Nomads clinch maiden silverware for first time

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For the first time in their seven-year history, Cornard-based Nomads have gained one of the major pieces of silverware in the Braintree Table Tennis League.

They turned out their strongest team of Aad Kwakkelstein, Richard Kemp and Kevin Saunders in both the semi-final and final of the restricted knockout cup and progressed comfortably through in both.

Rayne G fell 8-1 in the semi final – a victory for Steve Siggs over Saunders at 11-9 in the fifth game preventing the perfect scoreline – and in the final they overcame a dogged Black Notley D.

Bruce Wickham stretched Kwakkelstein and Saunders to four ends and Keith Flowers took a game off Kemp, but Nomads took the rest.

Earls Colne side Netts Argyle lost in the semi-final of the team knockout cup to eventual winners Rayne A.