Press Report Week 21 10th February 2014

Southend & District Table Tennis League

Winter League 2013-14 Season

Week 21 - Commencing 10th February 2014

Premier Division

A hat trick from John Monk and 2 wins each for John Poysden and Richard Stubbington secured the points for title chasing Thorpe Bay A against Hullbridge A. Gary Young picked up the consolation points for Hullbridge with 2 close wins. Elsewhere Ollie Podd was very unlucky to be on the wrong side of three five setters in Warehouse A’s 8-1 defeat to Rawreth B, Keith Phillips and Bruce Kettle unbeaten  for the away side. There was also a 5-4 win for two man Rayleigh Mill side over Hadleigh Forum, Duncan Taylor with a maximum backed up by Russell Mills who won two.

Duncan Taylor, Divisional Results Secretary, Premier Division

Division 1

Hadleigh Forum B had a great 7-2 win over promotion chasing Canvey A this week. Mick Tappendon was in fine form winning his three on the night back by braces by Tony Jacks and David Woolmer. Canvey's best player on the night was Ray Wilson who won one game, but lost his other two in 5 sets. A Steve Appleby hat trick helped Lentern B to a 5-4 win over Hadleigh Forum C. John Lott banked two wins on the night, but missed out on a hat trick having gone 2-0 up against Tony Mace, he then lost the next three games in duece to lose in 5 sets. A Roy Thomas and Brian Rackham hat trick helped Customs A to a 6-3 win over Lentern D.  A great 5-4 win for the Warehouse B away at RESSC who have been top of the Div 1 for so long. Chris Nunn lost (only for the 2nd time all season) to Jim Stait who won 2 on the night, backed by a brace from his son Sam Langton and a game won from Tony Wright. 

Andy Seabrook, Divisional Results Secretary, 1st Division

Division 2

Despite having only two players, Basildon Hospital turned in a fine performance to overcome RESSC 5 - 4. Sid Hill won all three including an excellent win over the visitor’s Ron Coutts. Clive Beauchamp won two.

Castle Point B edged a 5 – 4 win away to Runnymede B. Despite a maximum from Dmitry Kisil, Two each from Dave Humphreys and Paul Thompson, with one from Tony Ayliffe gave the away tem victory.

The rapidly improving Zoe Davies was unbeaten as Hullbridge F overcame Hullbridge E 6 – 3. Sam Fullick scored two and Emily Smith one for the winners, whilst Tony Molisso won two and Bill Hoy one for the visitors.

Castle Point’s John Beddow was again unbeaten, but couldn’t stop his side losing 6 – 3 at home to Warehouse C. Two each from Gordon Child, Graham Back and Peter Maslanka saw Warehouse to victory.

Both Hockley teams recorded away victories. First Hockley B overcame two-man Rawreth D. 5 – 4, thanks to a maximum from Tony Vassallo. Andy Nunn and Colin Barham gained two each for Rawreth.

Then, the C team had a 7 – 2 win at Hullbridge D. Father and son pairing of Dennis and Liam Squirrall both won all three, whilst Sue Reece and Bob Shingleton-Smith shared the home team’s points.

Invicta A shaved the points 5 – 4 on their visit to Canvey C. Neil Daines and Richard Verrinder won two each and Michael Piper one. Peter Cray scored two for the Islanders, and Geoff Banthorpe and Gordon Johnstone one each.

David Barnes, Divisional Results Secretary, 2nd Division

Division 3

Wakering took full advantage of a two-man Customs B team to record a 9-0 win and stretch their lead at the top of the Division. Unbeaten on the night for Wakering were Dave Accleton, Cliff Noakes and Nigel Cook. Invicta B were also 9-0 winners over Rawreth E and the Nunn family this time with Mike and Matt Keeble and John Golding recording maximums. Canvey D had a good 7-2 win over Rawreth B with Ray Baker getting his hattrick and ably supported by Archie Blackburn and Ryan Williams with two apiece. Ethan Selvester put up some resistance for the Juniors winning the two games. Final result for this week was a 6-3 win for Warehouse D over Hockley D, Dave Walton scoring 3 for the Warehouse team, with Ro Brett contributing two. Matt Stringer scored two hard-earned points for the Hockley team in their reply.

Barrie Delf, Divisional Results Secretary, 3rd Division

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