Last Saturday saw local table tennis youngsters in action at the National Junior League’s final day of play at Scunthorpe.
Blitz Table Tennis Club had two teams featuring, the B and C outfits, and both were in good positions in their respective divisions ahead of the last day.
The B team started well with a good win against a tough Lincoln A side, Chris Gamble starring with three wins, Ryan Mitchell with two.
In round two they thrashed Scunthorpe B 9-0, then beat Scunthorpe A 7-2 in the next round, setting up a title clash with Grimsby A.
But despite leading 4-3 thanks to Kieran Crawford, Gamble and Harry Tomlinson, the last two games slipped away and Grimsby took the title with a 5-4 win.
There was also disappointment for the Blitz C team, who began with a 6-3 win over Rasen B, James Longstaff winning twice, Josh Croft three times and Zack Surtees once.
Round two saw them lose 6-3 to Rasen A, and although they picked up two more wins, they finished third – just missing second place on game difference. Coach Paul Johnson told the Standard: “A massive thank you must go out to the parents that helped with the transport for the event and also to those parents who helped look after the teams on the four days of play.”
“Also well done to Peter Taylor for helping run the event.” Blitz TTC are running a two-man summer league starting on 22nd April.
The event is open to all ages and abilities.
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