League update 18th July
The three top teams in contention for the summer league title all recorded big wins this week. Cramlington Stingers winning 10-0 against Riding mill, Kimblesworth Rockets winning 10-0 against The North East Chinese Association and St Chads winning 8-2 against Byker A. The Stingers have a big week ahead with a re arranged match vs. The rockets on Tuesday and a scheduled fixture against St Chads the day after which could be the defining week of their season.
Division 2 leaders Cramlington Casuals took on second placed Old England and the result was a draw with adam Webster being man of the match winning all 3 of his sets and supported by Alex Hinchcliffe with 1 and also winning the doubles with Hinchcliffe. Old England winning 5 with 2 for Jake Helm and Barry Hill and 1 for Alan Atkinson. Other results from this division being a draw for Backspin a vs Ouston A and Sacriston Aces winning 6-4 against Matfen A.
Runaway leaders of division 5 Cramlington Jaguars won 8-2 away at Brandon Devils ith Joe Swinburn winning 3 supported by Steve Round with 3 and Ray Hately 1. Swinburn and Round winning the doubles too. Second placed NESLC so away at Brandon managed to win 6-4 in a closely contested matcjh which saw Pat Thomas taking 3 along with Terry Duff 2 and the doubles.
In Division 3 Leaders Brandon anacondas had a bye this week and that gave Byker b in second place the opportunity to make up some ground which they duly did in winning 6-4 vs Cramlngton cobras. This puts them in second place by 2 points with a game in hand on Brandon which leaves the division finley poised with 4 matches left to play
Author: Dale Aitkenhead via Northumbria Table Tennis League