HISTORY was made at the Bury and District Table Tennis League’s finals night as Michael Moir came from behind to win a record-equalling seventh men’s singles title.

The Ramsbottom Town player came from 2-0 down against Graham Jeffries to equal the record set by Derek Hutchinson in 1963.

It was a close run thing though, with Moir finally winning through 12-10 in the sixth game to repeat the 4-2 success he had over Jeffries in the 2005 final and avenge his 2008 defeat to the Radcliffe CC player. Ramsbottom Town’s Martin Wyatt and Radcliffe CC’s Mick Dore were the losing semi-finalists.

Moir also clocked up his eighth doubles title, partnering club team-mate Khamal Hussain to their second victory together.

They won the final 3-0, beating David Poytress, of Seedfield, and Martin Wyatt, of Ramsbottom Town.

Khamal’s eight-year-old son, Amir, did his level best to earn a second victory on the night for the Hussain family, going down 3-1 in the juniors’ final.

The Ramsbottom Table Tennis Academy player was always going to struggle against 2010 junior champion Dean Clyne, but he gave him a real scare.

Clyne, aged 18, may have helped his Maccabi side win promotion to the top division this season, but he was made to sweat by his young opponent, narrowly winning the first game 11-9 before losing the second 12-10.

The match continued at a fast pace with some great hitting by both players, but Clyne’s experience and strength eventually told as he took the next two games to five and seven.

Tommy Ryan, of SP Carlton, claimed his third consecutive over-60s title, with a 3-2 victory over 2009 champion Dennis Collier.

Ryan came from 2-1 behind, using his more attacking game to eventually grind down his St Phillips opponent, winning the final two points to claim an 11-9 victory in the fifth.