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The League was established in 1964. It is our aim to operate under the rules of the English Table Tennis Association "to promote Table Tennis at all levels for recreation and competition." We consider that we have been successful in this and there are currently 17 teams and more than 80 players registered to play in our two divisions.

From late September through the winter to April, our weekly league matches, four cup events, and an end of season Tournament all provide competitive table tennis games in a friendly and sociable environment. New players and teams are actively encouraged and it doesn't matter how well, or otherwise, you play nor how young or old you are, you're sure to find something to enjoy in the North Norfolk League.

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Knockout Singles Cup Quarter Final Draw

GRESHAM’S SCHOOL A                 V                     AYLSHAM ENTERPRISE

NWSCB                                              V                     MUNDESLEY B

POACHERS                                        V                     AYLSHAM HATHOR

MUNDESLEY A                                 V                     NWSCA

Matches to be played week commencing 4th December 2017

Knockout Doubles Cup Quarter Final Draw

AYLSHAM ENTERPRISE                 V                     GRESHAM’S SCHOOL A

MUNDESLEY A                                 V                     AYLSHAM CONQUEROR

LCC CRABS                                       V                     POACHERS

NWSCA                                              V                     BACKHANDERS

Matches to be played week commencing 27th November 2017

Change to Conqueror and Gresham Secretary Details

Zach Homfray-Davies will be taking over as team captain for Aylsham Conqueror, Zach contacts are '07387572889' email zachhdavies@yahoo.co.uk.

Also note a new email address for Gresham’s secretary Ian Darricott which is iandarricott2017@gmail.com

Knockout Singles Cup Second Round Draw

GRESHAM’S SCHOOL A                 V                     CROSSCOURTS

NWSCE/BACKHANDERS                V                     AYLSHAM ENTERPRISE

SWORDFISH                                     V                     NWSCB

MUNDESLEY B                                 V                     SHARKS

POACHERS                                        V                     BARRACUDAS

NWSCF                                              V                     AYLSHAM HATHOR

LCC DOLPHINS                                V                     MUNDESLEY A

NWSCD                                              V                     NWSCA

 

Matches to be played week commencing 2nd October  2017

Important Registration Reminder

  • Important Reminder – All players must ensure that they have paid their Table Tennis England Registration fees in order to ensure their results are not null and void – the deadline for this is fast approaching and is 30th September.

Correction to Handbook - Crosscourts Secretary Team Details

  • On the team details page for Crosscourts John Welsh’s home number should be listed which is 01263 837307

Knockout Doubles Cup Second Round Draw

AYLSHAM HATHOR                        V                     AYLSHAM ENTERPRISE

GRESHAM’S SCHOOL A                 V                     NWSCB

MUNDESLEY A                                 V                     SHARKS

NOMADS                                           V                     AYLSHAM CONQUEROR

LCC CRABS                                       V                     SWORDFISH

POACHERS                                        V                     NWSCD

LCC DOLPHINS                                V                     NWSCA

BACKHANDERS                               V                     GRESHAM’S SCHOOL B

 

Matches to be played week commencing 16th October 2017

Important - Change in Team Secretary for LCC Starfish

  • Contact details for LCC Starfish has changed to:

 

                 Nigel Pegg    01263 825029     nigelpegg@btinternet.com

 

Also, if any team is unable to contact any Lighthouse team secretary, then

please can they contact :

 

                 Chris Gould   01263 825234     cjgould@sky.com

Important Message for Those who Email Scoresheets

Please can team secretaries who email their scoresheets in, make sure to use the email address phil.stone.tt11@gmail.com as the old wanadoo address is no longer valid. Scoresheet templates with the correct email address as available from the downloads section (with thanks to Laura Marsh).

Knockout Cup Draws

KNOCKOUT DOUBLES CUP DRAW

 

BARRACUDAS                                  V                     AYLSHAM HATHOR

AYLSHAM ENTERPRISE                 V                     AYLSHAM NORADA

LCC LOBSTERS                                V                     GRESHAM’S SCHOOL A

NWSCB                                              V                     CROSSCOURTS

NWSCE                                              V                     MUNDESLEY A

AYLSHAM ALBION                         V                     SHARKS

NOMADS                                           V                     BYE

NWSCF                                              V                     AYLSHAM CONQUEROR

LCC CRABS                                       V                     BYE

SWORDFISH                                     V                     BYE

MUNDESLEY B                                 V                     POACHERS

LCC SEALS                                        V                     NWSCD

LCC DOLPHINS                                V                     MUNDESLEY D

NWSCC                                              V                     NWSCA

LCC STARFISH                                 V                     MUNDESLEY D

MUNDESLEY C                                 V                     GRESHAM’S SCHOOL B

 

Matches to be played week commencing 4th September 2017

 

KNOCKOUT SINGLES CUP DRAW

 

GRESHAM’S SCHOOL A                 V                     MUNDESLEY D

CROSSCOURTS                                V                     NOMADS

NWSCE                                              V                     BACKHANDERS

LCC LOBSTERS                                V                     AYLSHAM ENTERPRISE

SWORDFISH                                     V                     BYE

NWSCB                                              V                     NWSCC

MUNDESLEY B                                 V                     LCC SEALS

SHARKS                                             V                     GRESHAM’S SCHOOL B

POACHERS                                        V                     AYLSHAM NORADA

MUNDESLEY C                                 V                     BARRACUDAS

NWSCF                                              V                     BYE

LCC CRABS                                       V                     AYLSHAM HATHOR

LCC DOLPHINS                                V                     LCC STARFISH

MUNDESLEY A                                 V                     BYE

AYLSHAM ALBION                         V                     NWSCD

NWSCA                                              V                     AYLSHAM CONQUEROR

 

Matches to be played week commencing 11th September 2017

Final Report of the Season - Season Concludes with Glimpse of the Future

The last action of the season was the now traditional Junior Championships. Phil Mole reports:-

 

The annual Youth Tournament of the League was held at North Walsham Sports Centre. In total there were 24 players from Aylsham, Mundesley and North Walsham Table Tennis Clubs organised into two competitions – one for League players (under 18s) and one for non-League players (under 16s). The non-League players were organised into two groups on a round robin basis where everyone played two sets up to 11 against the rest of their groups, gaining three points for a win and one for a draw. The winners of each group were Thomas Mountain and Jim Crossley and they faced each other in a brilliant final, played over the best of three sets. Jim took the first on the golden point with intelligent defensive play, but Thomas came back to win the next two sets with powerful hitting on both his forehand and backhand. The two runners-up in each group should have been able to compete with Thomas and Jim in semi-finals, but it was impossible to separate a number of players in each group who had performed really well. There was also not enough time to hold semi-finals. Those who came close to being runners-up should congratulate themselves for getting so close to Thomas and Jim after quite a demanding set of fixtures. Overall the standard of play, commitment and behaviour of everyone who took part was impressive and all the players should take a great deal of credit for making the afternoon such a success. There were many stand-out performers but a special mention should go to Maisie Crossley who won the trophy for the most improved player and Robert Clarke who had not played a competitive game before, yet showed real effort and not a little skill.

The five League players – the Dyson brothers from Aylsham, the Lester cousins from North Walsham and Thomas Rooke from Mundesley all played each other in matches over the best of three sets and the final was played between Harley Dyson and James Lester, Harley winning 11-9, 11-8, 12-10. The quality of the table tennis played on this table was very high with Ben Lester, Fletcher Dyson and Thomas pushing Harley and James all the way. Congratulations go to all of them. Thanks to all the players who took part, Pat Johnson and Becky from the Sports Centre for the calm organisation and Mary Sawyer for running the raffle and the parents and coaches who attended and contributed to the great atmosphere. Well done to all!

 

The curtain officially came down on the season with the AGM and trophy presentation night which was held at the regular venue of the Lighthouse Inn, Walcott where once again thanks are due to Steve Bullimore for his kind hospitality. The business first half of the evening saw Wendy Marsh and Richard and Simon Porritt elected as the League new Web Officers while John Welsh also joined the Executive Committee as joint registration co-ordinator. The trophy presentations were made by Dave Dewbury of League Sponsor Star Paving Services which included all the winners and runners-up from this season’s League and Cup competitions and the annual North Norfolk Championships. Chairman Chris Pooley made two special awards:- to Mary Sawyer for her efforts in fundraising for the League and also to Pat Johnson for her help in organising the tournament. Earlier in the evening Pat announced that next year will be her 25th and final year overseeing the annual Championships.  This year’s winner of the Sunbank Trophy for the most Person of the match nominations was Jonas Lee while the Natwest Junior player of the season was James Lester. The Don Pritchard Trophy for the most wins was shared between Jonas Lee and Fletcher Dyson, David Foster and Gudrun Scham were named as joint Norwich and Peterborough Newcomers and finally the Alan Bunting Memorial Trophy was presented to John Hall in recognition of his hard work running the junior coaching section at Aylsham.

Handicap Singles Cup Final Report

The last of this season’s four Cup Finals was the Handicap Doubles as Aylsham Enterprise’s Ben Brigg’s (26), Andy Gale (25) and Daniel Atkins (26) battled Poacher’s David Foster (5), Chris Fuller (18) and Andy Marsh (14). Gresham’s School hosted a Cup Final for the first time and with the agreement of both teams, Peter Ward and Ian Darricott shared umpiring duties. Peter reports on the Final:-

Foster played with great determination from the outset with outstanding attacking flair and despite Brigg’s best efforts at defence and counter attack he was caught at 38-38 before succumbing to Foster’s tenacity. Foster then struggled with Gale’s serving and by the time he had got the measure of it, the Poacher’s lead was irretrievable as he levelled the contest at 1-1. The third battle ebbed and flowed and was a much more tactical contest than the previous two with Atkins making a great start before Marsh strung several points together to close the gap only for his opponent to do the same to win comfortably. An epic battle between Gale and Foster followed with both winning points on service but more with follow up smashing. Foster’s play became more and more intense while Gale remained the cooler, however Foster eventually caught up at 49-49 before taking the next two points to close out the win and once again level the Final at 2-2.

The fifth encounter between Briggs and Marsh saw some of the longest rallies of the evening with a mixture of defence and attack. The game levelled at 40-40 making it effectively a single 11 up game. Despite Marsh being the favourite it was still level at 48-48 before the experience of the Poacher told as he ran out a 51-48 winner. Next the clash between Atkins and Fuller was another fascinating game of tactics. Fuller started well and it was virtually even at the turn round on adjusted scores. However as before Atkins came into his own in the second half to take the initiative and win 51-45. Gale’s serving and follow up smashing proved too hot to handle for Marsh who despite closing the gap on several occasions could not quite get there. It was a deserved win for Gale in the seventh battle as he moved Enterprise one win from the Cup at 4-3.

The eighth encounter was the battle of the unbeaten and proved to be a fitting finale. Trailing 5-26 at the start via the handicaps, Foster again went off with a full head of steam going through his full range of shots and he was looking good to catch his opponent. Atkins refused to be intimidated and came out with all his best shots as well. Both players knew how big this game was with a win for Foster leaving a one game shootout in the decisive ninth battle. Yet again Atkins played a blinder in the second half and every time it looked like he was being caught he came back with his own great shots to eventually win 51-44. Aylsham Enterprise won the Cup 5-3 and Daniel Atkins was voted player of the match for great all round play under pressure.

 

HANDICAP SINGLES CUP FINAL – Aylsham Enterprise 5 – 3 Poachers

D Foster (5) bt B Briggs (26) 51-45, A Gale (25) bt C Fuller (18) 51-35, D Atkins (26) bt A Marsh (14) 51-40, D Foster (5) bt A Gale (25) 51-49, A Marsh (14) bt B Briggs (26) 51-48, D Atkins (26) bt C Fuller (18) 51-45, A Gale (25) bt A Marsh (14) 51-43, D Atkins (26) bt D Foster (5) 51-44.

 

Handicap Doubles Cup Final Report

The third of this season’s four Cup Finals saw Gresham’s School A – fresh from winning both of the Knockout Cups – take on NWSCE. The team of James Lester (29), Ben Lester (35) and Andrew Weston (37) lined up for NWSCE while Gresham’s School A were represented by the team of Robin Thaxter (0), Haken Bennell (5) and Colin Humphries (25). The Final took place at Antingham Village Hall and was umpired by Peter Ward (who also reports on the match):-

 

The first two battles saw NWSCE start 21 points ahead of their more experienced opponents and the NWSCE trio played very sensibly in mixing a pushing game with attacking well when opportunities arose as they ran out easy winners. In the third battle Gresham’s started 2-37 down against the Lesters but the combination of Bennell’s spin and Thaxter’s positional play proved too strong as they pulled one back with a 51-46 win. The next two battles both went to the golden point proving to be the tensest part of the evening with NWSCE caught at 45-45 in the fourth and 47-47 in the fifth and as often happens in handicap contests they matched the better team before losing. Gresham’s School A had recovered from a 0-2 deficit to lead the final 3-2 however the Lesters then found the composure they had at the start of the night to win the sixth battle easily.

 

With the final locked at 3-3, unbeaten Thaxter and Bennell (2) took on Weston and Ben Lester (36). The Gresham’s duo looked favourites to win this encounter but their opponents were now having less trouble with Bennell’s spin and hence the pressure moved to the other end of the table. Gresham’s tried everything in their armoury but their opponents had all the answers and won 51-41. With confidence now high, the Lesters (32) faced Thaxter and Humphries (12) winning 51-39 at a canter and hence sealing the Cup 5-3. It was a thoroughly deserved win and the Gresham’s team nominated James Lester player of the match.

 

HANDICAP DOUBLES CUP FINAL

 

NWSCE 5 – 3 GRESHAM’S SCHOOL A

 

 J Lester/Weston  (33) bt Thaxter/Humphries (12) 51-36, B Lester/Weston (36) bt Bennell/Humphries (15) 51-38, Thaxter/Bennell (2) bt Lester/Lester (32) 51-46, Thaxter/Humphries (12) bt B Lester/Weston (36) 51-50, Thaxter/Bennell (2) bt J Lester/Weston (33) 51-50, Lester/Lester (32) bt Bennell/Humphries (15) 51-25, B Lester/Weston (36) bt Thaxter/Bennell (2) 51-41, Lester/Lester (32) bt Thaxter/Humphries (12) 51-39.

Missing - Wooden Spoon!

The Wooden Spoon has gone missing! This is required for the AGM and trophy night so whoever knows its whereabouts please contact Chairman Chris Pooley with haste

Knockout Doubles Cup Final Report

The second of this season’s Cup finals was the Knockout Doubles Cup which saw Gresham’s School A’s Robin Thaxter, Haken Bennell and Jonas Lee battle NWSCA’s Tom Baldock-Yaxley, Andy Beane and Howard Lupton. The final took place at Trunch Village Hall with John Vaughan acting as umpire (to cover illness and in agreement with both teams). Derek Philpott reports:-

 

The first battle saw Thaxter and Lee against Baldock-Yaxley and Lupton. The first set was very close with NWSCA failing to win two set-points at 10-8. Alternation of points continued to 12-12 when Baldock-Yaxley missed a hit before Lee smashed the next point to take the set 14-12. NWSCA led the second 8-4 but steady play by the Gresham’s duo saw them draw level before claiming it 11-9. The third was dominated by Gresham’s. Lee served a terrific short unplayable serve which left Lupton flat footed and amazed and Gresham’s led 6-2. Lee finished the contest 11-5 with an angled block winner. The second contest saw Bennell and Lee against Beane and Lupton. Gresham’s spin and attack was at its best as they started both of the first two sets with a 6-0 lead before winning in straight. Next saw Thaxter and Bennell on the table against Beane and Baldock-Yaxley. Gresham’s led 7-5 before fast attacking play saw Baldock-Yaxley hit a winner and Beane do likewise to level. The next six points were shared alternatively to deuce, but at 10-11 down Beane completely missed the ball to hand Gresham’s a close 12-10 set. The NWSCA pair then had their best spell as they raced to a 7-1 lead on their way to levelling. The third and fourth sets were very similar in that they progressed closely to 6-6 then Gresham’s eased ahead to take both 11-7 and a 3-0 lead in the best of nine final.

The fourth contest was the battle between the pairings of Bennell and Lee and Baldock-Yaxley and Lupton. Baldock-Yaxley’s attack and Lupton’s backspin saw them take the first 11-2. This continued in the second as NWSCA led 10-6 with Lupton’s chop leading to Lee missing his normally brilliant hits; however Gresham’s took the next five points. With it now set-point to Gresham’s at 11-10, Lee returned to Baldock-Yaxley who hit the ball into the top of the net and it flew off to give Gresham’s the set. At 9-9 in the third Bennell missed his serve, but Lee then hit a glorious winner to save the set-point. NWSCA had a second at 11-10 and this time Baldock-Yaxley hit the top of the net and the ball cruelly rolled over and down the other side for them to claim it 12-10. The fourth was level at 5-5, then a run of three consecutive points including a glorious short angle shot from Bennell helped Gresham’s take it 11-7. The deciding fifth saw NWSCA change ends leading 5-3 before taking the next five points and their first win of the night 11-5.

The fifth battle between Thaxter and Lee and Baldock-Yaxley and Beane also started closely at 5-5. Gresham’s punished any loose returns as Thaxter smashed a high return to lead 9-5 and they took the first two sets 11-8, 11-6. An even third never saw more than a two point difference which NWSCA won 12-10. Gresham’s made a dream start in the fourth as they took an 8-0 lead but NWSCA fought back to take the next six points. Thaxter and Lee took their second match-point to move Gresham’s one win from the Cup. The sixth contest saw Thaxter and Bennell edge 5-2 ahead of Beane and Lupton with another great angled shot from Bennell. NWSCA levelled at 6-6 before Gresham’s claimed the first 11-8. The second also started closely with a top-spin hit from Bennell levelling at 7-7 before NWSCA took the next four points to level at a set each. NWSCA led the third 3-0 with good defence from Beane but good even play from Gresham’s saw them fight back. Bennell missed a set-point chance at 10-8 but took the second on his serve to Lupton who could only play it back wide. The fourth was level at 6-6 before Gresham’s eased ahead with steady play and a Thaxter winner gave them four Cup points at 10-6. Beane hit back on the first but fittingly Thaxter hit the winner on the second as he was elected person of the match. Gresham’s won the Cup 5-1.

Knockout Doubles Cup Final – GRESHAM’S SCHOOL A 5 – 1 NWSCA. Thaxter/Lee bt Baldock-Yaxley/Lupton 14-12, 11-9, 11-5, Bennell/Lee bt Beane/Lupton 11-6, 11-6, 11-5, Thaxter/Bennell bt Baldock-Yaxley/Beane 12-10, 4-11, 11-7, 11-7, Baldock-Yaxley/Lupton bt Bennell/Lee 11-2, 10-12, 12-10, 11-7, 11-5, Thaxter/Lee bt Baldock-Yaxley/Beane 11-8, 11-6, 10-12, 11-8, Thaxter/Bennell bt Beane/Lupton 11-8, 7-11, 11-9, 11-7.

Important - Change of Date for AGM

  • Please note that due to unforeseen circumstances, the date of this year’s AGM and trophy presentation night has been put back a week. It will now take place on Wednesday 31st May at the Lighthouse Inn, Walcott.

 

Knockout Singles Cup Final Report

The first of this season’s four Cup finals was the first of two meetings between Gresham’s School A and NWSCA in the showpiece matches. Derek Philpott reports:-

 

The Knockout Singles Cup final was played at Trunch Village Hall with Peter Ward as umpire. Howard Lupton was unable to play for North Walsham so John Vaughan was drafted in as a replacement at short notice to join Andy Beane and Tom Baldock-Yaxley. The Gresham’s team consisted of Jonas Lee, Robin Thaxter and Haken Bennell. The impressive skill of young Jonas Lee showed as he led 4-0. Beane then won his first point as he levelled the opening set at 5-5. Good serving in an attacking open game from Lee ensured his opponent only got two more points as he took the first 11-7. Very entertaining play over the next two sets saw Lee staying ahead to win them 11-9, 11-7. Next Vaughan was pitted against reigning six times North Norfolk Champion Thaxter who always had the edge in a very entertaining game. Angled play from Thaxter attacked Vaughan’s mobility to win in straight. Another good start was then made by Gresham’s as Bennell took the first from Baldock-Yaxley 11-7, but the NWSCA player fought back in the second to win 11-8. The third was level at 5-5 when a shot from Baldock-Yaxley was replayed due to the uncertainty of an edge. Baldock-Yaxley only got one more point as Bennell took the set 11-6. A very close and entertaining fourth set stayed level before Baldock-Yaxley saved a match-point at 9-10 and then narrowly forced a deciding set by taking it 15-13. The deciding fifth again started very evenly with Bennell changing ends 5-4 ahead. The rallies were then dominated by Bennell with good spin and consistency as he won this crucial set 11-5 to put Gresham’s School A 3-0 up in the final.

On the table next was the battle between Thaxter and Beane. Thaxter’s steady play and powerful hitting saw him in control as he registered a straight sets win to move Gresham’s one win from a successful Cup defence. Lee and Baldock-Yaxley contested the fifth battle with skill abundant from both players in an entertaining contest. Lee served short down the left side of the table followed up by a forehand kill, then he would serve a low fast deep serve and generally controlled the rallies. Good hitting, mistakes – the contest had it all, but Lee led the third 7-0 and secured the Cup with an 11-4, 11-5, 11-2 win. The night ended with an ‘exhibition’ dead rubber as Bennell beat Vaughan in five to end the night in an enjoyable, light-hearted contest.

KNOCKOUT SINGLES CUP FINAL

Gresham’s School A 6 – 0 NWSCA – Lee bt Beane 11-7, 11-7, 11-7, Thaxter bt Vaughan 11-5, 11-7, 11-3, Bennell bt Baldock-Yaxley 11-7, 8-11, 11-6, 13-15, 11-5, Thaxter bt Beane 11-6, 11-5, 11-6, Lee bt Baldock-Yaxley 11-4, 11-5, 11-2, Bennell bt Vaughan 11-13, 11-9, 11-7, 10-12, 11-9.

Handicap Cups Semi-Final Draws

HANDICAP SINGLES CUP SEMI-FINAL DRAW

AYLSHAM ENTERPRISE V CROSSCOURTS

POACHERS V GRESHAM'S SCHOOL A

 

HANDICAP DOUBLES CUP SEMI-FINAL DRAW

AYLSHAM ENTERPRISE V NWSCE

GRESHAM'S SCHOOL A V GRESHAM'S SCHOOL B

Matches to be played weeek commencing 17th April 2017

North Norfolk Championships 2017 Report - Six in a Row for Thaxter - 2 Titles each for Robin and David Foster but Fletcher Dyson Cleans Up with 3

After last year’s 11 hour epic, changes to the North Norfolk Championships were made including placing a restriction on the number of events a player could enter and so it was that the 53rd edition of the event saw 39 players contest 122 matches in 10 events on 6 tables at North Walsham Sports Centre with play lasting just under 8 hours.

In the Open Singles, Harley Dyson edged out Joel Lodge 14-12 in the fifth before losing out in four to Paul Price in the second round where at the same stage Laura Marsh beat Fletcher Dyson 17-15 in the fourth. The quarter-finals saw David Foster beat Marsh in three while Price saved two match-points at 8-10 in the fifth, but Andy Beane won their decider 12-10. In the opposite (top) half of the draw Aaron Howell reached the last eight with a win in straight against Dennis Elliott followed by a tight five set victory against Colin Humphries. His fellow quarter-finalists all reached that stage with no sets dropped and the straight sets matches continued as Robin Thaxter defeated Andy Marsh and Chris Fuller edged Howell 13-11 in the third. Fuller’s challenge was ended in three by Thaxter while the other semi-final saw Beane take a set from Foster. The first four points of the final all went against serve and later Foster saved two set-points also against serve before Thaxter took his third to edge a tight opening set 12-10. Thaxter took the last three points from 7-8 in the next set to take a two sets lead, however an unorthodox defensive shot early in the third marked the start of a momentum switch with good all-round play from Foster seeing him take the last five points from 6-4. The first final to go the distance in over a decade appeared to be on the cards as Foster took the first four points and led the fourth 8-3, but Thaxter saved three set-points with both his service returns on the latter two forcing Foster into error. Thaxter edged the set 12-10 to take his sixth straight title.

There was consolation for Foster in two other events – partnering Fuller in the Open Doubles the pair knocked out Thaxter and Humphries in the quarter-final and Peter Ward and Harley Dyson in the semi-final with both wins in straight. In the final they met Price and Peter Betts who had come through another tough route beating Daniel Atkins and Ben Briggs in four, Beane and John Vaughan in three and then won their semi-final against Howell and Laura Marsh from two sets to one down. The final saw a win in four for Foster and Fuller. The one preliminary match needed in the veterans (over 55) saw a win in five for Elliott against John Welsh. The first round and quarter-final matches were all settled in straight sets before both semis went the distance with wins for Betts and Foster against Elliott and Fuller respectively. Foster won the title match by beating Betts in four.

High drama was the order of the day right from the start of the Handicap Doubles event with James and Ben Lester winning their first round match against Roger Crouch and Steve Hollingworth on the golden point 51-50. Price and Betts saved four match-points in their first round as they came back from 46-50 to defeat Edna and Philip Stone 51-50 and then repeated the feat in the second round, this time coming from 45-50 to defeat the Lester’s on the golden point. Betts and Price were defeated by Fuller and Elliott while the other semi-final saw a win for Thaxter and Humphries against John Hall and Ken Seaman. Fuller and Elliott started the final 17-12 ahead but Thaxter and Humphries levelled at 24-24 before taking the last four points from 47-45 to take the title. The 33 player draw in the Handicap Singles meant the need for one preliminary match which saw Fletcher Dyson beat Peter Ward. Dyson progressed into the final with further wins against Seaman, Price and James Lester. Harley Dyson came very close to setting up a final between the two brothers but was denied in the semi-final by Stuart Hook who starting level won the golden point. Dyson started 35-27 ahead before winning the final 51-36.

In the First Division Singles, James Lester beat Joel Lodge in five before going down in five in the semi-final to Ben Briggs. John Welsh beat Chris Marshall in five and Daniel Atkins in four before winning the final against Briggs in straight. The final of the First Division Doubles saw Atkins and Briggs beat the Lesters in four. In the semi-final of the Ladies Singles, Becky Wood forced a decider after trailing Laura Marsh by two sets, but Marsh won the decider 11-6 and retained her title by beating Gudrun Scham in straight. Scham was involved in a topsy-turvy semi-final of the Second Division Singles that saw John Hall recover from two down and save a match-point in the fifth to win 8-11, 8-11, 11-5, 11-0, 12-10. Fletcher Dyson beat Steve Hollingworth in four in the other semi and saved a set-point in the middle of his 11-6, 13-11, 11-9 win in the final against Hall. Hollingworth and Hall won their semi-final in the Second Division Doubles against Scham and Sarah Tudhope in five. In the final they met Wood and Fletcher Dyson – despite reaching the title match courtesy of walkovers, the younger duo won in straight sets. It was a great day for the Aylsham Club and especially Dyson who won three titles.

                                                                                   

  • Important thanks are due to John Skilleter of Speedy Bat Sports for sponsoring the balls at the event and tournament organisers Chris and Pat Johnson and Derek Philpott plus Mary Sawyer for running the raffle (helped by Mrs Marsh!) and all those who helped set up and clear up the event. A special thank you to those who made an effort to attend the day before to help set it up, especially the strong contingent from Aylsham (Roger, Ken, Ray and John and anyone I may have forgotten) as well as Peter Betts from Mundesley all of whom helped the regulars set it up at least twice as fast as normal. Thank you!

North Norfolk Championships 2017 - Full Results

Open Singles

R1 – D Atkins bt S Hook 11-8, 12-10, 11-9, A Marsh bt B Briggs 11-7, 11-5, 11-5, P Betts bt J Vaughan 11-8, 4-11, 11-5, 11-8, C Humphries bt W Zivna 13-11, 11-7, 11-7, A Howell bt D Elliott 11-5, 11-5, 11-3, H Dyson bt J Lodge 11-6, 11-5, 9-11, 10-12, 14-12, A Beane bt F Weston 11-3, 11-4, 11-7, F Dyson bt J Welsh 11-8, 11-9, 11-7. R2 – R Thaxter bt D Atkins 11-6, 11-7, 11-4, A Marsh bt R Gale 11-7, 11-6, 11-3, C Fuller bt P Betts 11-7, 11-6, 11-3, A Howell bt C Humphries 11-9, 13-15, 5-11, 11-2, 11-9, P Price bt H Dyson 7-11, 11-6, 13-11, 11-5, A Beane bt S Halliday 11-7, 11-8, 11-3, L Marsh bt F Dyson 11-9, 7-11, 11-5, 17-15, D Foster bt P Stone 11-8, 11-6, 11-7. QF – R Thaxter bt A Marsh 11-4, 11-2, 11-3, C Fuller bt A Howell 11-7, 11-3, 13-11, A Beane bt P Price 9-11, 12-10, 11-5, 8-11, 12-10, D Foster bt L Marsh 11-5, 11-7, 11-7. SF – R Thaxter bt C Fuller 11-7, 11-7, 11-1, D Foster bt A Beane 11-6, 9-11, 11-8, 11-6. Final – R Thaxter bt D Foster 12-10, 11-7, 4-11, 12-10.

 

Open Doubles

R1 – P Ward/H Dyson bt F Weston/E Dolden 11-8, 11-9, 11-7, P Price/P Betts bt D Atkins/B Briggs 11-9, 11-8, 10-12, 11-8, A Beane/J Vaughan bt S Hook/J Lodge 10-12, 11-7, 13-11, 11-3. QF – P Ward/H Dyson bt C Marshall/P Stone 11-8, 11-8, 11-2, D Foster/C Fuller bt C Humphries/R Thaxter 11-9, 11-6, 11-4, A Howell/L Marsh bt D Elliott/W Zivna 11-9, 11-8, 11-8, P Price/P Betts bt A Beane/J Vaughan 11-4, 11-9, 11-9. SF – D Foster/C Fuller bt P Ward/H Dyson 11-5, 11-6, 11-4, P Price/P Betts bt A Howell/L Marsh 11-7, 7-11, 9-11, 11-2, 11-6. Final – D Foster/C Fuller bt P Price/P Betts 11-4, 11-9, 7-11, 11-4.

 

Veterans

Prelim – D Elliott bt J Welsh 11-7, 9-11, 12-10, 6-11, 11-7. R1 – D Elliott bt J Hall 13-11, 11-2, 11-5, K Seaman bt R Crouch 11-8, 13-11, 12-10, C Humphries bt S Hollingworth 11-9, 11-3, 11-5, P Betts bt P Ward 11-5, 11-9, 11-1, A Marsh bt W Thatcher w/o, D Foster bt J Vaughan 11-6, 11-6, 11-8, C Fuller bt D Sidaway 11-2, 11-0, 11-1, R Gale bt F Weston 11-6, 11-4, 11-8. QF – D Elliott bt K Seaman 11-4, 11-2, 11-4, P Betts bt C Humphries 11-7, 12-10, 11-8, D Foster bt A Marsh 11-4, 11-1, 11-4, C Fuller bt R Gale 11-5, 11-5, 11-6. SF – P Betts bt D Elliott 5-11, 11-1, 11-13, 12-10, 11-8, D Foster bt C Fuller 11-2, 8-11, 9-11, 11-3, 11-4. Final – D Foster bt P Betts 11-4, 8-11, 11-4, 11-8.

 

Handicap Singles (Handicaps in brackets)

Prelim – F Dyson (35) bt P Ward (25) 51-36. R1 – F Dyson (35) bt A Howell (0) 51-44, K Seaman (40) bt W Zivna (20) 51-44, P Price (10) bt D Sidaway (36) 51-45, B Lester (35) bt A Beane (10) 51-24, J Lester (29) bt E Stone (37) 51-46, L Marsh (27) bt S Halliday (26) 51-43, R Crouch (40) bt R Gale (26) 51-47, P Stone (27) bt J Welsh (26) 51-50, J Hall (36) bt J Lodge (33) 51-41, H Dyson (27) bt C Fuller (18) 51-45, S Tudhope (42) bt G Scham (39) 51-50, S Betts (45) bt B Wood (35) 51-47, C Marshall (30) bt P Betts (20) 51-48, S Hollingworth (36) bt A Marsh (14) 51-47, C Humphries (25) bt R Thaxter (0) 51-41, S Hook (27) bt F Weston (37) 51-46. R2 – F Dyson (35) bt K Seaman (40) 51-43, P Price (10) bt B Lester (35) 51-43, J Lester (29) bt L Marsh (27) 51-47, P Stone (27) bt R Crouch (40) 51-48, H Dyson (27) bt J Hall (36) 51-45, S Betts (45) bt S Tudhope (42) 51-50, S Hollingworth (36) bt C Marshall (30) 51-45, S Hook (27) bt C Humphries (25) 51-44. QF – F Dyson (35) bt P Price (10) 51-40, J Lester (29) bt P Stone (27) 51-44, H Dyson (27) bt S Betts (45) 51-48, S Hook (27) bt S Hollingworth (36) 51-?? SF – F Dyson (35) bt J Lester (29) 51-47, S Hook (27) bt H Dyson (27) 51-50. Final – F Dyson (35) bt S Hook (27) 51-36.

 

Handicap Doubles (Handicaps in brackets)

R1 – K Seaman/J Hall (38) bt J Welsh/D Sidaway (31) 51-49, D Atkins/B Briggs (26) bt S Hook/J Lodge (30) 51-31, A Beane/F Weston (23) bt P Ward/H Dyson (26) 51-47, C Humphries/R Thaxter (12) bt S Tudhope/G Scham (40) 51-47, P Betts/P Price (15) bt E Stone/P Stone (32) 51-50, B Lester/J Lester (32) bt R Crouch/S Hollingworth (38) 51-50, B Wood/F Dyson (35) bt A Howell/L Marsh (13) 51-48, C Fuller/D Elliott (17) bt C Marshall/S Halliday (28) 51-47. QF – K Seaman/J Hall (38) bt D Atkins/B Briggs (26) 51-49, C Humphries/R Thaxter (12) bt A Beane/F Weston (23) 51-44, P Betts/P Price (15) bt B Lester/J Lester (32) 51-50, C Fuller/D Elliott (17) bt B Wood/F Dyson (35) 51-48. SF – C Humphries/R Thaxter (12) bt K Seaman/J Hall (38) 51-45, C Fuller/D Elliott (17) bt P Betts/P Price (15) 51-45. Final – C Humphries/R Thaxter (12) bt C Fuller/D Elliott (17) 51-45.

 

Ladies Singles

QF – E Stone bt S Betts 11-8, 11-7, 11-3, L Marsh bt S Tudhope 11-2, 11-2, 11-0. SF – G Scham bt E Stone 11-6, 11-8, 14-12, L Marsh bt B Wood 11-7, 11-7, 9-11, 8-11, 11-6. Final – L Marsh bt G Scham 11-5, 11-7, 11-7.

 

1st Division Singles

QF – B Briggs bt S Halliday 11-9, 11-6, 11-9, J Lester bt J Lodge 9-11, 11-5, 8-11, 11-6, 11-6, J Welsh bt C Marshall 11-6, 7-11, 11-7, 10-12, 11-1, D Atkins bt B Lester 11-4, 11-2, 11-6. SF – B Briggs bt J Lester 8-11, 8-11, 11-8, 11-7, 11-9, J Welsh bt D Atkins 11-8, 13-11, 8-11, 11-9. Final – J Welsh bt B Briggs 11-3, 11-9, 11-8.

 

1st Division Doubles

SF – D Atkins/B Briggs bt C Marshall/S Halliday 11-8, 11-8, 7-11, 11-4, B Lester/J Lester bt D Sidaway/E Dolden 11-4, 11-13, 8-11, 11-8, 11-4. Final – D Atkins/B Briggs bt B Lester/J Lester 9-11, 11-6, 11-7, 11-7.

 

2nd Division Singles

R1 – B Wood bt S Tudhope 11-8, 11-9, 11-4, E Stone bt K Seaman 11-9, 11-5, 11-4, G Scham bt R Crouch 10-12, 11-8, 11-3, 11-7. QF – S Hollingworth bt B Wood 11-8, 11-7, 12-10, F Dyson bt E Stone 11-3, 11-9, 11-4, J Hall bt M Hammond w/o, G Scham bt S Betts 11-7, 11-5, 11-7. SF – F Dyson bt S Hollingworth 4-11, 11-9, 11-7, 11-7, J Hall bt G Scham 8-11, 8-11, 11-5, 11-0, 12-10. Final – F Dyson bt J Hall 11-6, 13-11, 11-9.

 

2nd Division Doubles

QF – S Hollingworth/J Hall bt R Crouch/K Seaman 11-3, 11-5, 11-9. SF – S Hollingworth/J Hall bt S Tudhope/G Scham 11-1, 7-11, 11-4, 8-11, 11-4, B Wood/F Dyson bt M Hammond/K Hammond w/o. Final – B Wood/F Dyson bt S Hollingworth/J Hall 11-1, 11-7, 11-8.

Handicap Singles Cup Quarter-Final Draw

AYLSHAM ENTERPRISE V NWSCB

CROSSCOURTS V MUNDESLEY A

SHARKS V POACHERS

GRESHAM'S SCHOOL A V AYLSHAM ALBION

Matches to be played week commencing 3rd April 2017

North Norfolk Championships - Last Chance to Enter!

  • A reminder that the deadline for entries into the North Norfolk Championships is fast approaching as the cut off date is Saturday 25th March with the draw made shortly after. This year’s Championships take place at North Walsham Sports Centre on Sunday 2nd April at the earlier starting time of 9:30am.

Handicap Doubles Cup Quarter-Final Draw

BACKHANDERS                     V                           AYLSHAM ENTERPRISE

BARRACUDAS                       V                           NWSCE

NWSCD                                 V                            GRESHAM'S SCHOOL A

MUNDESLEY B                    V                           GRESHAM'S SCHOOL B

Matches to be played week commencing 20th March 2017

Handicap Singles Cup Second Round Draw

AYLSHAM ENTERPRISE                 V                     LCC SEALS

NWSCB                                              V                     NWSCC

LCC LOBSTERS                                V                     CROSSCOURTS

MUNDESLEY A                                 V                     MUNDESLEY B

SHARKS                                             V                     AYLSHAM CONQUEROR

SWORDFISH                                     V                     POACHERS

NWSCA                                              V                     GRESHAM’S SCHOOL A

BACKHANDERS                               V                     AYLSHAM ALBION

 

Matches to be played week commencing 6th March 2017

Handicap Doubles Cup Second Round Draw

BACKHANDERS                               V                     LCC SEALS

AYLSHAM ENTERPRISE                 V                     NWSCF

BARRACUDAS                                  V                     DROPSHOTS

NWSCE                                              V                     AYLSHAM ALBION

CROSSCOURTS                                V                     NWSCD

GRESHAM’S SCHOOL A                 V                     LCC STARFISH

NWSCA                                              V                     MUNDESLEY B

GRESHAM’S SCHOOL B                 V                     NWSCB

 

Matches to be played week commencing week commencing 20th February 2017

Handicap Cup First Round Draws

HANDICAP SINGLES CUP FIRST ROUND DRAW

 

LCC STARFISH                                 V                     AYLSHAM ENTERPRISE

LCC SEALS                                        V                     BYE

NWSCB                                              V                     BYE

GRESHAM’S SCHOOL B                 V                     NWSCC

MUNDESLEY D                                 V                     LCC LOBSTERS

CROSSCOURTS                                V                     BYE

NWSCF                                              V                     MUNDESLEY A

AYLSHAM HATHOR                        V                     MUNDESLEY B

SHARKS                                             V                     LCC CRABS

AYLSHAM CONQUEROR               V                     NWSCD

SWORDFISH                                     V                     BYE

DROPSHOTS                                     V                     POACHERS

NWSCE                                              V                     NWSCA

GRESHAM’S SCHOOL A                 V                     BARRACUDAS

BACKHANDERS                               V                     LCC DOLPHINS

AYLSHAM ALBION                         V                     BYE

 

Matches to be played week commencing 30th January 2017

 

 

HANDICAP DOUBLES CUP FIRST ROUND DRAW

 

BACKHANDERS                               V                     AYLSHAM CONQUEROR

LCC SEALS                                        V                     AYLSHAM HATHOR

AYLSHAM ENTERPRISE                 V                     SWORDFISH

NWSCF                                              V                     BYE

BARRACUDAS                                  V                     BYE

DROPSHOTS                                     V                     LCC LOBSTERS

SHARKS                                             V                     NWSCE

AYLSHAM ALBION                         V                     POACHERS

CROSSCOURTS                                V                     BYE

NWSCD                                              V                     LCC DOLPHINS

NWSCC                                              V                     GRESHAM’S SCHOOL A

LCC STARFISH                                 V                     BYE

NWSCA                                              V                     BYE

MUNDESLEY A                                 V                     MUNDESLEY B

LCC CRABS                                       V                     GRESHAM’S SCHOOL B

NWSCB                                              V                     MUNDESLEY D

 

Matches to be played week commencing 23rd January 2017

Player Handicaps 2017

Premier

Name

Team

P

W

Avg

H/CAP

1

Jonas Lee

Gresham B

21

21

100

0

2

Robin Thaxter

Gresham A

15

15

100

0

3

Aaron Howell

Poachers

3

3

100

0

4

Jordy Gabriel

Gresham A

3

3

100

0

5

David Foster

Poachers

24

21

87.5

5

6

Haken Bennell

Gresham A

21

18

85.71

5

7

Stephen Patterson

Sharks

21

18

85.71

5

8

Tom Baldock-Yaxley

North Walsham Table Tennis Club 'A'

18

15

83.33

5

9

John Vaughan

North Walsham Table Tennis Club 'A'

12

10

83.33

15

10

Howard Lupton

North Walsham Table Tennis Club 'B'

21

16

76.19

8

11

Andy Beane

North Walsham Table Tennis Club 'A'

27

20

74.07

10

12

Paul Price

Mundesley A

27

19

70.37

10

13

Paul Warner

Backhanders

27

19

70.37

10

14

Steve Dams

Poachers

3

2

66.67

14

15

Andy Marsh

Poachers

24

15

62.5

14

16

Richard Westgate

North Walsham Table Tennis Club 'B'

21

13

61.9

16

17

Dennis Elliot

North Walsham Table Tennis Club 'B'

30

18

60

16

18

Chris Fuller

Poachers

18

10

55.56

18

19

Richard Porritt

North Walsham Table Tennis Club 'B'

18

10

55.56

18

20

Peter Betts

Mundesley A

24

12

50

20

21

Werner Zivna

North Walsham Table Tennis Club 'B'

12

6

50

20

22

Steve Hudson

Sharks

27

12

44.44

22

23

Matthew Hudson

Sharks

24

10

41.67

22

24

Peter Ward

Aylsham Hathor

24

8

33.33

25

25

Brian Lee

Gresham B

9

3

33.33

Play up

26

Simon Halliday

Barracudas

6

2

33.33

Play up

27

Colin Humphries

Gresham A

3

1

33.33

25

28

Teucer Wilson

Backhanders

27

8

29.63

25

29

Harley Dyson

Aylsham Hathor

15

4

26.67

27

30

Phil Stone

North Walsham Table Tennis Club 'D'

24

6

25

27

31

Stuart Hook

North Walsham Table Tennis Club 'D'

12

3

25

27

32

Laura Marsh

Poachers

9

2

22.22

27

33

Whilhelm de Neve

Backhanders

27

5

18.52

27

34

Paul Light

Mundesley A

24

4

16.67

28

35

Ian Potter

Aylsham Hathor

18

3

16.67

28

36

Phil Mole

North Walsham Table Tennis Club 'F'

18

3

16.67

28

37

Andrew Tuddenham

North Walsham Table Tennis Club 'D'

15

1

6.67

29

38

Dave Johns

Aylsham Hathor

18

1

5.56

29

39

Jonathan Care

Mundesley A

6

0

0

29

40

Keith Register

Barracudas

3

0

0

Play up

41

Ben Briggs

Aylsham Enterprise

3

0

0

Play up

42

Jack Bye

North Walsham Table Tennis Club 'F'

3

0

0

Play up

43

Jonny Gale

Aylsham Enterprise

3

0

0

Play up

44

Frank Weston

North Walsham Table Tennis Club 'F'

3

0

0

Play up

45

Edna Stone

North Walsham Table Tennis Club 'F'

3

0

0

Play up

46

John Chapman

North Walsham Table Tennis Club 'F'

3

0

0

Play up

Division 1

Name

Team

P

W

Avg

H/CAP

1

Andrew Gale

Aylsham Enterprise

15

15

100

25

2

Seamus Chambers

Gresham A

12

12

100

25

3

Jonas Lee

Gresham B

6

6

100

Play up

4

Steven Price

Gresham B

6

6

100

25

5

Terry Lawes

Crosscourts

3

3

100

35

6

Simon Halliday

Barracudas

21

19

90.48

26

7

Daniel Atkins

Aylsham Enterprise

27

24

88.89

26

8

Ben Briggs

Aylsham Enterprise

18

16

88.89

26

9

John Welsh

Crosscourts

15

13

86.67

26

10

Trevor Vincent

Mundesley D

12

10

83.33

SUSPENDED

11

Rodney Goffin

Crosscourts

21

17

80.95

26

12

Ray Gale

Aylsham Enterprise

15

12

80

26

13

Brian Lee

Gresham B

21

16

76.19

28

14

Tim Dawson

Lighthouse CC Lobsters

20

15

75

28

15

Ross Murray

Lighthouse CC Lobsters

17

12

70.59

29

16

James Lester

North Walsham Table Tennis Club 'E'

27

19

70.37

29

17

Chris Gould

Lighthouse CC Lobsters

23

16

69.57

30

18

Chris Marshall

Barracudas

21

14

66.67

30

19

Keith Beswick

Crosscourts

18

12

66.67

30

20

Kieran Peters

Gresham B

6

4

66.67

30

21

Stefan Iwanczyle

Gresham B

3

2

66.67

30

22

Jack Bramwell

Crosscourts

3

2

66.67

30

23

Keith Register

Barracudas

18

11

61.11

30

24

David Thompson

Lighthouse CC Lobsters

24

13

54.17

32

25

Jonny Gale

Aylsham Enterprise

15

8

53.33

32

26

Robbie Birtwell

Lighthouse CC Crabs

21

11

52.38

32

27

Kevin Cardy

Lighthouse CC Crabs

24

11

45.83

33

28

Joel Lodge

North Walsham Table Tennis Club 'C'

18

8

44.44

33

29

Char Edwards

Lighthouse CC Crabs

18

7

38.89

35

30

Paul Gotts

Mundesley B

21

8

38.1

35

31

Carrie Last

North Walsham Table Tennis Club 'C'

24

9

37.5

35

32

Ben Lester

North Walsham Table Tennis Club 'E'

27

10

37.04

35

33

Mary Sawyer

North Walsham Table Tennis Club 'D'

18

6

33.33

35

34

Mike Toye

Barracudas

3

1

33.33

Play up

35

Frank Weston

North Walsham Table Tennis Club 'F'

3

1

33.33

Play up

36

Tony Perkins

Mundesley C

3

1

33.33

Play up

37

Jake Woolston

North Walsham Table Tennis Club 'F'

3

1

33.33

Play up

38

Eric Dolden

North Walsham Table Tennis Club 'C'

24

7

29.17

36

39

Richard Airs

Lighthouse CC Crabs

21

6

28.57

36

40

Derek Sidaway

Crosscourts

24

6

25

36

41

Wrenford Thatcher

Dropshots

21

5

23.81

36

42

Clive Hedges

Barracudas

9

2

22.22

36

43

Andrew Weston

North Walsham Table Tennis Club 'E'

21

4

19.05

37

44

Alf Greer

Dropshots

18

3

16.67

37

45

Georgy Bezarashvilli

Gresham B

18

3

16.67

37

46

Thomas Rooke

Mundesley C

12

2

16.67

37

47

Ray Amo

Swordfish

9

1

11.11

Play up

48

Anne Armitage

Dropshots

18

1

5.56

38

49

Sally Homfrey Davies

Dropshots

12

0

0

38

50

John Stacey

Mundesley D

3

0

0

Play up

51

Connor Gotts

Mundesley D

3

0

0

Play up

52

Edna Stone

North Walsham Table Tennis Club 'F'

3

0

0

Play up

53

Sheila Prime

Mundesley D

3

0

0

Play up

54

David Thomson

Mundesley D

3

0

0

Play up

55

Judy Oliver

Dropshots

6

0

0

40

56

Alison Dunnett

Dropshots

9

0

0

40

57

Sue Lawes

Dropshots

12

0

0

40

Division 2

Name

Team

P

W

Avg

H/CAP

1

Tom Atherton

Mundesley D

6

6

100

30

2

John Stacey

Mundesley D

3

3

100

35

3

Ashley Marsh

Aylsham Albion

3

3

100

35

4

Stephen Sutton

Aylsham Conqueror

3

3

100

40

5

Becky Wood

Aylsham Albion

21

20

95.24

35

6

Fletcher Dyson

Aylsham Albion

24

22

91.67

35

7

Owain Athill

Aylsham Albion

12

11

91.67

35

8

Nash Panday

Aylsham Conqueror

12

11

91.67

35

9

Mick Hammond

Lighthouse CC Dolphins

27

24

88.89

36

10

Mike Toye

Barracudas

9

8

88.89

36

11

John Hall

Aylsham Albion

21

18

85.71

36

12

Ray Amo

Swordfish

6

5

83.33

36

13

Jack Bye

North Walsham Table Tennis Club 'F'

6

5

83.33

36

14

Steve Hollingworth

Aylsham Conqueror

17

14

82.35

36

15

Rex Parfitt

Swordfish

5

4

80

37

16

Frank Weston

North Walsham Table Tennis Club 'F'

18

14

77.78

37

17

Edna Stone

North Walsham Table Tennis Club 'F'

9

7

77.78

37

18

Andrew Robinson

Mundesley C

12

8

66.67

38

19

Brenda Baldock

North Walsham Table Tennis Club 'F'

3

2

66.67

38

20

Keegan Hammond

Lighthouse CC Dolphins

27

16

59.26

38

21

Nigel Pegg

Lighthouse CC Starfish

18

10

55.56

38

22

Leo Robinson

Mundesley C

9

5

55.56

38

23

Nigel Brady

Swordfish

12

6

50

38

24

Stan Munn

Lighthouse CC Starfish

6

3

50

38

25

Tony Perkins

Mundesley C

21

10

47.62

39

26

Ian Kidger

Lighthouse CC Dolphins

15

7

46.67

39

27

Chris Taylor

Lighthouse CC Starfish

15

7

46.67

39

28

Derek Philpott

Swordfish

11

5

45.45

39

29

Gudrun Scham

Mundesley D

9

4

44.44

39

30

David Thomson

Mundesley D

9

4

44.44

39

31

Thomas Rooke

Mundesley C

9

4

44.44

Play up

32

Roger Crouch

Aylsham Conqueror

17

7

41.18

40

33

Ken Seaman

Aylsham Conqueror

20

8

40

40

34

Neil Edwards

Lighthouse CC Starfish

15

6

40

40

35

John Chapman

North Walsham Table Tennis Club 'F'

18

7

38.89

40

36

Jake Woolston

North Walsham Table Tennis Club 'F'

3

1

33.33

42

37

Kelsey Pegg

Lighthouse CC Starfish

18

5

27.78

42

38

Stephen Ratcliffe

Lighthouse CC Seals

15

4

26.67

42

39

Sarah Tudhope

Mundesley D

27

7

25.93

42

40

Tim Shelley

Mundesley D

18

2

11.11

45

41

Peter Ratcliffe

Lighthouse CC Seals

9

1

11.11

45

42

Jeremy James

Lighthouse CC Seals

12

1

8.33

45

43

Rob Templeman

Lighthouse CC Seals

9

0

0

45

44

Shelley Betts

Swordfish

14

0

0

45

45

Robyn Templeman

Lighthouse CC Seals

15

0

0

45

46

Val Kidger

Lighthouse CC Seals

3

0

0

45

47

Angela James

Lighthouse CC Seals

9

0

0

45

48

Sheila Prime

Mundesley D

3

0

0

45

49

Dorothy Ilines

Lighthouse CC Dolphins

3

0

0

45

50

Stan Baldock

North Walsham Table Tennis Club 'F'

6

0

0

45

51

Connor Gotts

Mundesley D

6

0

0

45

52

John Eglen

Swordfish

12

0

0

45


BASIC RULES

 

  1. ONE Game to 51 points.
  2. No Deuce
  3. First team to 5 wins and goes to next round.
  4. Each player starts on their Handicap and change ends halfway as applicable. i.e. Players 38 v 27 change at 44 or 39; 4 v 28 change at 27 or 40
  5. In Doubles add two handicaps together and half them downwards. i.e. 38 & 27 = 65 start on 32 or 14 & 19 = 33 start on 16. Work end changes as above.
  6. Please try and play at least 6 games so all players get at least 2 games

 

GOOD LUCK – HOPE IT WORKS – If it does well done to me if it doesn't blame the rest!!

Important - Mundesley C Withdraw from the League

  • Mundesley C have withdrawn from the League. The matches they played have become null and void and will be removed from the League tables in due course. Obviously teams should not attend their remaining fixtures. (Mundesley A, B and D all remain as normal).

Important - Change of Venue & Home Night for All Mundesley Teams

Please note for the rest of the season all Mundesley teams will be playing at the Coronoation Hall in Mundesley on a THURSDAY night.

NWSCE - Change of Captain

  • Please note that Gary Lester has taken over as NWSCE’s captain (01692 650711).

Knockout Singles Cup Quarter-Final Draw

GRESHAM’S SCHOOL A                 V                     POACHERS

NWSCF                                              V                     BACKHANDERS

/SHARKS                                        V                     CROSSCOURTS

MUNDESLEY A                              V                     NWSCA

 

Matches to be played week commencing 05.12.16.

Knockout Doubles Cup Quarter-Final Draw

LCC CRABS                                       V                     GRESHAM’S SCHOOL A

POACHERS                                        V                     MUNDESLEY A

GRESHAM’S SCHOOL B                 V                     NWSCB

NWSCA                                              V                     AYLSHAM ALBION

Knockout Doubles Cup Second Round Draw

KNOCKOUT DOUBLES CUP SECOND ROUND DRAW

 

LCC DOLPHINS                                V                     LCC CRABS

GRESHAM’S SCHOOL A                 V                     AYLSHAM ENTERPRISE

NWSCE                                              V                     POACHERS

MUNDESLEY A                                 V                     AYLSHAM HATHOR

GRESHAM’S SCHOOL B                 V                     NWSCC

NWSCB                                              V                     DROPSHOTS

SEAFLAMES SHARKS                     V                     NWSCA

AYLSHAM ALBION                         V                     NWSCF         

 

Matches to be played week commencing 17th October2016

 

Knockout Singles Cup Second Round Draw

GRESHAM’S SCHOOL A                 V                     BARRACUDAS

SWORDFISH                                     V                     POACHERS

NWSCF                                              V                     MUNDESLEY B

GRESHAM’S SCHOOL B                 V                     BACKHANDERS

NWSCB                                              V                     SHARKS

AYLSHAM ENTERPRISE                 V                     CROSSCOURTS

AYLSHAM HATHOR                        V                     MUNDESLEY A

NWSCD                                              V                     NWSCA

 

Matches to be played week commencing 3rd  October2016

Season Preview - New Balls Please!

The new season of the Star Paving Services North Norfolk Table Tennis League gets underway this week with several key changes, one of the biggest being the introduction of the new plastic table tennis balls in line with ITTF and Table Tennis England policy. The plastic balls as opposed to the old celluloid variety are likely to result in less spin and bounce with a view to slowing the game down.

Three new teams have joined this season as the League continues its impressive growth with the new total of twenty eight teams triple that of just over a decade ago. The Trunch based Seaflames club as well as Mundesley and the LCC at Sheringham have all gained a team – interestingly Seaflames have elected to call their new team Swordfish while LCC independently opted to call theirs Starfish! There is also a change of venue for the Mundesley club who will now be playing their home matches at a venue previously used for League matches – Southrepps Village Hall. The Aylsham club has rebranded with a quartet of new team names (avoiding the fishy goings on elsewhere they have elected for Hathor, Enterprise, Albion and Conqueror) and in addition to various player transfers between teams and clubs, there have been several changes to home nights and team captains so players are asked to study their handbooks and fixture lists very carefully!

The introduction of the new teams has saved Aylsham Hathor (previously Aylsham A) from relegation from the Premier division while LCC Lobsters and Dropshots are also saved from the chop in the First Division. Ten teams will complete the line-up in the First Division with nine contesting both the Premier and Second Divisions. The Premier line-up consists of defending champions Gresham’s School A alongside NWSCA, NWSCB, Backhanders, Sharks, NWSCD, Aylsham Hathor and the two newly promoted teams – Poachers and Mundesley A. LCC Crabs and Mundesley B are the teams who have been promoted to the First Division and will compete alongside Crosscourts, LCC Lobsters, NWSCC, Aylsham Enterprise, Gresham’s School B, Barracudas, NWSCE and Dropshots while battling it out in the Second Division this season are Swordfish, LCC Dolphins, Aylsham Albion, Mundesley C, LCC Seals, NWSCF, LCC Starfish, Aylsham Conqueror and Mundesley D.

The opening fortnight of the season sees the opening rounds of the two Knockout Cups take centre stage (starting with the doubles) and this is where there has been another change this year with the introduction of seeding. The four teams who finished top of the Premier Division last season now cannot meet until the semi-final stage. If the seeding works out Gresham’s School A will face Backhanders at the semi-final stage of both cups, while NWSCA will meet a new look NWSCB. But there are three rounds and plenty of table tennis to go before we reach that stage. The pick of the opening ties could be Poachers meeting with Backhanders in the first round of the doubles.

Knockout Doubles Cup First Round Draw

KNOCKOUT DOUBLES CUP FIRST ROUND DRAW

 

LCC DOLPHINS                                V                     BYE

MUNDESLEY B                                 V                     LCC CRABS

LCC LOBSTERS                                V                     GRESHAM’S SCHOOL A

AYLSHAM ENTERPRISE                 V                     BYE

NWSCE                                              V                     BYE

POACHERS                                        V                     BACKHANDERS

MUNDESLEY A                                 V                     BARRACUDAS

AYLSHAM HATHOR                        V                     MUNDESLEY C

CROSSCOURTS                                V                     GRESHAM’S SCHOOL B

AYLSHAM CONQUEROR               V                     NWSCC

MUNDESLEY D                                 V                     NWSCB

LCC SEALS                                        V                     DROPSHOTS

LCC STARFISH                                 V                     SHARKS

NWSCD                                              V                     NWSCA

SWORDFISH                                     V                     AYLSHAM ALBION

NWSCF                                              V                     BYE

 

Matches to be played week commencing 5th September 2016

Knockout Singles Cup First Round Draw

GRESHAM’S SCHOOL A                 V                     LCC DOLPHINS

AYLSHAM CONQUEROR               V                     BARRACUDAS

SWORDFISH                                     V                     LCC STARFISH

POACHERS                                        V                     LCC SEALS

NWSCF                                              V                     BYE

MUNDESLEY B                                 V                     BYE

GRESHAM’S SCHOOL B                 V                     AYLSHAM ALBION

BACKHANDERS                               V                     LCC LOBSTERS

NWSCB                                              V                     MUNDESLEY C

SHARKS                                             V                     LCC CRABS

AYLSHAM ENTERPRISE                 V                     BYE

NWSCE                                              V                     CROSSCOURTS

AYLSHAM HATHOR                        V                     NWSCC

MUNDESLEY A                                 V                     BYE

MUNDESLEY D                                 V                     NWSCD

NWSCA                                              V                     DROPSHOTS

 

Matches to be played week commencing 12th September 2016

Season Concludes with a Glimpse of the Future

As is now traditional, the final action of the season provided a glimpse of the future with the Junior Championships as sixteen boys and girls from both the North Walsham and Aylsham clubs contested thirty-nine matches over three hours at North Walsham Sports Centre. The finals were umpired by League President Peter Ward with the trophies presented by John Vaughan. Not only did the day produce some terrific action but the sporting manner all the juniors conducted themselves in was a credit to both clubs and as ever something that some of the adults in the League could learn a thing or two from!!

There were two events held with one competition for the juniors who regularly compete in the League and another for those less experienced. The non-League players were split into two groups. Zara Last, Henry Wilkinson, Thomas Mountain, Charlieze Goff and Jasper Dyson made up Group 1 while Thomas Rooke, Zak Last, Freya Wilkinson, Harry Mountain, Louis Hancock and Daisy Bolton contested Group 2. Every point counted during this round robin stage with each player playing two sets against the other players in their group and the points totalled. Thomas Mountain dominated Group 1, winning each of his eight sets while Jasper Dyson finished as runner-up. In Group 2, Thomas Rooke won all of his ten sets but the battle for the runners-up spot was tight with Louis Hancock edging out Harry Mountain by eight points. The semi-finals saw both Thomas’ win two sets to love as Rooke and Mountain beat Jasper Dyson and Louis Hancock respectively. The first set of the final was won by North Walsham’s Rooke 11-6, with the second set taken by Aylsham’s Mountain 11-8 – however as he had won the first a bit more comfortably, Thomas Rooke was the winner by two points – 19 to 17.

The League competition saw Harley Dyson, Ben Lester, Joel Lodge, Becky Wood and Fletcher Dyson compete in a round-robin format against each other with each match this time the best of three sets and the two players who topped the group meeting again in the final. Harley Dyson won all his four group matches although was taken to three sets by both Ben Lester (who went the distance in all four of his matches winning one) and in a family affair against Fletcher (one interesting stat from the day is that across their four group games both Harley and Fletcher won exactly 100 points each!). Joel Lodge won three of his four games with the key result being his 11-7, 11-13, 11-9 defeat of Fletcher that denied an all Dyson final. As with the non-League competition, the final pitted one member of both clubs against each other as Aylsham’s Harley Dyson took on North Walsham’s Joel Lodge. Dyson had won both sets of their group meeting 11-9 and started confidently winning the first five points of the final, however Lodge hit back to take the next three. Dyson was the more consistent as he took his second set-point to claim the first 11-5. Lodge settled better into the second set which featured some good attacking play and one exceptional return of a smash from Dyson. Good smashes from Lodge kept him in contention but a miss at 6-9 gave Dyson four Championship points. All four were well saved by Lodge who continued to produce his best play when behind, but Dyson took the next two points to win 11-5, 12-10.

The curtain officially came down on the season with the AGM and trophy presentation night which was held at the regular venue of the Lighthouse Inn, Walcott where once again thanks are due to Steve Bullimore for his kind hospitality. The business part of affairs dominated the first half of the evening where a proposal for seeding to be introduced to the Knockout Cups was narrowly voted in favour of (the votes were split 13 yes and 8 no with 5 abstentions) meaning that this year’s four top finishers in the Premier Division will be seeded in next years two Cups. Eric Dolden retired as Vice-Chairman with Chris Marshall elected to take his place. The trophy presentations were then made by Dave Dewbury of League Sponsor Star Paving Services which included all the winners and runners-up from this season’s League and Cup competitions and the annual North Norfolk Championships. Chairman Chris Pooley made two special awards to two players who are retiring in different ways – one to out-going Vice-Chairman Eric Dolden and one to Hubert Cheng who is leaving Gresham’s School and hence the League after a few years of outstanding play and good sportsmanship. This year’s winners of the Sunbank Trophy for the most Person of the match nominations was a tie between Paul Warner and Tom Baldock-Yaxley while the Natwest Junior players of the season were named as Owain Atthill and Brian Lee. The Don Pritchard Trophy for the most wins was won by Andy Marsh, Kevin Cardy was named as the Norwich and Peterborough Newcomer and finally the Alan Bunting Memorial Trophy was presented to a (very humbled Press Officer) Philip Stone.

 

  • A junior summer table tennis training camp is taking place at Sprowston Community High School on the weekend of 30th & 31st July (10am to 3pm on both days) with England International Hannah Hicks and Norwich Premier division player and coach Stuart Laws. The cost is £20 for the weekend – anyone interested should contact Stuart before places go on 0795 651 0189 or email stupet11@hotmail.com

 

 

FULL RESULTS FROM THE 2016 JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS

 

League Competition

H Dyson bt B Wood 11-5, 11-9, F Dyson bt B Lester 11-9, 6-11, 12-10, B Lester bt B Wood 8-11, 11-5, 11-3, H Dyson bt F Dyson 4-11, 11-3, 11-6, J Lodge bt B Lester 13-11, 8-11, 11-8, H Dyson bt J Lodge 11-9, 11-9, F Dyson bt B Wood 11-6, 11-6, H Dyson bt B Lester 11-8, 7-11, 12-10, J Lodge bt F Dyson 11-7, 11-13, 11-9, J Lodge bt B Wood 11-5, 11-9. Final – H Dyson bt J Lodge 11-5, 12-10

 

Non-League Competition

Group 1 – H Wilkinson bt Z Last 11-8, 13-15, T Mountain bt J Dyson 11-5, 11-5, H Wilkinson bt C Goff 11-1, 11-8, J Dyson bt Z Last 11-8, 12-10, J Dyson bt C Goff 11-3, 11-5, T Mountain bt Z Last 11-1, 11-6, T Mountain bt H Wilkinson 11-4, 11-3, Z Last bt C Goff 11-1, 11-2, T Mountain bt C Goff 11-0, 11-0, J Dyson bt H Wilkinson 11-8, 12-10.

Group 2 – T Rooke bt D Bolton 11-0, 11-2, H Mountain bt L Hancock 11-13, 11-8, L Hancock bt Z Last 11-5, 11-3, T Rooke bt F Wilkinson 11-1, 11-1, H Mountain bt D Bolton 11-1,11-4, Z Last bt F Wilkinson 9-11, 11-8, T Rooke bt H Mountain 11-2, 11-4, L Hancock bt F Wilkinson 11-5, 11-1, D Bolton bt Z Last 11-7, 11-5, T Rooke bt L Hancock 12-10, 11-2, F Wilkinson bt D Bolton 11-7, 8-11, H Mountain bt Z Last 11-9, 11-7, L Hancock bt D Bolton 11-1, 11-5, H Mountain bt F Wilkinson 11-7, 11-7, T Rooke bt Z Last 11-6, 11-0. Semi-finals – T Mountain bt L Hancock 11-8, 11-7, T Rooke bt J Dyson 11-0, 11-3. Final – T Rooke bt T Mountain 11-6, 8-11.

Handicap Singles Cup Final - Report & Results

The fourth and last final of the season to take place was the Handicap Singles Cup which saw NWSCA’s Howard Lupton (0), Andy Beane (12) and Tom Baldock-Yaxley (2) face the Gresham’s School A team of Robin Thaxter (0), Haken Bennell (1) and Hubert Cheng (0) who was playing his last match in the League before leaving the School (and of course who the League wishes well). The final took place at Trunch Village Hall with Chris Pooley and Derek Philpott on officiating duties.

 The opener was a tense tactical battle and between two players who started on evens as Thaxter blocked well when Lupton opened up. Good use of loop saw Thaxter take a 21-14 lead and some beautifully accurate play saw the Gresham’s player survive a dogged attempt at the comeback from Lupton as he always kept just a couple of points ahead – including winning two crucial points after Lupton had won the first three of his serves from 20-25 – and Thaxter won an enthralling contest 35-27. Next, Beane had an eleven point advantage but Bennell had the luck at the start of their contest and also a huge weapon in the serve which unsettled his opponent with Bennell dropping just seven points on serve in the contest – four of them before change of ends which saw Beane’s lead reduced to 21-17 before Bennell levelled at 21-21. The luck started to even out in the second half but it was a couple of class smashes that got Beane back into the contest as from 23-27 he levelled at 32-32 – however it was a couple of unforced errors that then cost him dear as Bennell concluded his very focused performance to take the last three points that he needed. Baldock-Yaxley (+2) won eight consecutive points from 6-11 in the third battle against Cheng in a backhand to backhand clash where both were wary of each other’s forehand. Baldock-Yaxley’s good winners were matched by some blistering attack from Cheng who seemed able at times to hit winners at will, but he also added good change of pace at critical moments as he won a fast and furious battle that was a joy to watch 35-30.

Gresham’s now had a 3-0 lead in the best of nine contest as Thaxter dominated the fourth against Beane (+12) who struggled with his opponent’s blocks and chops and nothing quite came off for the NWSCA player as tremendous control from Thaxter saw him level at 18-18 and take his second match-point to win 35-27. The next battle started on evens and some vintage play from Lupton saw him win four straight points from 7-7 and good variations and lovely forehands kept Cheng at bay in the first half as he led 17-12 at change of ends. There was some more incredible shot-making from Cheng but he was not consistent enough against a solid opponent as Lupton’s 35-22 win kept NWSCA in the contest. Baldock-Yaxley (+1) started against Bennell by giving his opponent a taste of his own medicine with three unreturned serves. This was another of those battles you simply could not take your eyes off and was close throughout with the players level at 8-8, 16-16, 23-23 and 28-28. Baldock-Yaxley had three match-points at 34-31 plus another on the sudden death point, but Bennell saved the first three to force the golden point that would also be Cup point to Gresham’s. On the critical 34-34 point, Bennell’s serve looked to have done the early damage only for Baldock-Yaxley to get back in the rally – however twenty strokes later Bennell hit a forehand winner to seal Gresham’s 5-1 win.

 The NWSCA trio had some unfinished business at Trunch as they returned in the last League game of the season that had been put on hold until after the finals– a Premier Division tie away to the Shark’s trio of Steve Patterson and Steve and Matt Hudson. The clash between Beane and Matt Hudson was a game of fortune and mis-hits but also brilliant shots as Hudson recovered from two down and was in gear by the fifth as he won the decider 11-5. Steve Hudson had a nasty fall in his first singles but later in the evening forced a decider from two down against Lupton only to be edged out 13-11 in the fifth. The remaining singles went to NWSCA all in straight sets and Benae and Baldock-Yaxley won the doubles 12-10 in the fourth against Patterson and Matt Hudson to complete the season with a 9-1 win for NWSCA.

HANDICAP SINGLES CUP FINAL – NWSCA 1 – 5 GRESHAM’S SCHOOL A

R Thaxter (+0) bt H Lupton 35-27, H Bennell bt A Beane (+11) 35-32, H Cheng bt T Baldock-Yaxley (+2) 35-30, R Thaxter bt A Beane (+12) 35-27, H Lupton (+0) bt H Cheng 35-22, H Bennell bt T Baldock-Yaxley (+1) 35-34.

Handicap Doubles Cup Final Report & Results

The third of the four Cup finals brought a repeat of the Knockout Doubles as NWSCA and NWSCB met again, this time to determine the winners of the Handicap Doubles Cup. The NWSCA team of Andy Beane (12), Tom Baldock-Yaxley (2) and Howard Lupton (0) had already secured the Knockout just over a week earlier with the Handicap Singles final to look forward to, but for the NWSCB trio of Dennis Elliott (13), Paul Price (8) and Joe Kirkup (10) it was their third and last chance to win some silverware in the finals. Once again Trunch Village Hall was the final with Derek Philpott the match umpire.

The opener gave Elliott and Kirkup a five point start against Beane and Lupton as the NWSCB duo took the first three points but it was a nervous start from both sides. Good serving from Kirkup gave NWSCB a 15-5 lead which became 20-14 at change of ends, however NWSCA levelled at 25-25. The second half was dominated by the higher ranked team as NWSCB tried to force the issue a little too much and hence made errors as Beane and Lupton won 35-27. Next Price and Kirkup (+8) took on Baldock-Yaxley and Lupton with good serving in particular this time from Price. NWSCA won seven points on the spin to level at 16-16, but then the next six were won by the NWSCB duo who made the big shots to keep their noses ahead and level the contest. The third battle saw a three point advantage for Elliott and Price against Beane and Baldock-Yaxley with for the third time in a row, the better start made by NWSCB as they took a 7-3 lead. A great yet slightly fluky backhand at 10-9 by Elliott denied NWSCA their first chance of levelling which seemed to turn the momentum back NWSCB’s way for a few points, but when NWSCA won a comical point of net-cords just before the change of ends it had the reverse effect. After the players switched sides, Beane and Baldock-Yaxley won seven straight points to lead 24-17 and they dominated the second half of the contest as the NWSCB challenge fell away. Price’s backhand mis-fired several times in the fourth encounter albeit with one notable cracking exception and Beane and Lupton were the more consistent as they took their second match-point to beat Price and Kirkup (+3) 35-27 and move NWSCA 3-1 ahead.

In the fifth encounter, Elliott and Kirkup were given a four point advantage against Beane and Baldock-Yaxley. This was a more open attacking game than the night’s previous fare and now NWSCA were also no longer making the worse starts – they levelled at 8-8 as Beane’s returns gave them a 17-10 lead at change of ends. NWSCA turned defence into attack to move one win from the Cup. It looked as though the final would be all over in the next battle as Baldock-Yaxley and Lupton won the first three points and levelled at 13-13 against Elliott and Price (+9), however Price’s backhand was back on song in this one and combined with some clever shot-making from Elliott, it gave NWSCB a chance as they won seven straight points from 25-30. Soon NWSCB had three match-points at 34-32 (two normal chances followed by the sudden death shoot-out that is the 34-34 golden point). The two normal chances were saved by Baldock-Yaxley – the first with the serve and the second with a forehand winner that ended one of the best points of the night. That meant NWSCB’s third match-point at 34-34 also just happened to be Cup point to NWSCA but Price took his chance with a glorious backhand winner to continue the contest. The comeback seemed to give NWSCB a new lease of life as Price and Kirkup (+2) took a 9-2 lead in the seventh battle only for Beane and Baldock-Yaxley to win the next seven points. Good counter-hitting and great angles from Beane combined with powerful forehands from Baldock-Yaxley as NWSCA moved 30-20 ahead. NWSCB again started to get back into the contest as they took the next six points but this time it was not to be as a return winner from Beane on NWSCA’s first match-point and second Cup point of the night sealed their 5-2 win.

 HANDICAP DOUBLES CUP FINAL -NWSCB 2 – 5 NWSCA

Beane/Lupton bt Elliott/Kirkup (+5) 35-27, Price/Kirkup (+8) bt Baldock-Yaxley/Lupton 35-30, Beane/Baldock-Yaxley bt Elliott/Price (+3) 35-21, Beane/Lupton bt Price/Kirkup (+3) 35-27, Beane/Baldock-Yaxley bt Elliott/Kirkup (+4) 35-24, Elliott/Price (+9) bt Baldock-Yaxley/Lupton 35-34, Beane/Baldock-Yaxley bt Price/Kirkup (+2) 35-27.

Knockout Singles Cup Final Report & Results

The second of this season’s four concluding Cup finals was the Knockout Doubles between defending champion’s Gresham’s School A and NWSCB who have played extremely well to reach the final. Gresham’s team consisted of Robin Thaxter, Hubert Cheng and Haken Bennell against North Walsham’s Dennis Elliott, Paul Price and Joe Kirkup. Trunch Village Hall was the venue for the final umpired (and reported on) by Derek Philpott.

 Thaxter opened against Kirkup, who earlier in the League season had beaten him with a sizzling performance. A close first set saw Thaxter return Kirkup’s top-spin attack to narrowly take it 12-10 before Thaxter’s defence and counter-attack took control to win in straight. Next up was Cheng against Elliott with a 45 year difference between the two. Cheng used a short serve down the table and followed with a smash return to win many points. Elliott showed some of his old brilliance in the middle of Cheng’s 11-7, 14-12, 11-6 win. The third encounter saw Bennell storm out with spin to take the first from Price 11-3. The NWSCB player got back to form in the second with some devastating smashes, but Bennell edged a crucial third 12-10 before going on to win in four and move Gresham’s 3-0 ahead in the best of nine contest.

The fourth battle saw Cheng and Kirkup back in action – two very talented teenagers who show what a bright future there is for our League. This was a fast attacking game with some excellent rallies and hard hitting. Cheng took the first before Kirkup immediately hit back to level but mistakes in timing cost him in the third and a closer fourth as Cheng moved Gresham’s School A one win from the Cup. Five times North Norfolk champion Thaxter was his usual consistent self against Price and used all of his experience to bring mistakes from his opponent as his win in straight sealed Gresham’s successful defence with a 5-0 win.

Knockout Singles Cup Final – GRESHAM’S SCHOOL A 5 – 0 NWSCB

R Thaxter bt J Kirkup 12-10, 11-4, 11-3, H Cheng bt D Elliott 11-7, 14-12, 11-6, H Bennell bt P Price 11-3, 8-11, 12-10, 11-3, H Cheng bt J Kirkup 11-6, 5-11, 11-3, 11-8, R Thaxter bt P Price 11-6, 11-3, 11-6.

Knockout Doubles Cup Final Report & Results

The first of this season’s concluding Cup Finals took place at Trunch Village Hall as NWSCA’s Tom Baldock-Yaxley, Andy Beane and Howard Lupton battled NWSCB’s Dennis Elliott, Paul Price and Joe Kirkup in the final of the Knockout Doubles Cup. The match featured good attacking games throughout mixed in with some stern defence, particularly from Lupton who also served cleverly to restrict the loop of Kirkup while there was great use of angled shots to win points from Beane. After Lupton and Beane won the first set of the opener at a canter, Price and Elliott did the same in the second with some great attacking winners – however they were unable to repeat their form in the next two as the NWSCA duo won in four. Kirkup and Elliott missed an opportunity at 10-9 in the third set of the second battle, with Baldock-Yaxley and Beane coming through 12-10 to close out their win in straight. NWSCA were soon 3-0 ahead as Beane and Baldock-Yaxley outsmarted Kirkup and Price tactically to also win in three. Some great attacking winners from Elliott and Price in the fourth battle made the match look far from over as they took the first against Baldock-Yaxley and Lupton and took a 6-1 lead in the second, but the NWSCB duo were unable to keep the momentum as the NWSCA pairing battled back to win 9-11, 12-10, 11-2, 11-2. That missed second set proved to be the last chance for NWSCB as a straight sets win for Beane and Lupton against Kirkup and Price sealed NWSCA’s 5-0 win.

Knockout Doubles Cup Final – NWSCA 5 – 0 NWSCB

Beane/Lupton bt Price/Elliott 11-7, 7-11, 11-5, 11-6, Baldock-Yaxley/Lupton bt Kirkup/Elliott 11-5, 11-7, 12-10, Beane/Baldock-Yaxley bt Price/Kirkup 11-6, 11-9, 11-4, Baldock-Yaxley/Lupton bt Price/Elliott 9-11, 12-10, 11-2, 11-2, Beane/Lupton bt Price/Kirkup 11-9, 11-8, 11-9.

Latest Cup Draws

HANDICAP SINGLES CUP SEMI-FINAL DRAW

NWSCA                                              V                     NWSCB

CROSSCOURTS                                V                     GRESHAM’S SCHOOL A

                                                                                   

 HANDICAP DOUBLES CUP SEMI-FINAL DRAW

SHARKS                                             V                     NWSCB

GRESHAM’S SCHOOL A                 V                     NWSCA

 

NWSCB are also in both finals of the Knockout Cups and will meet Gresham's School A in the Singles and NWSCA in the doubles.

North Norfolk Championships 2016 - 5th Open Singles Win for Robin but Fuller House for Chris on Championship's Longest Day

The 52nd version of the North Norfolk Table Tennis Championships proved to be the longest edition with continuous play lasting for an exhausting but exhilarating ten and three quarter hours at North Walsham Sports Centre. Had there not been a couple of withdrawals, there would have been the most participants too but as it was, a record equalling 44 players played out 148 matches (2 more than last year) to contest the 10 events on the 6 tables.

In the top half of the Open Singles draw, Colin Humphries won his first round match from two down against Ian Darricott before later losing the battle in the last eight to Robin Thaxter who progressed to the semi-final with no sets dropped. There he met Chris Fuller who had followed up his opening straight sets win against Dennis Elliott with a win in four against Paul Price and a quarter-final win in three against Phil Mole. Fuller needed three chances to level the semi at one set all, but Thaxter responded as a 5-0 lead in the third saw him on his way to a win in four.  In the bottom half of the draw, Andy Beane won an entertaining clash of attack versus defence 12-10 in the fifth against Teucer Wilson before being edged out 13-11 in the fourth by Peter Betts in the second round. The match of the day saw Betts defeated 18-16 in the fifth by Andy Marsh in their quarter-final. Like Thaxter, Tom Baldock-Yaxley reached the semi-finals without losing a set, his only mini-challenge coming in the quarter-final when he had to save a set-point after being faced with increased loop from Joe Kirkup. A corner edge was literally third-time lucky for Baldock-Yaxley as he converted the first set of the semi on his third chance to take it 13-11. Marsh saved further set-points as he battled back from 6-10 down in the second, but good variation of length from his opponent saved his own-chance at 12-11 and Baldock-Yaxley took his sixth set-point to claim the set 14-12 before winning in straight. That set up a repeat of the previous four finals with the outcome the familiar story of a win in four for Thaxter. His 11-8, 9-11, 11-8, 11-6 final victory saw him claim the Open Singles Trophy for an unprecedented fifth straight year (something John Paul failed to do when attempting five straight wins in 2009) while Baldock-Yaxley has now finished as runner-up the last six years.

In the Open Doubles Fuller and Marsh overcame a spirited challenge from Carrie Last and Becky Wood as they took the first set of their win in straight 14-12, before knocking out the formidable pairing of Thaxter and Humphries in four in the quarters. However Fuller and Marsh lost out to Baldock-Yaxley and Beane in the semi-final who had only dropped one set in their previous round - against Darricott and Bryan Lee who continues to impress. Meanwhile the two quarter-finals in the top half of the draw were both dramatic contests as the two Phil’s Mole and Stone recovered from dropping the third set 11-1 against Elliott and Wilson before winning in five while Kirkup and Price led Jack Bramwell and John Welsh by two sets before also going the distance. The semi-final proved a lot simpler for Kirkup and Price who enjoyed a comfortable win in straight. In an all North Walsham final, Kirkup and Price saved three set-points as they won the last five points to level from 7-10 down in the second, but a 7-2 lead in the third helped Baldock-Yaxley and Beane to a win in four – consolation for the two Championship points they had failed to convert a year ago. The Open Doubles Champions also reached the final of the Handicap Doubles following a tight 35-33 semi-final win against Thaxter and Humphries. There they met Chris Marshall and Matt Hudson who defeated Fuller and Simon Halliday in their semi. Marshall and Hudson had a 7 point start and kept that advantage throughout most of the final to win 35-29.

One of the biggest upsets of the day occurred in the last eight of the First Division Singles as James Lester beat Darricott in four before losing the semi in straight to Fuller. The other semi saw a more straight forward win for Marsh against Betts. In the final Marsh had two set-point chances at 10-8 in the second and another at 10-9 in the third, but Fuller won 11-7, 13-11, 12-10. The duo combined to win the First Division Doubles beating Andrew Tuddenham and Betts in straight in the final. The end of the day turned into something of the Chris Fuller show as he had a phenomenal Championships, reaching at least the semis of all seven events he entered and winning all four finals he reached. This included the Handicap Singles although he was pushed by Stone (+1) in the first round, coming through 35-32. The semis saw Fuller and Thaxter beat Humphries and Price respectively while in the final Fuller (+12) beat Thaxter also 35-32. Fuller played an astonishing 27 matches on the day which may have been even more had he not received three walkovers! Two of these came in the Veterans where he again beat Elliott in straight in the final.

The Ladies event was hit by withdrawals and the absence of Mary Sawyer (although she was still present to run the raffle) meant there would be a new champion. Despite the reduced draw, the final was one of the best of the day where twice runner-up Laura Marsh battled back from 6-8 to win the deciding fifth against Carrie Last 11-9. The Second Division events saw Robbie Birtwell beat David Thompson (who had earlier come from two down against Char Edwards) in straight in the singles final, while the Championship match in the doubles saw a tight win in four for Derek Sidaway and Trevor Vincent against Owain Atthill and Becky Wood.

Full Results from the 2016 North Norfolk Table Tennis Championships

Open Singles

Prelim – M Hudson bt C Barwick 11-3, 11-4, 11-4. R1 – R Thaxter bt R Crouch 11-3, 11-2, 11-2, M Hudson bt K Seaman 11-5, 11-3, 11-5, K Beswick bt R Birtwell 12-10, 13-15, 11-5, 11-5, C Humphries bt I Darricott 6-11, 11-13, 11-9, 11-6, 11-9, P Mole bt J Gale 11-7, 11-7, 11-9, A Tuddenham bt B Lee 10-12, 11-6, 11-9, 12-10, C Fuller bt D Elliott 11-6, 11-8, 11-5, P Price bt J Welch 11-6, 13-11, 11-7, A Beane bt T Wilson 11-9, 8-11, 11-7, 8-11, 12-10, P Betts bt J Bramwell 4-11, 11-6, 12-10, 11-7, D Thompson bt B Wood 12-10, 11-7, 11-6, A Marsh bt S Halliday 11-13, 11-9, 11-3, 11-6, J Hall bt O Atthill 10-12, 9-11, 16-14, 14-12, 11-4, J Kirkup bt C Marshall 11-4, 11-2, 11-6, P Stone bt C Edwards 11-5, 11-5, 11-6, T Baldock-Yaxley bt S Sutton 11-2, 11-5, 11-4. R2 – R Thaxter bt M Hudson 11-2, 11-8, 11-7, C Humphries bt K Beswick 11-9, 12-10, 11-7, P Mole bt A Tuddenham 11-2, 11-4, 11-5, C Fuller bt P Price 11-9, 11-2, 7-11, 11-3, P Betts bt A Beane 11-13, 11-9, 11-5, 13-11, A Marsh bt D Thompson 11-3, 11-5, 11-3, J Kirkup bt J Hall 11-3, 11-6, 11-5, T Baldock-Yaxley bt P Stone 11-6, 11-2, 11-2. QF – R Thaxter bt C Humphries 11-3, 11-5, 11-5, C Fuller bt P Mole 11-7, 11-8, 11-3, A Marsh bt P Betts 13-11, 8-11, 9-11, 11-3, 18-16, T Baldock-Yaxley bt J Kirkup 11-4, 11-6, 12-10, SF – R Thaxter bt C Fuller 11-2, 10-12, 11-6, 11-4, T Baldock-Yaxley bt A Marsh 13-11, 14-12, 11-8. Final – R Thaxter bt T Baldock-Yaxley 11-8, 9-11, 11-8, 11-6.

 

Open Doubles

Prelim – A Beane/T Baldock-Yaxley bt C Edwards/R Birtwell 11-5, 11-4, 11-2. R1 – D Elliott/T Wilson bt C Barwick/S Sutton 11-3, 11-9, 11-4, P Mole/P Stone bt J Hall/O Atthill 11-3, 11-5, 8-11, 11-4, P Price/J Kirkup bt C Marshall/M Hudson 11-2, 11-4, 11-9, J Welch/J Bramwell bt A Tuddenham/P Betts 11-6, 12-10, 11-9, R Thaxter/C Humphries bt J Gale/R Gale 11-6, 11-3, 11-7, C Fuller/A Marsh bt B Wood/C Last 14-12, 11-3, 11-4, B Lee/I Darricott bt A Armitage/A Greer 12-10, 11-6, 11-7, A Beane/T Baldock-Yaxley bt R Crouch/K Seaman 11-2, 11-6, 11-2. QF – P Mole/P Stone bt D Elliott/T Wilson 9-11, 11-8, 1-11, 11-7, 11-5, P Price/J Kirkup bt J Welch/J Bramwell 11-7, 11-8, 5-11, 7-11, 11-6, C Fuller/A Marsh bt R Thaxter/C Humphries 6-11. 11-7, 13-11, 11-9, A Beane/T Baldock-Yaxley bt B Lee/I Darricott 8-11, 11-7, 12-10, 11-5. SF - P Price/J Kirkup bt P Mole/P Stone 11-5, 11-7, 11-6., A Beane/T Baldock-Yaxley bt C Fuller/A Marsh 11-9, 11-9, 11-7. Final – A Beane/T Baldock-Yaxley bt P Price/J Kirkup 11-3, 10-12, 11-9, 11-8.

 

Veterans

R1 – D Sidaway bt K Seaman 11-9, 15-13, 14-12, J Hall bt R Crouch 11-4, 11-9, 10-12, 11-8, D Elliott bt A Tuddenham 11-6, 11-4, 11-8, P Betts bt D Thompson 11-4, 11-4, 11-3, C Fuller bt J Vaughan 11-3, 11-5, 7-11, 11-5, I Darricott bt J Welch 7-11, 11-7, 12-10, 11-9, C Humphries bt P Mole 11-2, 6-11, 11-8, 11-8. QF – J Hall bt D Sidaway 11-6, 11-1, 11-8, D Elliott bt P Betts 5-11, 11-8, 11-9, 11-8, C Fuller bt K Beswick 11-3, 11-3, 11-6, C Humphries bt I Darricott w/o, SF – D Elliott bt J Hall 11-2, 11-4, 11-8, C Fuller bt C Humphries w/o. Final – C Fuller bt D Elliott 11-6, 11-5, 11-5.

 

Handicap Singles (+ Handicaps in brackets)

Prelims – A Beane (+10) bt T Baldock-Yaxley 35-34, M Hudson bt B Wood (+10) 35-31, B Lee (+3) bt C Marshall 35-30, P Price bt K Seaman (+15) 35-19. R1 – A Beane bt C Last (+11) 35-24, J Kirkup bt I Darricott (+2) 35-25, K Beswick bt C Edwards (+5) 35-33, C Humphries bt J Welsh (+1) 35-27, M Hudson bt B Lester (+5) 35-24, C Fuller bt P Stone (+1) 35-32, A Tuddenham (+2) bt T Wilson 35-23, J Gale bt S Sutton (+9) 35-21, P Mole bt B Lee (+5) 35-31, J Bramwell bt R Crouch (+13) 35-25, L Marsh bt C Barwick (+8) 35-23, R Thaxter bt S Baldock (+26) 35-31, P Betts bt O Atthill (+7) 35-19, D Elliott bt J Hall (+5) 35-25, J Lester (+3) bt J Vaughan 35-30, P Price bt S Halliday (+5) 35-18. R2 – J Kirkup bt A Beane (+2) 35-28, C Humphries bt K Beswick (+3) 35-22, C Fuller bt M Hudson (+1) 35-26, A Tuddenham bt J Gale (+3) 35-26, J Bramwell (+0) bt P Mole 35-21, R Thaxter bt L Marsh (+18) 35-28, D Elliott (+0) bt P Betts 35-33, P Price bt J Lester (+8) 35-23. QF – C Humphries (+3) bt J Kirkup 35-17, C Fuller bt A Tuddenham (+3) 35-13, R Thaxter bt J Bramwell (+14) 35-30, P Price bt D Elliott (+5) 35-25. SF – C Fuller bt C Humphries (+1) 35-31, R Thaxter bt P Price (+8) 35-24. Final – C Fuller (+12) bt R Thaxter 35-32.

 

Handicap Doubles (+ Handicaps in brackets)

R1 – A Beane/T Baldock-Yaxley bt J Lester/B Lester (+10) 35-26, P Price/J Kirkup bt K Seaman/R Crouch (+16) 35-30, C Fuller/S Halliday bt R Gale/J Gale (+5) 35-26, C Edwards/J Bramwell (+1) bt A Marsh/L Marsh 35-34. R2 – A Beane/T Baldock-Yaxley bt I Darricott/B Lee (+8) 35-29, J Hall/O Atthill bt A Armitage/A Greer (+1) 35-32, P Price/J Kirkup bt B Wood/C Last (+14) 35-28, R Thaxter/C Humphries bt P Betts/A Tuddenham (+8) 35-27, C Fuller/S Halliday bt K Beswick/J Welsh (+3) 35-28, S Sutton/C Barwick (+13) bt P Mole/P Stone 35-33, C Marshall/M Hudson (+1) bt T Wilson/D Elliott 35-33, C Edwards/J Bramwell bt S Baldock/J Vaughan (+2) 35-20. QF – A Beane/T Baldock-Yaxley bt J Hall/O Atthill (+12) 35-29, R Thaxter/C Humphries bt P Price/J Kirkup (+3) 35-30, C Fuller/S Halliday bt S Sutton/C Barwick (+14) 35-18, C Marshall/M Hudson bt C Edwards/J Bramwell (+3) 35-30.SF – A Beane/T Baldock-Yaxley (+1) bt R Thaxter/C Humphries 35-33, C Marshall/M Hudson (+2) bt C Fuller/S Halliday 35-30. Final – C Marshall/M Hudson (+7) bt A Beane/T Baldock-Yaxley 35-29.

 

Ladies Singles –

SF – C Last bt B Wood 11-7, 11-6, 14-12, L Marsh bt C Edwards 11-4, 11-9, 11-9. Final – L Marsh bt C Last 11-5, 4-11, 12-10, 9-11, 11-9.

 

1st Division Singles

R1 – I Darricott bt J Gale 11-5, 11-8, 11-8, C Fuller bt L Marsh 11-4, 11-4, 11-7, P Betts bt A Tuddenham 11-7, 13-11, 11-6, S Halliday bt B Lee 11-4, 11-2, 11-5, A Marsh bt R Gale 11-3 ret. QF – J Lester bt I Darricott 9-11, 11-8, 11-7, 11-8, C Fuller bt J Hall w/o, P Betts bt S Halliday 8-11, 15-13, 11-8, 11-3, A Marsh bt B Lester 11-5, 11-4, 11-6. SF – C Fuller bt J Lester 11-3, 11-2, 11-4, A Marsh bt P Betts 11-7, 11-7, 11-7. Final – C Fuller bt A Marsh 11-7, 13-11, 12-10.

 

1st Division Doubles

R1 – S Halliday/J Hall bt J Vaughan/J Gale 11-7, 11-13, 6-11, 12-10, 11-9, P Betts/A Tuddenham bt A Armitage/A Greer 11-6, 11-9, 11-8. SF – P Betts/A Tuddenham bt S Halliday/J Hall 11-8, 11-8, 13-11, C Fuller/A Marsh bt B Lester/J Lester 11-4, 11-5, 11-5. Final – C Fuller/A Marsh bt P Betts/A Tuddenham 11-7, 11-4, 11-7.

 

2nd Division Singles

R1 – O Atthill bt D Sidaway 11-9, 10-12, 11-6, 11-6, C Edwards bt R Crouch 12-14, 11-3, 11-4, 11-6, S Sutton bt S Baldock 11-6, 11-5, 11-4. QF – R Birtwell bt O Atthill 11-8, 11-5, 11-9, C Barwick bt K Seaman 16-14, 7-11, 12-10, 2-11, 11-5, D Thompson bt C Edwards 8-11, 9-11, 11-4, 12-10, 12-10, B Wood bt S Sutton 11-4, 11-6, 11-8. SF – R Birtwell bt C Barwick 11-4, 10-12, 11-5, 11-3, D Thompson bt B Wood 11-6, 8-11, 11-8, 11-8. Final – R Birtwell bt D Thompson 11-8, 11-4, 11-8.

 

2nd Division Doubles

R1 – O Atthill/B Wood bt D Thompson/S Baldock 11-2, 11-9, 11-9, D Sidaway/T Vincent bt R Birtwell/C Edwards 11-6, 11-4, 11-9. SF – O Atthill/B Wood bt C Barwick/S Sutton 11-5, 12-14, 11-9, 11-9, D Sidaway/T Vincent bt K Seaman/R Crouch 11-3, 11-3, 11-7. Final – D Sidaway/T Vincent bt O Atthill/B Wood 12-10, 11-13, 12-10, 11-8.

Handicap Singles Cup 2nd Round Draw

BACKHANDERS                               V                     AYLSHAM B

NWSCA                                              V                     LCC LOBSTERS

DROPSHOTS                                     V                     LCC CRABS

NWSCB                                              V                     LCC DOLPHINS

CROSSCOURTS                                V                     AYLSHAM C

SHARKS                                             V                    GRESHAM’S SCHOOL B

MUNDESLEY B                                 V                     NWSCD

GRESHAM’S SCHOOL A                 V                     AYLSHAM A

 

Matches to be played week commencing 7th March 2016

Handicap Doubles Cup 2nd Round Draw

NWSCE                                              V                     MUNDESLEY A

SHARKS                                             V                     AYLSHAM B

NWSCB                                              V                     CROSSCOURTS

GRESHAM’S SCHOOL B                 V                     LCC CRABS

NWSCD                                              V                     POACHERS

GRESHAM’S SCHOOL A                 V                     BARRACUDAS

NWSCC                                              V                     BACKHANDERS

NWSCA                                              V                     AYLSHAM D

Matches to be played week commencing 22nd February 2016

Handicap Doubles Cup 1st Round Draw

NWSCE                                              V                     MUNDESLEY C

MUNDESLEY A                                 V                     BYE

SHARKS                                             V                     BYE

LCC SEALS                                        V                     AYLSHAM B

NWSCB                                              V                     BYE

CROSSCOURTS                                V                     BYE

GRESHAM’S SCHOOL B                 V                     LCC DOLPHINS

LCC CRABS                                       V                     BYE

AYLSHAM A                                     V                     NWSCD

POACHERS                                        V                     BYE

GRESHAM’S SCHOOL A                 V                     MUNDESLEY B

BARRACUDAS                                  V                     NWSCF

NWSCC                                              V                     AYLSHAM C

BACKHANDERS                               V                     LCC LOBSTERS

DROPSHOTS                                     V                     NWSCA

AYLSHAM D                                     V                     BYE

 

Matches to be played week commencing 25th January 2016

Handicap Singles Cup 1st Round Draw

BACKHANDERS                               V                     LCC SEALS

AYLSHAM B                                      V                     BYE

NWSCA                                              V                     BYE

LCC LOBSTERS                                V                     NWSCF

DROPSHOTS                                     V                     BYE

BARRACUDAS                                  V                     LCC CRABS

NWSCB                                              V                     MUNDESLEY A

LCC DOLPHINS                                V                     AYLSHAM D

POACHERS                                        V                     CROSSCOURTS

AYLSHAM C                                     V                     BYE

NWSCE                                              V                     SHARKS

GRESHAM’S SCHOOL B                 V                     BYE

MUNDESLEY B                                 V                     BYE

NWSCD                                              V                     NWSCCC

GRESHAM’S SCHOOL A                 V                     MUNDESLEY C

AYLSHAM A                                     V                     BYE

 

Matches to be played week commencing 1st February 2016

 

Fixtures - week commencing 21st December 2015

  • A reminder that the fixtures for week commencing 21st December can be split between that week and the week commencing 4th January. It is suggested that teams who have a home night on the Monday play on the 21st December and teams with a home night later in the week play in the first week of the New Year but both teams should liaise with each other. Please note that the website is unable to split this week into two and hence is showing all matches due in December – but you really don’t have to play on Christmas Eve if you don’t want to!!

Knockout Doubles Cup Quarter Final Draw

NWSCA                                              V                     SHARKS

BACKHANDERS                               V                    GRESHAM’S SCHOOL A

NWSCD                                              V                     NWSCE

NWSCB                                              V                     AYLSHAM A

Matches to be played week commencing 30th November 2015.

Knockout Singles Cup Quarter Final Draw

GRESHAM’S SCHOOL A                 V                     POACHERS

SHARKS                                             V                     NWSCA

MUNDESLEY A                                 V                     AYLSHAM A

NWSCB                                              V                     MUNDESLEY B

Matces to be played week commencing 7th December 2015

Fakenham Table Tennis League's 50th Anniversary

After forming in 1965 the Fakenham & District Table Tennis League is celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year and still going strong.

 To mark this occasion we are holding a social evening with finger buffet and cash bar at the Gallows Sports Centre, Fakenham on Saturday November 28th at 7.00pm.

 We would really like to see anyone who has played or been involved in the League over the past 50 years and anyone who is interested in joining the League in the future.

 If you have any memorabilia please bring it along.

Tickets £7.50 for details contact Andy Marsh on 01328 830178 or marsh652@btinternet.com  

Very Important Message from the Registration Co-ordinator

  • All players are reminded that to play in the League they must be registered with Table TennisEngland. The deadline for doing so is this month and currently over twenty players are yet to register/renew their membership which could mean that their League results will become null and void!!

Knockout Singles Cup Second Round Draw

 

CROSSCOURTS                                V                    GRESHAM’S SCHOOL A

POACHERS                                        V                     DROPSHOTS

SHARKS                                             V                     MUNDESLEY C

AYLSHAM D                                     V                     NWSCA

MUNDESLEY A                               V                     NWSCC

AYLSHAM A                                     V                     AYLSHAM B

BARRACUDAS                                  V                    NWSCB

MUNDESLEY B                                 V                     BYE ( Outlaws withdrawal)

 

Matches to be played week commencing 5th October 2015.   

Knockout Doubles Cup Second Round Draw

NWSCA                               V                    MUNDESLEY A

SHARKS                             V                    NWSCC

LCC LOBSTERS               V                      BACKHANDERS

GRESHAM'S SCHOOL A   V                 CROSSCOURTS

NWSCD                             V                   LCC DOLPHINS

MUNDESLEY B                V                  NWSCE

NWSCB                           V                  POACHERS

LCC CRABS                  V                   AYLSHAM A

Matches to be played week commencing 19th October 2015

Outlaws Withdraw from League

Outlaws have withdrawn from the North Norfolk League as they have not got enough available players in order to be able to continue. All fixtures stand so that eight teams will compete in the Premier division and teams should treat the Outlaw fixture as a free week or a bye in the case of the Cup competitions.

Knockout Doubles Cup First Round Draw

AYLSHAM C                                     V                     NWSCA

MUNDESLEY A                                 V                     NWSCF

DROPSHOTS                                     V                     SHARKS

NWSCC                                              V                     BYE

LCC LOBSTERS                                V                     AYLSHAM D

GRESHAM’S SCHOOL B                 V                     BACKHANDERS

GRESHAM’S SCHOOL A                 V                     BARRACUDAS

CROSSCOURTS                                V                     MUNDESLEY C

LCC SEALS                                        V                     NWSCD

LCC DOLPHINS                                V                     BYE

MUNDESLEY B                                 V                     BYE

NWSCE                                              V                     AYLSHAM B

OUTLAWS                                         V                     NWSCB

POACHERS                                        V                     BYE

LCC CRABS                                       V                     BYE

AYLSHAM A                                     V                     BYE

 

Matches to be played week commencing 7th September 2015.

Knockout Singles Cup First Round Draw

CROSSCOURTS                                V                     BYE

LCC CRABS                                       V                    GRESHAM’S SCHOOL A

POACHERS                                        V                     BYE

DROPSHOTS                                     V                     LCC DOLPHINS

SHARKS                                             V                    GRESHAM’S SCHOOL B

MUNDESLEY C                                 V                     BYE

AYLSHAM D                                     V                     NWSCF

NWSCA                                              V                     BACKHANDERS

NWSCD                                              V                     MUNDESLEY A

LCC LOBSTERS                                V                     NWSCC

AYLSHAM C                                     V                     AYLSHAM A

AYLSHAM B                                      V                     NWSCE

BARRACUDAS                                  V                     BYE

LCC SEALS                                        V                     NWSCB

MUNDESLEY B                                 V                     BYE

OUTLAWS                                         V                     BYE

 

Matches to be played week commencing 14th September 2015.

Registration Time

Teams are reminded that the deadline for registering for the next season of the Star Paving Services North Norfolk Table Tennis League is fast approaching. Although the names of individual players do not have to be included at this time, the teams themselves must be registered by Friday 3rd July. New teams are of course welcome. Please note the Chairman is away until 1st July, however new teams wishing to make enquiries are welcome to contact the Preisdent or Press Officer - details in the contacts section of this website.

John Short

As the season drew to a close this week, the League was saddened to hear the news of the death of former player John Short. John’s introduction to the North Norfolk League was actually a chance meeting at a car boot sale with Mary Sawyer who sold him some bats for his neighbours and reignited his passion for the game. From there John discovered that his nearest club was very conveniently based just opposite his house and with whom he enjoyed a number of very successful years in the Specials team before retiring from the League due to ill health – however even during those days John’s house was always an open one for anyone who wanted to use his own table to practice on with a warm welcome guaranteed. League President Peter Ward paid tribute saying “I played with John for several years – he was a true gentleman and one of the most sporting players”. The funeral will take place at 10amon Friday 29th May at St Michael’s Church in Sidestrand and the thoughts of the League are with John’s wife Hazel and his family and friends at this difficult time.

North Norfolk Championships 2015 - Full Results

Open Singles

R1 –  S Halliday bt T Vincent 6-11, 11-7, 11-9, 14-12, J Kirkup bt D Elliott 16-14, 13-15, 11-8, 6-11, 14-12, P Stone bt L Marsh 11-3, 14-12, 8-11, 11-9, AMarsh bt B Lee 11-4, 11-6, 11-9, I Darricott bt J Miller 11-9, 6-11, 11-8, 7-11, 11-4, CLast bt R Crouch 11-6, 4-11, 11-2, 11-2, CMarshall bt K Seaman 11-9, 11-8, 16-18, 11-8, S Hook bt J Hall 3-11, 9-11, 11-5, 11-5, 11-8, J Welsh bt C Williamson 12-10, 15-13, 11-7, P Price bt D Sidaway 11-6, 11-4, 11-4. R2 – R Thaxter bt S Halliday 11-4, 11-9, 11-13, 11-1, P Stone bt J Kirkup 11-5, 11-8, 11-13, 5-11, 11-7, R Westgate bt A Marsh 11-7, 11-8, 11-5, H Lupton bt I Darricott 11-5, 11-2, 11-5, ABeane bt C Last 11-3, 11-5, 11-6, P Ward bt C Marshall 8-11, 7-11, 11-6, 11-7, 11-1, S Hook bt J Welsh 12-10, 10-12, 11-9, 4-11, 11-7, T Baldock-Yaxley bt P Price 15-13, 11-2, 9-11, 11-5. QF – R Thaxter bt P Stone 11-8, 11-9, 11-2, H Lupton bt R Westgate 11-4, 11-6, 11-6, ABeane bt P Ward 11-7, 11-7, 11-4, T Baldock-Yaxley bt S Hook 11-1, 11-4, 11-5. SF – R Thaxter bt H Lupton 11-13, 11-3, 11-7, 11-4, T Baldock-Yaxley bt A Beane 11-9, 16-14, 11-6.  Final – R Thaxter bt T Baldock-Yaxley – 11-6, 11-7, 7-11, 11-6.

 

Open Doubles

R1 – Kirkup/Price bt Marshall/Amo 5-11, 13-11, 11-3, 6-11, 11-3, Beane/Baldock-Yaxley bt Vincent/Sidaway 11-5, 11-3, 11-5,, Greer/Welsh bt Williamson/Lee 11-4, 11-4, 11-6, Halliday/Lupton bt Oliver/Homfray-Davies 11-7, 11-3, 11-3, Thaxter/Darricott bt Ward/Hall 11-8, 11-13, 11-8, 11-7, Westgate/Elliott bt Marsh/Marsh 11-3, 11-7, 9-11, 11-8, P Stone/Miller bt Crouch/Seaman 11-6, 11-5, 11-7, Dolden/Last bt Dyson/Wood 11-7, 11-7, 11-5. QF – Beane/Baldock-Yaxley bt Kirkup/Price 11-5, 11-7, 11-6, Halliday/Lupton bt Greer/Welsh 11-3, 11-5, 11-7, Thaxter/Darricott bt Westgate/Elliott 11-7, 11-5, 11-9, P Stone/Miller bt Dolden/Last 11-7, 11-4, 11-6,. SF – Beane/Baldock-Yaxley bt Halliday/Lupton 11-7, 11-6, 11-4, Thaxter/Darricott bt P Stone/Miller 11-9, 11-2, 11-2. Final – Thaxter/Darricott bt Beane/Baldock-Yaxley 8-11, 11-7, 9-11, 11-3, 12-10.

 

Veterans

R1 – H Lupton bt D Sidaway 11-2, 11-4, 11-6, R Crouch bt J Oliver 11-7, 11-5, 11-7, J Hall bt K Seaman 11-7, 11-6, 11-6, T Vincent bt S Homfray-Davies 11-4, 11-1, 11-8, P Ward bt D Elliott 11-9, 11-5, 5-11, 6-11, 12-10, . QF – H Lupton bt J Miller 11-7, 11-4, 11-6, J Hall bt R Crouch 14-12, 11-5, 11-1, R Westgate bt T Vincent 11-7, 11-4, 12-10, P Ward bt J Welsh 11-6, 8-11, 13-11, 11-9. SF – H Lupton bt J Hall 11-6, 11-5, 11-4, P Ward bt R Westgate 12-10, 11-4, 9-11, 11-9. Final – H Lupton bt P Ward 11-3, 11-6, 11-1.

 

Handicap Singles (+ Handicaps in brackets, points from both sets added – one point play-off if tied)

R1 – L Marsh bt S Homfray-Davies (+6) 21-17, 21-14, R Thaxter bt P Ward (+10) 21-19, 21-12, J Hall bt J Oliver (+4) 21-14, 21-12, J Welsh bt J Miller (+3) 21-14, 21-17, H Dyson (+18) bt A Marsh 22-12, 22-11, B Lester (+12) bt J Kirkup 21-12, 18-21, R Crouch (+0) bt B Wood 21-13, 17-21, B Lee (+18) bt H Lupton 22-5, 22-4. R2 – L Marsh (+18) bt R Thaxter 22-19, 22-12, K Pegg (+24) bt S Halliday 27-28, 28-13, CLast (+21) bt A Beane 25-20, 25-4, N Pegg (+16) bt I Darricott 21-16, 21-16, J Welsh bt J Hall (+6) 21-13, 21-14, J Lester bt W Thatcher (+5) 21-10, 21-19, R Porritt bt A Greer (+4) 21-17, 21-12, T Mountain (+22) bt P Stone 26-6, 26-20, H Dyson (+6) bt B Lester 21-11, 21-11, E Stone (+8) bt S Hook 19-21, 21-10, CMarshall (+3) bt D Elliott 21-10, 19-21, R Westgate (+4) bt T Baldock-Yaxley 21-15, 19-21, S Baldock (+19) bt P Price 22-23, 23-8, CWilliamson bt A Armitage (+5) w/o, B Lee bt R Crouch (+11) 21-20, 21-20, K Seaman (+11) bt K Beswick 21-13, 21-8. R3 – K Pegg (+12) bt L Marsh 21-5, 21-10, CLast (+5) bt N Pegg 21-9, 21-10, J Lester (+6) bt J Welsh 21-13, 21-13, T Mountain (+16) bt R Porritt 21-4 ret, H Dyson (+3) bt E Stone 21-19, 21-17, R Westgate bt C Marshall (+4) 17-21, 21-12, CWilliamson bt S Baldock (+10) 21-18, 21-20, K Seaman (+12) bt B Lee 21-2, 21-16. QF – C Last bt K Pegg (+4) 21-17, 21-10, T Mountain (+13) bt J Lester 21-19, 21-17, H Dyson (+20) bt R Westgate 24-7, 24-13, K Seaman (+13) bt C Williamson 21-9, 21-9. SF – C Last bt T Mountain (+4) 21-10, 21-14, H Dyson bt K Seaman (+4) 21-17, 21-16. Final – H Dyson (+0) bt C Last 20-21, 21-20, 1-0.

 

Handicap Doubles (+ Handicaps in brackets, points from both sets added – one point play-off if tied)

R1 – Welsh/Elliott bt S Baldock/T Baldock-Yaxley (+5) 21-12, 21-15, Westgate/Beane bt Oliver/Homfray-Davies (+17) 21-19, 21-18, Marsh/Marsh (+1) bt Darricott/Lee 21-12, 21-16, Dyson/Wood (+2) bt Pegg/Pegg 21-17, 21-16, Lupton/Kirkup bt Marshall/Amo (+8) 19-21, 21-18. R2 – Welsh/Elliott (+1) bt Thaxter/Williamson 13-21, 21-11, Stone/Stone bt Beswick/Thatcher (+5) 20-21, 21-16, Westgate/Beane bt Porritt/Hook (+9) 21-18, 21-20, Mountain/Miller bt Seaman/Crouch (+7) 20-21, 21-19, Halliday/Price bt Marsh/Marsh (+6) 21-14, 21-18, Dyson/Wood (+14) bt Ward/Hall 21-14, 21-16, Dolden/Last (+3) bt Armitage/Greer w/o, Lester/Lester (+14) bt Lupton/Kirkup 20-21, 21-19. QF – Stone/Stone (+6) bt Welsh/Elliott 20-21, 21-13, Mountain/Miller (+17) bt Westgate/Beane 18-21, 21-3, Dyson/Wood (+20) bt Halliday/Price 23-24, 24-6, Lester/Lester bt Dolden/Last (+5) 14-21, 21-14, 1-0. SF – Stone/Stone bt Mountain/Miller (+7) 21-20, 21-15, Lester/Lester bt Dyson/Wood (+9) 21-19, 21-17. Final – Lester/Lester (+3) bt Stone/Stone 21-8, 21-13

 

Ladies Open

QF – E Stone bt J Oliver 11-3, 11-4, 11-2, MSawyer bt C Last 11-8, 11-8, 11-7, LMarsh bt S Homfray-Davies 11-6, 11-6, 11-4, B Wood bt K Pegg 11-6, 11-6, 11-3. SF – M Sawyer bt E Stone 11-7, 11-8, 11-5, LMarsh bt B Wood 11-5, 11-1, 13-11. Final – M Sawyer bt L Marsh 12-10, 11-7, 11-8.

 

1st Division Singles

R1 – J Welsh bt C Williamson 11-9, 11-6, 13-11, J Hall bt B Lee 11-6, 11-9, 10-12, 11-4. QF – J Welsh bt K Beswick 11-4, 11-6, 11-6, P Ward bt J Lester 11-6, 11-9, 11-5, S Hook bt B Lester 11-2, 11-9, 5-11, 11-9, R Porritt bt J Hall 11-6, 11-7, 6-11, 11-5. SF – P Ward bt J Welsh 11-5, 11-7, 11-3, S Hook bt R Porritt 11-5, 16-14, 11-7. Final – P Ward bt S Hook 11-3, 11-4, 14-12.

 

1st Division Doubles

R1 – Welsh/Beswick bt Oliver/Homfray-Davies 11-4, 11-9, 11-6, Ward/Hall bt Williamson/Lee 11-7, 11-8, 9-11, 11-9, Lester/Lester bt Porritt/Hook 14-12, 4-11, 14-16, 11-8, 11-9. SF – Welsh/Beswick bt Amo/Greer 3-11, 12-10, 11-8, 13-11, Lester/Lester bt Ward/Hall 13-11, 10-12, 6-11, 11-6, 11-3. Final – Lester/Lester bt Welsh/Beswick 11-4, 11-5, 11-8.

 

2nd Division Singles

R1 – S Baldock bt K Pegg 11-8, 11-3, 6-11, 11-13, 11-6, CLast bt B Wood 12-10, 11-6, 11-4, H Dyson bt E Stone 11-8, 11-3, 11-5, R Crouch bt T Mountain 11-9, 11-6, 11-6. QF – N Pegg bt S Baldock 11-4, 11-5, 11-5, CLast bt K Seaman 11-3, 11-0, 11-8, H Dyson bt T Vincent 13-11, 10-12, 13-11, 13-11, R Crouch bt D Sidaway 11-4, 11-13, 11-5, 7-11, 11-7. SF – C Last bt N Pegg 11-7, 13-11, 11-3, H Dyson bt R Crouch 11-9, 12-10, 11-7. Final – C Last bt H Dyson 9-11, 11-8, 11-7, 9-11, 11-8.

 

2nd Division Doubles

R1 – Dyson/Wood bt Pegg/Pegg 11-6, 6-11, 11-7, 11-7. SF – Vincent/Sidaway bt Dyson/Wood 11-7, 11-8, 13-11, S Baldock/Last bt Seaman/Crouch 11-8, 11-6, 18-16. Final – Vincent/Sidaway bt S Baldock/Last 11-4, 11-6, 11-1.

North Norfolk Championships 2015

  • This year’s North Norfolk Championships take place at 10amon Sunday 22nd March at North Walsham Sports Centre. The closing date for entries is 17th March. Queries should be directed to tournament secs Chris Johnson and Derek Philpott.

Semi-Final Draws for All 4 Cups

KNOCKOUT SINGLES CUP SEMI-FINAL DRAW

NWSCA                                      V                     OUTLAWS

GRESHAM'S SCHOOL A         V                     NWSCD

KNOCKOUT DOUBLES CUP SEMI-FINAL DRAW

SHARKS                                 V                        GRESHAM'S SCHOOL A

NWSCA                                 V                          NWSCD

HANDICAP SINGLES CUP SEMI-FINAL DRAW

AYLSHAM C                                     V                     AYLSHAM D

NWSCF                                              V                     LCC CRABS

HANDICAP DOUBLES CUP SEMI-FINAL DRAW

 AYLSHAM C                                     V                     LCC SEALS

AYLSHAM D                                     V                     NWSCF

 

Handicap Singles Cup Round Robin Final Group Standings

 

                                                PLAYED                     +/- POINTS

GROUP 1

NWSCF                                  2                                  +228

AYLSHAM B                          2                                  +38

NWSCB                                  2                                  -266

 

GROUP 2

AYLSHAM C                         1                                  +2

NWSCE                                  1                                  -2

OUTLAWS                              WITHDRAWN

 

GROUP 3

AYLSHAM D                         2                                  +188

CROSSCOURTS                    2                                  +18

NWSCA                                  2                                  -206

 

GROUP 4

MUNDESLEY B                     2                                  +115

BARRACUDAS                      2                                  +31

BACKHANDERS                   2                                  -146

GROUP 5

LCC LOBSTERS                    2                                  +120

POACHERS                            2                                  +24

DROPSHOTS                         2                                  -144

 

GROUP 6

LCC SEALS                            2                                  +112

GRESHAM’S SCHOOL B     2                                  +6

GRESHAM’S SCHOOL A     2                                  -118

 

GROUP 7

SHARKS                                 2                                  +56

MUNDESLEY A                     1                                  -37

AYLSHAM A                         2                                  -19

 

GROUP 8

LCC CRABS                           2                                  +129

NWSCC                                  2                                  +95

NWSCD                                  2                                  -224

 

 

Handicap Group Standings & Analysis heading into last week of round robin matches

GROUP 1

NWSCF                                  1                                  +60

AYLSHAM B                          2                                  +38

NWSCB                                  1                                  -98

NWSCF host NWSCB in final match.  If NWSCF win the match or lose by 21 points or less, they win the group. If NWSCF lose by 23 points or more Aylsham B win the group unless NWSCB win by 137 points or more in which case they win the group.

 

GROUP 2

AYLSHAM C                         1                                  +2

NWSCE                                  1                                  -2

OUTLAWS                              WITHDRAWN

Aylsham C have won the group.

 

GROUP 3

AYLSHAM D                         1                                  +23

CROSSCOURTS                    2                                  +18

NWSCA                                  1                                  -41

Aylsham D host NWSCA in final match. If Aylsham D win the match or lose by 4 or less points, they win the group. If Aylsham D lose by 6 -58 points Crosscourts win the group. If NWSCA win by 60 points or more, they win the group. 

 

GROUP 4

BARRACUDAS                      2                                  +31

MUNDESLEY B                     1                                  +7

BACKHANDERS                   1                                  -38

Mundesley B host Backhanders in final match. Mundesley B require a win of 25 points or greater to win the group. Backhanders require a win of 70 points or greater to win the group. If the match is won by less than the required points for either team, Barracudas win the group.

 

GROUP 5

LCC LOBSTERS                    1                                  +108

POACHERS                            1                                  +36

DROPSHOTS                         2                                  -144

LCC Lobsters host Poachers in final match. Dropshots cannot win the group. If LCC Lobsters win or lose by 35 points or less they will win the group. If Poachers win by 37 points or greater, they will win the group.

 

GROUP 6

LCC SEALS                            1                                  +24

GRESHAM’S SCHOOL B     2                                  +6

GRESHAM’S SCHOOL A     1                                  -30

LCC Seales host Gresham;s School A in the final match. If LCC Seals win the match or lose by seventeen points or less, they will win the group. If Gresham's School A win by 37 points or more, they will win the group. If Gresham's School A win by 36 points or less, Gresham's School B will win the group.

 

GROUP 7

SHARKS                                 1                                  +32

MUNDESLEY A                     1                                  -13

AYLSHAM A                         2                                  -19

Mundesley A host Sharks in the final match. Aylsham A cannot win the group. A win by Sharks or a loss by 22 points or less will see them win the group. If Mundesley A win by 23 points or more, they will win the group.

 

GROUP 8

NWSCC                                  2                                  +95

LCC CRABS                           1                                  +8

NWSCD                                  1                                  -103

LCC Crabs host NWSCD in the final match. If LCC Crabs win by 88 points or more, they will win the group. If NWSCD win by 199 points or more they will win the group. If neither team wins by the points they require, NWSCC will win the group.

 

 

Handicap Doubles Cup Quarter Final Draw

AYLSHAM C                                     V                     NWSCD

LCC SEALS                                        V                    GRESHAM’S SCHOOL B

AYLSHAM D                                     V                     MUNDESLEY B

AYLSHAM B                                      V                     NWSCF

 

Matches to be played week commencing 23rd February 2015.

Handicaps - Important News from the Chairman

The new non negative handicap sheets contains errors. Please amend your copy as follows D Johns now 11, T Mountain now 30 & T Wardle now 23. I think the rest are ok. If there are any queries please contact me with haste. Use the new sheets from this Monday.

New Handicap System Explained

The League has introduced a new handicap system for both Cup competitions where every point will count. The change has been introduced for two reasons – mainly because of the increased gap in abilities throughout the League which has seen an extra division introduced this season but also to try and avoid a repeat of last year where effectively all of the lower teams were wiped out in the first round with many matches over in a matter of minutes. Under the new system, every player in the League has been allocated a handicap between -15 (for the very top players) and +17. The difference between the two players in a handicap battle will then be calculated with the stronger player starting at 0 (so for example if the handicaps are -4 and +5, the weaker player will start 9-0 ahead). If this difference is 17 or less, the players will play two sets up to 21, however if the difference is 18 or higher then the weaker player will always be required to win four points – hence matches starting at 18-0, 22-0 and the most extreme example possible of 32-0 will be played over two sets up to 22, 26 and 36 respectively. A key part of the new system is that the match score will not be the final say as every point will count, therefore each battle will only see two sets played, all nine battles must be played and then the points totalled to determine the winner. In the Handicap Doubles Cup which is a straight knockout competition and from the quarter-finals of the Handicap Singles onwards, the team who win the most points throughout all eighteen sets will advance (in the rare event of a tie, the most sets won will count). A further twist in the Handicap Singles Cup has seen a group stage introduced as eight groups have been drawn; each of which feature a team from all three divisions. Every team plays two matches and the team with the best plus or minus point’s difference from each group will progress to the quarter-finals. As this system is very new, teams are asked to look at this well ahead of the match and a ‘Handicap Helpline’ is in operation where teams with any queries are asked to contact either Chris Marshall, Peter Ward or Chris Pooley to clarify anything they don’t understand before the match is played. Three final points on the new system – as before players can play up or down within their clubs but will then be cup-tied for that particular competition and a walkover will count as an automatic 21-0, 21-0 win meaning that a team turning up a player short will automatically start with a difference of -126 points. Lastly in doubles, the average of the pair will be taken and if the difference is odd, the handicap moves towards the better player (example – a pair with handicaps of +4 and +7, the better player is +4 so their handicap will be +5, but if the handicaps are -7 and -4, the better player is -7 so the handicap will be -6. For handicaps of -3 and +2, the handicap would be -1).

Handicap Singles Cup Group Stage Draw and Fixtures

HANDICAP SINGLES CUP GROUP DRAW

 

GROUP           TEAM A                      TEAM B                      TEAM C                     

1                      NWSCB                      AYLSHAM B              NWSCF

2                      OUTLAWS                 NWSCE                      AYLSHAM C

3                      NWSCA                      CROSSCOURTS        AYLSHAM D

4                      BACKHANDERS       BARRACUDAS          MUNDESLEY B

5                      POACHERS                DROPSHOTS             LCC LOBSTERS

6                     GRESHAM’S A         GRESHAM’S B          LCC SEALS

7                      SHARKS                     AYLSHAM A             MUNDESLEY A

8                      NWSCD                      NWSCC                      LCC CRABS

 

Fixtures –

Week commencing 2nd February 2015            A v B

                               9th February 2015            B v C

                             16th February 2015            C v A

Quarter-finals week commencing 16th March

winners group 5 v  winners group 2, 4 v 3, 6 v 1, 8 v 7.

Handicap Doubles Cup First Round Draw

DROPSHOTS                                     V                    GRESHAM’S SCHOOL A

BARRACUDAS                                  V                     AYLSHAM C

NWSCD                                              V                     BYE

OUTLAWS                                         V                     BYE

MUNDESLEY A                                 V                     LCC SEALS

NWSCC                                              V                     AYLSHAM A

GRESHAM’S SCHOOL B                 V                     BYE

BACKHANDERS                               V                     BYE

AYLSHAM D                                     V                     BYE

NWSCE                                              V                     BYE

POACHERS                                        V                     LCC CRABS

NWSCA                                              V                     MUNDESLEY B

AYLSHAM B                                      V                     BYE

SHARKS                                             V                     BYE

NWSCF                                              V                     CROSSCOURTS

NWSCB                                              V                     LCC LOBSTERS

Matches to be played week commencing 19th January 2015.

Knockout Doubles Cup - Quarter-Final Draw

SHARKS                                             V                     AYLSHAM D

GRESHAM’S SCHOOL A                 V                     OUTLAWS

BACKHANDERS                               V                     NWSCA

NWSCD                                              V                     CROSSCOURTS

Knockout Singles Cup - Quarter-Final Draw

BACKHANDERS                               V         NWSCA

OUTLAWS                                         V         AYLSHAM D

NWSCE                                              V        GRESHAM’S SCHOOL A

NWSCD                                              V         CROSSCOURTS

Change of Home Night - Mundesley Table Tennis Club

Please note that the home night for both Mundesley A and Mundesley B is now a Thursday.

Change of Captain - Aylsham D

  • Please note Roger Crouch has taken over as Aylsham D’s team captain. He can be contacted on phone 01263 735703 or e-mail at roger.crouch@burebank.co

Knockout Singles Cup - 2nd Round Draw

AYLSHAM B                                      V                     BACKHANDERS

DROPSHOTS                                     V                     NWSCA

OUTLAWS                                         V                     SHARKS

MUNDESLEY B                                 V                     AYLSHAM D

NWSCE                                              V                     LCC CRABS

GRESHAM’S SCHOOL A                 V                     AYLSHAM C

POACHERS                                        V                     NWSCD

CROSSCOURTS                                V                     LCC LOBSTERS

Matches to be played week commencing 27th October 2014

Knockout Doubles Cup - 2nd Round Draw

POACHERS                                        V                     SHARKS

LCC SEALS                                        V                     AYLSHAM D

AYLSHAM A                                     V                    GRESHAM’S SCHOOL A

LCC CRABS/OUTLAWS                   V                     NWSCE

NWSCB                                              V                     BACKHANDERS

GRESHAM’S SCHOOL B                 V                     NWSCA

BARRACUDAS                                  V                     NWSCD

AYLSHAM B                                      V                     CROSSCOURTS

Matches to be played week commencing 10th November 2014.

A Message from the Press Officer

  • In order to avoid confusion and wrong names appearing in the press, please can all teams ensure that the full names of all their players are listed on the score-sheet and spelt correctly (I just about know my home team players, but it can be confusing amongst the newer teams especially when more than one person with the same first name plays for that club! The spelling of the names of a few players also seem to be varying on a weekly basis – can this also be checked as again I would like to get it right in the press) Also please can an effort be made to state which players play the doubles as that information is currently missing from a third of the sheets I have received so far.

Important Registration Reminder

  • Players are reminded that they must apply for or renew their Table Tennis England (formerly ETTA) registrations. This can be done online at www.tabletennisengland.co.uk or by phoning 0845 0500 388 and the cost is £10 for seniors and £5 for juniors. Players are not permitted to play in the League without registration and they need to advise Table Tennis England that they play in the North Norfolk League.

Important Notice - Change of Home Night for Poachers

Please note Poachers home night is now on a Tuesday and not Monday as stated in the handbook.

KNOCKOUT DOUBLES CUP FIRST ROUND DRAW

Matches to be played week commencing 8th September 2014.

 

POACHERS                                        V                     DROPSHOTs

SHARKS                                             V                     BYE

LCC SEALS                                        V                     BYE

AYLSHAM D                                     V                     BYE

NWSCC                                              V                     AYLSHAM A

NWSCF                                              V                    GRESHAM’S SCHOOL A

LCC CRABS                                       V                     OUTLAWS

NWSCE                                              V                     BYE

NWSCB                                              V                     BYE

BACKHANDERS                               V                     BYE

GRESHAM’S SCHOOL B                 V                     BYE

LCC LOBSTERS                                V                     NWSCA

BARRACUDAS                                  V                     BYE

MUNDESLEY B                                 V                     NWSCD

AYLSHAM B                                      V                     MUNDESLEY A

CROSSCOURTS                                V                     AYLSHAM C

 

Second round matches to be played week commencing 10th November 2014, Quarter-finals to be played w/c 1st December 2014, Semi-finals to be played w/c 30th March 2015, Final to be arranged at neutral venue by fixture secretary.

KNOCKOUT SINGLES CUP FIRST ROUND DRAW

Matches to be played week commencing 15th September 2014.

 

AYLSHAM B                                      V                     NWSCF

BACKHANDERS                               V                     BYE

DROPSHOTS                                     V                     BYE

NWSCA                                              V                     BYE

NWSCB                                              V                     OUTLAWS

MUNDESLEY A                                 V                     SHARKS

MUNDESLEY B                                 V                     BYE

AYLSHAM D                                     V                     BYE

NWSCE                                              V                     NWSCC

LCC SEALS                                        V                     LCC CRABS

BARRACUDAS                                  V                    GRESHAM’S SCHOOL A

AYLSHAM C                                     V                     BYE

POACHERS                                        V                    GRESHAM’S SCHOOL B

AYLSHAM A                                     V                     NWSCD

CROSSCOURTS                                V                     BYE

LCC LOBSTERS                                V                     BYE

 

Second round matches to be played week commencing 27th October 2014, Quarter-finals to be played w/c 1st December 2014, Semi-finals to be played w/c 23rd March 2014, Final to be arranged at neutral venue by fixture secretary.

2014 North Norfolk Championships - The Full Results

Open Singles

R1 –  M Hudson bt J Hall 11-9, 11-8, 11-8, CMarshall bt R Crouch 11-6, 11-6, 11-9, P Price bt D Sidaway 11-5, 11-6, 11-2, T Vincent bt J Kirkup 11-7, 11-3, 11-5, J Vaughan bt R Howe 12-10, 6-11, 13-11, 11-7, D Elliott bt T Wilson 11-8, 5-11, 11-5, 11-9, O Atthill bt H Dyson 11-6, 11-9, 11-7, S Halliday bt W De Neve 11-5, 11-6, 11-5. R2 – R Thaxter bt M Hudson 11-9, 11-2, 11-9, P Price bt C Marshall 11-3, 11-5, 8-11, 11-6, T Vincent bt J Welsh 11-3, 11-7, 12-14, 12-10, H Cheng bt J Vaughan 11-7, 11-6, 11-8, D Elliott bt I Darricott 6-11, 11-9, 12-10, 11-8, P Stone bt O Atthill 11-5, 11-9, 12-10, ABeane bt A Marsh 11-8, 11-3, 11-7, T Baldock-Yaxley bt S Halliday 11-8, 13-11, 7-11, 11-4. QF – R Thaxter bt P Price 11-6, 11-2, 11-4, H Cheng bt T Vincent 11-6, 8-11, 11-8, 11-6, P Stone bt D Elliott 11-5, 6-11, 11-6, 11-4, T Baldock-Yaxley bt A Beane 7-11, 11-8, 11-8, 11-5. SF – R Thaxter bt H Cheng 11-7, 15-13, 11-9, T Baldock-Yaxley bt P Stone 11-5, 11-6, 11-5. Final – R Thaxter bt T Baldock-Yaxley 11-6, 11-5, 8-11, 11-8.

 

Open Doubles

R1 – Thaxter/Cheng bt Marshall/Hudson 11-3, 11-9, 11-5, Kirkup/Stone bt Armitage/Greer 11-5, 11-8, 7-11, 11-1, Beane/Baldock-Yaxley bt Wilson/De Neve 11-8, 12-10, 11-5, Darricott/Marsh bt Hall/Crouch 11-9, 11-5, 11-1, Sidaway/Vincent bt Dyson/Atthill 13-11, 16-14, 9-11, 11-7. QF – Thaxter/Cheng bt Vaughan/Elliott 11-5, 12-10, 6-11, 11-2, Price/Halliday bt Kirkup/Stone 11-7, 11-6, 11-6, Beane/Baldock-Yaxley bt Darricott/Marsh 12-10, 11-8, 11-8, Howe/Mole bt Sidaway/Vincent 11-8, 11-3, 11-4. SF – Thaxter/Cheng bt Price/Halliday 11-6, 11-4, 11-6. SF – Beane/Baldock-Yaxley bt Howe/Mole 13-11, 11-4, 11-5. Final – Beane/Baldock-Yaxley bt Thaxter/Cheng 11-7, 9-11, 11-8, 12-10.

 

Veterans

R1 – T Vincent bt D Sidaway 11-8, 15-13, 11-4, J Vaughan bt R Crouch 11-1, 11-1, 11-2, J Welsh bt J Hall 11-2, 11-8, 11-6, D Elliott bt R Howe 7-11, 11-8, 7-11, 11-4, 11-8. SF – J Vaughan bt T Vincent 11-9, 6-11, 11-7, 11-3, D Elliott bt J Welsh 12-10, 11-1, 11-4. Final – J Vaughan bt D Elliott 10-12, 11-4, 11-5, 11-5.

 

 

Handicap Singles (+ Handicaps in brackets)

R1 – C Williamson (+11) bt D Elliott 21-8, 15-21, 21-7, H Dyson (+15) bt T Baldock-Yaxley 21-11, 21-20, S Baldock (+17) bt I Darricott 21-11, 20-21, 21-12, B Lester bt R Crouch (+8) 10-21, 21-17, 21-17, R Thaxter bt S Halliday (+6) 21-20, 21-16, P Price bt J Lodge (+4) 21-18, 21-12, D Sidaway (+10) bt M Hudson 21-9, 21-16, T Wilson bt S Homfray-Davies (+13) 21-20, 21-20, J Morter (+0) bt J Lester 19-21, 21-14, 21-17, CMarshall (+2) bt W De Neve 21-11, 21-9, S Hook (+11) bt H Cheng 21-5, 14-21, 21-14, O Atthill (+12) bt J Hall 21-17, 21-14, P Stone bt J Welsh (+2) 21-18, 21-16, J Vaughan bt J Oliver (+13) 21-16, 16-21, 21-18, J Kirkup bt A Partridge (+4) 21-14, 21-13. R2 – H Dyson (+8) bt C Williamson 21-13, 21-14, B Lester bt S Baldock (+9) 21-13, 21-14, P Price (+10) bt R Thaxter 21-14, 14-21, 21-15, ABeane bt D Sidaway (+12) 21-16, 21-14, T Wilson bt J Morter (+6) 21-17, 21-12, CMarshall (+0) bt S Hook 21-13, 21-19, O Atthill (+13) bt P Stone 21-18, 20-21, 21-18, J Vaughan (+4) bt J Kirkup 21-20, 21-15. QF – H Dyson (+0) bt B Lester 21-17, 21-18, P Price (+4) bt A Beane 21-15, 21-16, T Wilson bt C Marshall (+6) 21-15, 21-10, J Vaughan bt O Atthill (+13) 21-17, 21-17. SF – P Price bt H Dyson (+11) 13-21, 21-18, 21-18, J Vaughan (+4) bt T Wilson 21-15, 21-16. Final – J Vaughan (+2) bt P Price 21-16, 15-21, 21-20.

 

Handicap Doubles (+ Handicaps in brackets)

R1 – Sidaway/Welsh bt Oliver/Homfray-Davies (+10) 21-20, 20-21, 21-20, Hall/Crouch (+8) bt Hook/Lodge 21-18, 17-21, 21-18, Wilson/De Neve (+4) bt Darricott/Stone 21-16, 15-21, 21-18. R2 – Dolden/Mole (+0) bt Sidaway/Welsh 21-20, 21-19, Vaughan/S Baldock (+6) bt Marsh/Marsh 21-14, 21-19, Elliott/Beane bt Thaxter/Partridge (+2) 21-18, 21-20, Hall/Crouch (+6) bt Armitage/Greer 16-21, 21-17, 21-8, Halliday/Price bt Marshall/Hudson (+4) 21-20, 12-21, 21-13, Cheng/Williamson bt Morter/Kirkup (+2) 21-17, 15-21, 21-20, Lester/Lester bt Dyson/Atthill (+8) 21-13, 21-16, Baldock-Yaxley/B Baldock (+6) bt Wilson/De Neve 21-18, 21-17. QF – Dolden/Mole bt Vaughan/S Baldock (+6) 18-21, 21-17, 21-14, Elliott/Beane bt Hall/Crouch (+13) 18-21, 21-18, 21-18, Price/Halliday (+0) bt Cheng/Williamson 21-19, 21-11, Lester/Lester (+6) bt Baldock-Yaxley/ B Baldock 21-14, 14-21, 21-9. SF – Dolden/Mole (+11) bt Elliott/Beane 20-21, 21-13, 21-19, Price/Halliday bt Lester/Lester (+10) 21-16, 21-20, Final – Halliday/Price bt Dolden/Mole (+8) 21-19, 17-21, 21-16.

 

Plate

R1 – I Darricott bt H Dyson 12-10, 11-7, 11-6. QF – I Darricott bt J Hall 11-8, 11-5, 11-9, T Wilson bt R Crouch 11-1, 11-5, 11-7, J Kirkup bt A Marsh 11-8, 6-11, 11-9, 5-11, 11-8, J Welsh bt D Sidaway 11-6, 11-6, 11-6. SF – T Wilson bt I Darricott 15-13, 7-11, 12-14, 12-10, 11-8, J Kirkup bt J Welsh 12-10, 11-9, 11-6. Final – T Wilson bt J Kirkup 13-11, 8-11, 11-7, 11-7.

 

Ladies Open

R1 – M Sawyer bt S Homfray-Davies 11-7, 11-8, 11-1. SF – M Sawyer bt J Oliver 11-4, 11-4, 11-6, LMarsh bt B Baldock 11-8, 11-4, 11-5. Final – M Sawyer bt L Marsh 11-5, 11-5, 11-7.

 

2nd Division Singles

R1 – B Lester bt O Atthill 4-11, 5-11, 11-8, 11-9, 15-13, H Dyson bt J Hall 11-8, 11-7, 6-11, 8-11, 11-8, D Sidaway bt S Homfray-Davies 11-2, 8-11, 11-3, 11-3, AMarsh bt C Williamson 12-10, 11-4, 11-7, J Morter bt J Lodge 11-6, 9-11, 11-4, 11-6, J Welsh bt L Marsh 11-4, 11-8, 11-6, APartridge bt R Crouch 11-8, 11-7, 11-5, J Lester bt S Hook 9-11, 11-9, 11-7, 11-9. QF – H Dyson bt B Lester 6-11, 11-4, 11-8, 11-9, AMarsh bt D Sidaway 11-2, 11-5, 11-9, J Welsh bt J Morter 11-4, 7-11, 11-4, 11-4, J Lester bt A Partridge 11-13, 11-9, 11-5, 11-7. SF - A Marsh bt H Dyson 11-4, 11-1, 11-7, J Welsh bt J Lester 11-8, 11-5, 11-7. Final – A Marsh bt J Welsh 11-5, 8-11, 12-10, 7-11, 13-11.

 

2nd Division Doubles

R1 – Lodge/Hook bt Marsh/Marsh 5-11, 11-8, 7-11, 12-10, 11-8, Lester/Lester bt Hall/Crouch 11-5, 11-3, 11-8, Morter/Johnson bt Armitage/Greer 8-11, 8-11, 11-7, 11-8, 11-8. QF – Sidaway/Dolden bt Lodge/Hook 11-9, 9-11, 18-16, 4-11, 11-7, Welsh/Vincent bt Oliver/Homfray-Davies 11-4, 11-3, 11-9, Lester/Lester bt Partridge/Williamson 13-11, 11-4, 9-11, 11-4, Morter/Johnson bt Dyson/Atthill 11-8, 11-3, 6-11, 11-9. SF – Welsh/Vincent bt Sidaway/Dolden 9-11, 11-7, 11-9, 11-4, Lester/Lester bt Morter/Johnson 11-6, 11-9, 4-11, 7-11, 11-6. Final – Welsh/Vincent bt Lester/Lester 8-11, 11-9, 11-3, 11-6.

Handicap Cup Draws 2014

HANDICAP SINGLES CUP FIRST ROUND DRAW

 

Preliminary Round: Aylsham C v NWSCB and Gresham’s School B v Gresham’s School A to be played w/c  27th January 2014.

 

DROPSHOTS                                     V                     BACKHANDERS

CROSSCOURTS                                V                     POACHERS

SPECIALS                                          V                    GRESHAM’S SCHOOL B/A

NWSCE                                              V                     AYLSHAM C/NWSCB

SHARKS                                             V                     NWSCA

NWSCC                                              V                     AYLSHAM A

LCC                                                    V                     BARRACUDAS

AYLSHAM B                                      V                     NWSCD

 

First round matches to be played w/c 10th February 2014.

Quarter-finals to be played w/c 17th March. Semi-finals to be played w/c 7th April.

 

HANDICAP DOUBLES CUP FIRST ROUND DRAW

 

Preliminary Round: Crosscourts v Poachers and LCC v NWSCA to be played w/c 27th January 2014.

 

SHARKS                                             V                     NWSCE

SPECIALS                                          V                    GRESHAM’S SCHOOL A

LCC/NWSCA                                     V                     AYLSHAM A

BARRACUDAS                                  V                     CROSSCOURTS/POACHERS

DROPSHOTS                                     V                     AYLSHAM B

BACKHANDERS                               V                     NWSCC

GRESHAM’S SCHOOL B                 V                     NWSCB

AYLSHAM C                                     V                     NWSCD

 

First Round Matches to be played w/c 3rd February 2014.

Quarter-finals to be played w/c 10th March, Semi-finals to be played w/c 7th April.

Aylsham ACT Centre

  • Please note (especially for Sat Nav purposes) the Postcode for the ACT Centre is shown incorrectly in the handbook and should be NR11 6YA. Also please remember that home matches for all three Aylsham teams start at 7pm.

Hansells Inter-League Challenge Trophy Round One Report - North Norfolk v Dereham

Following last year’s successful inaugural match between the Dereham and North Norfolk Table Tennis Leagues which revived Inter-League table tennis in the area after an absence of three decades, the Hansells Trophy has grown significantly with six more Leagues joining the fold to make sure every major League in the area is represented. This year theNorwich, Wymondham, Kings Lynn, Great Yarmouth, Fakenham and Diss Leagues are battling it out alongside Dereham andNorth Norfolkand with all eight Leagues randomly drawn into a knockout format, it was somewhat ironic that the two Leagues from last year were drawn against each other in the first round. This timeNorth Norfolkwere drawn at home and hosted Dereham at North Walsham Sports Centre.  The Challenge was in effect three matches in one as three players from each of the two League’s respective first and second divisions and their junior ranks battled against each other with the results from each table combined to determine which League would progress to the semi-final.

  The first division table sawNorth Norfolk’s John Batchford, Andy Beane and Tom Baldock-Yaxley host Dereham’s Howard Lupton, Steve Barrett and Wayne Lubbock. The opener saw Batchford come back from two sets down to lead Lupton 9-3 inthe fifth. Lupton won the next five points and then saved two-match points at 8-10 before having a chance of his own at 11-10, but Batchford came through 14-12 on his fourth match-point. Dereham were always in control of the next three battles as they won each in straight – the only glimmer of hope came when Beane strung some cracking shots together to set up a set-point in the second against Lupton. That was saved by a winning serve from the Dereham player – before Beane served into the net at 10-10 as Lupton won 11-8, 12-10, 11-9. Batchford had a couple of chances to draw level at a set a piece with Lubbock but the Dereham player took his fifth opportunity to take a two sets lead. However Batchford once again held his nerve, did not give his opponent pace and made another terrific comeback to win in five. The next encounter also went the distance as Barrett won a very fast counter-hitting battle against Baldock-Yaxley.Lubbockbeat Beane in straight before a 6-1 lead in the decider was enough for Lupton to win a patchy five-setter against Baldock-Yaxley. And it was a 4-0 lead in the fifth and very good hitting in the concluding set that saw Barrett to a win in five over Batchford – denying theNorth Norfolkplayer a triple comeback as he had been once again two sets down in the contest.

 The second division table, like the first, finished up 7-2 inDereham’s favour. HereNorth Norfolk’s team of John Welsh, Chris Gould and Rhodri Oliver were up against Dereham’s line-up of David Appleby, Paul Baudinet and Simon Denton. The two wins forNorth Norfolkwere both settled in four sets as Gould and Oliver beat Baudinet andDentonrespectively. Oliver went down in five to Baudinet, Welsh took a set fromDentonbut the remaining five battles that included an Appleby maximum were won by Dereham in straight. On the next table,North Norfolk’s juniors Joe Kirkup, James Morton and Stuart Hook hosted Dereham’s junior team of Matt Leggett and Phil and Matt Denton. Kirkup took a point for the hosts by winning the opener in straight against Leggett, with the Dereham player recovering from a set down to beat Morton in four. A couple of missed serves arrived at the cruellest time for Hook – one long off the table at match-point up 11-10 inthe fifth against Leggett and another into the net at match-point down 11-12 to hand away victory on the Dereham player’s second chance. BothDentonbrothers were impressive for Dereham with neither dropping a set. Phil Denton beat Kirkup 12-10, 12-10, 11-9 and edged out Hook 14-12 inthe third. That meant an 8-1 win for Dereham on this table and a 22-5 overall victory.

Hansells Inter-League Challenge Trophy First round Results - North Norfolk v Dereham

FIRST DIVISION

John Batchford bt Howard Lupton 9-11, 9-11, 11-6, 11-4, 14-12

Andy Beane lost to Steve Barrett 5-11, 6-11, 2-11

Tom Baldock-Yaxley lost to Wayne Lubbock 7-11, 3-11, 3-11

Andy Beane lost to Howard Lupton 8-11, 10-12, 9-11

John Batchford bt Wayne Lubbock 5-11, 14-16, 11-4, 11-9, 11-8.

Tom Baldock-Yaxley lost to Steve Barrett 7-11, 11-7, 9-11, 11-9, 8-11

Andy Beane lost to Wayne Lubbock 8-11, 6-11, 7-11

Tom Baldock-Yaxley lost to Howard Lupton 7-11, 11-6, 1-11, 11-5, 4-11

John Batchford lost to Steve Barrett 6-11, 6-11, 11-5, 11-9, 2-11

North Norfolk lost to Dereham 2-7

SECOND DIVISION

John Welsh lost to David Appleby 5-11, 6-11, 6-11

Chris Gould bt Paul Baudinet 11-7, 6-11, 11-8, 11-3

Rhodri Oliver bt Simon Denton 11-6, 11-9, 9-11, 11-7

Chris Gould lost to David Appleby 0-11, 9-11, 6-11

John Welsh lost to Simon Denton 9-11, 11-8, 7-11, 8-11

Rhodri Oliver lost to Paul Baudinet 13-11, 3-11, 11-8, 6-11, 5-11

Chris Gould lost to Simon Denton 7-11, 8-11, 7-11

Rhodri Oliver lost to David Appleby 8-11, 5-11, 6-11

John Welsh lost to Paul Baudinet 10-12, 7-11, 8-11

North Norfolk lost to Dereham 2-7

JUNIORS

Joe Kirkup bt Matt Leggett 11-1, 11-2, 11-8

James Morton lost to Phil Denton 2-11, 2-11, 3-11

Stuart Hook lost to Matt Denton 1-11, 5-11, 6-11

James Morton lost to Matt Leggett 12-10, 6-11, 6-11, 3-11

Joe Kirkup lost to Matt Denton 7-11, 9-11, 5-11

Stuart Hook lost to Phil Denton 6-11, 7-11, 12-14

James Morton lost to Matt Denton 2-11, 8-11, 2-11

Stuart Hook lost to Matt Leggett 5-11, 12-10, 12-10, 7-11, 11-13

Joe Kirkup lost to Phil Denton 10-12, 10-12, 9-11.

North Norfolk lost to Dereham 1-8

OVERALL - NORTH NORFOLK LOST TO DEREHAM 5-22

Full report on the challenge match will appear here at the weekend.

50th Anniversary AGM and more !!!

50Th ANNIVERSARY AGM, FREE BUFFET, and EXHIBITION TABLE TENNIS

7 pm---15th May 2013 at THE LIGHTHOUSE INN WALCOT

We are pleased to announce our celebrations of 50 years of the NNTTL. In conjunction with our AGM an evening of exhibition table tennis will be held in our outside marquee. (details will be announced later). A free buffet will be served !!!

Everyone is welcome but in particular we invite players of the past to come along and help us to celebrate our first 50 years. If you know any former players, extend our invite to them and encourage them to come along.

See you all there !!!!!

Handicap Cup Draws

HANDICAP DOUBLES CUP FIRST ROUND DRAW

 

Preliminary Round – Barracudas v Gresham School to be played w/c 28th January.

 

NWSCA                                              V                     NWSCC

CROSSCOURTS                                V                     POACHERS

DROPSHOTS                                     V                     SPECIALS

OUTLAWS                                         V                     GOBLINS

AYLSHAM METHODISTS                V                     PIRATES

GRESHAM’S/BARRACUDAS           V                     NWSCB

NWSCE                                              V                     BACKHANDERS

NWSCD                                              V                     SHARKS

 

Matches to be played w/c 4th February.

 

HANDICAP SINGLES CUP FIRST ROUND DRAW

 

Preliminary Round – Crosscourts v Dropshots to be played w/c 28th January.

 

NWSCC                                              V                     NWSCB

POACHERS                                        V                     BACKHANDERS

SPECIALS                                          V                     NWSCA

CROSSCOURTS/DROPSHOTS        V                     AYLSHAM METHODISTS

BARRACUDAS                                  V                     SHARKS

NWSCE                                              V                    GRESHAMSCHOOL

NWSCD                                              V                     GOBLINS

OUTLAWS                                         V                     PIRATES

 

Matches to be played w/c 11th February.

2013 HANSELLS DRAW JUST MADE

HANSELLS DRAW 2013

CONGRATULATIONS TO MARY SAWYER !!!!

it is with great pleasure that we can announce that Mary has been elected as President of The NORFOLK COUNTY TABLE TENNIS ASSOCIATION----- WELL DONE MARY FROM US ALL !!!

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North Norfolk's coastline is famous for its beautiful landscapes and the abundance of wildlife that inhabits them. Year round these priceless resources draw many thousands of visitors and holiday makers into our area. Local people and businesses gain enormous economic benefits as a consequence. It must surely follow that those of us that live here have a vested interest in ensuring that the mosaic of marshes, beaches, reed beds, and sand dunes that make up this area of outstanding natural beauty are preserved. In my opinion we should be thankful that organisations such as the Norfolk Wildlife Trust work tirelessly to protect areas such as this on our behalf. The trust are amongst our newest sponsors and they have recently launched a £1 Million appeal to purchase a parcel of land adjoining their Cley Marshes Nature Reserve. Their aim is to bring another area of this our natural heritage under their protection. Like the NNTTL they are financially dependent on their fund raising activities. They have supported us through their sponsorship, can we support them ??.

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