Colebridges' New Hard Bat Champion - updated

                   Roy Prosser ( left ) and Ian Ferguson before their match. 

 

 

 

Roy Prosser , a Colebridge member for over fifty years , enjoyed a vintage day at Colebridge today ( May 27th ) , beating Ian Ferguson in two closely contested 21 point games, in an enthralling final of the inaugural Colebridge Hard Bat Tournament.

Roy rolled back the years with a master class in controlled forehand drives and smashes , and although Ian displayed the deft touch and wide variety of strokes for which he is renowned , his attacking options were severely curtailed with his £1.75 bat ,and he had to settle for second place on this occasion.

In the consolation final Tim Fell overcame Alan Hall, although Alan could , and did ,  hit winners on both wings , they were not enough to beat the awkward blocking style of the left handed Fell , who concluded his win with a magnificent attacking drive.

An excellent days sport for all Colebridge members , both young and old , which was thoroughly enjoyed by all participants. 

 A special mention must be made to thank Kate Hughes ; whose hard work and organizational flair made the day run so smoothly.

Following this successful day it's been decided that the Hard Bat Tournament will be an annual event. 

Author: via Colebridge Table Tennis Club
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