TABLE TENNIS: The biggest game of the IBA King’s Lynn and District League was at the bottom end of the table where Wasps II took on Ambits, writes Danny Vertigan.
This was always going to be a tight contest and so it proved with a 5-5 draw. Player of the night was Ambits’ Rob Rix, who gained his first Premier League maximum. Davis Whitby chipped in with a win and the pair also won the doubles.
For the home team, Paul Reed and Igors Scekalevs scored a brace of wins each and David Patrick beat Graham Rogerson.
At the top of the table, Wasps lead by a solitary point after a 7-3 defeat by Wisbech Wizards. Tomasz Simka was the hero for the home team, winning all three of his matches.
Ziggys moved into second place, seeing off Exiles 8-2. Gary Hewitt led the way with a maximum and Martyn Allen and Chad Bassett scored a couple of wins each in support. Hewitt and Allen also won the double. For Exiles, Alan Nicholls had two good wins over Allen and Bassett.
Last year’s Division One champions Wisbech Hawks are proving their worth after a 9-1 win over Heacham.
Craig Pack and Steve Ely went through the card and Graham Sheppard pitched in with two wins. Vaughan Parker’s win over Sheppard was the sole response.
St James had a 7-3 win over Avengers. Serafim Melo scored a maximum to go with a brace from Owen Turner and a single from Mark Pearman. Avengers points came from Richard Edwards 2 and Don Dixon.
In Division One, Spin Doctors were unable to field a team against Walton Club.
Heacham A put the pressure on top team Runcton Holme with a 10-0 win over Runcton’s B team, who only managed to field two players. Leigh MacDonald, Finley Hewson and Benji Richardson won all their games.
Blades gained their first win of the season with a 6-4 win over West Lynn. Mike Smith, Max Smith and Ben Peacock won a brace each for the hosts but Danny Vertigan won all his in response, pairing up with Colney Vertigan in the doubles.
Paul’s Driving School welcomed Green Fingers in an entertaining match, which ended up all square at 5-5.
Green Fingers had Mike Cooper in scintillating form, scoring a brilliant maximum. Gordon Penney also had a good win over Ash Starling and the pair also won the doubles.
For the Driving School, Jack Mason and Steve Hunt both won twice and Ash Starling had a good win over Graham Keeley.