Test Valley A take table tennis Advertiser Cup

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The final of the Advertiser Cup proved a one-sided affair with Hanson C well beaten by Test Valley A 2-7, although over half the sets went to three games.

Hanson C had to give away between 11 and 17 points per game but their opponents played too well despite the closeness of some sets.

The heroes for Test Valley with three wins each were Oliver Raymond and Adam Lockington, although Adam had to come through being taken to three games in each of his sets. The bottom of the table clash in Division 1 resulted in Hanson D losing to Wallop Wanderers 3-7 where three for Rob Macey and two for Paul Raymond ensured Wanderers win.

Neil McDonald also won one but was very unlucky to lose to Chris Farrar (D) 6-11, 11-7, 11-7, 11-13, 15-13. The much improved Mike Cartridge also chipped in with two for Hanson D.

Two man Hanson D lost 1-9 to Hanson A with Josh White and Peter Henderson both winning two. Josh was taken all the way by Cartridge before winning 11-9, 11-3, 2-11, 6-11, 4-11, however, Mike then had a good win over Dan Geary 9-11, 11-7, 11-6, 4-11, 11-8.

Pumas recorded an excellent 9-1 win over Hanson B, with three each for Richard Fettes and Shaun Carver, aided by Ray Carver with two.

Trevor Whitelock was the solitary winner for Hanson when he defeated Ray 8-11, 11-3, 11-4, 9-11, 11-13.

The doubles proved an exciting match when Fettes and Shaun Carver took on Whitelock and Colin Sheppard with the resultant score 7-11, 11-8, 11-8, 10-12, 11-7.

This takes Pumas 11 points clear of Tigers at the top of the table, so Tiger’s final match will be very interesting, especially if they only have two players available.

Hanson B and Hanson A ran out of time in their second match of the night, so the score ended at 2-6. Josh White won three for the A team, but the possible surprise of the night was when Whitelock beat Peter Henderson 11-9, 11-7, 10-12, 7-11, 11-6.

Figheldean had an easy 9-1 win over two-man Lions with Lionel Coles and Julie Dean getting two wins each. The single win for Lions was a very noteworthy victory for Zac Hine over Phil Cook 11-7, 5-11, 6-11, 9-11.

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