Penamen win table tennis title

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A 10-0 victory over third-placed Graves Park C has confirmed Penmaen as Division One champions of the Boston and District Table Tennis League with one match still to play.

Jimmy Brewster made his first appearance of the season, winning his three in straight sets, only Graham Walters extending him in the first end, forcing a deuce conclusion.

Brian Hill continued his unbeaten run, although Martin Walters was desperately unlucky to go down 11-13 in the first end.

Peter Munch, however, was given a stern examination by James Quinton, needing a fifth end to see off James’ challenge.

Graves Park B bowed out from their brief sojourn in Division One with an 8-2 defeat at the hands of Graves Park A.

Their two successes came against Nick Langley, beaten by Alan Reetham and Dave Graham.

Phil Brooks and Rob Smith held firm to both win their three singles.

With Mark Hulme and Tim Day unavailable, second-placed Lodgers G were forced to play Wrangle A with only two players, and Wrangle took full advantage of the situation, winning 6-4.

Kelvin Clements made short work of his three wins, dropping only one end, against Sam Cooper, but Gary Hill had a rare off night, losing his three, with Sam Cooper needing to come back from being 2-1 sets down to win in five ends.

The doubles was all Lodgers, however, Kelvin and Gary beating Pete Evans and Sam in straight sets.

Two teams comfortably in mid-table saw out an unusual 5-5 draw, Stickney remaining four points above Lodgers E, both with a match still to play.

Arriving with only two players, Stickney knew they had to start well, but their game-plan soon fell apart, Vince Lozynsky losing to Colin Bell, and then Trev Blackbourn fought back from a 0-2 sets deficit to beat Gavin Herberts in five sets.

This seemed to galvanise the Stickney lads into action, because they won the remaining five games in some style, only Trev putting up any kind of resistance, going down in five ends to Vince.