Press Report 12th Feb


Although this week was set aside for the cup competitions, several important League matches were also played.

At the top of the First Division, Torbay Academy 1 found themselves behind for the second week running, this time against their closest challengers, NA Batmen.  Dennis Gibbs’ victory over Grzeg Wojtowicz put the Batmen 5-3 up but with unbeaten Kris Piwowar playing in the last two sets victory was still a long way off. Batmen’s Kelvin Cheung at 9-9 in the fifth pushed Piwowar all the way, but an excellent last couple of points from the Polish star took the set. He then combined with Dan Barnett to defeat the Gibbs combo in the final doubles and secure the draw.  The other First Division match was a very one-sided affair, as NA Buzzards whitewashed Brixham Gulls.  Buzzard’s leader, Sonja Ryland, was back to her best picking up her first maximum of the season alongside Kevin Nicholls and Jon Cheung, as the Buzzards dropped just 2 games in their 10-0 win.