Sunny news for Hunnybell
HUNNYBELL have reached the final of the North Norfolk Table Tennis League Knockout Singles Cup in their debut season.In the semi-finals the team of Colin Humphreys, Ian Darricott and John Hancock (junior) hosted the Sharks trio of Nigel Hayward-Surry, Mike Toye (playing up) and Keith Register.
HUNNYBELL have reached the final of the North Norfolk Table Tennis League Knockout Singles Cup in their debut season.
In the semi-finals the team of Colin Humphreys, Ian Darricott and John Hancock (junior) hosted the Sharks trio of Nigel Hayward-Surry, Mike Toye (playing up) and Keith Register.
It was relatively plain sailing for Hunnybell as they won the first five encounters, although Humphreys had to recover from a set down against both Hayward-Surry and Register. The dead rubbers were played out with Register taking a win in four over Darricott, but it was Hunnybell who won 8-1.
In the final they will face Sidewinders for the first time in a match that could be an indication of what is to come next season when Hunnybell get promoted to the first division.
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Sidewinders were in Knockout Doubles quarter-final action, in a cup that has fallen slightly behind schedule. The team of John Paul, Peter Ward and Martin Lawes dropped three sets and won a quartet of tight deuce sets during their 6-0 win over the Seals' line-up of Chris Marshall, Ray Amo and new signing Ron Millett.
Sidewinders will play Alpha in the semis, while the other semi will see Sharks play either Dolphins or Backhanders.
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Players of the week are Keith Register (great display against Ian Darricott) and Ron Millett (on his debut improved with good hitting as the evening progressed).
Knockout Singles Cup semi-final: Hunnybell 8, Sharks 1. Humphreys beat Hayward-Surry 8-11, 11-4, 11-5, 11-3; Darricott beat Toye 11-6, 11-7, 12-10; Hancock beat Register 11-5, 11-5, 11-6; Darricott beat Hayward-Surry 11-4, 11-5, 11-8; Humphreys beat Register 7-11, 11-7, 11-4, 11-2; Hancock beat Toye 11-7, 11-7, 11-7; Register beat Darricott 11-9, 7-11, 13-11, 11-8; Hancock beat Hayward-Surry 11-7, 11-6, 11-3; Humphreys beat Toye 11-7, 11-7, 11-3.
Knockout Doubles Cup quarter-final: Sidewinders 6, Seals 0.