THE Evesham and District Table Tennis Association’s Cadet and Novice Championships was hosted by the town’s St Egwin’s Middle School.

Thirty-seven boys and girls played a total of 151 matches.

Results - Cadet girls singles final: Rebecca Arrandale beat Sophie Arrandale 3-1 (11-9, 4-11,11-7,11-8).

Cadet boys singles final: Harvey Gough beat Alfie Saunders 3-0 (13-11,11-9,13-11).

Cadet consolation singles final: Sam Scull beat Harry Hawkins-Pitts 3-0 (11-8,11-7,11-9).

Novice singles final: Alfie Saunders beat Harry Moore 3-2 (11-4,7-11,11-6,7-11,12-10).

Novice handicap singles final: Ben Fisher +6 beat Jack Whittington 3-0 (14-12,11-1,11-5).


PERSHORE seconds enjoyed a goal feast in the Midland League, thrashing youthful Worcester sevenths 9-0 in South West Four.

They produced an excellent all-round display but had to wait more than 15 minutes for the opening goal when James Hughes cut in and fired into the top corner.

James Cartwright bagged five goals including reverse stick controlling a pass to wrong-foot the stranded keeper.

Steve Smith got a double with a ferocious short-corner strike among them and Ali Sanderson finished off the scoring.

Pershore sit third but are a long way adrift of the promotion spots.

The firsts fell 3-2 at home to Ludlow in a West Midlands One match delayed by 30 minutes to give the visitors extra time to travel due to flooding.

Chris Perry fired Pershore ahead from a short-corner routine before Ludlow equalised from a similar scenario.

Gareth Rushton made it 2-1 at half-time to the hosts with a penalty flick after a foul. The weather turned and Perry left the field injured but Ludlow lost three players at one point to the sin-bin.

An away penalty flick levelled after Steve Ridsdale blocked an effort on goal and Ludlow won it with only a few minutes left via a deflected effort.


EVESHAM WMC - Manor Farm Leisure, Middle pool: 1 Jack Smith 70lb 14oz, 2 John Drew 24-9, 3 Mark Sparrow 19-8; section winners: Stuart Robinson 5-3, Mick Brooks 13-15. Winner caught carp using the bread bomb.

DRENNAN MANOR FARM LEISURE - Island pool: 1 Phil Smith 73-8-0 Throckmorton AC Peg 4, 2 Paul Hurl 71-8-0 Kinloch AC Peg 32, 3 Neil McKinnon 64-8-0 Preston Innovations Peg 6, 4 Alan Oran 57-12-0 Swindon Peg 16. Commons, mirrors, skimmers and F1’s caught on pole and pellet and straight lead.

Middle pool, Affordable Open: 1 Paul Williams 63-0-0 MFL Peg 19, 2 Mike Burgoine 51-10-0 MFL Peg 10, 3 Dean Cosnett 48-4-0 Milo MGM/Bait Tech Peg 27, 4 Pete Dutton 43-8-0 MFL Peg 21, 5th Mick Keen 40-12-0 Throckmorton AC Peg 25. 10 fished. Commons, mirrors, skimmers and F1s caught on pole and pellet and straight lead.

Island pool: 1 Roger Young 70-0-0 Oxford Peg 23, 2 Ben Wakeman 52-6-0 MFL Peg 32, 3 Nick Dean 47-6-0 Oxford Peg 6, 4 Gary Watts 40-8-0 MFL Peg 34. Commons, mirrors, skimmers and F1s caught on pole and pellet and straight lead.

Island & Ash pools: 1 Tom Need 107-12-0 Top Tackle Peg 14 Ash, 2 Dean Cosnett 66-2-0 Milo MGM/Bait Tech Peg 27 Island, 3 Gary Watts 65-0-0 MFL Peg 4 Island, 4 Phil Smith 58-12-0 Throckmorton AC Peg 5 Ash. 5 Terry Jelfs 56-10-0 MFL Peg 18 Ash, 6 Paul Pickett 51-12-0 Kinloch AC Peg 22 Ash. 17 fished. Commons, mirrors, skimmers and F1s caught on pole and pellet and straight lead.


CHILDSWICKHAM Gun Club held a competition to remember much-missed former chairman Ray Marsden.

The 40-target layout was a variety of challenging sporting stands and attracted a bigger turnout than expected considering the high winds.

The next event will be a club practice shoot on Sunday, March 29.

Results - Trophy: 1 Dave Andrews 46/40, 2 Phil Ellison 44/40, 3 Danny Andrews & Mike Walton 42/40.

Overall top scorers: 1 Dave Andrews 35/40, 2 Paul Colley 33/40, 3 Danny Andrews 31/40.