Graves week for Park side in table tennis league

Newly-promoted Graves Park D were given a tough lesson against defending champions Penmaen A.

In Division One of the Boston and District Table Tennis League, they went down 10-0.

Alan Ashberry, Brian Hill and Derek Wood secured the victory, although Graham Walters battled well for the Park, almost getting his side off to a dream start before going down to Ashberry.

Tim Day was on top form when Lodgers B visited Graves Park A.

His side returned with a 5-5 draw.

He beat Alan Reetham, Rob Smith and Phil Brooks, while Trev Blackbourn added just the one, at the expense of Reetham.

Vic Clements had a miserable night, but the doubles saw Lodgers share the spoils.

A tough week saw Graves Park D go down 7-3 to last year’s runners-up Lodgers G.

And it could possibly have been worse had Kelvin Clements and Mark Hulme not been a man down for the match.

Colin Bell was the main difference in a closely-contested match between Penmaen B and Lodgers E, which had 10 deuce ends shared in seven of the 10 games.

Bell won his three games against Scott Sykes, Neil Snaith and Andy Birks.

Ian Stones won two, beating Sykes and Snaith, while David Kime lost out each time.

While Penmaen A drafted in new player Hon Choy to make up their numbers, Graves Park C elected to play with only two players when Martin Walters was unavailable.

Mick East and James Quinton put up a fight, but were still defeated 10-0 by Choy, Derek Wood,and Brian Hill.