Press Report Issued 28 October 2018

Mixed evening for Scott Dowsett

Scott Dowsett is one of the most stylish and enigmatic players in division one of the Chelmsford & District Table Tennis League and there can be little doubt what a good player he is when he hits top form. He was involved in three close games as his side - Hatfield Peverel A lost 3-7 to OCs A. He missed out to an improving Dan Berry in four ends (4-11, 11-5, 10-12, 8-11) and then upped the ante considerably to beat Dad - Terry (9-11, 11-8, 11-6, 7-11, 11-7) and in his third singles he played a “blinder” before missing out to Paul Lucas (11-8, 5-11, 3-11, 12-10, 10-12). Lucas with 16 wins out of 18 continues to impress greatly on his return to the game. Gary Young is playing as well as ever with 11 wins out of 12 and he was undefeated as Danbury A shared the points with Galleywood A. However it was a close shave against Gary Brignall who pushed him all the way before succumbing 4-11, 14-12, 5-11, 11-9, 10-12. Brignall also did well to beat Eric Green decisively (11-7, 11-3, 11-9). Gary Young was also undefeated against Liberal and this included a five set win over old rival Paul Davison (9-11, 11-7, 16-18, 11-8, 11-6). James Mullane made his mark here with a fine win over Steve Whiteley (11-3, 9-11, 11-6, 11-8). Danbury ran out 7-3 winners. Rawreth leap-frogged over Writtle A into fourth place courtesy of a Reece Seddon hat-trick as Rawreth won 6-4. Richard Storey won twice for Writtle which included an excellent 11-9, 12-10, 7-11, 11-9 victory over Kim Shead. Maldon A top the table with six wins out of six (50 points out of 60) but they could only field two players against Writtle A and had to settle for a 7-3 win.

Alex Abbott and Trevor Lloyd were both undefeated. Lee McHugh pushed Trevor Lloyd hard before missing out in five ends (8-11, 11-9, 9-11, 11-8, 6-11).  Galleywood A secured their second win of the Season - an 8-2 victory over Danbury B. Ian Whiteside impressed for the losers with victories over both Gary Brignall and James Hicks. 

The big news in division two is that five times M&G Investments Chelmsford Veterans Champion John Holland suffered his first defeat of the Season as fourth-placed Maldon C lost 6-4 to Hatfield Peverel B. In what has to be considered an up set of considerable proportions  Holland lost out 11-8, 9-11,8-11, 9-11 to an inspired Neil Freeman who scored his first “full-house of the Season”. Freeman completed an excellent night’s work by beating Dawn Baldry 11-9, 11-8, 17-15.

With divisions three, four and five all involved with Cup matches the spot-light now moves on to the CLICK League. Danbury Dragons moved into top place in division 1A by beating Buttsbury Bears 5-0. Sam Mortimer-Ford and Ben Porter were both undefeated and Porter remains unbeaten with four wins out of four. Chelmsford Leopards scored their second win of the Season - 3-2 against Danbury Demons - good going  as Jenson Davis won both of his singles for the Danbury side. Davis beat Cameron Waite 5-11, 11-9, 12-10, 7-11, 11-9 after a rare old struggle. Chelmsford Cougars are second and they beat Chelmsford Pumas 5-0. Al Lane and Sudheep Kamma carried all before them. Al Lane defeated Saul Chivers 11-6, 10-12, 11-7, 3-11, 11-9 in the closest game of the evening.

Chelmsford Rhinos lead the way in CLICK division 1B and Dan Wise and Malachi O’Leary gave nothing away as they beat Buttsbury Badgers 5-0. The opening clash between George Standish and Malachi O’Leary could hardly have been closer with O’Leary prevailing 11-9, 11-9, 21-19. Danbury Griffins scored their first win of the Season, a 4-1 success against Chelmsford Panthers. Adam Thirkettle was undefeated beating both George Spicer and Prayrak Gupta. OCs Lions are second and they made it three wins out of three by beating Buttsbury Bulldogs 3-2. Josh Peasgood won his two singles to retain his 100 % record (six wins out of six).

The Handicap Cup has produced some close matches. Games are played up to 21 points - a reminder of days long gone !. Danbury H -Gordon Gatheral (playing off a handicap of 59) , Sam Mortimer-Ford (42) and Ben Porter (43) raced into a 3-0 lead against OCs C (Nat Ravlic (60), Tanishq Kotwal (56) and David Newman (52) only to be pegged back to 3-3. This was clearly anyone’s match. Sam Mortimer-Ford showed real composure to beat Tanishq Kotwal 21-19, 21-6 to give Danbury H the edge. Could they close the match out ?. The answer was “no” as David Newman beat Gordon Gatheral 20-22, 21-8, 21-19. All to play for !. And it was Ben Porter who came through to beat Nat Ravlic quite convincingly 21-17, 21-8 to clinch an excellent win for his Danbury side. OCs C - Gareth Joice (63), David Porter (60) and Mick Hayes (57) impressed in beating Chelmsford J 5-1. Joice and Hayes were both undefeated. Writtle C have a record of doing well in this event and Dave Calleja (63), John Parodi (60) and Gary Ward (69) ran out 6-3 winners over Chelmsford H. Gary Ward won his three singles beating James Donald (35) 21-19, 24-22, Jamie Dowsett (47) 22-20, 21-15 and Michael Whelpdale (49) 21-16, 21-16. Hatfield Peverel A are through to the second round. Paul Mulley (56) led the way as they beat Chelmsford B 5-3. Three contrasting wins as well. Mulley beat Keith Martin (62) easily 21-6, 21-9 and Connor Payne (56) off scratch 21-13, 15-21, 21-17 and he sealed the  Hatfield Peverel victory by getting the better of Jarek Pietraszuk (58) 21-6, 24-22.  Danbury F took advantage of the free week to play Chelmsford D in their second round clash. But it was Chelmsford D who prevailed 5-3. Robert Shrimpton (64), Victor Chan (64) and Mark Allaway (61) all played their part. Dave Marsh (62) won twice for the losers beating Chan (21-18, 21-13) and Shrimpton (15-21, 22-20, 21-16).

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


Press Report Issued 21 October 2018

Shrimpton scores sensational hat-trick for Chelmsford B

Three weeks ago OCs A’s Paul Lucas made the head-lines with a top draw hat-trick against Maldon A. This week OCs A were in the news again - after suffering a shock 8-2 defeat against an inspired Chelmsford B. Homegrown 24 year-old Robert Shrimpton and newcomer Simon Jarvis - better known in the Harlow League were both on inspired form and both scored hat-tricks whilst the vastly experienced Neil Brierley picked up two wins. The really big wins included  a 11-8, 9-11, 11-8, 11-8 win for Simon Jarvis over Paul Lucas and a stunning 12-10, 11-8, 11-8 victory for Robert Shrimpton against Paul Lucas. Robert Shrimpton also beat Terry Dowsett 11-5, 11-3, 11-13, 13-11 and Dan Berry 5-11, 11-4, 11-7, 6-11, 11-8. Chelmsford B won 8-2 - yes it‘s worth repeating - 8-2 !. Maldon A were merciless in beating Writtle B 10-0. Alex Abott, Trevor Lloyd and John Poysden gave nothing away whilst Chelmsford A defeated Danbury B 8-2. Wal Bada was unbeaten for Chelmsford whilst 14 year-old Daniel Young won twice for the losers. He beat Casey Cross 7-11, 7-11, 11-8, 11-7, 11-9 and another newcomer Wudong Liu (better known in Colchester League circles) 11-5, 3-11, 16-14, 11-6. Liberal A beat a two man Hatfield Peverel  A 9-1. Paul Davison and Steve Pennell were both undefeated whilst Robin Armstrong did well to beat Neil Freeman 9-11, 12-10, 13-11, 11-9.

OCs B lead the way in division two with 37 points from five matches and Kevin Worthington (11 wins out of 12) was undefeated as they beat Danbury D 8-2. Sam Lowman won twice for Danbury with wins over Steve Northcott (11-4, 11-3, 11-7) and Trevor Carter (14-12, 11-6, 11-6) and he wasn’t far away against Kevin Worthington just missing out (11-6, 9-11, 11-7, 6-11, 8-11). Maldon B were stretched as they beat Danbury E 6-4. Ciaran Whelan scored a hat-trick for Maldon but it was “touch and go” against  David Gatheral and Whelan finally clinched victory 7-11, 11-6, 11-5, 8-11, 12-10.  John Holland (12 wins out of 12) remains undefeated for Maldon C and he was to the fore as they beat OCs C 7-3. Ev Lucas beat Frank Hodge 6-11, 11-8, 11-6, 10-12, 13-11 in the closest game of the evening. Danbury C impressed this week. Tim Cramphorn led the way as they beat Hatfield Peverel B 7-3. Neil Want beat Neil Freeman by the rather odd-looking scoreline of 9-11, 10-12, 11-6, 13-11, 11-0 !. Chelmsford C ran out 7-3 winners against Writtle C and they were indebted to Keith Martin who turned out as a reserve. Martin scored  a superb hat-trick beating John Parodi (11-7, 13-11, 13-11), Gary Ward (16-14, 3-11, 11-9, 11-8) and John Gagg (11-8. 11-5, 11-3).

Chelmsford D made it five wins out of five in division three and they top the table. Jarek Pietraszuk won his three singles as they defeated Danbury G 7-3. Pietraszuk impressed by beating Peter Hance 11-8, 11-4, 14-12 whilst Hance came through in five fluctuating ends to get the better of Keith Martin 9-11, 11-2, 6-11, 11-4, 11-8. The other four games in this division were even closer. Danbury H led by a Dave Hancox hat-trick beat Danbury F 6-4. Hancox completed his trio of wins with a very hard-fought 12-14, 12-10, 12-10, 11-9 victory over Dave Marsh. Writtle D utilised team-work to get the better of OCs E 6-4. Trevor Collin, Richard Storey and Bob Garson all won twice.  It was honours shared when OCs F played OCs D. Dave Porter was undefeated for the OCs D team and this included well executed wins over Ashton Parker (4-11, 11-3, 18-16, 11-3) and Tanishq Kotwal (11-4, 11-9, 9-11, 11-9). The match between Writtle E and Maldon D also finished tied at 5-5. Malcolm Storey and Steve  Siggs won twice for Writtle E whilst  Kelly Yuenypongpknan and Thomas Page both picked up two wins for Maldon D. Kelly fought back from 2-0 down to get the better of Malcolm Storey 10-12, 9-11, 11-6, 11-8, 11-6 in the opening game of the night.

Hatfield Peverel C moved into second place in division four after thumping Highwood A 9-1. A strong performance with Peter Mortensen, Paul Mulley and Phil Shippen winning all nine singles. Peter Mortensen completed an excellent evening’s work by beating Nicola Pippen 11-4, 9-11, 6-11, 11-7, 11-3. Chelmsford E ran out 8-2 winners against Danbury K. Martin Hiskey and Jon Dyson both bagged hat-tricks with Hiskey getting his team off to a winning start by beating Norman Hayes 7-11, 11-7, 11-6, 7-11, 11-6. Danbury J lead the way with 39 points and Dave Goody was in charge as they beat Highwood B 7-3. Martin Goddard defeated Richard Allen 11-8, 9-11, 9-11, 11-9, 12-10 in one of those games that could quite easily have been called a “draw” !. Galleywood B shaded their match against OCs G 6-4. Colin Blore won his three singles and he completed his hat-trick with a 11-8, 7-11, 6-11, 11-7, 11-6 victory against David Bishop. It was 6-4 again, as Writtle F beat Chelmsford F 6-4. No one player stayed undefeated and Writtle’s Ian Hockley and Brian Steward and Chelmsford ‘s Adi Kamma and Jason Clark all won twice.

Galleywood C (Mark Glenister, Aidan Noguchi and Charlie Craig) ran out comfortable 10-0 winners against Chelmsford J in division five. They top the table with 40 points. It was also 10-0 as Chelmsford H beat Hatfield Peverel D. Michael Whelpdale, John Wickens and Luke Richardson carried all before them. OCs H ran out 9-1 winners against Hatfield Peverel E. Stuart Wintle, Michael Lucey and Steve Pratt won all nine singles although Phil West and John Kuhl did well to beat Wintle and Pratt 11-9, 7-11, 11-7, 10-12, 11-3 in the doubles. Chelmsford G beat Maldon E 6-4 - good going as Denis Crapnell won his three singles for the Maldon side. Crapnell completed his trio of wins with a 12-10, 11-1, 13-11 victory over Ian Austin.

There are only two CLICK results this week. West Maldon beat Chelmsford Jaguars 5-0 in division 1A. Noah Sage and Blaydon Farmer were both undefeated but they both had their work cut out against Annabel Sweeney. Noah Sage came through in five ends (5-11, 11-4, 11-5, 6-11, 11-5) whilst Blaydon Farmer came out on top (11-7, 12-10, 9-11, 11-13, 11-2). Chelmsford Wildcats did well to beat Chelmsford Tigers 3-2 in division 1B. Georgina Riches beat both Louis Burnett (4-11, 11-7, 11-9, 5-11, 11-2) and Nicholas Grice (4-11, 11-5, 11-9, 9-11, 11-7).

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


Press Report Issued 14 October 2018

Three excellent wins for Daniel Young

The first division is firmly back in the spotlight this week in the Chelmsford & District Table Tennis League. There were a number of strong performances and 14 year old Daniel Young led the way. He won all three singles as Danbury B lost 3-7 to Danbury A. Three good wins by any standards. He was clearly on good form as he beat Steve Whiteley 11-4, 11-4, 11-7 and he fought back from 2-0 down to get the better of Dave Richardson 13-15, 8-11, 11-9, 12-10, 11-7. A good performance was about to become a great one. In his third singles he beat his Dad - Gary 11-8, 2-11,11-9, 13-11. Champions Maldon A have set such a high standard that when they lose games it makes interesting reading. Chelmsford B’s Simon Jarvis beat both Trevor Lloyd (12-10, 11-7, 11-8) and Colin Stallwood (10-12, 11-13, 11-8, 11-9, 11-6) in his side’s 2-8 defeat. Chelmsford A beat Writtle A 8-2. Wal Bada and newcomer Ugur Saglik both won their three singles. Ugur Saglik - the highest nationally ranked player in the League did not drop a game and there is no doubt that a Chelmsford side featuring Bada, Saglik and Eddie Ogbebor will give Maldon a real run for their money.  Rawreth also won 8-2. Kim Shead and Liam Squirrel were both undefeated against Chelmsford B.

OCs B lead the way in division two. It will be a big surprise if they don’t stay in pole position. With four times Chelmsford Mens Singles Champion David Cole in their line up they ran out 8-2 winners against Writtle C. Kevin Worthington joined Cole in staying undefeated and he beat Gary Ward 10-12, 11-8, 11-6, 11-8. Maldon B are expected to challenge for honours but they met their match against Maldon C who beat them 6-4. John Holland led the way with a hat-trick and this included a quick-fire 11-5, 11-7, 11-4 victory against Ciaran Whelan. Dawn Baldry won twice which included a last gasp 10-12, 11-8, 6-11, 11-8, 13-11 win over Steve Scholz. Danbury D are fourth and Sam Lowman dominated as they beat Hatfield Peverel B 7-3. Guy McKenzie showed up well for the losers with a 13-11, 11-7, 11-9 win over Dan Anderson. Chelmsford C won 7-3 against OCs C. Waseem Qureshi dominated proceedings with a hat-trick and Graham Playle won twice. It was honours even when Danbury E faced Danbury C. No one player stayed undefeated and Danbury E’s David Gatheral and Ken Sheard and Danbury C’s Neil Want all won twice. David Gatheral secured the draw for his side by getting the better of Glen Laing 11-7, 11-4, 11-6 in the last game of the evening.

Chelmsford D (30 points) made it four wins out of four in division three. However, it was a close run thing against Writtle D. Jarek Pietraszuk and Keith Martin both won twice.  With the scores poised at 4-4 Keith Martin beat Andy Fox 11-5, 11-7, 11-6 and Jarek Pietraszuk defeated Trevor Collin 11-9, 11-8, 6-11, 11-7 to secure their 6-4 win.  OCs D have also started well with four wins and they have 28 points. Mick Hayes and Gareth Joice were both undefeated as they beat Writtle E 8-2. No fewer than eight games were decided in four ends but surprisingly not one game went to a decider.  Maldon  D  won 8-2 against a two-man OCs E. Thomas Page was undefeated and this included a roller-coaster 3-11, 7-11, 13-11, 11-4, 12-10 win over Richard Baxter.  Maldon D also beat OCs D 6-4. Mervyn Perriman won his three singles without dropping an end. Four games were decided 7-3. Team work - (two wins for Allan Steel, Luca Bailey and Eamonn Hall) gave Danbury H the edge against OCs F despite the fact that Ashton Parker was undefeated for the OCs side. Dave Goody and Kevin Willis both bagged hat-tricks as Danbury J beat Danbury K  whilst Nicky Reece-Ford and Mo Hardy were both undefeated as Danbury G defeated OCs F. Nicky Reece-Ford notched up a second hat-trick in his side’s victory over Danbury F. This included a 10-12, 11-9, 11-5, 11-8 win over Dave Marsh - the best of the Danbury F players. 

10-0 wins have been few and far between this year but Hatfield Peverel C achieved a clean-sweep in their win over Highwood B in division four. Martin Archie, Keith Flowers and Nick Duce carried all before them. Writtle F led by a full-house from David Meah ran out 8-2 winners against Highwood A.  Meah completed his hat-trick with a last gasp 9-11, 11-6, 7-11, 11-7, 11-9 win over Melanie Bonnett. Sue Hickman was the difference between the sides when OCs G beat Chelmsford F 6-4. Hickman fought back strongly to beat Amanda Hogger 9-11, 6-11, 11-4, 11-1, 11-7 in the last game of the night - a win that sealed her side’s victory. It was honours shared when Galleywood B faced Chelmsford E. Colin Blore was unbeaten for Galleywood. Galleywood C lead the way in division five and they looked the part as they ran out 10-0 winners against Hatfield Peverel E. Gary Copsey, Mark Glenister and Charlie Craig were relatively untroubled. The other three games were much closer fought affairs. Chelmsford G (with Ian Austin and Andy Swales both winning their three singles) beat Chelmsford H 6-4. Ian Austin secured their victory with a really hard fought 7-11, 5-11, 11-7, 11-9, 12-10 win over Michael Whelpdale in the last game of the night.  It was honours even when Maldon E drew with OCs H. Denis Crapnell won his three singles for the Maldon side. Hatfield Peverel D did well to beat Chelmsford J 6-4 - good going as Taku Nerutanga won his three singles for the Chelmsford side. Andy Simmonds beat Peter Davenport 11-8, 11-3, 9-11, 6-11, 13-11 in the closest game of the night.

There was an early shock in CLICK division 1A where Chelmsford Leopards (Cleon Fernandes and Cameron Waite) were narrow 3-2 winners against the leaders Chelmsford Jaguars. Cleon Fernandes beat both  Melinda Abraham Victor 11-7, 14-12, 11-7 and Annabel Sweeney 11-13, 11-3, 11-4, 11-8. Chelmsford Jaguars returned to winning ways against Chelmsford Cougars, winning 3-2. Nyree Marsh won twice beating both Al Lane (11-9, 11-7, 11-5) and Harry Chivers (11-5, 11-7, 11-8). Chelmsford Cougars (Sudheep Kamma and Harry Chivers) were in turn 5-0 winners against Buttsbury Bears. Harry Chivers fought back strongly from 2-0 down to beat  Aidan Tucker 7-11, 8-11, 11-4, 11-1, 11-8. Danbury Dragons also won 5-0 against Danbury Demons. Ewan Hynd and Ben Porter carried all before them on this occasion whilst Chelmsford Pumas beat Chelmsford Leopards 4-1. Joachim Mapes was involved in two five setters. He beat Cleon Fernandes 6-11, 11-6, 8-11, 11-8, 11-3 but missed out against Cameron Waite 11-6, 10-12, 11-7, 8-11, 10-12. 

OCs Lions (nine points from two matches) are the early leaders in CLICK division 1B. Josh Peasgood and Jake Iliffe carried all before them against Danbury Griffins. Chelmsford Tigers also won 5-0. Nicholas Grice and Josh Bickles dominated against Chelmsford Panthers although Nicholas Grice was stretched against Theo Griffiths before he eased home in five ends 6-11, 10-12, 11-8, 13-11, 11-5. Chelmsford Rhinos made it two wins out of two. They scored a 3-2 success against Chelmsford Panthers after Daniel Wise had won his two singles and they also beat Chelmsford Wildcats 4-1. Daniel Wise again dominated proceedings. The match between Chelmsford Wildcats and Buttsbury Bulldogs couldn’t have been closer. Max Samuels and George Standish clinched a 3-2 victory for the Buttsbury side by beating Alesha Ellis-Austin and Georgina Riches 12-14, 8-11, 11-7, 14-12, 11-9 in an epic doubles finale. 

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


Press Report Issued 7 October 2018

Superb performance from Wiktor Delimat

It takes a very strong performance to take the spotlight away from division one in the Chelmsford & District Table Tennis League. Wiktor Delimat produced just that and more as he led Chelmsford C to an excellent 6-4 win over OCs B in division two. Delimat fought back from 2-0 down to beat Stephen Northcott 4-11, 5-11, 11-6, 11-8, 12-10 in his first singles and he also beat Trevor Carter 11-5, 11-7, 14-12. He in turn completed a magnificent hat-trick by defeating Kevin Worthington 6-11, 14-12, 11-4, 11-9. Maldon B top the table with 23 points and they beat OCs C 8-2. Colin Napper and Hamish Innes both bagged hat-tricks. The match between Writtle C and Hatfield Peverel B was well contested. Six games were decided in a fifth end and the match fittingly finished tied at 5-5. Gary Ward won his three singles - just !. He beat Dave Fiddeman 12-10, 3-11, 4-11, 12-10, 11-9 and if that wasn’t close enough he prevailed 11-8, 5-11, 11-7, 7-11, 16-14 against Neil Freeman. Sam Lowman impressed as Danbury D beat Danbury E 7-3. Lowman stayed  undefeated and Dan Anderson picked up two wins. Neil Want also won his three singles. This gave Danbury C the impetus to beat Maldon C 6-4.

Division one produced three 9-1 scorelines this week. An early indication that some teams are going to struggle or just a case of the better sides playing the teams at the lower end of the table ?. Chelmsford A top the table by virtue of having played an extra game. They turned in a very strong performance to beat Writtle B 9-1. Casey Cross and Eddie Ogbebor were both undefeated with Cross coming through a really hard fought five ender against Peter Barrett 11-13, 9-11, 12-10, 12-10, 11-9. However the outstanding result here was the game that Chelmsford lost. Gary Cattermole surged through to a five game victory against Wal Bada 9-11, 7-11, 13-11,11-5, 11-2.   The favourites Maldon A made it three wins out of three by beating Hatfield Peverel A 9-1. Trevor Lloyd and Alex Abbott were both unbeaten whilst Scott Dowsett impressed for the losers. He powered his way to a 3-0 win over John Poysden. Writtle A also ran out 9-1 winners. Duncan Taylor and Lee McHugh were both undefeated whilst Matthew Brown only missed out in four ends to Gary Brignall. Brown completed an excellent Writtle team performance by beating Steve Kerns 11-4, 11-9, 11-8 in the last game of the night. The match between Liberal and OCs A was closer with Old Chelmsfordians winning 7-3. Paul Lucas and Terry Dowsett were both undefeated.   

Chelmsford D top the division three table with 24 points. Jarek Pietraszuk and Dave Parker led the way as they beat OCs E 9-1. They have a four point lead over OCs D and Writtle D. It was honours shared when Danbury F played Writtle E. John Robinson excelled for Danbury winning his three singles which included a 11-9, 4-11, 11-9, 7-11, 11-9 win over Bob Garson and a 11-9, 9-11, 6-11, 11-9, 11-9 victory over Trevor Collin. Writtle D were held to a draw by Danbury H. No single player won all three singles and the Writtle pairing of Dave Moles and Neil Thompson and Danbury’s Dave Hancox and Allan Steel all won twice. Steel fought back from 2-0 down to beat Dave Moles 5-11, 8-11, 11-8, 11-8, 11-9. 

Danbury J  (25 points) have a massive seven point lead in division four. Good going after three rounds of matches. They scored two convincing wins this week. Dave Goody, Rob Kneale and Dave Powell ran out 8-2 winners against Galleywood B whilst Richard Allen replaced Dave Goody in their 9-1 win over Chelmsford E. Chelmsford E were also convincing winners. Jon Dyson and Harry Buckle dominated as they beat OCs G 9-1. Hatfield Peverel C shaded their match against Danbury C 6-4. Keith Flowers led the way with a hat-trick and he beat Mick Robinson 4-11, 9-11, 11-6, 11-3,11-9 in the last game of the evening to seal the Hatfield Peverel victory.  Three games finished tied at 5-5. Melanie Bonnett won three times as Highwood A drew with Chelmsford F whilst Writtle F and Highwood B also shared the points. Francis Whitbread beat Brian Steward 11-2, 11-5, 7-11, 8-11, 12-10 in the closest game of the evening. Finally, Galleywood B and Hatfield Peverel C drew as well.  Keith Flowers won his three singles for the Hatfield Peverel side. Will Goodchild defeated Andy Simmonds 7-11, 11-2, 16-18, 11-6, 12-10 in a rather fluctuating five ender.   

Division five looks like being very evenly contested. Three sides - Maldon E, OCs H and Galleywood C all have 20 points. Having said that this week’s four games produced quite different scorelines. Galleyood C (Mark Glenister / Gary Copsey / Charlie Craig) were 10-0 winners against  Hatfield Peverel D. Maldon E ran out 7-3 winners against Hatfield Peverel E after Denis Crapnell and Ross Wheeler were both undefeated. John Kuhl was on target for Hatfield Peverel with a 11-9, 8-11, 11-4, 9-11, 11-9 win against Kym Eames. OCs H ran out narrow 6-4 winners against Chelmsford H after Stuart Wintle dominated. Wintle had to pull out all the stops to get the better of Michael Whelpdale 11-4, 9-11, 11-7, 8-11, 11-9. It was honours shared in the Inter-Club battle between Chelmsford G and Chelmsford J. Sarah Austin won her games for Chelmsford  G.

Chelmsford Jaguars were 5-0 winners over Danbury Demons in CLICK Division 1A. Melinda Abraham Victor and Nyree Marsh carried all before them. The match between Chelmsford Pumas and Danbury Dragons was a close one with the Pumas winning 3-2.  James Donald won twice for the Pumas. He beat Alex Porter (11-5, 9-11, 11-5, 11-5) and Sam Mortimer -Ford (11-8, 7-11, 11-7, 11-8). 

CLICK Division 1 B produced two 4-1 results. Chelmsford Rhinos (Dan Wise and Ben Chivers) beat Danbury Griffins whilst OCs Lions (Tom Bird and Josh Peasgood) defeated Buttsbury Badgers.

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


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