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Table Tennis: Belters are crowned as league champions
3:56pm Friday 27th April 2012 in Sport
BROADHEATH Belters have been crowned Paperstation Malvern League Division One champions.
They beat Pterodactyl Old Boys 8-2 with Michael Siket winning his three singles and the doubles with Brett Brining.
Old Boys’ Dave White won twice but Brining added a singles brace along with Sasha Grokhotov.
Belters clinched the title with a 9-1 victory over Manor Park Express thanks to singles hattricks from Grokhotov, Brining and John Stalker.
Express’ solitary victory came in the doubles through Dave Woodyatt and Pete Griffiths.
CSSC Ramblers claimed runners- up spot following an 8-2 victory over Pterodactyl with wins for Chris Hewitt (3), Alan Salisbury (2) and Graham Thompson (2).
Hewitt and Thompson won the doubles with White again claiming two successes for Old Boys.
YMCA Vulcans avoided relegation following their 5-5 draw with Manor Park Express as Travellers join Crackpots ‘E’ in Division Two next season.
The handicap final provided an exciting finish with Manor Park Travellers defeating Manor Park Pumas 385.5 (41.5)-385.
Pumas just failed to recover their handicap despite Dave Hallam being victorious in 10 of his 12 sets and Jon Dyke winning nine.
Travellers’ star was Stewart Moss, who beat John Hunt and took two sets off Dyke.
Martin Snee shared his four sets with Hunt and Hallam and took one set off Dyke.
Toby Wren and Hunt drew as was the case in the doubles with the two-point advantage achieved by Travellers ultimately proving decisive.
The secondary final was won by relegated Crackpots ‘E’ 497.5 (281.5)-432 against Broadheath Belters.
Colin Dolding secured 25 points against singles champion Siket and only dropped 10 points against Grokhotov. He teamed up with Richard Maddrell to win two games in the doubles against Grokhotov and Siket.
Siket and Brinning took all their 12 singles sets but could not recover enough points to win overall.