Terminators draw with Oddbods
PUBLISHED: 12:26 26 November 2010
THE Terminators’ visit to the relocated Oddbods ended in a share of the points.
Martyn Clarke kicked off for the Oddbods, coming back from two sets to one down to beat Charles Goddard in the fifth, while Eddie Fuller made it 2-0.
David Boatman then started the fightback for the Terminators with a five-set winner against Ray Lee. Goddard managed to get into his stride ,picking off Fuller in three straight, but Lee was a different prospect, defeating Goddard in another five-set game.
The Odds held a single-point lead going into the doubles, but Boatman and Goddard remained steady to gain a deserved draw from the match.
Trimwise remain on form with an impressive 9-1 victory against the Tables.
Despite having just two players the Beacons tried very hard in their match at the Gorleston Conservative Club. Their efforts were finally rewarded when Mike Harvey won his match against Reg Cadmore with his mixture of spin and unorthodox returns, while at 85 Edna Fletcher is a revelation and kept the Conservatives on their toes with some superb forehand shots.
Similarly impressive is the wily John Clarke, still able to knock them past many capable players. Clarke needed all five sets, but managed to win the Jesters two points with wins against Bob Knights and Roy Hurrell from the Merlins.
The young Misfits put up a stern fight against the Kites, but couldn’t quite find the winning edge. Ryan Edwards twice took the experience Kites to five sets, but it was Jon Block who finally wrested a point from Bob Quantrill.
Josh Worton and Jason King both provided resistance for the newcomer Wizards team but the Arrows aim was true and Kevin Jones led them to their first win of the season with a clear 8-2 victory.
Meanwhile, both Conservatives and Kites played for a second time in a match brought forward to avoid absences later this season. The Kites battled and scrapped for everything, but were denied only by similar effort from the Gorleston Club.
The determination displayed by both teams was admirable and Kenny Carter’s eventually unsuccessful attempt to defeat Malcolm Vasey was worthy front seat viewing.
The Kites may have been brought down, but they deserve credit for the way they fought against Conservative, who pocketed a 10-0 win.
In the remaining League Cup quarter final, reigning holders Waveney Dominators were knocked out by a Jon Block inspired Waveney Misfits.
Block started the night with a straight sets defeat of Martin Peek using his handicap to good effect by deploying an aggressive attack minded strategy and completed a hat trick of wins in the final and deciding game of the night in a tight three sets against Andrew Green to seal a 5-4 win. Block was supported by Ollie Bailey who chipped in with two good wins against Green and Paul Wilkinson. Misfits will now face the Arrows in their semi final tie.
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