Bills grabs maximum

MAXIMUMS from Scott Bills and Darren Chawner set up Hailsham A with a 9-1 win over Eastbourne Borough in their Eastbourne Table Tennis League Division 1/2 clash.

Peter Goad took one set from Jon Griggs to avoid the whitewash.

Eastbourne Boro’ A eased past Boro’ D 8-2 with Leanne Bentley taking five games in each set; she lost the first of the match to Peter Cassell 13-11, 5-11,8-11,11-9,3-11, but beat Vic Harding 11-9,11-9,4-11,7-11,11-5 and Kevin Bignell 11-7, 8-11,11-9, 8-11,16-14.

Rose Rainton dropped one game for her maximum, as also did Lisa Standen, who was playing up from the C team.

Tony Parris, after losing the first game, had the only winning set for Willingdon B in their 9-1 loss to Bishopstone A against Tony Anderson 11-7,8-11, 6-11, 9-11.

Alan Hooker was unlucky to lose two deuce games in failing to stop a maximum for Jim Skinner 13-11, 11-5, 19-17.

But Brian Thompson had no trouble in winning all 9 games for his maximum.; Eastbourne Boro’ C 6, Eastbourne Boro’ B 4 Jon Goater took a maximum without losing any games for the C team, and Duncan Watson won two sets in 5 games for the B team against Lisa Standen 5-11,6-11,13-11,11-6, 6-11 and Lawrence Dodd 12-10, 8-11, 16-14, 8-11, 10-12.

Gavin Brown took the one and only success for Polegate in a 9-1 loss to Willingdon Stoolball in Divisions 3/4 with two deuce games against Alan Collin 12-14, 6-11, 11-8, 12-14. However Alan, with Dave Phillips, got revenge in the doubles with two deuce games from 0-2 down to beat Barry Goodson & Gavin 3-11,10-12,14-12,11-9,14-12.

Polegate B 4, Hailsham C 6 Dave Hazelden twice needed five games to get his maximum against Ivor Ainsworth, Tony Wattis and Mike Savill as Polegate B were edged 6-4 by Hailsham C,.

DIVISIONS 1/2: Hailsham A 9, Eastbourne Boro’ E 1; Eastbourne Boro’ A 8, Eastbourne Boro’ D 2; Bishopstone A 9, Willingdon B 1; Eastbourne Boro’ C 6, Eastbourne Boro’ B 4;

DIVISIONS 3/4: Willingdon Stoolball 9, Polegate C 1; Polegate B 4, Hailsham C 6; Ministries B 3, Polegate A 7;

DIVISION 4: St Michaels A 1, Polegate C 9;

DIVISIONS 5/6: Cavendish C 6, Cavendish D 4; Polegate D 10, Ministries D 0; St Michaels B 3, Cavendish B 7; Polegate E 2, Ministries C 8;