dave Charles all beat Tony Park but were unable to overcome Chris and Trevor Cockburn despite there being a number of 5 setters. Atto and Chris just managed to win a hard fought doubles in five to add some respectability to the score.
Well played Marauders.
Saints B 1 - 9 Watton C
Saints B came away from this match thinking this could be a long hard season finding the Watton team just too consistent for them. Kris Jenkins and David Appleby both secured maximums. Saints only had Chris Holmes' defeat of Michael Schmoelz in a tight 5 setter to show for their efforts.
Watton F 8 - 2 Morley B
It was a really enjoyable evening with a fantastic away team Morley B who were competitive but extremely sporting in all aspects of their game play and attitude to the night. I hope they enjoyed it as much as we did and we look forward to a rematch.
Watton F 1 - 9 Watton E
PRESIDENT'S CUP FINAL
Watton A 5 - 4 Watton B
Bunwell A 0 - 10 Saints A
Squeaky bum time as Saints A, needing 10 points to snatch the title from Watton B, took on Bunwell. Colin Cooper did his very best to try and spoil the party - taking the first two legs against both Peter Mathieson and Jeremy Cocks before finally losing in five. Eventually Saints got the 10 points they needed to win the title by the narrowest possible margin. Well done to both Saints and Watton B on a superb season of table tennis.
Hethersett Marauders 5 - 5 Watton C
An exciting and nailbiting end to the season at Ketts park tonight.
David Appleby completed a mature and measured maximum without dropping a leg.
The other matches were all closer and had some amazing rallies. Peter Hopking taking legs from Tony Park and Chris Cockburn and beating Rob Booty, who played despite recovering from a hand injury. Dev Mahatme pushed Chris all the way, winning the first two legs, but losing in 5.
In the end a fairly comfrtable doubles win for Chris and Tony after winning 2 singles each secured the draw.
Good luck to you all next season
Watton B 10 - 0 Larling
A flattering scoreline for the B teams last league game of the season. All games were keenly contested and fortunately all went Wattons way.
Apologies to all teams that played their catch up games on April 4th at Watton. We were like sardines in a tin with six tables on the go.It was a bit cosy!!
Watton C 0 - 10 Watton B
Another good night for the B team. Dave Appleby as usual putting up a good fight taking Serafim to 5 sets and Atto to 4 sets.
Another enjoyable night of table tennis.
Saints A 10 - 0 Wacton
Dave Barnard got stuck on a job and didn't make it - thank you to Bunwell & Mike for loan of the hall.
Watton F 4 - 6 Morley A
Bob Lam scored an easy maximum without dropping a leg and was well supported by Alan Laws who battled to two five set wins.
Saints E 8 - 2 Watton H
After 60 years of playing TT Roy Marchant is retiring from the game at the end of this week.
I wish WTTL all the best in the future and hope that it continues to go from strenght to strenght. So long everybody its been a real pleasure to play in such a friendly league.
Larling 6 - 4 Hethersett Marauders
With captain Stebbings not available and Mr. Caley tasting the black stuff in Ireland, Ian Taylor came in to score a good max. His match against Chris Cockburn was the highlight, winning 11-8 in the fifth. He received good support from Bob King who grabbed a double, and they teamed up to take the doubles and the match win. After finding the right hold finally for the key, the hall was secured safelty!
Saints B 2 - 8 Hethersett Marauders
Saints B signed off their season with another heavy defeat. Their season started promisingly but they have been on the end of some wallopings more recently. They did at least manage to grab a couple of wins, Ian Scales beating Tony Parkes and Chris Holmes getting the better of Colin Smith. A couple of the other games went to 5, the night ending on a fantastic doubles in which Ian and Barry Howes were just edged out by Tony and Chris Cockburn who completed an accomplished maximum.
Saints B 0 - 10 Saints A
Saints A swept aside the challenge of their B team, barely breaking sweat in a game in which the B team felt lucky to get 0. This win keeps the pressure on at the top, and with 3 games each to play, Saints are now tied on points with Watton B.
Hethersett Marauders 8 - 2 Watton D
In a rearranged game at the illustrious surroundings of Ketts Park, Watton D came up against a strong Marauders side. Young Chris Cockburn showed maturity to complete his maximum, despite a resolute comeback from Michael Schmoelz who won 2 for Watton. Colin Smith won 2 on his return from injury, as did Tony Park who was taken to 5 sets by Kevin Dumble. Andy Brand stepped up to complete Watton's trio.
Watton A 7 - 3 Saints B
An entertaining night of table tennis with Nigel Houseago turning up nearly as late as one of his buses - he then proceded to make his opponents wish he hadn't bothered as he swept all aside though Barry Howes did manage to take a leg off him - he didn't move quite as well after that! Rob Land was his usual reliable self and cruised to an impressive maximum.
Saints E 8 - 2 Bunwell D
Josh Humphreys is improving with every game and should be a force to be recond with for the summer league and next season. A very good evenings TT.
Watton E 3 - 7 Watton F
On form Ben Margolis and Andy Johnson led the charge for Watton E, including joining up for an impressive doubles win.
Saints E 5 - 5 Blazing Bats
With Eric losing his 100% record to Jacob Poyser and Blazing Bats leading 5 - 2 it looked like a heavy defeat for Saints. Will fought back against Alex to win in 5 and Roy turned in his best game of the season to beat Jacob. Another 5 setter in the doubles gave Saints a win and a draw overall.
Saints D 5 - 4 Bunwell C
A WELL CONTESTED CUP MATCH WHERE THE HANDICAPS WORKED OUT JUST RIGHT WITH SUCCESS OR FAILURE BEING DETERMINED AT THE END OF A DECIDING THIRD LEG IN 5 OF THE 9 GAMES. AN IN FORM ERIC STANLEY PROVED THE DIFFERENCE WITH AN EXCELLENT MAXIMUM TO HELP SEE THE SAINTS INTO THE SEMI FINALS
Watton A 6 - 3 Watton CTwo notable performances, first Kris jenkin's win over the ageing but experienced Rob Land, with fine and consistent attacking play taking the game 3-1. The second, Zoe Watters win over Steve Shelldrake. Coming back from match point to take the match in the 5th set. Later she had a close and entertaining game with dev mahatme, narrowly losing out 11-9 in the 5th set
Bunwell A 5 - 5 Watton D
Star of the evening was Michal Schoelz. Playing his 95th game of the season Michael successfully overcame everything Bunwell were able to throw at him. Earning a quick three points for his team before dashing off for match 96 with the C team later the same evening.
Watton B 6 - 4 Watton A
Nigel, despite being in bed with Flo (sorry flu) for 3 days earlier in the week struggled out to gain a fine maximum against the B team. (no favors there then!!). Dave Appleby stepped up to play in place of the injured Russell Huxtable and produced a fine brace along with Atto and Serafim to keep the pressure on at the top of the league with a 6-4 win.
Wacton 10 - 0 Saints AA tough night for Saints B who were unlucky to face Wactons strongest team for the second time this season.
Watton B 10 - 0 Hethersett MaraudersA good night of table tennis with both teams showing good spirit and some good skills. Young Chris showed a very good and consistent game but unfortunately wasn't able to capitalise this time. Tony as usual was very good to play against and very good to watch to showing some great energy.
Bunwell A 7 - 3 Saints B
A vintage performance from the evergreen Colin Cooper helped Bunwell to this welcome win. His three singles wins, backed up with two wins each for Jordan Howard and Mike Alderson helped claim the victory.
Watton F 2 - 8 Hethersett A
Tighter match than the score suggests with three games going to five sets. Steve Sheldrake just lost out 11-9 in the fifth against Phil Hill and Ben Sheldrake did the same to Bob Smith. Overall an enjoyable night of table tennis.
Watton C 7 - 3 Saints B
An imperious maximum from Kris Jenkins helped see off the challenge of Saints B for the second time in two weeks. He was ably supported by David Attridge who weighed in with a double, only losing to Chris Holmes in a tense encounter.
Hethersett Marauders 5 - 5 Bunwell APlayed at Bunwell due to unforseen cribbage night at Hethersett.
Watton A 7 - 2 Hethersett Marauders
An entertaining match, with some good open table tennis. Zoe Watters having a good night, although only winning one game, both the remaining two were close games and could easily have gone either way. Rob ( the shoveller ) Land produced a fine maximum and Nigel Houseago the same. the evening was rounded with another fine performance back in the Watton bar, a venue that has seen many entertaining encounters....!!!!
Saints B 3 - 6 Watton C
Watton B 6 - 4 Saints A
A great night of table tennis, as always saints presented themselves with a very strong team of inform Matt Rayson Stuart Laws and Jeremy Cocks. It was a very close match with result very close all the way till the seventh game with saints winning 4-3 Matt and Atto stepped to the table, Matt looking very sharp and Atto knew he was gonna need all his skills ( nets and edges ) to win the game but that was just what he did. He rolled back the years and pulled a great display of table tennis to turn our fortunes. Russel was unlucky not to get a win agains Stuart, just losing in 5. In the end there was a real sense of achievement with this win
Saints B 8 - 2 Watton DA thoroughly enjoyable nights table tennis between the two promoted teams. Kevin Dumble did well to come from 2 down to win 12-10 against Chris Holmes in the fifth in the first game of the night. It looked like Michael Schmoelz might also do the same trick against Ian Scales, but somehow Ian managed to peg him back from 7-0 down in the deciding set to win 12-10 in a real marathon. Watton's only other win came from Michael who beat Dave Hughes in 4.
Saints C 5 - 5 Watton F
Great to see Barry Howes back playing table tennis, and he will have enjoyed this tussle with Watton F. Barry nearly marked his comeback with a maximum, only losing out in 5 to Steve Sheldrake. Barry was ably assisted by Barney who also got a double, and the pair of them teamed up to win the all important doubles to claim a draw against their high flying opponents.w/c 14.1.13
Watton F 8 - 2 Watton G
An entertaining game with several close games, including a 23-21 marathon between Steve Sheldrake and Andy Old. The ever tricky Peter Hopkin seemed to be able to get balls back on the table from the next village and got two good wins. The Sheldrakes combined to take a close doubles and finish a good nights table tennis.
Watton A 7 - 3 Bunwell A
An entertaining night with some good table tennis, capped by the match of the night between Watton's old boy Nigel against Bunwell's young gun Mike. an open game with Mike alderson attacking from the off with some blistering hitting and looping. Nigel showing his athleticism with amazing defending. Indeed both players had the whole venue at a standstill with an incredible rally of hitting from mike and high returning from Nigel, with ooohs and aaaahs galore with every shot, mike finally took the point, but Nigel made his experience tell taking the game 3-0. Oxygen was on standby but not needed,
Hethersett Marauders 2 - 8 Saints A
Watton B 9 - 1 Bunwell A
A good win for the Watton B team to help keep the pressure on second place. It was a good night of table Tenis with all the players having a good time. Atto had a good maximum with his new bat he also teamed up with Russel to bring home the doubles, for the away team Jordan was playing well and he had a impressive 5 set win over Russel to get their only win
Hethersett Marauders 7 - 3 Saints B
Only a battling double from Sam Rock, who also teamed up for a doubles win with Ian Scales, prevented this from being an even more comprehensive win for the home team. Jordi Gabriel, who completed a deserved maximum, was in impressive form and far too young, quick and good for me (Ian), who probably should have retired when he threatened to!
Watton A 7 - 3 Larling
Sadly Larling were a player short for this match, but on a positive note it meant the bars takings were up due to the earlier finish. Nigel's back hand was going well and saw him comfortably through his games. Rob, despite being ill and 3 weeks away from match play, managed 2 games losing only to wayne who played solidly. Match of the night was Zoe against Craig. A five setter that looked as if it would go either way, but a good start for Craig in the deciding set made it a mountain to climb for Zoe and Craig eased through.
With the early finish drinks were flowing well and the christmas spirit was in good supply. Santa Nigel with his elf and safety officer Zoe and of course Robbie the reindeer, made this a pre christmas match to remember.
Merry Christmas one and all...!!!!
Saints D 5 -5 Saints C
Watton F 4 - 5 Watton J
The handicap setters got this one about right with three games going 21-20 and lots of other very tight scores. Watton J squeezed through with good performances, especially Dan Burridge and will be difficult to beat in the next round.
Saints B 5 - 5 WattonA
With Watton A without Rob Land, a double from Michael Schmoelz and the usual maximum from Nigel Houseago saved the Champions from an unexpected defeat. Sam Rock pushed Nigel all the way, losing 14-12 in the fifth before teaming up with Ian Scales to win the double to share the spoils.
Watton F 7 - 3 Bunwell B
Very close match with five games going to five sets. Andy Brand had two 14-12 games against Mark Waity and Steve Sheldrake had a 17-15 against Aaron Durrant. In the end this was a good win for Watton F against an improving Bunwell B.
Saints E 4 - 6 Watton J
A hard fought match with three games going to 5 and three game to 4. Will this see Saints E on the slippery slope down the table. You will need to wait till next year to find out.
Hethersett Marauders 3 - 7 Watton A
A fun evening that would have been better finished off in the social club bar if only Chris Cockburn didn't have a mock exam the next morning. Oh yes, we played table tennis too! Nigel won his 3 comfortably. Rob Land got 3 too, but was pushed to 5 by Tony Park. Zoe added one. Tony and Chris won the doubles to add an air of respectability to the score for marauders.
Watton B 6 - 4 Saints B
Yet another excellent maximum for Serafim Melo who is looking very sharp, and a double from Russell Hustable, saw Watton home in this thoroughly enjoyable match. Peter Mathieson starred for Saints with his own double before teaming up with Chris Holmes to beat Serafim and Russell in a gripping doubles. Ian Scales has announced his retirement from table tennis having beaten David Attridge at the 94th attempt!
Watton F 6 - 4 Saints D
A good win for Watton F with Andy Brand returning to action and getting two good wins. Ben Sheldrake took a notable scalp by beating Roger Godfrey but Ben and Steve couldn't quite take the doubles, going down 17 - 15 in the fifth!
Larling 1 - 9 Saints A
Saints proved to strong for Larling on the night but the ever youthful Bob King was still able to win a game for Larling beating J Cocks in four hard fought games.
Watton A 5 - 5 Watton B
An excellent maximum for Serafim Melo was the highlight of this match (including a first defeat of the season for Nigel Houseago).A draw was a fair result.
Saints B 1 - 9 Wacton
Great to see the Gigli brothers playing in Wymondham after a 6 year gap - great, that is, unless you have to play them! Adam and Dan were just too hot to handle for an unfortunate Saints team. Thank goodness they're good fun to play against or it could have been a very depressing evening for the home side. Peter Mathieson at least avoided the whitewash with a five set win against Francis Webb.
Saints C 6 - 4 Morley B
An impressive maximum for Nigel Clarke in this keenly contested match saw the home side secure a victory over Morley B. Nigel was ably backed up by Daniel Howes who only narrowly missed out on his own maximum, losing out to Alan Laws in the fifth. The match went right down to the doubles, with Daniel & Nigel edging their way home 11-9 in the deciding set.
Saints E 8 - 2 Bunwell C
The match was switched owing to the police election (there probably would have been more turn up for the table tennis match!). Bunwell have promised to revenge the defeat in the when we play the handicap next month.
Watton B 10 - 0 Wacton
A good night of table tennis and and a good result for the home team.
Hethersett Marauders 4 - 6 Watton B
Jordan Gabriel won his 3 for Marauders, but only after an almighty 5 set thriller with Serafim Melo, who caught up from 6-1 down to level the final leg, only to be pipped 11-9. All the other games went to 4 or 5 legs and the bar at Hethersett Social club was already locked up before we finished and left with dry throats.
Wacton 4 - 6 Watton A
Nigel Housego was imperious and wasn't close to being beaten by any of the Wacton side.
Wacton's new signing, Daniel Gigli, had the game of the night beating Dave Attridge 11-9 in the fifth set in a really good game.
The match was decided in a close doubles which Watton won 13 - 11 in the fourth set. leaving them as 6 - 4 winners
Saints A 8 - 2 Saints B
Having beaten Kim Downes and David Sprunt, Ian Scales missed out on an unlikely maximum when he lost 11-9 in the fifth against Jeremy Cocks. Sadly these wins were the only successes for a depleted B team as the A team moved to the top of the table.
Watton F 7 - 3 Hardingham CC
A good win for Watton F despite Geoff Nobes having to retire in his first game with a torn hamstring and not being able to play again.
Watton E 1 - 9 Hethersett A
Ben Margolis avoided a whitewash for the team taking Liam Pye to 5 games. Good luck to all the other teams in Div 1 - you'll need it..
Saints D 5 - 5 Hethersett B
An entertaining evenings table tennis. Roger Godfrey continued his winning ways with a fine maximum. Surprise result was Colin Edwards straight sets win over Sean Proctor and his best of five win over Mark Oldman after being two games to nil down. A couple of wins by Sean Asplin and a five games doubles match ensured that the visitors gained a hard fought draw.
Bunwell A 6 - 4 Hethersett MaraudersStar of the evening was a calm and serene Phil Waity who not only scored a maximum but then teamed up with Super Cooper to win the doubles.
Watton A 5 - 5 Saints A
A thrilling match with Saints all in form and playing well. With close games early on and several games going to five, they could easily have found themselves 5-0 up. But the experience of the old dogs of Watton A saw them take crucial games to keep them in touch.Particular praise to Chris Holmes who played a consistent attacking game to take two singles, in particular his win against Rob Land. At 5-4 down with the doubles to play Watton A found themselves under the cosh, but the attacking play of Nigel Houseago dominated and saw them home comfortably to level the score. A thoroughly entertaining game of table tennis with saints a little unlucky not to take more from this game.
Saints B 9 - 1 Watton C
Saints B continued their impressive start to the season with their third win in a row. The score-line was a little harsh on the visitors, leaving with only Adrian Cox's 5-set win against Ian Scales to show for their efforts. On another night, if key points had gone their way, the final result would have been much closer.
Hethersett Marauders 9 -1 Wacton
A result that flattered Marauders after a night of exciting battles. Colin Smith on his Wymondham debut scored an impressive maximum, not bad for an old guy! Tony Park scored 3 for the second week in a row! Not bad for another (not quite so) old guy! Chris Cockburn was beaten in a 5 set thriller by David Barnard, surely the hardest hitter in the league. John Bryant took Tony and Chris to 5 legs. If only Trevor Cottee could get more serves on the table, then he might have come away with more than a leg each from Colin and Chris.
Thanks, Wacton for an enjoyable evening.
Watton D 3 - 7 Saints B
In this battle of the two promoted teams from last year, Kris Jenkins accomplished maximum for the home team was not enough to prevent Saints securing their second victory in a row. Kevin Dumble and Luke Walker shouldn't be too disheartened by this reverse though as they are improving all the time and gave their more experienced opponents plenty to think about. Good to see Dave Hughes get his first Premier wins with a determined double.
Watton F 8 - 2 Saints C
Tighter than the score suggests with three games going to five sets. Ben Sheldrake and Geoff Nobes both scored maximums but Barney Bewick struck back with a five set victory over Steve Sheldrake.
Saints D 4 - 6 Morley A
A maximum by Dave Simpson helped his Morley team to a good away win at Saints D. Peter Sheldrake was best fo rthe home team, winning two and then teaming up with Peter Parke, who was suffering with a finger injury, to win the doubles.
Saints E 7 - 3 Blazing Bats
A good match we look forward to the return when I expect Blazing Bats to get their revenge. Three games went to five and three took four games to sort out the winners.
Wacton 1 - 9 Saints A
A tough match for Wacton with Saints A deserving their victory.
Francis Webb was unlucky not to get on the scorecard. A superb match between Francis and Stuart Laws with both players displaying excellent attacking and defensive tactics. Stuart won in the fifth set 12 - 10. A great game to watch.
Wacton managed to grab the doubles with John Bryant and Trevor Cottee beating Matt Rayson and David Sprunt 11 - 6 in the fifth set.
Hethersett Marauders 7 - 3 Larling
This evening saw some fine matches, only two failing to go to 4 or 5 legs. The night commenced with Tony Park trying to beat the world record set the previous week by Phil Barber, for the most nets and edges in a single game. Bob King hardly complained at all, going down in 4. Tony's game against Andy Broughton saw the most spectacular ball looping back off the net on to the table when heading miles out. Later Andy threatened to cut his own fingers off if they kept getting in the way. 3 wins each for Tony and young Chris Cockburn countered by one each for Bob, Andy and shiny headed Craig Stebbings.
Watton A 9 - 1 Watton D
Watton A just too strong for the D team winning 9-1 but Kevin Dumble and Luke Walker had the chance to reduce the deficit against Zoe' but both lost out in the 5th set.Maybe different in the next half of the season.
Saints B 6 - 4 Bunwell A
Saints got there first win of the season with this narrow victory over Bunwell A in a match with many close games. The key to the result came in Colin Cooper's games against Chris Holmes and Ian Scales - Colin losing out in the fifth each time in the face of some determined (if not altogether entertaining!) play from the home team. Chris and Ian teamed up to win the doubles to seal the win.
Watton J 2 - 8 Saints E
A real shame that Watton J No 3 failed to turn up for the match.The 8-2 defeat could have been so much different.Young Stephen Clubb played a mature,responsible game as team leader and deservedly won the 2 games against Terry Soanes and Roy Marchant. He also gave Eric Stanley a bit of a scare taking him to 4 games but the wily old fox had the benefit of experience!.
Annabel Mayhew playing her first ever league match was overwhelmed by nerves and played nowhere near her normal game.However,hopefully with a few more games the nerves will go and she will be an asset to the league (another female player!)
Larling 8 - 2 Saints A
A tough start for last year's Division 1 Champions against a strong Larling team, though they didn't disgrace themselves with Chris Holmes and Ian Scales each winning one and several other legs going the distance. Greg Sheldrake also acquitted himself very well in his Premier League debut, taking both Lawrence Caley and Wayne Dunthorne to five sets.
Hethersett B 4 - 6 Watton F
A good win for Watton F in their first game of the season against a rusty Hethersett B who were unfortunate to have Mark Oldman with a sore shoulder.
Watton B 4 - 6 Bunwell Lions
A very competetive match with Mike Alderson scoring an impressive maximum. Jordan Howard had an off night but stand in Graham Richards backed up Mike with two good wins to take the victory. Steve Sheldrake and Geoff Nobes combined to take a tight doubles game and keep the score respectable.
Watton C 3 - 7 Diss C
In a very hot humid night at watton with 5 matches being played an epic battle commenced between andy brand and trevor cottee. trevor determined to avenge his previous defeat at Bunwell really cranked up the spin but andy was equal to it (just)! after 4 very close sets including a 13-11 and 2 12-10s andy gained momentum in the 5th and took the set 11-5. andy also beat andrew from diss c in the 5th 11-9 another very close match. Andy old did well to beat andrew in the 5th giving watton C 3 points on the night. Chris jones for diss was awesome and all watton c could do was applaud the quality shown. matt old played well and was unlucky not to get a win showing great potential for the future. enjoyable night.
Watton C 1 - 9 Diss B
The trio of Andy Brand, and especially the 2 Old's put up a good fight against their Premier opposition but inevitably went down to the superior experience and skill of Langridge, Webb and Bryant although they were great sports and thanks go out to them for that. Andy Brand was chuffed to finally beat John Bryant for the first time having got closer and closer to him on previous league meetings, and in style with a 3 nil victory as well. The doubles team of Brand and Matt Old also did well to take it to 5 sets finally losing out 11-9, well done Matt, you played superbly. 9-1 to Diss B.
Saints C 5 - 5 Bunwell Tigers
This was a great night of table tennis played in an excellent spirit. The handicaps produced some very close encounters with 6 sets going down to that nerve-jangling sudden-death point. There was a great blend of youth and experience on both teams and it was great to see 4 new-comers to the league making their debuts in Martin Lainsbury, Henry & Will Cugnoni for Saints and young Jack Broad for Saints - all acquitted themselves very well. 10 year-old Will Cugnoni was the star of the night, winning a very accomplished maximum, but he was ably assisted by elder brother Henry who won a tense battle with the youthful Mrs. Waity before teaming up with Will to claim a draw for Saints. Jack Broad (also 10 years old), was brilliant for Bunwell beating Martin 21-20 in the deciding set. Peter Sharman won a double for the visitors and Mrs. Waity won a 3-setter against Martin.
Watch out Wymondham League, these youngsters are only going to get better!
Watton C 6 - 4 Saints B
A tough night for both teams which saw Kevin Dumble win for the first time against Dave Hughes before falling to a strong Ian Scales and Chris Holmes. Dev also fell to Chris and Ian but pulled a victory in his last match. Kris Jenkins needed to play well to keep the score line close and did by winning all of his matches. Dev and Kris teamed up against Ian and Chris and managed to drag a 4 set victory meaning the home team won their first match of the season. A great night of Table Tennis from everyone!
PRESIDENTS CUP FINAL
Morley Marauders 3 - 6 Watton A
A fitting end to the season saw the Premier Division Champions claim the Presidents Cup against a spirited and sporting Morley Marauders. Watton A certainly didn't have it all their own way with Jordi Gabriel claiming an impressive double, losing only to Nigel Houseago in 4. When Tony Park beat David Attridge in 5 (for the first time ever) it looked like a surprise might be possible. Tony's team mates reckon he'll dine out on his success against Atto for years to come and that he'll never let them forget it - Atto's team mates graciously said they'd make sure he'd never forget it either! Chris Cockburn then lost in 5 in a really engrossing encounter with Rob Land to make it 4 - 2 to Watton, and though Jordi beat Atto to make it 4 - 3, Tony couldn't repeat his heroics against Rob and the Cup was Watton's.
Well played both teams - a most enjoyable night!
HANDICAP CUP FINAL
Hardingham CC 6 - 3 Watton E
Hardingham claimed the Handicap Cup with this victory over Division 1 runners-up, Watton E. Vernon George claimed the first match of the night, defeating a nervous Kevin Dumble for whom nothing went right on the night after what's been a great season for him. Watton E then claimed the next two matches when Ian Martin lost 19-21 in the third to Luke Walker and Kris Jenkins defeated Stan Fowle 21-16 in the deciding set. At this stage it looked like Watton might win, but they didn't win another game until the final game of the night. Vernon George was the star of the night with a determined maximum but Ian Martin and Stan Fowle also weighed in with important wins.
Wacton 3 - 7 Hethersett A
A much closer match than the final score would suggest.
Wactons last match of the season saw David Barnard in great form winning his three matches. Match of the night was David against John Stanton. The match went to 5 sets with David winning 11 - 3 in the fifth. Both John Bryant and Trevor Cottee went close against Paul Broome with Paul winning in two tight 4 set matches. John had a close match against Liam Page but lost in 4 close sets.
The doubles with John and David against Liam and John Stanton was another 5 set match but Wacton lost out 11 -8 in the fifth.
A lot of close matches and an enjoyable evening.
Full marks to Bob Smith who did some excellent scoring!!!!
Morley Marauders 6 - 3 Wacton
In a packed hall at Morley ( OK there were 2 other games being played) on 27th March an exciting match saw Morley march Majestically into the Prsidents Cup final.
Reliable Jordi Gabriel won his three, Tony Park eventually outplayed David Barnard in 5 to win 2 games. Chris Cockburn was pushed all the way by John Bryant but won 11-9 in the fifth.
Francis Webb replied with two for Wacton, despite Chris almost winning an entire leg on edges (Francis nearly threw his bat!!), Dave Barnard beating Chris for their third point. A good humored night, considering the high stakes!
Wacton 7 - 3 Morley MaraudersWacton got some revenge after their second meeting this week against Morley Marauders. Morley having beaten Wacton in the semi final of the Presidents Cup on Tuesday, were not able to inflict a second defeat. Tony Park took two games and Tony and Phil took the Doubles.
Saints F 5 - 5 Saints E
An exciting draw played in a good spirit between these 2 Saints teams. An impressive maximum from Jim Yau backed up with a double for young Jack Coxen meant the F team secured a draw against their very experienced opponents (we tried to work out their average age, but the numbers got too high). Tim Scales was a little unfortunate to score a blank on the night, having match points against both Phil Yaxley and Claude Howes, before losing both in five.
Morley Marauders 6 - 4 Watton CFirst ever maximum in the top division for Tony Park included unexpected 3-0 victory over Watton's Portuguese starlet, Serafim Melo. Star of the night, however was Tom Melvin who won 2 games, including a patient 5 set win over improving Andy Johnson. Tom kept dinking the ball over the net and then walloping the odd loose ball at the speed of sound to the back of the hall. Doubles victory for Serafim and Mike Murray meant a close result after a good evening's table tennis.
Watton A 7 - 3 Larling
Andy Johnson stepped up to the A side as a replacement for the unavailable Rob Land.Despite some close games against Bob King and Craig Stebbings Andy failed to get on the score sheet but a good time was had by all.
Watton D 5 - 5 Saints C
A tight match with five, five setters. Ben Sheldrake was the star on the night scoring an impressive maximum against decent opposition. A draw was probably the fairest result.
Saints B 6 - 4 Morley B
Having secured the title the previous week in a thrilling draw with Watton E, Saints again looked like they were not going to win this one. Their opposition was a 2 man Morley team, but when one of those 2 men is Bob Lam, you know you are in for a tough night! Having lost his first game of the season the previous week, Ian Scales lost again in 4 to Bob, and when Dave Hughes lost to Alan Laws and Bob beat Barry Howes, the Champions were 3-0 down. They recovered well though, and despite Bob securing another impressive maximum, Saints went into the Doubles 5-4 up. Barry then teamed up with Ian to win the doubles and dispel some of the doubters who felt Howes Senior had been carried to victory by his son in the Division 1 Doubles final earlier this month!
Saints F 8 - 2 Watton G
Another good win for the Saints team who have been improving rapidly over the last few weeks. They are now up to fourth in the table having been near the bottom at the start of the season. Jim Yau secured an impressive maximum against an experienced Watton team, and was ably supported by Greg Sheldrake and Tim Scales who both got doubles. Tim came very close to securing a maximum, losing 11-9 in the fifth to Adrian Dumble. A good night's table tennis with lots of laughs between 2 sporting sides.
Morley Marauders 9 - 1 Hethersett B
Hethersett B were unlucky to come up against a full strength Marauders side parading singles champion Jordi Gabriel who won his three singles. Mark Annets also won three without losing a set. Sean Asplin replied with a win against Tony Park and taking a leg from Jordi (who had to hop home). Mark Oldman won best shorts of the evening and Duncan Grant taking one leg 15-13 from Tony may have given him a crumb of comfort. A good first win of the second half of the season for Morley.
Bunwell A 1 - 9 Watton A
An interesting match that could have gone either way and was very close until 7:30 when the Watton team arrived.
The best match of the evening was Mike versus Nigel. This was an epic battle, which lasted almost 2 minutes including the warm up and the handshake with Nigel eventually emerging the winner 11 v 0 in the third.
Once again Watton A were great company and outclassed the opposition.
Watton E 5 - 5 Saints B
For the first time this season, Saints B failed to win. They come against a determined Watton E side who fought for every point in a riveting evening of table tennis. For a time it looked like the home team might inflict defeat on the Champions when they went into a 4-2 lead after braces from Luke Walker (including an impressive victory over Chris Holmes) and Kris Jenkins, the newly crowned Division 1 Singles Champion, who dented the 100% record of Ian Scales in 5 sets. Saints B fought back though, winning the next three singles, with Greg Sheldrake, making his first appearance of the season winning a thrilling five setter against Kevin Dumble before Chris Holmes avenged his skipper's defeat against Kris Jenkins 11-8 in the fifth (having trailed 7-3 in the final set). Kris Jenkins soon recovered his poise though, teaming up with Luke Walker to win the Doubles and thereby secure the home team a deserved draw.
Saints E 0 - 10 Blazing Bats
The match was closer than the score indicates. Three games going to 5 and 4 games to 4. Blazing Bats even helped to set up the room and clear up (thanks for your help).
Watton A 9 - 1 Wacton
Another strong performance from the league leaders.Francis Webb taking the visitors only game from Rob Land.
Saints A 9 - 1 Morley Marauders
Last season Tony Park did the double against Matt Rayson. No such luck tonight! Weeks of training with the Stephenson twins meant that although getting to 10 first twice, Tony didn't win a leg from a confident Matt, who won 3 on the night. Due to shortage of players, Morley registered another youngster, Chris Cockburn, who equitted himself well by winning against Jeremy Cocks. Jeremy didn't quite see eye to eye with the umpire during this game, calling one of his decisions "bo***cks". He redeemed his reputation later when admitting, with a smile, that one of the doubles rallies was one of the best he had ever played in. A triple victory from Stuart Laws meant an easy victory on the night for Saints.
Watton D 9 - 1 Morley A
Two man Morley A struggled against Watton D with Alan Lawes taking their only victory. The best game of the night was Dave Simpson and Geoff Nobes with Geoff just sqeezing through for the win.
Saints D 8 - 2 Hardingham CC
The scoreline belies this tight match, with 5 single matches going to the deciding set and Stan Fowle involved in 3 of them, with his teams only singles reward being his win against Colin Edwards. On another night, the result could have quite easily favoured the visitors.
Saints B 8 - 2 Watton F
This win all but clinches the title for Saints with three games to spare. Watton F put a good fight with Ben Margolis inflicting a rare defeat on Chris Holmes, and then teaming up with Graham Richards to win the doubles to at least give the visitors some reward for their efforts.
Morley Marauders 3 - 7 Hethersett A
Swift revenge for Hethersett for their cup defeat 2 weeks earlier. Mats Olson earned his customary treble, but up and coming star Jordi Gabriel comfortably beat Trevor Bunn and Liam Pye. Liam had already got back Tony Park for beating him in the cup by taking him 11-8 in the 5th, making two wins for him and Trevor. Tony and Jordi salvaged an exciting doubles from 2-0 down to earn a third point on the night.
Watton C 1 - 9 Watton A
Enjoyable match but A team a bit too strong. Serafim Melo played well and tonked Atto in 3 straight sets for the 'C' teams only win but couldn't get past a resolute Rob Land nor could he outhit a back in form Nigel Houseago.
Wacton 5 - 5 Watton B
Bunwell A 5 - 5 Larling
A very close fought match with six of the singles matches going to 5. The ever youthful Bob King was the star of the show with his only loss to Jordan Howard 17v15 in the 5th.
Watton A 10 - 0 Morley Marauders
Watton A convincingly march on towards their first premier title.
With Rob Land sidelined with his birthday celebrations (he told us his 21st!) young Kris Jenkins stepped up to the plate,and what a debut !.Kris had comfortable 3 set wins over Phil Barber and Rob Booty(although these weren't gimmees) and a character building 5 setter against Tony Park.Kris,2-0 down,fought back to 2-2 and then took the 5th set 11-6 despite Tony's best efforts to talk the ball onto the table.
Kris then combined with Nigel to win the doubles in 3 sets.
A cracking match played in good spirit and congratulations to Kris for his first premier maximum!
Hethersett B 3 - 7 Bunwell AImpressive treble for Sean Asplin.
Watton D 9 - 1 Watton F
Watton D are a solid team in this division but Watton F were unlucky not to get at least another two games. Ben Margolis lost 12-10 in the final leg of two of his games. Andy Brand scored a maximum and the Sheldrakes combined again to win the doubles.
Saints D 3 - 7 Watton E
Watton E Consolidated their position in the Division with a hard fought 7 - 3 win against Saints D. Although Kris Jenkins maximum was clinical, Peter Parkes win over Luke Walker in 3 straight and narrowly losing to Kevin Dumble in 5 was equally impressive. Roger Godfrey was his usual consistent self. The Whole match was played in the best spirit.
Bunwell B 2 - 8 Saints B
This was far from a straight-forward win for the league leaders with Bunwell giving them a real run for their money and really unlucky not to have more to show for their efforts. With Chris Holmes on Saints A Team duty, Barry Howes made a rare appearance for the B team. In the second game of the night he came up against an inspired Peter Hopkin, losing in 5. Next up, young Aaron Durrant had a right ding-dong battle with Dave Hughes, winning 12-10 in the deciding set to give the home team a 2-1 league. Mark Waity then lost 11-9 in the fifth against Barry and Peter lost 12-10 in the final set to Dave to make it 3-2 to the visitors - if they had gone the other way, Saints could well have been looking at losing their unbeaten record. As it was Saints won the remaining games to give the score a rather flattering look. In all, 5 games went to the full five sets in a most enjoyable evening.
Saints F 2 - 8 Watton JAnother win for the leaders, Watton J, consolidating their position at the top. Impressive maximums for Matt & Andy Old, though Tim Scales & Jacob Poyser did well for the home team - each defeating Roger Wheeler in four.
Morley Marauders 9 - 0 Hethersett A
You could say Morley Marauders Made Mincemeat of Hethersett A tonight. Dumping the holders out of the cup with an emphatic victory (Please ignore, dear reader, the fact that Morley had their strongest possible trio and Hethersett only had two players).
Yes, despite the determined efforts of Liam Pye and Bob Smith, Morley's Jordi gabriel, Mark Annets and Tony Park progress majestically into the next round with the best result in the club's history. Carpenters have been called to Tony's house to widen the doorways to get his big head through.
Watton C 3 - 7 Larling
Andy Johnson & Serafim Melo made a good effort with three 5 setters, alas without success - this time!
A good evenings TT - thanks
Hethersett A 7 - 3 Hethersett B
Some good games could have been a draw !!
Morley Marauders 2 - 8 Watton B
No early finish tonight, despite Marauders having only 2 players. Dev Mahatme said the game between Tony Park and Kris Jenkins was the best match he had seen this season. After saving 5 match points Tony finally won 11-7,14-16,7-11,14-12,13-11. Dev then fought off a determined challenge to edge Tom Melvin 11-9 in the 5th. Tom's clattering forehands and backhands from impossible angles had already taken legs from Kris and Dave Appleby (whose eyebrows were raised to full height on seeing Tom's style for the first time). Dave won both singles and combined with Kris to win the doubles.
Saints A 1 - 9 Watton A
Any faint hopes Saints may have had of catching Watton at the top of the Premier Division vanished with this comfortable victory for the leaders. Sam Rock's impressive defeat of Nigel Houseago was all Saints had to show for their efforts, but there were some good games and the match was played in an excellent spirit.
Saints B 9 - 1 Watton D
Watton D 8 - 2 Bunwell B
Saints D 1 - 9 Saints B
Bunwell D 10 - 0 Morley B
It was great to see Bethany Kelf back at the table for Morley and she certainly played very well despite her long absence through injury. Bunwell D, though were ruthless on the night and with young Josh Humphreys and the not-so-young Mrs. Waity both claiming their very first maximums, made sure of a 10-0 victory.
Watton G 3 - 7 Saints FVictories are like buses for Saints F, they wait half a season for one, then 3 come along in quick succession. Jim Yau maintained his 100% record for the visitors, but was ably assisted by Jacob Poyser and Jack Coxon. Brian Claydon for the home team secured a double to ensure that the final score-line was not more emphatic.
Morley Marauders 2 - 8 Bunwell A
Bunwell avenged defeat earlier in the season with a good 8-2 win. Phil Waity and Jordan Howard won all 3 of their games. Jordan getting retribution from Tony Park from the last match by pipping him 11-9 in the 5th. Then beating Rob Booty 11-8 in the 5th. Tom Melvin threatened to blast Phil off the table, only losing 1 leg 15-17!! Two wins for Mike Alderson ensured the victory, although extreme humiliation was slighly averted when Morley won the doubles!
Saints B 9 - 1 Saints C
Saints B strengthened their grip on top spot with this comfortable win over their C team. Only an impressive win for Barney Bewick against Dave Hughes prevented the white-wash.
Saints F 8 - 2 Morley B
Saints F enjoyed only their second win of the season against Morley B. It was good to see Bethany Kelf back playing after a long lay off for injury. Jim Yau was too strong for the away team, though he was pushed hard by Oliver Thompson. Doubles from Jacob Poyser and Daniel Scales, in his first match of the season, secured the victory for Saints.
Hethersett B 6 - 4 Watton C
Hethersett B enjoyed their first win of the season.
Morley Marauders 5 - 5 Wacton
Young Jordi Gabriel played a blinder to win his maximum for Morley on the night. Francis Webb and Dave Barnard were both too strong for Mark Annets and Tony Park and then teamed up to win an exciting doubles. They came from 2-0 down to save the draw for Wacton.
Tony's shouts of "You Fool" to himself on missing shots were heard in Tacolneston!
Saints A 9 - 1 Bunwell A
Saints A were just too strong for Bunwell A on the night, though there were some good games. Jordan Howard secured the visitors only point on the night, coming from 10-6 down in the fifth to beat Ian Scales. Impressive maximums for Sam Rock and Matt Rayson meant that Saints were comfortable winners in the end.
Watton F 8 - 2 Morley A
Watton F beginning to realise their potential . Graham Richards winning his first maximum in the league despite the attempt of Alan Lawes to spoil the party. He just lost out in a hard fought 5 setter.Graham was ably supported by Pav Basilinski and Ben Margolis who scored two each but they were unable to get past the in-form Alan Lawes.
Blazing Bats 6 - 4 Saints E
A great win for the youngsters of Blazing Bats against high-flying Saints E. This was a keenly contested match played in a great spirit with many games going the full distance. Eric Stanley just held on to his 100% record for the visitors but was pushed all the way, by Chris Knights in particular who lost 12-10 in the fifth. Alex Davey and James Raggett teamed up to claim the all important doubles against their experienced opponents to seal the victory. The youngsters lost this fixture 7-3 first time round this season - this victory is a mark of just how far they've come in a few short weeks.
Bunwell D 0 - 10 Saints F
This resounding victory was Saints F first win of the season though their rapid improvement in recent weeks meant this was really no surprise. Jacob Poyser, Jack Coxen and Tim Scales will all be pleased to have secured their first personal maximums of the season. Bunwell D battled hard and pushed Saints all the way in several legs and in the young Josh Humphreys, they certainly have one for the future. The mince pies supplied by the lovely Mrs. Waity were certainly appreciated by spectators & players alike.
Wacton 0 - 10 Saints A
This was a resounding victory for a strong Saints side, Kim Downes, Matt Rayson and Stuart Laws bringing high flying Wacton, David Barnard, Trevor Cottee and John Bryant, back down to earth with a big bump.
After saying that many of the games were close and some excellent table tennis was played in a competitive but friendly manner.
Watton E 6 - 4 Watton F
Great sporting event with some great games. Kris Jenkins proved to be still on top of his game, Kev Dumble lost to new man Ben - well done ben, good game! Scott played his second game in Division One - overall a very enjoyable night.
Morley A 0 - 10 Saints B
A resounding win for top of the table Saints B, though with 6 of the games going to 4 or more sets, the final score was a little harsh on the home team. Barry Howes had to dig deep to beat Dave Simpson 11-9 in the fifth.
Saints D 7 - 3 Bunwell C
A maximum by Saints Skipper Peter Parke helped the home team to a 7-3 win over Bunwell C. Clive Andrews and Steve Chenery scored one a piece for the away side, with Steve then teaming up with Paul Clarke to win the doubles.
Watton A 10 - 0 Bunwell A
Watton just too strong for a plucky young Bunwell side who, in time and with a bit of experience, will be a force to be reckoned with.
Houseago was awesome!
Watton D 6 - 4 Hardingham CC
A competitive match with many hard fought games. Geoff Nobes went to five in all his games but was only rewarded with one win. A draw seemed the most likely outcome but the Sheldrakes teamed up in the doubles to snatch a win.
Saints D 6 - 4 Saints CA very competitive evening. The home team winning thanks to a rare maximum by Colin Edwards who then teamed up with Peter Sheldrake to win the doubles. Barney Bewick proved the best for Saints C with him winning two 5 setters against Roger Godfrey and Peter.
Saints B 9 - 1 Watton E
A comfortable win in the end for Saints B, though Kris Jenkins did cause the top of the table team some problems, beating Dave Hughes in 4 before losing to Chris Holmes in a tense 5 setter.
Watton E 9 - 1 Bunwell B
Great matches with Kevin Dumble and Mark Waity having a 18-20 game. There were five 5 setters on the night, so the 9-1 scoreline was a little harsh on the visitors. Well played Aaron Durrant for winning Bunwell B's only point.
Watton F 0 - 10 Saints B
A comfortable win for Saints B who maintained their unbeaten start to the season against a weakened Watton F, though the home team were a little unlucky not to get at least a point with several close games. Dave Hughes got his first maximum of the season for the visitors.
Watton J 5 - 5 Saints F
Saints debutant Jim Yau enjoyed a hard fought maximum against Watton J. Jack Coxen weighed in with a victory over Roger Wheeler, and then teamed up with Jim in the doubles to secure a very respectable draw againt their top of the table opposition.
Saints B 4 - 5 Bunwell D
A thrilling cup tie played in a great spirit making for a most enjoyable night for all. The handicaps produced some real edge of the seat matches. David Westrup starred for the away team winning all his matches, though Peter Sharman and Claire Waity waded in with one each to secure the victory.
Watton A 8 -2 Watton C
With number 1 Nigel Houseago away on holiday the A team had to dip into the spare player pot and were very unlucky not to take all 10 points.But credit to the C side for a plucky display.An enjoyable night for all.
Hethersett B 5 - 5 Saints A
Saints A were forced into changes with several players unavailable but this resulted in a most enjoyable night for all concerned. Barney Bewick, making his Premier League debut, did exceptionally well to beat Duncan Grant and only just missed out on making it a double, losing 14-12 in the fifth to Mark Oldman in a topsy-turvy game. Barry Howes was also unlucky only to have one win to show for his efforts, losing in 5 to both Duncan and Sean Asplin, who despite a stinking cold secured an impressive double - losing only to Ian Scales who got the only maximum of the night. Duncan and Mark teamed up in the doubles to secure a deserved draw for the home side to round off a great evening of table tennis.
Watton D 4 - 6 Watton EA very competetive match with every game close, especially a five set thriller between Ben Sheldrake and Kris Jenkins which ended in a 12-10 final set win for Kris who went on to score a very good maximum. Steve Sheldrake and Geoff Nobes battled out a tight doubles to keep the score respectable against an ever improving E team.
Wacton 4 - 6 Larling
A closely fought contest, producing some close hard fought matches. Bob King had the smoothest ride although taken to 4 legs against John Bryant and David Barnard. John against Laurence Caley was close although Laurence managed to stay in front and take the fifth set. Craig was a little unlucky to lose against David, another five set match. Craig was leading in the final set but Davids forehand loop dominated the final points and he came back to win 13 -11. Trevor Cottee against Craig was another 5 set match. Trevor winning 11 - 5 in the final set. A good atmosphere and an enjoyable night on the table.
Morley Marauders 0 - 10 Watton A
After winning the first leg and leading 8-2 in the second, Tony Park was overcome by Rob Land who completed his maximum. as did Dave Attridge and Nigel Houseago, as Watton A swept to victory.
Watton C 4 - 6 Watton B
A close match with 5 games played to five sets - Michael Shmoelz took all three singles despite Geof Nobes energetic efforts.
Watton F 6 - 4 Watton D
A close fought match, edged by Watton F mainly due to the presence of S.Melo who scored an easy maximum only dropping one set to Steve Sheldrake. P.Bazilinski played well winning 2 including an 11-9 in the fifth victory over Steve. As for the away team, both Sheldrakes taking one win each, and Andy Brand taking 2 wins in straight sets, they needed the doubles to draw, but this was a big ask against such strong opposition. A great night's table tennis.
Watton E 5 - 5 Saints D
A good sporting & even match with some great enjoyable games. Well done to Kris Jenkins for keeping his 100% record. Both Luke Walker and Kev Dumble played well. Colin Edwards had some very close games, including one which ended 17/19 against Kris. Peter Sheldrake also had some close games and Roger Godfrey played very well for the visitors. Kev and Kris teamed up in the doubles to make it 5-5 on the night. A most enjoyable evening.
Saints B 7 - 3 Bunwell B
Saints maintained their 100% start to the season but were pushed all the way by a spirited Bunwell side. Dave Hughes lost in tense games to both Mark Waity and Peter Hopkin, who then teamed up in the doubles to secure another point for the visitors. In the end, though, maximums for Chris Holmes and Ian Scales saw Saints home.
Watton A 8 - 2 Saints A
Watton A were just a little too strong for a spirited Saints A team. Matt Rayson played really well to beat Dave Attridge and Rob Land to score Saints only points on the night. Bob Weston & Stuart Laws played well for the visitors and were a little unlucky not to make the score a lot closer.
Watton D 4 - 6 Saints B
Saints B just managed to edge out Watton D to maintain their winning start to the season - the match really could have gone either way with several games going the distance. Steve Shelldrake lost his 100% record in a tense five setter with Ian Scales, and Geoff Nobes really got his money's worth with all his games turning into long battles - his brave shot selection being rewarded with a five set win against Dave Hughes.
Morley B 6 - 4 Saints F
Young Oliver Thompson was in commanding form as he secured a maximum that saw Morley B home against Saints B. Jacob Poyser did well to score a double for the visitors, while Toby, in his first league game ever, also secured a double. Tim Scales did well to edge out Nick, also a league newcomer.
Watton C 1 - 9 Bunwell A
A heavy loss for Watton C against consistent players, well played Bunwell - very competive games, making for a great evening of Table Tennis
Morley Marauders 3 - 7 Larling
Maximum for Wayne Dunthorne. Laurence Caley was pushed to 5 legs before overcoming Rob Booty and appeared to have rescued the match from Tony Park after coming back from 6-10 down in the 5th to lead 11-10, but Tony clawed back to win 13-11. Tony said his new T-Shirt was worth two points a leg! Trademark flashing forehands from Tom Melvin for Morley livened up the evening, but to no avail. 2 Wins for Craig Stebbings helped Larling to a 7-3 win.
Saints A 9 - 1 Watton B
Maximums for Matt Rayson and Kim Downes fired Saints A to a 9-1 victory over Watton B to maintain their good start to the season. David Appleby scored the visitors only win, beating Bob Weston 11-9 in the fifth. With 6 games going to 4 sets or more, the final score was a little harsh.
Watton E 5 - 5 Hardingham CC
A very enjoyable game - both teams played well. Ady Dumble joined Watton E for his first ever Division 1 game and won his first set. Carl Cowles was unbeatable and the doubles was great fun. Thank you Hardingham!
Saints B 8 - 2 Saints D
A keenly contested game between the 2 Saints teams making a very enjoyable evening. Peter Parke kept us all guessing with his prodigious spin and was unlucky not to register a win for the D team. Peter Sheldrake overcame Dave Hughes and Colin Edwards defeated Chris Homes to score the only wins of the night for Saints D.
Wacton 10 - 0 Watton C
Watton C put up a fair display for their first premier division match. Andy Brand took John Bryant to five sets and Mike Murray took David Barnard to five sets. Andy Johnson also played well displaying some good hitting but failing to maintain this consistently.
Trevor Cottee for Wacton was not troubled and his heavy spin and looping shots were too much for Watton C, although Andy Brand did take one set off Trevor.
A good result for Wacton in the end.
Watton A 10 - 0 Hethersett B
Premier newcomers H'sett B had a tough first match against a strong Watton side who took no prisoners.Mark Oldman was Hethersetts only player to take a leg (from Rob Land) in the match.
All in all an entertaining evening.
Watton D 10 - 0 Bunwell C
Watton D looked sharp, having benefitted from practicing at Watton over the summer. Bunwell C were unlucky not to get something from the game as Steve Chenery twice went to five sets.
Saints C 1 - 9 Saints B
An experienced Saints B team were just a little too strong for a spirited Saints C team, though the scoreline was a little harsh with many close games. It was good to see Chris Holmes back for the B Team, and he was pushed all the way by young Daniel Howes. Barney Bewick played a very controlled game to edge out league newcomer, Dave Hughes, in the fifth to score Saints C only win of the night.