It’s nine in a row for Brian

Brian (left) is pictured with training partner Jimmy Brewster.

Brian (left) is pictured with training partner Jimmy Brewster.

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Brian Hill’s dominance of the table tennis VETTS Masters series continues.

He has been crowned the Eastern Masters champion in Norwich, extending his run of singles victories in the over 70s section to nine from nine tournaments.

This latest success also means Brian has won all three Masters singles events this year.

In the singles final Brian defeated old rival Peter Radford 7,-6, 7, -10, 11 in a close tussle to claim the title at the University of East Anglia.

Meanwhile, there was further success as he won the over 60s doubles.

With regular partner Roy Norton not in attendance, Brian dropped down an age category to team up with Derek Holman.

And they made an impact as they defeated David Bowles and John Williamson 6, -9, 11, -9, 8 in the final.

Brian, from Wyberton, also reached the final of the over 60s singles - after beating Radford a little more comfortably in the semis - but was defeated in the final by number one seed Brian Johns.

“I was chuffed to win the singles and to also win the doubles after coming down an age group,” said Brian, 71.

Next up will be the Southern Masters in Crawley, where Brian will be looking to extend his winning streak in the singles.