Win keeps Endeavour near to summit

TABLE tennis is a relatively static sport, yet at the same time fast moving, demanding good eye to ball co-ordination.

Shots are usually played with a sharp reflex action. There is little time to think because of the speed of the 40mm ball, so there is a fine line between success and failure.

Ken Benford experienced both within two days.

Following his demise against Rogues and Joshers, Ken was back to his best in this return match with Desperatum, played at Gladstone Street School in Scarborough.

He won two of his singles and the doubles with Graham Cripps who had another good night, only just failing to beat Desperatum number one player Nigel Hird 6–11, 11–4, 9–11, 11–3, 11–5.

Jonathan Parkinson had a mixed evening by his own standards, but still managed to win two of his singles, to help give Endeavour a comfortable overall win, which keeps the team near the top of Scarborough And District Table Tennis League division three.

Team: Ken Benford, Jonathan Parkinson, Graham Cripps

Desperatum 3 Whitby Endeavour 7