Week 5 REPORT - Week Commencing 20th October 2014

Premier Division - DRS Duncan Taylor        duncan.taylor@essexcc.gov.uk

Highlight of the week, was Hadleigh Forum’s Dave Bassett’s excellent win over current Southend Vet’s Champion, Steve Tillson, Dave winning 11-8 in the fifth. Despite Dave’s great effort, Castle Point won the match 6-3, due to a very good maximum from Chris Jacob.  Last year’s Premier Champions, Thorpe Bay A, proved too strong for their visitors, Hullbridge C, winning 9-0: Mark Stones, John Poysden and Paul Whatton doing the damage: good to see Paul back this season after a break from the sport. Lentern A had a very good win over the strong Rawreth B side, with Terry Guymer and Django Fung recording maximums and Norbert Fullerton 2: Keith Adams picking up the consolation point.

Rawreth C had a narrow win over their neighbours Rayleigh Mill, with Dave Colwill and Reece Seddon picking up a brace each, whilst for the Millers, stalwart Collin Chatfield scored a good maximum.  Hullbridge B proved too strong for their visitors Rawreth D, with ‘Sand Paper Bat specialist’, Fred Dove, recording a hat-trick, supported by Glenn Johnson and Sid Dorn with a brace each: Adam Deadman and Gary McCarthy picking up a point each.  Duncan
Division 1 - DRS - Barrie Delf                        bdelf@castlepoint.gov.uk
The match of the week was the clash between Hadleigh Forum B and Customs A, with two unbeaten records at stake. However, with an inspired performance it was Dave Woolmer of the Forum side who managed to win all three games ending Roy’s unbeaten spell. Mick Tappenden was also unable to retain his record, losing to Dale and Roy. So in a close game where every player contributed at least one point, it was the Hadleigh Forum B side who won through 5-4. This allowed Lentern B to close the gap which they did slightly with a 6-3 win over Warehouse B. Gus Heath continued his good form with an unbeaten three, supported by Steve Appleby with two: Berti Makolli contributing two for the losers. 

Lentern C also moved closer with an 8-1 win over their D team. Both Les Tayler and Chris Crooks found their form on the night to record three wins each, with Mike Grout losing out to Malcolm Henstock who earned the D team’s point.  In the rest of the fixtures, Hadleigh Forum C managed a close 5-4 win over Canvey B thanks to three from Russell Bright and two from Mark Everard, Peter Cray putting up some resistance with two for the Canvey side. Both Canvey A and Hockley A had good 7-2 wins over Hullbridge D and Invicta A respectively. Ray Wilson managing to stay unbeaten against the Hullbridge juniors team, with two each from Peter Cray (playing up) and Terry Giddens, but both unable to beat Sam Lowman for the Hullbridge team. Hockley A had Liam Squirrell and his coach, Tim Pang, to thank for their win, both recording maximums. In the final match this week, Rawreth E scored a welcome 8-1 victory over Lentern E with John Blackman and Chris Buer scoring hat tricks for the Rawreth side, whilst new signing, Mike Worship beat Colin Clements to earn the consolation point for Lentern E.  Barrie
Division 2 - DRS - David Barnes                    dbarnes89@btinternet.com

The winning run for leaders Hockley B continued with another 8 – 1 victory, this time at home to Castle Point C. Richard Riebold’s single avoided the whitewash, whilst the home win became a formality thanks to maximums from Paul Strutt and Dennis Squirrell. Wakering were too strong for visitors RESSC, winning 6 – 3. Ron Coutts was unfortunate to be on the losing side, despite winning all his matches. However, two wins from Stewart Mills, Paul England and Nigel Crook swung the game in the home side’s favour. Warehouse D’s Chi Cheung saved their blushes by winning one game, but visitors Runnymede were too strong, returning an 8 – 1 win, thanks to maximums from Steve Giles and Phil Digby.
Warehouse C ran out comfortable winners on their visit to Hullbridge E. Bob Shingleton-Smith won both the home team’s points in a 2 – 7 reversal. Micky Baker’s maximum, with two each for Jonathan Allen and Peter Maslanka gave Warehouse the bragging rights.  The youngsters of Rawreth G were given a lesson by Castle Point B, losing 7 – 2. Andrew Deadman won both Rawreth’s games, whilst a maximum from Keith Neville and two each for Tony Ayliffe and Martin Roberts gave the home side the win.  Canvey C entertained Castle Point B in a close meeting. Lee McGonagle and Gordon Johnstone won two each and Geoff Banthorpe’s single win was sufficient to give the home side a 5 – 4 victory. Keith Neville and Martin Roberts won two each for the visitors.  David 

DIVISION 3 - DRS Paul Strutt                                    paulstrut@tiscali.co.uk
No doubt as to the game of the week in Division 3 where top of the league Invicta B met unbeaten Hockley C with Hockley coming out on top 7-2. Man of the match Matt Nariel led the way with a hat-trick ably supported by Laurie Witte and Brian Bissenden, a brace each, but the match of the night was Matt’s clash with the previously unbeaten John Golding. Young Matt upset the odds coming back from two sets down to win 6-11 6-11 11-8 11-7 12-10. Hockley C look as if they are going to be one of the favourites for promotion this season.  Running this match a close second was the clash between Hockley E and Warehouse E where Claire Stringer recorded her first ever hat-trick and in a close fought final match with the scores level at 4-4, she beat Tina Hutchinson 12-10 in the fifth set to clinch the win for Hockley. Darren Johnson picked up two for Hockley and Curtis Brown a pair for Warehouse, the other point for them coming from Zoe Brown.  Rawreth H beat Hockley D 6-3 in a good match played with Great Spirit. Mike Nunn made his first appearance of the season winning his 3 comfortably and it is difficult to see him losing any matches in this division. Son, Bradley, picked up one win and Pat Townsley two. David Cross, two, and Phil Pond, one, got the points for Hockley. Hullbridge G cruised to a 9-0 victory against Rawreth J with only one match going beyond three sets. Adam Jackman, David Zeffie and Daniel Zeffie did the damage.  Paul

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