Press Report Week 20 February 2014

Southend & District Table Tennis League

Winter League 2013-14 Season

Week 20 - Commencing 3rd February 2014

Premier Division

The closest game of the week saw a hard fought match between Hadleigh Forum and Warehouse A with Forum edging the last 3 five setters to get the win 5-4. No shocks elsewhere with the top two sides Rawreth A and Thorpe Bay A both winning 9-0 against Lentern A and Rawreth C respectively. A Castle Point A side of Steve Tilson, Chris Jacob and Barry Delf were in fine form as they recorded a whitewash of their own against Hullbridge B.
Duncan Taylor, Divisional Results Secretary, Premier Division

Division 1

"Rawreth RESSC continued there push towards promotion with a 6-3 victory over Hadleigh Forum C, but the player of the night was Russ Bright who won all his three for Hadleigh against the team currently in pole position in the league. The game of the night was the match between Russ and Chris Nunn which Russ won 15-13 in the fifth. Hullbridge C closed the gap on the leaders slightly with an 8-1 win over fellow prmotion hopefuls Canvey A. Good hat tricks for Peter Saunders and Bill Smith plus a couple for Andy Seaman who lost to Canvey's sole point winner Ray Wilson respectively. A Roy Thomas hat trick helped Customs A to a 6-3 win over Lentern B, with Brian Rackham winning two but losing to Lentern's two game winner Steve Appleby. Mick Tappendon and Tony Jacks were in great form for Hadleigh Forum B as they beat Lentern E 8-1. Mick and Tony both won their three and were backed up by Anthon Ranjit-Singh with two.

Andy Seabrook, Divisional Results Secretary, 1st Division

Division 2

Some high scoring results this week in Division 2.

Hosts Hockley B overcame visiting Hullbridge D 8 – 1 thanks to hat tricks from Paul Strutt and Tony Vassallo. Paul Ogden won Hullbridge’s only game with a fine victory over Alan Tideswell, inflicting on Alan his first defeat of the season.

Canvey C also had the same 8 – 1 score when they visited Hullbridge E. This time there were maximums from Peter Cray and Lee Mcgonagle, and it was David Booroff who’s one win saved the home team’s blushes.

Invicta A had a similar 8 – 1 win at home to Runnymede B. Michael Piper and David Barnes were unbeaten. Runnymede’s Dmitry Kisil avoided the whitewash, overcoming Invicta’s Neil Daines 13 – 11 in the fifth set.

Warehouse C went one better than all the aforementioned winners, claiming all the points in recording a 9 – 0 result at home to Rawreth D. However, their visitors turned up with only one player. Rawreth’s young Adam Hill is therefore to be praised for carrying on despite a lack of support.

A hat trick from Hockley C’s Keith Abbott led them to victory over Hullbridge F. Liam Squirrall and Ashley Seymour chipped in with two each for a 7 – 2 home win. Zoe Davies and Emily Smith each had one win for the visitors.

Both Castle Point teams bucked the trend with close 5 – 4 results. First the C team paid a visit to two-man RESSC and narrowly won. Despite the home team’s Lou Hopkins and Sarah Mapes both scoring two each, two each from Castle’s Dave Humphreys and Richard Riebold with one from debutant Lou Piatkowski were gave the win to the visitors. 

Next, their B team suffered a 5 – 4 reversal when entertaining Basildon Hospital. Martin Roberts and Tony Ayliffe managed two each for the home side. However Basildon also had two each from Clive Beauchamp and Kevin Smart., but a single win by Sid Hills was enough to split the two teams.

David Barnes, Divisional Results Secretary, 2nd Division

Division 3

Wakering still lead the Division wit ha 6-3 win over Canvey D, but the Island youngsters made sure they battled all the way for their points. Archie Blackburn managed to get two points and Ross Warner battled hard , with all his games going to 5 sets , and a particularly impressive win against Cliff Noakes. All the Wakering players contributed 2 sets to the win. Invicta B managed to close the gap to 8 points with a 7-2 win over Hockley F. Jon Knight put up some resistance winning the two for Hockley, notably getting the better of John Golding, who then provided Mike Keeble with the advice to gain his maximum for the night. Shelley Woolley also got two for the Invicta team. Warehouse D have slipped into 3rd with another 7-2 win against Hockley E, a maximum from Dave Walton and two apiece fro Phil Mardle and Steve Bottom. Matt Stringer scoring the two for the Hockley team. Finally, Hockley D scored a 7-2 win over Rawreth E and the Nunns. A hat trick from Stuart Adshead supported by two each from Dave Cross and Jim Nariel, with David Nunn providing the resistance with 2 for Rawreth.

Barrie Delf, Divisional Results Secretary, 3rd Division

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