League Update 25th July
Cramlington Stingers played twice this week in the top flight, beating both Kimblesworth Rockets and St Chads 6-4. Andrew Wilkinson was the star of both shows as he picked up hat-tricks in both games against tough opposition. Godbold and Duffin both beat Penman and Webster to pick up 2 for the Rockets and Josh Weatherby won 2 comfortably for St Chads. At the other end of the table, Riding Mill beat NECA 7-3. NECA’s star player Chun Yin Yu was absent but Yao Li still picked up 3 for the away team.
Webster and Boyce both won hat-tricks against Backspin TTC A as Cramlington Casuals won 9-1 to maintain their position as firm favourites to win division 2. Jake Helm won his 3 and Player of the Match away to Ouston A and Alan Livingstone did the same for Mount TTC B as they beat Matfen A 7-3.
Backspin TTC B played twice in division 3 this week, both losses against Cramlington teams. At home they lost 8-2 to the Cobras with Lynsey Storey getting her hat-trick and away they lost 7-3 with Paul Fairlamb getting his. Byker TTC B saw a fairly comfortable win against Matfen B with Robertson and Patterson both taking 3 wins, Craddock losing against Robert Carr.
Carr also played for Matfen C in what must be a late attempt to keep the team in division 4 when they fielded a very strong team to beat divisional leaders Brandon Bees 10-0. It will be almost impossible for Brandon Crocodiles to stay in the division now after Whitley Chapel beat them 9-1 which means they’re 23 points away from 7th place Matfen C who also have 2 games in hand.
In division 5, NESLC lost 6-4 twice, once against Brandon Devils and once against Cramlington Falcons.
Author: Dale Aitkenhead via Northumbria Table Tennis League