JAMIE Liu picked up some good wins as he represented England at the Hungarian Junior & Cadet Open.

The Caversham youngster was playing alongside Amirul Hussain in the Cadet section, but they started slowly in the team event with 3-0 defeats to Slovakia and Denmark.

But England ended on a high with a 3-0 triumph over Serbia. Liu set the ball rolling by defeating Sasa Jankovic 3-0 (11-2, 11-7, 11-4) and Hussain made it 2-0 by defeating Stefan Lazic 3-1 (11-7, 11-7, 11-13, 11-8). The boys then combined to win the doubles 3-0 (12-10, 11-3, 11-8).

In the singles, 13-year-old Liu lost his first two group matches to opponents from Russia and Sweden, but finished with a 3-0 (11-9, 11-6, 11-4) victory over Hungary’s Akos Kishegyi.

He went into the consolation event, beating Mohammed Alblooshi (UAE) 3-0 (11-6, 11-2, 11-5) and Bence Balogh of Hungary 3-1 (11-13, 11-8, 11-7, 15-13) before being eliminated in the quarter-finals by Theo Abrahamsson of Sweden, who won 3-1 (8-11, 11-6, 11-8, 11-8).

In the doubles, Liu and Hussain were unlucky to run into top seeds Csaba Andras and Oliver Both of the host nation in the first round, but they gave them a good run for their money before losing 3-2 (11-6, 12-14, 11-8, 9-11, 11-6).

Reading & District Table Tennis League:

KINGFISHER E could not quite snatch a point from their Division One match with club rivals Kingfisher C, after a treble from Andrew Smith and an Andrew Parker double, plus an 11-8 6-11 6-11 11-6 11-8 win in the doubles set, gave the C team a 6-4 win.

Sagar Sawant starred for the E team with two wins.

Division Two leaders Curzon Club A held off stiff competition from Tidmarsh B to win 6-4, Nick Lean winning a vital match against Barry Carter to leave the way for Pete Bradley to clinch the match with a 12-10 7-11 11-7 11-6 victory over Francois Durand.

Carter won twice for Tidmarsh including a tough 12-10 10-12 11-8 9-11 11-8 win over John Wilcocks.

Brian Meheux and Jeremy Willis both got maximums as Sonning Common & Peppard B beat a weakened but none the less spirited Tilehurst Methodists A team 8-2, Cath Venning regaining her best form to beat Nigel Maltby 11-5 8-11 11-8 12-14 11-9 after having teamed up to win the doubles with Nigel Rowland for Tilehurst.

A Paul Savage treble and two from Keith Machin helped Sonning Sports A to a 6-4 success at Kingfisher I in Division Three, the pair also teaming up to win a crucial doubles set against Steven Woolnough and Gwynne Penny 11-8 10-12 11-13 13-11 11-6.

Darek Kaminski battled hard for no reward as Our Lady of Peace C lost 7-3 at home to leaders Milestone B, Chris West however did get a maximum for the OLOP team.

Springfield A kept up the pace at the top with a 9-1 success over Kingfisher G despite dropping the first set after Eric Holmes beat Adam Sheen 11-7 11-8 12-10. Ludovik Couillard and Phil Burke then hit maximums for Springfield.

Alan Mollet, Mark Jones and Eric Walker were all at their best as Sonning Common & Peppard E toppled Kingfisher H 9-1.