Wrangle A are in inspired mood

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Following their 10-0 victory last week, Wrangle A were in inspired mode when they took on Graves Park A in Division One of the Boston and District Table Tennis League, achieving an emphatic 8-2 win.

With Phil Brooks out of the Park team, sub Frazer Stone was drafted in for his debut, but found the going tough, taking an end against Pete Evans, but losing out each time.

Rob Smith, still recovering from a bad back, went down in four sets to both Sam Cooper and Pete, but managed to put the Park on the scoresheet by beating Dave Coulson, while Nick Langley came closest to causing an upset, taking both Sam and Dave to five sets.

Nick did gain some reward for all his efforts, beating Pete in straight sets, Pete gaining his revenge when pairing up with Sam to beat Nick and Rob in the doubles.

Adam Jepson was another debutant this week, in a Penmaen A team taking on last season’s runners-up Lodgers G - Penmaen winning 9-1.

Tim Day came the closest to winning an end against Adam, going down 12-14 in the second end, Adam otherwise having a very comfortable evening.

The only highlight for Lodgers was Kelvin Clements’ straight set victory over Alan Ashberry, although Alan was also taken to five sets by Mark Hulme.

Brian Hill had another immaculate match, taking his three games in straight sets, although he and Alan were fully extended when they took on Kelvin and Mark in the doubles, needing to pull back a 2-0 deficit to win in five ends.

In Division Two, Graves Park D were only able to field two players in their match against stablemates Graves Park E, which they drew 5-5.

It was always going to be an uphill struggle to compensate for the three points sacrificed, but Matt Lilley showed what a talented player he is by beating Pete Bell and Adam Bell in straight sets before eventually going down to Andy Gilbert.

Mick Dodes also beat Pete and Adam, giving a 5-4 scoreline in the E team’s favour going in to the doubles.

Here, Matt and Mick faced Andy and Pete and the D team celebrated a hard-fought 5-5 draw.