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Table Tennis: Mishits ‘Demolished’ by Wiveliscombe

Author: Martyn Summerrell Published: 8th October 2012 19:30


Division One
Minehead A 35      Baptist 9
Stogumber A 30      Mikes Muppets 11
Wiveliscombe 36      Mishits 2
Basement Dwellers 12      Swifts 27
Gnomads A 28      Roys Boys 15

Division Two
Diehards 34      R & B Seniors 9
Tigers 22      Gnomads B 22
Hobby Horse 29      Swallows 16
St. Audries 18      Barn Boys 26
Allsorts 29      Caped Crusaders 13

 Wiveliscombe took their customary place at the top of Division 1 following a 36-2 demolition of Mishits. Paul Nutkins, George Carter and David Woodland all recorded maximums for Wiveliscombe. Ian Rew took Mishits 2 points from a 5 set defeat to Carter.

Martyn Summerell & Mervyn Hillier both scored maximums for Stogumber A in a 30-11 home win over Mikes Muppets. Mike Vickery and Paul Rees gained 3 singles points each with wins over David Bryant.

Martin Shoots came out on top of a 5 set battle against Dave Veale to prevent Minehead A taking maximum points from their home fixture against Baptist. Baptist took a further 5 points from the doubles to end with a total of 9. Dave Hurley and Rod Richards both managed maximums for Minehead.

Hurley made it 2 maximums in a week in Basement Dwellers home defeat to Swifts. Six singles points each for Toby Kerslake and Vince Court helped Swifts to their win, Michael Hodgson chipped in with 3 points from his singles - Swifts also took maximum points from the doubles.

Gnomads A moved into third spot in Division 1 with a 28-15 success over Roys Boys. Martin Rant led the way for Gnomads with a fine maximum which included a 5 set victory over Barry Hooper.

In Division 2 Tigers were held to a 22-22 draw by Gnomads B. Having trailed 20-13 after 9 games Gnomads took maximum points from the last 3 games to tie a thrilling match. In a match with no maximums Tim Auton and Chris Berry-Roper, both of Gnomads, top scored with 7 points a piece.

Captain Mike Lawrie recorded a comfortable maximum for Hobby Horse as they defeated junior side Swallows by 29 points to 16. Charlotte Cleere took 2 points from her singles in her debut for Swallows.

Barn Boys kept their 100% record with a 26-18 win at St. Audries. Graham Lamacraft top scored for Barn Boys with 7 singles points. St. Audries' Robin Arkell completed the only maximum of the night.

Michael Hodgson replaced an unwell Malcolm Tate and duly recorded a maximum to help Allsorts to a 29-13 home win over Caped Crusaders. Marcus Short defeated both Shirley Moon and Linda Golding to keep the scoreline respectable for the Crusaders.

Trevor Stockdale and Alan Blackmore both battled their way to maximums as Diehards defeated R & B by 34 points to 9. Philip Webber prevented Diehards from reaching a maximum 36 point total as he beat Liz Fletcher 3 sets to 1.

The Saturday morning Junior League got underway this weekend. Seven two player teams will compete for West Somerset Table Tennis Association's first Junior League title.


Lions 6      Lynx 11
Tigers 12      Panthers 7
Pumas 12      Cougars 6

Charlotte and Eddie Cleere took 6 and 3 points respectively to help Pumas to a 12-6 win over Cougars. Jasper Pye won one singles for Cougars.

Andrew Burt top scored for Lynx with 5 points in an 11-6 win over Lions.

Alex Tomlinson (6 points) and Rupert Forster (3 points) gave the Tigers a 12-7 win over Panthers. Joseph Burt & Matt Camp notched 3 points each for the Panthers.


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