Panglossian Ping

The Midland Vets League is a confluence of attractive elements ; table tennis , post match food and a beer in the pub.

This irresistible formula conspired once again to provide an entertaining afternoon at B90.

A match of ten events , in which five of those events are extended to five sets might rightly be regarded as a  close run affair , and so it proved when Birmingham C hosted Coventry B today ( December 17th ).

Bobby Lee was Player Of The Match , with a hat trick, but he was extended to five sets twice ,  against Mike Credland , whose variety on the back hand and laser-guided forehand was not quite enough to overcome the offensive penhold attack of Lee. Mike Evetts will also be rueing losing his match , being 10-7 up in the final set , only to lose 12-10. 

Coventrys other points came from John Ludford, with a 12-10 in the fifth win over Credland , and a Bobby Lee/ John Ludford doubles win over Kesh Parmar and Mike Evetts.

Phoenix player Ketan Sompara was unfortunate to be on the wrong end of three losses , particularly close being his five set loss to Evetts.

Kesh beat John in another five set match to ensure Birmingham shared the spoils, a fair result and a good match played in a friendly spirit.