Press Report Issued on 15 March 2020

League programme continues

The Chelmsford & District Table Tennis League Committee have followed the directive of Table Tennis England and at present League matches do not have to be postponed or cancelled if all players are fit to participate, notwithstanding the ever growing concerns regarding the Corona Virus. All players are advised to check the Table Tennis England Website regularly as matters can change on a daily basis. However, the League’s largest Club – Chelmsford Table Tennis Club who play out of the Melbourne Athletics Centre on a multi Table basis have taken the decision to stop hosting matches with immediate effect. This is in line with the many Sporting events that have been postponed throughout the World in the last few days.

In division one Chelmsford B did well to beat Liberal 6-4. Simon Jarvis led the way with a hat-trick which included wins over James Mullane (8-11, 13-11, 14-12, 11-7), Andy Huckson (11-8, 11-2, 9-11, 11-7) and Simon Webber (10-12, 11-7, 14-12, 11-9). Mark Allaway won once, an impressive 13-11, 9-11, 11-9, 8-11, 11-7 victory over James Mullane.

The fast improving Thomas Page shone as Maldon C beat Chelmsford D 7-3 in division two. His hat-trick of wins include a quick-fire 11-6, 11-7, 11-7 victory against Victor Chan.

Martin Knight’s hat-trick was the difference between the two sides as Danbury L beat OCs H 6-4 in division five. Knights downed the challenge of Michael Lucey – OC’s best player - 12-10, 11-5, 8-11, 11-5.

Danbury Dragons top division 2A of the Junior League with 15 points out of 20. They beat Chelmsford Jaguars 4-1 with Ben Porter dominating proceedings. Porter beat George Bilbao (11-5, 11-5, 11-4) and Todd Martin (12-10, 11-4, 11-3). Chelmsford Pumas are a clear third. They beat Danbury Demons 4-1. Sam Mortimer-Ford dropped the first end against Joachin Mapes but he fought back strongly to win 9-11, 11-3, 11-0, 11-7.

There was a first win for Buttsbury Bears in Junior division 2B. And it was a decisive one as well. They beat Chelmsford Falcons 5-0 with Ben Brown and Jacob Lawrence both remaining undefeated. Jacob Lawrence came out on top against Oliver Cheung 11-9, 11-7, 4-11, 11-9.  Jacob Lawrence was also undefeated as Buttsbury Bears lost 3-2 against Buttsbury Bats. He beat Ryan Beresford Cole over five ends 10-12, 3-11, 11-8, 11-7, 11-6 and George Hagland 11-9, 11-4, 11-9. Chelmsford Rhinos beat Chelmsford Leopards 3-2. Nikita Tkachuk beat both Cleon Fernandes (11-7, 11-6, 11-7) and Al Lane (11-6, 11-6, 11-7).

Danbury Griffins have surged clear in Junior division 2C. They beat OCs Lions 5-0. Dan Wise and Adam Thirkettle carried all before them.  They top the table with 22 points out of 30. Danbury Griffins also beat Buttsbury Bulldogs 4-1. Dan Wise won twice again. He beat Oscar Hutt 11-8, 10-12, 11-7, 11-9. Buttsbury Beavers are second with 16 points. Max Samuels powered to wins against the Writtle Raccoons duo of Oliver Plaw and Luke Rowse. Oliver Plaw was on target for the losers and he beat Leo Beadon 11-13, 11-8, 6-11, 11-6, 11-4. Buttsbury Beavers ran out 4-1 winners.   

Chelmsford Tigers have jumped above Buttsbury Badgers in Junior division 2D after beating their opponents 4-1. Harrison Hill was undefeated and he beat Joseph Hutt (11-9, 11-8, 11-7). Danbury Devils are one place above Chelmsford Tigers in third, and they beat Chelmsford Elephants 3-2. Will Ratcliffe was undefeated and he saw off Jesse Epstein (11-9, 11-6, 11-6) and Nathan Tew (12-10, 11-6, 11-4). Danbury Devils also beat Chelmsford Tigers 3-2. William Ratcliffe was again unbeaten. His game against Emilie Guilloux was a close one, and Ratcliffe sneaked home 13-11, 11-13, 11-3, 13-11.

There was a first defeat for Chelmsford Wildcats in Junior division 2E. They lost 3-2 to Chelmsford Eagles. Emile Guilloux won twice for the Wildcats. She beat Javier Sutherland-Moore (8-11, 7-11, 11-7.  12-10, 11-6) and Theo Hasevic (11-6, 8-11, 11-6, 11-8). Chelmsford Kangaroos with Eddie Pickwick winning twice beat Chelmsford Ospreys 3-2. Noah Baldwin was on target for the Ospreys with a 11-8, 12-10, 7-11, 11-8 victory against Alex Stephenson. Chelmsford Wolves came out on top 3-2 against Chelmsford Kestrels. Jishmant Shah beat Aarya Thomas 8-11, 11-9, 11-6, 6-11, 11-3. 

Steve Kerns Press & Publicity Officer Chelmsford District Table Tennis League

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Press Report Issued on 8 March 2020

It’s a five way battle to avoid relegation from division one

The battle to avoid relegation from division one of the Chelmsford & District Table Tennis League really couldn’t be tighter and a mere two points covers no fewer than five teams. You wouldn’t expect to see OCs A so close to the bottom but they lost 7-3 to fourth-placed Galleywood A; a big turnaround from the 8-2 defeat Galleywood suffered in the first half of the Season. Peter Barrett who has played well all Season really shone on this occasion. He beat Paul Lucas (4-11, 11-4, 7-11, 11-4, 11-7) and Terry Dowsett (15-13, 8-11, 5-11, 11-5, 12-10). James Hicks also excelled and he beat Paul Lucas (9-11, 6-11, 11-8, 11-4, 11-4). Well played indeed !. Danbury A stay second although they lost 8-2 to Chelmsford C. Danbury A were only able to field one player and although Gary Young won twice he missed out 13-11, 8-11, 13-11, 7-11, 8-11 to newcomer James Liddiard. Chelmsford A closed the gap in third place by beating Danbury B 6-4. This side have used 13 players this Season. Is this a record ? 2020 Chelmsford Mens Singles Champion Eren Gozcu led the way with a hat-trick. He beat Sam Lowman 11-7, 11-5, 11-9 and Dan Anderson 12-10, 11-7, 9-11, 11-6.    

Writtle C turned in a five star performance in division two to beat Maldon B 9-1.  Dave Calleja and Gary  Ward were both undefeated with Calleja setting the tone for the  evening by beating Steve  Scholz 11-3, 11-8, 7-11, 4-11, 13-11 in the first game of the night. Scholz also missed out narrowly against John Parodi (15-13, 7-11, 8-11, 13-11, 8-11). Danbury C are tied in second place with Writtle B and they beat Hatfield Peverel A 7-3. Gus Heath was again on top form. He defeated Gareth Davies (12-10, 11-6, 11-6), Neil Freeman (11-5, 11-7, 12-14, 11-3) and Alastair Piper (11-5, 13-11, 11-6). Neil Freeman scored a notable 11-5, 11-6, 10-12, 12-10 victory over Ian Whiteside.  

Runaway leaders Danbury E made it 14 wins out of 14 in division three by beating Writtle D 6-4. David Gatheral, an impressive winner of the division three Singles at the Chelmsford Championships has enjoyed a magnificent Season in the League as well as illustrated by his 94 % Singles record.   He was undefeated as his side beat Writtle D 7-3. He rounded off another successful evening with a 11-3, 11-4, 12-10 win over Trevor Collin. Danbury F, bolstered by the presence of Steve Noble ran out 7-3 winners against Hatfield Peverel C. Noble beat Nick Duce – the best of the Hatfield Peverel players 4-11, 11-8, 11-9, 5-11, 11-7.   OCs D who are a clear second beat Danbury H 6-4 after a hard fought match in which six games were decided in the fifth end. Mick Richardson (83 %) ensured OCs went home as “winners” by beating Sanjay Saptarshi 11-8, 11-7, 11-8 in the last game of the evening.   Eamon Hall won twice for Danbury. He beat Dave Porter (6-11, 11-8, 11-4, 5-11, 12-10) and Mick Hayes (11-5, 12-14, 11-5, 10-12, 11-9). It was “honours even” between Chelmsford E and Danbury J. No player stayed undefeated and Revox Mathews and Sudheep Kamma (Chelmsford) and Richard Allen and Dave Powell (Danbury) all stayed undefeated. Reserve Revox Matthews did well to beat Richard Allen 12-10, 11-5, 11-7. It was “all even” between Danbury G and OCs E as well. Nicky Reece-Ford won his three singles and this included a last gasp 13-11, 11-6, 9-11, 5-11, 12-10 win over Richard Baxter. Ford completed his hat-trick with another hard-fought 12-10, 10-12, 11-4, 11-8 win over John Newman.

The leaders Galleywood C beat second placed Chelmsford H 6-4 in division four, their sixteenth win of the Season to retain their 100 % record. Gary Copsey led the way this time with a hat-trick of four set wins. He beat Matthew Odiase (11-8, 8-11, 11-4, 11-4), Saul Chivers (11-5, 11-8, 7-11, 11-9) and Andy Swales (11-8, 12-14, 11-3, 11-8).  Chelmsford G (Adi Kamma, Like Richardson and Alex Tkachuk) powered to a 9-1 win over Writtle F. Ian Hockley was Writtle’s sole winner and he beat Alex Tkachuk 6-11, 14-12, 11-7, 8-11, 11-9. Adi Kamma was poised at two games apiece against Colin Griffiths but he surged clear in the decider to win 11-7, 11-5, 9-11, 10-12, 11-2. Chelmsford F ran out 8-2 winners against Danbury K. Dusan Doszkoty led the way with a hat-trick. He sealed his third win by downing the challenge of Jean Chasmer 11-9, 11-7, 11-3. Writtle E were “big” 9-1 winners against OCs G. Dave Moles and Alan Offord both bagged hat-tricks. Robert Boultwood was on target for the losers. He beat Neil Thompson 5-11, 11-8, 11-9, 11-9. OCs F did well to beat Galleywood B 6-4, good going as all three players lost to Bryn Thomas. Thomas sealed his third win of the evening with a 9-11, 12-10, 11-4, 8-11, 11-3 success against David Newman.  It was “honours even” between Writtle F and OCs G. No one player stayed unbeaten and the Writtle duo of David Meah and Ian Hockley and OCs’ David Bishop and Robert Boultwood all won twice.  David Meah sealed the draw for Writtle by beating David Bishop 9-11, 11-2, 11-5, 10-12, 11-7 in the last game of the evening.

Highwood B returned to pole position in division five. They beat Hatfield Peverel E 7-3 after Francis Whitbread and Martin Goddard had both won their three singles. Whitbread’s third singles against Phil West didn’t go to five ends but the scores speak for themselves. Whitbread won 25-23, 11-13, 11-8, 11-8 – quite a battle !. Highwood B also beat Buttsbury 7-3. Frank Neill, Martin Goddard and Russell Downteon all won twice on this occasion.  Max Samuels won two close games for Buttsbury. He beat Frank Neill (9-11, 11-8, 11-6, 10-12, 11-8) and Russell Downton (6-11, 11-9, 11-8, 11-13, 12-10). Highwood A are in hot pursuit, a mere one point behind. They drew 5-5 with Buttsbury. Melanie Bonnett was undefeated and she beat Tomas Krowlikowski 7-11, 9-11, 11-4, 11-8, 11-6 to secure her hat-trick. With a record of 93 % she has been the model of consistency this Season. Hatfield Peverel D (Richard Drozd, Aaron Cracknell and Andy Simmonds) ran out 10-0 winners against Hatfield Peverel F. Richard Drozd set them on their way with a hard-fought 11-9, 9-11, 8-11, 12-10, 11-8 win over Gary Simmonds and they never looked back after that. Team work saw Maldon E home 7-3 against Chelmsford K. Roger Warren, Rob Sach and  Kym Eames all won twice. Jacqui Smith was the most successful of the Chelmsford players and she impressed by beating Roger Warren 11-8, 13-11, 11-1. Chelmsford J ran out 7-3 winners against ARU. Bruce Li was undefeated and Rajesh Dewan won twice. This included a last gasp 11-5, 5-11, 11-5, 9-11, 12-10 victory over Jordan Corbett.

Chelmsford Jaguars (Alan Jiang and Oliver Cheung) overcame Danbury Demons 3-2 in division 2A of the Junior League. Elliot Gardiner won twice for Danbury Demons. He beat Alan Jiang 10-12, 11-6, 8-11, 11-6, 11-5 and Oliver Cheung 12-10, 12-14, 11-8, 11-7.

Chelmsford Rhinos (14 points out of 25) top the table in Junior division 2B. They beat Buttsbury Bears 4-1. Nikita Tkachuk was undefeated and he beat Ben Brown (11-4, 11-7, 11-9) and Aidan Turner (11-5, 11-9, 11-4). Buttsbury Bats did well to beat the higher placed Chelmsford Antelopes 4-1. George Hagland won twice and he beat Todd Martin after a real tussle (11-7, 7-11, 11-9, 7-11, 14-12).

Five results in Junior division 2C. Amazingly four of these games were decided 3-2. Leaders Danbury Griffins suffered their first defeat of the Season. They lost 3-2 to Chelmsford Panthers. Aarav Mehta caused them the most problems. He beat Adam Thirkettle 11-13, 14-12, 11-7, 11-7 and Callum Caldwell 11-5, 11-7, 11-7 and he combined with Soumil Jain to beat Thirkettle and Caldwell 8-11, 11-8, 11-9, 11-8 in an evenly contested doubles encounter. Danbury Griffins returned to winning ways against Buttsbury Bears and they came out on top 3-2. Callum Caldwell was undefeated on this occasion. He defeated Max Samuels 13-11, 5-11, 3-11, 12-10, 11-8 in the closest game of the night. It was 3-2 again as Writtle Raccoons (Mimime Pummell and Archie Pummell) beat OCs Lions. Mimi Pummell beat Sam Lincoln 11-7, 11-13, 3-11, 11-8, 11-9 but she lost to Vydma Upadhyaya 6-11, 9-11, 8-11 who won twice for the Old Chelmsfordians team.  Buttsbury Bears defeated Buttsbury Bulldogs 3-2. George Standish held the key to this success. He beat Oscar Hutt 11-9, 9-11, 8-011, 11-6, 11-9 and Jamie Elliott 11-8, 12-10, 11-8.  Finally,   a result that wasn’t 3-2. Chelmsford Panthers ran out 4-1 winners against Buttsbury Bulldogs. Aarav Mehta was undefeated whilst Toby Hart beat Oscar Hutt 11-8, 6-11, 11-9, 11-8.

Chelmsford Owls suffered their first defeat in Junior division 2D. They were well beaten 4-1 by Chelmsford Elephants. Nathan Tew was undefeated for the Elephants. He beat Theo Hasevic 11-13, 11-7, 11-9, 9-11, 11-9 and Toby Hart 11-8, 11-4, 11-5. Toby Hart was on target for the Owls and he beat Jishant Shah 11-7, 11-9, 8-11, 11-9. Buttsbury Badgers ran out 3-2 winners against Buttsbury Bats. Seamus Mellon was undefeated on this occasion although they in turn lost 4-1 to Chelmsford Elephants. Ben Picwick’s “double” included wins over Zachary Samuels (11-4, 11-7, 11-8) and Ronnie Palmer (8-11, 11-8,11-6, 11-9).  

Chelmsford Wildcats (Georgina Riches and Emilie Guilloux) lead the way in Junior division 2E with 19 points out of 20. They beat Chelmsford Wolves 5-0. Georgina Riches had to work hard to beat Thelma Abraham – Victor 11-8, 8-11, 11-5, 11-9. Chelmsford Eagles (Ruben Sutherland Moore and Javier Sutherland Moore) did well to beat Chelmsford Kangaroos 3-2, good going as Harrison Hill was unbeaten for the Kangaroos. He raced to wins over Ruben (12-10, 11-5, 11-6) and Javier (11-6, 11-6, 11-7). Last but not least, Chelmsford Kestrels beat Chelmsford Ospreys 3-2. Max Flower was their match-winner. He beat Isabella Borgia 11-8, 12-10, 11-8 and Noah Baldwin 12-10, 3-11, 11-1, 7-11, 11-3.  

Steve Kerns Press & Publicity Officer Chelmsford District Table Tennis League

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Press Report Issued on 1 March 2020

James Denyer – first player to beat Alex Abbott this Season

Leaders Maldon A overcame the potentially tricky hurdle of third-placed Chelmsford A 7-3 in the first division of the Chelmsford & District Table Tennis League. The hard hitting James Denyer proved to be their main stumbling block and he became the first player to topple Alex Abbott this Season. Abbot’s record of 97 % (38 wins out of 39) is testimony as to how well he has played this year. Denyer came out on top 11-7, 13-11, 11-9 and he went on to beat Trevor Lloyd 11-9, 7-11, 11-6, 11-7 and John Poysden 11-6, 11-8, 11-5. Eagle eyed followers will also have noted that Maldon A have now lost a game and that is because they had to concede to Chelmsford C. However, they still look to be odds on favourites to win this division. Galleywood A did well beat Chelmsford B 8-2. Peter Barrett led the way with a hat-trick and the decision to include Charlie Craig as an “eleventh hour replacement” proved to be an inspired choice. He beat Robert Shrimpton 11-9, 14-12, 8-11, 12-10 – a magnificent performance. Charlie Craig also beat Vinnie Kamma 11-6, 6-11, 11-4, 11-6 for good measure. Writtle A have shown a marked improvement in recent weeks and this week they beat a two player Danbury A side 6-4. Lee McHugh led the way with wins over Eric Green (11-8, 11-9, 4-11, 11-7) and Daniel Young (11-7, 13-11, 6-11, 11-8). Danbury A returned to winning ways against Liberal, winning 7-3. Daniel Young, Gary Young and Steve Whiteley all won twice although they all missed out against an inform Paul Davison. In the best game of the night Paul Davison disposed of Daniel Young 13-15, 13-11, 11-9, 11-8. Danbury B moved up to fifth by beating Chelmsford C 7-3. Sam Lowman (69 %) was again to the fore with an impressive hat-trick which included a 9-11, 12-10, 8-11, 11-9, 11-6 win over Cristian Bernado whilst “evergreen” reserve Ian Whiteside played his part with a fine 11-5, 6-11, 14-12, 15-17, 12-10 victory over Wiktor Delimat. No shortage of top draw play in the first division this week.

Third placed Danbury C did well to beat second placed Writtle B 7-3 in division two. Ian Whiteside led the way with three wins which included hard fought battles against Phil Smith (11-5, 11-13, 11-7, 6-11, 11-8) and Paul Sturton (11-4, 12-14, 14-12, 6-11, 11-5). Fourth placed Maldon B were held to a draw by Hatfield Peverel A. Ciaran Whelan was unbeaten for Maldon and this included a 9-11, 11-8, 11-9, 11-9 victory over Julie Johnson - the best of the Hatfield Peverel players. Julie Johnson beat Colin Napper 11-7, 12-10, 4-11, 8-11, 12-10 in the closest game of the evening. Maldon C did well to draw 5-5 with Danbury C. Rising star Tom Page played his part with a hat-trick and he managed to dispel Gus Heath 11-8, 11-3, 11-4 – good going as Heath has an excellent record of 76 % this Season. Page also beat another impressive newcomer – Lee Wicks 13-15, 11-9, 11-1, 12-10. A two man OCs C side did well to draw against Chelmsford D. John Newman came up trumps here with a fine 5-11, 13-11, 11-4, 6-11, 11-4 win over Victor Chan. Writtle C came out on top 6-4 against Danbury D. Dave Calleja led the way with three wins and this included a last gasp 11-6, 4-11, 9-11, 11-8, 12-10 win over Tony Forster.

Division three produced no less than five 7-3 results from five matches. What are the odds on that happening a second time ?. Danbury E remain firmly on course to take the title and David Gatheral (94 %) and Tim Pulham (86 %) were both undefeated against Danbury F. They also beat Danbury J 7-3. David Gatheral was again undefeated but he looked to be in deep trouble against Rob Kneale. However he turned it round and fought back strongly to win 5-11, 5-11, 11-7, 11-1, 11-4. Danbury H did well to beat the higher placed Writtle D. Eamon Hall led the way with three 3-0 successes and this included a 11-8, 11-9, 11-5 victory against Trevor Collin. Dave Hancox defeated Colin Barham 7-11, 11-8, 12-10, 9-11, 12-10 in the pick of the might’s action. It was 7-3 again as a two-man OCs D beat Danbury G. Mick Richardson and Mick Hayes were both undefeated. Nick Duce led the way as Hatfield Peverel C beat Danbury J. Duce completed his hat-trick with a “slightly unusual” looking 11-8, 9-11, 11-13, 11-1, 12-10 (“duce in the fifth”) win over Dave Powell. Guy McKenzie (who won twice) defeated Dave Powell 6-11, 11-4, 6-11, 11-9,11-7.

In division four second placed Chelmsford H were hard pushed to beat third placed OCs F 6-4. Saul Chivers proved to be an inspired selection and he scored three excellent wins downing the challenges of Barry Evans (11-7, 12-10), 11-8), David Newman (11-6, 10-12, 11-6, 11-7) and Fin Feil (11-8, 7-11, 11-9, 8-11, 11-8). Writtle E disposed of Danbury K 8-2. Malcolm Storey and Dave Moles both bagged hat-tricks. Malcolm Storey fought back strongly from 2-0 down to beat Mick Robinson 5-11, 9-11, 14-12, 11-8, 11-6. That third game proved to be crucial. It was 8-2 again, as Galleywood B beat OCs G 8-2. Colin Blore and Bryn Thomas were both undefeated whilst Ron Salton won once, beating Robert Boultwood 11-3, 6-11, 10-12, 11-9, 11-9. Chelmsford F ran out 7-3 winners against Maldon D. Dusan Doszkoty led the way with a hat-trick and he received excellent support from Rev Matthews and Joachin Mapes who both won twice. Galleywood B lost 6-4 to Chelmsford G. Sudheep Kamma (73 %) was undefeated for the Chelmsford side and he beat Bryn Thomas 11-4, 13-15, 7-11, 11-5, 12-10 in a fast and furious opening encounter. It was 6-4 again when Danbury K beat Writtle F. A good win for the Danbury side as Dave Meah was undefeated for Writtle F. Meah came out on top against Alex Porter 11-8, 11-5, 9-11, 8-11, 12-10 in the closest game of the evening.

Division five has been hyper active this week. Your scribe has developed “writers cramp” as a result !. Highwood A returned to the top, courtesy of their 7-3 wins over Chelmsford K and Hatfield Peverel F. Melanie Bonnett and Nicola Pippen were both undefeated against Chelmsford K whilst Melanie Bonnett was also unbeaten against Hatfield Peverel F. The last match of the evening was a “corker” and Deborah Ginn came up trumps 11-9, 11-5, 11-13, 4-11, 16-14 against Keith Fitz-John. Highwood B are just one point behind and they beat Chelmsford K 6-4. Frank Neill and Francis Whitbread both won twice to counter the three wins that Matthew Odiase scored for Chelmsford. The doubles proved to be the most evenly contested encounter of the night and Frank Neill and Francis Whitbread finally overcame Peter Davenport and Matthew Odiase 8-11, 12-10, 9-11, 11-5, 12-10. The rivalry between the two Highwood teams looks like it might extend all the way into the last round of matches. ARU Rhinos jumped up to fifth place by beating Maldon E 8-2. Jordan Corbett and Douglas Bawuah were both undefeated. In the case of Douglas Bawuah this was “by the skin of his teeth”. Bawuah beat Kym Eames 11-7, 11-9, 8-11, 8-11, 11-9 and Ross Wheeler 6-11, 11-13, 11-8,11-9, 11-9. Richard Drozd was unbeaten as Hatfield Peverel D ran out 7-3 winners against Danbury L. This was a hard fought affair with six games decided in the fifth end. Drozd completed his hat-trick with a 10-12, 11-7, 8-11, 11-8, 11-8 victory against Paul Thirkettle in the last game of the evening. The match between Gary Simmonds and Ken Wilding was even more dramatic and Simmonds sneaked home 21-19, 9-11, 11-9, 7-11, 11-8. Quite a battle !. Hatfield Peverel F shaded a close match 6-4 against Maldon E. No player remained undefeated and the Hatfield Peverel F duo - Deborah Ginn and Gary Simmonds and Maldon’s Ross Wheeler and Robin Sach all won twice. Deborah Ginn gave Hatfield Peverel a winning start by beating Kym Eames 11-7, 11-7, 10-12, 9-11, 11-7 in the first game of the evening. Hatfield Peverel D in turn did well to beat ARU Rhinos convincingly 9-1. Mick Carter and Andy Simmonds were both undefeated. Jordan Corbett was ARU’s sole winner. He beat Gary Simmonds 18-16, 11-9, 4-11, 6-11, 11-9. Bruce Li and Rajesh Dewan both bagged hat-tricks as Chelmsford J beat Danbury L 7-3. Ken Wilding defeated Shengbing Zhu 6-11, 11-8, 10-12, 11-9, 11-9 in the closest game of the night.

A strong Chelmsford B side ran out 5-0 winners against Buttsbury B in the Quarter Final of the Junior Knock Out Cup. Harry Buckle, James Donald and Vinni Kamma held the upper-hand against Ryan Beresford Cole, George Hagland and Jamie Elliott.

Chelmsford Leopards beat Chelmsford Antelopes 4-1 in Junior division 2B. Cleon Fernandez was undefeated whilst Al Lane came out in top 7-11, 11-9, 11-13, 11-8, 11-8 in a close encounter against Malachi O’Leary. Chelmsford Falcons ran out 5-0 winners against Buttsbury Bears. Oliver Cheung and Alan Jiang were both undefeated. Cheung had to dig deep to see off Oliver Barrett 14-12, 11-4, 4-11, 13-11.

Chelmsford Elephants beat Chelmsford Tigers 5-0 in Junior division 2D to move into second place. Nathan Tew and Ben Pickwick were both undefeated. Pickwick crashed to a 11-0 set-back in the third end against Prayak Gupta but he pulled through to win 11-4, 11-4, 0-11, 11-9. Chelmsford Owls top this division and they beat Danbury Devils 3-2. Good going as Calum Caldwell was undefeated for the Devils. He beat Luv Goel 11-5, 11-6, 11-5 and Toby Hart 11-5, 12-10, 12-10. Danbury Devils in turn beat Buttsbury Bees 3-2. William Ratcliffe won twice which included a 7-11, 13-11, 11-8, 11-5 victory against Seamus Mellon.

Chelmsford Wildcats made it three wins out of three in Junior division 2E and they top the table with 14 points out of 15. Emilie Guilloux and Thelma Abraham Victor were both undefeated against Chelmsford Ospreys. Thelma Abraham Victor defeated Hela Kolli 11-7, 5-11, 11-5, 11-8. Second placed Chelmsford Eagles have 13 points. They brushed aside Chelmsford Wolves 5-0. Javier Sutherland-Moore and Theo Hasevic were both undefeated. Theo Hasevic beat Harry Riches 8-11, 12-10, 11-7, 10-12, 11-6 in the closest game of the evening. Last but not least Chelmsford Kangaroos beat Chelmsford Kestrels 3-2. Harrison Hill impressed by beating Max Flower 11-5, 11-3, 11-5 and Aarya Thomas 11-6, 9-11, 15-13, 13-11.

Steve Kerns Press & Publicity Officer Chelmsford District Table Tennis League

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