Press Report Issued 31 March 2019

Galleywood C seal Division Five Championship

Galleywood C are the division five Champions of the Chelmsford & District Table Tennis League. They claimed the title with two matches to spare with a fine 8-2 victory over Chelmsford J. Gary Copsey and Aidan Noguchi bagged hat-tricks whilst Charlie Craig won twice. This team certainly have the looks of Champions about them with Gary Copsey (97 %), Mark Glenister (91 %), Aidan Noguchi (82 %) and Charlie Craig (70 %) all paying their part. Expect them to do well in division four next year. Second-placed Chelmsford G were 9-1 winners over Chelmsford H. Josh Bickles and Sarah Austin were both undefeated. Chelmsford H may have felt hard done by as they lost all four five enders. Chelmsford G won 9-1 a second time, defeating Maldon E. Sarah Austin and Takunda Nerutanga were both undefeated. Takunda Nerutanga beat Gary Eames 10-12, 13-15, 11-5, 11-5, 11-8 in the closest game of the evening. OCs H also won 9-1 against Hatfield Peverel E with Stuart Wintle and Steve Pratt both winning their three singles. Suzanne Shaw was tied with Phil West at two games all but she ran away with the fifth end for a fine 11-9, 9-11, 11-4, 7-11, 11-2 victory. Chelmsford H ran out 8-2 winners against Hatfield Peverel D. Luke Richardson and Jamie Dowsett were both unbeaten. John Wickens won once - a very hard fought 11-6, 12-10, 9-11, 6-11, 11-8 victory over Gary Simmonds.

Division 1B leaders Galleywood A showed how useful it is to have a decent reserve to call upon. They faced Hatfield Peverel A who were a player short and Colin Blore played his part by beating Alastair Piper 1-11, 11-7, 15-13, 11-9 and pushing Julie Johnson to five ends before succumbing 12-10, 11-9, 8-11, 6-11, 7-11. Galleywood won 8-2. Julie Johnson avenged a first half defeat against Gary Brignall with a most decisive 11-3, 11-5, 11-2 victory but it wasn‘t all doom and gloom for Gary. He in turn avenged a first half loss with a hard fought 11-5, 4-11, 15-13, 12-14, 11-7 victory over Alastair Piper.

Chelmsford Cougars moved back into top place in CLICK division 2A by beating Chelmsford Pumas 4-1. Rising star James Donald was their best player with wins over Joachim Mapes (11-7, 11-4, 11-6) and Ned Ryder (11-4, 11-8, 11-6). He is undefeated after 10 singles. Chelmsford Tigers did well to beat the higher placed Chelmsford Jaguars. With three five game wins they clearly worked very hard for their success. Cameron Waite beat Annabel Sweeney 11-9, 8-11, 11-9, 7-11, 11-3 and Melinda Abraham Victor after a really hard tussle 7-11, 11-13, 18-16, 11-9, 11-9 (quite a battle !).

In CLICK division 2B Danbury Demons edged out Chelmsford Rhinos 3-2. Jenson Davis was the Danbury match-winner beating Ben Chivers and Dan Wise. Buttsbury Bears beat West Maldon 3-2. Noah Sage won twice for West Maldon defeating Daven Muldal 11-6, 11-5, 11-8 and Ollie Barrett 11-6, 11-7, 11-5.

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

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Press Report Issued 24 March 2019

Wal Bada - undefeated against Maldon A

The spotlight returned to division 1(A) in the Chelmsford & District Table Tennis League this week with the leaders Maldon A losing 6-4 to Chelmsford A - their first defeat of the Season. It was a match that 2019 M&G Investments Chelmsford Veterans Singles Champion Wal Bada will remember as he won his three singles downing the challenges of John Poysden (11-9, 11-8, 12-14, 8-11, 11-7), Trevor Lloyd (11-7, 11-7, 8-11, 11-9) and Alex Abbott (6-11, 12-10, 11-9, 9-11, 11-8). Trevor Lloyd also made his mark with a superb 11-6, 13-15, 11-8, 11-6 victory over Ugur Saglik - the 2019 M&G Investments Chelmsford Mens Singles Champion. John Poysden picked up one win for Maldon - a hard fought 9-11, 15-13, 7-11, 11-8, 11-8 victory over Casey Cross. Rawreth led by a Charles Sweeny hat-trick defeated Danbury A 6-4. Sweeny received good support from Bruce Kettle who won twice whilst Eric Green won twice for Danbury.

Danbury D are the division two Champions with 121 points, and they finished three points ahead of Chelmsford C. These two sides performed magnificently to hold off Maldon B (115 points) and OCs B (111 points). Danbury D’s success owed a lot to the brilliant second half of the Season performances from Sam Lowman who finished the Season with a 90 % record. Lowman was undefeated as Danbury D beat Danbury C 7-3 and Dan Anderson also bagged three wins which included a last gasp 11-9, 11-13, 11-9, 4-11, 12-10 victory over Tony Forster. Congratulations are extended to Sam Lowman for reaching the Mens Singles Final in the recent Burnham Closed Championships where he lost to another Danbury player - up and coming star -14 year old Daniel Young. Chelmsford C concluded their fixtures in style by hammering Maldon C 9-1. Cristian Barnado and Mike Johnston were both undefeated whilst Wiktor Delimat won twice and only missed out against Brian Riedling 8-11, 11-7, 8-11, 11-9, 13-15. OCs B concluded their campaign with a win and with Kevin Worthington leading the way they beat Danbury E 7-3. Six games were decided in the fifth end and these were shared 3-3. Gordon Gatheral defeated Trevor Carter 8-11, 11-9, 11-2, 8-11, 11-9 in the closest finish. Writtle C beat Maldon B 6-4, a result which didn‘t help Maldon at all in their bid to finish second. Gary Ward was undefeated for Writtle and this included a hard-fought 12-14, 11-7, 11-4, 6-11, 11-9 victory over another rapidly improving Junior - Thomas Page. Neil Freeman stayed unbeaten as Hatfield Peverel B drew with OCs C. Freeman completed his trio of wins with a hard-fought 3-11, 12-10, 3-11, 11-5, 11-6 success against Charles Yeung.

Division three has also been concluded and OCs D are the Champions with 118 points and Chelmsford D (114 points) have finished second. OCs D made a poor star against Danbury G and trailed 4-1. Were they about to see all their efforts over the Season undone in the last match ?. The answer was “no”. It was Mick Richardson who “steadied the ship“ by beating Nicky Reece Ford 11-9, 13-11, 11-9 and they won the last five games to win 6-4. Mick Richardson defeated Peter Hance narrowly 10-12, 8-11, 11-9, 12-10, 11-8 and reserve Dave Bishop sealed the victory by beating Nicky Reece Ford 11-7, 11-8, 4-11, 11-9 in the last game. A very good effort. Chelmsford D (Dave Parker, Connor Payne and Jarek Pietraszuk) finished strongly to beat Writtle E 8-2. Connor Payne and Jarek Pietraszuk were both undefeated. Pietraszuk scored a strange looking 11-2, 8-11, 11-0, 8-11, 11-2 win over Alan Offord. Maldon D finished on a high - they beat the higher placed Writtle D 7-3. Thomas Page impressed again. He scored a fine hat-trick of wins defeating Peter Layzell (14-12, 11-6, 11-3), Dave Carter (11-1, 11-6, 11-7) and Bob Garson (11-5, 6-11, 11-8, 11-5) - he is another player who is heading to the top. Danbury H finished third with 100 points and they beat OCs E 7-3. Dave Hancox was unbeaten. He survived a scare against John Newman before he edged home 11-8, 4-11, 15-17, 11-9, 11-8. OCs F completed their fixtures with a 6-4 win over the higher placed Danbury F. Ashton Parker led the way with a hat-trick which included 8-11, 11-6, 11-7, 11-3 victory over Dave Marsh - Danbury’s best player.

Danbury J are the division four Champions and they scored 133 points - to finish a massive 18 points clear of Hatfield Peverel C. However, they were well beaten 8-2 in their last encounter by Hatfield Peverel C who fielded both Nick Duce and Martin Archie for this match. Neither Duce or Archie was hugely troubled and Duce raced through his three singles beating Richard Allen (11-3, 11-5, 11-5), Dave Goody (11-5, 11-4, 11-6) and Mick Robinson (11-2, 11-4, 11-6). This result enabled Hatfield Peverel C to leap-frog over Chelmsford E who lost 6-4 to Writtle F. Ian Hockley was undefeated for Writtle F. Harry Buckle was the best of the Chelmsford players with wins over David Meah and Andy Fox. Highwood A finished second to bottom but they signed off by recording their third win of the Season a - 6-4 success against Danbury K. Keith Fitz John won his three singles which included a last gasp 11-9, 13-11, 10-12, 8-11, 12-10 victory over Roger Tiffin. It doesn’t get a lot closer. Team work enabled Chelmsford F to beat Galleywood B 6-4. Vinni Kamma, Amanda Hogger and Jason Clark all won twice although they all missed out against Colin Blore. OCs G also won 6-4. Sue Hickman led the way with a hat-trick which included a 11-7, 7-11, 11-7, 11-13, 13-11 success against Frank Neil.

Galleywood C completed their programme with a thumping 10-0 win over Hatfield Peverel E in division five. Mark Glenister (91 %), Gary Copsey (97 %), Charlie Craig (70 %) and Aidan Noguchi (81 %) were streets ahead of the opposition with 15 wins from their 18 matches and they beat Chelmsford G by 23 points. Chelmsford J signed off for the season with a 6-4 win over Hatfield Peverel D. Revox Matthews was unbeaten. Maldon E ran out 7-3 winners against OCs H. Garry Eames and Denis Crapnell were both undefeated. Garry Eames fought back from 2-0 down to beat Aswin Siam 8-11, 10-12, 11-5, 11-4, 13-11.

The leaders Danbury Dragons recorded their fifth win in CLICK Division 2A. Sam Mortimer-Ford and Ben Porter carried all before them as they beat Chelmsford Pumas 5-0. Ben Porter had to pull out all the stops to get the better of Joachin Mapes 11-4, 6-11, 13-11, 8-11, 11-6.

Buttsbury Badgers did well to beat the higher placed Chelmsford Leopards 3-2 in CLICK division 2B. Aidan Tucker and Ben Brown both won once to counter the two wins that Al Lane picked up for the Lepoards. Al Lane beat Ben Brown 7-11, 11-5, 6-11, 11-7, 11-6 and Aidan Tucker 9-11, 7-11, 11-6, 11-8, 11-7.

Chelmsford Panthers moved into pole position in CLICK Division 2C after beating Danbury Griffins 4-1. Theo Griffths beat Finley Bailey 11-8, 11-2, 11-5 and Callum Caldwell by a last gasp 11-5, 9-11, 9-11, 14-12, 12-10 scoreline. Quite a battle !. Chelmsford Falcons (Alan Jiang and Oliver Cheung|) gave nothing away as they beat Buttsbury Beavers 5-0. They have moved into fourth place with 17 points.

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

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Press Report Issued 17 March 2019

Rising star Liam Squirell on top form for Rawreth

Rawreth’s Liam Squirrel is one of the fastest improving players in Essex. He made his mark at the M&G Investments Chelmsford Championships with a thrilling Mens Doubles victory with Reece Seddon and he was on top form again in division 1(A) of the Chelmsford & District Table Tennis League. Squirrell scored three excellent 3-0 wins against the Chelmsford A side who shaded the match 6-4. Squirrell beat Edward Ogbebor (11-5, 13-11, 11-5), Tulay Dundar (11-5, 11-8, 11-2) and Casey Cross (11-3, 11-5, 11-8). An impressive all-round team effort saw Writtle A defeat OCs A 7-3 although Paul Lucas was unbeaten for OCs. Matthew Brown, Richard Storey and Lee McHugh all won twice and Storey and McHugh came through a marathon doubles encounter 7-11, 8-11, 11-8, 11-7, 20-18 against Lucas and Daniel Berry.

Second-placed Liberal fell back in division 1(B) by losing  7-3 to Danbury B. Gus Heath (so impressive against Chelmsford B last week) was again unbeaten and Chris Buer recorded three excellent wins as well. Chris Buer beat Andrew Huckson (11-7, 8-11, 17-15, 11-9),  Robin Armstrong (11-8, 11-7, 15-13) and James Mullane (12-10, 11-9, 8-11, 11-7). Chelmsford B ran out 9-1 winners against a two-man Writtle B side. Mark Allaway, Simon Jarvis and Rob Shrimpton were undefeated in the six singles. Mark Allaway pipped Paul Sturton 11-2, 11- 4, 7-11, 8-11, 14-12 in the closest game of the evening.

In division two Maldon C defeated Danbury E 6-4. John Holland was unbeaten for Maldon downing the challenges of Tim Pulham (14-12, 14-12, 11-6), David Gatheral (11-2, 6-11, 9-11, 11-5, 11-7) and Ken Sheard (11-4, 7-11, 11-13, 11-8, 11-5.

In division four team-work saw Danbury K beat Galleywood B 6-4. Roger Tiffin, Mick Robinson and Norman Hayes all won twice although they all lost against Colin Blore. Blore completed his hat-trick with a 11-7, 11-13, 11-8, 11-6 win over Roger Tiffin.

Chelmsford Cougars defeated Chelmsford Jaguars 3-2 in CLICK division 2A. Harry Chivers and Sudheep Kamma both won once for the Cougars but they missed out against Josh Bickles. In the best game of the night Bickles defeated Harry Chivers 11-7, 7-11, 8-11, 11-5, 11-6.

Danbury Demons did well to beat Buttsbury Badgers 4-1 in CLICK division 2B. Elliot Gardiner led the way beating Aidan Tucker (11-9, 9-11, 6-11, 11-9, 11-9) and Oscar Hutt |(12-10, 12-10, 11-4).   Buttsbury Badgers ran out 3-2 winners against OCs Lions. George Standish and Max Samuels both beat Tom Bird but they both lost to Josh Peasgood. It was a dominant display from Peasgood who beat Samuels (11-8, 11-7, 11-8) and Standish (11-4, 11-8, 11-5).

Buttsbury Bees won twice in CLICK division 2C. Ollie Barrett and George Hagland carried all before them against Chelmsford Eagles. They were pushed harder against Chelmsford Falcons and won 3-2. Alan Jiang won twice for the Falcons beating George Hagland (12-10, 13-11, 11-8) and Ollie Barrett (13-11, 11-6, 4- 11, 11-2). Three more matches resulted in 3-2 scorelines in this division. Buttsbury Bats beat Chelmsford Eagles although James Kilen won twice for the Eagles. Killen beat Seamus Mellon (11-9, 11-8, 11-3) and Leo Beodon (11-5, 11- 8, 11-5). Chelmsford Wildcats (Emilie Guilloux and Georgina Riches) defeated Buttsbury Bats. Emilie Guilloux dominated proceedings beating Leo Beodon (13- 11, 12-10, 6-11, 11-7) and Seamus Mellon (11-6, 11-9, 11-6). Chelmsford Panthers edged out Chelmsford Wildcats. Alesha Austin was undefeated for the Panthers with wins over George Spicer (11-9, 11-6, 11-7) and Theo Griffiths (13-11, 11-9, 11-7).      

Chelmsford A ran out 5-1 winners over Chelmsford C in the Open Knock Out Cup. Wal Bada, Wu Dong Liu and Rob Shrimpton won all their singles. Rob Shrimpton showed up well wins over Cris Bernardo (11-7, 15-13, 11-8) and Wiktor Delimat (11-6, 12-10,) 11-5).

Shrimpton was also successful in the Handicap Knock Out Cup. Chelmsford B (Shrimpton, Mark Allaway and Wiktor Delimat) beat OCs B 5-1 and they will play Chelmsford G in the Semi-Final. Shrimpton was involved in two really close three enders. He missed out 18-21, 22-20, 20-22 against David Porter but he clinched his side’s victory with a 21-17, 23-25, 22-20 win over Mick Richardson. Danbury H also won 5-1. Allan Steel, Eamon Hall and Sam Mortimer-Ford all played a part in their Semi-Final victory over Writtle C. Allan Steel clinched their success by beating Gary Ward 21-19, 21-23, 23-21.

Danbury (Daniel Young, Luca Bailey and Ewan Hynd) beat OCs 5-0 in the Junior Knock-Out Cup. Luca Bailey was fully extended by Tanishq Kotwal before he won 4- 11, 6-11, 11-5, 12-10, 11-9. They will play Chelmsford Cougars in the Semi- Final with the prize - a Final against Chelmsford A. Chelmsford Cougars (Harry Chivers, Josh Bickles and Sudheep Kamma) beat Chelmsford Pumas 8-1. Joachin Mapes impressed for the losers with 6-11, 9-11, 11-9, 13-11, 11-7 win over Josh Bickles. 

OCs E (Richard Baxter, Richard Upson and David Newman) defeated Highwood A in the division three Knock-Out Cup.  Melanie Bonnett beat Richard Upson 12-10, 11- 6, 7-11, 11-9 for the sole Highwood win. OCs E will play OCs A in the Semi-Final whilst Writtle D will face Danbury G in the other Semi-Final.  

Danbury J, the runaway leaders in division four made it through to the division four knock out Cup Final. They beat Chelmsford E 5-2. Dave Goody had to work hard to beat Harry Buckle 12-10, 11-9, 3-11, 10-12, 11-7 whilst Dave Powell and Dave Goody were fully extended in the doubles before they pulled through 9-11, 11-4, 11-6, 8-11, 11-8 against Harry Buckle and Martin Hiskey.

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

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Press Report Issued 10 March 2019

Gus Heath impresses for Danbury B

Chelmsford B’s 6-4 win over Danbury B in division 1(B) of the Chelmsford & District Table Tennis League looks to be a match which went to the form book. However, this wasn’t the case and it was Danbury B’s Gus Heath who took the top billing. He scored three excellent wins downing the challenges of Robert Shrimpton (7-11, 17-15, 11-8, 11-4), Wudong Liu (12-10, 11-5,  11-8) and Wiktor Delimat (11-4, 11-4, 11-8). Three excellent wins !. Hatfield Peverel A ran out 7-3 winners over Writtle B. The addition of the big-hitting Scott Dowsett made a difference and he stayed undefeated. Lin Roff impressed for the losers and she scored a fine 11-9, 15-17, 11-5, 11-13, 13-11 win over Julie Johnson. Hatfield Peverel A were in turn beaten 7-3 by Liberal. Paul Davison won his three singles which included a hard-fought 11-7, 14-12, 13-11 win over Scott Dowsett but Steve Pennell was the revelation for the Liberal side. His trio of wins included a 5-11, 11-7, 16-14, 11-6 victory over Alistair Piper and a 9-11, 11-8, 11-9, 11-4 win over Scott Dowsett.

Danbury D are in the driving seat in division two. A 8-2 win over OCs C means they lead Maldon B by three points. Dan Anderson and Sam Lowman were both undefeated. Dan Anderson completed proceedings with a 11-6, 9-11, 11-7, 16-14 win over Charles Yeung. Maldon B fell back against third placed Chelmsford C who beat them 7-3.  Newcomer Christian Barnado looks strong at this level and he won his three singles defeating Steve Scholz (11-7, 11-7, 11-7), Ciaran Whelan (11-5, 5-11, 7-11, 11-6, 11-1) and Colin Napper (11-7, 14-12, 12-10). OCs B who are fourth returned to winning ways  by beating Maldon C 7-3. David Cole retained his 100 % singles record but only just. He beat old rival John Holland 10-12, 11-5, 11-7, 9-11, 14-12. Roger Hance scored two superb wins for the Maldon side. He beat Stephen Northcott 11-3, 11-8, 4-11, 11-13, 12-10 and Kevin Worthington 9-11, 11-8, 7-11, 11-8, 11-9. 6-4 results were common place in this division this week. Danbury E ran out narrow 6-4 winners over OCs C. David Gatheral led the way with three wins and he completed his hat-trick with a 11-1, 9-11, 7-11, 13-11, 12-10 victory over Charles Yeung. Hatfield Peverel B (Gareth Davies, Dave Fiddeman and Martin Archie) ran out 6-4 winners against Maldon C although all three players missed out against John Holland. Martin Archie caught the eye with a 12-10, 11-6, 9-11, 11-7 win over Ev Lucas and a 7-11, 11-8, 11-6, 8-11, 11-5 victory against Brian Riedling. There was another 6-4 result with Danbury C defeating Writtle C. Gary Ward was unbeaten for Writtle whilst Tony Forster and Neil Want both won twice for Danbury C. Tony Forster had to pull out all the stops to get the better of John Parodi 11-9, 4-11, 10-12, 11-9, 12-10. Hatfield Peverel B were well served by Nick Duce in their victory over Danbury E. Reserve Duce scored a fine hat-trick of wins beating Ken Sheard (11-8, 11-7, 11-13, 9-11, 11-4), David Gatheral (11-7, 12-10, 11-9) and Tim Pulham (7-11, 4-11, 11-8, 11-9, 11-7).

OCs D have a healthy six point lead in division three but they lost 6-4 this week to second placed Chelmsford D. Jarek Pietraszuk scored three good wins for the Chelmsford side and he sealed their victory with a last gasp 6-11, 11-6, 6-11, 13-11, 12-10 victory over Mick Richardson in the last game of the evening. Keith Martin prevailed 11-9, 8-11, 11-8, 12-10 in a close encounter against David Porter. Danbury G were 6-4 winners against Danbury H. Peter Hance led the way with a hat-trick and this included the decisive win in the last game of the evening against Luca Bailey 9-11, 11-7, 20-22, 11-7, 11-6. Elsewhere in this division matches were more one-sided. Chelmsford D also beat Maldon D 8-2. Thomas Page won twice for Maldon in a match where Maldon only had two players and were further hindered by the fact that Mervyn Perriman twisted his ankle in his first singles and ended up having to concede. Keith Martin beat Thomas Page 11-2, 11-3, 8-11, 11-8. Danbury F were clear-cut 9-1 winners over Writtle E. Dave Marsh and Gordon Gatheral both won their three singles as the Danbury side hit top form. Malcolm Storey was the token winner for Writtle E with a 5-11, 3-11,12-10, 11-8, 11-8 success against  Terry Hyland. Maldon D were also clear-cut winners and Thomas Page was undefeated as they overcame Danbury F 8-2. Thomas Page beat Dave Marsh - the best of the Danbury players 13-11, 8-11, 11-8, 11-7. In another match where the winning side had it pretty much all their own way Danbury H defeated Writtle D 9-1. Allan Steel and Luca Bailey both won their three singles. Luca Bailey beat Dave Carter 8-11, 11-7, 11-9, 9-11, 11-8 in the closest game of the night. OCs E  led by a hat-trick from John Newman defeated OCs F 8-2. Bob Francis was the best of the OCs F players with wins over Richard Baxter (10-12, 11-8, 11-8, 11-3) and Richard Upson (11-7, 12-10, 13-11). Danbury G added eight points to their total with a 8-2 victory over OCs E. Peter Hance and Nicky Reece Ford were both unbeaten whilst Richard Baxter impressed for the losers with a 8-11, 11-8, 11-8, 7-11, 11-5 win over Tony Forster.

Danbury J - runaway leaders of division four hold a massive 22 point lead despite losing for the first time last week. They were back to winning ways this week and they beat Writtle F 8-2. Dave Goody and Dave Powell both scored hat-tricks although Colin Griffith and Brian Steward both got the better of Richard Allen. Dave Powell retained his 100 % Singles record by fighting back from 2-1 down to get the better of Brian Steward 11-13, 12-10, 8-11, 11-2, 11-8. Second placed Chelmsford E (Jon Dyson / Martin Hiskey / Dusan Doszkoty) ran out 10-0 winners against Highwood A although they were harder pushed to beat Chelmsford E 6-4. The Chelmsford Club have had to say “Goodbye” to Jon Dyson who is moving to Rutland.  Martin Hiskey starred for the Chelmsford E side against their F side and he beat James Donald (who won twice for the F side) narrowly 12-10, 17-15, 12-10. Danbury K emerged as 7-3 winners over Highwood B. Denis Balic led the way with a hat-trick. Danbury K didn’t fare quite so well  against OCs G and lost 6-4 despite that it was again Denis Balic who won his three singles. Balic had to work hard for his three wins. He beat Sue Hickman (11-7, 9-11, 11-8, 6-11, 11-6), David Bishop (6-11, 13-11, 11-8, 14-12) and John Newman (2-11, 11-9, 11-3, 11-4). Highwood A led by a Melanie Bonnett hat-trick ran out 6-4 winners over Galleywood B. Will Goodchild and Nathan Blore both won twice for Galleywood B. Galleywood B in turn hit back with a 10-0 mauling of Highwod B. Colin Blore, Mark Glenister and Charlie Craig carried all before them. Charlie Craig completed his hat-trick with a 4-11, 11-5, 11-7, 8-11, 11-7 win over Russell Downton. OCs G completed the results for this division with a 7-3 win over Hatfield Peverel C. John Newman was undefeated for OCs G whilst David Bishop beat Peter Mortensen 11-8, 11-7, 5-11, 7-11, 13-11 in the closest game of the night.

Galleywod C (like Danbury J in division four) moved a massive 22 points clear of Chelmsford G in division five by beating Hatfield Peverel D 10-0. Mark Glenister, Charlie Craig and Aidan Noguchi were all undefeated. Glenister was given a “scare” in his first singles and he fell 2-0 behind against Richard Drozd before pulling through to win 8-11, 9-11, 11-9, 11-7, 11-9. Maldon E with Garry Eames and Denis Crapnell carrying all before them ran out 8-2 winners against Hatfield Peverel E and the same two players dominated as Maldon E defeated Chelmsford H 7-3. Luke Richardson,  Jamie Dowsett and John Wickens all won once for Chelmsford H. Chelmsford H added five points to their tally by drawing with OCs H. Stuart Wintle won his three singles for the Old Chelmsfordians side. Jamie Dowsett picked up two wins for the Chelmsford side and this included a hard-fought 7-11, 11-9, 15-13, 9-11, 11-7 win over Michael Lucey. Chelmsford J and Chelmsford G’s match also finished tied at 5-5. Taku Nerutanga won his three singles for the Chelmsford J side.

Chelmsford Leopards moved into second place in CLICK division 2B by beating Buttsbury Bulldogs 5-0. Cleon Fernandes and Al Lane were both undefeated. OCs Lions ran out 3-2 winners against Chelmsford Rhinos after Josh Peasgood had won his two singles. Peasgood defeated Daniel Wise 5-11, 11-2, 7-11, 11-6, 11-8 and Ben Chivers 11-5, 11-7, 13-11. The leaders West Maldon made it five wins out of five but they were hard pushed to beat Chelmsford Rhinos 3-2. Noah Sage was the difference between the  two teams. He beat Dan Wise 11-7, 11-7, 12-10 and Joshua Bickles 11-8, 8-11, 7-11, 11-9, 11-7.   

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

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Press Report Issued 3 March 2019

Vineeth Kamma - the best of some outstanding Junior performances

Junior players made their mark this week in no uncertain fashion in the Chelmsford & District Table Tennis League. Thomas Page (aged 15), 14 year-old Harry Buckle, 15 year old Nyree Marsh and perhaps most notable of all brothers Vineeth Kamma (15) and Sudheep Kamma (11) all played exceptionally well.

In division 1(A) the two leading sides both won 7-3. Alex Abbott and Trevor Lloyd were both undefeated for Maldon A against Danbury A. Eric Green and Dave Richardson both beat John Poysden for the losers. Defender Eric Green fought back strongly to triumph 4-11, 11-8, 11-8, 13-11. Chelmsford A defeated Writtle A. Casey Cross won his three singles for Chelmsford whilst Writtle reserve Peter Layzell scored  a fine win over 2019 M&G Investments Chelmsford Championships Ladies Singles Champion Tulay Dundar 6-11, 11-8, 11-3, 11-5.

In division1 (B) second placed Liberal fell back after drawing against Chelmsford B who were bolstered considerably by the inclusion of the highly rated James Denyer. In a battle of the two best players in this division Denyer defeated Paul Davison 11-8, 5-11, 11-6, 11-7. Leaders Galleywood A beat Danbury B 7-3. Bryn Thomas played his part for Galleywood by defeating Steve Buer 11-7, 11-8, 11-7.

Maldon B are the new leaders in division two. They beat long-time leaders OCs B 6-4. Kevin Worthington was the best of the OCs  players with wins over Ciaran Whelan and Colin Napper but he missed out 7-11, 11-6, 11-7, 8-11, 7-11 to Thomas Page - a tremendous win for the Junior. Worthington did show his class with a 11-8, 11-4, 13-11 win over Ciaran Whelan. Danbury D drop back to second even though they beat Writtle C 7-3. Sam Lowman can’t put a foot wrong at present and he beat Gary Ward - Writtle’s best player 6-11, 11-6, 11-9, 11-5.

Chelmsford C stay third and they beat a two man Danbury C 9-1. Cristian Barnardo, Mike Johnston and Wiktor Delimat won all their singles. Newcomer Cristian Barnardo closed proceedings with a 16-14, 11-7, 11-2 victory over Neil Want.

Team work saw OCs F home in division three. Tanishq Kotwal, Russell Hall and Farooq Ahmed all won twice as they beat Writtle E 7-3. Farooq Ahmed had to pull out all the stops to get the better of Dave Moles 9-11, 11-5, 8-11, 11-4, 12-10.

Danbury J’s magnificent run of 15 wins out of 15 has come to an end in division four. And in perhaps the performance of the week it was brothers Vineeth and Sudheep Kamma who led the way as Chelmsford F beat the leaders 6-4. Vineeth was undefeated and Sudheep won twice. 15 year-old Vineeth excelled by beating Robert Kneale in five ends (6-11, 11-3, 7-11, 11-4, 11-4) whilst 11 year-old Sudheep showed terrific composure to defeat Richard Allen 14-16, 11-6, 5-11, 13-11, 13-11. The improvement of these two players in recent weeks has been enormous. They both receive Coaching from Lee McHugh and clearly his energy and enthusiasm  is rubbing off on his charges.  Chelmsford E ran out 8-2 winners over Highwood B. Jon Dyson and Dusan Doszkoty were both undefeated whilst another Junior player - Harry Buckle notched up fine wins over Francis Whitbread (11-6, 11-9, 11-7) and Martin Goddard (11-6, 12-10, 11-8). Writtle F ran out 8-2 winners over OCs G. David Meah and Colin Griffiths both won their three singles. However, Writtle F didn’t fare so well against Hatfield Peverel C and they lost 6-4. Nick Duce won his three singles for the Hatfield Peverel C team. Ian Hockley was the best of the Writtle players with two wins, although he struggled to beat Alastair Brown before he pulled clear in the fifth end (12-10, 9-11, 11-9, 4-11, 11-3).

Division five leaders Galleywood C scored their 13th win of the Season beating Maldon E 7-3. Mark Glenister was undefeated for Galleywood but there was a first defeat of the Season for Gary Copsey who lost to Denis Crapnell 6-11, 14-16, 11-4, 11-9, 8-11. Glenister beat Crapnell 11-13, 11-7, 11-6, 11-2. Chelmsford G (Andy Swales, Sarah Austin and Revox Matthews) won all nine singles as they  beat Hatfield Peverel D 9-1. However, Andy Swales and Sarah Austin conspired to lose a very hard fought doubles 11-8, 11-9, 10-12, 9-11, 11-13 to Andy Simmonds and Richard Drozd.  Chelmsford H were 7-3 winners against Hatfield Peverel E and there was a first “full-house” for 15 year-old Nyree Marsh - the 2019 M&G Investments Chelmsford Championships Junior Girls Singles Champion. She beat Phil West (11-5, 7-11, 11-7, 11-8), John Kuhl (11-4, 16-14, 9-11, 11-7) and Davina Brazier (8-11, 11-7, 11-6, 11-8). Chelmsford J ran out 8-2 winners against OCs H. Revox Matthews and Takunda Nerutanga both won their three singles whilst Jacqui Smith won twice.

Leaders Danbury Dragons scored their fourth win out of five in division 2A of the CLICK League. Ewan Hynd and Sam Mortimer-Ford were both undefeated although Ewan Hynd was stretched to beat Cameron Waite 9-11, 4-11,  11-7, 11-4, 12-10. 

West Maldon top the table in division 2B of the CLICK League. Noah Sage (two wins) and Oliver Wylie (one win) ran out 4-1 winners against Danbury Demons. Oliver Wylie battled hard to beat Elliot Gardiner 11-8, 9-11, 13-11, 12-10. Buttsbury Badgers beat Buttsbury Bulldogs 4-1. Ben Brown was unbeaten for the Badgers but his match against George Standish could have gone either way. Brown finally sealed victory 11-9, 9-11, 11-6, 9-11, 12-10. Buttsbury Bears (Oscar Hutt and Harry Hutt) defeated Chelmsford Leopards 3-2. However, Cleon Fernandes was unbeaten for  the Leopards. He beat Harry Hutt 11-2, 9-11, 11-7, 7-11, 12-10 after another pulsating five ender.

Chelmsford Panthers were 5-0 winners in CLICK division 2C. Malachi O’Leary and Theo Griffiths were both unbeaten against Chelmsford Eagles. However, it was far from plain sailing for Malachi O’Leary who required five ends to beat both Jixuan Li (9-11, 11-8, 7-11,11-9, 11-5) and Charlie Donald (7-11, 10-12, 11-5, 11-9, 11-9). Chelmsford Eagles also lost 5-0 to Danbury Griffins. Jenson Davis and Finley Bailey were both undefeated. Finley Bailey set the ball rolling for Danbury Griffins by beating Charles Donald 8-11, 11-7, 6-11, 11-8, 11-7 in the first game. Buttsbury Beavers ran out narrow 3-2 winners over Buttsbury Bees. Ryan Beresford-Cole picked up two wins for the Beavers. He beat Ollie Barrett (11-4, 11-2, 11-8) and George Hagland (6-11, 11-4,6-11, 11-5, 11-8). Chelmsford Falcons led by an undefeated Oliver Cheung won 4-1 against Buttsbury Bats. Cheung found Leo Comer “a tough nut to crack” and he finally secured victory 11-7, 8-11, 3-11, 11-4, 11-7.

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


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