Table tennis league’s top two assert superiority

THERE were some emphatic victories this week in the Yates & Greenhough Division One – with leaders Lodgers G and Penmaen A both asserting their superiority.

Penmaen A were made to work hard for their 9-1 victory against Graves Park C, although only Mick East stood in the way of a whitewash, beating John Blyth in straight sets. James Quinton and Brett Heppenstall won their matches.

Lodgers G beat Lodgers E 8-2, but the E had the luxury of calling on Graham Lacey from Division Two as a substitute, and he was able to beat both Kelvin Clements and Mark Hulme to bring the E team their points.

Neil Snaith was on top form when Penmaen B beat Wrangle 8-1, winning his three. Scott Sykes and Roger Hooton both won two.

Lodgers B earned a 7-3 win at Penmaen D. Vic Clements won two, Tim Day won all three and Trev Blackbourn added another win.

Sam Cooper played a captain’s role when Wrangle A beat Graves Park B 7-3, to record their first win of the season.

He took his three games to set Wrangle on track.

Dave Coulson matched Sam’s results, but the Park lads all managed to beat Den Pattrick to give them their three points.

Graham Walters, from Division Two team Graves Park D, played his part in Graves Park C’s 7-3 win over Penmaen D, beating Darren Kent in five ends.

Matt Lilly grabbed two while Mick East eased his way to three-set victories in each game.

Graves Park A made short work of their 7-3 victory at Penmaen B.

Results: Penmaen B 8 Wrangle 2, Penmaen D 3 Lodgers B 7, Penmaen A 9 Graves Park C 1, Wrangle A 7 Graves Park B 3, Lodgers G 8 Lodgers E 2, Graves Park C 7 Penmaen D 3, Penmaen B 3 Graves Park A 7.