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Norwich and District Table Tennis League title-chasers extend lead at top of the table

PUBLISHED: 07:15 05 February 2014

Table tennis

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Wensum A’s 10-0 thrashing of CEYMS D means they are now eight points clear at the top of Premier A in the Norwich and District Table Tennis League.

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Gothic A retained second place with a hard-fought 7-3 win over Briston. The CEYMS derby between the A and C teams ended 6-4 with the A team taking the three points.

In Premier B, despite a heavy 8-2 loss to Foxwood C, Gothic B stayed top of the table. A 5-5 draw between Harriers B and Foxwood B was a fair result on the night. Carl Matthewson was as solid as ever for his maximum, and two good wins for Andy Broughton, helped share the spoils. Taverham A beat Harriers C 7-3 in a long match. Harriers will feel a little disheartened with the result as there were some close games and they came back from 6-0 down.

Foxwood D beat UEA B 6-4. Ian Taylor got a maximum and his 16-14 win in the fifth over Harry Frost was the highlight. Wensum F lost 7-3 to Wensum E in an entertaining match with Liam Pye catching the eye with a maximum. An unexpectedly close match between the top and bottom teams in Division One ended in a 6-4 victory for UEA over Rosebery Road. A maximum for Bogdan Merzlyy, two for Paul Hume and one for Adam Wilkin saw the students home in their first match after their Christmas break.

Returners triumphed 7-3 at home to Drifters, Stuart Purling with another maximum ensured the victory. Match of the night saw Brian Cunningham squeeze past Aaron Hacon 13-11 in the fifth set, which ultimately secured a point for the visitors. UEA C won a four-point match over Wensum G 8-2. For Wensum, Tony Parkes was the only winner taking two singles.

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In Division Two Missionaries closed within four points of leaders The Originals with a 10-0 defeat of Taverham C in a match that saw six of the matches going to five games.

Third-placed Dynamic Rams won away to CEYMS F 6-4. Jordan Howard again impressed in the personal averages for Fourbees B against Harriers E earning a share of the points in a match that swung both ends.

UEA D caught up with their fixtures and returned to the top of Division Three table but Thorpe St Andrew still have games in hand. Could there be a tussle for top spot towards the end of the season?

Thorpe beat the luckless Blazing Paddles 10-0 in a friendly match. UEA D came out with all guns blazing against Taverham E. They lost the first three games but Thomas Luk turned things around and the students were victorious on the night.

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