Right, finally, it’s the post that all of you have no doubt been waiting for since last September: the end-of-season report on my Table-Tennis exploits!
As many of you know, I play in both the Folkestone league (in Division 2, for Burmarsh “B”) and the Ashford league (Division 4, for Kennington “B”). Burmarsh, despite being named after a category “A” prison, had a truly excellent season, waltzing through a reasonably tough division and losing only 2 games. All three of our players, Skip Preston, Trevor Nibbles and myself (or “Mike Hunt” as I’m highly amusingly known) finished with personal averages over 66%, our best ever team performance by a long way. In the Ashford league, Kennington “B” also got promoted very easily and my personal average was 92%, although the gloss is taken off this somewhat by the facts that a) Division 4 is populated to a large extent by the under 10s, the infirm and the short-sighted, and b) my atrocious performance in the previous season was almost solely responsible for our relegation from division 3 in the first place.
What you won’t see from either site is that both
Belmarsh, sorry, Burmarsh “B” and Kennington “B” enjoyed excellent cup runs; Burmarsh reached the final of the Folkestone Cup, ending up on the wrong end of a 5-1 thrashing at the hands of some other team of dirty cheating tryhards who took it all way too seriously and whose name I can’t remember even though it was only last week that we played them*, whilst Kennington are still in the Ashford Cup, at the semi-final stage. Obviously, I’ll be trying very hard and taking it extremely seriously.
Stay tuned; obviously I’ll let you know how the Ashford Cup semi-final goes, and if this proves to be a popular topic, I’ll undertake to write and publish lengthy and indepth reports on every single one of the 46 matches (that’s 138 individual games) which I play next season!
(* - I always aim to lose gracefully.)