League update 20th June
Top players Andrew Wilkinson and Chun Yin Yu both won 3 for respective teams Cramlington Stingers and North East Chinese Association in Division 1. The Stingers beat Byker A 9-1 with Mark Kimberley grabbing Byker’s only win against Gareth Pearson. NECA on the other hand lost 3-7 against Mount A with Christie, Eadington and Wraight all taking 2 sets plus Christie and Wraight in the doubles. Max Duffin maintained his excellent form this season taking 3 wins against a strong St Chads lineup of Chris Blake, Jimmy Scope and Paul Baines. Peter Smallcombe beat Scope and Baines to earn the Kimblesworth Rockets a draw.
Cramlington’s Pearson was also found in Division 2 this week, taking 3 good wins against Mount B. The Casuals took an easy 9-1 victory, encountering only a slight blip when Mount’s Rod Roberts won 3-0 against Adam Webster. Old England finally managed to field a full team this week to beat Sacriston Aces 6-4, Alan Atkinson with 3 wins.
Division 3 hosted four close games as Byker B, Cramlington Cobras, Backspin B and Brandon Anacondas all won by either 2 or 4 games. Jim Robertson made the difference for Byker this week when he won his hat-trick to help his team beat Matfen B but without him they lost to Brandon Anacondas. Mark Patterson did well to win 2 games in each match but David Craddock couldn’t find his form, winning only 1 game in both.
Brandon Crocodiles regained some form in Division 4 as they beat Matfen C 7-3 whilst the Bees continued their domination of the division when they beat Cramlington Magpies 9-1. Ouston TTC B lost against two Cramlington teams this week, Anna Sowerby getting a hat-trick for the Lions and Mike Dunn getting a hat-trick for the Corinthians.
Author: Dale Aitkenhead via Northumbria Table Tennis League