Northumbria Table Tennis League Weekly Report – 20October 2019
In the Premier Division there was a straightforward 10-0 win for NECA A over Prudhoe A. The NECA team of Andrew Wilkinson, Adam Webster and Lee Tinkler proved too strong for their opponents. Top placed St Chads held on to top spot despite a 5-5 draw with Mount C. Only fielding two players St Chads relied on Keith Weatherby for the draw as he won his three games, Dave Bisset won one game and the pair combined for the doubles win. Mount A had a 7-3 win over Matfen Senators with Anthony Ainley player of the match for Mount winning three games. Cramlington Casuals and Old England Jacks fought out a close 5-5 draw. Old England’s new signing Steve Penman was player of the match wining three games. The Cramlington team had taken a 5-3 lead but wins from Steve Penman and Alan Atkinson in the last two games secured the draw for Old England.
In Division 1 there was a straightforward 9-1 win for Cramlington Tigers over Mitford TTC. Jimmy Scope and Pete Wilkinson both winning three games for Cramlington and Lynsey Storey winning two games. The consolation point for Mitford came from a Karen Henry win over Lynsey Storey. Ouston A secured their first win of the season with a 6-4 victory over Prudhoe B. Neil Wilkinson was player of the match winning three games for Prudhoe and was supported by Kevin Richardson and Thomas Fowle who both won one game each. There was a close game between second placed Mount D and third placed Matfen Centurions which ended in a 5-5 draw. Mount had taken a 5-3 lead thanks to Mohinder Rawat who his three games but then wins for Phil Rainford and Chris Kilsby in the final two games secured the draw for Matfen. NECA B overcame Brandon Anacondas with a 6-4 win. The NECA players David Byers, Ken Lee and KemingLee all won two games each to secure the win but player of the match was Brandon’s Steve Pattinson who won his three games.
In Division 2 Mount E maintained top spot after an 8-2 win over Cramlington Falcons. Alan Livingstone was player of the match for a second week in a row as the experienced Mount team of Alan, Caron Guthrie and Charlie Mouzon proved too string for their younger opponents. The points for the Falcons’ came from wins by Oliver Ho and Archie Stokes over Charlie Mouzon. Old England Crocks maintained second place and moved on the same points as Mount E after a 9-1 win over Cramlington Swifts. Alan Atkinson, Brian Bateman and Barry Matthews proved too strong for the Cramlington team who’s consolation point came from an Alastair Johnson win over Barry Matthews. Third placed Ouston B consolidated their position with an 8-2 win over Cramlington Spartans. Jeff McKennna was player of the match for Ouston winning three games and he was supported by Mark Rodgers and Michael Lyons who both two games each. In an all Cramlington game the Reivers team came out on top against the Trojans with a 7-3 win. The Reivers’ Bernie McArdle was player of the match winning three games with Michael Dunn winning two games and Joe Swinburn one game. Tyneside TTC B edged a close game against Matfen Tribunes with a 6-4 win, Dean Eadington was player of the match for Tyneside winning three games with Jim Robertson winning two games and the pair combing to win the doubles to secure the win.
In Division 3 there was a straightforward 10-0 win for Brandon Bravehearts over Ouston D which keeps Brandon at the top of the table. Second placed Cramlington Cobras secured a 5-5 draw in a close game against third placed Matfen Whitley Chapel. Joe Hastings was in good form for the Cramlington team winning his three games; and he was supported by James Ainsley who won two games. There was also a 5-5 draw in the game between Saints and MatfenCohorts. Steve Dawson won two games for the Saints and was supported by John Cook and Ken Greatbatch who both won one game each. The Cohorts points were secured by David Crompton and Mark Perrin who both won two games each and Richard Rayfield who won one game.
In Division 4 the Cramlington Dynamos team of Alan Roskilly, Rohan Rawat and Ojas Aggarwal proved too strong for their Cramlington Magpies opponents winning 10-0. In a top of the table clash top placed Cramlington Dragons were held to a 5-5 draw by second placed Cramlington Knights.The Knights’ Matthew Mastaglio was player of the match winning his three games including a win over the Dragons’ Pauline Long who had been unbeaten so far this season. Cramlington Lions beat Cramlington Colts thanks to father and son pair John and Freddie McKenna who both won their three games.