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Finals well fought

PUBLISHED: 09:44 25 April 2008 | UPDATED: 10:57 03 July 2010

The Table Tennis League Cup final was held at Northgate, and with players' handicaps ranging from minus nine to plus four a good contest was expected.

The spectators were not disappointed as it turned out to be one of the most fiercely fought finals of the year.

The Table Tennis League Cup final was held at Northgate, and with players' handicaps ranging from minus nine to plus four a good contest was expected.

The spectators were not disappointed as it turned out to be one of the most fiercely fought finals of the year.

The first game threw together Charles Goddard for Hospital Sparks and Thomas Baxter for Kings Church A. The latter started plus six and took the first set 21-20.

Charles fought back with excellent retrieving and strong hits to take the second by the same score. The deciding game produced very good strategic play and was finally won by Charles 21-19.

Martin Clarke evened the score for Kings, winning in three against Brendan Green. Another close game saw Andrew Lilley edge home against Chris Durrant. Martin then met Charles and went down in three 16-21 21-17 21-19.

In an excellent controlled game Chris beat Thomas two straight to put Sparks one up but Andrew evened the score by winning against Brendan. Chris played another good game against Martin forcing the latter to make the errors and went on to win 21-17 21-13. Andrew again came to the rescue for Kings, beating Charles in the eighth set to level the score 4-4.

Thomas met Brendan and in a most exciting and entertaining game the latter, using great agility, won the title for Sparks with a 21-20 21-18 victory.

With Sparks celebrating a good solid victory, congratulations went to the young Kings team who played extremely well and were just pipped by the odd point in a couple of games.

Referee was Edna Fletcher.

A quiz is being held on May 15 and the annual meeting on May 22.


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