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Basingstoke and District Table Tennis League round-up
3:00pm Wednesday 23rd October 2013 in Sport
DEFENDING Basingstoke and District Table Tennis League Division One champions St Peters A announced their intent to retain the title with a 9-1 derby win against their own B side as Sean Pickin and Pete Howell collected maximums.
Only Tony Amies’ victory over James Wright avoided the whitewash.
The match of the night in Aldworth B’s 6-4 defeat by Hannington was Aldworth’s Nick Webb’s 3-2 victory over Tony Brown, 11-13, 16-14, 11-8, 9-11, 12-10, on his way to a treble.
Queens A also notched up a 9-1 win on the road against Minitec B.
In the opening game, Tony Palaczky held off the threat of Tim Trebett with an 11-9 win in the fourth set.
The visitors looked to be heading to a crushing 10-0 victory by taking the next eight games without losing a set, but Trebett had other ideas in the final match of the contest as he came back from two sets to one down to beat Callum Coombs.
Paul Rattue and Sander De Riemer had comfortable maximums for Alpha as they won 8-2 against KG A.
Steve Ng and John Ahlan had both notched up KG wins and, in the last game of the evening, Dave Kimberley took Terry White to a fifth-set decider.
The KG man changed ends leading 5-1, but White fought back to take the game 13-11 and complete the win.
A marathon match in Division Two that ended at 12.15am sums up the competitiveness of the fixture between AWE A and Queens E, which the former won 7-3.
The evening was heavily focused on defending, especially in the match that saw AWE’s Wallace win in four sets over Bill Bavister.
John McLarty earned the only treble but needed five sets to overcome Queens’ Celia Hooker 11-8 in the fifth.
St Peters C won their second consecutive match, 7-3, against Oakley A. Man-of-the-match was St Peters’ Steve Armstrong, who now has two trebles this season.
His captain Tom Speed did not have such an easy night, needing five sets to beat David Smith, while also losing to Jamie Cole by the same result.
A pivotal game proved to be the doubles, which was won by Armstrong and Richard Faulkner who beat Cole and Smith 11-6, 9-11, 11-9, 11-8.
Queens C enjoyed a convincing 8-2 win against Aldworth C.
Mike Jones won his three matches in three sets. Queens’ new signing Don Bermudez and Bill Stamatiou took a double each, beating Simon Parker and Paul James.
Bermudez almost gave away a two-set lead to Parker but salvaged the match 11-9 in the fifth.
Aldworth’s Matt Wilson played well to win his team’s two points.
Last season’s Division Three champions, Oakley B, have yet to win a match in Division Two, this time going down 6-4 to Portals.
Portals’ Steve Redstall secured his first treble without losing a set and Peter Blunden took a double by beating Chris Smith and Ron Draper in three sets.
Oakley’s Ian Warner impressed with two straight set wins of his own against Steve Blunden and Peter Blunden.
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