League Update 8th April

NESLC Eagles team of  Jim Stamas, Richard Wilson and Rob Reed swept aside bottom club Riding Mill A to  keep them in the hunt to stop Cramlington TTC from taking the two top spots in  the Premier Division of the Northumbria League. The Casuals are virtually  assured of the title and the Reivers defeated Springwell 7 – 3 in their final  match thanks mainly to a hat trick by Geoff Salter leaving them 15 points ahead  of the Eagles but the latter have two matches still to  play.

In  division two Mortimer’s hopes of promotion  received a blow when they were held to a draw at home by Old England Jacks. Dave  Cutler won all three of his matches with Dave Bannon and Dick Karczewski getting  one each but Lynne Herrington and Alan Atkinson got two each and also combined  to take the doubles for the visitors.

Unbeaten performances  by Karen Henry and Barry Hill against Riding Mill B kept North Fire B in the  picture but they must now rely on Seaburn Dene slipping up in their last two  games.

Division  three Springwell B made sure of the  title with an 8 – 2 away success against YMCA N.Tyneside B as Caron Guthrie and  Mike Hope won all of the sets and Ouston A team of Mike Lyons, Jamie Dent and  Mark Rodgers took advantage of the YM’s defeat by winning away to bottom club  Saints but they were made to fight all the way before recording a 6 – 4 victory  and are now favourites to accompany Springwell into division  one.

Matfen B now only need  one point from their derby match with Whitley Chapel to win the third  division.

With the Winter season  drawing to a close entries are now being accepted for the Summer League and any  interested clubs should contact Aubrey Drapkin (Tel: 0191 2514983)

Aubrey  Drapkin

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