HEREFORD COUNTY MATCH REPORT 1

COUNTY TABLE TENNIS RESULTS on 4-5 Oct 2014 Veteran Division 4D

Hereford 2nd and 3rd travelled to the Kingfisher Table Tennis Club in Reading, Berkshire to play their first set of fixtures over the weekend, with an overnight stay.

The 2nd team were represented by Harry Jutle, Steve Knight, Mark Stubbs and Pauline Hart.

The 3rd team were Brian Kitchener, Steve Brown, Dave Hallam and his wife Liz Hallam.

Match results for 2nd team:

The morning started off with 2nd team against Hertfordshire 6th.

Scores: Harry Jutle 10-12, 12-10, 10-12, 11-5, 11-9 and 11-13, 7-11, 11-8, 12-10, 11-7. 
Steve Knight 5-11, 11-4, 12-10, 11-6 and 6-11, 8-11, 5-11.
Mark Stubbs 13-15, 9-11, 5-11 and 9-11, 9-11, 9-11. 
Pauline Hart 12-10, 12-10, 6-11, 8-11, 11-9.  

Mixed doubles 1 Mark and Pauline 8-11, 8-11, 9-11. 
Men’s doubles Harry and Mark 11-5, 12-14, 5-11, 11-9, 0-11.    

Mixed doubles 2 Steve and Pauline 8-11, 6-11, 11-7, 6-11.

The 2nd match was against Kent 6th. 

Scores: Mark Stubbs 11-8, 5-11, 4-11, 11-9, 10-12 and 11-9, 4-11, 11-9, 8-11, 12-10. 
Harry Jutle 9-11, 10-12, 11-9, 9-11 and 9-11, 6-11, 8-11. 
Steve Knight 3-11, 4-11, 11-9, 6-11 and 9-11, 11-6, 9-11, 7-11. 
Pauline Hart 5-11, 11-9, 11-8, 10-12, 12-10.

Mixed doubles 1 Steve and Pauline 8-11, 7-11, 4-11. 
Men’s doubles Steve and Harry 5-11, 3-11, 11-7, 8-11.                                                                                     

Mixed doubles 2 Mark and Pauline 11-6, 11-4, 9-11, 11-9.

For our 3rd match on Sunday morning the 2nd team played  Berkshire 4th.  Steve Knight began against Berkshire's  no 1, losing the 1st, won the next 2 close games, but then lost the next 2 easily to trail 0-1.

Mark had hard attacking games against their no. 3 winning the 1st at 18-16, losing the 
2nd easily, but then taking the next 2 close games to level match at 1-1.

Harry went up against their no. 2 and had trouble handling his spins to lose in 4 sets to trail 1-2.

Mark and Pauline levelled the match to 2-2 by winning the first mixed doubles in 4 sets. 
Steve lost to the no. 3 in 4 sets to trail 2-3. Pauline lost her singles in 3 sets to trail 2-4. Mark and Steve lost the Men’s doubles in 5 sets where games see-sawed to trail 2-5.  Mark managed to subdue the no. 2 in 5 sets to reduce the deficit to 3-5.

 Harry had to come back from a game down and struggling in the 2nd, but managed to turn things around to win in 4 sets and reduce the deficit again to 4-5. 

Harry and Pauline were unable to stop the opposition in the final mixed doubles to lose in 4 sets for the final 
score of a loss at 4-6.

Our final match of the weekend was against Hereford 3rd team. Steve Brown against Harry, with Steve off like a shot and blew Harry away with his attacking play to win the first 2 games easily and leading the 3rd, when Harry managed to dominate and come back to win at deuce, followed by the 4th easily. In the deciding set Steve again had a very good start and Harry had to focus once again to level at 9-9.  Steve put Harry’s next serve away and gained the momentum to win it at the next point.

Mark beat Dave Hallam in 3 sets, 2nd at deuce for the match at 1-1.

Steve Knight had a battle with Brian Kitchener which went all the way to the 5th deciding set which he 
won comfortably to lead 2-1.

Steve Knight and Pauline went up against Steve Brown and Liz Hallam in the 1st mixed doubles to lose 
the 1st, but then won the next 3 to increase the lead to 3-1.

Steve Brown and Mark had a see-saw battle, with Steve emerging as the victor in the deciding set for 3-2. 

Pauline was beaten in 3 sets to level the score at 3-3.

Mark and Harry in the Men’s doubles against Steve Brown and Brian had close 3 sets, being 1-2 down when they won the 4th comfortably to level and force it into the deciding set. Unfortunately from then they were only able to win a single point to trail 3-4.

Steve Knight had a battle with Dave which also went the distance, with Steve emerging as the victor to level the match at 4-4.

Harry and Brian had a patchy 1st game, with Harry winning it and then won the 2nd easily, followed by Brian winning the 3rd easily.  Harry dominated the 4th to win and lead at 5-4.

In the final mixed doubles Mark and Pauline were up against husband and wife team of Dave and Liz, which went the distance, with Dave and Liz coming out as victors for the final score a draw at 5-5. Each team pick up a point.

Scores: Steve Knight 11-6, 9-11, 11-8, 10-12, 11-5 and 11-5, 6-11, 7-11, 11-8, 11-5. 
Harry Jutle 8-11, 5-11, 12-10, 11-5, 9-11 and 11-8, 11-2, 2-11, 11-6. 
Mark Stubbs 11-2, 12-10, 11-6 and 5-11, 11-8, 5-11, 11-2, 6-11. 
Pauline Hart 2-11, 4-11, 8-11.

Mixed doubles 1: Steve and Pauline 7-11, 11-4, 11-8, 11-5. 
Men’s doubles: Harry and Mark 7-11, 11-8, 10-12, 11-6, 1-11.                                                                         

Mixed doubles 2: Mark and Pauline 8-11, 11-8, 11-9, 7-11, 8-11. 

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