LEAGUE UPDATE 18TH DECEMBER
The clash between the top two teams in the Premier Division saw Cramlington Casuals emphatically defeat NESLC Eagles to open up an eleven point lead. Ryan Richardson and Andrew Wilkinson were both unbeaten and Barry Richardson won two in an 8 - 2 triumph for the Casuals. The Eagles pairing of Jim Stamas and Richard Wilson beat Ryan Richardson and Wilkinson in the doubles and Steve Penman claimed the only singles set for the losing side. It is now very close for second spot with only three points covering the Eagles, Cramlington Tigers and Saint Chads.
Cramlinton Cobras and YMCA North Tyneside B are locked together at the top of the second division after the Cobras came away from Birtley with a 7 - 3 win under their belts and the YMCA could only beat Newton B 6 - 4. Birtley are in third place and Mortimer fourth, ten points behind the leading two. However at the time of writing the result of Mortimer's match with Saints is not to hand.
In the third division Old England FATTS now head the division following a 7 - 3 victory away to NESLC Codgers, Ben D'Arcy winning all of his sets. Cramlington Spartans and Swits occupy the second and third places.
Author: Dale Aitkenhead via Northumbria Table Tennis League