Northumbria Table Tennis League Weekly Report – 27October 2019
In the Premier Division top of the table St Chads had a 9-1 win over Matfen Senators thanks to Chris Blake and Dave Bissett who both won three games and Paul Baines who won two games. The consolation point for Matfen came from an Alex Holliday win over Paul Baines in a close game which went to the fifth end. The NECA A team of Martin Schapira, Lee Tinkler and David Byers proved too strong for their Old England Jacks opponents as the won the game 10-0.
In Division 1 there was a 7-3 win for Cramlington Tigers over Ouston A. Jimmy Scope was again player of the match wining three games with Lynsey Storey winning two and Pete Wilkinson one game. Mitford came out on to in a close game with Newton A with a 6-4 win. Newton had gone into a 4-3 lead thanks to two wins from John Russell and one win from David Lucas, but the Mitford team won the last three singles games to secure the win. The last game between Michael Bull and John Russell went to the fifth end and with Bull winning the game he secured the win for his team and player of the match. Newcastle University continued their unbeaten start to the season with a 7-3 win over bottom placed Brandon Anacondas. Jeremy Hamshaw was player of the match for the University team winning his three games. Prudhoe B had a straightforward 8-2 win over NECA B. Maurice Cheek and Jordan Dove both won their three games for Prudhoe with Ryan Campbell winning two games. Top of the table Tyneside TTC A had a 6-4 win over Matfen Centurions thanks to Mark Kimberley with three wins, Mark Patterson with two wins and Rob Lawson with one win.
In Division 2 Old England Crocks had a straightforward 9-1 win over bottom placed Ouston C. Alan Atkinson and Barry Matthews both won three games for Old England with Nigel Coe winning two games. The consolation point came from Harry Veitch who defeated Nigel Coe. In an all Cramlington game the Swifts team came out on top against the Trojans with a 8-2 win. The Swifts’ Richard Williamson was player of the match winning three games with Anthony Doyle and Phil Teah-Smith both winning two games each. The consolation wins for the Trojans came from Israel Shoedinde. In the game between Tyneside TTC B and Cramlington Spartans the Tyneside came out on top with a 6-4 win. The Cramlington team had taken a 4-3 lead but Tyneside won the last three singles games to secure the match. The game between Cramlington Reivers and Matfen Tribunes ended in a 5-5 draw. Bernie McArdle was player of the match for the Cramlington team with Michael Dunn and Joe Swinburn winning one game each. Ferg Kilsby and Pete Seago won two games each for Matfen.
In Division 3 there was a straightforward 10-0 win for MatfenCohorts over Tyneside TTC C as the Matfen team of Richard Rayfield, Mark Perrin and David Crompton proved too strong for their opponents. Second placed Mount F came out on top against third placed Cramlington Cobras with an 8-2 win. John Rowell was player of the match for Mount winning three games with Michael Bradley and William Edwards winning two games each. Steve Dawson was again in good form as he helped Saints to a 6-4 win over Ouston D as he won his three games with Ken Greatbatch adding two wins. Brandon Bravehearts continued with their good start to the season and remain in to spot after a 6-4 win over Newton B. Paul Dale was player of the match for Brandon wining three games with John Spencer adding two wins and Alan Perry one win
In Division 4 the top two teams had straightforward wins this week. To placed Cramlington Dragons overcame Cramlington Lions with a 7-3 win. Pauline Long was player of the match for the Dragons winning her three games and was supported by Adrian Barnes and Stephen Baxter who both won two games each. Cramlington Dynamos beat Cramlington Knights 8-2. The Dynamo’s Ojas Aggarwal was player of the match winning three games and was supported by Alan Roskilly and Rohan Rawat who both two games each.