Ferguson features prominently in league’s finals

Daniel Ferguson (left) on his way to beating Peter Hugill in the handicap tournament final.
Daniel Ferguson (left) on his way to beating Peter Hugill in the handicap tournament final.

PHIL Cawser retained Castleford, Pontefract and District Table Tennis League’s singles competition trophy.

Cawser (YMCA D) beat Daniel Ferguson (YMCA E) in the final at YMCA.

The more experienced Cawser, who has only lost one match all season. won in three straight sets.

Ferguson gained revenge because he and partner Bailey Pye knocked out Cawser and Gordon Cooper in the doubles competitions semi-finals.

The two youngsters went on to win the final by beating Pete Hugill and Rob Connell in a tough five setter.

The league’s over 60s handicap singles competition was won by Alan Yip (Knottingley A) who is the only player in the league to play with the Chinese pen hold grip.

He showed his traditional skills in beating Keith Lumb (C Station A) in a close fought match.

Ferguson again featured prominently in the second part of the club championships.

Firstly, he overcame Pete Hugill (YMCA A) in the final of the handicap tournament.Both players overcame tough handicaps to reach the final.

Ferguson also reached the final of the draw doubles competition in which top ranked players are paired with the lower ranked players in a doubles competition.

Ferguson and his partner Neil Cooper (Knottingley B) lost to the pairing of Tom Wilkinson (YMCA E) and Ian Instone (YMCA D) in an entertaining and tight final.