Press Report - issued on 17 November 2019
Danbury A score emphatic 10-0 win over Chelmsford CDanbury A have jumped into second place in the first division of the Chelmsford & District Table Tennis League. Gary Young, Dave Richardson and Daniel Young were all undefeated as they scored their fifth win of the Season, an emphatic 10-0 victory over Chelmsford C. Gary Young completed their victory with a last gasp 11-6, 7-11, 9-11, 11-7, 14-12 success against Wiktor Delimat. Danbury B did well to draw with the higher placed Chelmsford A. Casey Cross was undefeated for Chelmsford and he beat Sam Lowman - the best of the Danbury players 9-11, 11-8, 6-11, 11-4, 11-7. Cameron Gray did well to beat Victor Chan 11-7, 5-11, 10-12, 11-9, 11-9. Wtittle A shared the points with Chelmsford B. Lee McHugh was undefeated for Writtle and he sealed the draw for his side with a 12-10, 3-11, 4-11, 11-7, 11-7 victory against Rob Shrimpton.
There was a first defeat for Maldon B in division two and they were on the wrong end of a heavy 9-1 loss to a very strong OCs B team. Dave Cole and Kevin Worthington both bagged hat-tricks and Steve Northcott won twice. Steve Scholz was on target for the losers with a 11-7, 11-9, 9-11, 11-7 win over Steve Northcott. Chris Buer led Danbury C to a 6-4 victory against Hatfield Peverel A . Buer had to pull out all the stops to get the better of Alastair Piper 11-13, 6-11, 11-8, 11-9, 11-9 whilst Gus Heath was similarly pushed to defeat Neil Freeman 10-12, 5-11, 11-8, 11-7, 12-10. Writtle B excelled against Chelmsford D winning 10-0. Paul Sturton, Rod Maclennan and Phil Smith called the shots. Maclennan in particular hit some real form racing to wins over Jarek Pietraszuk (11-9, 11-8, 11-9), Keith Martin (11-8, 4-11, 11-5, 11-6) and Victor Chan (11-6, 11-6, 11-6).
Division three produced two 6-4 results. Danbury F did well to beat Chelmsford E – good going as they only had two players. John Robinson and Dave Marsh carried all before them. John Robinson did well to beat Vineeth Kamma 11-5, 8-11, 11-9, 19-17. Hatfield Peverel C came out on top against Writtle D despite the fact that Trevor Collin was unbeaten for Writtle. Colin completed his evening’s work with a 6-11, 11-9, 11-6, 7-11, 11-7 win over Martin Archie having previously beaten Nick Duce 11-4, 11-13, 11-5, 11-7.
Team-work was the order of the day as Writtle F beat OCs F 7-3 in division four. Ian Hockley, David Meah and Colin Griffiths all won twice. Meah fought back from 2-0 down to get the better of David Newman 7-11, 4-11, 11-8, 11-6, 11-9 in the closest game of the night. The other two matches were 5-5 draws. Jason Clark was undefeated for Chelmsford G who shared the points with Writtle B whilst Jenson Davis won his three singles as Danbury K drew with Chelmsford F. Davis came through against Joachin Mapes after five fluctuating ends 9-11, 11-5, 11-1, 12-14, 11-5.
Highwood A defeated Buttsbury 9-1 in division five. Melanie Bonnett and Nicola Pippen both won their three singles. Oliver Barrett beat Keith Fitz-John 11-7, 8-11, 12-10. 12-14, 11-3 for the losers. However Highwood A were on the wrong end of a 6-4 defeat against Highwood B who stay top with eight wins out of eight. Frank Neill excelled with wins over Nicola Pippen (9-11,11-6, 11-13, 11-9, 11-9), Melanie Bonnett (4-11, 5-11, 11-7, 11-3, 11-9) and Keith Fitz-John (7-11, 11-9, 3-11, 11-5, 11-7) . Three really hard fought wins ! Hatfield Peverel D led by an Andy Whiley hat-trick ran out 8-2 winners against Chelmsford K. Richard Drozd was on target for Hatfield Peverel with a hard-fought 12-10, 9-11, 11-7, 8-11, 11-8 success against Jacqui Smith. Elsewhere Chelmsford J defeated Hatfield Peverel F 9-1. Rajesh Dewan and Craig Studley were both undefeated. Debbie Ginn was the loser’s sole winner and she beat John Wickins 11-3, 7-11, 11-6, 12-10.
Danbury Dragons stay top in division 1A of the Junior League. They made it 37 points out of 40 by beating Chelmsford Cougars 3-2. Ewan Hynd won twice beating Josh Bickles 11-9, 11-3, 11-7 and Harry Chivers 11-9, 11-5, 11-4. Danbury Dragons stretched even further ahead by beating Chelmsford Pumas 5-0. Ewan Hynd and Ben Porter carried all before them on that occasion. Chelmsford Cougars came out on top 4-1 against Chelmsford Jaguars. Josh Bickles won both of his singles whilst Nyree Marsh was on target for the losers with a five game win over Harry Chivers (13-11, 7-11 , 11-7, 4-11, 11-6). Chelmsford Leopards did well to beat Chelmsford Rhinos 3-2, Cleon Fernandes and Al Lane both won once to counter the two wins that Ben Chivers picked up for the Rhinos.
Danbury Demons (30 points out of a possible 35) lead the way in division 1B. Alex Porter and Jenson Davis carried all before them as they beat Buttsbury Bears 5-0. Charlie Donald was undefeated as Chelmsford Falcons ran out 4-1 winners against Chelmsford Tigers. Rayyan Hadi beat Alan Jiang 3-11, 8-11, 11-7, 12-10, 12-10 in the closest game of the night.
Division 1 C is closer and Buttsbury Beavers and Chelmsford Antelopes both have 19 points from six matches. The Beavers won 3-2 after Jacob Lawrence had beaten both Adam Thirkettle (11-5, 6-11, 11-4, 6-11, 11-5) and Calum Caldwell (11-9, 11-5, 11-6). Leo Beadon won once, a last gasp 16-14, 11-8, 7-11, 9-11, 14-12 victory against Callum Caldwell. Ryan Beresford Cole was undefeated as Buttsbury Bats ran out 4-1 winners against Danbury Griffins. Beresford Cole beat Dominic Kirk 11-2, 11-7, 11-6 in his second singles.
Buttsbury Badgers had Seamus Mellon undefeated as they beat Chelmsford Elephants 4-1 in division 1D. Mellon had to dig deep to get the better of Luv Goel 8-11, 11-9, 14-12, 8-11, 11-7. Chelmsford Wolves also won 4-1. Georgina Riches won twice whilst Hela Kolli chipped in with a 11-8, 11-4, 12-14, 5-11, 11-9 victory against Sam Lincoln. Chelmsford Wolves also beat Buttsbury Bees 3-2. Georgina Riches was again unbeaten and this time Prayak Gupta came good with a 4-11, 12-10, 7-11, 11-6, 11-9 win over Zachary Samuels. Buttsbury Badgers complete this week’s results by beating Danbury Devils 4-1. Ronnie Palmer won a cliff-hanger 10-12, 11-5, 11-2, 8-11, 12-10 against Lotte Mills whilst Seamus Mellon was equally pushed before he prevailed 11-8, 10-12, 5-11, 11-3, 12-10 against Toby Restall.
Steve Kerns Press & Publicity Officer Chelmsford District Table Tennis League