Week 11 REPORT, Week commencing 30 November 2015

Premier Division – DRS – Duncan Taylor

Week 11 The 2 leading teams in the Premier Division both came unstuck. Hullbridge A losing 7-2 to Rayleigh Mill A, who had hat tricks from both Minda Sinkus and Peter Radford.  Whilst Title favourites Rawreth A lost 5-4 to their Club mates, Rawreth D, for whom Ben Warner was unbeaten.  Further down the Table Rawreth B beat Rawreth C 8-1, with Eric Green and Bruce Kettle unbeaten, whilst for the C team, Simon Neale had an excellent win over Babul McLeod to continue his improvement since returning to the sport after a 23 year break.  Hullbridge B had an 8-1 win over Warehouse A, with John Holland and Fred Dove unbeaten, Castle Point A had a 6-3 win over Hadleigh Forum A, with Dave Page winning his 3 for the victors and the final match saw Thorpe Bay B prove too strong for Lentern B winning 7-2 with a hat trick from Kieran Skeggs    Duncan

Division 1 - DRS - Barrie Delf                      

Week 11 One late result from the previous week, which changes the top position, Hullbridge C overcame Runnymede 9-0 thanks to the team of Lin Attridge, Pete Saunders and Bill Smith. Hullbridge C maintained the pressure and the lead with an 8-1 win this week against Hadleigh Forum C. Andy Seaman and Pete Saunders with maximums and Mark Everard with the consolation point against Lin Attridge.  Customs A fell a little behind with a 5-4 win over a strong Warehouse B team. Roy Thomas scored 3 for the home team but with Dale Gutteridge unable to take any points, it was left to Brian Rackham to score the extra two. Andrew Paton played well for the Warehouse team to top score with two.  Meanwhile, Hockley A kept up the pressure with a 9-0 win over Lentern C with strong performances from Dave Colwill, Matt Stringer and Tim Pang. At this stage of the season it looks like the title will between these 3 unless Rawreth can mount a late challenge and it makes the games between these teams all the more important.  Rawreth E kept their 4th position but slipped up this week only fielding two players and going down 6-3 to Hadleigh Forum B who now join them on the same points. A good all-round team performance from Anthon Ranjit-Singh, Dave Woolmer and Tony Jacks, where no-one was unbeaten saw Forum home, with Gary McCarthy scoring two for the visitors.  Canvey A were another team only able to field two players and consequently suffering an unwelcome reverse 5-4 to Lentern D, who picked up their 3rd win of the campaign and ease their relegation worries. Peter Pond was unbeaten but Peter Cray and Ray Wilson added two each against Dave Kirston and Sue Body.  In the battle of the promoted teams from last year, Invicta A came out on top 5-4 against Runnymede in a close set of games where no-one dominated.  In a topsy-turvy game, Runnymede raced into a 2-0 lead before Invicta won the next 5 games. Invicta won the last two to give the score some respectability. Steve Marr and Neil Daines for Invicta and Dmitry Kisil and Steve Giles for Runnymede all scored two each.  In the final game, Lentern E had a good 5-4 win over Hockley B, with Brian Spencer scoring the Hattrick for Lentern.  Keith Abbott scored two for the Hockley side, but the loss leaves them firmly at the bottom of the table    Barrie

Division 2 - DRS - David Barnes                  

Week 11 In a decisive match at the top of the table, Hullbridge D opened up a 4 point lead, thanks to a 7 – 2 away win at second place Canvey B. Two wins each for Dan Payne and Jo Hills gave good support to coach Matt Rolfe’s maximum. Castle Point B took advantage of Canvey’s slip to move in to second place courtesy of a 9 – 0 thumping of their C team. Debutant Ev Lucas marked his first game for the B team with a maximum.  A Stuart Adshead hat trick gave Hockey C the edge in a 5 – 4 away win at Wakering. Paul England’s two wins was the highlight for the home side.  Basildon Hospital recorded a comfortable 7 – 2 win over Warehouse D. Sid Hills and Kevin Smart both were unbeaten, whilst Tina Hutchinson and Dave Walton got one each for the visitors.  The young lads of Hullbridge E recorded their first maximum of the season, beating visitors Canvey C 9 – 0. Improving Adam Jackman, Dan Zeffie and Kieran Stanley were all too strong for Canvey.  No one managed a maximum in the 5 – 4 home win for Warehouse C against RESSC. Jonathan Allen and young Harry Small won two each for Warehouse, with Graham Back’s single swinging it in their favour. Sarah Mapes’ double was the best of RESSC’s performances    David

Division 3    DRS Paul Strutt                        

Week 11 Three of the Title Favourites were in action this week. Hullbridge F fared best with a 9-0 win over Invicta C, Ann Lane, Sue Reece and Bob Shingleton-Smith doing the damage. Hullbridge G won 8-1 against a 2 player team from Rawreth H, the junior side, who are finding it difficult to turn out a full team regularly, with most of their juniors with School Commitments; Bill hoy and Tony Molisso both gaining hat tricks for the Hullbridge team. Title favourites Invicta B just edged home against Warehouse E thanks to yet another unbeaten evening for Richard Verrinder. The final match was a closely fought Club affair between Hockley D and Hockley E with no one unbeaten, Kevin Blythe and Laurie Witte won 2 each for the winners, whilst Ronald Robertson did well for the E team, also picking up a brace    Paul

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