I am unfortunately just passing on the sad news that Chris Walton died last night after a battle this year with cancer.Chris played for many years in the Northumberland League for Oxhill YC and latterly Newton.I just thought I would share this with the table tennis community
The Mount A team of Graeme Barella, Phil Prady and Dave Pringle also made a great start by defeating Cramlington Stingers by the same score and an unbeaten performance by Tony Gelder saw their B side win 7 – 3 when they entertained Cramlington Casuals.
The Mount C team also made a winning start with a 6 - 4 victory over Cramlington Stingers, Tony Gelder being undefeated while Saint Chads defeated Old England Jacks 8 - 2.
Prior to the start of the new season in the Northumbria League several of the local players took part in the Northern Veterans tournament which was staged in Newcastle this year.
He also reached the semi finals of the Over 40s Mixed doubles with Emma Rose of Hertfordshire.
The winter season of the Northumbria League gets under way next week when fifty teams will start in five divisions.
Cramlington have also lost Steve Penman but they will still have fifteen sides spread throughout the various divisions.
as have Matfen.
Matfen Senators, who finished as runners up in the second division, were beaten for the first time in their final match away to Tyneside TTC. Despite a hat trick from Alex Holliday they went down 6 - 4 . Mark Kimberley and Steve Dickinson each had a couple of wins for the victors.
The Northumbria League is now using player match card entry.
To enter a result the basic steps are
3) Complete the match card (Enter players then games) and click submit
Cards that are straightforward go instantly live on confirmation from the away team.