Sporting Digest: Table Tennis

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EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS (Birmingham): (Selected results):Team event: MEN (Group B): England 4 Hungary 0 (Xin Hua Chen bt M Somosi 21-16 21-17; M Syed bt Z Harczi 21-14 21- 14; C Prean bt T Klampar 21-10 21-10; A Cooke and Prean bt Harczi and Somosi 21-19 21-19). France 4 Russia 0; Greece 4 Austria 0. (Group C): Scotland 4 Luxembourg 1. (Sco names first): (J Browe lost to D Wintersdorff 13-21 18-21; E Walker bt M Oth 21-17 21-12; I Stokes bt J Kox 21- 17 14-21 21-17; Walker and Stokes bt Oth & Wintersdorff 21-19 14-21 21-9, Walker bt Wintersdorff 18-21 21-19 21-18). Denmark 4 Ireland 0. (A Bentsen bt A Dennison 21-7 21-13; K Hogsberg bt C Slevin 21-23 21-10 21-14; L Hauth bt H Meneely 21-18 17-21 22-20; Bentsen & Hogsberg bt Slevin & Meneely 21-12 12-21 21-13). (Group D): Romania 4 Wales 0 (V Florea bt S Gill 21-7 21-3; C Ignat bt N Tyler 21-14 21-16, C Tol bt S Ward 21-15 21-11; Florea and Ignat bt Ward & Tyler 21-15 21-16); Bulgaria 4 Cyprus 0. (Group G): Israel 4 Isle of Man 0 (Y Bosen bt J Shooter 21-13 21-6; M Kedar bt A Horne 21-8 21-6; G Basis bt I Gorham 21-7 21-9; Kedar and B Rozenberg bt Shooter and Gorham 21-6 21-15). Croatia 4 Isle of Man 0 (D Atikovic bt J Shooter 21-10 21-6; Z Primorac bt E Watterson 21-7 21-4; N Karkovic bt I Gorham 21-8 21-6; Primorac and D Surbek bt Shooter and Gorham 21-9 21-7).

WOMEN: (Group B): Italy 4 England 3 (Italian names first): (F Abbate-Bulatova bt A Gordon 21-14 21-14; L Negrisoli lost to L Lomas 14-21 6- 21; A Arisi bt A Holt 22-20 21-15; Arisi and Abbate-Bulatova lost to Lomas and Holt 18-21 20-22; Abbate-Bulatova bt Lomas 21-15 18-21 21- 16; Negrisoli lost to Holt 21-23 17-21; Arisi bt Gordon 21-16 21-13). (Group C): Armenia 4 Wales 0 (A Pogossian bt S Evans 21-15 21-14; A Makinian bt N Williams 18-21 21-14 21-7; J Andrian bt M Davies 21-9 21-11; Pogossian and Makinian bt Williams and Evans 21-19 21-10). Austria 4 Isle of Man 0 (K Albustin bt M Bubb 21- 10 21-13, P Fichtinger bt J Owen 21-2 21-4, M Rabl bt A-M Jones 21-4 21-4, Albustin and Rabl bt Bubb and Owen 21-2 21-11). Finland 4 Wales 0 (S Suomalainen bt S Evans 19-21 21-13 21-19, A Komulainen bt N Williams 21-6 21-11, M Valasti bt B Daunton 21-5 21-13, Komulainen and J Kaimio bt Williams and Evans 21-13 21-13). (Group D): Czech Republic 4 Scotland 0 (J Dobesova bt D Walker 21-12 21-15; A Vachovcova bt J Smith 21-11 21-18; M Sopova bt S Hurry 21-12 21-7; Dobesova and Vachovcova bt Smith and Hurry 21-16 22-20). Slovenia 4 Scotland 0. (P Cehovin bt D Walker 20-22 21-11 21-12; P Frelih bt S Hurry 21-17 21-9; A Ojbstersek-Urh bt L Robb 21-12 21-13; Ojbstersek-Urh & Frelih bt J Smith & Hurry 21-17 19-21 21-18). (Group F): Denmark 4 Ireland 0 (L Poulsen bt J Thompson 21-14 21-17; P Toelhoj bt T Bollard 21-14 21-9; P Michael bt J Hughes 21-7 21-14; Toelhoj and Michael bt Thompson and Hughes 21-15 21-13). Greece 4 Bosnia-Herzegovina 0; Bulgaria 4 Ireland 0 (D Guersueltcheva bt J Hughes 21-6 21-8; D Mihaylova bt J Thompson 21-15 21-12; I Dimitrova bt T Bollard 21-18 21-15; Mihaylova and Dimitrova bt Thompson and Bollard 21-11 15-21 21-16).

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