GLAXO WIN KNOCKOUT CUP AS SEASON COMES TO A CLOSE
The curtain came down on the 2012-2013 Kendal and District Table Tennis League season as Glaxo B and Dent A battled out the Knock Out Cup final at Burton Memorial Hall on Wednesday evening.
Dent A from Division Two started off the brighter of the two sides as Steve Hawley and Wayne Gardener’s 11-2, 11-2, 11-8 and 14-16, 14-6, 14-6, 14-8 wins against Paul Ackred and Les Shaw eased their side into a 2-0 advantage. Glaxo’s Alan Turner fought back for the Division One Ulverston based outfit with a tremendous 17-15, 16-13, 16-14 victory against Ben Smith. Glaxo levelled the tie at 2-2 when Les Shaw dispatched Hawley in three straight sets 11-7, 11-8, 14-12 and then powered in front at 3-2 following Ackred’s ice cool 16-14, 11-15, 10-15, 16-14, 16-14 five set victory against an unfortunate Smith. Dent responded instantaneously to tie the score at 3-3 after Gardener’s 17-13, 13-17, 17-12, 17-14 success against Turner. With only the last two matches to play, Glaxo ran away with the contest as Shaw defeated Smith 13-10, 14-12, 13-11 and Turner swept aside Hawley 9-12, 12-10, 12-9, 12-9 to secure an overall 5-3 victory for Glaxo B and crown them this season’s Knock Out Cup Champions.