|House Martyn||White Horse||31 - 20|
|Hawks||Barn Boys||17 - 26|
|Hawks||Space Invaders||12 - 27|
|Drifters||Roys Boys||20 - 24|
After the summer break the West Somerset Table Tennis League has started. As with previous years there is the usual slow start with few matches played.
Division 1– Newly promoted House Martyns lead the way with the only division 1 match reported. They got off to a flying start led by captain Scott Milton who scored the only maximum of the evening to be player of the match. Both Joe Burt and Jack Lancaster scored 7 points apiece. With an excellent 8 points from the doubles their score totalled a winning 31 points. White Horse retained their division 1 place and have been reinforced by David Bryant joining the team. David battled hard and managed to ruffle the feathers of the House Martyns and only missed his maximum by one point. Support came from Ian Rew with 4 points and Jamie Robertson with 3. With a creditable 5 points from the doubles their final tally came to 20 points.
Division 2 – It was a welcome to new team Hawks for their first match when they took on Barn Boys. Team captain Mark Scyner led the way with a maximum and the player of the match award. Both Alfie and Nathaniel Southam each scored 2 points and helped contribute a further 4 doubles points to gain a total of 17 for the evening. Barn Boys were very consistent throughout the match with Steve Palmer scoring 7 and both Graham Lamacraft and Geoff Dibble each scoring 6. With their 7 doubles points the winning score of 26 points was achieved.
Drifters had a close fought match against Roy’s Boys. Drifters were slightly weaker in their singles games with David Smith and Liz Fletcher each scoring 5 points, plus a further point added by Mike Pretty. However, it was total domination for them in the doubles when Trevor Stockdale played as the doubles specialist. It was a maximum 9 doubles points that took the team total to 20 points. Roy’s Boys dominated the singles with both Di Garner and Barry Hooper scoring maximums and Barry being awarded Player of the match. Roy Hooper added 6 points. Despite no doubles points Roy’s Boys were victorious with 24 points.
Hawks have been the busiest team in the league so far when they played their second game against Space Invaders. Hawk’s captain Mark Scyner again showed the way with a fine maximum. Alfie Southam added a further point and another 2 doubles points gave them 12 points and the lead position in division 2. Space Invaders could be said to have had a devil of a game when Jim Stiles, Matt Lawrence and Margo Baker scored 6, 6 & 6 singles points. Maximum points from the doubles gave a convincing victory for Space Invaders with 27 points.
Geoff Williams - Press Officer