Mollie sparkles as she reaches the last 32 in Swedish Youth Open

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- Credit: Steve Parkin

Mollie Patterson picked up some good victories as she performed on the international stage at the Swedish Youth Open.

The 14-year-old Brancaster Staithe player won two of her three group matches in the Cadet Girls' Singles, beating Jia-Yu Sung of the USA 3-0 and the host nation's Nomin Baasan 3-0.

Despite defeat in her other group match, going down 3-0 to Germany's Anastasia Bondareva, Patterson qualified for the last 32.

However, her run came to an end at the hands of Yat Poon of Hong Kong, who won 3-0.

In the Fakenham Table Tennis League, Snoring A were involved in four matches over the past couple of weeks and came away with big wins in all to close in on their first league title.


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Steve Damms, David Foster and Chris Fuller took on a Billingford side of David Lake, Tony Wright and Arthur Lake. Wright picked up Billingford's second point with a win over Damms but Foster and Fuller both scored maximums and teamed up in the doubles to seal a 8-2 win.

Next up was a trip to Bircham B where they came away with a 9-1 win, Fuller and Damms winning three each, backed up by Garry Crew who had two good wins against Paul King and Neville Lingwood but lost to Stefan Iwanczyk.

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They followed that with a good win over a strong Thorpe Nelson side of Mary-Ann Woodhouse, Mick Ruffles and Steve Hales. Hales and Ruffles took a leg off Fuller, Foster dropped a set to Ruffles and Steve Price came from two sets down to beat Ruffles in five legs. Foster and Fuller combined to win the doubles a for a 10-0 scoreline.

The Snoring derby followed as Foster, Fuller and Crew took on Ian Reynolds, Martin Boddy and Dan Humphrey. The first two matches went to the A side before Crew took the opening leg from Reynolds, who hit back to take the next three legs to get Snoring B side on the board. Some close games followed, including Humphrey taking a leg off Fuller but the A side won the remaining games for a 9-1 victory.

An unchanged Snoring B side travelled to Conservatives Andrew Edgeley, Dennis Chamberlain and Pat Johnson and were involved in a very tight match. that ended in a 5-5 draw. Thorpe Nelson's Woodhouse, Ruffles and Hales beat Bircham B 7-3.

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