Padmore lights up Kilowatt night
As confident a player as can be found in Division 2, Wayne Padmore showed his value to his club as he inspired Reddy Kilowatt to an impressive, even if hard-fought, victory over National Sports Council Combined Schools.
Padmore displayed his often underrated skills for all at the Table Tennis Centre on Nursery Drive to see, pulling off two crucial wins on Tuesday when they were badly needed by his side. Padmore’s heroics led Reddy Kilowatt to a 3-2 win after Combined Schools threatened to stage an amazing comeback after being two sets down.
Shelly Ann Niles put Reddy Kilowatt ahead after a gruelling opening set against Graeme Cadogan that went the full distance. Niles dropped the first two games at six and eight but then came storming back to take out Cadogan 11-0, 11-7, 11-9. Padmore put Reddy Kilowatt up 2-0 with a workmanlike 11-5, 11-6, 4-11, 11-6 triumph over Jeshaun Edwards.
Edwin Jordan seemed well poised to finish off the schools without reply after downing Joshua Walcott at two in the first game, but Walcott refused to go away as the two engaged in a see-saw battle won by Walcott 2-11, 11-9, 8-11, 11-9, 11-5.
Niles then lost to Edwards 5-11, 11-8, 2-11, 9-11 as the youngsters tied the score 2-2. The decisive match brought together Padmore and Cadogan. Padmore wasted no time in overcoming Cadogan as he romped past his opponent 11-6, 11-9, 11-9.
Barbados Light & Power handed Rising Sun their first loss of the season blanking their opponents 3-0.
Tara Burrowes maintained her excellent form with a close victory over Peter “German” Riley after a compelling battle, but it was Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Bostic who put BL&P on course with a surprisingly easy 11-6, 11-7, 11-5 win over Anthonette Riley. Ricardo John beat Philip Tull 11-3, 9-11, 11-5, 13-15, 11-3 leaving Burrowes to secure the points with the win over the senior Riley.
In the other matches Fast Loopers ‘A’ beat Barbados Union of Teachers 3-0, while Legends also defeated Barbados Defence Force 3-0. (PH)