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St Peters maintain perfect record in table tennis league
2:00pm Monday 4th February 2013 in Sport
ST PETERS A are still yet to drop a single point in 2013 in the Basingstoke and District Table Tennis League Division One after another 10-0 win – this time over KG A.
The usual trio of Sean Pickin, Peter Matthews and James Wright disposed of yet another opposition team. But KG A can be pleased with their efforts in taking six matches to a fourth games.
A first league appearance was also made by Keith Russell, who was subjected to an unorthodox welcome as Dave Kimberley described.
“It was a baptism of fire debut for Keith Russell who gave a good account – as if regular baptisms weren’t intimidating enough,” he said.
Russell even managed to take two games from the harshest opening fixture possible and his true strength is yet to be determined as he remains a wildcard for opposition sides.
Alpha swept aside St Peters B 9-1 with Sander de Riemer and Hector Castro unbeaten on the night and guiding their side to a convincing scoreline.
Alpha could not complete the rout as Richard Mole overcame John Goodyer 3-1 and the scoreline did not tell the whole story as three nail-biting five games matches went to Alpha.
Goodyer beat Peter Howell (11-9), 11-8, Castro overcame Howell (11-8) and Goodyer won against Steve Armstrong (12-10).
Aldworth A disposed of KG A 9-1 as their opposition yet again did not help their own cause in conceding three matches.
Jared Binner and Patrick Garlick won both of their matches to ensure their side romped to a big win – Binner made to work for both his wins, holding his nerve to beat Duncan Sibbick 11-9 in the fifth and, in the match of the night, 18-16 over Roger Bielby, who saved his side from a whitewash, beating Matt Wilson 3-1.
To complete a week of one sided contests in the division, Queens A defeated Minitec B by 9-1, Tony Palaczky and Marcel Ludwig both recording comprehensive maximums in not dropping a game all night.
Minitec B’s blushes were saved by Ian Short who secured his win over George White in five games. Reflecting on such a dominant scoreline, Ron Powell praised his side’s opposition.
“Tony and Marcel were in great shape. They would be a match for anyone in the league on this form,” he said.