Bicester win Aylesbury Summer League
The BaD boys, aka Pete, Andy and Ady, have won the 2010 Aylesbury summer handicap league.
After eight matches over ten weeks the Bicester team topped their group by the narrowest of margins. Three teams were level on points on the final night of the group stage. A 5-0 win saw the BaD boys win the group, earning them a semi final place against the runner-up in the Wednesday group.
Below is the report by David Badham from the ADTTL web site.
"Aylesbury's Summer League Table Tennis competition came to a competitive close this week with The Bicester and District Club taking the title against Aylesbury Sports' Cleggs Combo.
Under the name of The BaD Boys, Bicester had seen off the challenge of Lianne Fisher and her Mum, Joan in the semi final. Crucial to this win was Andy Crofts' win against Lianne who had a start of 7 points. Andy won in three sets, 31 - 29 in the third. Lianne used her lead of 12 points against Pete Hargeaves more effectively, taking control with some steady hitting.
In the other semi final Cleggs Combo had worn down the consistency of The Gooner, Ram and Hatter, although they had to add a Latic to help complete their fixtures. Latic, Paul O'Connell played well with a 5 point advantage to beat Pete Edwards, but Tim Sallis completed a fine double against Paul and Roger Mason to put his team through.
Meeting the BaD Boys in the Final was a different proposition from their earlier match in the group stages when The Combo had won 4 - 1. This time Pete Hargreaves was in dominant attacking form, giving his team a good start with a two set win against Pete Edwards. Tim Sallis maintained his semi final form with a fight back from losing the first set to Andy Crofts and used his 10 point start to take the remaining sets and level the match. Andy regrouped for the game against Pete Edwards winning effectively in two sets. Now leading by two games to one, Pete Hargeaves ensured that The BaD Boys were this year's Summer League Winners seeing off a 12 point handicap against Tim Sallis, 31-30, 17-16. "