Youngest team shines

Joseph Bulmer

TORRINGTON B recorded the result of the week in Division 2 of the North Devon Table Tennis League when Ellis Eggleton, Nathan and Mark Sussex - probably the youngest team ever to play in the league - showed maturity beyond their years to win long tight games and come away triumphant 7-3 against the experienced Dolphins.

The youngsters occupy third place in the division, one behind Holsworthy B, who also recorded a 7-3 win away to Untouchables. Bob Montague was unbeaten for Holsworthy, although Joe Percival pushed him to five sets, and Derick Bond scored twice. Dave Sweeney won two for Untouchables.

Bottom of the table Bandits were drawing 3-3 with Herons at one stage before the Division 2 leaders

settled and took the last four sets.

Runaway Division 1 leaders Torrington A were winners again this week as Misfits were unable to hold back Kevin Taylor and Michael Sussex, who only dropped three games between them.

Second placed Smugglers overcame Commodores 8-2, with Mathew Thomas unbeaten and Peters Hedge and Dunstan adding a brace each, although both falling foul of Martyn Eyles, who is proving a real find for Commodores.

Div 1: Castle Knights 7, Holsworthy 3 (G Luscombe 3); Misfits 2, Torrington A 8 (M Sussex, K Taylor 3); Smugglers 8, Commodores 2 (M Thomas 3).

Div 2:Dolphins 3, Torrington B 7 (E Eggleton, N Sussex 3); Herons 7, Bandits 3 (R Gale 3); Hopefuls 6, Littleham 4 (B Morris 3); Untouchables 3, Holsworthy B 7 (R Montague 3)