Llandudno Table Tennis League Week 24 News

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In the first division league cup semi-finals, the top two teams clashed and Amlwch A prevailed by the narrowest of margins at the expense of Trinity AAbhishek Bathula representing Trinity A proved to be the strongest player on the night securing a maximum which included a five-game thriller where he became the first player to beat Keith Williams this season. Owen Hopwood won the opening two games against both Keith and Paul Collins but on each occasion he was beaten in the fifth. Another five-game encounter witnessed Ian Ault scrambling home 11-9 against Matthew Fox. Trinity A’s fourth win was secured in a straight sets doubles victory. In the other semi-final Conwy B could only field two players, the opening four games were all hard fought five-game battles Sean Lucas beatChris Phillips who in turn overcame Paul Hulme. Rob Stewart produced a great fight back to beat Paul and Stuart Dearden came from two down to smash his way past Sean to win the tie. Sean beat Rob and teamed up with Paul to land the doubles but the final was no longer an option.
In the second division league cup semi-finals, both home teams prevailed. Rhyl B beat Trinity C 7-3.Dave Foster proved the strongest player here winning his three for the loss of only one game.Norman Stagg experience was not enough to contain junior Josh Gilmore but he called on his reserves to beat Fred Moore in the fifth. Norman and Dave teamed up to land the doubles and the match. Police B beat Amlwch C 8-2 in their semi-final. Maximums here for both Kevin Evans andPeter Roberts, Kevin dropped no games and Peter two en route to their match winning feats.Mathew Winnett and Caren Ault both beat John Cartwright over five games games to secure the islanders their two wins on the night.
In the first division, Amlwch A move back to the top, eight points clear of Trinity A with a game in hand having brushed aside Police A 10-0. Police A fielded two fit players, James Wan and Steve Freeman they were unable to extract a game from the champions-elect. In a second Amlwch against Police encounter, Police A overcame Amlwch B, here in a role reversal the islanders could only field two players. Mark Pugh landed his maximum but Roger Lee was denied by Emyr Owen in three straight. Emyr and captain Mark Bryant both beat Steve Freeman to ensure Amlwch B gained three points from the fixture. The closest match to report resulted in a draw, Y Morfa fielded their strongest player, Malcolm McEvoy who secured his maximum for the loss of only forty-eight points. He also teamed up with his brother Colin McEvoy to win the doubles. However, Trinity B fought hard to share the points with both Stuart Dearden and Chris Phillips winning both of their other singles matches, three of these encounters in fifth game deciders. Captain Rob Stewart then stepped up to gain Trinity B a draw by beating Chris Henderson 15-13 in the fifth.
League Cup - Division One – Semi-Finals
Trinity A                       4          Amlwch A                     6
Conwy B                       3          Trinity B                       7
League Cup - Division Two – Semi-Finals
Police B                        8          Amlwch C                     2
Rhyl B                          7          Trinity C                       3
Division One:
Y Morfa                        5          Trinity B                       5
Police A                        7          Amlwch B                     3
Amlwch A                     10        Police A                        0
Author: via Rhyl Community Table Tennis Club
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