Week 2 Report from Barrie Delf & Chris Jacob

This week we do not appear to have as many results in but Rawreth A lead Division 1 of the Southend and District Summer Table Tennis League after their 7-2 victory over Kingswood A. The 2 to get away were a doubles victory for Gus Heath and Paul Churn over Reece Seddon and Sid Dorn and a close 14-12 in the fifth game for Gus over Sid. Adam Brewer was unbeaten for Rawreth. There was a great game between Hadleigh Forum and the Sandpaper Boys, in a game where no one remained unbeaten, although Neil Barker did well to beat sandpaper specialists Fred Dove and Glen Johnson in his singles games. The game was decided in the final match with an 11-8 victory in the 5th set for Fred Dove and Keith Phillips over John Tendler and Dave Woolmer.

Runnymede lead the way in Division 2 with a 9-0 victory over the youngsters from Hullbridge C, although both Sam Fullick and Kieron Stanley were unlucky to lose there games 11-9 in the fifth set to Phil Digby and Mac Neiffe respectively. Another 9-0 victory this time for the experienced RESSC team of Mike Worship, Sarah Mapes and Paul Ogden, although their opponents Rawreth B could only field 2 players, which does give 4 games away. There was a close 5-4 victory for Canvey A over Kingswood B where no one remained unbeaten and everyone won at least one game. Hockley A had a 9-0 victory over Invicta A with the youngsters Matt Stringer and Matt Nariel combing with their player coach Tim Pang.
Basildon Hospital continue to set the pace in Division 3 with an 8-1 victory over Canvey B with unbeaten performances from Clive Beauchamp and Mike Smith. Alec Taylor gained Canvey's sole point with a 3 set victory over Gill Smith. The youngsters of Hullbridge E had a good 7-2 victory at the Warehouse Centre over the Warehouse D tema. The 2 to get away were victories for Ro Brett over James Goddard and Simon Lister over Dan Zeffie. Adam Jackman remained unbeaten during the evening.
In Division 4 Invicta B included there new signing Marc Steel (who according to the match comments is a prodigy of the Andrew Halling school of coaching !!). and he certainly showed no mercy to his Warehouse opponents with emphatic 3-0 victories in a match won comfortably for his team 9-0.
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