Hodgson stars for Corinthains

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Corinthians defeated the current Scarborough Flooring Division One champions Hackness 6-4 after a great night of table tennis.

Leading the way was Glen Hodgson, the unbeaten Corinthian was on top form and he was involved in some very close sets with all three opponents.

His match against Hackness’ new signing Adam Ridley went to the wire with Hodgson holding his nerve to take the deciding set 14-12.

Teammate Dale Symons also had to fight hard to win a brace, his match with Gerald Smith saw him lose the first two sets then recover to take the decider 13-11.

Completing Corinthians’ score was a single from Mark Marshall.

Ridley did enough to show what a good signing he will be for Hackness by winning a brace.

Their other scorers were a Neil Raine single and a doubles success with the pairing of Raine and Ashley Hodgson.

James Builders secured a comfortable 7-3 win against Hobnobs with unbeaten performances from Simon James and Mark Chajecki.

Both players then combined to take the doubles.

Hobnobs’ reply came from, Mike Wheatley, Noel Seery and Ajay Tandan.

Full credit to a battling display from a rejuvenated Pindar that earned them a 5-5 draw against Hit Squad.

The player who caught the eye for them was Macauley Youngson.

Despite a long lay-off from the game, he managed a brace that included the scalp of Guy Whiting.

Teammate David Chugg also bagged a brace and Nigel Clapham took a single.

Hit Squad number one Ross Dransfield turned in another flawless performance with his usual treble plus a doubles triumph with Whiting.

Whiting had to settle for a single that was enough to get the draw.

In their second game of the week, Pindar bagged a 6-4 win against Nomads.

Clapham earned man of the match with an unbeaten performance that included an excellent win over Gary Connolly in four sets.

Teammate Chugg added a brace and a walkover in one of Youngson’s rubbers completed their score.

Nomads’ reply came from a Connolly brace, his win over Youngson went to the wire with Connolly taking the decider 14-12.

John Lofus took a single and partnered Connolly in a five-set doubles win.

There was a personal best for Tom Byrne of Hobnobs as his side beat Picadore B 7-3 in the Scarborough Flooring Division Two.

Byrne impressed by hitting a treble, only dropping one set.

He enjoyed fine support from Ann Seery with a brace and a single from Derek Harris.

The doubles was also taken by the pairing of Harris and Seery.

Picadore’s only response came from Steve Atkinson with a brace and a single from Tony Ingham.

A 5-5 draw between Whitby Endeavour and Scalby OB was a fair result after some entertaining and high-quality table tennis.

Whitby paraded their new signing Alan Maxwell and he did them proud with a brace, as did Barry Davies.

Jon Parkinson played his part with a single.

Scalby duo Matty Whilde and Alistair Hutchinson each hit a brace and then won a very tight doubles after losing the opening two sets.

Trinity continue to be the team to watch after their 8-2 win against Ryedale SC.

Ryedale’s venerable trio of John Gascoyne, Barry Rudd and Mick Carter all put up a gallant fight against the precocious talents of Moke Warburton and Sam Lowe, who both hit trebles.

Game of the night was Lowe’s win over Gascoyne 17-15, 12-14, 11-9, 9-11, 11-9, Lowe was trailing 8-4 in the decider only to stage a recovery.

Trinity captain John Warburton was foiled in staying unbeaten by Carter in five sets.

Ryedale earned another point after a doubles success.

Rogues N Joshers had no answer to Delphstone’s Jon Wanless, who won all his singles in a 6-4 Glazetech Division Three success.

Teammate Russell Ives played well to win a brace and then combine with Chris Wanless for a surprise straight-set win in the doubles.

Rogues reply came from a John Blaymires brace and singles for Tom Anderson and Mihaela Pricope.

Desperatum put up firm resistance against Liberators, but they lost 8-2.

The experienced duo of Karl Cousins and Brian Goodliffe couldn’t be stopped in hitting trebles.

They didn’t have it all their own way in the doubles as the pairing of Steve Davies and Denton Guest took them to a decider in the doubles.

The Liberators just took it 14-12.

Naomi Edwards was Liberators other scorer.

Desperatum should take heart for this, with Davies and Guest taking singles.