TABLE TENNIS: Newly promoted Wasps surged to the top of the King’s Lynn TTA Premier League with a 9-1 win against Wisbech.
Steve Goodale and Mike Crowson were unbeaten despite some close games and Liam Irlam added two wins.
Topspynn dropped to second with a 6-4 defeat by Ziggy’s. Gary Hewitt lowered Ben Avery’s colours for the first time this season on his way to a maximum. Allan Nicholls added two wins for Ziggy’s with Avery replying with a brace, backed with a win each for the Brown brothers against Steve Barrett.
Avengers hung on to third place despite a 6-4 defeat against Peggs who had Wayne Mason in maximum mood and Martin Skipper supporting him with two wins plus the doubles. Martyn Allen battled well for two wins and took Mason to five ends.
St. James closed to within a point of Heacham with a 6-4 win. October player of the month Serafim Melo set the tone with a great win against James Patterson. Owen Turner followed up with a win against Mollie Patterson and Chris Gay joined the party with a win against Aaron Howell. Heacham lost the doubles but the Pattersons won two each.
Maximums from Rob Rix and Graham Rogerson led Ambit to the top of Division One with an 8-2 win against Swaffham Terriers.
Paul’s Driving School kept up the pressure with a 6-4 win against Greenfingers. Phil Brown and Paul Barrett were unbeaten, despite some close shaves against Graham Keeley, Mike Cooper and Ray Drew.
Wasps 2 were too strong for Runcton B, finishing 9-1 winners. David Patrick and Igor Scekalevs scored maximums.
Heacham and Runcton Holme fought out a draw with Leigh McDonald unbeaten. For Runcton, Melvyn Jupp had two wins.
Blades lost 7-3 against Spin Doctors but star of the match was Alex Bragg, who scored his first maximum. Les Brockhurst, Roger Chilvers and Gary Wiggs picked up two wins each.
λ Adrian’s Allstars’ push at the top of the Heacham League gathered momentum with a 9-0 victory over Sedgeford Stars.
A close match between Ringstead Raiders’ Mark Hipkin, Paul Humeniuk and Roger Pincott and Spivs Specials’ Jim and Jeff Race and new signing Chris Griggs saw the Raiders come out 7-2 victors.
They lost the first game in five ends 11-9, 7-11, 6-11, 13-11, 8-11 to the Races but it was 2-2 after four games.
More close four and five enders all went the way of the Raiders.
λ Mollie Patterson continued her great start to the 2015/16 season at the Norfolk Closed Annual Tournament on Saturday.
The u15 and 18 events were open to both boys and girls and 12-year-old Patterson won both events.
She was also runner-up in the ladies singles, losing to Lauren Charles.
She completed a treble of second places in the junior doubles and senior doubles, partnering Jordy Gabriel where they lost to ladies and men’s singles winners Lauren and Neil Charles.