Press Report - Issued 30 October 2016

Peter Windley excels in Open KO Cup but Danbury A go through 5-3

The Knock -Out Cup Competitions are underway in the Chelmsford & District Table Tennis League and this year there have been plenty of changes. KO Cup Secretary Gordon Gatheral takes up the story -  “The reason for changing the Cup formats was to introduce more competitions for the players in the lower divisions.  The
later rounds of the Open, Veterans and Mixed Cups often involved the same few teams, and the number of clubs entering was falling.  This year, each of the Divisions in the league will have its own Cup competition based on the successful format of the old Two-Down and Four-Down Cups. Teams can enter the Cup competition for their own Division, and also for the Division above, allowing them to test themselves against higher opposition“.      

Arguably the best performance of the week came from a player who ended up on the losing side. Peter Windley (OCs A) scored two fine wins over Eric Green (5-11, 11-8, 12-10, 11-9) and Chris Buer (8-11, 11-7, 8-11, 11-6, 11-5) in his team’s 3-5 defeat against Danbury A in the Open Cup.  Steve Whiteley held the Danbury side together with wins over Daniel Berry (8-11, 12-10, 8-11, 11-5, 11-7) and Charles Yeung (11-8, 11-5, 11-7). Danbury B (Glen Laing, Neil Want and Peter Hance) are also through to the Semi-Finals. They beat Maldon 5-1. Colin Napper was on target for Maldon with a fine 8-11, 11-8, 8-11, 11-4, 11-9 victory over Glen Laing.

The tie of the round in the Handicap Cup event took place at Hatfield Peverel where Maldon D beat Hatfield Peverel D 5-4. Clive Forster (playing off a Handicap off 55) who had lost his first two games came good for Maldon in his third encounter. He beat Andy Whiley (handicap of 40) 21-19, 21-14 to seal the Maldon victory. Whiley had mixed success in his first two games - losing to Shirley Carroll (handicap of 55) 21-17, 15-21, 17-21 but beating Denis Crapnell (handicap of 47) 21-17, 21-8.  The match between OCs C and OCs B was also a
good one with the C side winning 5-3 despite trailing 3-1 at one stage. Tanish Kotwal (handicap of 59) started the revival by beating  Mick Hayes (also playing off 59) 13-21, 21-15, 21-12 and the C team never looked back after this. David Bishop  (handicap of 51) lost to David Porter (handicap of 62) 21-15, 21-13 and then Kotwal won again, defeating Tom Barker (handicap of 59) 21-18, 21-17. OCs C were on a roll and Tom Davis (handicap of 45) sealed the victory by getting the better of Mick Hayes 19-21, 21-15, 21-14. OCs A (Nat Ravlic, Frank Hodge and Peter Windley) are also through to the next round by beating Writtle Excalibur C 5-2. They raced in to A 4-0 lead and although Writtle pulled two games back with wins for Keith Pallet (handicap of 42) over 
Frank Hodge (handicap of 62) 19-21, 21-11, 21-19 and for Nicola Pippen (handicap of 51) against Nat Ravlic (handicap of 62) 21-19, 13-21, 21-10 it wasn’t nearly enough. Frank Hodge sealed the OCs victory with a very unlikely looking win over Melanie Bonnett (handicap of 52) 21-18, 2-21, 21-17. Writtle Excalibur A are safely through to the next round of the draw. They beat Danbury E 5-2. The match between Norman Hayes (handicap of 54) and Louis Brown (handicap of 62) could hardly have been closer. Brown shaded it 19-21, 21-17, 25-23 to level the scores at 2-2. This proved to be  vital as Writtle went on to win the next three games as well. Danbury B (Dave Goody, Ken Sheard and Eric Green) are also through to the next round. Eric Green (playing off 72) and Ken Sheard (playing off 62) were both undefeated in their 5-1 victory over Chelmsford B. Green opened the proceedings with a  21-14, 19-21, 21-19 success against Mark Allaway (handicap of 62) and they never looked back after that. The other results were more clear-cut. Chelmsford C (Jarek Pietraszuk, Dave
Parker and Mohammad Mohseni) were 6-0 winners over Chelmsford E and Writtle Excalibur B (Steve Siggs, Dave Moles and Alan Offord) ran out 9-0 winners against CLICK side - Chelmsford A.  

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Press Report - Issued 23 October 2016

Mateusz Zagajewski - another player to look out for

Newcomer Mateusz Zagajewski looks to be an exceptional acquisition for newly promoted Chelmsford A and he was hugely instrumental as they beat Maldon A 7-3 in the first division of the Chelmsford & District Table Tennis League. In Zagajewski’s trio of wins was a fine 11-9, 8-11, 11-8, 11-3 victory over former M&G Investments Chelmsford Mens Singles Champion Alex Abbott. Ryan Gooday - who is looking increasingly comfortable at this level  also impressed and he beat Hamish Innes 11-5, 11-7, 9-11, 11-4.

Rawreth B climbed into third place in division two by beating Chelmsford B 8-2. Gus Heath and Kim Shead both scored hat-tricks whilst Paul Churn won twice. Shead (eight wins out of eight) remains unbeaten to date. Chelmsford B were 7-3 winners over Liberal B who were a player short. Julie Johnson was on top form as she downed the challenges of Robin Armstrong (11-9, 11-9, 11-8) and Adrian Pitt (11-8, 5-11, 3-11, 11-8, 11-8). OCs B (Robbie Burton, Stephen Northcott and Ashley Skeggs) all won twice as they beat the leaders Hatfield Peverel A 7-3, but they all missed out against Gary Ward, who produced his best display of the Season. The surprising statistic here is that Hatfield Peverel A top the table with a relatively low points total of 31 points out of a possible 60 - proof of just how evenly matched this division is. Galleywood A won again, and James Hicks had another great match. They shaded the match 6-4 against Danbury D and he defeated Steve Whiteley, the best of the Danbury players : 11-8, 14-12, 9-11, 8-11, 11-7. Bryn Thomas won twice for Galleywood and this included a well executed 11-8, 11-9, 9-11, 17-15 success against Steve Buer. In another
close match Danbury C defeated Writtle Excalibur A 6-4. Peter Mynard was their match-winner with three singles wins. Lee McHugh proved a “tough nut to crack” and Mynard eventually pulled clear in the fifth end to triumph 11-9, 8-11, 11-8, 9-11, 11-7.  

Chelmsford C scored their third win of the Season in division three by beating OCs E 8-2. Victor Chan led the way with a hat-trick defeating Charles Yeung (7-11, 11-7, 11-7, 11-8), Vince Gurney (11-8, 11-7, 11-9) and Nat Ravlic (11-8, 12-10, 12-10). It was honours shared between OCs D and leaders Hatfield Peverel B. Dave Fiddeman was unbeaten for Hatfield Peverel whilst Tom Barker showed up very well for the Old Chelmsfordians side by beating Neil Freeman after trailing 2-0. Barker eventually took control in the fourth end to win 10-12, 10-12, 16-14, 11-7, 11-5.  This was Freeman’s first defeat of the campaign. Danbury H did well to beat the higher placed Chelmsford D 6-4, David Gatherall (two wins), Ken Sheard (two wins) and Tim Pulham (one win) all played a part in this success although they all missed out against Jarek Pietraszuk. In the
closest game of the evening Pietraszuk fought back from 2-0 down to get the better of Ken Sheard 8-11, 7-11, 11-1, 11-6, 11-9. Danbury G, marshalled by a Dan Anderson hat-trick beat Maldon B 6-4. Sam Lowman sealed the Danbury victory by getting the better of Ev Lucas 10-12, 11-6, 8-11, 11-5, 11-8 in the last game of the evening.

There was a 7-3 win for Hatfield Peverel C in division four over Felsted RBL. No one player stayed undefeated and the Hatfield Peverel trio - Dave Carter, Trevor Collin and Colin Barham all won twice. Colin Barham ran out a five game winner against Ian Butler, the best of the Felsted players (11-9, 9-11, 12-14, 11-8, 11-6). Hatfield Peverel C also beat Chelmsford F 7-3. This time Bob Garson played instead of Dave Carter and he won his three singles. He looked good in beating Jason Clark (11-7, 11-5, 11-6), John Barrett (11-8, 14-12, 10-
12, 11-5) and Ian Austin (12-10, 11-6, 11-7). Danbury J also won 7-3. In another match where no single player dominated their side of Dave Goody, Richard Allen and Dave Powell all won two singles. The match between Dave Powell and Kevin Willis produced one of the least likely scorelines of the Season with Willis eventually winning in five ends (1-11, 4-11, 11-9, 13-11, 11-2). Quite a turnaround !.  Chelmsford B ran out 6-4 winners against OCs F. Richard Baxter led the way with three decisive wins, downing the challenges of Dave Newman (3-0), John Watts (3-0) and Farooq Ahmed |(3-1).

There has been a flurry of activity in division five. Second-placed Writtle Excalibur E fared best with a 8-2 win over their D side and a thumping 9-1 win over Highwood. Frank Neill won all six singles and he didn’t drop an end in the process. Ian Hockley who played against Highwood also stayed undefeated. The match between Writtle Excalibur D and newcomers Anglia Ruskin University was a much closer affair. It finished 5-5. Pewist Osman was undefeated for the University team defeating Melanie Bonnet (3-0), Keith Fitzjohn (3-2) and Keith
Pallett (3-0). OCs H top the table and Tanishq Kotwal and David Bishop were both undefeated in their 8-2 victory over Chelmsford G. Kotwal (14 wins out of 15) has made a great start to the Season. Lawrence Bartlett had a fierce battle against John Wickins and he eventually prevailed 13-11, 10-12, 13-11, 7-11, 11-9. The match between Hatfield Peverel D and Galleywood B was a 5-5 draw. Hatfield Peverel’s  Dan Patynski and Alastair Brown and Galleywood’s Mark Glenister and Kamil Lentas all won twice. Kamil Lentas beat Dan Patynski 3-11,
11-8, 11-8, 8-11, 13-11 in the closest game of the evening. Hatfield Peverel D also beat Chelmsford G 8-2. Keith Cullen won his three singles for the Hatfield Peverel side on this occasion. Chelmsford H (Connor Payne, Jackie Smith and Harry Matthews) all won twice in their 7-3 win over Anglia Ruskin University although all three Chelmsford players fell short against Pewist Osman. The match between Galleywood B and Highwood ended as a 5-5 draw. Roger Wilson won his three singles for the Galleywood side whilst Martin Goddard fought back
from 2-0 down to beat Arthur Clark 9-11, 12-14, 11-5, 11-5, 11-7. 
  
Chelmsford J (Jamie Penkman and Callum Day) were 5-0 winners over Buttsbury A (Harry Cox and James Green) in the CLICK League. Callum Day beat James Green 11-8, 11-9, 9-11, 11-9 in the closest game of the night. OCs also beat Buttsbury A 5-0. Adam Chalk and Fraser Heard were both on target for the Old Chelmsfordians team. Chelmsford J shaded the match 3-2 against Black Notley B. Oliver Cohen was undefeated for Black Notley. He survived two tough five-enders  beating Peter Davenport 11-9, 2-11, 7-11, 11-4, 11-5 and Jamie Penkman 13-11, 9-11, 6-11 11-7, 11-8.  


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Press Report issued on 16 October 2016

Everything to play for in Division Two

Division two of the Chelmsford & District Table Tennis League looks set to be very close this year and Danbury D have taken over the lead with a relatively low total of 30 points out of a possible 50. They drew this week against Writtle Excalibur A in one of those evenly contested matches where no single player stayed undefeated. Danbury’s Tim Cramphorn and Chris Buer and Writtle’s Matthew Brown and Richard Storey all won twice.  Richard Storey fought back strongly from 2-1 down to get the better of Tim Cramphorn 11-9, 2-11, 8-11, 11-6, 11-6. Danbury D had previously beaten Writtle Excalibur B 7-3. Steve Whiteley won his three singles.  Danbury C moved up to fourth by beating Writtle Excalibur B 7-3. Peter Hance was their match-winner with an excellent hat-trick of wins. Hatfield Peverel A also impressed this week and they moved
into second place - John Gagg in particular played very well as they defeated OCs C 7-3. Gagg scored  an excellent hat-trick of wins over Frank Hodge (3-2), Ashton Parker (3-1) and Peter Windley (3-1). Liberal B had the hard-hitting Andrew Huckson on top form as they beat Rawreth B 7-3. Huckson downed the challenges of Paul Brown (3-0), Paul Churn (3-1) and Mike Worship (3-0). Alistair Piper has made a strong start to the Season and he produced another excellent performance in Chelmsford B’s 4-6 defeat against OCs B. His hat-trick
included wins over Kevin Worthingon (3-2), Ashley Skeggs (3-2) and Trevor Carter (3-0). 

In division one a very strong-looking Maldon A side gave nothing away as they whitewashed Danbury B 10-0. Trevor Lloyd, John Poysden and Colin Stallwood all played their part in this success. Maldon A fielded a totally different line-up against Liberal A but they won again, 6-4. Alex Abbott was undefeated whilst Hamish Innes provided excellent support with wins over Steve Pennell and Simon Webber. Former M&G Investments Chelmsford Mens Singles Champion Alex Abbott hit top form in his clash with Paul Davison and he romped home 11-7, 11-7, 11-5. The match between the leaders Danbury A and Danbury B produced something of a
rarity - a two-a-side fixture. The A team (Ben Warner and Glenn Johnson) ran out 7-2 winners after the score had been amended.

The leaders Hatfield Peverel B made it five wins out of five in division three by beating Maldon C 7-3. Neil Freeman was again their main-stay and he won his three singles. Gareth Davies provided excellent support with two wins. Maldon C did better against OCs D and they took full advantage of OCs only having two
players. Steve Scholz was on top form as they won 8-2. He beat Tom Barker (11-6, 11-9, 11-9) and Dave Porter (11-7, 7-11, 11-8, 11-5).  Chelmsford C also ran out 8-2 winners. Victor Chan and Mark Allaway both scored hat-tricks as they saw off OCs D 8-2. The match between Chelmsford C and Chelmsford D ended in a 5-5 draw. Jarek Pietraszuk was unbeaten for the D team although he had to pull out all the stops to get the better of Victor Chan 8-11, 11-9, 17-15, 7-11, 13-11. Danbury G moved into second place by beating Danbury E 6-4. Dan Anderson was their match-winner and he completed his hat-trick by beating Tim Pulham 11-6, 10-12, 7-11, 11-4, 12-10 in a tense finale to the evening. The evergreen Gordon Gatherall won twice for the E team with wins over George Ashley and Cameron Gray. 

OCs F (John Watts, Farooq Ahmed and David Newman) were the week’s big winners in division four. Watts and Ahmed were both undefeated in their 9-1 win over Maldon D. Clive Forster won  Maldon’s “consolation” game - a 11-5, 11-4, 5-11, 11-4 success over David Newman. The other four matches all produced 6-4 scorelines. Danbury J (Brian Ellis, Dave Goody and Dave Powell) were the winners against Danbury L whilst Writtle Excalibur C (Dave Moles, Steve Siggs and Neil Thompson) came out on top against Danbury K. Dave Moles dominated proceedings with three singles wins. Felsted (Nick Butler, Matt Laws and Ashley Butler) emerged as the winners against Chelmsford F whilst a two-player  Chelmsford E (Richard Baxter and Richard Upson) came out on top against Maldon D. Upson defeated Mervyn Perriman 12-14, 11-13, 11-8, 11-8, 11-9 in the closest
game of the evening.

There was a maximum points win for OCs J in the CLICK League. Harry Rogers and Adam Chalk carried all before them as they beat BNCA B 5-0. Galley wood C (Aidan Noguchi and Lewis Wilson) were 4-1 winners over Buttsbury C. Zach Antoniou impressed for the losers by getting the better of Aidan Noguchi 11-6, 11-8, 8-11, 11-9 although he was well beaten by Lewis Wilson  11-5, 11-6, 11-6.       

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Press Report - Issued 9 October 2016

Hatfield Peverel B stun Danbury F in Division 3

Every now and then a result comes through that really takes your breath away. Hatfield Peverel B, the early leaders in division three of the Chelmsford & District Table Tennis League produced the week’s outstanding performance and arguably the most outstanding display of the Season so far when they defeated
third-placed Danbury F 10-0. Dave Fiddeman, Neil Freeman and Gareth Davies were all undefeated as the tried and tested Danbury trio of Dave Marsh, John Robinson and Herbie Smith drew a complete blank. Gareth Davies downed the challenge of John Robinson 11-9, 10-12, 11-5, 7-11, 14-12 in the night’s closest encounter. Hatfield Peverel Captain Neil Freeman commented “We can‘t believe the start we have made to the Season  - a great all-round team effort”. Maldon B scored their first win of the Season and they did well to beat Danbury
H 8-2. Tom Elder and Ev Lucas were both undefeated. Danbury G were also clear-cut winners and Dan Anderson and Sam Lowman were both undefeated as they beat OCs E 9-1. Anderson had to pull out all the stops to get the better of Nat Ravlic 11-4, 11-13, 11-4, 8-11, 15-13.

Galleywood A are the early pace-setters in division two and James Hicks was again on top form as they drew 5-5 with second-placed Hatfield Peverel A. Hicks downed the challenge of all three Hatfield Peverel players - Gary Ward, Peter Brownlow and John Gagg 3-0. Liberal B are also strong at this level with both Adrian Pitt and Andrew Huckson in their line-up and they both stayed undefeated in their 8-2 win over Danbury C. Without Pitt they weren‘t quite so potent and they lost 7-3 to Danbury D. Steve Buer was the top player in this match,
notching up an impressive hat-trick of successes against Robin Armstrong (3-0), Andrew Huckson (3-1) and Paul Lombardi (3-0).

Last year’s Champions - Danbury A have taken little time to establish themselves at the head of the division one table and and they were able to include a reserve - Neil Want in their line-up as they beat OCs A 9-1. Left-
handers Gary Young and Matt Spero both won  their three singles for the defending Champions whilst Daniel Berry was on target for the Old Chelmsfordians side. He beat Neil Want 12-10, 11-7, 11-8.

Hatfield Peverel C were impressive 10-0 winners over Danbury K in division four. The scoreline may have flattered them slightly as they won all four five-setters but Trevor Collin, Dave Carter and Bob Garson nevertheless carried all before them. Carter beat Scott Perry 11-6, 9-11, 11-7, 8-11, 12-10 in the closest game of the evening.  Danbury J have jumped into second place, courtesy of their 8-2 win over OCs F. Brian Ellis (three wins), Dave Goody (two wins) and Richard Allan (two wins) all played a part in their success. Writtle
Excalibur C came out on top 6-4 after a close match against Danbury L. Steve Siggs was the Writtle Excalibur match-winner on this occasion.

Galleywood B have jumped into second place in division five and with both Mark Glenister and Kamil Lentas in their line-up they beat OCs G 8-2. Nathan Blore chipped in with a 11-9, 8-11, 11-4, 9-11, 11-9 win over Mike Morecroft.  Galleywood had to face OCs H without Glenister and the Old Boys side took full advantage, winning 7-3. Tanish Kotwal won his three singles to give the Old Chelmsfordian side the edge and Lawrence Bartlett picked up two wins. Kotwal downed the challenge of Kamil Lentas 11-9, 11-8, 1-11, 11-9 in the night’s top encounter. Writtle Excalbur E (Brian Steward, Colin Griffiths and David Meah) all won twice in their 7-3 victory over Hatfield Peverel D although they all missed out to Dan Patynski. Writtle Excalibur D were 6-4 winners over Chelmsford H. Melanie Bonnett won her three singles and she completed her hat-trick with a 11-9, 11-6, 7-11, 11-8 victory over Connor  Payne. Highwood (Martin Goddard, Tim Smith and Russell Downton)  ran out narrow 6-4 winners over newcomers Anglia Ruskin University. However all three Highwood players lost out to an impressive Pewist Osman.

OCs J (Adam Chalk and Harry Rogers) gave nothing away in the CLICK League where they beat Buttsbury B (Chris Stephens and Harry Hutt) 5-0. 

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Press Report - Issued 2 October 2016     

Eric Green on top form for Danbury B

Ace defender Eric Green produced the most notable performance of the week in the first division of the Chelmsford & District Table Tennis League although his superb trio of wins wasn’t enough to enable Danbury B to beat Liberal A. It was Liberal who shaded the match 6-4. Green defeated Peter Hayden (3-2), Simon
Webber (3-1) and Adam Buxton (3-0). Steve Whiteley also showed up well and he beat Peter Hayden 5-11, 12-10, 7-11, 12-10, 11-9. Rawreth A made a strong start to their campaign. Essex President Stuart Gibbs and Justin Jeffrey were both undefeated as they beat Chelmsford A 8-2. Jeffrey just got the better of another newcomer to the League - Wal Bada (13-11, 9-11, 11-5, 4-11, 11-9).  The match between last year’s two top teams turned out to be a pale imitation of last year’s epic battles.  Bocking could only field two players as David Cole was unfortunately hit by the Monday train problems and didn’t turn up, and Danbury ran out 7-3 winners. Minda Sinkus was undefeated for Danbury whilst the fast-improving Sam Hume excelled for Bocking. He beat Essex County player Matt Spero no less 11-6, 11-4, 8-11, 11-9. Minda Sinkus was at his best and he
defeated Sam Hume 10-12, 11-9, 11-9, 11-8.

Rawreth B have made a good start in division two. Kim Shead won’t lose many at this level and he and Gus Heath were both undefeated as they saw off OCs C 8-2. Shead completed his hat-trick by downing the challenge of Daniel Berry 7-11, 11-5, 8-11, 11-6, 11-7. James Hicks was the outstanding performer in   the match between Galleywood A and OCs B. But it wasn’t enough to stop his side losing 6-4. Nevertheless Hicks scored a fine trio of wins beating Kevin Worthington  (3-0), Ashley Skeggs (3-2) and Trevor Carter (3-1). Team work enabled Writtle Excalibur B to defeat Hatfield Peverel A 6-4. Matthew Brown, Ryan Pitt and Richard Storey all won twice. The match between John Parodi and Ryan Pitt was an epic - with Pitt fighting back from 2-0 down to win 8-11, 9-11, 17-15, 11-8,11-9.  Danbury C did well to beat Chelmsford B 7-3. In a close match in which five games were decided in the fifth end Peter Mynard and Sam Lowman were both undefeated for Danbury. Sam Lowman prevailed against Julie Johnson - just - 11-5, 10-12, 7-11, 11-9, 12-10.

Danbury F were the week’s big winners in division three. Herbie Smith and Tony Forster both bagged “maximums” as they beat OCs D 8-2. Smith did well to beat Dave Porter 5-11, 11-9, 11-7, 6-11, 11-7. Paul Nicol excelled for Chelmsford C who beat Danbury G 6-4. He beat Dan Anderson 8-11, 10-12, 11-9, 11-4, 11-8 in
his opening encounter and won two more hard fought battles, seeing off George Ashley (9-11, 11-9, 11-5, 11-9) and Cameron Gray (13-11, 11-8, 11-9). Chelmsford D were narrow 6-4 winners over Maldon C in a match where Shirley Carroll produced her best form for many a year. She played quite superbly to beat Jarek Pietraszuk (11-6, 11-9, 11-9), and then Keith Martin (6-11, 11-9, 3-11, 11-6, 11-5) and she rounded off an excellent evening by beating Mohamed Mohseni (11-5, 11-4, 5-11, 10-12, 11-7).

Hatfield Peverel C (13 points from two matches) are the early leaders in division four. Bob Garson, Trevor Collin and Dave Carter won all nine singles in their 9-1 win over Danbury L. Danbury K were also 9-1 winners against Chelmsford F. Richard Allen and Dave Hancox both won their three singles on this occasion. The match between Chelmsford E and Danbury J was an altogether closer affair. No single player stayed undefeated as Chelmsford‘s Richard Upson and Karl Baldwin and Danbury’s Dave Goody and Dave Powell all won twice. It fittingly finished all square. In another match where no single player dominated OCs F emerged as 6-4 winners against Writtle Excalibur C. John Watts, Farooq Ahmed and  Dave Bishop all won twice for the Old Chelmsfordians side and rather uniquely they all lost to a different Excalibur player. Alan Offord had
to pull out all the stops to get the better of John Watts 8-11, 12-10, 12-10, 17-15.

Galleywood B are going to be hard to beat in division five. Mark Glenister and Kamil Lentas were both unbeaten as they defeated OCs G 8-2. Nathan  Blore was involved in two nail-biting five enders. He beat Mike Morecroft 11-9, 8-11, 11-4, 9-11, 11-9 but he missed out against Steve Pratt 11-5, 7-11, 8-11, 11-7, 9-11. Highwood, experienced hands as this level recorded their first win of the Season. They beat Writtle Excalibur D 7-3 after Tim Smith and Martin Goddard had both picked up “maximums“. Goddard fought back from 2-0 down to get the better of Melanie Bonnett 9-11, 8-11, 11-9, 11-8, 11-8. Highwood also missed out 7-3 to Chelmsford H. Although Martin Goddard continued his excellent form with a hat-trick Harry Matthews, Connor Payne and Jacqui Smith all won twice to leave the Chelmsford team in charge.  Goddard had to work hard for his hat-trick. He beat Connor Payne (9-11, 11-5, 11-8, 9-11, 11-7) and then Jacqui Smith (14-12, 11-8, 11-9) and finally Harry Matthews (10-12, 11-9, 11-5, 11-5). The match between OCs H and Writtle E finished all square. Tanish Kotwal was unbeaten for the Old Chelmsfordians side and he completed his hat-trick with a
well executed 11-7, 11-9, 12-10 victory over Ian Hockley. Hatfield Peverel D were another side to rely on good team-work to beat their opponents.  Peter Mortensen, Keith Cullen and Andy Simmonds all won twice as they saw off newcomers Anglia Ruskin University 7-3. Pewist Osman was unbeaten for the University side.

Galleywood C (Lewis Wilson and Rio Teplizki) impressed in the CLICK League. They gave nothing away as they beat BNCA A 5-0. Chelmsford C (Jason Yeh and Toby Kelly) were narrow 3-2 winners against Chelmsford J. Jamie Penkman beat Jason Yeh 6-11, 5-11, 12-10, 11-5, 11-6 in the closest game of the evening. 

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

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