SDTTL Season 2022-3 Reports: Week 3
First up this week is one late result to bring you from last week and that was a 9-0 whitewash for Hockley A over Hadleigh Forum A. Three wins a piece for Andy Cunningham, Matthew Stringer and Daniel Patynski against Dave Bassett, Bertie Makolli and Hamish Innes.
Hockley A followed that impressive display with a comprehensive win this week against Rawreth C with an 8-1 victory. 3 wins again for Andy Cunningham, as there was for teammate Ian Wall. Matt Stringer won two against Eric Green and Tim Cramphorn but fell to Babul McLeod in the second game of the evening for the Rawreth's Consolation win.
Richard Jackman was in good form this week as he won his two games against Thorpe Bay B’s Kieran Skeggs and Richard Stubbington, these wins and one for Steve Muth over Richard Stubbington helped Brand Identity A to a 6-3 win as the Bay were only able to field two players.
The top two teams were in great form this week as we saw Rawreth A and Thorpe Bay A win 9-0 and 8-1 over Hadleigh Forum A and Irons A respectively. Maximums in the Rawreth game for Kevin Read (who was playing two matches on the same night), George Reeves and Zayd Mauthoor and for Thorpe Bay, there were three wins a piece for Paul Sayer and John Poysden. The one blot on the ‘top two copybook’ was a good win for Reece Seddon over Paul Whatton.
Duncan Taylor DRS Premier Division
Mick Tappenden continued his run of good form this week with another maximum, this time in his Hadleigh Forum B side’s 7-2 home win over Stanford A. Tony Jacks was also undefeated and Paul Fawell added the other success for Forum. Peter Weatherall and Saad Abdullah won one each for Stanford.
The youngsters of Rawreth D had a night to forget at Invicta A. Hat tricks from POM Tony Ayliffe and Steven Marr, plus two from Lee Marson, gave the home side a comfortable 8-1 win. Charlie Kauders Boothby saved Rawreth’s blushes with a single success.
In a close match at Canvey A, visitors Lentern edged it 5-4, thanks to a hat trick from Player of the Match Martin Archie. He was aided by Susan Body and Wayne Farmer who added one win each. Peter Cray and Ray Wilson got two each for Canvey.
Due to health / injury problems, this week’s match between Hockley B and Rawreth E has had to be postponed.
Hockley’s other team in this division, Hockley C, were only able to find two players for their home match against Brand Identity B. Given this, home players Joerg Poeschus and Brian Bissenden did well to take three games off their visitors, Joerg winning two, and Brian one, in a 6-3 defeat for the home side. Jenny Harrison was Brand Identity’s star, being undefeated, whilst Dale Gutteridge and Mick Grout contributed.
David Barnes Drs Div 1
Stanford B chalked up one of the biggest wins of the week beating Hullbridge A 8-1. The scores actually stood at 1-1 after two games as Ben Stewart picked up his first win for Hullbridge beating John Handscombe in five sets after Robert Salvage had given Stanford the lead. After that though, it was pretty much plain sailing for the Stanford team of John, Robert and Chris Crooks with only three games going beyond three sets.
RESSC came through 6-3 against Runnymede with John Holland making the difference between the two sides. His hat trick was confirmed in a tight five set match against Dmitry Kisil. Dmitry led 2-1 before the crucial fourth set which John eventually won 18-16. Another close game in the fifth before John won 12-10 to give RESSC a winning 5-2 lead. Richard Gill with a brace and Mike Worship with one got the other points for the winning team, whilst Dmitry also picked up two wins for Runnymede and Tony Millward one.
Hadleigh Forum C matched Stanford’s win as they beat Selbourne 8-1. David Thomas and Graham Farmer both picked up hat tricks and Mark Everard weighed in with two. Only one match went to five sets as Andy Roff surrendered a two set lead against David, whilst Jenne Siebolt got the consolation point beating Mark.
Wakering and Canvey B produced a close fought match which finally ended in a 5-4 win for Wakering. Stewart Mills and Zac England both won two games with a single for Paul England, but it was Canvey’s Terry Giddens who took the man of the match honours winning all his games. He had to fight hard to do that though as two of his matches went to five sets and he had to come back from 2-1 down against Paul and then beat Zac in the fifth after losing the fourth set 11-1.
Spare a thought here for Rawreth F who have yet to play a game three weeks into the Season! their first match being postponed due to our Late Queen's funeral, followed by 2 vacancies.
Paul Strutt Drs Div 2
Stanford C came up against Megazone this week and can consider themselves a bit unfortunate to end up on the wrong side of a 6-3 scoreline. Four of their games went the full distance, with Megazone the winners in each of them. Richard Kidd took the individual honours with a maximum but was ably supported by Jaspreet Singh with a brace and Mike Webb with one win. Mark Farley with two wins was the best player for the home side, just missing his hat-trick when he lost 11-9 in the fifth end to Richard.
The match between Invicta B and Hockley D was tied at 4-4 as Michael Keeble took on John George in the final game. This was a see-saw affair that eventually saw John emerge as the winner. The 11-8, 9-11, 6-11, 11-9, 11-9 scoreline, certainly the closest match of the night, earned his Hockley side a narrow 5-4 victory. Bad luck to David Barnes whose straight sets maximum for Invicta was to no avail.
The youngsters of Hullbridge B turned in good performances in a 7-2 win over Canvey C. A hat-trick from Alex Bowden was backed up with a brace each from Tom Buscombe and Max Mayo. Che Martin was the best on the night for Canvey with two wins.
The result of the match between Rawreth G and Invicta C is yet to be recorded.
Dave Woolmer Drs Div 3