Warwickshire Senior 2
The Warwickshire Senior 2nd County Team began their 208-19 campaign in Division
2A on Saturday 3rd November, with three rounds of matches taking place at St Neots
Table Tennis Centre in Cambridge.
The players selected were Ben Willson, Ryan Lines, Mark Jackson, Charlotte
Spencer and Olivia Fletcher. Inky Moss travelled as the umpire for the Warwickshire
V Cambridge 2nd team: won 7-3
An excellent start for the Warwickshire team, with two wins for Ryan Lines, Charlotte
Spencer and Olivia Fletcher, and a single win for Ben Willson. Mark Jackson was
unfortunate to lose both matches in 4 ends, whilst Willson lost to the Cambridge 2 nd
number 1 player 9-11 in the 5 th set. Charlotte fought back from 1-2 down to beat
veteran player Carrie Cope in the 5 th set.
V Staffordshire: won 8-2
Another great result for the Bears, winning 8-2. Stephen Ward (Staffordshire’s
number 1); won both matches for the opposing team, beating Willson 3-0, and Lines
3-2. However, there were a few close matches along the way. Both Spencer and
Fletcher went to the deciding set to beat Amillia Baker, in addition to Jackson beating
Nick Gilmour 3-2.
V Worcestershire: lost 4-6
It was a long day for the Warwickshire team, whose 3 rd round opponents were local
rivals Worcestershire; a match which didn’t start until after 6.30pm. Worcestershire
stalwart Steve Horton beat Lines 3-1, and Jackson 3-2. Similarly, Svilen Andreev
won two five set matches against Jackson and Willson. Charlotte maintained her
100% record for the day, beating over 70s England International Margaret Dignum 3-
0, and Worcestershire number 1 Barbara Szeligowska 3-2. Fletcher also beat
Dignum 3-0. Ben Willson demolished top 15 Veteran player Jason Thompson 3-0.
Ryan Lines lost out in another 5 set battle against Thompson to give the
Worcestershire team the win.
Ben Willson 3/6
Ryan Lines 3/6
Mark Jackson 2/6
Charlotte Spencer 6/6
Olivia Fletcher 5/6
Well done to the players for an excellent start to the 2018-19 season.