27 November 2018

Dramatic Ending to Pulsating County Team Table Tennis Finals

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The Under 11 Boys and Girls Table Tennis England Humber School Games Team Championship Finals took place at St Mary’s College with 14 teams battling it out for two county titles.

In a six team Under 11 Girls competition, Kirmington St Helenas (North Lincolnshire) won Group A after beating runners up Snaith (East Riding) and third placed William Barcroft (North East Lincolnshire). Hilderthorpe (East Riding) won Group B after wins against third placed Bricknell (Hull) and runners up Luddington and Garthorpe (North Lincolnshire).

In an all North Lincolnshire semi-final, Kirmington St Helenas beat Luddington and Garthorpe comfortably with a similar win for Hilderthorpe in an all East Riding match against Snaith. In a dramatic final between Hilderthorpe and Kirmington St Helenas the game ended 4-4. The East Riding team took the title 9-8 on game countback. Luddington and Garthorpe were third, Snaith fourth, Bricknell fifth and William Barcroft in sixth.

In the Under 11 boys competition, Victoria Dock (Hull) remained unbeaten to win Group A with Wybers Wood B (North East Lincolnshire) in second, Kirmington St Helenas in third and Snaith in fourth. In Group B, Wybers Wood A took the group after a 5-3 victory over St Anthony’s (Hull) who were runners up with Luddington and Garthorpe in third and Burlington Juniors (East Riding) in sixth place.

In the an all Hull semi-final, Victoria Dock won 5-3 in a close contest with St Anthony’s and Wybers Wood A beat their “B” team to reach the final. The final was dramatic as Victoria Dock levelled the match 4-4 in the final game against Wybers Wood A. Game countback could still not split the teams with a 10-10 scoreline. However, the North East Lincolnshire team prevailed with a 176-166 points victory. St Anthony’s beat Wybers Wood B on 10-8 on game countback to claim third place. Kirmington St Helenas were fifth, Luddington and Garthorpe sixth with Snaith and Burlington Juniors finishing in seventh and eight respectively.

The winning teams will now go onto represent the Humber area in the Table Tennis England Zonal Finals in Cumbria in January