Southend & District Table Tennis League 2014-5 Winter Season          

Week 18 REPORT

Week Commencing 18th January 2015

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

The most competitive match of the week came as Hullbridge B beat Lentern A 5-4. Only one game was won 3-0 and four of the games, including all of Lewis Ewers' matches went the full distance. Hullbridge B came out on top due in no small part to three wins from Glenn Johnson including a 11-6 in the 5th win over Basildon Men’s Singles champion Terry Guymer.  Equally there was no quarter given in the match between Rayleigh Mill and Thorpe Bay B. Two wins for Keiran Skeggs including an impressive victory over Minda Sinkus and a win a piece for Gurj Bhambra and Richard Stubbington left the game poised at 4-4. It was left to Duncan Taylor to take the final win of the night against Skeggs for a win for the Millers. There were convincing 8-1 wins for both Rawreth A and Castle Point A over Rawreth D and Warehouse A respectively, with maximums for Rawreth's George Reeves and Charles Sweeney and Castle Point's Steve Tilson and Chris Jacob. The consolation wins were from Mike Hayes over Lee Prentice and Kim Shead over Barrie Delf.  Rawreth D were also in action against Hullbridge C and this time came away with a win. Three wins for Chris Nunn, two from Mike Hayes and one from Adam Deadman saw a 6-3 victory for the Rawreth side.  The final games of the week were 9-0 whitewashes for Thorpe Bay A over Rawreth C who were without their top player Ben Warner and Runnymede A over Hadleigh Forum    Duncan


Division 1 - DRS - Barrie Delf                        bdelf@castlepoint.gov.uk

Lentern B are stretching their lead at the top of the table, this week winning 7-2 against Lentern D (the result is not on the website as I need to get the individual scores from Gus).  The battle for second place however is hotting up with the match of the week seeing 2nd placed Hadleigh Forum B take on improving 3rd placed Rawreth E. In this encounter, the Rawreth E team came out 5-4 winners. However, Dave Wollmer put on a good display to take Chris Buer’s 100% record with a fifth set 11-9 win (apparently with an edge shot). Steve Buer was unbeaten for the Rawreth team, despite a close 5 setter with Mick Tappenden (in the final game with the scores standing at 4-4) and with two wins from Chris, the Hadleigh team were unable to get ahead.  Lentern E scored their third win in a row 6-3, in the second Lentern derby of the week against the luckless Lentern C side. Mike Worship continued his impressive form with three wins although Chris Crooks did take him to a fifth set. Wayne Farmer added two to get the victory for the ‘E’ side and was unlucky in a close 5 setter against Mike Grout (contributing two wins for the C side) to stop him from also getting his hat-trick. Les Tayler had a winless week, with Brian Farmer getting the better of him in 5 sets for the final Lentern E winning game.  The final result this week saw a strong Warehouse B team overcome the two youngsters from Hockley A, 6-3,  who were unfortunate not to be able to field a third player. Tarun Goel won his two and Tony Wright won one in a very close 5 setter finishing 16-14 against Matt Stringer (all three of his games going to 5), after having lost to Liam Squirrell who won two games for the Hockley side    Barrie

Division 2 - DRS - David Barnes                    dbarnes89@btinternet.com

Despite being a player short, visitors Hullbridge F overcame rivals Warehouse D 5 – 4. Joanna Hills was Hullbridge’s heroine, winning all her games, whilst Dave Booroff chipped in with two. Dave Walton won two games for the home team.  Tables were then turned on Hullbridge F when they then entertained Wakering. This time, a maximum from the visitor’s Paul England meant Hullbridge were the wrong side of a 5 – 4 result. Paul was aided in the Wakering win by Stewart Mills’ two successes, this time Joanna could only manage two wins for Hullbridge.  Wakering, however, fared even better in their next game, beating Castle Point C 8 – 1 at home. Richard Riebold saved Castle’s blushes, but veteran Dave Accleton and Cliff Noakes each scored hat tricks.  Leaders Hockley B had a comfortable 7 – 2 home win over visitors Hullbridge E. Paul Ogden’s pair were the only wins for the visitors. Hockley’s Paul Strutt scored a maximum.  Home side Warehouse D overcame Canvey C 7 – 2. Tamas Mezo was unbeaten for Warehouse, whilst there were two wins for both Dave Walton and Steve Bottom.  Castle Point B easily overcame Hullbridge E 8 – 1. Not for the first time this season, Paul Ogden gave his side some consolation with his one win. However, three wins each for Castle’s Martin Roberts and Tony Ayliffe made the Castle win emphatic.  Climbing up the table, in form Runnymede convincingly beat visitors Rawreth G 8 – 1. A special mention should be made of Rawreth’s David Barnes, playing up from Division 3 for the first time. He was un-phased by the experience, winning his side’s single point.  Warehouse C upset home team Basildon Hospital, winning 5 – 4. It was a battle of the Baker boys - Micky Baker winning all his matches for Warehouse, whilst Dean Baker scored two for the home side. Jonathan Allen’s two wins ensured Warehouse won    David


DIVISION 3 - DRS Paul Strutt                        paulstrut@tiscali.co.uk

The youngsters of Rawreth J will be happier this week as now a few administrative problems have been resolved they will have a much clearer position of how they are faring this season. Of the 4 results now posted the oldest were defeats 8-1 against their I team and 6-3 against Warehouse E but in week 11 they recorded their best result to date losing 4-5 to Hockley E. Zach Harrington and Matthew Barber both picked up 2 wins for Rawreth whilst the experienced Brian Parker won his 3 for Hockley along with a win each for Ben Cook and Harry Sawford. Ben’s win was his first ever in the League. In week 14, however, Rawreth went one better and recorded their first win of the season 6-3 against Canvey D. Matthew Barber was again in good form winning all 3 supported by Zach Harrington with 2 and Charlie Livermore with 1. Harry Keys won 2 for Canvey and Joe Smith 1. Rawreth were 3-2 down at one stage but crucial 5 set wins by Zach and Charlie both against the unlucky Brandon Bennett inspired a tremendous comeback to give them a confidence boosting win.  In week 17 Invicta B completed a comprehensive 8-1 win against Rawreth I which temporarily took them to 1st place in the League. John Golding and Keith Baxter both won their 3 and Matt Keeble won 2 with Harry Small picking up a consolation point for Rawreth. Invicta duly surrendered top spot in Week 18 however, as Hockley C crushed Hullbridge G 8-1 with 2 wins for Stuart Adshead and hat-tricks for Matt Nariel and the quiet and unobtrusive Laurie Witte. Unfortunately the result between Warehouse E and Invicta B was not in at the time of going to press so Hockley stay top 2 points clear but with a game in hand on Invicta. In another one sided game Customs B won 8-1 against Hockley D and are up to 4th but this position too will be effected by the Warehouse / Invicta result. Richard Kidd and Amar Al-Soufi both won their 3 with Mark Rose winning 2. Jason Stringer got the consolation point for Hockley    Paul

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