Press Report - Dec 2013

Southend & District Table Tennis League

Winter League 2013-14 Season


Week 12 - Commencing 9th December 2013

Premier Division

 Terry Guymer hattrick was the main difference between the two sides as Lentern A overcame Rawreth B, Keith Adams with 2 wins for the Rawreth side. There was a another hattrick, this time for Colin Chatfield in a close match between Rayleigh Mill and Rawreth C with the Mill winning the 5 setters 2-1 but Rawreth C winning overall 5-4.

There was another competent performance from Steve Tilson of Castle Point A backed up with a couple of hard fought games by Barrie Delf for a 5-4 win over  Thorpe Bay B in a match that really could have gone either way.

Finally this week, Thorpe Bay A extended their lead at the top of the table as they eased to a 9-0 romp over Hullbridge B.

Duncan Taylor, Divisional Results Secretary, Premier Division

1st Division

"Rawreth RESSC have opened up a 10 point lead at the top after winning their third game in a row 8-1, this time over Hadleigh Forum B. Chris Nunn and Mike Worship were again in great form winning their three, and Gary McCarthy for the second week running lost a 5 setter which meant he could only pick up two wins. Anthon Ranjit Singh stopped the white-wash for Hadleigh Forum B. Hullbridge C currently occupy 2nd place by one point after a 6-3 win over Lentern B. Lin Attridge played well to win her three games with Peter Saunders winning two but was unable to get the better of Steve Appleby who was Lentern's best scorer on the night winning two games. A MIke Grout hat trick for Lentern C helped them record a 7-2 victory of Thorpe Bay C. Thorpe Bay's Adam Deadman won two of his matches, but Lentern were too strong on the night. There was a close game between Lentern D and Canvey A which went down to the wire with Canvey A getting the win on the final match of the night. A brace a piece from Peter Cray and Ray Wilson, combined with a sole victory for Tony Giddens was enough to give Canvey a 5-4 win.

Andy Seabrook, Divisional Results Secretary, 1st Division

2nd Division

This week leaders Invicta A entertained second place Hockley B. Tony Vassallo recorded an excellent maximum for the visitors. However, it wasn’t quite enough to edge it. An all round effort for Invicta, with Richard Verrinder and David Barnes getting two wins each, and a single from Barrie Murphy, ensured the home side consolidated their lead position.

Third place Warehouse C kept the pressure on the top two with a 6 - 3 win at Castle Point B.  Micky Baker again recorded a maximum, and was well supported by Graham Back with two and a single from Peter Maslanka. Two from Castle’s Paul Thompson was the pick of the home team’s efforts.

Phil Digby kept up his unbeaten run when Basildon Hospital were the visitors to Runnymede B. However, two each from Sid Hills, Clive Beauchamp and Mike Smith ensured Hospital came away with a 6 – 3 win.

Canvey C caught up ground on those around them with a 9 – 0 thrashing at home to Castle Point C. Geoff Banthorpe, Gordon Johnstone and Peter Cray each recorded hat tricks.

A maximum from Jan Thorpe led his Rawreth D team to a 6 – 3 away win at Hullbridge F. Colin Barham added two wins and Pat Townsley one, Zoe Davies had two good wins for Hullbridge and Sam Fullick won one.

David Barnes, Divisional Results Secretary, 2nd Division

3rd Division

Just a couple of results received this week. Warehouse D posted an 8-1 win against Rawreth E. Dave Walton and Phil Mardle scored maximums each ably supported by Ro Brett with 2. David Nunn scored the consolation for Rawreth, although Sam played well in his games. The second result saw Canvey D score a close 5-4 win against Invicta B. Ray Baker with a hattrick and Ross Warner with 2 ensured the victory. Comments received were that Ray Baker was on form at the moment, beating Shelley Woolley for the first time ever! Ross Warner......a very promising youngster, played very well
There were a couple of other results submitted but as they involved new players I will need their details before the result can be posted.

Wishing everyone in Div 3 a Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year.

Barrie Delf, Divisional Results Secretary, 3rd Division



Week 11 - Commencing 3rd December 2013

Premier Division

The top three teams are starting to move away from the pack in the Premier Division of the Southend Distruct Table Tennis League as they all consolidated on their good starts to the season this week. Leaders Thorpe Bay A overcame Hadleigh Forum A 9-0 while a Kim Shead win over Ben Matthews was all Warehouse A had to show for their efforts in an 8-1 defeat to second placed Rawreth A. Third placed Runnymede A ran out 7-2 winners over Rayleigh Mill but there were good wins for Colin Chatfield and Steve Sawyer over Richard Brown to give the Millers a bit of cheer.

Rawreth B and Thorpe Bay B fought out a very close match with only 3 games not going the full 5 sets and even they went to 4 sets. It was the trusty Thorpe Bay trio of Gurj Bambra, Kieran Skeggs and Richard Stubbington, all winning 2 each that meant a 6-3 victory to the Bay.

Duncan Taylor, Divisional Results Secretary, Premier Division


2nd Division

Suddenly there is a real competition for the top spot. Leaders Invicta A fell 6 – 3 away to third place Warehouse C. It was a well-contested encounter with many close games. The leaders weren’t able to overcome Micky Baker who won all three and Tarun Goel won two. Neil Daines got two for the visitors.

Second place Hockley B reduced the gap on the leaders with a 6 – 3 win over Hullbridge E. Alan Tideswell again won all three and Neal Klyman two. Bill Hoy got two off the away sides.

Meanwhile Hockley’s C team also managed a 6 – 3 home win against Basildon Hospital. The spoils were share consistently with Keith Abbott, Paul Henlen and Dennis Squirrall each winning two. Mike Smith won two for the hospital.

Canvey C had an excellent 6 – 3 win away to Rawreth D, thanks mainly to three wins from Peter Cray and two from Geoff Banthorpe. Melanie Jones got two of the home side’s points.

Biggest win of the week went to Castle Point B who beat RESSC 8 – 1 away. Martin Roberts and Paul Thompson had maximums, whilst Pam Swan saved the home side’s blushes.

Castle Point C despatched Runnymede B 7 – 2. Veteran John Beddow scored a hat trick and both Colin Smith and Richard Riebold won two. Macdonald Neife got both Runnymede’s points.

Hullbridge D won their home match against their club’s E team 5 – 4. Despite a notable maximum from the visitor’s Daniel Payne, two each from Bob Shingleton-Smith and Sue Reece with the all important decider coming from Janet Finch gave the home team the edge.

David Barnes, Divisional Results Secretary, 2nd Division

3rd Division

Invicta B moved to within a point of Wakering at the top of the table with an 8-1 win against Hockley D. Chris Gregory and the unbeaten John Golding each got three wins with Mike Keeble contributing two, Matt Nariel putting up the resistance for Hockley and gaining the consolation point. Warehouse D moved up into 3rd following a close 5-4 win against Hockley F, despite an unbeaten hattrick from Jon Knight. Steve Bottom and Ro Brett got two for the Warehouse team, with Larry Lisner adding the extra game. Customs B lost further ground following a 6-3 defeat against Hullbridge G with both Kieran Stanley and David Zeffie unbeaten on the night for Hullbridge.

Barrie Delf, Divisional Results Secretary, 3rd Division


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