Week 3 Report Winter League 21-22


Sdttl Winter League 2021-22

Premier Division

There were three matches in the Premier Division this week and we start with a convincing win for league leaders Thorpe Bay A over Brand Identity A. John Poysden and Mark Stones were unbeaten for Thorpe Bay ably supported by Paul Sayer who chipped in with two wins. A good win for Simon Jacob over Sayer preventing the whitewash and giving us an 8-1 scoreline

There was a real ding dong battle at Plumberow Primary school as Thorpe Bay B arrived to take on Hockley A. Despite 3 wins and a man of the match performance from Hockley’s Ian Wall it was Thorpe Bay who took the spoils 5-4 due to braces from Kieran Skeggs and Keith Willett and a single win from Gurj Bhambra

Our final game of the week saw Rayleigh Mill build on last week’s narrow win with a 6-3 victory over Hullbridge B. Colin Chatfield and Peter Radford in fine form to take maximum wins while for Hullbridge it was a win a piece for Toby Zeffie, Robert Wood and Chris Ballard

Duncan Taylor, Premier Div. DRS

Division 1

Two teams have maintained their 100% unbeaten starts this week.

Brand Identity B had a comfortable 9 – 0 home win against Hockley D. Their big guns were again out in force. Player of the Match David Jacob, Barrie Delf and Ian Sangster were all unbeaten.

The other unbeaten side, Hockley B, had a stiffer task. They faced an experienced Canvey A team composed of Andy Murray, Peter Cray and Ray Wilson. Thanks to another unbeaten performance from POM Andy Cunningham, Hockley came out on top 6 – 3. Keith Abbott got two and Dave Chenery one. Andy won two and Ray one for Canvey.

Elsewhere, Stanford Le Hope A were far too strong for the inexperienced Ashingdon team. Ian Sangster, Russell Bright and POM Peter Weatherall were all unbeaten in a convincing 9 – 0 home victory.

In the match between Rawreth C and Hockley C there was no unbeaten player.  Jan Thorpe and Adam Hill won two each for Rawreth. However, two each from Ollie George and Joerg Poeschus levelled things up. It was the Division 2’s DRS Paul Strutt’s single win that gave Hockley a 5 – 4 success.

A couple more big guns were out in Mapledene’s home match against Lentern B. Veteran Gus Heath was POM without dropping a set. Sanjay Saptarshi also won his three and Paul Sims one in a 7 – 2 away win Lin Roff and Andy Seaman won one each for Mapledene.

Hadleigh Forum C proved too strong when they visited Invicta A.Despite a fine maximum from POM Tony Ayliffe, Forum were comfortable 6 – 3 winners. Satwant Gill, Graham Farmer and Mark Everard each winning two. Your DRS believes he was a little unfortunate to be the wrong side of a five-set thriller against Satwant.

Hadleigh Forum B were also victorious. They were far too good for Rawreth D’s juniors. Dave Woolmer, Mick Tappenden and POM Tony Jacks all recorded maximums.

David Barnes, Div. 1 DRS

Division 2

Wakering lead by 4 points from RESSC who must be one of the most experienced teams in this division. Their line-up of Robert Skews, Kevin Smart and Mike Worship ran out 8-1 winners against Stanford B but it was never as one sided as the score suggests. No less than five matches went to five sets, but RESSC won four of them. The unluckiest player of the night was Stanford’s John Handscombe whose three games all went the distance. Saad Abdullah beat Kevin to get Stanford’s consolation point.

Archie Blackburn led Canvey C to a narrow 5-4 win over Invicta B. Teammates Lewis Pattle and Kevin Walsingham got a point each to clinch the win whilst Invicta’s Victor Wei and Keith Baxter both recorded two wins each.

Keeping it in the family Canvey B also won 5-4 against Stanford Cthe match being decided on the final game of the evening. Another close match with four 5 set matches three of them won by Stanford. Tony Westwell was POTM with Daniel Kellard and Lee McGonagle getting a point each for Canvey, whilst Mark Farley and Steve King both got a brace for Stanford.

Dave Thomas fought a lone battle for Hadleigh Forum D against Invicta C winning all his games as they went down 6-3. Models of consistency were John Golding, Trish Winter and debutant Brendan Raja who all won two games each for Invicta.

Matching Dave Thomas’s feat Oliver George did the same for Hockley E as they lost 6-3 to Stanford D. Mark Farley, Vaughan Chambers and Mark Downey shared the points for Stanford and Ollie’s dad John was unlucky not to join him on the scoreboard coming back from two sets down against Mark Farley before losing 11/7 in the fifth.

Runnymede C moved up to third place with a 6-3 win against Customs. Steve Wisbey was POTM with his hat trick ably supported by two wins from Tina Hutchinson and one from Ann Addlington. Customs, or the family Kidd as they are soon to be known, got their points with two wins for Dad Richard and one for son Joe.

Invicta C are the only unbeaten side but have played just two games whilst Stanford C and Customs are without a win after three games.

Division 2 Team of the week        RESSC

Division 2 Player of the week      Robert Skews

Paul Strutt, Div 2 DRS

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