League update 11th July
The AGM of the Northumbria League took place last week and after 8 years as Chairman Aubrey stepped down to allow a younger person to steer the association on the next part of its journey. Gareth Pearson who plays for the same club as Aubrey was unanimously voted in as the new chairman. Aubrey Drapkin was then voted in as the new President to take the vacant slot that had been left after the passing of Ray Lydall last year.
In the League this week only 2 of the top four teams were in action and St Chads breat The Mount 6-4 and had both of the Wetherby's in their side as usual for the home fixture. Both Keith and son Joshua were unbeaten and The mount players all won against Barry Cuthbertson plus the doubles for their four. A bottom of the table clash saw Riding Mill win 7-3 against Byker
The team looking likely to win division 2, Cramlington Casuals extended their lead by winning 7-3 in a rearranged match at home to Ouston A. Michael Boyce who is now working back in the area strengthening the Casuals and winning two along with Gareth Pearson and up and coming star Adam Webster getting 3. Dave Pringle from Ouston winning two and combining with Mark Rodgers to win the doubles. In their scheduled match the Casuals played Sacristion Aces who at the start of the season were tipped to win the division. Adam Webster this time supported by Alex Hinchcliffe and Paul Jamieson winning 8-2 against Duncan Fraser, Ian Mcallister and Jon Mawson leaving them second bottom of the division at the moment which is quite a surprise. Old England the second placed team won comfortably in their match against Matfen A 7-3 with Jake Helm winning all his sets, with Alan Atkinson getting 2 and new player Barry hill getting 1.
Leaders of Division 3 Brandon Anacondas getting 8 points against Matfen B in their home match this week with Jamie Lupton getting man of the match in winning all his games and Simon Knopf and tony Taylor getting 2 each as well as the doubles.
Author: Dale Aitkenhead via Northumbria Table Tennis League