Press Report - issued 17 July 2018

Chelmsford A - in a class of their own in the Central Essex Summer League

Chelmsford A have been the dominant team in this year’s Central Essex Summer Table Tennis League first division. They scored wins four and five of a very successful campaign with a 5-0 victory over OCs A and a 4-1 win over Danbury A. Simon Jarvis and Edward Ogbebor were undefeated against OCs whilst Casey Cross won his two singles against Danbury A. Chris Buer was on target for Danbury with a four game win over Simon Jarvis. Writtle A haven’t had the best of campaigns and they missed out 5-0 against Liberal. Hector Rogers and Adrian Pitt were both undefeated. Hector Rogers produced a sparkling display against Matthew Brown racing to a 11-6, 11-6, 11-6 win.

Division two leaders Cold Norton A suffered their first defeat of the Summer, when they went down to Chelmsford B 3-2. Wictor Delimat excelled for the Chelmford side and he beat both Tim Cramphorn (12-10, 11-9, 11-9) and Dick Wyman (11-7, 9-11, 11-9, 11-6). Cold Norton A returned to winning ways against Writtle B and Dick Wyman picked up two excellent wins this time in their 4-1 victory. Wyman defeated Louis Brown 10-12, 11-2, 13-15, 11-3, 11-7 and Phil Smith 11-8, 11-6, 11-9. Chelmsford B are second and they impressed by beating Ramsden C 4-1. Victor Chan was unbeaten for the Chelmsford side whilst John Gagg got the better of Jarek Pietraszuk 11-2, 9-11,11-4, 9-11, 14-12 in the pick of the night’s action. Chelmsford B added another four points to their tally by beating Ramsden B 4-1. Wiktor Delimat and Paul Nicol won all four singles. Good going against Gareth Davies and Neil Freeman. Nicol definitely brought his “A” game to the table against Neil Freeman racing to a 12-10, 11-4, 11-7 win. Further down the table OCs C made no mistake against Ramsden C. Frank Hodge was unbeaten in their 4-1 victory.

Danbury B with four wins out of four lead the way in division three. Tim Pulham and Tony Forster powered to a 5-0 victory against Chelmsford C. Danbury C are in second place but their hopes of taking the title took a big knock when they lost 3-2 to OCs D. Dave Marsh was unbeaten for Danbury C but his team-mate Keith Flowers drew a blank. OCs D secured their second win of the Summer with a 4-1 win against Writtle C. Tom Barker won both of his singles. He had to pull out all the stops to get the better of Dave Moles by a last gasp 5-11, 11-6, 11-9, 13-15, 11-9 margin. The match between Chelmsford C and OCs E was a good one and Chelmsford shaded it 3-2. Gordon Fairchild was undefeated for Chelmsford whilst Dave Parker made his mark with his last-gasp 13-11, 8-11, 11-9, 3-11, 12-10 winner against Dave Newman in the opening game. Chelmsford C also beat OCs D 3-2. Gordon Fairchild won twice for Chelmsford again. Danbury C did well to beat Chelmsford D 4-1. Dave Marsh excelled by beating Ryan Gooday in five ends (6-11, 14-12, 6-11, 11-9, 11-8).

Danbury D – the division four leaders have won all five of their matches. Eamon Hall and Richard Gardiner ran out 4-1 winners against Cold Norton B whilst David Gatheral and Gordon Gatheral won by the same scoreline against Chelmsford F. Martin Hiskey prevailed over five fluctuating ends against Gordon Gatheral 11-8, 6-11, 6-11, 11-2, 11-7. Chelmsford E ran out narrow 3-2 winners against OCs F. Dusan Doszkoty was undefeated for the Chelmsford team. Writtle D were also 3-2 winners. Colin Griffiths gave them the edge against Cold Norton B by winning his two singles. Writtle D went one better against Chelmsford E and won 4-1. Colin Griffiths and Tom Griffiths won all four singles. It in fact looked as if they were on the way to a 5-0 win but John Wickins and Andy Swales fought back with a great deal of determination to win the doubles 4-11, 8-11, 11-8, 11-6, 11-4.

Danbury E (24 points from six matches) lead the way from OCs G (19 points from five matches) in division five. Ben Porter has not only been ever-present but he has been their “King pin” with 11 wins out of 12. Ewan Hynd and Ben Porter cruised to a 5-0 win over Chelmsford H. They also beat Galleywood 5-0 with Ben Porter and Sam Mortimer-Ford pulling the shots this time. OCs G have the outstanding player in this division – experienced hand Mick Richardson and he has yet to taste defeat in 10 singles. He coaxed his son Luke to a 4-1 win over Chelmsford G. The match between the two leading sides – Danbury E and OCs G was fittingly a good one. Ben Porter and Scott Perry both took games off Mick Richardson but they both missed out in four ends. Mick beat Scott Perry 9-11, 11-3, 11-1, 11-9 and Ben Porter 11-8, 11-3, 6-11, 11-5. Another vastly experienced player - Shirley Carroll was undefeated as Maldon edged past Galleywood 3-2. Ron Salton defeated Denis Crapnell 11-7, 7-11, 11-9, 5-11,11-7 in a keenly contested opening game.

Chelmsford Leopards lead the way in the CLICK Division (Division six) and James Donald was unbeaten in their 4-1 win over third placed Chelmsford Tigers. They repeated the scoreline with a 4-1 win against Chelmsford Wildcats. James Donald was again undefeated although Ellie White beat Al Lane in five ends for the losers. Ellie came out on top 2-11, 11-8, 15-11, 11-3, 11-7. The match between Danbury F and Chelmsford Rhinos was a close one and the Rhinos shaded it 3-2. Harry Chivers won twice for the Rhinos. There was another close (3-2) match when Chelmsford Wildcats clashed against Danbury F. Allesha Ellis-Austin gave her team the edge with her two wins. It was 3-2 again when Chelmsford Tigers beat OCs A. Josh Peargood was undefeated for the OCs side.

Steve Kerns - Press & Publicity Officer - Central Essex Table Tennis League


Press Report - issued 23 June 2018

Edward Ogbebor - a class apart as Chelmsford A beat Writtle A

Chelmsford A have taken a firm grip on the first division of the Central Essex Summer Table Tennis League and with three wins from their three matches they look to be the team to beat. They have fielded the same side - Edward Ogbebor and Casey Cross on all three occasions and they romped to a 5-0 win over Writtle A. Casey Cross was fully extended as he beat Lee McHugh 15-17, 7-11, 11-7, 11-9, 11-6 and Matthew Brown 11-3, 13-11, 9-11,7-11, 11-9. Edward Ogbebor was a class apart. He beat Matthew Brown 11-2, 11-8, 11-2 and Lee McHugh 11-6, 11-6, 11-8. Chelmsford also ran out 4-1 winners against Rayne. Adam Buxton was on target for the Braintree League side and he defeated Casey Cross 11-9, 9-11, 11-5, 11-8. Writtle A were also on the wrong end of a 5-0 defeat against Danbury A . It was a night where little went right for them and they lost all three five setters. David Gatheral and Chris Buer both beat Lee McHugh over five gruelling ends. David won 11-6, 4-11, 11-6, 6-11, 11-9 whilst Chris Buer triumphed 11-5, 11-4, 7-11, 4-11, 11-9. Ramsden A ran out 3-2 winners against Liberal. Gary Ward was on top form. He beat Mike Johnston 11-8, 12-10, 11-8 and Hector Rogers 3-11, 11-8, 7-11, 11-8, 11-9.

Cold Norton A impressed in division two, and they picked up two more victories.Dick Wyman led the way with two wins as they beat Ramsden C 4-1. Wyman defeated John Gagg 11-13, 11-6, 11-6, 11-8 and John Parodi 11-0, 7-11, 5-11, 11-8, 11-8. Cold Norton also beat OCs B 4-1. Tim Cramphorn won both singles this time. He  defeated Charles Yeung 12-14, 11-9, 16-14, 6-11, 11-9 in what looks to have been the pick of the action. Ramsden C were also on the wrong end of a 4-1 result against OCs B. Robbie Burton won twice. He beat Dave Carter 9-11, 11-6, 11-7, 11-4 and John Gagg 11-9, 11-6, 12-10. Gagg came through in five rather fluctuating ends to defeat Charles Yeung 8-11, 14-12, 11-3, 11-13, 11-3. OCs B emerged as 3-2 winners against OCs C despite the fact that Frank Hodge scored two wins for the C team. This included an excellent 11-6, 5-11, 10-12, 11-7, 13-11 win over Robbie Burton.

OCs E - 5-0 winners in the first week of the Season in a match where all five games were decided in the fifth end may have felt short changed this week in division three. Only one game went the distance in their clash against OCs D. Tom Barker won twice for OCs D and he got the better of Dave Newman 5-11, 11-7, 6-11, 11-7, 11-8 and Nat Ravlic 11-5, 12-10, 8-11, 11-7 but it was OCs E who shaded the match 3-2. Chelmsford C beat Chelmsford D 3-2 although Ryan Gooday was unbeaten for the D side. He showed his class as he beat Gordon Fairchild 11-3, 11-9, 11-5 and Dave Parker 11-9, 12-10, 11-5. In yet another match that was decided 3-2 Keith Flowers won twice as Danbury C defeated Writtle C. Dave Moles impressed for Writtle with a fine 11-6, 10-12, 12-10, 11-2 victory against Dave Marsh. It was 3-2 again when Danbury B beat OCs D. Tim Pulham won twice for the Danbury side over five ends. He defeated Tom Barker 11-8, 11-9, 8-11, 9-11, 11-8 and Mick Hayes 4-11, 12-14, 11-9, 11-7, 11-9. Two well contested victories !. Finally a game which wasn’t decided 3-2 and Writtle C ran out 5-0 winners against Chelmsford D. Dave Moles and Steve Siggs were both undefeated although they will be the first to acknowledge the fact that the score might have been different if Ryan Gooday had been playing for Chelmsford D.

Ramsden D won their second match 5-0 to give themselves the perfect start (10 points out of 10) in division four. Tony Ayliffe and Colin Barham were both unbeaten. Colin Barham fought back from 2-0 down to get the better of Farooq Ahmed 10-12, 7-11, 11-8, 14-12,11-8 in the closest game of the night.Danbury D (Richard Gardiner and Eamon Hall) ran out 4-1 winners against Writtle D after Richard Gardiner had won both of his singles. Ben Jackson won twice to ensure that Chelmsford E ran out 3-2 winners against Chelmsford F although Martin Hiskey excelled here. He beat Dusan Doszkoty 11-7, 3-11, 14-12, 11-7. However Chelmsford E were on the wrong end of a 4-1 defeat against Cold Norton B. Harry Buckle was on target for the Chelmsford side and he prevailed 8-11,11-9, 6-11, 13-11, 12-10 after a really hard fought clash with Roy Gandy.

Division five produced a statistic which is well worth noting. Danbury E (Ben Porter and Sam Ford) beat Maldon 5-0 (Rob Sach and Ross Wheeler) in a match where the combined age differential of the two sides was 142 years. Amazing !. Ben Porter raced through his two singles in convincing fashion. Chelmsford G led by Vineeth Kamma were 4-1 winners against Galleywood and they went one better against Chelmsford H. Adi Kamma and Vineeth Kamma won 5-0 this time. Adi Kamma opened proceedings with a five set win over Jacqui Smith (10-12, 11-8, 11-2, 10-12, 11-4 ) and they never looked back after that. Chelmsford H fared better against Chelmsford Pumas. Jacqui Smith won twice with wins over Joachim Mapes and Saul Chivers bit it wasn‘t enough to prevent them losing 3-2. Chelmsford Pumas also lost 3-2 to Danbury E. Ben Porter won his two singles to give the Danbury side the ascendancy.

Chelmsford Leopards (James Donald and Leon Fernandez) made an impressive start in division six. They beat Danbury 5-0. James Donald had to pull out all the stops to get the better of Callum Caldwell 15-17, 11-8, 11-7, 16-14. Chelmsford Tigers won 5-0 against Chelmsford Wildcats. Josh Bickles and Elliot Gardiner called the shots here. The Tigers added another four points to their tally with a 4-1 win over Chelmsford Rhinos. Louis Burnett came through in five games against Ji Xuan 11-9, 10-12, 7-11, 11-4, 11-6. Chelmsford Jaguars beat OCs  Lions 4-1 as Nyree Marsh won her two singles for the Jaguars side. Alex Porter led Danbury F to a 3-2 win over Chelmsford Tigers. He opened proceedings with a 11-6, 11-7, 5-11, 6-11,11-5 victory against Josh Bickles. Danbury scored their first win of the Summer with a 4-1 success against OCs Lions. Ewan Hynd led the  way with two wins whilst Tom Bird was on target for the OCs team. He beat William Ratcliffe 8-11, 5-11, 11-9, 11-7, 11-9.

Steve Kerns - Press & Publicity Officer - Central Essex Table Tennis League


Press Report - issued 18 June 2018

Rayne make a flying start in Central Essex Summer Table Tennis League

The Central Essex Summer Table Tennis League has proved to be really popular this year with six divisions - a sizeable increase. Rayne A are the early leaders in division one. Ian Whiteside and Steve Pennell excelled to beat Danbury A (Chris and Steve Buer) 5-0, a match that on paper looked pretty closely matched. Rayne won the three five-setters which undoubtedly gave them a real lift. Writtle A emerged as 3-2 winners against Old Chelmsfordians A. The real surprise here were the two exceptional wins that Richard Baxter achieved. Closely fought affairs as well. He beat both Ryan Pitt (5-11, 11-9, 11-9, 7-11, 12-10) and Richard Storey (6-11, 11-7, 8-11, 13-11, 11-8). Two excellent results !. Chelmsford A beat Ramsden A 4-1. Edward Ogbebor was undefeated for Chelmsford whilst Peter Barrett was on target for Chelmsford. He defeated newcomer Casey Cross 12-10, 11-4, 11-3.

Writtle Excalibur B (Paul Sturton and Lin Roff) impressed in division two by beating Old Chelmsfordians C 5-0. Lin Roff beat Frank Hodge 5-11, 11-9, 11-5, 12-10 in the opening encounter and they never looked back after that. Cold Norton also made a good start. Tim Cramphorn was undefeated as they beat OCs B 4-1. Charles Yeung made his mark with a fine 7-11, 11-9, 11-7,6-11, 13-11 victory against Dick Wyman.

The stand-out result in division three took place when Danbury B beat Chelmsford D 3-2. Gordon Gatheral won twice for Danbury and this included a superb 11-7, 11-13, 11-8, 11-9 win over Ryan Gooday. Old Chelmsfordians E impressed by beating Writtle C 5-0 - a match which was unique for the fact that every single game was decided in the fifth end. Dave Newman gave the Old Chelmsfordians side an edge by beating Dave Moles 11-8, 5-11, 11-7, 3-11, 13-11 in the first game and they went on to secure a very impressive victory. Danbury C (Dan Anderson and Dave Marsh) look set to do well in this division and they beat Chelmsford C 5-0. Dan Anderson did well to beat Dave Parker 11-5, 11-6, 11-8.

Ramsden D are the early leaders in division four. Colin Barham and Kevin Smart ran out 5-0 winners over Chelmsford E. Cold Norton were indebted to Peter Lucraft. He was undefeated as they beat Old Chelmsfordians F 3-2. He had to fight hard against Farooq Ahmed and eventually won 11-7, 12-10, 11-9. Danbury D emerged as 3-2 winners against Chelmsford E in a match where all four players won one singles. Ben Jackson struggled against Richard Gardiner losing 7-11, 7-11, 6-11 but he fought back with a vengeance in his second singles beating David Gatheral 11-6, 9-11, 1-11, 11-9, 11-8. A superb win !.

Father and son combination - Mick and Luke Richardson (representing Old Chelmsfordians G) have made a great start in division five. Luke set them on their way with a five game win over Ron Salton (6-11, 6-11, 11-8, 11-6, 11-6 ) and they never looked back after that. Danbury E were 3-2 winners against Chelmsford G. Ben Porter dominated proceedings beating Adi Kamma 11-6, 11-7, 7-11, 11-4 and Vineeth Kamma 10-12, 11-8, 11-5, 11-4. Maldon also won 3-2, defeating Chelmsford Pumas. Rob Sach was the difference between the two sides. He beat Joachim Mapes 11-8, 2-11, 11-5, 11-4 and Saul Chivers 11-7, 11-6, 11-7.

Steve Kerns - Press & Publicity Officer - Central Essex Table Tennis League

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