Press Report 12th Oct 2014

Robert Excell Photography-Sponsored South Devon & Torbay Table Tennis League

With last year’s first Division Champions not starting their programme until next week, it was left to the rest to put a marker down for the new season. Torbay Table Tennis Academy'1', last season’s runners-up, started with a fairly comfortable win over Brixham Trawlers 7-3. However the Academy's 2nd team didn't fare as well in their first match in the top division, going down 9-1 to the ever-consistent Halwell side, Sam Perkins winning the set which prevented the whitewash. An interesting encounter between the two Newton Abbot teams finished with N A Batmen coming from 3-4 down to take the match 6-4, with Kelvin Cheung winning all 3 for the N A Buzzards.

The 2nd Division match of the day was a tense encounter between last year’s champions, Taverners and N A Eagles which finished at 5-5. The Battlers just overcame Torbay Table Tennis Academy '3' 6-4 with Peter Nicholson winning all 3 for the Battlers. Terry Stead & Tom Haggerty were in fine form for Brixham Imports who saw off Marldon Tykes 8-2.

The 3rd Division saw favourites Denbury Tykes start their campaign with an impressive 10-0 win over Dawlish Drifters, while Dawlish's other team in the Division had a convincing 8-2 win at Brixham against their Swifts side.
Torre Warriors youngsters battled out a draw with Hasbeens, Rhys Lush gaining a maximum for the Torre side

In the 4th Division, Brixham Dolphins, who struggled all last season, started with a fine win, beating newcomers N A Owls 9-1, Ross Embury for the Owls preventing the whitewash. N A Falcons fared better, winning 7-3, but only at the expense of stablemates N A Kestrels, with Lee Passmore getting a maximum for the Falcons. Torre Nadoes started well with a maximum for league sponsor Robert Excell who was well supported by Andrew Davies in Torre's 7-3 victory over newcomers to the league, Torbay Table Tennis Academy '5'.


New Venue at Teign School, Kingsteignton – 3 Matches

Table 1 -  Nick Halse (N A Batmen) v Andy Tyrrell (N A Buzzards)

Table 2 – Tony Morley (Taverners) v Doug Morgan (N A Eagles)

Table 3 – Kevin Bastow (N A Kestrels) v Lee Passmore (N A Falcons)


Division 1

Torbay Academy ‘1’   7 (Piwowar 3, Barnett 2, Wojtowicz 1, Dbls)   Brixham Trawlers 3  (Banham 2, Maynard 1, Williamson 0)

Halwell  9 (Atkinson 3, Wadling 3, Sugden 2, Dbls)  Torbay Academy’2’  1 (Perkins 1, Brewer 0, Furgol 0)

N A Buzzards 4 (Cheung 3, Adams 1, Tyrrell 0)  N A Batmen 6 (N Halse 2, Gibbs 2, Dunn 1, Dbls)

Division 2

Torbay Academy ‘3’   4 (Hine 2, Hastie 1 Perry 0, Dbls)  Battlers 6  (Nicholson 3, Hawkins 2, Thompson 1)

Brixham Imports 8 (Stead 3, T Haggerty 3, Beavington 2)  Marldon Tykes 2 (Dilkes 1, Metcalfe 0, Warwick 0, Dbls)

N A Eagles 5 (Long 2, McIvor 2, Morgan 0, Dbls)  Taverners 5 (Read 2, Morley 2, Tyrrell 1)

Division 3

Denbury Tykes 10  (Dilkes 3, P Darch 3, H Darch 3, Dbls)  Dawlish Drifters 0 (Beesley 0, McConnell 0, Copley 0)

Brixham Swifts 2 (R Johns 2, Hodierne 0, Hughes 0)  Dawlish Diamonds 8 (Davies 3, Freeman 2, Rabbage 2, Dbls)

Torre Warriors 5 (Lush 3, Lavery 1, Holtham 1)  Hasbeens 5 (Wickens 2, Smallshaw 1, Alexander 1, Dbls)

Division 4

Torbay TT Academy (5) 3  (Hollings 1, Burridge 2, Brookes 0)  Torre Nadoes 7 (Excell 3, Davies 2, Ryan 1, Dbls)

Brixham Dolphins 9 (Gilpin 3, N Shipley 3, S Shipley 2, Dbls)  N A Owls 1 (Embury 1, R Bayliss 0, D Bayliss 0)

N A Falcons 7 (Passmore 3, Bretagne 2, Nicotra 1, Dbls)  N A Kestrels 3 (Bastow 2, Robbins 1, Constantin 0)

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