Week 24 W/C 5th March 18
Title : St Lukes B in Relegation Battle.
This week in the Lancaster and Morecambe Table Tennis Premiership league we see little activity with only one match recorded!
Garstang Anihilators welcomed understrength St Lukes B with Matthew Westworth and Mike Armishaw both taking man of the match by taking 9 points each with Kelly Southward collecting 6 points in a match won by Anihilators 27-4. For St Lukes Tony March was the only point scorer for the away side collecting 4 points in a result that puts St Lukes B firmly into relegation territory.
Highlights from the Championship Division include Trimpell Dragons Welcoming St Lukes E with Derek Metcalf Mike White and Geeza Bilton taking SEVEN! points each with Dragons winning 24-11. Man of the match was the impressive Tony Luxon collecting 9 points for the St Lukes E side.
St Lukes D welcomed league leaders University Vipers with players Sam Cheung, Oishik Kar and Adam Elahi all taking 9 points each, Uni winning 27-6.315 Table Tennis welcomed Garstang Bandits with the 315 side being no match for Bandits losing 15-23. Man of the Match was Owen Pye with 9 points followed by Adam Cooper on 6 and Mike Cooper on 5. Bob Quick continues to stand out for the 315 side collecting an impressive 8 points.
Week 23 W/C 26thFeb 18
Week 23 in the Lancaster and Morecambe Table Tennis Premiership league sees a number of catch up games with both Anihilators and Raptors playing multiple matches.
Firstly Anihilators went head to head with Raptors strongest line up of Paul Stebbing, Dave Gott and Toby Ellis. Anihilators Matthew Westworth beat the formidable Paul Stebbing and despite having match point, losing narrowly to former team mate Toby Ellis in 5. Man of the Match was Raptors Toby Ellis with 9 points with Paul Stebbing a surprising 7 points. For Anihilators Matthew Westworth ended the evening with 8 points closely followed by Tom Clark with an impressive 6 points. The match concluded 15-23 in Raptors favour.
In their second match of the evening Anihilators played Bulldogs and with the marked difference in Bulldogs form, Anihilators were in no mood for compassion winning 9-28. Matthew Westworth and Tom Clark were man of this match with 9 points each closely followed by Mike Armishaw with 7. Beleaguered Bulldogs team captain Phil Goymer managed 5 points with Aiden Branch and Dave Smith both taking a point each in a result that takes Bulldogs as low as the recent temperatures.
In Raptors second match of the week Raptors welcomed a Trimpell City side coming off back to back wins. City got off to sluggish start with Paul Stebbing and Dave Gott winning against Ordonez and Moorby despite Moorby’s full use of the table. Understrength Raptors then wheeled out Dave Smith as their number 3 with Smith proving no match for any City players Ordonez Moorby and Danny Welbourne all taking 9 easy points from a Raptors selection choice. Man of the match was Paul Stebbing and Dave Gott both with 9 points with Raptors eventually winning 22-12.
St Lukes C welcomes St Lukes A with Dennis Hooley and Chris Knowles both taking 9 points each for the A team closely followed by Matthew Price with 6. Mike Gregory continues to hit the headlines taking a win over Price for 3 points with David Hewitt starting to hit some form also with 3. The match ended with St Lukes A winning 27 points to 6.