Wisbech Wizards conjure tight victory in table tennis clash
Wisbech Wizards’ team of Brett Heppenstall, Alan Ashberry and Peter Munch had to give away five points in the Wisbech Table Tennis League Sleight Doubles Handicap match against Wanderers, who fielded Kevin Buck, Irmantas Kukuris and George Norman.
The match proved to be very close as it produced four five-enders and three four-enders with 11 deuce ends. At 3-3 Wizards tightened their game and it was very close in the following three games but somehow they managed it by magic, especially in the last game when they gave away seven points and just won it in the fourth 15-13.
Stingers’ Jerry Irving, Tim Hines and David Patrick had three and five points lead against an Eagles side of Owen Turner, Mark Pearman and Richard Mussett. Stingers won the first two games.
The match produced nine deuce ends but the next six games went to Eagles with the pairing of Pearman and Mussett doing the damage. As a consolation Irving and Hines, with a five-point advantage, won their second game against Turner and Mussett in a four-end game to give Stingers three points.
Welney’s team of Steve Mason, Steve Kent and John Loveday were against a Spinners side of Mike Bradshaw, Andy Bayes and Ray Dolan. The handicapping wasn’t particularly kind to the Spinners as they only had a one or two point advantage in all their games. There were a few closely-fought games with the match having three four-enders and one five-ender. Unfortunately it wasn’t to be as they came away with nothing to show for their efforts.
Vital T.T’s Vaughan Parker, Bob Littlechild and Mark Littlechild were against a Scorpions side of Rob Rix, Jeff Chung and Chris Ely.
The handicapping swung both ways by mostly a single point, so it was going to be a close match.
The match produced two five-enders and five four-end games. It was Bob Littlechild’s steady play throughout the match that won the day for Vital, 5-4.