17:56 Tuesday 10 December 2013

Last Acton hero sees Burton Uxbridge to more glory

Written bySIMON PRICE

Table tennis championships, Robert Sutton school..Boys winner - Lewis Acton Table tennis championships, Robert Sutton school..Boys winner - Lewis Acton

COOPER Parry Burton Uxbridge teams have continued their good start to the Derby & District Winter Table Tennis League season, with 13-year old Lewis Acton playing a starring role.

After a 5-5 draw at Rolls Royce, the first team had a terrific 8-2 success against Jacksdale seconds.

In the Rolls Royce game, Uxbridge took a 5-3 lead after a win for Andy Walker and a pair from both Lewis Acton and Steve McLaughlin.

Unfortunately, McLaughlin lost to Matt Satchwell and Andy Walker went down in the decider against Mark Eccleshall.

The Jacksdale game was a tight affair despite the final score.

Acton started off with a 3-1 win over Glyn Goodrum, while Andy Walker came back from two games down to beat Debbie Rider before a long struggle saw Mick Coulthread overturn John Fordham 14-12 in the decider.

Walker then beat Goodrum and partnered Acton to a win in the doubles.

Acton then beat Fordham in four before Rider beat Coulthread, also in four, to get Jacksdale’s first set.

Walker then was defeated by Fordham before Coulthread won 11-9 in the decider against Goodrum.

Acton completed his maximum as he beat Rider in five to complete the scoreline.

Burton Uxbridge seconds maintained their unbeaten start with a 5-5 draw against Sawley.

Coulthread lost the first in five against Ian Perry before Liam Burt beat Will Taylor.

Will Pearson then lost to John Brindley and Coulthread beat Taylor.

Burt and Coulthread took the doubles before Perry beat Pearson and Brindley beat Burt and Coulthread to see the Uxbridge side 5-3 down.

However, Pearson rallied to defeat Taylor, and Burt produced an excellent effort to beat Perry and get the draw.

Burton Uxbridge thirds are finding winning a hard habit to get into, but are picking up points along the way.

Dorin Git turned an unbeaten performance against Repton, but unfortunately found little support and a double from Charles Sketchley was not enough to stop the rot against Waingroves fourths, as both results ended in 7-3 defeats.

In the Walter Reeves Handicap Cup, Burton Uxbridge’s first team – after beating Premier Legaue side Littleover in the first round – were dumped out of the competition by Sawley from Division Two in the second.

A large handicap proved too much for Premier side Rolls Royce against Burton Uxbridge seconds in round one, and they then beat Division Three team Castle Donnington in the second round, whilst Burton Uxbridge thirds joined them in round three after winning a close encounter with Long Eaton sevenths.

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