Northumbria Table Tennis League Weekly Report – 16June 2019
An 8-2 win for St Chads over Matfen Senators saw them go to top spot in Division 1. Keith Weatherby and Barry Cuthbertson both won their three games and paired up to win the doubles. There was close game between Mount A and Cramlington Casuals which Mount edged with a 6-4 win, Dave Robson was player of the match winning his three games supported by Jamie Dent who won two. Iain Wood starred for the Cramlington team winning two games on his first appearance this season, Gareth Pearson and Steve Pearce won one game each. There was a good win for Brandon Air away to Prudhoe. Lee Tinkler was player of the match winning his three games with Stephen Pattinson winning two games and Duncan Fraser one game to secure a 7-3 win.
In a top of the table clash in Division 2 a strong North East Chinese Association team beat Mount B 6-4 which was Mount’s first defeat this season. Chun Yin Yu and Yao Li both won their three games for NECA. Rod Roberts, Bailey Pyeand Dan Dodds all won one game each with Pye and Doddscombining to take the doubles. There was close game between Backspin TTC A and Tyneside TTC A which ended in a 5-5 draw. Dave McAllister was player of the match winning his three games for Backspin. There was another close game between Durham Bombers and Old England which ended in a 6-4 win for the Bombers. Daniel Hutchinson, Kevin Richardson and Ian McPherson all won two games each to secure the win but player of the match went to Old England’s Lynne Herrington who won her three games.
In Division 3 Brandon Bullets lost the opportunity to move into top spot after they lost 7-3 to Cramlington Trojans. Phil Smith , Richard Williamson and Anthony Doyle all won two games each to secure the win for the Cramlington team but player of the match went to Brandon’s Paul Dale who won his three games. There was a straightforward 9-1 win for Mount C over Matfen Tribunes. The experienced Mount players John Rowell, Michael Bradley and William Edwards all won their three games. Pete Seago and Stefan Sobell combined to gain the consolation point for Matfen with a win in the doubles. For the second week in a row the young Cramlington Spartans player Oliver Ho was player of the match winning his three games despite ending up on the losing team. The Spartans went down to a 6-4 defeat to Tyneside B.
In Division 4 Cramlington Corinthians maintained their unbeaten start to the season with a 5-5 draw against Cramlington Ravens. Sree Kanakala and Sam Nair both won two games for the Corinthians and were supported by Adrian Barnes who won one game. Israel Shoedinde won two games for the Ravens and paired up with Jack Cairns to win the doubles as well; Cairns and Gavin Wilson both won one game each. Durham Comets played twice in the week and moved into second place. The first game was a 5-5 draw with OustonA where Ouston had taken a 4-1 lead before being pegged back by the Comets. Harry Veitch was player of the match for the Comets winning his three games with Oliver Wilkinson adding two games. In the second game the Comets had a straightforward 8-2 win over Cramlington Dynamos, this time Peter Whitfield was player of the match for the Comets winning his three games with Harry Veitch contributing two wins and Luke Dumighan two wins. Backspin TTC B overcame Tyneside TTC C in a 6-4 win. Debbie Irwin, Craig Henderson and Will McCallum for Backspin all won two games each but player of the match went to Tyneside’s Morgan Charles as he won his three games.
A comfortable 10-0 win for Cramlington Jaguars over the Cramlington Knights saw the Jaguars maintain top spot in Division 5. Backspin C keep the pressure on the Jaguars with an 8-2 win over Cramlington Knights which keeps them in second place. Robert Park was player of the match for Backspin winning his three games, supported by Graham Burton and Bailey Neatby who both won two games each. Matfen Cohorts overcame Ouston B securing a 7-3 win, Richard Rayfield, Linda Pinkham and David Crompton all won two games each to secure the win for Matfen but player of the match went to Ouston’s Ian Cumpson who won histhree games. The all Cramlington match between Cramlington Dragons and Cramlington Magpies ended with an 8-2 win for the Dragons whose Stephen Baxter was player of the match.