Northumbria Table Tennis League Weekly Report – 17November 2019
In the Premier Division there was a 7-3 win for NECA A against Mount C with Andrew Wilkinson and Adam Webster both in good form winning their three games and without dropping an end all night. The Mount team of Rod Roberts, Dave Cutler and Justin Tetlow all played well to beat Martin Schapira. This win moved NECA back into top spot. Cramlington Casuals had a good away win against MatfenSenators coming out of top. James Bradbury and Gareth Pearson both won their three games and combined to win the doubles. Prudhoe A came out on top against Old England Jacks with a 6-4 win. Prudhoe’s Andrew Firth, Mark O’Connor and Peter Stempczyk all won two games but Old England’s Steve Penman was player of the match despite being on the losing side after winning his three games.
In Division 1 Newcastle University maintained top spot after a 6-4 win over third placed Prudhoe B. Jack Formby was player of the match winning three games with Robin Francis winning two games; the pair combined to win the doubles. Tyneside B kept the pressure on Newcastle University with an 8-2 win over Mitford. Mark Patterson and Mark Kimberley were both in good form winning three games each and they were supported by Rob Lawson who two games. Brandon Anacondas had a 7-3 win over Cramlington Tigers. Brandon’s Stephen Pattinson was player of the match wining three games, he was supported by Jamie Westwater with two wins and Brian Childs with one win. There was c lose game between Ouston A and Mount D which Ouston edged 6-4. Ouston had taken a 4 game lead only to be pulled back by Mount who won the next four games, however Oustonsecured the win by winning the last two singles games. Bernie Morris, Tom Fowle and Jon Mawson all won two games each for Ouston. In another close game NECA B overcame Newton A in a 6-4 win. David Byers was player of the match winning three games.
In Division 2 Old England Crocks maintained top spot but lost some of their advantage after suffering their first loss of the season in a 7-3 defeat by Cramlington Falcons. Oliver Ho and Alfie Stokes were in good form both winning three games; Oliver Ho combined with Archie Stokes to win the doubles. Second placed Mount E made up some ground on Old England after a 10-0 win over Cramlington Trojans. The Mount team of Alan Livingstone, William Edwards and Charlie Mouzon were too strong for their opponents who could only field two players. Tyneside B beat Cramlington Reivers 7-3 with Tyneside’s Jim Robertson, Dean Eadingtonand Don Catley all winning two games. However, Cramlington’s Bernie McArdle was player of the match winning three games. There was a 5-5 draw between Cramlington Swifts and Cramlington Spartans. The Swifts had taken a 5-3 lead thanks to two wins by Richard Williamson, and wins by Phil Teah-Smith and Joe Hastings. Rob Lee and Jamie Hall won the last two singles games for the Spartans to secure the draw with Jamie Hall player of the match after winning three games. There was also a 5-5 draw between Ouston C and Matfen Tribunes, Phil Rainford was player of the match for Matfen.
In Division Brandon Bravehearts maintained top spot after an 8-2 win over Matfen Cohorts. Paul Dale was player of the match wining three games with Jamie Westwater and Alan Perry winning two games each. Mount F are keeping up the pressure on Brandon with a 9-1 win Matfen Whitley Chapel which keeps them in second place with two games in hand. Michael Bradley and William Edwards both won three games and John Rowell two games to secure the win. Tyneside C had a 7-3 win over Ouston D with Paul Conn and Leo Conn both winning their three games and combining to win the doubles. The game between Cramlington Cobras and Newton B ended in a 5-5 draw. The Cramlington team had gone into a 5-3 lead but then Newton pulled the game back winning the last two singles to secure the draw. John Henderson was player of the match for Newton.
In Division 4 with Cramlington Dynamos not playing this week Cramlington Dragons took advantage to move into top spot after an 8-2 win over Cramlington Colts. The Dragonsteam of Pauline Long, Adrian Barnes and Stephen Baxterproved too strong for their opponents although the Colts’ Andrew Rutherford and Noah Rutherford did gain a win each against their more experienced opponents. The game between Cramlington Knights and Cramlington Magpies ended in a 6-4 win for the Knights’. Freddie McKenna was player of the match winning all three games for the Knights.