Sdttl Weekly Reports - Week 27

Premier Division.  Week 27.  


The sad news this week is that Nigel Lamb has had to withdraw his Hullbridge B team due to injury and loss of players. This means that their results will be expunged from the Premier Division and they will drop to the bottom of the Division, below Lentern B. This has a major impact on the relegation fight and it now looks like Warehouse A are safe.


Back to Week 27, it was a week where the fashionable result seemed to be 8-1 with all of the top three sides recording victories of that margin. 


First up was our leaders Rawreth A who beat bottom club Lentern B, who made their own task even harder by fielding a two man team. They was a noteable win though for Lentern's Paul Churn over Rawreth stalwart Lee Prentice. 


Next up came Rawreth's closest challengers Thorpe Bay A, who won by the same scoreline against Castle Point A. Alex Abbott and Paul Whatton went unbeaten but John Poysden just missed out on his hatrick as he went down 11-7 in the 5th against Dave Page. 

The final 8-1 victory was for third placed Hullbridge A against Lentern A, Lewis Ewers with the consolation win over the wiley Dave Bowles. 


Whilst the final game this week, will no longer count this Season, there was a 6-3 win for Rayleigh Mill over Hullbridge B, three wins a piece for Colin Chatfield and Peter Radford while the Millers' third player Russell Mills was very unlucky not to register a win as he went down in five sets to both Glenn Johnson and Dick Wyman.  

Regards, Duncan Taylor


Division 1 – Week 27

The eagerly-awaited match between Hockley A and Customs A was postponed as the venue was unavailable and will need to be re-arranged.

Hullbridge C had a close win over bottom club, Runnymede, by 5-4. Andy Seaman with a hattrick and Lin Attridge with two was enough to see them off, despite Tony Millward refinding some form to take two points for Runnymede.

Forum C had another solid 6-3 win over Lentern C, who may have done just enough to avoid relegation, despite having three top of the table clashes left in their fixtures. Russell Bright was unbeaten for Forum and supported with two games by Mark Everard. Mike Grout scored two for the Lentern team to edge them closer to safety.

Canvey A took on the two man team from Invicta A and made them suffer with an 8-1 win. Terry Giddens and Ray Wilson were unbeaten, and Invicta’s consolation was a win for Neil Daines over Peter Cray.

Finally there was a Lentern derby as the D team took on the E team, with the D team ending up with the bragging rights, winning 7-2. Sue Body with a perfect score was backed up by two apiece from Peter Lucraft and Brian Farmer. Martin Archie excelled for the E team winning two and losing his third in a close 5 setter with Sue, despite being 2-1 up in sets.

I have not received the result for the Hockley B v Hadleigh Forum B match.  

Regards, Barrie Delf


Division 2. Week 27.

Near the top of the table, Castle Point B visited rivals Canvey B, coming away comfortable 6 – 3 winners. Keith Neville was again their hero. His hat trick made him man of the match, whilst Martin Roberts added a brace. Lee McGonagle was the home team’s best player, winning two.

Meanwhile, Hullbridge D went one better, winning 7 – 2 at Wakering. Matt Rolfe was again unbeaten, whist Jo Hills and Dan Payne chipped in with a pair each. Nigel Cook got both the home side’s victories. 

Hullbridge E kept up their hopes of being in the mix for places at the top, beating Rawreth F 6 – 3 at home. Young Dan Zeffie was again their hero, with a man of the match maximum, whilst Reece Harris-Griffiths added two.  David Barnes won two of the visitor’s games.

A triple from reliable Kevin Smart and two from Dean Baker contributed to a 6 – 3 home victory for Basildon Hospital over Hockey C. Stuart Adshead played a Captain’s innings for the visitors, succeeding in two rubbers.

Rawreth G overcame lowly RESSC by the same 6 – 3 score. Both the Deadman’s (Adam and Andy) were too strong for the visitors.

Regards, David Barnes.


Division 3. Week 27

Canvey D have extended their lead at the top of Division 3 after walloping Hockley D 9-0, whilst title rivals Invicta B and Hullbridge F both dropped vital points in their wins over Rawreth H and Hockley E respectively. Canvey are now 12 points clear of Invicta and 17 points clear of Hullbridge although both have a game in hand.

Terry Castile, Harry Keys and Ray Baker made up the winning Canvey team but Terry took the man of the match award only losing one set all night whilst Harry was in danger of losing to David Cross having to come back from 2-1 down to win the fifth set 11-6. Brian Parker and Phil Pond made up the Hockley team who fought hard but to no avail.

Hullbridge F, without star player Paul Ogden, edged out Hockley E 6-3 but Ron Rogerson was the man of the match winning all 3 games against Bob Singleton-Smith, Ann Lane and Janet Finch to record his first hat trick of the season. 

Similarly, Invicta B, without the injured Richard Verrinder, were taken all the way by the young Rawreth H side for whom Matt Barber chalked up another hat trick, not losing a set all night. Sam Nunn got their other point whilst John Golding and Mike Keeble both got two and Chris Gregory one, for Invicta.

The battle for 5th place hotted up as Rawreth H picked up more vital points beating Warehouse E 6-3. Matt Barber with 3, Sam Nunn 2 and Finley Cameron got the points whilst Conrad Gomes (2) and Lindsey Carrol (1) scored for Warehouse. They are now just 7 points behind Hockley D with a game in hand.

Two wins for Hockley F against Warehouse E and Invicta C have secured 9th place above their own E team. In a tight match they edged out Warehouse 5-4 with a brace each from Gary Linzell and Claire Stringer and one from Dragan Benak, and then beat Invicta C 6-3 with David Chenery taking the honours with a hat trick supported by Martin Scarfe and Gary Linzell. Keith Baxter (2) and Dave Youngman (1) got the points for Invicta.

Team performance of the week goes to the youngsters of Rawreth H for their battling performance against Invicta B and Player of the Week to Hockley E's Ron Rogerson for his hat trick against Hullbridge F

Regards, Paul Strutt

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