Champs Penmaen end table tennis season with a rout

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Champions Penmaen A completed their Boston and District Table Tennis League Division One season with a 10-0 rout of third-placed Graves Park C.

Brett Heppenstall had his work cut out, but came from behind to beat Martin Walters and James Quinton.

James also pushed Alan Ashberry before running out of steam.

Derek Wood dropped just one set, against Graham Walters, before Brett and Alan combined to beat Martin and James in the doubles.

In Division Two, Sibsey D left Penmaen B with a 10-0 victory.

Penmaen started poorly, the first three games being over in double quick time.

Ian Richardson fought back in the third end of his game against Tony Hall, narrowly losing at deuce in a set which had everything.

Dean Whitehead was 9-2 up against Barry Lea in the third end of their encounter, but stalled, Barry taking the next nine points to win 11-9.

Barry had another escape when he beat Howard Williams in five sets, whilst Tim Sampson picked up his three with few worries.

The doubles also went Sibsey’s way, Tony and Tim, securing a 10-0 victory.

Another whitewash emerged when Graves Park Nomads hosted fourth-placed Sibsey B, all of the singles over in straight sets.

John Shortland came closest to upsetting Sibsey’s clean sheet, taking Wayne Grooby and Richard Hill to deuce.

Chips Davy got closer and closer to winning an end in each game and Chris Wicks seemed to have a glass ceiling at six points, achieving this twice against Wayne and Richard, and once against Steve Hill.

But bolstered by Chips in the doubles, he took Nomads’ only end in the match – 11-6. However, Wayne and Richard hung on for an emphatic victory.