NORTH Devon Table Tennis League chairman Alan Briggs has been honoured for 50 years of playing in the league with the presentation to him of a silver plate. Alan, from Bideford, has been chairman for the past eight years. He first started playing in the l

NORTH Devon Table Tennis League chairman Alan Briggs has been honoured for 50 years of playing in the league with the presentation to him of a silver plate.

Alan, from Bideford, has been chairman for the past eight years.

He first started playing in the league in Barnstaple in 1959 and at the age of 68 is still a successful competitor with the Sweenies team of Westward Ho!

Among many league successes over the years Alan was Torrington champion in 1981 and the following year represented the town against its French twin Roscoff and became the Roscoff champion.