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11-5 11-6 11-4 1-0
11-9 11-9 11-6 1-0
8-11 13-11 8-11 7-11 0-1
11-9 11-5 11-4 1-0
11-3 7-11 11-7 5-11 2-11 0-1
11-7 11-9 11-3 1-0
7-11 3-11 11-4 8-11 0-1
11-1 12-10 3-11 11-4 1-0
11-7 11-8 11-5 1-0
11-5 9-11 2-11 11-9 11-5 1-0
Submitted By: David Unwin :: Approved By: David Unwin :: Completed By: David Unwin 7 - 3

Match Report

Following a recent run of heavy defeats Leopards were second favourites facing a Jaguars team containing the recently crowned Div 2 Champion, Chris Smith.
Also appearing for Jaguars were Terry Betts, making a first League appearance since Nov 2016 following injury and new signing Adrian Copping, new to the Bury League but having played in other Leagues around the Country.

The first match on was Keith George against Adrian, closely followed by Marcus Hammond against Terry, putting Leopards 2-0 ahead both by 3 games to 0. Chris then pulled one back for Jaguars beating Ian Bridgeman by 3-1 only for Marcus to re-establish a 2 point margin for Leopards by beating Adrian.

The following match was probably the best of the night with Keith playing Chris. Never one to bow to reputation Keith left Chris stunned by taking the first game 11-3, Chris fought back taking game two by 11-7, Keith reversed the score in the next to give himself a 2-1 lead. Chris dug in and showed his champion quality to win the next two games by 11-5 and 11-2. Leopards 3 Jaguars 2.

Ian was next on to play Terry and although he did his best, lack of match practice was showing a bit and Ian was the comfortable winner.
Chris was back on the table to play Marcus and this match finished with another 3-1 win by Chris.

Now playing on two tables to speed things up a bit, Ian played Adrian at one end of the hall while Keith took on Terry at the other. Adrian played some superb counter-attacking table tennis to take game 3 from Ian by 11-3 but Ian did enough in the other games to win by 3 -1. Keith was the comfortable winner against Terry.

 

Leopards 6 Jaguars 3 with only the doubles remaining, this was another hard fought contest with Marcus and Ian playing Chris and Terry. Leopards won the first, then Jaguars the second, Jaguars again before Leopards finished off the last two games to come out on top 3-2 in the doubles and 7-3 on the night overall.

Another enjoyable 'Cat fight' and the Leopards wish Terry well on his road to recovery.

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