Treasurer sparkles , but Gentleman Jim prevails

Dinosaurs In The Land of the Giants.

Dinosaurs 8 Giants 2 . A match report by Brian Morris. Match date - 26th November 2012. 



Dinosaurs demolish Giants 8-2 whilst appreciating that they had luck and good fortune in most of their games.


 None more so than in first game of the night ; Brian Morris v Micky Bere. Advantage to Mick

in the 5th game 11-10 , then hitting winning shot that returned fortuitously, blind side of umpires view,  that touched edge or top side of the table.

Mick's sporting attitude to the fore, allowing point to be played again, only to lose the match 13-11.


Undaunted , Giants make it 1-1, with Mark Hadley displaying the table tennis of which he is capable , dismantling individuals contender Dan Ranford in three straight games.

(Gentleman Jim) Connor played Chris Allen's attack with sublime defence and craft, winning in 3 for Dinosaurs, 2-1.

Dan “Landscaper”Ranford beating M.Bere in 4 , and Dinosaurs taking the doubles, saw Dinosaurs up 4-1.

Jim Connor made it look easier than it was, winning all his games and was a steadying influence on his team.

The old Shirley Institute members battled out the last game of the night, Hadley beating Morris in 4.

Pleased to see Mark has re found his spark for the game and Giants are now looking much more formidable for the rest of season.

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