THE young guns of Coneysthorpe ‘C’ ended their season on a high by lifting the last piece of silverware in the Ryedale Table Tennis League, the Bower Handicap Trophy.

Coneysthorpe, of the third division, saw off division one champions Ryedale ‘A’ in the semi-finals and then beat another first division side, Amotherby ‘B’ 6.5-2.5 in the final.

Amotherby ‘B’ started well but couldn’t overcome the opposition’s combination of youthful exuberance and quick-fire attacks - and monumental handicaps.

The star of the show was young James Allan, a left-hander with a classical forehand attack. He won all three sets convincingly and will be a player to watch out for.

He was well assisted by Tom Walsh and Joseph Adams, the latter giving a memorable performance to see off the previously unbeaten Tom Needham.

Walsh defeated Kenny Brown in style too, despite the Amotherby man playing well.

The home side’s most effective player was Gareth Bryning, who beat Walsh and Adams with some typical long-range defending and well-placed returns.