Press Report Issued 11 March 2018

David Cole hat-trick gives Liberal A a lift

Liberal A beat the higher placed Danbury A 6-4 in the first division of the Chelmsford & District Table Tennis League. David Cole was the difference between the two sides and his hat-trick gave Liberal A the ascendancy. Cole beat Gary Young - the best of the Danbury players 8-11, 11-8, 11-7, 13-11. Maldon A are streets ahead. They lead Chelmsford A by eight points but they also have two matches in hand. Alex Abbott, Trevor Lloyd and John Poysden ran out 10-0 winners over a two player OCs A. Liberal B beat Chelmsford A 6-4. Good going as it was Edward Ogbebor who won his three singles for the Chelmsford team. The all-action Ogbebor fought back from 2-0 down to beat both Simon Webber (9-11, 7-11, 11-7, 11-5, 11-9) and Paul Davison (9-11, 7-11, 11-6, 11-6, 11-5).

OCs B scored a good 6-4 win over Liberal C in division two. Adrian Pitt was undefeated for the Liberal side but Robbie Burton and Kevin Worthington both won twice for the Old Chelmsfordians side and this gave them the edge. Chelmsford C ran out 8-2 winners over OCs C. Mike Johnston and Alastair Piper both bagged hat-tricks whilst Jan Fuller won twice. Jan Fuller beat Tom Barker 11-8, 6-11, 6-11, 12-10, 15-13 in the closest game of the night. The leaders Writtle Excalibur A were held to a draw by Danbury D. Sam Lowman excelled for the Danbury side. He beat Ryan Pitt (9-11, 11-1, 12-10, 11-7), Richard Storey (11-7, 11-9, 12-10) and Peter Layzell (11-4, 6-11, 9-11, 11-7, 11-8). The matchbetween Hatfield Peverel A and Danbury C also finished as a 5-5 draw. Gary Ward was on top form for the Hatfield Peverel side. He beat Ian Whiteside (11-5, 11-4, 11-9), Chris Buer (6-11, 11-8, 11-8, 11-7) and Steve Buer (11-4, 11-8, 11-2).

The leaders Maldon B made it 14 wins out of 15 in division three although their 7-3 victory over Chelmsford E wasn’t plain sailing. Ciaran Whelan lost to Keith Martin (9-11, 11-8, 9-11, 7-11) and to Connor Payne (8-11, 11-7, 11-5, 10-12, 9-11) and it was left to an undefeated Hamish Innes to ensure that Maldon B ran out 7-3 winners. Hatfield Peverel C did well to beat fourth placed Maldon C 6-4. Trevor Collin led the way with a hat-trick. Colin Barham had to pull out all the stops to get the better of Brian Riedling 12-10, 11-13, 4-11, 12-10, 11-9. Second placed Writtle Excalibur B pulled further clear of third-placed Hatfield Peverel B by beating them decisively 8-2. Phil Smith led the way with a hat-trick whilst Paul Sturton won twice and only missed out 7-11, 8-11, 11-8, 12-10, 11-13 against Neil Freeman in the closest game of the evening. OCs D beat the higher placed Chelmsford D 6-4. Mick Richardson and David Porter won twice for the OCs team to counter the three wins from Wiktor Delimat.

Division four produced four 6-4 scorelines. OCs E lead the way with 95 points although Danbury G who have 93 points but also have two matches in hand are in a much stronger position. OCs E were 6-4 losers to Danbury G. Nat Ravlic won his three singles but Maurice Hardy and Nicky Ford both won twice to give Danbury G the edge. This was Danbury G’s 12th win out of 14. Maldon D’s Mervyn Perriman was another player who won his three singles but ended up on the losing side. Writtle Excalibur C edged out Maldon D 6-4 and this owed a lot to the three matches that they won at 11-9 in the deciding end. Neil Thompson beat Tom Elder (12-10, 11-9, 10-12, 11-13, 11-9) whilst the luckless Elder also lost to Malcolm Storey (5-11, 15-13, 11-5, 8-11, 9-11). Shirley Carroll was another five game loser and she missed out against Neil Thompson (15-13, 11-3, 8-11, 8-11, 9-11). Danbury J were 6-4 winners against OCs F. Terry Dowsett was undefeated for the Old Chelmsfordians side - no surprises there but Dave Hancox and Allan Steel both won twice to give Danbury J a slender advantage. OCs G (Tanishq Kotwal, David Bishop and James Mitty) beat Maldon D 6-4 although they
all lost to Tom Elder. James Mitty had a real battle against Clive Forster where he finally prevailed (9-11, 9-11, 12-10, 18-16, 12-10). They don’t get much closer.

Division five leaders Chelmsford F retained their lead by beating third placed Highwood B 7-3. Newcomer Jon Dyson won his three singles and he received excellent support from Adi Kamma and Amanda Hogger who both won twice. Highwood A stay second. Martin Goddard won his three singles to give them the ascendancy against Hatfield Peverel D in a match they won 8-2. Highwood A came up short against Highwood B who won 7-3. Nicola Pippen had a great night for the B side. She scored three excellent wins. First she beat Russell Downton (11-5, 12-10, 11-3) and then Francis Whitbread by a last gasp 8-11, 11-8, 12-10, 4-11, 12-10 margin and she rounded of an excellent evening’s work by beating Martin Goddard (11-3, 11-6, 11-4). The match between OCs H and a two player Chelmsford H finished tied at 5-5. Stuart Wintle defeated Dusan Doszkoty 11-7, 11-9, 6-11, 7-11, 11-9 in the closest game of the evening. Dusan Doszkoty fared better against Chelmsford J. He won his three singles which included a fine 11-9, 11-3, 11-9 victory over Richard Gardiner. Chelmsford H shaded the match 6-4. Chelmsford G (Michael Whelpdale, Steve Chambers and Martin Hiskey) were decisive 9-1 winners against Galleywood B. James Higgs was on target for the losers with a 11-7, 14-12, 11-9 win over Steve Chambers. Mike Whelpdale beat James Higgs 9-11, 9-11, 11-8, 11-7, 11-9 in the closest game of the night.

Danbury Griffins ran out 4-1 winners against Chelmsford Wildcats in CLICK Division 2 C. William Ratcliffe led the way with wins over Ellie White (11-6, 11-7, 11-8) and Georgina Riches (6-11, 4-11, 11-3, 11-8, 11-8).

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


Press Report Issued 2 March 2018

Bob Garson hat-trick gives Hatfield Peverel C some hope

The bottom of the table action in division three of the Chelmsford & District Table Tennis League saw Hatfield Peverel C beat Danbury F 8-2 - a result that probably consigns Danbury F to relegation. Bob Garson was the Hatfield Peverel match winner and he beat John Robinson (12-10, 9-11, 11-5, 11-3) and Dave Marsh (9-11, 9-11, 12-10, 11-7, 11-8). He completed an excellent hat-trick by defeating Herbie Smith (11-7, 11-5, 12-10). Hatfield Peverel B stay third. Neil Freeman won his three singles as they beat OCs D 7-3. David Porter emerged as a 11-5, 16-18, 11-8, 5-11, 12-10 winner over Dave Fiddeman. Danbury E ran out 6-4 winners over Chelmsford D. Ken Sheard led the way with a hat-trick and he beat Jarek Pietraszuk (11-8, 11-5, 11-9), Dave Parker (11-6, 11-3, 9-11, 11-9) and Wiktor Delimat (11-2, 12-10, 11-5).

In division two OCs B and OCc C fought out a 5-5 draw. OCs B’s Kevin Worthington led the way with a hat-trick and Trevor Carter won twice. Carter beat Charles Yeung (10-12, 11-8, 12-10, 5-11, 11-9) and Peter Windley (11-4, 11-9, 4-11, 12-14, 11-8) in the two closest games of the night.

In division four Danbury H did well to beat the leaders OCs E 6-4 - good going as it was Nat Ravlic who won his three singles for the Old Chelmsfordians side. Ravlic had to pull out all the stops to get the better of Dave Goody 8-11, 15-13, 11-9, 6-11, 14-12 in the last game of the night. Danbury J versus Writtle D was a two-a-side match. Eamon Hall won twice, beating David Meah (7-11, 11-9, 11-6, 11-13, 12-10) and Andy Fox (9-11, 11-6, 11-8, 11-8) to give Danbury J a 5-4 advantage.

Chelmsford F stay top in division five. Adi Kamma, Jason Clark and Amanda Hogger all won twice as they defeated Chelmsford G 7-3. Steve Chambers showed up well for Chelmsford G with a 11-7, 6-11, 11-5, 8-11, 12-10 victory against Adi Kamma. Highwood D were hard pushed to beat Hatfield Peverel D 6-4. Nicola Pippen was their match-winner with three victories. She did well to beat Richard Drozd 8-11, 11-6, 6-11, 11-7, 11-7 in her opening encounter. Bottom side Anglia Ruskin University impressed against Hatfield Peverel D and with Takunda Nerutanga and newcomer Will Goodchild both winning three times they ran out 8-2 winners. Goodchild completed his hat-trick with a 11-8, 12-14, 11-4, 9-11, 11-5 victory over Richard Drozd. Chelmsford J did well to beat the higher placed Galleywood B 8-2. Richard Gardiner led the way with a hat-trick of 3-0

In division 2A of the CLICK League there was a defeat for the leaders Galleywood Eagles who lost 3-2 to Galleywood Hawks. Aidan Noguchi won twice for the Eagles beating Charlie Craig (11-7, 11-9, 14-12) and Vineeth Kamma (11-8, 11-7, 15-13) but it was Kamma and Craig who won the all important doubles 2-11, 11-9, 11-4, 11-7. Galleywood Eagles returned to winning ways against West Maldon. They won 4-1 with Aidan Noguchi winning both of his singles. He has a 90 % record (nine wins out of 10).

In division 2B Danbury Demons stay top but they were hard pushed to beat Black Notley Buccaneers 3-2. Ewan Hynd and Dan Atkinson both won one singles but they combined to beat Jonny Evans and Elliot Game in the deciding doubles 11-13, 12-10, 9-11, 11-1, 11-7.

Black Notley Barracudas were 4-1 winners against Chelmsford Tigers in division 2 C. Nicholas Grice won twice to give the Black Notley side the edge. Grice defeated Nathan Tew (15-13, 11-5, 11-9) and Louis Burnett (11-8, 3-11, 11-3, 11-7).

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

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