SDTTL Summer League 2014
Week 4 Report
The Lentern machine continued their expected march to the Division 1 title of the Southend Summer league with another emphatic 8-1 victory, this time over Warehouse “A”, the one that got away, a victory for Martin West over Steve Woodley. Django Fung and Norbert Fullerton were untroubled for Lentern. There was a close game between the Sandpaper boys and Hullbridge “A”, which was won by Hullbridge, although they could not get the better of the sand paper maestro, Fred Dove in his singles. Les Taylor had a good win over the “rising star” Sid Dorn in this game. Another close game featured the Warehouse and Kingswood “A” teams in a game where Gus Heath and Martin West won both of their singles, but lost a doubles. Martin partnered with Bertie Makolli lost to Gus and Paul Churn but Bertie got his revenge when partnered with Tarun Goel beat Gus and Colin Barham.
A mid table game in Division 2 resulted in a good 6-3 win for Warehouse “B” over Hockley “A”, thanks in the main to an unbeaten performance from Phil Puckey, who seems to be a useful acquisition for them. But Hockley still remain 2 points ahead of them in the table. Leaders Bluehouse beat bottom team Invicta “A” 9-0, although two of the games were only decided in the 5th set.
Hockley “B” remain bottom of Division 3 after losing 3-6 to Hullbridge “D” in a game where no remained unbeaten, although both teams had players who were unbeaten in their singles but lost a doubles, these were Matthew Nariel (Hockley) and Bill Hoy (Hullbridge)
Richard Riebold’s Castle Point “C” can now be described as the strongest team in the whole of the summer league, as after their 8-1 defeat to Division 4 leaders Basildon Hospital, they are now holding up every other team !!. To be fair several games went to a fifth end and their one point came from a John Beddow win over Sid Hills. The Hospital side also had an emphatic 9-0 win over Canvey “C” and now have a healthy 12 point advantage over the 2nd placed team; they clearly appear to be in the wrong Division. Stuart Curham was unbeaten in leading Canvey “C” to a good 6-3 victory over 2nd placed Invicta “B”, Warehouse “C” had a good 7-2 victory over Customs, thanks to an unbeaten performance from Steve Bottom and Reece Harris-Griffiths led his Hullbridge “F” side to a 6-3 win at Hockley “C”.
Chris Jacob, SDTTL Summer League Secretary