The A team come out on top in battle of Foxwood rivals

SFC A, from left to right Andy Cullum, Paul Elsegood and Paul Arthurs. Picture: Paul Elsegood

SFC A, from left to right Andy Cullum, Paul Elsegood and Paul Arthurs. Picture: Paul Elsegood - Credit: Archant

There were big wins in the Norwich and District Table Tennis League for SFC A, Wensum G and Taverham E, as teams move into the second half of the season.

Premier A saw a Foxwood derby – the A team faced the B with both of them sitting in adjacent positions in the table. The B team got off to a great start, with Kevin Roper holding his nerve to defeat Chris Cockburn in five sets. The As rallied, however, winning the last six matches to pull away 7-3 winners. Special mention goes to Jamie McIntosh for his singles maximum.

A mid-table clash saw Harriers A meet Foxwood E in Premier B this week. Pulling through in all three games that went the distance, Harriers came out 7-3 winners. Jeremy Cocks and Peter Read both scored maximums for Harriers, while the Foxwood pair of Darren Smith and David Boatman secured a point for their team with a convincing doubles win.

In Division One, Wensum G moved into third after an impressive whitewash of Originals C. Originals managed to score only two sets in a dominant performance from Wensum's Alex McRobie, Edward Horton and player of the match Ella Barnard. Elsewhere, SFC A extended their lead with a crucial 8-2 win over second-placed Foxwood G – Paul Elsegood with a standout performance for SFC.

Ceyms E, top of Division Two, were held this week, defeated 6-4 by Taverham C – only their second loss of the season. With many long games and exciting rallies the match could have gone either way. Despite an impressive performance by Ceyms' Bob Weston, Taverham just edged the win, James Ashworth coming through in two five-set encounters to score a maximum for Taverham.

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Taverham E moved top of Division Three for the first time with a thrilling victory over Ceyms F. With both Alex Edmunds and Sam Palmer securing maximums for Taverham and Ceyms respectively, the match was decided with the doubles, both taken by Taverham. Taverham's Alex Edmunds and Liam Elliot were pushed all the way by Ceyms' Kevin Stone and Douglas Randall in a tense five-set clash.

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