ST PETERS A brushed aside Minitec A 10-0 in their Basingstoke Table Tennis League Division One encounter thanks to Sean Pickin, Peter Matthews and James Wright.
Mintec’s Andy Parker played some good table tennis on the night, taking Wright to five and nicking a game off both Pickin and Matthews.
St Peters then doubled their tally for the week by emulating their earlier drubbing, this time with Queens C as their victims.
The promoted side could not take a game off the reigning champions. Dominic Ng came close with game points, but they were saved with Wright’s fortunate succession of nets. The match also saw a notable run of three nets and edges in four points when Nick Cheng played Pickin.
The third whitewash of the week came when Alpha men were firing on all cylinders to run out winners against KG B.
The visitors could only snatch two games from their opponents all night. The match between Winklebury and St Peters B was somewhat more competitive, finishing 7-3 to home side.
Malcolm Cummins, on his return for Winklebury, guided his team to victory with a solid treble, while John Golding won twice. St Peters’ Peter Howell played well to win two matches for his side.
Queens B won at KG A 6-4, with no player unbeaten on the night and only three matches decided in straight games and three going the distance. The match of evening was Tony Amies (KG) against Paritosh Singh, with Amies coming out on top 12-10 in the final game.
Aldworth A had Alex Garlick’s treble to thank for edging out Minitec B 6-4 for their first win of the season. Tim Trebett and Denise Weller (Minitec) each won two points for their side. Weller took out Jared Binner 11-9 in the fifth and teamed up with Trebett to lose 10-12 in the final game of the doubles against Garlick and Binner.
Queens A and Hannington drew five apiece as Hannington’s Tony Brown steadied the ship, picking up the scalps of Tony Palaczky and George White. Despite the setback, Palaczky and White took two singles wins on the night, as well as pairing up for a doubles victory.
See The Monday Gazette for all of the action from the league.