League update 27th June
Kimblesworth Rockets have jumped to the top of the Northumbria Summer League’s standings this week after a 9-1 win against Mount TTC A. Veteran legend David Godbold and up-and-comer Max Duffin both won hat-tricks. Wraight managed to pull 1 back for Mount in a tight contest against Peter Smallcombe and was unlucky not to do better in the final end against Godbold. Unfortunately he was then out of his depth against Duffin as the defender found himself unable to compete with the youngster’s power and speed. Riding Mill travelled to St Chads only to find themselves at the wrong end of a 7-3 result. O’Connor did well to beat Baines and Cuthbertson but Keith Weatherby was too good and took Player of the Game.
Sacriston Aces could only field 2 players against Mount TTC B this week in Division 2 and new signing David Cutler took Player of the Game for the latter as they won 7-3. Matfen A’s Alex Holliday had an excellent match as he won a hat-trick against Backspin TTC A. Matfen won 6-4 overall with Backspin’s Mcallister and Dent winning 2 each.
Brandon Bees are still storming Division 4 and this week they swept all before them as they beat Cramlington Lions 10-0. Youngsters Hastings, Kanakala and Sowerby couldn’t compete with the Bees’ experience and prowess, Stephen Pattison taking Player of the Match for the Bees with fewest ends lost.
Experienced player Joseph Swinburn found himself helping out in Division 5 this week and proved that he’s probably a bit too good for it as he effortlessly strolled to his hat-trick despite a minor hiccup in his first end against Terry Duff. Duff and Thomas took 1 end each plus Duff and Linsley winning the doubles but the Cramlington Jaguars were too good overall, winning 7-3.
Author: Dale Aitkenhead via Northumbria Table Tennis League