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VOLLEYBALL: Raise a glass to 6X
9:00am Friday 28th December 2012 in Sport
DEVIZES Volleyball Club’s first team, Devizes 6X, remain undefeated in the Wiltshire Premier Division after two convincing wins in December.
Against Olympiad, the first team from Chippenham, Devizes clinched a closely-fought first set 25-21.
Aggressive attacking play by Steve Grimes together with strong blocking by Devizes captain Hans Kaashoek in the second set allowed the home team to create an early lead, resulting in a 25-13.
Olympiad came back hard to win the third 25-15.
The 2-1 overall win was matched in their game away at Wootton Bassett Aces.
Strong serving by Ho Tsang and Kate Pearce got the team off to a flying start in the first set, the lead further extended by strong defensive play from the team’s coach and outside hitter, Matthew Stevens.
Devizes took the first set 25-13 and the standard of play in the second set remained high, Tim Kirton dominating play at the net.
Bassett managed to come back and win the final set 26-24.
Devizes’ second team, Devizes Barrels, were also in action last week in Division One of the Wiltshire League.
The team made a fine start to the season, beating teams from both Salisbury and Calne.
However,they suffered a 3-0 defeat in their recent away game to Wootton Bassett Bees.
A strong overall performance in the first half of the season has left Devizes Barrels mid-table in the league.
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