Press Report Issued - 26 March 2017

Obituary - George Gale - Chelmsford League Life-Member

The Chelmsford League Committee are saddened to report the death of George Gale who became a Life Member of the League in 1977 and who won the Mens Doubles title in the Chelmsford Championships in 1969 paired with his Rosebery team-mate Steve Conquest. George was a member of the successful Rosebery team who won the Division one title seven times in the 1960s and 1970s.  George also played for the Moulsham Lodge, Crompton and Old Chelmsfordians Clubs. He was Vice Chairman of the League for two years between 1974-6 and the Assistant Match Secretaey between 1971 to 1974 as well as Senior Match Secretary for one year - 1973-4.  His wife Jean sadly passed away in 2016 and in later years George kept his passion for Sport alive by visiting the Old Chelmsfordians Club regularly and watching their Football teams. His son Fraser played in the Chelmsford League for Rainsford School in the 1980s.  

On a personal note George was a photographer by profession and he worked for the Mirror Group and another League Life Member - Ian Whiteside recalls with fondness that George occasionally undertook leading sporting assignments. One of these was the unforgettable 1973 FA Cup Final between Leeds United and Sunderland and Ian - a keen Sunderland supporter was the beneficiary of George’s fine action shots from that game - photographs he still has. Mark Sweeting - one of the League’s leading players in the 1970s recalls that George also used his photographic skills for the benefit of League players and many players employed George as their Wedding photographer.

The two top teams were both in action in the first division of the Chelmsford & District Table Tennis League this week. Leaders Maldon A were held to a draw by Chelmsford A. Newcomer Mateusz Zagajewski was again the best player on view and he beat all three Maldon players to retain his 100 % Singles record. It was
relatively plain sailing against Trevor Lloyd (11-8, 11-5, 11-8) and Colin Stallwood (11-8, 11-2, 11-8) although he needed four ends to beat John Poysden (11-9, 11-7, 9-11, 11-6). Trevor Lloyd impressed greatly with a quick-fire 11-7, 11-6, 11-6 win over Eddy Ogbebor. Second-placed Liberal A scored a fine 8-2 win over Danbury A. Paul Davison was undefeated and he received excellent support from Steve Pennell and Adam Buxton who both won twice. Adam Buxton excelled by beating Reece Seddon 11-8, 11-7, 7-11, 11-8. Reece has recently
followed up his superb win in the Mens Doubles Final at the M&G Investments Chelmsford Championships with an arguably even better success in the Mens Singles Final at the Burnham League Championships. Gary Young was on top form as he led Danbury A to a 7-3 win over OCs A. The stand-out performance here
came from OCs reserve Peter Windley who scored two excellent wins over Gavin Price and Glenn Johnson. Windley also took a game off Gary Young before succumbing 11-7, 7-11, 6-11, 6-11.

Peter Windley was also on top form for his usual side - OCs B in division two. He took his three singles against Chelmsford B as OCs shaded the match 6-4. Windley defeated Alastair Piper (15-13, 11-5, 11-4), Mick Richardson (11-9, 5-11, 11-7, 14-12) and Julie Johnson (11-5, 9-11, 11-8, 11-7). He looks ready for a crack at the first division next year.

Hatfield Peverel G - the long time leaders in division three could well end up out of the honours. They had to face the new leaders - Danbury G with only two players and it was Danbury who ran out 6-4 winners. Sam Lowman  was the star of the show and he showed his class with a 11-4, 11-6, 11-6 victory over Dave
Fiddeman and a 11-7, 11-13, 11-8, 11-7 success against Neil Freeman. Chelmsford C who have moved into second place scored a fine 8-2 win over Maldon B. Rob Shrimpton led the way with a hat-trick and this included a very hard-fought 9-11, 13-11, 11-9, 12-10 victory over Ciaran Whelan. Maldon’s Jan Fuller just
missed out in two nail-biting five enders. She lost 11-9, 14-12, 7-11, 4-11, 10-12 to Rob Shrimpton and by an equally tantalising 11-9, 5-11, 12-10, 7-11, 9-11 to Paul Nicol. Team-work saw Danbury E beat Maldon B 7-3. David Gatheral, Tim Pulham and Ken Sheard all won twice to negate the two wins that Ev Lucas picked
up for Maldon. David Gatheral had to pull out all the stops to get the better of Tom Elder 9-11, 9-11, 11- 8, 11-15, 12-10.  OCs D had an undefeated Dave Porter to thank for their 7-3 win over Chelmsford D whilst Herbie Smith led Danbury E to a 7-3 victory over OCs E. Herbie needed  five ends to get the better of Nat Ravlic 11-7, 11-6, 4-11, 8-11, 12-10.

Hatfield Peverel D scored their fourteenth win of the Season in division four by beating Maldon D 7-3. Trevor Collin led the way with a hat-trick and Dave Carter won twice. Carter’s double included a fine 4-11, 11-9, 11-8, 11-9 win over Roger Hance. Second-placed Chelmsford E also won 7-3. Karl Baldwin, Richard Baxter and Richard Upson all won twice although they all lost to the fast-improving Connor Payne. Payne defeated Richard Baxter 7-11, 6-11, 11-9, 11-7, 11-8 in the best game  of the night. 7-3 was again the scoreline when
Elmtree Excalibur C beat Danbury J. Dave Goody led the way with a hat-trick of wins and team-mate Rob Kneale also came very close to winning his three singles. He only missed out to Steve Siggs 8-11, 11-3, 11-7, 9-11, 10-12. And you’ve probably guessed the score when Danbury  K beat Danbury L. Yes - 7-3. Not sure that I’ve ever witnessed all four scorecards in the same division producing the same scoreline before. Eamon Hall was the Danbury K match-winner. He had to pull out all the stops to get the better of Norman Hayes 11-4, 11-8, 10-12, 8-11, 11-9.

Division five leaders Hatfield Peverel  ran out comfortable 10-0 winners over Galleywood B. Ian Hockley, Brian Steward and Andy Fox all stayed undefeated. OCs G beat Chelmsford H 8-2. Stuart Wintle (three wins), Steve Pratt (two wins) and Mike Moorcroft (two wins) all played their part whilst Ben Jackson won twice for the losers. Anglia Ruskin have climbed into fourth place by beating Chelmsford G 7-3. Pewist Osman retained his 100 % Singles record (34 wins out of 34) and Fadel Aszzari picked up two wins.

OCs J - fourth placed in the CLICK League did well to beat the leaders Galleywod C 3-2. Adam Chalk won twice for the Old Chelmsfordians side beating Lewis Wilson  11-8, 11-9, 11-9 and Aidan Nouguchi 11-9, 11-7, 11-9. Chelmsford J (Harry Buckle and Jamie Denman) ran out 5-0 winners over Black Notley B.

Division four leaders Hatfield Peverel - heavy favourites to win the Division four Knock Out Cup as well as the League were very hard pushed to beat Danbury A 5-3. The usually impregnable Dave Carter lost to both Dave Goody and Dave Powell and it was a very relieved Trevor Collin who finally sealed the Hatfield Peverel victory by beating Rob Kneale in five ends (12-10, 6-11, 11-8, 6-11, 11-5). Felsted RBL did well to beat Maldon 5-1. Ian Butler, Matt Laws and Ashley Butler all played a part in that success. OCs A were also 5-1 winners. Their
victims were Danbury B and Dave Newman sealed their success with a 10-12, 11-4, 8-11, 11-6, 11-2 victory over Eamon Hall. Writtle are also through to the Semi-Final. Dave Moles, Neil Thompson and Allan Offord beat Danbury C 5-1. Alan Offord played his part by beating Norman Hayes 10-12, 11-9, 9-11, 13-11, 11-7.
 
Steve Kerns - Press & Publicity Officer - Chelmsford & District Table Tennis League

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Press Report Issued - 19 March 2017

Thrilling Division two Knock Out Cup success for Writtle Excalibur A

Writtle Excalibur A have battled their way through to the Division two Knock Out Cup Final in the Chelmsford & District Table Tennis League after beating Galleywood A 5-4 in a thrilling Semi-Final. Galleywood led 4-2 and must have thought they were home and dry but Writtle weren’t finished. Ryan Pitt made the score 3-4 by beating Bryn Thomas 11-6, 11-7, 4-11, 11-6 and then in a really hotly contested battle of the no. ones Lee McHugh pipped James Hicks 11-7, 13-15, 12-14, 11-7, 12-10. All to play for in the deciding doubles and Lee McHugh and Richard Storey came through in four ends against Gary Brignall and Bryn Thomas 11-8, 11-5, 8-11, 11-9. Writtle Excalibur will play Chelmsford in the Final. Chelmsford beat Hatfield Peverel A 5-1 in their Semi-Final. The big game here was the second one and Julie Johnson excelled by beating Gary Ward 5-11,
19-17, 12-10, 10-12, 14-12. An outstanding win for Julie and her team-mates Alistair Piper and Mike Johnston were clearly inspired by it. Chelmsford ran out 5-1 winners with Julie defeating John Gagg in impressive style 11-6, 11-5, 11-3 to seal the victory.     

Hatfield Peverel A will  play Danbury A in the Division three Knock Out Cup Final. Hatfield Peverel (Neil Freeman, Dave Fiddeman and Gareth Davies) beat OCs A 5-2. Tom Barker beat Gareth Davies 6-11, 9-11, 11-8, 11-8, 15-13 to keep the tie alive but Dave Fiddeman settled matters with a decisive 11-3, 11-4, 11-7 victory over Mick Hayes. Danbury A’s match against Maldon B was much closer and Danbury sealed it 5-4 with a final doubles win for David Gatherall and Ken Sheard against Colin Napper and Jan Fuller 11-6, 11-9, 11-2. Maldon’s Ciaran Whelan was the top player on the night beating Tim Pulham 11-4, 11-9, 11-6 and David Gatheral 11-9, 11-6, 11-6.
     
The Division five Knock Out Cup Final will be fought out by Writtle Excalibur B and OCs B. Writtle Excalibur B beat Buttsbury 5-1 but the final scoreline fails to show just how close the actual games were.  Buttsbury’s Nathan Fry scored an outstanding 5-11, 7-11, 11-9, 11-7, 11-9 win over Ian Hockley whilst Buttsbury came very close to picking up another game on four separate occasions. Andy Fox beat Toby Kelly 11-8, 11-13, 3-11, 11-4, 11-8 whilst David Meah had to pull out all the stops to get the better of Tom Picton 9-11, 5-11, 11-3, 11-4, 12-10. Hockley and Fox were also stretched to the maximum in the Doubles before they triumphed 11-9, 10-12, 11-7, 9-11, 13-11 and David Meah finally sealed the Writtle victory with a 10-12, 11-9, 13-11, 7-11, 11-7 win over Nathan Fry. One of the hardest fought 5-1 matches on record. OCs B (Tanishq Kotwal, David
Bishop and James Mitty) ran out 5-1 winners over Writtle Excalibur A. The big talking point here was the great performance from newcomer James Mitty who was called up late after just making one appearance in the CLICK League. His comparative lack of experience didn’t count against him and he beat Keith Pallett 5-11, 11-9, 7-11, 11-8, 11-9.  

Buttsbury B won a thrilling Junior Knock Out Cup Semi Final 5-4 against OCs A and they will play Buttsbury A in the Final. One of the crucial games here was a vital 11-7, 5-11, 11-4, 6-11, 11-5 win for Toby Kelly over Lawrence Bartlett. With Tanishq Kotwal winning both of his singles it all came down to the deciding Doubles and James Hughes and Toby Kelly prevailed. They beat Lawrence Bartlett and Harry Rogers 12-10, 11-8, 11-9 to book their place in the Final.

Division one leaders Maldon A played Danbury B twice in a couple of days and they added 18 points to their tally. Alex Abbott, Trevor Lloyd and John Poysden won the first match 10-0 and Colin Stallwood (the recent Mens Singles Runner-Up to Rik James in the Colchester Closed Championships) replaced Poysden for the
second encounter which Maldon won 8-2. David Richardson excelled here and he scored an outstanding 11-6, 9-11, 13-11, 11-6 win over Alex Abbott. Richardson’s encounter with Stallwood was also a really close one with Stallwood eventually coming out on top 8-11, 11-7, 7-11, 12-10, 11-9.

Rawreth B have taken charge in division two and they raced to an 8-2 win over Writtle Excalibur A. Kim Shead and Paul Churn were both undefeated with Churn fighting back from 2-0 down to get the better of Lee McHugh 9-11, 7-11, 11-8,13-11, 11-7. Galleywood A ran out 7-3 winners over Writtle Excalibur B. All
three Excalibur players won twice and the big story here was the superb form of Lin Roff. She beat Gary Brignall 8-11, 6-11, 11-8, 11-8, 11-6 and then most impressively James Hicks 9-11, 13-11, 11-9, 9-11, 13-11. However she wasn’t able to complete her hat-trick and she lost 8-11, 6-11, 6-11 to Bryn Thomas. Danbury D stay third after beating Hatfield Peverel A 7-3 and Writtle Excalibur B 6-4. Chris Buer led the way with a hat-trick of wins against Hatfield Peverel and this include a widely fluctuating victory over Gary Ward - Hatfield Peverel’s best player - 8-11, 11-4, 5-11, 11-8, 11-2.  Chris Buer was also the best player on view in the match against the Writtle team with a second hat-trick. Tim Cramphorn beat Lin Roff 4-11, 7-11, 11-7, 11-7, 15-13 in the closest match of the night. Liberal B beat OCs C 7-3. Andy Huckson was unbeaten for Liberal whilst OCs’ Peter Windley secured a fine 14-12, 12-10, 8-11, 17-15 victory over Adrian Pitt.

Anglia Ruslin University shared the points against OCs G in division five. Their leading player Pewist Osman led the way and retained his 100 % singles record.   

In the CLICK League there were wins for Buttsbury A, Galleywood C and Buttsbury C. Butts bury A (James Green and Harry Hutt) defeated Buttsbury B 5-0. James Green was hard pushed to beat Chris Stephens and he finally edged home 4-11, 14-12, 11-5, 9-11, 12-10. Galleywood C (Rio Teplizki and Lewis Wilson) were 4-1
winners over Chelmsford J. Calum Day was on target for the losers and he beat Lewis Wilson 11-7, 10-12, 10-12, 11-8, 11-4. Buttsbury C (Toby Kelley and Daniel Slaney) ran out 4-1 winners over BNCA B. Daniel Slaney picked up the loser’s success with a 9-11, 12-10, 11-7, 12-10 victory over Nicholas Grice.   

Steve Kerns - Press & Publicity Officer - Chelmsford & District Table Tennis League

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Press Report Issued - 12 March 2017

Division three is set for the tightest of finishes

Division three of the Chelmsford & District Table Tennis League looks set for a “grand-stand” finish. Danbury G lead the way with 118 points from 18 matches - ahead of long-time leaders Hatfield Peverel B (108 points from 17 matches). Chelmsford C (105 points from 16 matches) and Maldon  C (103 points from 16 matches) follow next and are both still very much in contention. Chelmsford C (Mark Allaway, Rob Shrimpton and Paul Nicol) ran out 8-2 winners over Danbury F. Dave Marsh beat Mark Allaway 11-8, 11-16, 12-10 for Danbury’s sole singles win. Hatfield Peverel B won 6-4 against Chelmsford D thanks largely to a Dave Fiddeman hat-trick. Fiddeman had to pull out all the stops to get the better of Jarek Pietraszuk 19-17, 4-11, 11-4, 10-12, 15-13. Quite a battle !. Maldon B led by Brian Riedling’s trio of wins beat OCs E 8-2. Riedling’s closest encounter was against Sue Hickman and he finally eased home 11-4, 9-11, 12-10, 3-11, 16-14. Maldon C were 6-4 winners over OCs E. Ciaran Whelan won his three singles and Colin Napper won twice.

Third-placed Chelmsford A have been something of a surprise package in the first division this year. In newcomer Mateusz Zagajewski (100 % from 15 singles) they have a player who can clearly match the best and further newcomers Eddy Ogbebor and Wale Bada have also  enjoyed considerable success. Regular player Ryan Gooday is still improving rapidly and if they “push on” they could well be in the mix next year. They beat second-placed Liberal 6-4. Mateusz Zagajewski was undefeated and he beat Paul Davison 11-6, 11-9, 4-11, 11-
9 whilst Davison was also involved in a cliff-hanger against Eddy Ogbebor. Paul Davison shaded  this one 5-11, 11-8, 11-9, 8-11, 14-12.

Danbury C ran out 6-4 winners over a two-player OCs B in division two. Neil Want dominated proceedings beating Ashley Skeggs (10-12, 12-10, 11-8, 11-8) and Trevor Carter (11-7, 12-10, 11-7).

Third-placed Chelmsford E closed to within a point of second-placed Danbury J with a thumping 9-1 win over Felsted in division four. Richard Upson and Karl Baldwin were both undefeated. Ashley Butler impressed for the losers by beating Richard Baxter 11-8, 10-12, 12-10, 9-11, 11-5. Maldon D led by a full-house from Shirley Carroll did well to beat Felsted 6-4. Clive Forster set the tone for the evening by defeating Nick Butler 9-11, 15-17, 11-7, 11-8, 12-10 in the first game of the night. Leaders Hatfield Peverel C are almost home and dry.
They beat second-placed Danbury J 6-4. Trevor Collin was unbeaten for the Champions-elect and Bob Garson won twice. Garson finally succumbed to Dave Powell 12-10, 8-11, 11-7, 10-12, 9-11 in the closest game of the evening. Elsewhere OCs F (Farooq Ahmed, Dave Newman and Adrian North) were narrow 6-4 winners over Danbury K and Chelmsford F shared the points with Danbury J. Connor Payne was unbeaten for Chelmsford F.

OCs H have dropped to third in division five although they have two matches in hand on second-placed Hatfield Peverel D. Tanishq Kotwal led OCs to a 6-4 win over Highwood. The match between Galleywood B and Anglia Ruskin University finished tied at 5-5. Ron Salton and Nathan Blore both won twice for Galleywood
whilst Taku Nerutanga and Mahmoud Abdelmagid both picked up two wins for the University team. Chelmsford G led by maximum returns for Steven Chambers and Martyn Hiskey ran out 7-3 winners against Chelmsford H whilst Highwood beat OCs G 6-4 although none of their players were able to get the better of Stuart Wintle. Anne Lockhart came closest just missing out by a tantalising 16-14 in the deciding end.

Buttsbury teams dominated this week’s CLICK results. Buttsbury A (Nathan Fry and Matthew Elliott) ran out 5-0 winners over Buttsbury B. Buttsbury B (with Nathan Fry in their line-up this time) in turn beat Chelmsford J 3-2 whilst Buttsbury B (Harry Hutt and Matthew Ellitott) beat Buttsbury C 4-1. Jason Yeh was on target for the losers with a 14-12, 9-11, 11-5, 11-6 win over Harry Hutt. Buttsbury A (this time represented by James Green and Harry Hutt) ran out 3-2 winners over Chelmsford J. James Green prevailed by the closest of margins
against Ray Booty after suffering a major third game set-back : 8-11, 11-6, 1-11, 11-7, 17-15. OCs J (Fraser Heard and Jame Mitty) made no mistake against Black Notley B winning 5-0. Fraser Heard gave them an all important winning start by beating Elliot Game 11-5, 9-11, 7-11, 11-9, 11-8 in the opening encounter.

Steve Kerns - Press & Publicity Officer - Chelmsford & District Table Tennis League

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Press Report Issued - 5 March 2017

Kim Shead on top form as Rawreth pull clear in division two

Rawreth B have stretched their lead at the top of the second division of the Chelmsford & District Table Tennis league to an impressive 19 points with two more victories. Their leading player Kim Shead (93 %) was undefeated as they beat Hatfield Peverel A 8-2 and he completed his hat-trick of wins by getting the better of Gary Ward 6-11, 9-11, 11-9, 11-6, 11-6 in a hard-fought last game of the evening.  Shead didn’t play against Galleywood A but Gus Heath, Simon Jacobs and Dick Wyman all won twice as Rawreth won 6-4. Gus Heath made his mark with  a fine 4-11, 5-11, 11-5, 11-6, 11-7 win over M&G Investments Chelmsford Championships Division two Singles Champion James Hicks. OCs B who are second slipped back further by losing 6-4 to third-placed Danbury D. Tim Cramphorn was on top form for Danbury beating Trevor Carter (9-11, 11-9, 11-9, 11-6), Ashley Skeggs (6-11, 12-10, 11-6, 11-9) and Kevin Worthington (11-5, 6-11, 7-11, 11-9, 11-1). Chelmsford B beat Writtle Excalibur B 6-4 with Julie Johnson producing her very best form. She scored a fine hat-trick of wins - racing to 3-0 successes against Phil Shippen and Phil Smith and repelling a determined challenge from Lin Roff over five ends (10-12, 12-10, 11-4, 8-11, 11-5).   OCs C combined excellently as a team to beat Danbury C 7-3. Frank Hodge, Peter Windley and Ashton Parker all won twice. Peter Windley beat Glen Laing 11-1, 11-13, 11-5, 8-11, 11-9 in a widely fluctuating five-ender. Liberal B led by an Adrian Pitt hat-trick ran out 8-2 winners over Writtle Excalibur B. Phil Smith beat Andy Huckson 11-13, 11-9, 6-11, 11-3, 11-9 in a hard-fought final game of the evening. 

Leaders Maldon A are the League’s outstanding first division side this year. No doubt about that !. They are in a rich vein of form at present  and they brushed aside Liberal A 8-2. Alex Abbott and Colin Stallwood were both undefeated.  Stallwood scored two excellent battling five end wins. He beat both Paul Davison (5-11, 11-7, 11-9, 10-12, 11-6) and Simon Webber (2-11, 4-11, 11-6, 14-12, 11-3). Liberal A are second but they slipped further behind by losing 6-4 to OCs A. Paul Davison scored  a fine hat-trick of wins for the Liberal side downing the challenges of Daniel Berry (11-4, 17-19, 11-8, 3-11, 11-7), Brandon Crouchman (13-11, 11-5, 11-5) and Scott Dowsett (5-11, 11-5, 11-5, 11-9).
  
Danbury G top the table in division three with 108 points although they have played a game more than Maldon C (103 points) and long-time leaders Hatfield Peverel B (102 points). It was Danbury G who came out on top 7-3 in the week’s big game against Maldon C. The free-flowing Sam Lowman - the M&G Investments
Chelmsford Championships Division three Singles Winner was the outstanding player and he perhaps “shaped” the way the night went by beating Ciaran Whelan - Maldon‘s top player 5-11, 11-6, 7-11, 11-5, 11-9 in the opening game of the night. Hatfield Peverel B have not been at their best in recent weeks and an outstanding performance (an “enhanced“ effort possibly !) by the evergreen Peter Hance saw them lose 6-4 to Danbury H. Peter Hance defeated Dan Patynski (11-2, 13-11, 10-12, 11-2), Neil Freeman (11-7, 11-9, 8-11, 4-11, 11-4 ) and Gareth Davies (11-7, 11-6, 10-12, 11-7). Danbury E (Tim Pulham, Ken Sheard and Gordon Gatheral) turned in a strong performance to beat OCs A 9-1. Nat Ravlic got OCs off to a winning start by beating Ken Sheard 9-11, 7-11, 11-5, 11-5, 13-11 in a tense opening encounter but the Danbury side produced a fine display to take the other nine games. Danbury F did well to beat Chelmsford D 6-4 - very good going as it was Chelmsford’s Keith Martin who won his three singles. Chelmsford C who are in fourth place with 97 points (but with a game in hand on the two sides immediately above them) did their outside chances of promotion a
power of good by beating Maldon B 8-2. Paul Nicol and Victor Chan both won their three singles.  

In division four the runaway leaders Hatfield Peverel C stay top after beating Writtle Excalibur C 6-4. Dave Carter was their match-winner with a hat-trick of wins. The shock here was the defeat for Trevor Collin who succumbed to Alan Offord (7-11, 11-8, 9-11, 12-14, 10-12). Danbury K (Kevin Willis, Dave Hancox and Eamon Hall) defeated Chelmsford E 6-4 although they all lost to Richard Baxter whilst the match between Danbury L and OCs F finished tied at 5-5. Five games were decided in the fifth end and John Watts edged out Norman Hayes 9-11, 11-5, 5-11, 11-5, 12-10 in the closest finish of the night.
 
In division five newcomers Anglia Ruskin University showed just how much they have improved this Season by beating the leaders Writtle Excalibur E 6-4. Their top player - Pewist Osman (100 % to date) had a major say in the outcome of this match by winning his three singles although he had to pull out all the stops to get the better of Andy Fox (3-11, 5-11, 11-4, 11-8, 11-4). He dealt better with Ian Hockley storming home (11-2, 11-3, 11-9). Writtle Excalibur E also struggled against a two player Writtle Excalibur D side and will be pleased to have emerged as 6-4 winners. Brian Steward “steadied the ship” with very hard fought five end wins over Keith Fitzjohn and Melanie Bonnett. Chelmsford H ran out 6-4 winners over Galleywood B. Jacqui Smith led the way with a very well executed hat-trick of wins. OCs H who are third with 89 points but with three games in hand on second-placed Hatfield Peverel D did well to hold the Hatfield Peverel side to a draw. Their leading player -  Tanishq Kotwal - who has a record of 97 % (just one defeat to Pewist Osman) led the way with a hat-trick but he had to work hard to see off Dan Patynski - finally triumphing 11-7, 11-6, 7-11, 8-11, 11-8. Martin Goddard led the way with three wins as Highwood beat Chelmsford G 7-3 and he was supported by Francis Whitbread who won twice. Steve Chambers picked up two wins for the losers.

Galleywood C (Lewis Wilson and Rio Teplizki) - the CLICK League leaders retained their ascendancy by  beating Black Notley B 5-0 although they missed out 3-2 to Buttsbury C. M&G Investments Chelmsford Championships Under 14 Singles Champion Toby Kelly proved to be their “undoing”. He beat Rio Teplizki 
(11-8, 14-12, 11-5) and Aidan Noguchi (11-7, 11-5, 13-11) before combining with Zach Antoniou to win the doubles in five ends (11-7, 15-13, 4-11, 8-11, 11-5).      

Steve Kerns - Press & Publicity Officer - Chelmsford & District Table Tennis League

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