For the season opener, Fulbourn 6 visited Ely 5 at Prickwillow.
Fulbourn included debutante June Harding for her first ever league match. The hard-hitting Thomas Kim and the very experienced David Haslam proved beyond her, but she won a close encounter with John Maiden. For the rest, Carl Woolf and Chung Lao recorded straight wins across the card. The doubles proved to be the most exciting match of the night, June and Chung just getting the better of David and Thomas.
Score: Ely 5 2 Fulbourn 6 8
Impington 2’s Margaret Chambers continued her good form of last season by winning all her matches against Elsworth 2. Comparative newcomer Andrew Lea beat Elsworth’s Richard Smart in three and although playing well, went down in four to both Colin Fotland and Simon Rooks. John Bray managed to beat Smart in four but offered no resistance to either Fotland or Rooks. A very good doubles saw Impington’s Chambers and Lea recover from two down to force a fifth set against Rooks and Fotland. The Elsworth pair took the deciding set to save the draw.
Author: Simon Braschi via Ely & District Table Tennis League
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