League update 28th October
The Mount kept up their winning ways in the Premier Division of the Northumbria league by beating Saint Chads in a close fought match. Graeme Barella was unbeaten and backed up by two sets from Anthony Ainley and one from Phil Prady.
The Chinese Association side defeated Old England Jacks 9 - 1 but then had to turn out a weakened side against Mount C team and went down 7 - 3.
Two of Mount's other teams had matches against teams from Matfen. In Division One their D team beat the Centurians 6 - 4 thanks to a hat trick by Bailey Pye and then lost out 8 - 2 to the Senators for whom Neil Forsyth won all of his sets.
In Division Two a couple of sets each by John Rowell and Mike Bradley saw the E team defeat the Tribunes 6 - 4.
Newton B had mixed fortunes in Division three as they defeated Cramlington Cobras 8 - 2 but lost out to the Falcons 6 - 4 and in Division Four Tyneside B fielded a strong second division player in Chas Robertson who duly won all of his sets in a 5 - 5 draw with Matfen Consuls.
In the first round of the Handicap Cup Ouston B came from 4 - 2 down to defeat Mount A 5 - 4 with David Byers and Tom Fowle getting two each and Kevin Richardson one. The Cramlington derby saw the Jaguars beat the Dynamos by the same score thanks to a hat trick by Gavin Wilson whilst their Spartans lost out to Mount B , also by 5 - 4, with Bailey Pye taking full advantage of having a start against his third division opponents.
Cramlington's young players Alfie and Archie Stokes, along with Oliver Ho overcame Premier Division St.Chads 5 - 3 with Archie and Oliver getting two each, three sets from Duncan Hindmarsh saw Ouston C knock out North East Chinese Association and three from young Patrick Nicholson helped Brandon Bravehearts defeat Cramlington Knights 6 - 3.
Author: Dale Aitkenhead via Northumbria Table Tennis League