Advertiser report 10-04-17

The last two weeks of the season saw the eventual winners in the two divisions, as well as the winners in the team handicap competitions. 

League Division 1:- 

The top three sides were playing on the same night with John Hanson ‘A’ leading by two points from Hanson Pumas and nine points from Hanson Cougars.

Cougars finished their match first having beaten Hanson Jaguars 28 - 6, thanks to three wins each for Andy Barnes and Tony Brown plus two for Nick George. This gave Cougars a total of 284 points. 

Meanwhile John Hanson ‘A’ did everything they could to hold off Hanson Pumas but went down 18 – 20. Hanson ‘A’ managed two sets from Peter Henderson and Steve Rollason, with Dan Geary getting one. Richard Fettes was again outstanding for Pumas taking three sets, Justin Shoemark got one and they took the doubles. This result gave both teams a total of 283 points and meant that Cougars had won the division by one point! 

League Division 2:- 

The top two sides were in action with Hanson Falcons just going down 13 – 18 to second placed Hanson Pidgeons, thanks to three from Brian Fox and one from Simon Prosser. Pidgeons took the victory with two each for Nathan and Adam Shears, one from Daniel Abbott and the doubles, but this proved to be a disappointing result as far as the points were concerned. 

Third placed Hanson Eagles took on the leaders Hanson Lions and were beaten 15 – 23. James Clark won three for Eagles, whilst Mike Bonarius, Darren Walkom and Ross Walkom all won two each for Lions. This result gave Lions the Div 2 title having amassed 357 points just three more than Pidgeons. 

Handicap Competitions:- 

The final of the Advertser Cup proved to be too much of a handicap for Hanson Pumas who had to give away an average of 24 points per game to Test Valley Penguins. Despite three out of the five sets going to 3 games, two sets each for Alex Dennis and Ollie Middleton, with the captain Annabel Anderson getting one, was enough to give Penguins a 5 – 0 victory. 

In the Weighill Trophy final Hanson Lions were victorious with a 6 – 3 win over Enham. Lions were giving away an average 8 points per game but played well, with Mike Bonarius, Darren & Ross Walkom all winning two sets each. Enham replied with two sets for Pete Farmer and one for Patrick Baker. 

Author: via Andover Table Tennis League
Article Published:
Last Updated:
Share This Page