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Falmouth table tennis roundup, December 7
7:00am Thursday 12th December 2013 in Sport
The two teams at the top of the Premier Division met this week in the West Cornwall Table Tennis League. The match between Falmouth Docks A and Bridge A was a tough fought game which ended in a draw.
Adrian Noott, maintaining his unbeaten record this year, was helped by Paul Jenkin with a singles and doubles win. Kelly Reed and Will Abouelhana both won two out of three, Austin Chapman with the final point to secure the draw.
Docks C move up to third in the table after two impressive wins. A 10,0 win at home to St Ives A was followed by an 8,2 win away at Peoples Palace A. David Plumb finished unbeaten over the two matches, Chris Peters and Steve Lobb both winning five from six. Adam Tatlow claimed the two points for Palace, only losing his third match 14,12 in the fifth end.
St Austell are only one point behind Docks C following a convincing 7,3 victory away at Bridge A. Alex and brother James teamed up with Carl Baldry, all three winning two games. Will Abouelhana proved too good for them however and was the player of the match winning Bridge A three points.
Docks B pick up their second win of the season with an 8,2 win over a two man Palace A. Jeremy Williams won both his matches for Docks, Paul Jenkin and Locryn Vanderveld both won one. Steve Hunt produced two superb five set victories to secure the two points for Palace.
Docks D then hosted Docks B in the final match of this week, with the two sides sharing the spoils. Martin Rule produced the outstanding performance of the night winning all his matches for Docks B, Paul Jenkin winning one and the doubles with Jeremy. Malcolm Peters and Rob Hatherly both winning two points for the home team with Nick Peters securing the draw.
Docks E have opened up a gap at the top of the first division courtesy of two 6,4 wins over Palace B and a two man Harris Mill. Charlie Scorse played some excellent table tennis on his way to five wins from five.
Callum Lewis chipped in with three. Palace B recovered from this defeat to whitewash Mylor A. Paul Mallen, Colin Flook and Simon Jacobs helped Palace move up the table.
Mounts Bay A consolidate their second position in the table with a 6,4 win away at, 2 man, Bridge B and a 7,3 home win against Docks G. This sees them currently 9 points behind Docks E but have a game in hand.
Nigel Cock winning five, Mark Cock three from five with the father son combination securing both doubles wins. In their other match, Bridge B beat a two man Harris Mill team 8,2. Paul Thomas won both, Ryan Reed and Bernard Harvey won one each and the pair combined to win the doubles.
Cape Cornwall A are up to fourth in the table thanks to a hard fought draw with Docks F and a comfortable 8,2 win away at Penpol. Scott Meagor and Robert Fuller doing the damage for Cape, both with five wins from six and two points from the doubles. Andy Senior and Andrew Nicholson both winning a point for Penpol.
Yaina Andrew and Alan Brandwood had two wins for Docks F, Jeremy Hartley with the final point. They followed this draw with an 8,2 win away at Mylor A. Alan was again the standout for Docks winning all his matches, Jeremy and Yaina both winning two. Ian Bell won Mylor's points.
Harris Mill recorded their first win of the season away at Docks G. A 7,3 victory was secured by George Banfield (3), Antony Solway (2) and Neil Symons (1). Charlie Scorse impressed for Docks winning two, Jack Cortis with the final point.
Still leading the second division is, new club, Marazion with a slender three point lead over closest rivals Docks J, despite being beating by them 6,4. David Greenough produced the best display of the match winning all three, Josh Copeland two and Roger Scorse one.
For league leaders Marazion, Harry Stanbury won two, Mike Elford one, the pair winning the doubles. In Docks J's other match they secured a 5,5 draw against Docks H. David again played the best winning two, backed up with two from Josh. Mark Snowdon and Howard baker with two wins apiece for Docks H, Stuart Denslow with the remaining point.
Docks H then beat Palace C 6,4 with Mark and Stuart winning two and the doubles, Howard winning one. For Palace Andy Parker secured five wins, Sam Skinner three. In Palace C's other game they drew with St Ives B, Andrew Tyson and Josh Francis won two for St Ives, Tristan Wynne one.
Cape Cornwall B ran out convincing 9,1 winners against Docks L before a narrow 6,4 defeat to Docks K. Jeremy Oats picked up the most wins for Cape with five from six, Howard Charman four and Peter Jackson two. Rafal Kmiec won all three for Docks K, Joe Tuffrey two and Wayne Davis one.
Top of the third Division is Cape Cornwall C despite going down to Docks M 6,4. Kaye Stenner won all three and Gloria May one. Dan Preston and Mark Tynan both winning one out of two, this result leaves Docks M four points behind with a game in hand.
Level on points with Docks M is Saracens A after an 8,2 win over Mylor B. Paige Baker three wins, Freya Tuffrey and Josh Preston two each. Al Heuston and Ted Noir one each for Mylor. In Mylor's other match they drew with Palace E. David Jenkin the star of the night winning all three, David Marshall the other two. Tim Weaver won two for Palace, Gareth Allen and Dodo Davis one each.
Mounts Bay B beat Docks Q 7,3. Chris Rodda and Steve Clothier both won all three matches. Bryn, Lily and Jess Owen all won one each for Docks Q. Docks N beat Saracens B 7,3. John and Joe Tuffrey both finishing the match unbeaten, Ian McLeod won one. Jago Chenoweth and Aidan Rollason winning one point each for Saracens. Jago and Hal Merritt won the doubles.
Finally, the league would like to wish Jamie Bassett, of Mylor, a speedy recovery following his unfortunate accident. We hope he's back playing table tennis soon.
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