NORTH Devon Table Tennis players have been on the Ramsay Trophy trail in the first weeks of the New Year. The team knock-out competition has seen a strong Smashers knock out three Division 1 sides, including current holders Holsworthy A and last year's r

NORTH Devon Table Tennis players have been on the Ramsay Trophy trail in the first weeks of the New Year.The team knock-out competition has seen a strong Smashers knock out three Division 1 sides, including current holders Holsworthy A and last year's runners-up Smugglers.Heavily-handicapped Artics did well to defeat Littleham 5-1 on their home ground, while Holsworthy B overcame Sweenies by a similar score to give them a chance of avenging their A team's defeat and lifting the trophy themselves.. Now down to the semi-final stage, Cruisers make up the quartet after beating Hopefuls 5-3 in a tight game in which they were two sets behind at one stage.Round 1: Smashers 5, Holsworthy A 4; Adjudicators 3, Smugglers 5; Sweenies 5, Rowdies 2;Corinthians 3, Artics 5; Dolphins 2, Holsworthy B 7; Hopefuls 5, Herons 4; Cruisers 5, Castle Knights 2; Littleham 6, Misfits 3. Play Off, Smashers 5, Tornados 4. Quarter-finals: Smashers 6, Smugglers 0; Littleham 1, Artics 5; Holsworthy B 5, Sweenies 1; Cruisers 5, Hopefuls 3. Semi-finals: Artics v Cruisers; Holsworthy B v Smashers.