Press Report  - Issued 27 October 2015

Dave Cole retains his undefeated record as Bocking score fourth win of the Season

Second-placed Bocking made it four wins out of four in the first division of the Chelmsford & District Table Tennis League, good going as former Chelmsford Mens Singles Champion Rik James is currently out injured. With Dave Cole (11 wins out of 11) and Sam Hume (four wins out of five) staying undefeated they defeated Elmtree Excalibur A 8-2. Alan Burgess made his mark by beating Scott Dowsett  9-11, 11-6, 11-2, 7-11, 11-9. Galleywood A scored their third win of the Season by beating Danbury B 7-3. Peter Mynard won twice for Danbury B and he defeated Reuben Okai 7-11, 4-11, 12-10, 11-5, 12-10 in the closest game of the evening. Maldon A were well served by Alex Abbott and John Poysden who were both undefeated as they beat OCs B 7-3.   Maldon A also edged out OCs A 6-4 in a close match where Alex Abbott again won his three singles. The most noteworthy success here was Terry Dowsett’s excellent four game win over the hard-hitting Peter Norcott. 

Chelmsford A are the new leaders of division two. Waseem Quereshi and Ryan Gooday were both undefeated in their 9-1 victory over Elmtree Excalibur B. Ryan Pitt was on target for the losers and he beat Mike Johnston 11-9, 11-7, 13-11. The match between Hatfield Peverel A and Danbury E finished as a 5-5 draw. Neil Freeman won his three singles for the Hatfield Peverel side. 

There was a first defeat for Danbury G against Elmtree Excalibur C (4-6) in division three in a match where Danbury’s Paul Sturton (12 wins out of 12)  confirmed that he is the player to beat in this division. Sturton had to pull out all the stops to complete his hat-trick  in his last singles and he eventually overcame Dan Richardson 11-4, 7-11, 11-8, 8-11, 11-7.  Maldon C beat Maldon B 7-3 after Colin Napper  and Ciaran Whelan were both undefeated whilst OCs E ran out 8-2 winners over Danbury F. Dave Porter was on good form for the Old Chelmsfordians team and he completed his trio of wins by getting the better of Richard Allen narrowly 5-11, 11-9, 11-8, 15-13. OCs D beat Hatfield Peverel C 7-3. Nat Ravlic led the way with a hat-trick of wins whilst Trevor Collin won twice for the losers.  Tom Barker beat Ray Eldridge 13-11, 8-11, 11-2, 11-13, 13-11 in the closest game of the night.   

In the low-scoring division four Danbury K top the table with a relatively modest score of 34 points out of 60. They missed out 6-4 against Galleywood C after a well contested match. Danbury’s Eamon Hall fought back from 2-0 down to get the better of Mark Glenister 6-11, 9-11, 11-8, 11-6, 11-8. Galleywood’s David Gatherall edged out Alan Dadswell 10-12, 11-6, 11-8, 10-12, 11-8. Richard Baxter (eight wins out of nine) was the top player in the match between Chelmsford E and Chelmsford D. However, it was the D team who won 6-4. Baxter completed his hat-trick of wins by getting the better of John Barrett 10-12, 11-7, 7-11, 11-6, 11-5 in his last outing of the night. Danbury J were decisive 9-1 winners over Hatfield Peverel D. Robert Kneale and Roger Tiffin were both undefeated. 

Writtle top the division five table with 32 points out of 40 – a sharp contrast to the leading points total in division four. Frank Neill and Brian Steward were both unbeaten in their 7-3 win over Maldon D.  Danbury L scored their second win of the Season over Elmtree Graphics E – a comfortable 9-1 success. Norman Hayes (10 wins out of 12) and Roger Tiffin (four wins out of six) dominated proceedings. Tejas Kotwal and Tanishq Kotwal were both undefeated as OCs H ran out 8-2 winners over Galleywood D. 

The CLICK League produced some close battles this week and there were wins for BNCA over Buttsbury A (3-2), BNCA against Buttsbury B (4-1) and Buttsbury A against OCs J (again 4-1). BNCA’s  Peter Hall had to pull out all the stops to get the better of Buttsbury B’s  Christopher Stephens (11-9, 8-11, 6-11, 11-9, 11-9) whilst BNCA’s Ewan Phillipson  fought back from 2-0 down to defeat Buttsbury A’s Tom Picton 3-11,  8-11, 11-8, 11-5, 11-9.  Picton was involved in another close game against Adam Chalk (OCs J) and this time he came out on top (7-11, 11-2, 7-11, 11-6, 14-12).

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

Press Report - Issued 18 October 2015

Unbeaten performances from Dowsett and Monk see OCs A climb into second place

OCs A moved into second place in the first division of the Chelmsford & District Table Tennis League by beating Danbury B 9-1. Leading Veteran players  John Monk and Terry Dowsett were both undefeated on this occasion whilst Neil Want got the better of John Cleasby in five ends for the loser’s sole win. Danbury B in turn beat OCs B 6-4 - good going as none of their players were able to get the better of Kevin Worthington. Robert Burton lost two games by agonisingly close margins. He missed out 9-11, 6-11, 11-6, 16-14, 12-14 to Peter Mynard and 8-11, 9-11, 11-3, 13-11, 12-14 to fellow defender Glen Laing. Galleywood A ran out 7-3 winners against Danbury C. Reuben Okai won his three singles the hard way. He beat Steve Whiteley, Dave Richardson and Ian Whiteside all deep in the deciding end.

OCs C impressed in division two this week. They scored a fine 7-3 victory over second-placed Danbury D. Peter Windley scored a superb hat-trick of wins over Matthew Brown (3-1), Steve Buer (3-1) and Chris Buer (3-1). Liberal stay top and they had Adam Buxton firing on all cylinders as they beat Galleywood B 6-4.
Buxton gave nothing away - not even an end - racing to 3-0 wins against James Hicks (11-3, 11-9, 11-8), Colin Blore (15-13, 12-10, 11-7) and Gary Brignall (11-4, 11-7, 11-6). The match between Rawreth & Hullbridge and Galleywood B finished as a 5-5 draw. Simon Jacob won his three singles for Rawreth, a well earned trio of successes. He defeated Colin Blore (11-4, 8-11, 11-4, 11-9), John Holland (10-12, 11-3, 11-5, 11-8) and James Hicks (12-14, 11-7, 11-4, 11-7). OCs C, so impressive against Danbury D were  on the end of a heavy 9-1
defeat against Chelmsford A. Mike Johnston (two wins), Waseem Qureshi (three wins) and Ryan Gooday (three wins) were very much in charge on this occasion. Daniel Berry beat Mike Johnston for the loser’s sole success after fighting back from 2-0 down to eventually win 7-11,13-15, 11-8, 12-10, 11-9.

10-0 wins are quite rare in division three but that was the result when Elmtree Excalibur C played OCs D. Paul Sturton (nine wins out of nine to date), Phil Smith (six wins out of six) and Louis Brown (four wins out of six) dominated this particular match. Danbury G stay top and they showed all-round strength as they beat Maldon C and OCs E both 7-3. Dan Anderson, Dan Richardson and Cameron Gray all won twice in the match against Maldon. Jan Fuller got the better of Dan Richardson 11-7, 4-11, 11-9, 10-12, 12-10 in the closest game of the
evening.   It was a similar story against the Old Chelmsfordians side with Dan Richardson, Cameron Gray and George Ashley all winning twice. Dan Richardson fought back from 2-0 down to get the better of Mick Hayes 7-11, 8-11, 12-10, 11-9, 11-2 in the last game of the evening. Maldon B came out in top 6-4 against OCs E. David Porter bagged two good wins over Brian Riedling and Ev Lucas - both in five ends.

Danbury K top the table in division four and they had Alan Dadswell to thank as they beat OCs F 6-4. Dadswell beat David Newman 13-15, 11-9, 8-11,11-9, 11-8 in his opening singles and he went on to get the better of Adrian North (3-0) and Farooq Ahmed (3-1). Team-work was the ”order of the day” as Galleywood C
defeated Danbury H 7-3. David Gatherall, Scott Perry and Mohammed Mohseni all won twice. Mohseni beat League Chairman Norman Smith 11-9, 11-3, 9-11, 6-11, 11-9 in the closest game of the evening.  Elmtree Excalibur D ran out 7-3 winners against Hatfield Peverel D with Dave Moles (three wins), Steve Siggs (two wins)
and Niciola Pippen (two wins) all playing their part in the success. Keith Cullen won twice for the losers.

Maldon D impressed in division five this week. Clive Forster made a big difference in his first appearance of the Season. His hat-trick of wins gave Maldon the ascendancy as they beat Danbury L 6-4. He fought back from 2-0 down to get the better of Roger Tiffin 8-11, 12-14, 11-5, 11-9, 11-9. Tiffin in turn scored his second win of the evening in the last game of the night - getting the better of Shirley Carroll by a last-gasp 11-5, 8-11, 11-9 3-11, 11-9 margin.  Maldon D also beat Elmtree Excalibur E 7-3. Shirley Carroll and Roger Hance both won their three singles encounters. Hatfield Peverel E - Peter Mortensen (three wins), Richard Drozd (two wins) and Andy Whiley (two wins) came out on top 8-2 against Chelmsford F. Richard Drozd had to pull out all the stops to beat Harry Isaacs 15-13, 9-11, 11-9, 6-11, 11-9.

Chelmsford J (Connor Payne and Jamie Penkman) were 5-0 winners over OCs J in the CLICK League. Penkman’s game against Harry Rogers was the closest of the evening and Penkman finally edged it 11-9, 12-14, 4-11, 11-8, 14-12. Chelmsford H defeated Buttsbury B 4-1. Harry Matthews (two wins) and Callum Day  (one win) both played their part with Alex Hedley replying for the losers.      

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


Press Report - Issued 11 October 2015

Bocking power to a 9-1 victory over Galleywood

Last year’s Chelmsford & District Table Tennis League first division Champions Bocking are having to make do with out  an injured Rik James at present but they are still very much in contention for honours. Former
Chelmsford Mens Singles Champions Dave Cole (four times)  and Keiran Lally (once) were both undefeated as they romped home 9-1 against Galleywood A. 15 year-old - super-quick left-hander Sam Hume - making his debut in the Chelmsford League won twice beating Gary Brignall (3-0) and Steve Kerns (3-1) but he met his match against ace-defender John Holland. In the best game of the night Holland prevailed over four fiercely contested ends 13-11, 8-11, 11-7, 11-9. Danbury A stay top and they beat Maldon A 8-2. Alex Abbot inflicted the
first defeats of the Season on Ben Warner and Minda Sinkus but he couldn't contain 2015 Southend  Mens Singles Champion Tony Halling who powered through to win 11-5, 11-8, 11-5. If the free-flowing Halling plays regularly then on this showing Danbury A will be very difficult to beat. OCs A overcame Danbury C 6-4 with Terry Dowsett and Brandon Crouchman both remaining undefeated. Dowsett had to pull out all the stops to get the better of Eric Green 11-9, 8-11, 9-11, 11-7, 11-8.

The top two sides met this week in division two and it was the leaders Liberal who came out on top 6-4 against Danbury D. Liberal’s Steve Pennell led the way with a hard-fought hat-trick of wins. He beat Matthew Brown 16-14, 12-10, 11-4 and then Steve Buer 4-11, 11-4, 6-11, 11-8, 12-10 and he completed an excellent evening’s work by getting the better of Chris Buer 12-10, 11-4, 11-6. Danbury D in turn returned to winning ways against Rawreth winning 8-2. Chris Buer and Lewis Ewers were both unbeaten although Rawreth may well have felt hard done by as they lost all three five-enders. Lewis Ewers had to battle back from 2-0 down to get the better of Simon Jacob 8-11, 2-11, 11-9, 14-12, 13-11 in the closest game of the evening. Bryn Thomas - twice the Chelmsford Division Two Down Singles Champion (and as far back as 1995 - just in case you check your League handbooks) was on top form as Galleywood B scored a very impressive 7-3 win over Hatfield Peverel B. Bryn beat Gary Ward 6-11, 11-6, 11-9, 11-6 and then John Parodi 4-11, 11-2, 11-8, 11-7 and  he rounded off  a very impressive trio of wins by downing the challenge of John Gagg 11-3, 12-10, 11-7.    

In division three OCs D recorded their second win of the Season by defeating Maldon C 8-2. They were abetted considerably by taking three of the four fifth-setters and Nat Ravlic led the  way with a hat-trick of wins whilst Tom Barker won twice and he only just missed out against Mervyn Perriman 14-12, 3-11, 11-7, 4-11, 9-11. It was honours shared between Maldon B and Chelmsford B. No single player dominated and Maldon’s Brian Riedling and Tom Elder and Chelmsford’s Robert Shrimpton and Alastair Piper all won twice. Brian Riedling
earned Maldon their share of the points by getting the better of Robert Shrimpton 6-11, 11-9, 11-7, 8-11, 16-14 in what can only be described as a “marathon” last game of the evening.

Danbury H were the big winners in division four this week as Nicky Ford (three wins), Maurice Hardy (three wins) and Norman Smith (two wins) beat Hatfield Peverel D 9-1. Hatfield Peverel D also lost 6-4 to Danbury K in match where Barry Evans won twice and the Danbury duo of Alan Dadswell and Eamon Hall also picked up two wins. Dadswell came very close to making it a hat-trick. He beat Brian Howe 12-10, 11-6, 10-12, 5-11, 11-9 in his opening game and be saw off Barry Evans 11-9, 11-9, 12-10 in his second encounter. In his last game he just
fell short against the ever-determined Alastair Brown, missing out narrowly 11-9, 11-9, 10-12, 6-11, 8-11. The match between Elmtree Excalibur D and Chelmsford D had a 5-5 scoreline written all over it. The first four games were decided in the fifth end and no single player won all three singles. The game between Keith Fitzjohn and Jason Clark was the closest of the Season so far. Fitzjohn eventually scraped home 5-11, 11-8, 11-9, 6-11, 19-17. Quite a battle !. Galleywood C had David Gatherall to thank as they beat Chelmsford E 6-4. He
beat all three Chelmsford players - Richard Upson, Richard Baxter and Adam Pitt. Chelmsford E also lost 6-4 to OCs F although Richard Baxter won his three games for the Chelmsford side. His opening encounter proved to be the trickiest. He just overcame Dave Newman 6-11, 12-10, 6-11, 11-7, 12-10.

Writtle lead the way in division five and this week they consolidated that position with a convincing 9-1 victory over OCs H. Frank Neill (three wins), Brian Steward (two wins) and Andy Fox (three wins) all played their part in
what was a strong performance. Tejas Kotwal worked extremely hard to defeat Steward 9-11, 8-11, 11-4, 11-8, 11-9 for the Old Chelmsfordians’ sole win. Elmtree Excalibur E did well to draw 5-5 with the higher-placed Highwood. Melanie Bonnett made a great start to the Season scoring three good wins over Russell Downton (3-1), Martin Goddard (3-0) and Kevin Barber (3-2). Galleywood D emerged as 6-4 winners against Hatfield Peverel E. Galleywood’s Roger Wilson won his three singles whilst Aaron Cracknall won twice for the losers.
Galleywood D also won 6-4 against Chelmsford F. Mark Glenister who is yet to taste defeat won his three singles for the Galleywood side with Harry Isaacs (two wins) replying for the Chelmsford team.

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

Press Report - Issued 4 October 2015

Danbury A notch up second 10-0 win of the Season

Danbury A are the early pace-makers in the first division of the Chelmsford & District Table Tennis League and they recorded their second 10-0 win of the Season as they blitzed Danbury B 10-0. Ben Warner, Gary Young and Minda Sinkus all bagged hat-tricks. Young was the only Danbury player to come under real pressure and he had to pull out all the stops to get the better of Peter Mynard 9-11, 11-6, 5-11-7, 16-14. OCs A were every bit as impressive as they beat Elmtree Excalibur A 10-0. Brandon Crouchman, Terry Dowsett and John Cleasby all
won their three singles with John Cleasby getting the better of Scott Dowsett 8-11, 11-7, 9-11, 11-4, 12-10 in the closest game of the evening. OCs A didn’t fare so well against Bocking and last year’s Champions won 7-3 even though they only had two players. Dave Cole and Keiran Lally gave nothing away. Lally set the ball rolling with a fluctuating 8-11, 11-2, 11-6, 10-12, 11-4 win over Brandon Crouchman. Bocking also beat OCs B 7-3. David Cole was again undefeated whilst Alan Burgess contributed excellent wins over Kevin Worthington and
Robbie Burton. Danbury C in turn did well to beat OCs B 8-2. Dave Richardson won his three singles with room to spare and he was well supported by Steve Whiteley and Ian Whiteside who both won twice.

Liberal top the table in division two with 19 points from three matches. Andrew Huckson was their match winner as they beat Danbury E 6-4 with Dean Andrews (two wins) providing valuable support. Elmtree Excalibur B ran out 7-3 winners against Hatfield Peverel A. Lee McHugh was the difference between the two sides and he remained undefeated. Guy McKenzie wasn‘t able to contribute to the Hatfield Peverel score but he came “oh-so-close“ against Ryan Pitt before succumbing 14-16, 11-5, 9-11, 11-7, 13-15 - one of those games where the losing player actually won the most points !.

Danbury G (20 points) made it three wins out of three by beating Chelmsford B 6-4. Dan Anderson led the way with three victories with Dan Richardson winning twice. Dan Richardson won “the battle of the Richardsons” by beating Mick (no relation) 12-10, 11-2, 9-11, 11-8. It was honours shared in the match between OCs E and OCs D. Four players picked up two wins - Mick Hayes and Dave Porter from the E side and Nat Ravlic and Tom Barker from the D team. Tom Barker beat League stalwart Roy Moore 9-11, 11-13, 11-8, 11-8, 14-12 in the closest game of the evening. There was a big win for Maldon B who had Ev Lucas undefeated as they beat Danbury F 8-2. Brian Riedling and Dawn Baldry both won twice.

In division four Danbury H did well to draw 5-5 with Chelmsford D - good going as they were a player short. Ivan Chaplin picked up three wins and Maurice Hardy won twice. The match between Danbury J and Elmtree Graphics also finished all square with the two-player Danbury side (Dave Goody and Brian Ellis) coming
out on top in the games played.

The indefatigable Norman Hayes, in his 52nd Season in the League led Danbury L to an 8-2 win over OCs G in division five. Ray Cheung was also undefeated with Steve Pratt picking up a hard-fought singles win over Alan Shrimpton for the losers. Danbury L didn’t fare so well against OCs H and missed out 6-4. Tejas Kotwal impressed  for the Old Chelmsfordians team by beating both Norman Hayes and Mick Robinson. Elsewhere,  Chelmsford G were convincing 9-1 winners over Chelmsford F in a match where Steven Chambers and Michael Whelpdale were both undefeated. Harry Isaacs beat Harry Matthews in five ends for the losers. Maldon D shaded their match 6-4 against Highwood despite the fact that Highwood’s Kevin Barber remained unbeaten. Maldon’s Shirley Carroll won twice and this included a last gasp 11-9, 5-11, 7-11, 11-6, 11-9 success against  Martin Goddard.

There was success for Chelmsford H (Harry Matthews and Callum Day) in the CLICK League. They beat OCs J 4-1. Harry Matthews won twice whilst Adam Chalk notched up a 3-0 success over Callum Day for the losers.   
Steve Kerns - Press & Publicity Officer - Chelmsford & District Table Tennis League

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