Week 8 Report


Lentern A continue their march towards the Division 1 title in the Southend Summer League with a 7-2 victory over Warehouse A, who gained their two points with a victory in the opening doubles by Martin West and Kim Shead over Charlie Bates and Paul Brown and by Kim over Paul in their singles encounter. Norbert Fullerton was unbeaten on the night for Lentern. The Sandpaper Boys only turned up with two players against Hullbridge A, thus conceding 4 points, the two players Fred Dove and Glen Johnson then won every other game for a 5-4 victory.


In Division 2 Hadleigh Forum had an 8-1 victory away at Canvey to keep the pressure  on the leaders Bluehouse, this was due to unbeaten performances from Paul Read and John Tendler, the one to get away was a victory for Terry Giddens over Anthon Ranjit Singh. Kingswood won the first 5 games in the game with Canvey, who then woke up and won 3 of the next  games to ensure that no one remained unbeaten on the night. Hockley A beat Warehouse 8-1 after losing the opening doubles, when Jonathan Allen and Peter Maslanka beat Dennis Squirrell and Matthew Stringer. Liam Squirrell was unbeaten on the night.


The bottom two teams in Division 3 played against each other this week and Hullbridge D ensured that Hockley B remained bottom by beating them 8-1, the one to get away was a win for Kevin Blythe over Bill Hoy. David Boroff and Jo Hills remained unbeaten. The youngsters of Hullbridge E had a good 6-3 victory at Castle Point B, in a game where no one remained unbeaten. It was the same score when they played against RESSC, although an unbeaten performance from the (not so young) Howard Grant was instrumental in this victory.


Division 4 leaders Basildon Hospital conceded 4 points this week but Sid Hills and Kevin Smart still managed to win the other 5 games to preserve their teams unbeaten performance over over the season. Hullbridge F had a good 7-2 win over Hockley C with both Adam Jackman and Reece Harrison-Griffiths unbeaten in their singles, yet they lost the opening doubles when paired together against Stuart Adshead and Roger Rogerson 6, 9, and 8. Hullbridge also had victory over bottom team Customs 6-3. Customs also lost away at Warehouse C who had Steve Bottom unbeaten in the 7-2 victory.


Chris Jacob
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