2018-19 Week 5 Round Up by David Sillifant
TORRIDGE remain as the only unbeaten team left in Division One of the North Cornwall Table Tennis League after a 7-3 victory over Budehaven A at North Tamerton Village Hall on Wednesday night (October 31).
Despite missing David Streak, his replacement, Peter Freeburn, was in good form to win two matches alongside the ever impressive Steve Cragg, who won all three of his outings.
Their other points came from David Stone and in the doubles while for the visitors, the trio of David Ewen, Dave Salisbury and Helen Murgatroyd were each successful once.
North Hill A reduced Torridge’s lead to just five points as they won 9-1 at Whitstone Wanderers, who pushed them hard in many of the contests.
However Martin Hynes, Iain Oxenhame and Bob Thompson all prevailed in their singles encounters, although Doug Genini and Barry Stearman won a brilliant doubles match 15-13 in the decider.
Budehaven B picked up their second victory from four starts since promotion by beating bottom side Crackington B at Budehaven Sports Hall.
Four of the ten matches went to five ends with Crackington’s Ross Paynter unfortunate to lose two of them.
For the hosts, Ashley Taylor ground out three victories to keep up his terrific recent form while Dave Sillifant picked up his first maximum haul of the season and Brandon Forsyth won his first two games.
Crackington’s points came from Paynter and in the doubles.
In Division Two, Budehaven D and Budehaven C look set for a season-long battle for the title as they both recorded big wins ahead of their meeting tomorrow night.
The D team, who are top, won 7-3 at home to Altarnun A with Sam Jennings again tasting victory in all three. He was well supported by Robin Worden and Tim Orchard who both lost to the excellent Paul Burden. Burden also won the doubles with Alex Whitfield, who performed well throughout.
The C team reduced the lead to four points after a 9-1 victory at Crackington C.
Anthony Ward won all nine ends while brother Andrew was also unbeaten all night.
For the hosts, Trevor Dean grabbed their consolation point after outlasting Gary Bickle in a decider.
Launceston won 8-2 at Budehaven E to taste success for the first time this season.
Ian Westaway beat David Hughes to give the home side a good start, however from there they could only add to their tally in the doubles.
Karen Horrell and Stephen Parsons won all three with Hughes adding two.
North Hill B are six points in front of fourth-placed Launceston after an 8-2 victory at Bridgerule A on Friday evening.
David Wilson made his first appearance of the season to win all three with Michael Kinger and Trevor Luckhurst — with two apiece — provided solid support.
Alan Quilter was the only home player to register a point.
Just one match was played in Division Three with Bridgerule B beating Budehaven F 3-2 to earn their first win of the season.
George Reilly-Hawkins defeated both Marcus Dymond and Raymond Bewes in the singles, however the home men got the better of Phil Hawken before combining in the doubles for a narrow victory.
Author: via North Cornwall Table Tennis League
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