Table tennis round-up: Dan shines after his Horsham promotion
Dan Pound set Horsham A on their way to a convincing 7-2 defeat of Horsham Spinners A in the latest round of fixtures in the Crawley & Horsham Table Tennis League.
Promoted to the A team, Dan gave a good account of himself with wins against Shalim Ahmed and Matt Van Yperen.
Meanwhile, Dan Barna maintained his 100 per cent record, but was pushed all the way to five sets by Ahmed, while Rory Scott collected the Spinners’ two points, with wins against Tony Catt and Pound.
John Clarke made a welcome return to action as Foresters A came out on top against Crawley Community A, 6-3. He had a mixed evening, losing three straight to Graham Green and deuce on the fifth to Bipin Majithia. An injury sustained in the loss to Majithia meant he had to concede his last match against John Callcut, while Adam Todd and Mike Robinson both scored maximums to see the Foresters home.
Dave Steel scored a comfortable maximum as Foresters B beat Horsham E 6-3.
In that match, Harry Collins scored a good win against Gordon Hall followed by a narrow win for Chris Vincent over Brian Risby in five, while Erik Van Mol lost a close match in five to Risby.
Michael Bridger’s 18-16 defeat of Adam Daley in the fifth was the highlight as Horsham D overcame Foresters D 7-2. He then followed that up with a 12-10 fifth set win against Pullinger, and he was not alone in a great team effort which saw three wins for Graham Carter and two for Colin Jones.
Mark Weston, Nick Smith and Alan Shipley all collected two wins each as Horsham D beat Foresters C 6-3 - the Foresters’ reply came from Phil Nicholls, who won all three of their points. Joe Comper’s hot streak continued with two excellent wins against Steve Pound in Horsham B’s 7-2 win against Trinity A, while Steve Hoad scored a maximum.