Press Report Issued 19 November 2017

Big win for Maldon A

Last year’s Champions Maldon A are in third place in the first division of the Chelmsford & District Table Tennis League. They ran out convincing 9-1 winners against OCs A after Trevor Lloyd and John Poysden had both won their three singles encounters. However as is often the case in these instances it was the game they lost which made the most interesting reading. Chris Jacob excelled here by defeating Alex Abbott 14-12, 9-11, 8-11, 11-8, 11-7 in the last game of the evening. Chelmsford A stay top and they showed their class by beating a strong Liberal B side 8-2. Wale Bade and Eddie Ogbebor both won their three singles. Wale defeated Paul Davison 12-10, 7-11, 10-12. 12-10, 13-11 after a real hum-dinger of a game. Steve Pennell impressed for the losers. He defeated Ryan Gooday 13-11, 5-11, 11-13, 11-5, 11-9.

The leaders Writtle Excalibur A (Matthew Brown, Lee McHugh and Ryan Pitt) didn’t put a foot wrong against Danbury D in division two and ran out hugely impressive 10-0 winners over Danbury D. That result certainly wasn’t one you would predict !. Lee McHugh had to pull out all the stops to get the better of Cameron Gray after a marathon encounter. McHugh finally triumphed 11-7, 13-11, 21-23, 8-11, 13-11. Matthew Brown won his three singles with an economy of effort beating Dan Anderson (11-2, 11-7, 11-6), Cameron Gray (11-8, 11-7, 11-8) and George Ashley (11-9, 11-4, 11-8). Without McHugh in their line-up Writtle also beat Danbry B 6-4. Neil Want stole the show here with three good wins - his third “full-house of the Season“. Want fought back from 2-0 down to get the better of Mathew Brown 5-11, 9-11, 11-9, 11-4, 11-6 in his opening encounter and he never looked back after that. Brown (78 %), Pitt (78 %) and McHugh (92%) have all made good starts to the Season and Writtle Excalibur A look to be a very good side “with depth“. My favourites for the title !. Chelmsford B are second and they impressed by beating Danbury B 9-1. Newcomer Liam Squirrel and
Rob Shrimpton both bagged hat-tricks. Shrimpton required all five ends to get the better of Tony Forster 11-9, 5-11, 11-2, 9-11, 11-9. Chelmsford C led by a hat-trick from Waseem Qureshi, (his first of the Season) beat OCs C 7-3. Qureshi fought back from 2-1 down to get the better of Tom Barker 8-11, 11-6, 9-11, 11-5, 11-9.

Third-placed Danbury E impressed in division three by beating Chelmsford D 8-2. Six games were decided in the fifth end and Danbury won five of them. David Gatherall won his three singles again whilst Ken Sheard scored the slightly dubious distinction of being involved in three five-enders on the same night. Sheard beat Jarek Pietraszuk 11-7, 9-11, 3-11, 15-13, 11-6 and Wiktor Delimat 7-11, 9-11, 11-7, 11-8, 11-7 but he wasn‘t able to complete his hat-trick, missing out 11-3, 8-11, 9-11, 14-12, 5-11 to Mohammed Mohseni. A special mention here for David Gatherall who has a 100 % record - 15/ 15 wins to date. Further down the table Hatfield Peverel C defeated Danbury F 7-3. Trevor Collin, Colin Barham and Dave Carter all won twice but they all missed out against the redoubtable Dave Marsh who scored his first hat-trick of the Season. Hatfield Peverel B stay second with 47 points. They survived a real scare to beat Writtle Excalibur 6-4 - good going as they trailed 4-1 at one stage. Things just wouldn’t go for them and they lost three successive five-enders. Rod Maclennan beat Dave Fiddeman 11-9, 13-11, 5-11, 8-11, 11-9 and Lin Roff excelled to get the better of Neil Freeman 16-18, 5-11,11-9, 11-7, 11-9. With Maclennan then getting the better of Gareth Davies 6-11, 11-5, 11-6, 7-11, 14-12 you can forgive the Hatfield Peverel side for thinking it wasn‘t going to be their night. To their credit they recovered and Gareth Davies eventually sealed their win by defeating Neil Thompson 11-7, 8-11, 11-8, 8-11, 11-7 in the last game of the evening. The match between Chelmsford D and OCs D finished tied at 5-5. It will be the OCs side who will be the more satisfied with the result. They came out on top in all four games that went to a fifth end which enabled them to counter Wiktor Delimat’s hat-trick of wins. David Porter did well to recover from 2-0 down to get the better of Mohammed Mohseni 10-12, 8-11, 11-4, 11-5, 11-9.

Leaders Danbury G beat second-placed OCs E 6-4 in division four to retain their 100 % record. They lead by five points. Nicky Ford (89 %) shaped the victory with a hat-trick of wins although it was the second win of the evening for Adam Yardley which really stood out. Yardley defeated League President Norman Smith 11-6, 10-12, 11-5, 7-11, 21-19. Quite a battle !. OCs F were clear-cut 8-2 winners over the higher placed Danbury J. Terry Dowsett and Farooq Ahmed were both undefeated. Farooq Ahmed completed an excellent hat-trick of wins by getting the better of Allan Steel 8-11, 3-11,11-2, 11-8, 11-7. Writtle Excalibur C ran out 7-3 winners over bottom side Maldon D. Neil Thompson, Dave Moles and Steve Siggs all won twice although they all lost to Bryan Speller. Maldon D have utilised the services of no less than nine players in seven games and they may need a more settled side if they aren’t going to be relegated. OCs G scored their second win of the Season by beating Writtle Excalibur D 6-4. David Bishop led the way with three victories. Danbury H (Dave Goody, Richard Allen and Dave Powell) were 9-1 winners over Danbury K. Dave Goody completed his hat-trick of wins by beating Mick Robinson 15-13, 9-11, 7-11, 13-11, 11-6 in a well contested last game of the evening.

Chelmsford F (50 points) lead the way in division five although they have played two more games than second-placed Highwood A. They produced a very strong performance to beat fourth-placed Highwood B 9-1. Ian Austin (three wins), Jon Dyson (three wins) and Jason Clark (two wins) all played their part. Melanie Bonnett replied for the losers by beating Jason Clark 9-11, 11-3, 11-3, 11-5. Hatfield Peverel D scored their first win of the Season by beating Anglia Ruskin University 7-3. Paul Mulley bolstered the Peverel line up and his unbeaten return gave them an advantage. With eight players utilised so far this is another side who have called on a lot of personnel. Chelmsford G were excellent 8-2 winners over Galleywood B. Martin Hiskey and Steven Chambers both won their three singles. Chambers fought back from 2-0 down to defeat Nathan Blore 9-11, 9-11, 11-5, 11-7, 11-8. Chelmsford J led by a Matthew Elliott clean-sheet beat Chelmsford H 8-2. James Hughes won twice and he had to pull out all the stops to get the better of Ben Jackson over five widely fluctuating ends 11-6, 3-11, 11-7, 4-11, 11-9.

West Maldon scored their fifth win of the Season in division 1A of the CLICK League. Oliver Wylie was undefeated as they beat OCs Lions 4-1. Fraser Heard scored a very hard-fought 11-9, 11-9, 10-12, 13-11 victory over Noah Sage for the losers. Danbury Dragons stay second and they beat Black Notley 5-0. Dan Atkinson and Ben Porter were both undefeated although Porter had to pull out all the stops to get the better of Elliot Game 11-3, 8-11, 11-6, 10-12, 11-6.

Galleywood D (26 points) are pulling clear in division 1B of the CLICK League. Vineeth Kamma and Charlie Craig took all five games against second-placed Chelmsford Leopards. Kamma has a 100 % record to date. Chelmsford Leopards also lost 3-2 to Danbury Griffins. Dan Atkinson won both of his singles beating Max Trye (11-6, 13-11, 11-7) and James Donald (11-4, 11-7, 11-6). Chelmsford Jaguars did well to beat Buttsbury Beavers 4-1. Nyree March starred for the Jaguars beating both Oscar Hutt and Aidan Tucker 3-0.

All players are reminded that the Closing date for entry to the M&G Investments Chelmsford & District Table Tennis League Closed Championships is Friday 15 December 2017. Entries must be sent to the Tournament Organiser Arthur Clark on line or directly. The event takes place at Hylands School, Chelmsford over the weekend of Friday to Sunday 03 to 05 February 2018. Late entries will not be allowed. An entry form is available in the League Handbook and on line.

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

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Press Report Issued 12 November 2017

Chelmsford A power to crushing 10-0 win over Danbury A 

10-0 results are rare in the first division of the Chelmsford & District Table Tennis League. However, an inform Chelmsford A powered to a convincing 10-0 win over Danbury A to go top of the table. Ryan Gooday, Eddie Ogbebor and Wal Bada were all undefeated. From the first game when the fast improving Ryan Gooday overpowered Peter Mynard 11-6, 11-7, 11-3 it was Chelmsford who were calling the shots and they never let up. Last year’s Champions Maldon A were also on top form. Trevor Lloyd, Colin Stallwood and John Poysden ran out 8-2 winners over Rawreth A. Trevor Lloyd bagged  a hat-trick whilst Duncan Taylor picked up the two Rawreth wins. Ace defender Taylor beat John Poysden 11-9, 11-7, 11-7 and Colin Stallwood 12-10, 11-9, 11-9. The inform Lloyd in turn beat Taylor 11-5, 11-7, 5-11, 11-8. Liberal A edged out OCs A 6-4. Dave Cole - in his first game of the Season led the way with a hat-trick for the Liberal side  although Rob Burton made his mark for the losers. Burton scored a superb 8-11, 12-10, 8-11, 12-10, 11-3 victory over Gary Cattermole.

A mere four points cover the top four sides in division two. There were some very significant results this week. Chelmsford B (39 points) moved into second place by beating Chelmsford C 8-2. Rob Shrimpton and Victor Chan were both undefeated for the Chelmsford B side. Both came through really hard battles against Julie Johnson. Victor Chan came out on top 11-7, 14-12, 8-11, 9-11, 11-6 whilst Rob Shrimpton came through 11-8, 11-8, 8-11, 9-11, 11-8. Writtle Excalibur A (40 points) stay top although they were held to a draw by Hatfield Peverel A. Gary Ward won his three singles for Hatfield Peverel including a strange-looking 7-11, 13-11, 11-3, 10-12, 11-2 win over Ryan Pitt. Danbury C are third with 38 points and they scored an impressive 8-2 win over OCs B. Dan Young really excelled here for the Danbury side and he defeated Terry Dowsett 12-10, 12-10, 4-11, 9-11, 11-4. Dowsett beat both Chris Buer and Ian Whiteside. Danbury C failed to capitalise on this result and they lost 7-3 to Chelmsford C. Chris Buer won his three singles for the Danbury team but Julie Johnson, Mike Johnston and Waseem Qureshi took the rest. Mike Johnston defeated Steve Buer 11-8, 7-11, 5-11, 11-3, 11-9 in the closest game of the night. Danbury D are fourth with 36 points and they won twice. They beat their B side 6-4 although none of their players were able to get the better of Neil Want. An inform Want beat Sam Lowman 11-4, 11-7, 6-11, 11-9 to complete his hat-trick. Danbury D also beat Liberal C 8-2. Dan Anderson won his three singles for the Danbury side including a rapid 11-1, 11-3, 13-11 demolition of Richard Jennings. In his third singles Jennings made up for this with a fine 10-12, 11-7, 11-4, 11-9 victory over Sam Lowman.   OCs B scored their first win of the Season with a 7-3 victory over their C side. Steve Northcott, Trevor Carter and David Porter all won twice to counter the hat-trick of the C team’s Tom Barker. There were hat-tricks for Liberal C’s James Mullane and Richard Jennings who beat OCs C 8-2.

Maldon B are the new leaders in division three with 41 points. Colin Napper, Ciaran Whelan and Hamish Innes all won twice as they beat Writtle Excalibur B 7-3. Lin Roff excelled to beat Ciaran Whelan 11-9, 11-4, 9-11, 4-11, 11-4 and she also pushed Hamish Innes all the way before succumbing 6-11, 11-6, 8-11, 11-8, 9-11. Paul Sturton in turn made his mark with a fine 12-10, 13-11, 7-11, 7-11, 11-8 victory against the hugely experienced Hamish Ines.  Previous leaders Hatfield Peverel  B slipped back by drawing 5-5 with OCs D. This match was a personal triumph for Mick Richardson (who has a 58 % average to date) who beat all three Hatfield Peverel players. He defeated Gareth Davies 11-6, 8-11, 11-6, 11-9 and then Neil Freeman 11-9, 7-11, 11-7, 11-9 and he completed a superb hat-trick by stopping Dave Fiddeman in his tracks 11-6, 11-6, 11-5. Brian Riedling was another player who brought his “A” game to the table this week. He scored a fine hat-trick to lead Maldon C to a 7-3 victory against Chelmsford E. The highlight was his last gasp 11-7, 6-11, 7-11, 11-8, 12-10 victory over Richard Baxter. Writtle Excalibur B ran out convincing 8-2 winners against Maldon C. Rod Maclennan (another player with a 58 % average this Season) led the way with three excellent  wins. Clearly on good form Rod beat Ev Lucas 8-11, 11-2, 11-9, 11-7 and Brian Speller 11-8, 3-11 11-3, 11-9 and he completed an excellent evening ’s work by defeating 2017 M&G Investments Chelmsford Ladies Singles Champion Dawn Baldry convincingly 11-3, 11-5, 11-8.     

Danbury G (43 point) lead the way in division four. Nicky Ford won his three singles as they defeated OCs F 8-2. Maurice Hardy and Norman Smith provided excellent support with two wins apiece. Tanishq Kotwal was the match-winner for OCs G who overcame Maldon D 6-4. He completed his hat-trick by getting the better of Tom Elder 11-8, 11-7, 11-7. OCs E led by a Bob Francis “maximum”  ran out 7-3 winners over Danbury H. Francis had a real struggle with Richard Allen before he edged home 11-6, 7-11, 4-11, 11-6, 13-11. Danbury J emerged as 6-4 Excalibur D. It was one of those matches where no single player remained undefeated. Ian Hockley (Writtle Excalibur) and the Danbury duo of Kevin Willis and Eamon Hall all won twice. Ian Hockley was involved in two close five-enders. He beat Allan Steel 7-11, 13-11, 9-11, 11-2, 11-9 but he missed out against Kevin Willis 4-11, 9-11, 11-3, 11-5, 9-11. Danbury K were 6-4 winners against Maldon D. Good going as none of their players were able to get the better of Mervyn Perriman. The inform Perriman who has a record of 89 %  never looked back after beating Mick Robinson 11-8, 12-10, 8-11, 11-6 in his opening singles.

Galleywood B impressed in division five. James Higgs, Ron Salton and Nathan Blore all won twice as they beat OCs H 7-3. Nathan Blore beat Harry Rogers 11-3, 5-11, 11-8, 11-13, 13-11 in the closest game of the night.  The match between OCs H and Chelmsford  G finished tied at 5-5. Stuart Wintle won his three singles for the Old Chelmsfordians team whilst Michael Whelpdale picked up two wins for the Chelmsford side. Chelmsford‘s Steven Chambers overcame Mike Morecroft 3-11, 11-6, 8-11, 11-8, 13-11. Chelmsford H beat OCs H 6-4. Harry Buckle led the way with a hat-trick and this included a widely fluctuating 11-7, 12-10, 9-11, 7-11, 11-3 victory over Mike Morecroft. Highwood A who have games in hand on the teams above them could well be the team to beat in this division. Martin Goddard was undefeated in their 8-2 victory over OCs H.  With Stuart Wintle failing to register  a win on this occasion it was Harry Rogers who showed up best for the OCs side. Rogers beat Francis Whitbread 3-11, 11-7, 11-7, 7-11, 11-8 and Russell Downton 11-8, 11-3, 11-5. Galleywood B ran out 7-3 winners against Chelmsford J. Steve Peacock, James Higgs and Nathan Blore all won twice although they all missed out against the impressive Jamie Dowsett. The inform Jamie Dowsett beat James Higgs 7-11, 11-6, 10-12, 14-12, 11-5 to complete his trio of wins.

Galleywood C (27 points) are stretching clear at the top of the division 1A of the CLICK League. Aidan Noguchi and Lewis Wilson were 5-0 winners over OCs Lions. There was no luck for OCs Lions against Danbury Dragons either. Connor Hall and Dan Atkinson ran out 5-0 winners on that occasion. The mid-table clash between West Maldon and Buttsbury Bears produced a closer match which West Maldon won 3-2. Will Moore and Blaydon Farmer both won once for the Maldon side to counter the two wins that Jason Yeh picked up for the Buttsbury side. Will Moore had a real tussle with Daniel Slaney where he eventually pulled  through 11-8, 10-12, 11-9, 12-10. Buttsbury Bulldogs had Harry Hutt to thank as they beat Black Notley 4-1. Hutt beat both Charlie Roe and Nicholas Grice. Danbury Demons (Alex Porter and Ben Porter) were 5-0 winners over Black Notley. Alex Porter fought back from 2-0 down to get the better of Johnny Evans 7-11, 7-11, 12-10, 11-7, 11-7.  

Galleywood D lead the way in division 1 B of the CLICK League. Vineeth Kamma and Charlie Craig carried all before them as they beat Buttsbury Badgers 5-0.  

All players are reminded that the Closing date for entry to the M&G Investments Chelmsford & District Table Tennis League Closed Championships is Friday 15 December 2017. Entries must be sent to the Tournament Organiser Arthur Clark on line or directly. The event takes place at Hylands School, Chelmsford over the weekend of Friday to Sunday 03 to 05 February 2018. Late entries will not be allowed.  An entry form is available in the League Handbook and on line by clicking HERE

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

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Press Report Issued 5 November 2017

Hatfield Peverel stay top in division three with 6-4 win in top of the table clash

The two top teams met this week in the third division of the Chelmsford & District Table Tennis League and it was Hatfield Peverel B who beat Maldon B 6-4 to stay top. Neil Freeman and Dave Fiddeman both won twice for Peverel but it was Maldon’s Ciaran Whelan who deservedly takes the plaudits. He beat Gareth Davies (11-3, 13-11, 9-11, 11-6), Neil Freeman (10-12, 8-11, 11-2, 11-2, 11-9) and Dave Fiddeman (11-7, 11-7, 13-11). An excellent evening’s work. Connor Payne was another player on top form. Payne and Richard Baxter were both undefeated as Chelmsford E beat Danbury F 8-2. Richard Baxter sealed his hat-trick with a slightly strange-looking 15-17, 11-9, 7-11, 11-3, 11-2 victory over Dave Marsh. Connor Payne had to pull out all the stops to get the better of John Robinson 12-10, 9-11, 11-13, 11-6, 11-7. Chelmsford D had Jarek Pietraszuk to thank as they beat Hatfield Peverel C 7-3. Pietraszuk was undefeated and he beat Trevor Collin - Peverel’s best player by a last gasp 13-11, 7-11, 114, 7-11, 11-9 margin.  Danbury E were “big” winners this week. Tim Pulham (three wins), David Gatheral (three wins) and Ken Sheard (two wins) defeated OCs D 9-1. Mick Hayes was on target for the Old Chelmsfordians side with his quick-fire 11-9, 11-4, 11-4 win over Ken Sheard.

Chelmsford A moved in to pole position in the first division by beating OCs A 9-1. Ryan Gooday and Wade Bada both picked up “maximums” but the stand-out result here was the match that “escaped“ them. Ace defender Robbie Burton scored a superb 11-7, 5-11, 11-9, 11-8 victory over Eddie Ogbebor in the last game of the night. OCs will suggest it was well worth the waiting !. The match between Galleywood A and Liberal B finished as a 5-5 draw. Gary Brignall (Galleywood) and the Liberal duo of Paul Lombardi and Andy Huckson all won twice. A battling Bryn Thomas did well to beat Andy Huckson 9-11, 7-11, 12-10, 11-7, 11-6 having previously lost 7-11, 7-11, 11-5, 9-11 to Paul Lombardi.

Danbury G made it five wins out of five in division four. Norman Smith and Ivan Chaplin were both undefeated as they hammered Writle Excalibur D 9-1. Maurice Hardy lost the first game narrowly 5-11, 11-7, 11-6, 18-16, 8-1 to Dave Meah but it was only a temporary blip and the inform Danbury team went on to secure a comfortable victory. Danbury J moved into third place. Allan Steel was undefeated in his side’s 8-2 win over OCs G. Tanishq Kotwal won twice for the OCs team. He showed real grit and determination to defeat Kevin Willis 11-7, 11-9, 14-16, 7-11, 11-8 and Eamon Hall 11-8, 11-6, 7-11, 8-11, 11-9. In a week of clear-cut results in this divison - Writtle Excalibur C beat OCs E 8-2. Neil Thompson led the way with a hat-trick for the Writtle Excalibur side.

10-0 results have been few and far between this Season. Highwood B jumped into second place in division five by inflicting a whitewash on Hatfield Peverel D. Melanie Bonnett, Keith Fitz-John and Nicola Pippen were all unbeaten. Keith Fitz-John scored an opening game 11-8, 12-10, 11-4 win over Andy Simmonds and Highwood never looked back after that. Chelmsford K led by Adi Kamma ran out 8-2 winners over Chelmsford J. James Hughes impressed for the Chelmsford side by beating both Ian Austin (11-6, 9-11, 11-4, 10-12, 11-7) and Amanda Hogger (11-5, 11-7, 12-10).

Galleywood C are pulling clear in division 1A of the CLICK League. They made it five wins out of five by beating Buttsbury Bears 4-1. Aidan Noguchi retained his 100 % record with wins over Daniel Slaney (11-8, 11-6, 11-7) and Jason Yeh (12-10, 12-10, 11-6). West Maldon (Will Moore and Noah Sage) moved into third place by beating Buttsbury Bulldogs 5-0.

Galleywood  D tasted defeat for the first time in division 1B of the CLICK League. It was Danbury Griffins who shaded a close match 3-2. Vineeth Kamma won both of his singles for the Galleywood side but Sam Ford and Harry Squires both won once and they outlasted Vinneth Kamma and Sudheep Kamma to seal victory in the all-important doubles 13-11, 5-11, 11-3, 8-11, 11-9. Buttsbury Beavers (Ben Brown and Oscar Hutt) ran out 4-1 winners against Chelmsford Tigers. Ryan Armstrong was on target for the Chelmsford side and he beat Oscar Hutt 11-7, 9-11, 11-3, 11-4. Chelmsford Jaguars will be very pleased with their 3-2 success against Buttsbury Badgers. The Chelmsford team came good in all three five enders. Annabel Sweeney defeated Daven Muldal 5-11, 13-11, 9-11, 11-9, 11-8 whilst she also beat Alexei Antoniou 11-13, 11-5, 11-9, 8-11, 11-8. Team mate Melinda Abraham Victor must have been suitably impressed as she got in on the act by beating Daven Muldal 6-11, 5-11, 12-10, 11-8, 11-9. 
  
Steve Kerns - Press & Publicity Officer - Chelmsford & District Table Tennis League

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