Press report 28-10-2018
 Promoted Brotherhood G celebrated a first success in Division Two of the Clacton and District League with a 7-3 victory over Windsor Magpies. 
 
Mark Beckham and Paul Metcalf took hat-tricks for the winners, Metcalf's treble including an 11-7, 13-11, 11-13, 4-11, 11-6 victory over John Plummer. John Gallagher contributed an important win against Malcolm Caley. For the Magpies, there was one each for Plummer and Dave Sweetland, the pair also combining to take the doubles 11-8 in the fifth against Beckham and Metcalf.
 
The result moves the Brotherhood side off the bottom of the table, a position now held by Nomads Jaguars who went down 8-2 to Windsor Kestrels. For Windsor, there were trebles for Colin Beaumont and Graham Bunce, and an 11-9 in the fifth win for Debra Found over Caroline Page. Kevin Hume and Harry Hawkes were the points-winners for the Jaguars.
 
At the top, Brotherhood I continued their winning start to the season with a 7-3 victory over Walton E, John Owen taking three, and Graham Parkes and Fred Gallone two each. Walton's Gary Stallwood won a couple and, with Mark Gale, took the doubles 11-7 in the decider against Owen and Gallone. However, Gale failed to get on the score-sheet in the singles, narrowly losing 11-6 in the fifth to Owen and 11-9 in the fifth to Parkes.
 
In Division Three Windsor Penguins edged a closely-contested match with Nomads Leopards 6-4. No-one stayed unbeaten, Alan Charman and Paul Dale winning two each for the Penguins, as did Bob Jillins and Dave Wright for the Leopards. Dale was an 11-7 in the fifth winner against Wright but went down 11-8 in the fifth to Jillins. Sue Chillingworth took one for the Penguins and was involved in the tightest game of the evening, losing a nail-biting 14-12 in the decider to Wright.
 
It was a somewhat easier passage for Nomads Pumas against Nomads Ocelots, Lionel Goddard, Dave Harris and John Bowers undefeated in their side's 10-0 success. Bowers came back from two sets down to defeat Hazel Blanche 7-11, 7-11, 11-7, 11-8, 11-3 in the only match which went the distance.
 
Brotherhood J were forced to field a guest against Windsor Falcons and, as a result, the match ended all-square. Maci Harvey and Harley Wood took a couple each, and together won the doubles,  but neither could get the better of Windsor's Kayley Rodriguez in the singles.
 
Meanwhile, Brotherhood J's match the previous week against Windsor Penguins ended prematurely in darkness when, leading 53, a power cut in the area caused the lights to go out at the Brotherhood Hall. The two teams have sportingly agreed to play games nine and ten on a separate evening at a later date, an arrangement endorsed by the Management Committee. 
 
Back in Division One reigning champions Nomads Panthers were 7-3 victors against Windsor Hawks. Paul Hume and James Denyer stayed undefeated, and John Hatley won one. Andy Vincent and Felipe Rodriguez took one each for the Hawks, and shared an 11-7, 9-11, 12-10, 5-11, 11-9 doubles success against Hatley and Hume.
 
Windsor Condors made it five wins out of five with a 10-0 victory over Brotherhood D, and are looking serious title contenders. Ollie Rampton, making a welcome return to table tennis action after injury and wearing the colours of the Condors for the first time, took his maximum, beating Grant Sharpe 11-5 in the decider in the closest match of the evening. Mel Rampton and Martin Hogg were also unbeaten for the Condors.
 
Brotherhood C are another side who have yet to taste defeat. This week they beat Windsor Eagles 6-4, largely thanks to an Andy Warner hat-trick. Martin Edwards and Alan Burgess each won one but it was the doubles which proved pivotal, Burgess and Warner defeating Phil Smith and Gary Cattermole 11-7 in the fifth. Smith and Cattermole won two singles apiece for the Eagles. 
 
Walton B have also enjoyed a good start to the season and it continued with a 9-1 victory over Nomads Tigers, Derek Willis and Colin Dearman taking trebles. Walton's Jason Gale had a close 11-5 in the fifth win against Daryl Lott and an equally tight 11-6 in the fifth win over John Marshall but was unable to get the better of the Tigers' new signing, Chris Parr, who took the losers' consolation point.
 
The Tigers and the second promoted side, Lawford, are now locked together at the bottom of the table, this after Lawford lost 8-2 to Nomads Lions. Jason Lloyd was unbeaten for the Lions, whilst there were two each for Ethan Lloyd and Adam Wilkin. Richard Spence took Lawford's two points, an 11-9 in the decider win against Wilkin in the first match of the night and an 11-8 in the decider win against Ethan Lloyd in the last match. 
 
* Details have been announced of this season's Division Three Challenge competition. This will run on a straight knock-out basis with matches played during scheduled Cup weeks alongside the Knock-Out Cup competition. Matches will be played on a handicap basis using the Cup format of best of nine games. Details of the Preliminary Round draw and players' grades will be sent to Team Secretaries by the end of November.
 
* Congratulations go to local Junior players who represented the Clacton and District League in the recent Essex Ranking trials and feature on the Essex Junior Ranking List. Under-18 Boys - Daniel Young (ranked 4), Ethan Lloyd (7), Scott Campbell (16) and Liam Harris (24); Under-15 Boys - Daniel Young (1), Liam Harris (12); Under-18 Girls - Gracie Edwards (2), Harley Wood (13); Under-15 Girls - Harley Wood (7). 
 
RESULTS
 
Division 1
 
Windsor Condors 10 Brotherhood D 0; Nomads Panthers 7 Windsor Hawks 3; Brotherhood C 6 Windsor Eagles 4; Nomads Tigers 1 Walton B 9; Lawford 2 Nomads Lions 8. 
 
Division 2
 
Brotherhood G 7 Windsor Magpies 3; Walton E 3 Brotherhood H 7; Windsor Kestrels 8 Nomads Jaguars 2.
 
Division 3
 
Windsor Penguins 6 Nomads Leopards 4; Windsor Falcons 5 Brotherhood J 5; Nomads Ocelots 0 Nomads Pumas 10. 
 
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