Press Report 30th Oct

SOUTH DEVON & TORBAY TABLE TENNIS LEAGUE

Just a handful of results in the Albany Florists-Sponsored South Devon & Torbay Table Tennis League as there were no programmed league matches.  However, several rearranged matches took place, the most significant being a top of the table clash in the Third Division.  Top side NA Hawks defeated second-placed Denbury Tykes 8-2, to open up a nice lead at the top of the table. Tykes fought all the way with Steve Metcalfe particularly frustrated, losing his three singles sets and the doubles all in the 5th deciding game. Hawks’ Ben Swettenham kept up his 100% start to the season getting the better of Tykes’ Pat Darch who was also unbeaten going in to the match. David Doxsey, on his first start, and Doug Morgan supported Swettenham in an impressive all-round team performance by the Hawks. Dawlish Diamonds, with Bruce Freeman in fine form, got their first win of the season defeating NA Falcons 6-4.

N A Hawks’ Ben Swettenham, 100% record

NA Buzzards’ fine start to the season continued with a narrow 6-4 win over Torbay Academy 2, which lifts them into 3rd place in the First Division.  Buzzards’ Kevin Nicholls was very impressive, picking up his 3rd successive maximum comfortably winning his sets in three games, before being joined by Jon Cheung to win the decisive last doubles. Sonja Ryland, on her debut for the Buzzards, showed glimpses of her previous championship winning form.

Kevin Nicholls’ third successive maximum for N A Buzzards

Brixham’s Ian Saxby was man of the match for the Imports as they beat Taverners in the only 2nd Division match played. Taverners took an early 2-1 lead and were 3-3, but lost the last 4 sets to go down 3-7.

Richard Salt was pushed all the way but maintained his 100% start to the season as he led the NA Kites to a 7-3 victory over Brixham Swifts. The Kites’ Lewis Short was unlucky not to join Salt with a maximum, just losing out to Marilyn Parton 10-12 in the fifth. 

NA Kites’ Brian Entwistle v Brixham Swifts’ Marilyn Parton

 

Result

Division One

N A Buzzards 6 (Nicholls 3, Ryland 1, J.Cheung 1, Dbls)  Torbay Academy (2) 4 (Sanchez 2, Perkins 2, Furgol 0)

 

Division Two

Taverners 3 (Read 2, Dilkes 1, Harrop 0) Brixham Imports 7 (Saxby 3, Stead 2, Beavington 1, Dbls)

 

Division Three

Denbury Tykes 2 (P Darch 2, H Darch 0, Metcalfe 0) N A Hawks 8 (Swettenham 3, Morgan 2, Doxsey 2, Dbls)

Dawlish Diamonds 6 (Freeman 3, Frain 2, Copley 1) N A Falcons 4 (Stratton 2, Bretagne 1, Robins 0, Dbls)

 

Division Four

Brixham Swifts 3 (Parton 1, Andrews 1, Brown 1) N A Kites 7 (R Salt 3, Short 2, Entwistle 1, Dbls)

 

 

DIVISION ONE

Position

Team

Played

Won

Drawn

Lost

Points

1st

N A Batmen

3

3

0

0

28

2nd

Torbay Academy 1

3

3

0

0

27

3rd

N A Buzzards

3

3

0

0

21

4th

Brixham Sharks

3

1

1

1

18

5th

Torbay Academy 2

4

0

0

4

10

6th

Brixham Gulls

3

1

0

2

8

7th

Dawlish Aces

3

0

1

2

8

8th

Halwell

2

0

0

2

0

 

DIVISION TWO

Position

Team

Played

Won

Drawn

Lost

Points

1st

Torbay Academy 3

3

3

0

0

22

2nd

N A Eagles

3

2

0

1

19

3rd

Taverners

3

1

0

2

12

4th

Brixham Imports

2

1

0

1

10

5th

Marldon

2

1

0

1

9

6th

Marldon Tykes

1

0

0

1

4

7th

Battlers

1

0

0

1

2

8th

Brixham Pirates

1

0

0

1

2

 

DIVISION THREE

Position

Team

Played

Won

Drawn

Lost

Points

1st

N A Hawks

4

4

0

0

35

2nd

Denbury Tykes

4

3

0

1

26

3rd

Torbay Academy 4

3

2

0

1

19

4th

Brixham Dolphins

3

2

0

1

18

5th

Brixham Diamonds

3

1

0

2

13

6th

Dawlish Diamonds

3

1

0

2

9

7th

N A Falcons

3

0

0

3

7

8th

Hasbeens

3

0

0

3

3

 

DIVISION FOUR

Position

Team

Played

Won

Drawn

Lost

Points

1st

Torre Tigers

3

3

0

0

26

2nd

Torbay Academy 5

3

3

0

0

24

3rd

N A Ospreys

3

2

0

1

20

4th

N A Kites

2

2

0

0

13

5th

Torres R Us

3

0

0

3

9

6th

Torbay Academy 6

2

1

0

1

8

7th

N A Owls

1

0

0

1

4

8th

Brixham Swifts

2

0

0

2

4

9th

Dawlish Drifters

3

0

0

3

2

Author: via South Devon and Torbay Table Tennis League
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