In the Premier Division there was a bottom of the table clash between Old England Jacks and Matfen Senators. Old England came out on top with a 6-4 win thanks to Steve Penman who won three games and Jake Helm who won two games; and Steve Penman pairing up with Dave Craddock to win the doubles.  The game was close throughout and went to the last game which saw Jake Helm beat Alex Holliday in the firth end to secure the win for Old England. There was an equally close game between Cramlington Stingers and Mount C which ended in a 6-4 win for the Mount team. Mount’s Bailey Pye made the difference as he won his three games, supported by Dave Cutler and Rod Roberts who won one game each.

In Division 1 with Newcastle University not playing Tyneside A lost the opportunity to go back to top spot after they suffered a 6-4 defeat against Prudhoe B. The Prudhoe team of Ryan Campbell, Jordan Dove and Duncan Fraser all own two games. Tyneside’s Mark Kimberly was player of the match winning three games. Ouston A had a 7-3 win over Mitford which keeps Mitford at the bottom of the table. Ouston’s Bernie Morris was player of the match winning three games. Brandon Anacondas had a 6-4 win over Matfen Centurions. Brandon’s Ian Pattinson was plater of the match winning three games.

In Division 2 top placed Mount E had a 7-3 win over Cramlington Reivers. Mount’s win was secured by Will McCallum, Alan Livingstone and Caron Guthrie all won two games each. Cramlington’s Bernie McArdle maintained his 100% record in this division winning all three games. Old England Crocks had a straightforward 9-1 win over Matfen Tribunes. Old England’s Barry Matthews, Joe Perrin and Nigel Coe proved too strong for their opponents. Third placed Cramlington Flacons lost a little ground on the top two teams with a 5-5 draw against Tyneside B. Tyneside’s Dean Eadington was player of the match winning three games. Cramlington Swifts had an 8-2 win over Ouston C, Phil Teah-Smith was player of the match winning three games with Anthony Doyle and Richard Williamson winning two games each. Ouston B had an 8-2 win Cramlington Trojans. Ouston’s Michael Lyons and Mark Rodgers both winning their three games.

In Division 3 top placed Mont F had a straightforward 9-1 win over Cramlington Jaguars. John Rowell and William Edwards both proved too strong for their opponents winning their three games with Michael Bradley adding two games. The Jaguars’ consolation point came from Abdel Warayet. Brandon Bravehearts keep up the pressure on Mount with an 8-2 win over Tyneside C. Paul Dale and Jamie Westwater both winning three games. Matfen Whitley Chapel had an 8-2 win over bottom placed Ouston D. Stefan Sobell was player of the match winning three games with David Crompton and William Martin both winning two games each; Ian Cumpson won two games for Ouston. Newton B had a 6-4 win over Saints. Steve Dawson won three games and was player of the match despite being on the losing side. Cramlington Cobras had an 8-2 win over Matfen Cohorts with James Ainsley winning three games and supported by Alan Hedley and Steve Ralph who both won two games.

In Division 4 there were straightforward wins for the top two teams. Cramlington Dynamos secured an 8-2 win over Cramlington Colts. Rohan Rawat and Alan Roskilly were too strong for the Colts players each winning three games; and pairing up to win the doubles. Cramlington Dragons had a 9-1 win over Cramlington Magpies. Pauline Long and Stephen Baxter both won three games for the Dragons and Paul Athey won two games. The Magpies consolation point came from a good win by Nathan Hume over Athey. Cramlington Lions had an 8-2 win over Cramlington Knights with John McKenna and Freddie McKenna both winning their three games; and pairing up to win the doubles. The Knights’ points came from wins by Jessica Yang and Joel Dyter over Daniel Harrison.

With the league moving into it’s xmas break there was not the usual full fixture list, the only games taking place were games re-arranged games from earlier in the season.

In the Premier Division there was a clash between the bottom two teams in the league which saw Old England Jacks win 6-4 against Matfen Senators. Jake Helm was in good form for Old England winning three games and pairing up with Alan Atkinson to win the doubles; Atkinson won two singles games. Stephen Oxley won two games for Matfen, and Alex Holliday and Neil Forsyth both won one game. Cramlington Stingers had a good win away to Mount C with Steve Pearce coming away with player of the match winning three games and Nigel Rodgers winning two games. St Chads had two games in the week. In the first they overcame an understrength Mount A team who could only field two players in an 8-2 win. Keith Weatherby and Chris Blake both won three games each for St Chads. In the second game St Chads faced NECA A and went down to a 7-3 defeat. NECA won the game with Andrew Wilkinson, Adam Webster and Lee Tinkler all winning two games each. Player of the match went to St Chads Josh Weatherby who won all three games.

In Division 1 Prudhoe B had two games in the week but unfortunately lost both games. In the first they lost 7-3 to Mount D. Mohinder Rawat was player of the match for Mount winning three games with Shirley Gelder winning two and Justin Tetlow one game. The points for Prudhoe came from two wins by Ryan Campbell and one win for Maurice Cheek. In the second game Prudhoe lost to Cramlington Tigers 6-4. Cramlington had Oliver Ho and Bernie McArdle playing up for them; Oliver Ho was player of the match winning three games with Bernie McArdle winning two games and the pair combined to win the doubles. The points for Prudhoe came from two wins by Ryan Campbell and one win for Jordan Dove.

In Division 2 there was an all Cramlington game between Cramlington Spartans and Cramlington Falcons. Cramlington Falcons won the game 6-4 with Oliver Ho player of the match winning three games for the Falcons with Archie Stokes winning two games and Alfie Stokes one game. The Spartans’ point came from Rob Lee with two wins and Sam Nair one point.

In Division 3 Matfen Whitley Chapel had a straightforward win over Saints with a 9-1 win. Pete Seago and Stefan Sobell both won three games for Matfen and William Martin won two games. The consolation point for Saints came as Steve Dawson beat Martin.

In Division 4 there was just one game as Cramlington Lions beat Cramlington Knights 8-2. John McKenna and Freddie McKenna both won three games each for the Lions and paired up to win the doubles.

In the Premier Division there was a straightforward 10-0 win for Prudhoe A over Matfen Senators, The Prudhoe team of Andrew Firrth, Andrew Benjamin and Peter Stempczk proved too strong for their Matfen opponents. The Cramlington Stingers came out of top in the game against Cramlington Casuals. Nigel Rodgers and Lewis Cadden were both unbeaten for the Stingers winning their three games and Steve Pearce won two games. Only James Bradbury offered any resistances for the Casuals winning one game. Mount C defeated Old England Jacks 7-3 with Baily Pye, Dave Cutler and Rod Roberts all winning two games for Cramlington; Jake Helm was player of the match despite being on the losing side after winning his three games.  

In Division 1 Newton A had a 7-3 win over Cramlington Tigers. Newton’s John Russell, Dave Lucas and John Henderson all won two games each as well as the doubles to secure the win. Cramlington’s Jimmy Scope was player of the match as he won his three games. Tyneside A had a 7-3 win over Brandon Anacondas, Tyneside’s Mark Kimberley was player of the match winning three games, with Mark Patterson two games and Rob Lawson one game. NECA B had two games in the week and being unable to field a full team in either game lost both. In the first game they lost 8-2 to Mount D with Justin Tetlow winning three games supported by Ethan Brown and Shirley who both won two games each. In the second game they lost 9-1 to Matfen Centurions with Chris Kilsby and Stephen Oxley both winning three games each.

In Division 2 Mount E maintained top spot after a 6-4 win over Tyneside B. Charlie Mouzon and Alan Livingstone both won two games each and Mick Hope one game with Mouzon and Livingstone pairing up to win the doubles. Player of the match went to Tyneside’s Dean Eadington who won his three games. Old England Crocks keep up the pressure in second spot after a 6-4 win against Cramlington Trojans. Alan Atkinson and Brian Bateman both won two games each and Joe Perrin one game with Atkinson and Bateman pairing up to win the doubles. Player of the match went to Cramlington’s Israel Shoedinde who won his three games. Ouston B beat Cramlington Swifts 6-4 with Michael Lyons, Mark Rodgers and Jeff McKenna all wining two games each for Ouston; Richard Williamson won two games and Jamie Hall one for Cramlington. The game between Cramlington Reivers and Ouston C ended in a 5-5 draw. The Cramlington team had taken a 4-2 lead but then singles’ wins from Jamie Milroy, Harry Veitch and Shirley Robson put Oustn into a 5-4 lead. Bernie McArdle won the final singles game for Cramlington to secure the draw and player of the match as he won his three games.

The top two teams in Division 3 both had straightforward wins this week. Top placed Mount F had a 9-1 win over Tyneside C. Mount’s Michael Bradley and William Edwards both won three games each and Jamaal Akhtar won two games. The consolation point for Tyneside was gained by Leo Conn who beat Akhtar. Second placed Brandon Bravehearts had a 9-1 win over Saints. Brandon’s Paul Dale and John Spencer both won three games each and Alan Perry won two games. The consolation point for Saints was gained by Steve Dawson who beat Perry. Newton B had an 8-2 win over Matfen Cohorts. Newton’s John Henderson and Toby Lowe both won three games each and Tom Manuel won two games. The consolation points for Matfen were gained by Mark Perrin who beat Manuel and they won the doubles. Cramlington Jaguars had two games in the week and lost both 7-3. In the first game they played Matfen Whitley Sobell with Matfen’s Stefan Sobell player of the match winning three games. In the second game they played Saints where Saints Steve Dawson and John Cook both won three games each.

In Division 4 Cramlington Dragons had a straightforward 10-0 win over Cramlington Knights with the Dragons team of Pauline Long, Stephen Baxter and Paul Athey proving too strong for their opponents. Cramlington Dynamos had an 8-2 win over Cramlington Magpies with Alan Roskilly gaining player of the match after winning his three games for the Dynamos. Tony Roskilly and Rohan Rawat won two games each for the Dynamos. Cramlington Lions had a 7-3 win over the Cramlington Colts with Freddie McKenna and John McKenna both winning three games each.

This week was the second round of the cup competition. There were 14 games played and two games unfortunately conceded which gave byes to the next round for Mount A and Brandon Bravehearts.

The draw resulted some games between teams from the same clubs which generally went the way of the form book. The NECA A team of David Byers, Ken Lee and Kit Robinson beat the NECA B team 6-3. The Ouston C team of Duncan Hindmarsh, James Milroy and Dacvid Nicholls proved too strong for their D team and won 9-0. In the game between Matfen Senators and Matfen Cohorts the Senators had a scare as they went behind 4-2 to the Cohorts but with wins in the last three singles games the Senators team of Alex Holliday, Neil Forsyth and Stephen Oxley eventually won 5-4. In the all Cramlington game the Cramlington Swifts beat the Cramlington Jaguars 5-4. There was a surprise in the all Tyneside game where the B team of Dean Eadington, Jim Roberston and James Moore overcame the A team of Mark Kimberley, Mark Patterson and Steve Dickinson in a 6-3 win.

The Mount B and C teams both had close games but came out on top. In the game between Mount B and Matfen Centurions 7 of the 9 games went to the thirds end and the decider was the final game between Mount’s Rod Roberts and Matfen’s Chris Kilsby. This was a close game between the pair which went to a third end but eventually Rod Roberts came out on top and secured the win for Mount B. In the game between Brandon Anacondas and Mount C the Mount team were 4-3 down but wins in the last two singles’ games for Michael Bradley and Mick Hope secured a 5-4 for Mount C.

In the other games Ouston B beat Cramlington Lions 5-1; Sta Chads beat Whickham Saints 5-1; Newton B beat Cramlington Magpies 5-1; Cramlington Dragons beat Old England FATTS 7-2; Cramlington Cobras beat Matfen Whitley Chapel 6-3; Ouston A beat Cramlington Trojans 6-3 and Cramlington Falcons beat Cramlington Spartans 5-0.

After the second round of matches the Northumbria Junior league team are sitting at the top of the North East table with 44 point from 6 games. They have a good lead from second placed Darlington A with 38 points and third placed Ormesby A with 34 points. In the second of matches the Northumbria team was represented by Jack Cairns, Alan Roskilly, Harry Veitch and Oliver Ho. In the first game they beat Bishop Auckland A 7-2 with three wins for Harry Veitch and two wins each for Jack Cairns and Alan Roskilly. In the second game they beat Ormesby A 5-4 with three wins for Oliver Ho and one each for Alan Roskilly and Harry Veitch. In the third game they beat Bishop Auckland B 8-1 with three wins for Oliver Ho and Jack Cairns; and two wins for Harry Veitch.

There were 3 re-arranged league games in the week. In Division 1 the game between Newcastle University and Newton did not take place as Newton A could not field a team and conceded the game. This gave Newcastle University a 10-0 win and took them back to the top of the table.

In Division 4 Cramlington Dynamos went back to top spot after a 6-4 win over Cramlington Lions. This was a close game which the Dynamos won thanks to Rohan Rawat who won his three games, with Alan Roskilly winning two games and Tony Roskilly one game. In the game between Cramlington Colts and Cramlington Knights neither side could field a full team and the game ended 6-2 to the Colts.

In the Premier Division Cramlington Stingers defeated Old England Jacks 7-3 with Lewis Cadden, Steve Pearce and Nigel Rodgers all winning two games for Cramlington; Steve Penman was player of the match despite being on the losing side after winning his three games. Prudhoe A had a good 7-3 win away to Mount C with Mark O’Connor and Andy Benjamin both winning three games each and combing to win the doubles. There was straightforward 8-2 win for St Chads over Cramlington Casuals. Keith Weatherby was in good form for St Chads winning three games and player of the match, Chris Blake and Paul Baines won two games each. Duncan Wraight won two games for the Casuals. There was a high quality game between Mount A and NECA A which ended up with NECA winning 6-4 and maintaining top spot in the division. Player of the match was Andrew Wilkinson who won his three games. Wilkinson has just gone to 20th place in the national senior men rankings and edged out Mount’s Graeme Barella in a close game, Barella who is also ranked in the top 50 of the senior men. Also, playing were two nationally ranked juniors, Ben Piggott who is ranked 7th in the national junior boys played his first game for Mount and won two games, Adam Webster who is ranked 17th in the junior boys was playing for NECA. Mount B could not field a side for the game against Matfen Senators so Matfen gained a 10-0 walkover.

In Division 1 Tyneside A maintained top spot after a 5-5 draw with NECA B. David Byers was in good form for NECA winning three games and was supported by Ken Lee who won two games. Tyneside opened up a gap at the top of the table after Newcastle University went down to a 7-3 defeat to bottom placed Cramlington Tigers. Cramlington had division 2 players Bernie McCardle and Oliver Ho playing up for them and with regular Pete Wilkinson all three Cramlington players won two games. Only Jack Formby offered any resistance for the University team as he won his three games. Newton A moved into promotion contention after a 7-3 win over Prudhoe B. Graeme Bell continues his good form for Newton winning three games, John Russell won two games and Dave Lucas one game. Brandon Anacondas bounced back after last week’s defeat to beat Mount D 7-3. Stephen Pattinson and Ian Richardson were in good form for Brandon both winning three games and combining to win the doubles. Ouston A had a 7-3 win over Matfen Centurions with Bernie Morris player of the match winning his three games. Mitford had a 6-4 win over NECA B with Dale Aitkenhead player of the match winning his three games.

In Division 2 Mount E maintained top spot after a 7-3 win over Cramlington Spartans. Will McCallum won his three games with Michael Hope and Charlie Mouzon winning two games. Cramlington’s Jamie Hall had two good wins against the more experienced Mouzon and Hope. Old England Crocks keep up the pressure on Mount with an 8-2 win over Ouston D. Brian Bateman and Joe Perrin both won three games for Old England with Alan Atkinson winning two games. The all Cramlington game between Cramlington Swifts and Cramlington Reivers ended in a 5-5 draw. Bernie McCardle was player of the match for the Reivers in a game which went back and forward between the two teams and went down to the last game which saw McCardle beat Phil Teah-Smith to secure the draw for the Reivers. There was another 5-5 draw between Ouston C and Tyneside TTC B. Ouston took a 5-3 lead thanks to two wins apiece from Harry Veitch and Duncan Hindmarsh; and the pair combining to win the doubles. Tyneside hit back with Jim Robertson, Don Catley and Dean Eadington each winning their last singles game to secure the draw. Cramlington Falcons had a straightforward 9-1 win over Matfen Tribunes. Oliver Ho and Archie Stokes both won three games and Alfie Stokes won two games.

In Division 3 top placed Mount F had a straightforward 10-0 win for Mount F Saints. The Mount team of John Rowell, Michael Bradley and William Edwards proved too strong for their opponents. Matfen Whitley Chapel beat Tyneside C 8-2 with Pete Seago gaining player of the match for Matfen winning three games and supported by Stefan Sobell and William Martin who both won two games each; Paul Conn and Leon Conn secured the two wins for Tyneside. In their second game of the week Tyneside C lost a closer game 6-4 against Newton B. Tom Manuel was in good form for Newton winning three games. Cramlington Jaguars beat Ouston D 8-2 with Gavin Wilson winning three games; and Abdel Warayet and Mick Sursham winning two games each.

In Division 4 the top two teams were both in action twice this week. The first game they played each other with Cramlington Dragons coming out on top in a 6-4 win over Cramlington Dynamos. The Dragons secured the win as Pauline Long, Stephen Baxter and Adrian Barnes all won two games each but player of the match went to the Dynamos Alan Roskilly who won his three games. In their second game the Dynamos had a straightforward 9-1 win over Cramlington Knights. Ojas Aggarwal and Alan Roskilly both won their three games for the Dynamos with Rohan Rawat winning two games. The consolation win for the Knights was gained by Jessica Yang. In the Dragons second game they won a close game 6-4 against Cramlington Lions. Pauline Long was player of the match for the Dragons winning three games.

In the Premier Division there was a straightforward 10-0 win for NECA A over Matfen Senators where the NECA team of Adam Webster, Lee Tinkler and David Byers proving too strong for their opponents. Cramlington Casuals had a good 7-3 win over Mount A with Duncan Wraight player of the match for Cramlington winning his three games supported by Iain Wood and Gareth Pearson who both won two games each. In the all Mount game between Mount C and Mount B, the C team came out on top with a 6-4 win. Bailey Pye was player of the match for the B team winning three games, he was supported by Dave Cutler and Rod Roberts who won one game each. In a close game between Prudhoe A and Cramlington Stingers the Prudhoe team came out on top with a 6-4 win. Mark O’Connor was player of the match for Prudhoe winning three games with Andrew Firth winning two games and Peter Stempczyk wining one game.

In Division 1 with Newcastle University not playing this week Tyneside A took the opportunity to move back into top spot with a 6-4 win over Ouston A. The Tyneside points came from two wins for Mark Kimberley, two for Rob Lawson and one for Mark Patterson with Kimberley and Patterson combing to win the doubles, but player of the match was Ouston’s Neil Wilkinson who won three games but ended up on the losing side. Newton A had a good 8-2 win over Brandon Anacondas which moved them into third place. Graeme Bell was player of the match for Newton winning three games with two wins apiece for John Russell and David Lucas. Matfen Centurions had a good week as played twice and won both games. The first game was a 7-3 win away to Brandon Anacondas and then a 6-4 home win against Mitford. Chris Kilsby was player of the match in both games winning three games against Brandon and two against Mitford. Newton had a second game in the week as well but unfortunately couldn’t repeat their performance from the first game and suffered a 6-4 defeat in a close game to Mount D. The Mount players Justin Tetlow, Alan Livingstone and Lee Eadington all won two games each.

In Division 2 Mount E went back to top of the table after a straightforward 8-2 win over Matfen Tribunes. Alan Livingstone and Charlie Mouzon both won their three games with Michael Hope winning two. The all Cramlington game between Cramlington Trojans and Cramlington Falcons ended in a 5-5 draw. Israel Shoedinde was player of the match for the Trojans in a game which went back and forward between the two teams and went down to the last game which saw Alfie Stokes beat Roy Hugill to secure the draw for the Falcons. Ouston B had a 6-4 win over Cramlington Reivers where the Ouston team of Michael Lyons, Duncan Hindmarsh and Mark Rodgers all won two games each. Player of the match went to Cramlington’s Bernie McArdle who won his three games and maintains his unbeaten record in this division. There was a good away win for Cramlington Swifts against Tyneside B who have been on a good run of form recently. Cramlington Swifts won 7-3 thanks to Alistair Johnson who won three games, Richard Williamson two games and Phil Teah-Smith one game. Ouston C beat Cramlington Spartans 6-4 with Harry Veitch player of the match winning three games and supported by Jamie Milroy with two wins and Andy Harris with one win.    

In Division 3 there was a straightforward 10-0 win for Mount F over Matfen Cohorts which moved Mount back to top spot. The Mount team of John Rowell, Michael Bradley and Jamaal Akhtar proved too strong for their Matfen opponents. There was another 10-0 win in the week when Cramlington Cobras defeated Ouston D. The Cramlington team of James Ainsley, Steve Ralph and Joe Hastings all wining their three games. Tyneside B had a 7-3 win over Cramlington Jaguars with Paul Conn and Leo Conn both winning their three games for Tyneside and combining to win the doubles.

In Division 4 there was just one game this week which saw Cramlington Lions beat Cramlington Magpies 8-2. Steve Gibson and Ojas Aggarwal both won three games for the Lions.   

This week was allocated to the first round of the cup with six ties being played. The six ties saw Matfen Senators beat Cramlington Dynamos 5-4; NECA A beat Matfen Tribunes 6-3; Matfen Centurions beat Prudhoe B 6-3; Mount B beat Cramlington Knights 5-1; Prudhoe A lost to Newton B 4-5 and Ouston B beat Tyneside TTC C 6-3.

In Division 1 Brandon Anacondas had an 8-2 win over Ouston A thanks to Stephen Pattinson and Ian Richardson who both won their three games, Jamie Westwater won one game and pared up with Richardson to win the doubles. In the second game there was a top of the table versus bottom of the table between Newcastle University and Ouston A. The University team lost their unbeaten record going down to 7-3 to Ouston, the win moved Ouston off the bottom of the table. Neil Wilkinson was player of the match winning his three games.

In Division 4 the top two teams Cramlington Dynamos and Cramlington Dragons were in action. The Dynamos had a straightforward 10-0 win over Cramlington Colts. The Dynamos team of Alan Roskilly, Tony Roskilly and Rohan Rawat proved too strong for their opponents. Cramlington Dragons had an equally straightforward 9-1 win over Cramlington Magpies. Pauline Long and Adrian Barnes both won their three games with Stephen Baxter winning two games. The consolation point for the Magpies came from a Sara Haddi win over Stephen Baxter.

The Northumbria league junior team recently played in day one of the National Junior League at Ormesby. The team of Oliver Ho, Alan Roskilly, Harry Veitch and Jack Cairns had three fantastic wins beating Ormesby C 9-0, Darlington A 7-2 and Ormesby B 8-1. At the end of round one of matches the team are joint top with Ormesby A although the Northumbria team have a game in hand over Ormesby.

The Northumbria league cadet team played in day one of the National Cadet League at Ormesby this weekend. The team of Oliver Ho, Ferg Kilsby and Leo Conn had three fantastic wins.  They beat Darlington 5-4 and then had 9-0 wins over both Scarborough and Bridlington.

In the Premier Division there was a straightforward 10-0 win for NECA A when their team of Andrew Wilkinson, Adam Webster and Lee Tinkler proved too strong for their Cramlington Stinger opponents. This moves NECA into second place in the league two points behind top placed with St Chads with a game in hand. There was an 8-2 win for Cramlington Casuals over Mount C with Duncan Wraight playing his first match of the season for the Cramlington team winning all three games and player of the match. James Bradbury and Iain Wood both won two games each to secure the win. In the game between Mount B and Old England Jamie Dent was in great form winning all three games including a tight game against Steve Penman. Dan Dodds and Dave Cutler won two games each to secure the win.

In Division 1 the Newcastle University team moved into top spot after a 9-1 win over Matfen Centurions. Robin Francis and Matthew Hopkins both won three games and with Jack Formby winning two games they secured the win. Matfen’s Stephen Oxley gained their consolation win. There was a straightforward 8-2 win for Newton A over Ouston A with Graeme Bell and John Russell both winning their three games. Kevin Richardson and Thomas Fowle won the consolation points for Ouston; and Fowle was unlucky not to have a better match after taking both Russell and Bell to five ends. Prudhoe B beat Brandon Anacondas 7-3 with the Prudhoe team of Ryan Campbell, Maurice Cheek and Jordan Dove all winning two games each. Despite being on the losing side Brandon’s Stephen Pattinson was player of the match winning three games. NECA B beat Cramlington Tigers 7-3 with David Byers player of the match after winning three games. The game between Mount D and Mitford TTC was a 5-5 draw, Mitford’s Dale Aitkenhead was player of the match winning three games. The Mount team had taken a 5-3 lead but Aitkenhead and Michael Bull won the last two singles matches to secure the draw.

In Division 2 there was a top of the table clash between Old England Crocks and Mount E which ended in a 5-5 draw.  Mount’s Alan Livingstone was player of the match winning his three games including the last singles game to secure the draw. Tyneside TTC B took advantage of that result to gain a little ground on second placed Mount E thanks to a 7-3 win over Ouston B. Dean Eadington was in good form for Tyneside winning all three games and was supported by James Moore who won two games and Jim Robertson who won one game. In the all Cramlington game the Reivers beat the Spartans 6-4. The Reivers’ Bernie McArdle continued his unbeaten start to the season winning another three games. Cramlington Trojans beat Ouston C 6-4 with Israel Shoedinde winning his three games for the Trojans and was supported by Roy Hugill who won two games. The game between Matfen Tribunes and Cramlington Swifts ended in a 5-5 draw. Matfen’s experienced pair Nigel Tree and Phil Rainford proved too strong for their Cramlington opponents with Tree winning three games and Rainford two games. The Cramlington team of Phil Teah-Swift, Richard Williamson and Alastair Johnson all won singles game and the doubles to secure the draw.

In Division 3 there was a straightforward 9-1 win for Newton B over Ouston D. Toby Lowe and Tom Manuel both won their three games and Ian Armstrong won two games. Ouston’s consolation point came from an Ian Cumpson win over Armstrong. Newton could not repeat that result in their second game of the week when they went down 10-0 to the experienced Mount F team. The Mount team of John Rowell, William Edwards and Michael Bradley proved too strong for their opponents. Brandon Bravehearts had a straightforward 8-2 win over Cramlington Cobras and maintained to spot in the division. Paul Dale and Jamie Westwater both won their three games. Cramlington resistance came from Joe Hastings and Steve Ralph who both beat Ian Foster. Tyneside TTC C had a 6-4 win over Saints thanks to young player Leo Conn who was in great from to win his three games against more experienced opponents. A close game between Cramlington Jaguars and Matfen Cohorts ended in a 5-5 draw. Richard Rayfield was player of the match winning his three games for Matfen. Matfen had taken a 4-1 lead before individuals wins from Cramlington’s Gavin Wilson, Mick Sursham and Abdel Warayet drew the game level. Rayfield  and Sursham each won one of the last two singles games to ensure the overall game ended in a draw.

In Division 4 Cramlington Dynamos took advantage of Cramlington Dragons not playing to move into top spot after a 10-0 win over Cramlington Colts. The Dynamos team of Rohan Rawat, Alan Roskilly and Ojas Aggarwal proved too strong for their opponents. The game between Cramlington Lions and Cramlington Knights ended in a 5-5 draw. The Lions Freddie McKenna was player of the match winning all three games. The Knights secured the draw thanks to Sara Haddi and Jessica Yang who both won two games. Yang’s second win came in the last singles game which she recovered from 2-0 down to win the last three ends, win the game and secure the draw for her team.

In the Premier Division top of the table St Chads had a 9-1 win over Matfen Senators thanks to Chris Blake and Dave Bissett who both won three games and Paul Baines who won two games. The consolation point for Matfen came from an Alex Holliday win over Paul Baines in a close game which went to the fifth end. The NECA A team of Martin Schapira, Lee Tinkler and David Byers proved too strong for their Old England Jacks opponents as the won the game 10-0.

In Division 1 there was a 7-3 win for Cramlington Tigers over Ouston A. Jimmy Scope was again player of the match wining three games with Lynsey Storey winning two and Pete Wilkinson one game. Mitford came out on to in a close game with Newton A with a 6-4 win. Newton had gone into a 4-3 lead thanks to two wins from John Russell and one win from David Lucas, but the Mitford team won the last three singles games to secure the win. The last game between Michael Bull and John Russell went to the fifth end and with Bull winning the game he secured the win for his team and player of the match. Newcastle University continued their unbeaten start to the season with a 7-3 win over bottom placed Brandon Anacondas. Jeremy Hamshaw was player of the match for the University team winning his three games. Prudhoe B had a straightforward 8-2 win over NECA B. Maurice Cheek and Jordan Dove both won their three games for Prudhoe with Ryan Campbell winning two games. Top of the table Tyneside TTC A had a 6-4 win over Matfen Centurions thanks to Mark Kimberley with three wins, Mark Patterson with two wins and Rob Lawson with one win.

In Division 2 Old England Crocks had a straightforward 9-1 win over bottom placed Ouston C.  Alan Atkinson and Barry Matthews both won three games for Old England with Nigel Coe winning two games. The consolation point came from Harry Veitch who defeated Nigel Coe. In an all Cramlington game the Swifts team came out on top against the Trojans with a 8-2 win. The Swifts’ Richard Williamson was player of the match winning three games with Anthony Doyle and Phil Teah-Smith both winning two games each. The consolation wins for the Trojans came from Israel Shoedinde. In the game between Tyneside TTC B and Cramlington Spartans the Tyneside came out on top with a 6-4 win. The Cramlington team had taken a 4-3 lead but Tyneside won the last three singles games to secure the match. The game between Cramlington Reivers and Matfen Tribunes ended in a 5-5 draw. Bernie McArdle was player of the match for the Cramlington team with Michael Dunn and Joe Swinburn winning one game each. Ferg Kilsby and Pete Seago won two games each for Matfen.

In Division 3 there was a straightforward 10-0 win for Matfen Cohorts over Tyneside TTC C as the Matfen team of Richard Rayfield, Mark Perrin and David Crompton proved too strong for their opponents.  Second placed Mount F came out on top against third placed Cramlington Cobras with an 8-2 win. John Rowell was player of the match for Mount winning three games with Michael Bradley and William Edwards winning two games each. Steve Dawson was again in good form as he helped Saints to a 6-4 win over Ouston D as he won his three games with Ken Greatbatch adding two wins. Brandon Bravehearts continued with their good start to the season and remain in to spot after a 6-4 win over Newton B. Paul Dale was player of the match for Brandon wining three games with John Spencer adding two wins and Alan Perry one win

In Division 4 the top two teams had straightforward wins this week. To placed Cramlington Dragons overcame Cramlington Lions with a 7-3 win. Pauline Long was player of the match for the Dragons winning her three games and was supported by Adrian Barnes and Stephen Baxter who both won two games each. Cramlington Dynamos beat Cramlington Knights 8-2.  The Dynamo’s Ojas Aggarwal was player of the match winning three games and was supported by Alan Roskilly and Rohan Rawat who both two games each.  

In the Premier Division there was a straightforward 10-0 win for NECA A over Prudhoe A. The NECA team of Andrew Wilkinson, Adam Webster and Lee Tinkler proved too strong for their opponents. Top placed St Chads held on to top spot despite a 5-5 draw with Mount C. Only fielding two players St Chads relied on Keith Weatherby for the draw as he won his three games, Dave Bisset won one game and the pair combined for the doubles win. Mount A had a 7-3 win over Matfen Senators with Anthony Ainley player of the match for Mount winning three games. Cramlington Casuals and Old England Jacks fought out a close 5-5 draw. Old England’s new signing Steve Penman was player of the match wining three games. The Cramlington team had taken a 5-3 lead but wins from Steve Penman and Alan Atkinson in the last two games secured the draw for Old England.

In Division 1 there was a straightforward 9-1 win for Cramlington Tigers over Mitford TTC. Jimmy Scope and Pete Wilkinson both winning three games for Cramlington and Lynsey Storey winning two games. The consolation point for Mitford came from a Karen Henry win over Lynsey Storey. Ouston A secured their first win of the season with a 6-4 victory over Prudhoe B. Neil Wilkinson was player of the match winning three games for Prudhoe and was supported by Kevin Richardson and Thomas Fowle who both won one game each. There was a close game between second placed Mount D and third placed Matfen Centurions which ended in a 5-5 draw. Mount had taken a 5-3 lead thanks to Mohinder Rawat who his three games but then wins for Phil Rainford and Chris Kilsby in the final two games secured the draw for Matfen. NECA B overcame Brandon Anacondas with a 6-4 win. The NECA players David Byers, Ken Lee and Keming Lee all won two games each to secure the win but player of the match was Brandon’s Steve Pattinson who won his three games.

In Division 2 Mount E maintained top spot after an 8-2 win over Cramlington Falcons. Alan Livingstone was player of the match for a second week in a row as the experienced Mount team of Alan, Caron Guthrie and Charlie Mouzon proved too string for their younger opponents. The points for the Falcons’ came from wins by Oliver Ho and Archie Stokes over Charlie Mouzon. Old England Crocks maintained second place and moved on the same points as Mount E after a 9-1 win over Cramlington Swifts. Alan Atkinson, Brian Bateman and Barry Matthews proved too strong for the Cramlington team who’s consolation point came from an Alastair Johnson win over Barry Matthews. Third placed Ouston B consolidated their position with an 8-2 win over Cramlington Spartans. Jeff McKennna was player of the match for Ouston winning three games and he was supported by Mark Rodgers and Michael Lyons who both two games each. In an all Cramlington game the Reivers team came out on top against the Trojans with a 7-3 win. The Reivers’ Bernie McArdle was player of the match winning three games with Michael Dunn winning two games and Joe Swinburn one game. Tyneside TTC B edged a close game against Matfen Tribunes with a 6-4 win, Dean Eadington was player of the match for Tyneside winning three games with Jim Robertson winning two games and the pair combing to win the doubles to secure the win.

In Division 3 there was a straightforward 10-0 win for Brandon Bravehearts over Ouston D which keeps Brandon at the top of the table. Second placed Cramlington Cobras secured a 5-5 draw in a close game against third placed Matfen Whitley Chapel. Joe Hastings was in good form for the Cramlington team winning his three games; and he was supported by James Ainsley who won two games. There was also a 5-5 draw in the game between Saints and Matfen Cohorts. Steve Dawson won two games for the Saints and was supported by John Cook and Ken Greatbatch who both won one game each. The Cohorts points were secured by David Crompton and Mark Perrin who both won two games each and Richard Rayfield who won one game.

In Division 4 the Cramlington Dynamos team of Alan Roskilly, Rohan Rawat and Ojas Aggarwal proved too strong for their Cramlington Magpies opponents winning 10-0. In a top of the table clash top placed Cramlington Dragons were held to a 5-5 draw by second placed Cramlington Knights. The Knights’ Matthew Mastaglio was player of the match winning his three games including a win over the Dragons’ Pauline Long who had been unbeaten so far this season. Cramlington Lions beat Cramlington Colts thanks to father and son pair John and Freddie McKenna who both won their three games.