More teenagers on the tables

Joseph Bulmer

THERE are now nine teenagers registered in the North Devon Table Tennis League - a good sign for its future.

Young Matthew Sussex made his debut for Torrington B and was unlucky not to score against Hartland, but brother Nathan gained two points.

Thirteen year old Joe Percival of Untouchables scored his first league victory, although it was not enough as opponents Littleham held the upper hand and ran out 6-4 winners helped by Brian Hill’s first treble of the season.

Torrington A increased their lead at the top of the North Devon Table Tennis League with a win over nearest rivals Smugglers. Playing without Ben Taylor, they still took all the games available to them, with Kevin Taylor and Michael Sussex winning all.

Misfits demolished Holsworthy A by the maximum to go equal second with Smugglers.

Herons kept their unbeaten record at the top of Division 2. Another strong performance by Robin Gale was enough to beat Holsworthy B, despite two wins apiece from Derek Bond and Barry Pitts.

Div 1: Commodores 6, Castle Knights 4 (M Eyles 3); Misfits 10, Holsworthy A 0 ( P Kneil, K Le Milliere, M Beer 3); Torrington A 7, Smugglers 3 ( K Taylor, M Sussex 3 ).

Div 2: Hartland 7, Torrington B 3 (M Overson 3); Herons 6, Holsworthy B 4 (R Gale 3); Hopefuls 2, Dolphins 8 (A Slade 3); Untouchables 4, Littleham 6 (B Hill 3)