League Update 27th May
Springwell continued their good start in the Northumbria Summer League  first division when a hat-trick by Dave Pringle helped them to a 7 – 3 win away  to Riding Mill. Alex Smith got two sets, Alan Livingstone one and Smith and  Pringle won the doubles. Cramlington Stingers had Iain Wood in form with an  unbeaten performance as they recorded their second successive victory by winning  the derby match with the Casuals 7 – 3.
Sacriston Bombers young players, Max Duffin and Peter Smallcombe were again  unbeaten when they took on  Birtley in division two and with senior player  Nigel Coe winning one they ran out 8 – 2 victors. Alex Holliday, Dave Swan and  John Henderson were too good for Cramlington Cobras, winning 9 – 1, only  Henderson losing out to Alastair Johnson.
In a closely fought match between Byker B and Whitley Chapel in division  three  a hat-trick by Byker’s  Dave Craddock made all the difference  and gave his side a 6 – 4 success. Lanchester A team of Dave McAllister, Andy  Firth and Thaaquib Saleem won their second match  by defeating Matfen B 10 – 0.
Peter Whitfield was again in top form for Sacriston Chargers in division  four with three sets to his name and was backed up by Dennis Jennings(2) and one  from Barry Dingwall.  Dingwall and Jennings won the doubles as they beat  Brandon B 7 – 3.
A lot of young players are playing in the fifth division where Cramlington  Magpies have got off to a good start. Andrew Matfin and Will Capps both won all  of their sets as they beat the Knights 7 –3. Newcomers Matthew Mastaglio, Thomas  Clark and Callum French of Cramlington Lions visited Sacriston Desperadoes who  also had new players in their side and came away with an 8 – 2 win.
Aubrey Drapkin
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