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Belters chalk up 9-1 success
9:40am Wednesday 16th October 2013 in Sport
MALVERN Table Tennis League Division One championship favourites Broadheath Belters finally got their season under way with a 9-1 victory against Manor Park Express thanks to maximums from Michael Siket and Brett Brinning.
Pete Griffiths secured Express’ sole success against John Stalker. Ledbury Lions were beaten 7-3 by CSSC Ramblers by virtue of a maximum from Graham Thompson, two wins for Alan Salisbury and a single victory for Ian Backhurst.
Thompson and Salisbury also combined to take the doubles against Richard Smith and Neville Meredith.
Lions replied with two wins for Smith and a debut success for Patryk Kowacz.
Ledbury Collection enjoyed a whitewash against Crackpots ‘E’ with maximums for Nigel Foreshew, Ann Barnes and Harry Jutle.
Manor Park Pumas overcame a Ledbury Rovers team reduced to two players thanks to two wins from Geoff Woodward and one from Jon Dyke against James Dance. Jason Million contributed two victories for Rovers and combined with Dance to take the doubles. In Division Two, Travellers consolidated their fine early season form with a 9-1 victory against Poolbrook Dynamos thanks again to maximums from Toby Wren and Martin Snee. Dynamos’ only success was Geoff Burford’s victory against Ken Hipwell.
X Police lost 10-0 to Scuttling Gang, for whom Chris Field, Richard McKenna and Bill Smith all secured three wins.
Wanderers defeated CSSC Nomads 8-2 thanks to a maximum from Charlie Burford and two victories each for Robert Weston and Dave Bradley, with both their defeats coming against Tony Hughes.
YMCA Vulcans continued their promising start to the season with a whitewash of Upton Floods thanks to three wins each for John Cawthra, Richard Bennett and Manuel Beral.
Manor Park Devils continued their strong start to the Division Three season with an excellent 8-2 victory against Crackpots ‘B’ thanks again to three victories from Paul Lythgoe, who also teamed up with Pete Harding to take the doubles.
Harding and Liz Hallam also contributed two singles victories with Ted Cates replying with two wins for Crackpots.
Abbeydowne suffered a narrow 6-4 defeat against Manor Park Crackpots, for whom Steven Lindner won his three games and combined with Ed Palmer to take the doubles. Palmer also claimed two singles victories with Niels Erikkson (2), Chris Burrows and Len Hitchman replying.
Malvern Tornados defeated Team Tekkers 8-2 thanks to a maximum from Andy Banks and two victories each for Ethan Webb and Dominic Weston. Ben Meredith replied with two wins for Tekkers.
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