Brentwood Table Tennis Results Round Up, Week 11/1/16
Billericay A's, 5-5 draw against Billericay Sports B was enough to see them go 3rd in the division, All the players made worthy contributions for the home side in what was a tight contest that could have gone either way. The visitor's Peter Pond was top dog on the night with an undefeated vintage display .
Writtle A and Billericay C also shared the spoiled with a similar hard fought 5-5 encounter at the Writtle Sports Ground. The visitors Trevor Collin the star man with a maximum haul. Writtle remain in a solid position in mid table, whilst Bills C are flirting with danger down in 7th, just one place above relegation.
The Mighty Selex SSC stormed to a 7-3 win over a battling Billericay B. Ian Wall and Reece Seddon with trebles each for the home side. Chris Aukett had two titanic battles, going to the 5th end twice, winning one and losing one for the home team. Billericay managing a fine win in the doubles to boost their tally. The result means that Selex go top.
Billericay Sports C took 7 of the points available as they beat bottom of the table Mountnessing B, 7-3. John Darling for the home side was in fine form with 3 excellent victories, whilst John Dyson mounted something of a rear guard action and kept the score respectable with a brace for the visitors.
Mountnessing C fielded a very strong team and felt the full benefit with an 8-2 win over fellow struggler’s Hutton St Josephs. This big win puts clear water between the home side and the bottom two. David Gatheral, did “gather all” with a maximum haul, as did Steven Siggs although nothing rhymes with Siggs, so that’s that! Sorry I will try better next time.
Mountnessing A have lofty ambitions on promotion and the 8-2 beating of mid table Brentwood B did them a power of good. Mountnessings Paul “Guns” Nicol took all 3 points plus the award for “Most Inappropriate Shirt” by sporting a Brisbane Lions “muscle vest” on about the coldest night of the winter. Bob Francis also too maximum points but no prize in the Impromptu Shirt award. On a lighter note, Brentwood B skipper Rick “Pointless” Paris was praying for an abandonment due to the cold as non playing Mountnessing skipper Gordon Gatheral failed miserably to unlock the hall for 20 minutes. The offending lock refusing to yield to a key that looked like something dug up from a Roman Archaeological dig. But all ended well after the caretaker was duly dragged out of his warm armchair to open the hall up.
The top 2 teams in the division (Hutton A and Brentwood Hard) slugged it out for top spot with the resulting 3-7 away win for Brentwood “Hard”. Greg Cooper and Peter Childs for the visitors getting the better of Hutton with trebles a piece. Both teams are level on points. Hutton on top by the virtue of having won more matches. This looks like being a very close contest till the end of the season. Watch this space!
Writtle B had a thumping 10 -0 win over Hutton B, Kevin Barber, David Meah and Francis Whitbread all scoring knock-out blows. It was a tough night all around for the visitors, with plenty to ponder as they picked themselves up off the canvas and passed around the smelling salt.
Buttsbury D had an impressive 7-3 win over Brentwood C which further enhanced their slight promotion ambitions. Nathan Fry and Matthew Elliott with a treble each did most of the damage. Brentwood's Colin Griffiths and Graham Mann grabbed a good point each to aid the visitors cause, Brentwood also took the doubles too. This result leaves Buttsbury handily placed in mid table, whilst Brentwood stay bottom and look destined to stay there.