TABLE TENNIS: A new IBA King’s Lynn Table Tennis League season is under way with several changes, despite no relegations or promotions.
Wisbech Wizards have left the Premier Division due to travelling commitments and, in Division One, Heacham A have departed, while Greenfingers have changed their name to Seasiders.
In the Premier Division, Wasps delivered a real sting in the tail to Heacham, coming away with a resounding 10-0 whitewash. Steve Mason, Tomasz Sepka and new signing Derek Kiddle did the damage.
Exiles also had a big win, seeing of Wasps II 9-1 with Steve Barrett, Jim Defty and Allan Nicholls all gaining maximums. The visitors’ Paul Reed and Igors Scekalevs had a good win in the doubles.
Avengers entertained Ambit Projects and came away with an 8-2 win.
Keith Phillips was in scintillating form, posting a maximum and if it wasn’t for Ambits’ new signing Jack Mason, Phil Dorrington and Richard Mussett would have had one too.
Pegg Scaffolding won 6-4 at St James. Game of the night was between the home team’s Serafim Melo and Lynn champion Wayne Mason.
Mason edged it in the third to start his season with a fine maximum.
Dale Parnell also picked up a couple of wins and the doubles with Mason to take victory.
Melo won his remaining two games and Owen Turner and Chris Gay had wins over Peter Pegg in return.
Wisbech Hawks entertained Ziggys and the provisional result shows an 8-2 away win, although no score card has been received.
In Division One, Hot Shots have strengthened with Finley Hewson and David Whitby joining their ranks. Both players were in fine form, hitting maximums against Runcton Holme B. Ming Lo also chipped in with a win over Carol Parker to see the Hot Shots come out 8-2 victors. Runcton Holme B’s points came from new signing Mick Moore and David Lane.
Runcton Holme’s first team took on Blades and had a healthy 8-2 win.
John Mingay and Nick Osborne hit maximums and new addition Robert Osborne picked up a win in his first ever league match. He also partnered his father Nick to take the doubles. Jake Hughes and Mike Smith won for Blades.
West Lynn Rangers entertained Paul’s Driving School and picked up a 7-3 win.
Andy Castleton scored a maximum including a win over Paul Barrett. Lewis Watson scored a brace and Mik Pitt had a win over Barry Reed. Pitt and Watson also took the doubles.
For Driving School, Barrett picked up two wins and Ash Starling had a win over Pitt.
Walton Club visited the Spin Doctors and, despite some late call-offs, still managed a 6-4 win.
Steve Kent picked up maximum points for the visitors and had Karen Hubble in support with a brace. The pair also took the doubles.
John Wiggs had a couple of wins for Spin Doctors with Darryl Johnson and Malcolm Powell both beating guest Ming Lo.
- Home teams are asked to get scorecards to Danny Vertigan by Friday at the latest.