WHEN Whitby Endeavour and Graham School met back in November, the result was a five-all draw.
On that occasion, young Jordan Ireland lost all of his singles, but in Whitby he gained revenge with a hard-hitting, aggressive performance with helped Graham School to a comprehensive victory.
This match had been billed as a ‘top of the table clash’ but on this performance Graham School look destined to become Scarborough and District League division three campions, with Endeavour likely to be placed second when the league table is finalised.
In spite of the apparently emphatic result, there were still many close games, none more so than then marathon singles between Graham Cripps and Ben Dunn, which Cripps lost narrowly 7–11, 15–13, 12–10, 8–11, 11–13.
Endeavour managed one other win in the doubles where Graham Cripps and Rob Plackett defeated Michael Pardoe and Jordan Ireland 7–11, 15–13, 11–9, 8–11 14–12.
This match was hastily re-arranged by Graham School on what was Whitby Table Tennis Club’s last club night of the season. Following completion of the match, the club held the annual AGM.
Whitby Endeavour: Ken Benford, Graham Cripps, Rob Plackett
Whitby Endeavour 2 Graham School 8