Endeavour too classy for Desperatum

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THIS top-of-the-table clash was a re-arranged match, which had been postponed by the second-placed Scarborough side during the big freeze.

Although strangely called Desperatum, they have been far from that this season in making a serious challenge for promotion.

They have two very strong players in Nigel Hird and Tony Brown who feature regularly in division two, the one above Whitby Endeavour’s.

But on this occasion they came away with no points as Endeavour made a clean sweep with a convincing overall win.

Jonathan Parkinson, playing once again for the injured Rob Plackett, was in outstanding form winning all three of his singles.

He was well supported by veteran Ken Benford and the ever-improving Graham Cripps who both gained two singles wins each, followed by a comfortable win in the doubles against Tony Brown and Rob Clarkson.

This win keeps Endeavour handily placed in division three, but with a number of games still to be played Endeavour are not getting carried away.

Indeed, as any decent football pundit would say, “we are just taking it one game at a time.”

Whitby Endeavour: Graham Cripps, Ken Benford, Jonathan Parkinson.

Scarborough & District Table Tennis Association League 3

Whitby Endeavour 8 Desperatum 2