Tri Club Cup Champions

Sundaythe 7th was date for the first ever Tri Club Cup. With Teams from Sacristion, Lanchester and Bishop Auckland to complete the trio.


Sundaythe 7th was date for the first ever Tri Club Cup. With Teams from Sacristion, Lanchester and Bishop Auckland to complete the trio.

The opening fixture was Bishop Vs Lanchester. It ended as a 4-4 all with Ben Kelly, Tom Whittaker and Zak Hutchinson all picking up 1 singles and Ben and Tom Combining to pick up the 2nd doubles to secure the draw. Sacriston and Lanchester also was a 4-4 draw.

So going into the last match a win for either team would have secured the title. Sacriston started the stronger by winning the opening game. With Tom going down 3-0. Ben Kelly then leveled the scores with a 3-1 win over our own Zach Hutchinson (Playing for Sacriston as they were a player short). Next was the battle of the number 3's. Unlucky for Carl, the Sacriston number 3 was better on this occasion beating Carl 3-1. Ben and Tom then combined for doubles and coming through with a fine 3-1 win. At the half way stage things were all square. The battle of the numbers 1's was Ben vs Dan, and in the matchof the weekend the Sacristion number 1 came out on top 11-9 in the 5th. Tom then powered his way though Sacriston's number 3 with a 3-0 win and Carl followed suit with a 3-0 win over Zack.

This set up the final match Ben and Carl vs the number 1 and 3 from Sacristion. A Win would bring home the cup for Bishop and a draw would mean a tense wait while the maths was done. The boys went 2-0 down before pulling it backto 2-2 before going down in the 5th and after working out the sets for and against, Bishop Auckland Table Tennis club WON with a +4 sets average over the 0 set average of Lanchester.

A fantastic effort by the boys and to Rachel and Carol who ran the Food table and the raffle.

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