THEY call themselves the Ghyll Geriatrics, playing table tennis in a Fixby garage.
But now the redoubtable band of ping pong veterans have gone international.
And their first sporting venture into foreign parts ended in triumph.
The group of friends, who play together each week for fun, fitness and fundraising, responded to a challenge thrown down by a group of veteran players in Wrexham, North Wales.
Arthur Farmer, an 82-year-old, self-styled Welsh table tennis king, threw out the challenge to the rest of the UK: come to Wrexham if you know of old table tennis players.
So, Robert Booth, president of the Huddersfield club and a mere 79, responded.
He led his Huddersfield team into battle as non-playing captain. The Ghyll team, despite missing their two best players, fielded a youngster of 68, with all other team members aged 75 or over.
And they emerged victorious, winning 16-11.
Team member Wilf Battye said: "Despite a superb lunch - with heavy pressure on our team to eat heartily - the winning margin we gained before the meal increased in the afternoon.
"It was against a team of contemporary elderly players, currently playing in either the Chester League or the Flintshire League. It is hoped to arrange a return in Huddersfield next year."
The Ghyll group raised £618 last year to help sponsor a child's education in Kenya. Members pay to play.