Smith finishes with a flourish in table tennis league

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With the season drawing to a close, there are only a few matches left to play in the Boston and District Table Tennis League.

In Division One, Graves Park A rounded off their season with a home match against Wrangle A, Rob Smith finishing with a flourish, winning his three to take sixth spot in the top 10.

Phil Brooks chipped in with two wins, against Sam Cooper and Dave Coulson, needing five sets to beat Sam.

Nick Langley had to be content with one win, against Sam, whilst Pete Evans was thankful for an 18-16 first set win which set him on his way to a straight set victory.

The doubles was a real nail-biter, Rob and Phil edging the first two sets 12-10 each time against Pete and Sam, who deserve great credit for turning it round in the next three.

With only two players available, Sibsey A enlisted Jason Cade as a non-scoring team member in their A.D. Dickinson Division Two match against Graves Park E.

All the games were over in straight sets, but Pete Bell took Neil Snaith and Jason to deuce in one end, as did Tom Bell against Phil Coote. Rita Rowe had several close sets against each of the Sibsey players, and then teamed up with Adam against the formidable pair of Neil and Jason.

Jason Cade was once again asked to play as a non-scoring team member when Sibsey A hosted Wrangle B, and he made short work of the opposition, winning his three in straight sets.

Both Tony Hall and Tim Sampson took sets out of Neil Snaith, but it was Tony who broke the Sibsey monopoly when he beat Phil Coote.

Phil was forced to work hard for his two victories, Tim taking him to two deuce ends before going down in four sets, whilst Den Pattrick went one better, requiring Phil to go to a fifth end. With this result, Sibsey C emerged as runners-up, and Sibsey A close behind in third place.