6 Newbury teams traveled to Basingstoke at the weekend to compete in 3-way inter-town competition with Andover and Basingstoke which was organised by Patrick Garlick.
In the junior division the Newbury 'A' team of Eddie Haines, Tom Lewis and Ben Haines took the silver medals with wins over Andover 5-2, Newbury 'B' 5-2, Basingstoke 'B' 5-2 and a 5-2 loss to eventual winners Basingstoke 'A'. Eddie finished with 7 wins out of 8, Tom had 3 wins from 7 and Ben had 2 wins from 7. The Newbury 'B team were 4th and were represented by Ben Djeckic (3 out of 8), Dan Hyde (2 out of 7) and Jason Agar (2 out of 7) who did well to defeat Basingstoke 'B' 5-2. Their other 3 matches were a 5-2 loss to Andover, a 7-0 loss to Basingstoke 'A' and a 5-2 loss to Newbury 'A'
The senior division 1 was very tight with Basingstoke 'A' winning with 15 points from Andover on 14. The Newbury 'A' team of Sam Ricks (5 wins from 6), Patrick Garlick (3 wins from 6) and Anthony Baker (2 wins from 6) came 3rd with 12 points. Newbury 'A' defeated Basingstoke 'B' 7-0 but had a 5-2 loss to Andover and a 4-3 loss to Basingstoke 'A'
Senior division 2 was won by Basingstoke 'C' (16 points) from Basingstoke 'D' (14 points) with Newbury 'B' (9 points) in 3rd and Newbury 'C' (3 points) in 4th. The Newbury 'B' team of Ian Wu (6 wins from 6 including four 5 setters!), Eric Panting (1 win from 6) and Celia Hooker (1 win from 6) had a narrow 4-3 loss to Basingstoke 'C', a 5-2 loss to Basingstoke 'D' and a 4-3 win over Newbury 'C' who were represented by Jeff Rogers (0 from 6), Phil Jones (1 from 6) and Robin Burns (2 from 6).
In the senior division 3 Basingstoke 'E' were the champions with 15 points, Newbury 'D' were the runners up with 10 points and Basingstoke 'F' finished 3rd with 5 points. Newbury 'D' were represented by John Panting (3 out of 6), Jenny Tanner (2 out of 6) and Christine Milne (4 out of 6)
There were also a number of NDTTA players representing other towns where they also play. Phil Ware (Basingstoke 'E'), Bill Bavister (Basingstoke 'E'), Sue Purton (Basingstoke 'C'), Andy Jeffery (Basingstoke 'D'), Andy Barnes (Andover)
Author: Eric Panting via Newbury Table Tennis League
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