Dominant display from Colin Wilkes as Winklebury win in table tennis league (From Basingstoke Gazette)
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Dominant display from Colin Wilkes as Winklebury win in table tennis league
4:00pm Tuesday 5th March 2013 in Sport
RICHARD Mole almost prevented Winklebury’s Colin Wilkes’ getting a maximum in St Peters B’s 7-3 Basingstoke and District Table Tennis League Division One defeat.
On the whole, it was an unpressured fixture for Wilkes as he cruised to three-game wins over Steve Armstrong and Peter Howell – but Mole ran him close, only losing 11-9 in the fifth game. Howell pulled off one of the shocks of the season with his three-game win over Winklebury’s Malcom Cummins.
Queens C were the latest team to fall to a whitewash at the hands of St Peters A, in a match that highlighted the vast difference in experience between the sides.
Hannington were edged out by the fine margin of 6-4 against Queens A. Tony Palaczky and Marcel Ludwig (Queens A) shared the six points equally between them to wrap up the win for the visitors.
Palaczky came though five game matches against Tony Brown and Phil Cook, while Ludwig also came through a struggle with Brown in the match of the night, which went to the final game. In total, five matches went the distance, three of them going the way of Queens A, which proved the difference in the overall result.
KG B lost 7-3 to Alpha, with Sander De Riemer and Paul Rattue rarely troubled en route to their maximums. In two marathon matches, Ng and Kimberley overcame Terry White 12-10 and 11-9 in the last game respectively.
Minitec B had their first win of the season, beating Aldworth A 7-3. Minitec’s Ian Short continued his good form by recording an untroubled treble. Jared Binner won two matches for Aldworth.
In Division Two there was a first win of the season for Aldworth C as they beat mid-table Portals 6-4. Aldworth’s Barry Jones, Charlie Morrison and Mark Every all scored doubles, with their only losses coming against Portals’ Peter Blunden.
Oakley A’s Sarah Whithorn appears to have hit an imperious run of form with two consecutive trebles in her last two fixtures. On this occasion, the treble helped her side to a 6-4 win over St Peters C.
AWE A beat Queens D 7-3, due in no small part to George Wilson’s treble, which featured a tumultuous five-game win, from 2-1 down, against Roy Pike.
A patch of some good form saw Aldworth E win 7-3 against AWE B in Division Three. Each player from Aldworth took two points for the team in a mixture of three and four games.
It was another dominating display of table tennis from KG C, who won 9-1 against Queens H. John Davey and Mike Wood both took three from the match, only dropping one set between them.
The highlight of the evening was the doubles, which saw the pairing of Davey and Dave Partridge beat Reece Langley and Alan Fletcher in five.
Queens did manage to take a point away from the match however, as Langley caused an upset by beating Partridge, who had only previously lost three matches in the entire season.