League update 26th August

Young Adam Webster had another excellent match for the North East Chinese Association in the First Division of the Northumbria Summer League, winning all of his games in the bottom of the table clash with Old England. Unfortunately it was in vain with Alan Atkinson, Jacob Helm and Lynne Herrington winning two singles each and Atkinson and Helm taking the doubles set.

Matfen Senators, who finished as runners up in the second division, were beaten for the first time in their final match away to Tyneside TTC. Despite a hat trick from Alex Holliday they went down 6 - 4 . Mark Kimberley and Steve Dickinson each had a couple of wins for the victors.

The Mount C team finished in style to win Division Three with emphatic victories over Matfen Tribunes (8 - 2) and Brandon Crusaders (9 -1) with Alan Livingstone unbeaten in both matches.

East Boldon had already won Division Four but they very nearly lost their unbeaten record when they visited Cramlington Spartans. Joe Hastings beat Ryan Campbell and Adam Allsopp, Oliver Ho defeated Campbell but lost to Jordan Dove, Alan Hedley got the better of Allsopp  and Hastings and Ho won the doubles to put the Spartans 5 - 1 up. But the visitors then hit back with victories by all three of their players.  Dove then completed his hat trick by beating Hastings to make it a draw.

The Spartans went on to beat Ouston B to finish as runners up.

Paul Conn and Tony MCann both won a couple of sets against Prudhoe and District United Services B and with young Leo Conn getting one a draw was enough to ensure that Tyneside TTC B team finished as runners up to Sacriston Comets in Division Five.

Matfen Cohorts side of Richard Rayfield, LInda Pinkham and David Crompton wrapped up the sixth division with a 7 - 3 win over Brandon Fire. 

Aubrey Drapkin

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