Week 18 Llandudno Table Tennis League Match Reports

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In the first division, Trinity A won their derby match 7-3 to open thirty-three-point gap over third placed Conwy A who beat bottom club Rhyl A, 9-1 this week. A rare appearance by Owen Hopwoodresulted in him maintaining his 100% record without dropping a game. Matthew Fox also representing Trinity A secured his maximum for the loss of only two games. Stuart Dearden andChris Phillips representing Trinity B both overcame Ben Moore and they teamed up to land the doubles for the B teams third point. Maximums for Rob Walker and Steve Nicholls ensured third spot for Conwy ABarry Russ landing the Rhyl A point at the expense of Andy Lunt. An honourable draw was result in an extended battle between Amlwch B and Conwy B. The islanders faced a stiff task with only two legible players available, with Ian Ault travelling just to make the evening an extended workout for the Conwy trio. Mark Bryant landed a maximum winning all his matches in fifth-game deciders. Emyr “Lazarus” Owen, had recovered from a serious health incident in the previous week to play two fantastic games in the second half of this fixture. Having already beat Sean Lucas in four, he lost out in an enthralling contest to Paul Hulme 17-15 in the fifth. In the last game of the evening he looked to have run race his when Melvyn Booker took the opening two rubbers by a 11-5 score line. He then fought back to win the third 11-5 before landing the fourth 14-12. In the last game he found himself 8-10 down but found four very brave smashes in extended rallies to win 12-10 and earn his team a draw.
In the second division, Rhyl B is eight points clear in the title race following an 8-2 win over Craig-y-don ADave Foster led the way with a fine maximum for the loss of only one game. He was ably supported by both Norman Stagg and John Hughes who won two each. Norman’s loss to Nigel Watson was only his second of the season and he now lies in second place in the individual standings. In the surprise result of the week Craig-y-don B is second in the table as a result of beating fourth placed Police B 9-1. Ady Waugh, Bob Hughes and Keith Potter returned maximums beating bothAlan Lavery and John Cartwright. Alan was beaten in two five-game singles matches and a five-game doubles encounter. The closest match of the week was the game between the bottom two teams. Rhyl C avoided a loss for the first time this season. Marcus Jones proved to be their star, landing his first maximum in the league having overcome Mike Cooper in a five-game thriller. In the last game of the night Denbigh C led 5-4 and Andy McNeil won the opener 11-5. However Pat Peakdug deep to win the next three games and earn Rhyl C a share of the points.
Division One:
Trinity A                       7          Trinity B                       3
Conwy B                       5          Amlwch B                     5
Rhyl A                          1          Conwy A                       9
Division Two:
Craig-y-don B               9          Police B                        1
Rhyl B                          8          Craig-y-don A               2
Denbigh C                    5          Rhyl C                          5
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