Ely take derby bragging rights over Soham

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Table Tennis Soham were defeated 6-4 by Ely II in a closely-contested match in Division 1.

Tony Everitt put in a solid performance for Soham, securing three wins for the home team. Ashley Rowe produced wins over Ian Boggie and Martyn Heyes to give Ely a couple of points, whilst Emily Birt added a further point for Ely with a victory over Heyes. After losing his first match, Boggie went on to defeat Birt and went into his final match against Hugo Brown with renewed confidence. Moving into a 2-1 lead, Boggie had chances to close out the match in a tight fourth set deuce, only to see Brown somehow win the set and then run out as victor. Brown’s second win came at the expense of Heyes, with Brown and Rowe then pairing up to defeat Everitt and Boggie in the doubles.

The new look Ely I team got off to the ideal start when they defeated visitors Soham Comrades I, 10-0. Comrades’ Mark Coles, James Nicholls and Syd Dunster managed to stretch three matches to five legs but were otherwise outplayed by Liam, Christian and Kieran Mohan.

In Division 2, Fulbourn V visited Soham Comrades IV and came away with a 6-4 victory thanks to two wins each from Andrew Segar, Nick Gatherer and Julian Atudosie.

In Division 3, Rachel Foulger had a good win for Countess against Fulbourn VI when she beat Sabina Burmester 11-9 in the fifth. Steve Jugg comfortably won his three, backed up by two from Tim Atkinson. Two wins for Ali Hands plus the doubles with Richard Bramley gave Fulbourn the respectability of a 6-4 scoreline.

Haddenham, in the form of Phil Emmerson, Paul Shepherd and Jake Alsop, visited Ellesmere III and won everything on the card. Apart from the first game of the evening when Ellesmere’s Rhys Burton lost to Shepherd in a close five-setter, Haddenham had it pretty much all their own way.

Lito Jumilla completed a singles maximum then took the doubles with Nicky Rule when Soham Comrades V visited Ellesmere II and came away 7-3 winners. Jumilla was supported by two wins from Nicky Rule over Chris Kerby and Thomas Pizey and one from Chris Rule also over Pizey. Ellesmere’s three points came from two singles wins by Annette Ginn and one by Kerby.