Press Report Issued 25 March 2018

Simon Jarvis scores top draw hat-trick for Chelmsford B

Second-placed Chelmsford B look like they are on their way to promotion to division one of the Chelmsford & District Table Tennis League - along with the division two leaders Writtle Excalibur A. Chelmsford B scored a fine 8-2 win over Danbury D - a result that gives them a 12 point cushion over Hatfield Peverel A. Newcomer Simon Jarvis scored a hat-trick which included a last gasp 3-11, 11-7, 8-11, 11-6, 11-8 win over Sam Lowman - the best of the Danbury players. Chelmsford B were without Jarvis against Danbury B and they were fortunate that Danbury were a player short otherwise the margin of defeat might have been heavier than 6-4. Glen Laing was undefeated for Danbury. Hatfield Peverel A are third and it is fair to say that if they had had the services of Peter Barrett earlier in the Season they would have been closer to second. Barrett was unbeaten in their 6-4 win over OCs C. Charles Yeung downed the challenge of John Gagg 11-7, 6-11, 7-11, 11-16, 12-10 in the closest game of the night. OCs B did well to beat Chelmsford C 6-4 as they were a player short. Trevor Carter picked up his three singles for the OCs side.

In the first division Rawreth A scored their fifth win of the Season - a 7-3 success against Galleywood A. Reece Seddon was unbeaten for the Southend team whilst James Hicks picked up two good wins for the Galleywood side. He beat Kim Shead 11-8, 11-8, 12-14, 11-8 and Mike Hayes 11-7, 7-11, 11-3, 11-9. Liberal B won twice to move above Liberal A. Paul Davison was undefeated in their 7-3 win over Liberal A whilst Adam Buxton and Steve Pennell both scored hat-tricks in their 8-2 victory over OCs A. Dan Berry made his mark here for the losers. He beat Simon Webber 14-12, 4-11, 11-9, 12-10.

Maldon B are division three Champions and they won the title in style by beating second-placed Writtle Excalibur B 7-3. Ciaran Whelan and Hamish Innes were both undefeated although Innes had to pull out all the stops to beat Paul Sturton (11-3, 6-11, 11-7, 10-12, 11-9) and Phil Smith (11-4, 10-12, 8-11, 12-10, 12-10). Expect Maldon to be challenging for honours in division two next year as well. Hatfield Peverel B are third and they were the week’s big winners. Neil Freeman, Dave Fiddeman and Guy McKenzie beat Chelmsford D 10-0. No mean feat against a Chelmsford side which included Dave Parker and Gordon Fairchild. Danbury E also won convincingly against the side just one place below them. Tim Pulham and David Gatheral both won their three singles in their 9-1 victory against Maldon C. Writtle Excalibur B - who are virtually assured of second place have also enjoyed a good Season and they beat Chelmsford E 7-3. Phil Smith won his three singles for the Writtle side and this included a 7-11, 10-12, 11-5, 11-8, 12-10 victory over Keith Martin - the best of the Chelmsford players. OCs D (Mick Hayes, Mick Richardson and David Porter) ran out 8-2 winners over Danbury F. Mick Richardson was unbeaten.

Danbury G with 13 wins out of 16 have “one hand on the division four trophy”. Nicky Ford and Maurice Hardy were both unbeaten in their 9-1 win over Danbury K. This match was closer than the scoreline indicates with four games decided in the fifth end with Danbury G winning all four. Norman Smith edged out Roger Tiffin 11-4, 11-4, 4-11, 4-11, 11-9 in the least predictable of those encounters.` Danbury G also drew 5-5 with OCs F. And yes - no prizes for guessing that Terry Dowsett won his three singles for the OCs side. The match between Danbury J and OCs E was also drawn. Adam Yardley was unbeaten for the OCs side whilst Kevin Willis edged out Dave Newman 11-4, 8-11, 11-7, 8-11, 12-10 in the closest game of the night. Danbury H were convincing 9-1 winners over Maldon D. Richard Allen and Brian Ellis were both unbeaten and Danbury were aided by the fact that they won the two closest encounters of the evening both involving Shirley Carroll. Brian Ellis beat Shirley 11-9, 4-11, 8-11 13-11, 11-9 and Richard Allen defeated Shirley 11-8, 11-6, 3-11, 7-11, 12-10. In a match where no one player dominated Writtle Excalibur C emerged as 6-4 winners against OCs G. Tanishq Kotwal and David Bishop won twice for the Old Chelmfordians side and Neil Thompson and Dave Moles won two singles for the Writtle team. Writtle Excalibur C also beat Maldon 6-4 - good going as Mervyn Perriman won his three singles for the Maldon side. Perriman completed his hat-trick with a 11-7, 12-10, 11-9 win over Neil Thompson.

Chelmsford F are division five Champions and they secured the title with a week to go by beating Highwood A 8-2. Adi Kamma and Amanda Hogger were both undefeated and they were well supported by Ian Austin who won twice. All the players in the Chelmsford squad have made valuable contributions with Addi Kamma (72 %), Ian Austin (78 %), Jason Clark (67 %), Jon Dyson (90 %) and Amanda Hogger (53 %) being the main stays of this team. Hatfield Peverel D and OCs H drew 5-5. Peter Mortensen won his three singles for Hatfield Peverel and this included a victory over Stuart Wintle by a widely fluctuating 11-9, 4-11, 11-6, 1-11, 11-8 scoreline. Chelmsford G are tied with Highwood A on 100 points in second place and they beat Chelmsford H 7-3. Martin Hiskey and Steven Chambers were both undefeated in their 7-3 win over Chelmsford H. Ben Jackson beat John Wickins 11-9, 2-11, 11-8, 8-11, 13-11 in a real humdinger of a game. Anglia Ruskin University scored their second win of the Season by beating Chelmsford G 6-4. Newcomer Will Goodhand won his three singles for the University team and this include a quick-fire 11-8, 11-8, 11-6 win over Richard Gardiner.

Third placed Buttsbury Bears were 4-1 winners over Danbury Dragons in division 2A of the CLICK League. Jason Yeh won both of his singles. They repeated the scoreline with a 4-1 victory over the higher placed Galleywood Hawks. Toby Kelly won his two singles although he was stretched to get the better of Charlie Craig. Kelly just prevailed 12-14, 11-9, 11-3, 9-11, 11-8. Galleywood Hawks (Vineeth Kamma and Charlie Craig) picked up all four singles in their 4-1 victory over West Maldon. The doubles escaped them and they missed out against Oliver Wylie and Blaydon Farmer in five ends (10-12, 2-11, 13-11, 11-3, 7-11).

Black Notley Bucaneers lead the way in division 2B. Elliot Game and Jonny Evans were both undefeated in their 5-0 win over Buttsbury Bulldogs. Buttsbury Beavers were also 5-0 winners. Jason Yeh and Adam Wallace were undefeated against Danbury Demons. Chelmsford Leopards scored their second win - 4-1 against Buttsbury Bulldogs. Sudheep Kamma won both of his singles . He beat Harry Hutt (8-11, 11-1, 11-5, 11-9) and James Green (11-7, 11-8, 1-11.7-11, 12-10). In a closer match Buttsbury Beavers beat Chelmsford Leopards 3-2. Adam Wallace won his two singles for the Beavers. He beat Sudheep Kamma 11-9, 10-12, 11-6, 10-12, 11-5 and James Donald 11-7, 11-7,11-6.

Chelmsford Pumas are clearcut leaders in division 2C. Joachin Mapes and Saul Chivers ran out 5-0 winners against Black Notley Barracudas. Buttsbury Badgers (Aiden Ticker and Oscar Hutt) beat Chelmsford Tigers 4-1 and Chelmsford Tigers in turn beat Chelmsford Jaguars 3-2. All four players - Louis Burnett and Ryan Armstrong from the Tigers and Annabel Sweeney and Melinda Abraham Victor from the Jaguars won one singles encounter.

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

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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

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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
wins.

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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