League update 16th December
Chun Yin Yu , the Chinese student, was in great form when selected for Northumberland in the County Championships Division 2. He was unbeaten throughout as the team of himself. Andrew Wilkinson, Jim Stamas, Christine Burke and Lynsey Storey beat Cambridge II, Leicester II, and Staffs but lost out to Norfolk and Bedford.
The veterans team of Eddie Smith, Dave Robson, Stamas and Karen Henry did well to beat Lincs and Gloucester in a very strong Veterans first division but were beaten by Lancashire.
Chun kept up his fine form when he won all of his sets, including a victory over Andrew Wilkinson, for the Chinese Association as they gave leaders Cramlington Casuals a close match in the First Division of the Northumbria League before losing 4 – 6.
The Springwell derby match between the A and B teams ended up all square with Graeme Barella unbeaten for the A team.
It is tight at the top of Division One at the half way stage of the season with only one point separating the top three teams. North Fire drew level with Riding Mill A by beating them 6 – 4 although they could not beat Mark O’Connor. Cramlington Tigers are still unbeaten and are only a single point behind after hat tricks by Lee Eadington and young Peter Smallcombe helped them to a 7 – 3 success over Matfen.
Sacriston Aces have won every match in Division Two and are a massive fifteen points clear at the top of the table. Ian McAllister won all of his sets in their latest victory, 7 – 3 over YMCA N.Tyneside.
Jeff McKenna and Tom Foyle starred for Division Three leaders Ouston B as they easily defeated YMCA B team to stay at the top of Division Three and their B team still head Division Four from Newton B who beat Cramlington Falcons 8 – 2.
Author: Dale Aitkenhead via Northumbria Table Tennis League