Press Report Issued 13 January 2019

Danbury D make impressive start to the second half of the Season

It’s a much shorter report than usual as the second half of the Season is underway in the Chelmsford & District Table Tennis League. Danbury D made an impressive start to the second half of the Season in division two. Sam Lowman and Cameron Gray both won their three singles as they ran out 8-2 winners against Maldon C. Cameron Gray impressed beating Brian Riedling (11-4, 6-11, 11-6, 12-10), Ev Lucas (10-12, 9-11, 11-3, 11-8, 11-9) and Roger Hance (7-11, 11-9, 11-5, 11-6). Promotion chasing Maldon B were even more convincing winners. They beat Danbury C 9-1. Ciaran Whelan and Hamish Innes both bagged hat-tricks although Hamish Innes had to pull out all the stops to get the better of Neil Want 9-11,11-4, 6-11, 11-7, 12-10. Tim Cramphorn was on target for the losers with a widely fluctuating 11-8, 4-11, 10-12, 11-6, 11-3 success against Colin Napper.

Division three leaders Chelmsford D romped home 10-0 against Danbury F. Alan Daswell put up stern resistance against Jarek Pietraszuk before succumbing 11-7, 11-5, 7-11, 7-11, 9-11 but thereafter it was the Chelmsford side who were calling the shots and Keith Martin, Jarek  Pietraszuk and Connor Payne completed the whitewash. Malcolm Storey and Dave Moles were both undefeated as Writtle E beat Danbury G 7-3. Malcolm Storey’s battle against Mo Hardy looked to be heading in Mo’s direction but it was Malcolm who reasserted himself in the fifth end to run out a 13-11, 11-9, 8-11, 1-11, 11-6 winner.

Danbury J’s 8-2 win over second-placed Chelmsford E puts them in a really strong position in  division four and they look to be home and dry even at this relatively early stage of the Season. Their record of 11 wins out of 11 speaks for itself as does the points total of 84-26. Dave Powell retained his 100 % singles record (20 wins out of 20) whilst Dave Goody and Rob Kneale both won twice. Dusan Doszkoty was the best of the Chelmsford players and he beat Rob Kneale (10-12, 11-5, 11-7, 11-13, 11-5) and Dave Goody (11-4, 11-9, 6-11, 10-12, 11-4). Galleywood B also ran out 8-2 winners. Colin Blore led the way with a hat-trick and Will Goodchild and Ron Salton both won twice.

Second placed Maldon E had no problem beating Hatfield Peverel E 10-0 in division five. Garry Eames, Denis Crapnell and Ross Wheeler carried all before them.

Steve Kerns - Press & Publicity Officer - Chelmsford & District Table Tennis League

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