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.

Another straightforward win for top-placed St Chads this week in the Premier division. Their team of Keith Weatherby, Chris Blake and Paul Baines proved too strong for their Cramlington Stingers opponents winning 10-0. Despite fielding a strong team Mount B were unable to match NECA A as they went down to a 9-1 defeat. Adam Webster and Andrew Wilkinson were unbeaten for NECA. The consolation point for Mount was gained by Dave Robson when he beat Lee Tinkler.  Cramlington Casuals edged out Prudhoe in a close game winning 6-4. Iain Wood was player of the match winning three games and was supported by Nigel Rodgers with two wins and Gareth Pearson with one win. In the all Mount game Mount A overcame Mount C with a 7-3 win. Graeme Barella was player of the match winning three games.

In Division one Mitford TTC overcame Prudhoe B with a 6-4 win in a close game. Dale Aitkenhead playing his first match of the season for Mitford was player of the match winning three games, he was supported by Karen Henry and Bob Atwell who both won one game each. The Prudhoe wins came from Peter Stempczyk and Ryan Campbell. Mount D beat Tyneside TTC A 7-3 thanks to three wins for Justin Tetlow and two wins each for Mohinder Rawat and Shirley Gelder; the Tyneside points came from Mark Kimberley. Despite only fielding two players Newcastle University beat NECA B 6-4 thanks to Jeremy Hamshaw with three wins and Jack Formby with two wins. Newton A proved too strong for Matfen Centurions as they won 7-3, John Russell was player of the match for Newton winning three games and was supported by Graeme Bell and Tom Manuel who both won two games each.

In Division 2 Mount E moved into top spot with a 7-3 win over Ouston B, Alan Livingstone was player of the match winning three games. There was 5-5 draw between Ouston C and Cramlington Falcons with Ouston’s Duncan Hindmarsh proving too strong for the Falcons team winning three games. There was a straightforward 9-1 win for Tyneside TTC B over Cramlington Trojans, Jim Robertson and Dean Eadington proving too strong for the younger Cramlington team as they both won their three games. The consolidation win for Cramlington was gained by Israel Shoedinde when he beat James Moore. Old England Crocks overcame Cramlington Reivers with a 6-4 win. The Old England team of Joe Perrin, Barry Matthews and Nigel Coe all contributed with wins but player of the match went to Cramlington’s Bernie McArdle despite being on the losing side as he won three games. There was a straightforward 8-2 win for Cramlington Spartans over Matfen Tribunes. Rob Lee and Sree Kanakala both proved too strong for their opponent each winning three games and were supported by Jamie Hall who won two games.

In Division 3 Brandon Bravehearts lost their unbeaten start to the season as they could only draw 5-5 with Mount F. Jamie Westwater was player of the match for Brandon winning three games and was supported by Paul Dale who won two games. Mount’s John Rowell, Mick Bradley and William Edwards all contributed wins to secure the draw. There was a 7-3 win for Matfen Cohorts over Ouston D, Richard Rayfield, Linda Pinkham and David Compton all won two games to secure the win for Matfen. In the all Cramlington game Cramlington Jaguars edged out Cramlington Cobras with a 6-4 win. The Jaguars went into a 5-2 lead but then wins from Alan Hedley and Steve Ralph for the Cobras pulled it back to 5-4 but a win for Adbel Warayet over Joe Hastings in the final end secured the win for the Jaguars. Matfen Whitley Chapel beat Newton B 6-4 thanks to Stefan Sobell who won his three games and supported by Pete Seago and Mark Perrin with one win each.

In Division 4 there was just one game this week which saw Cramlington Colts beat Cramlington Magpies 8-2. The Colts Sam Carter was player of the match winning three games with Andrew Rutherford and Noah Rutherford both winning two games. The Magpies’ wins both came from Sara Haddi who won close games against Andrew Rutherford and Noah Rutherford.      

The top two teams in the Premier division had straightforward wins this week. The St Chads team of Keith Weatherby, Chris Blake and Barry Cuthbertson proved too strong for their Old England Jacks opponents winning 10-0. Mount A beat Cramlington Stingers 8-2 with Dan Dodds player of the match for Mount winning his three games. The Cramlington points were gained when Nigel Rodgers beat Anthony Ainley and Steve Pearce beat Phil Prady. The third game was a hard fought 5-5 draw between Matfen Senators and Mount C. The Matfen team took a 4-2 lead thanks to two wins each by Alex Holliday and Stephen Oxley, but the Mount team rallied with Rod Roberts, Dave Cutler and John Williamson each winning their next singles game to move into a 5-4 lead.  The final game saw Alex Holliday beat Rod Roberts to secure the draw.

In Division one there was a straightforward 8-2 win for NECA A over Ouston A. Ken Lee and David Byers both won their three games for NECA and were supported by Keming Lee who won two games. Newcastle University played their first game in the league this week and secured a 7-3 win over Mount D. Jack Formby won three games for the University team and was supported by Jeremy Hamshaw with two wins and Matthew Hopkins with one win. There was a closely fought 5-5 draw between Newton A and Tyneside TTC A. The Newton team of John Russell, David Lucas and John Henderson took a 5-2 lead but the Tyneside team rallied and wins from Mark Patterson, Mark Kimberley and Rob Lawson in the last three games secured the draw for Tyneside. In another close game Brandon Anacondas edged out Mitford TTC with a 6-4 win. All of the Brandon team played their part with Stephen Pattinson and Ian Richardson winning two games each and Jamie Westwater winning one game. Matfen Centurions overcame Cramlington Tigers by the same 6-4 scoreline. Playing his first game for the Cramlington team Jimmy Scope was player of the match winning his three games but each of the Matfen team of Peter Seago, Chris Kilsby and Stephen Oxley won two games each to secure the win.

In Division 2 there was an all Cramlington game between Cramlington Trojans and Cramlington Spartans which the Trojans edged with a 6-4 win thanks to Israel Shoedinde who won three games and Oliver Ho who won two games. The Spartans points were gained by Jamie Hall who won one game and Rob Lee who won two games including a 12-10 win in the fifth end against Oliver Ho. Ouston B were too strong for the Matfen Tribunes winning 9-1 with Mike Lyons and Jeff McKenna both winning three games and Harry Veitch winning two games; the Matfen consolation point was gained by Nigel tree who defeated Harry Veitch. Old England Crocks edged out Tyneside TTC B with a 6-4 win. Barry Matthews was in good form for the Old England team winning his three games and he was supported by Joe Perrin who won two games. Mount E had a straightforward 9-1 win over Ouston C who could only turn out two players. In the last game of the week another all Cramlington game between Cramlington Falcons and Cramlington Swifts ended in a 6-4 win for the Falcons. Oliver Ho was in good form for the Falcons and won his three games including a reversal of the result in the match earlier in the week of the week when he defeated Rob Lee 12-10 in the fifth game.

In Division 3 Brandon Bravehearts maintained their unbeaten start to the season with a 7-3 win over Matfen Whitely Chapel. Paul Dale was player of the match wining three games and was supported by Jamie Westwater with two wins and Alan Perry with one. The Mount F team of John Rowell, Michael Bradley and William Edwards proved too strong for their Ouston D opponents winning 10-0. Cramlington Cobras had a good 7-3 away win over Tyneside TTC C with Steve Ralph in good form for the Cramlington team winning his three games and supported by Alan Hedley and Joe Hastings who both won two games each. The Tyneside points were gained by young player Leo Conn who won two games. In a close game Newton B came out on top against Cramlington Jaguars with a 6-4 win. Tom Manuel was too strong for the Cramlington team winning his three games with Toby Lowe winning two games and Ian Armstrong one game.

In Division 4 Cramlington Dragons drew 5-5 with Cramlington Dynamos with Pauline Long once again player of the match winning her three games for the Dragons. The Dynamos points were gained by young players Rohan Rawat and Alan Roskilly who won two games each and combined to win the doubles. Cramlington Lions had an 8-2 win over Cramlington Magpies with John McKenna and Freddie McKenna both winning their three games for the Lions. Cramlington Knights had a 7-3 win over Cramlington Colts with the Knights’ players of Matthew Mastaglio, Patrick Easton and Jessica Yang all winning two games each.  

In the Premier division three games this week ended up with the same 9-1 score. Mount A beat Old England Jacks 9-1 as Anthony Ainley, Phil Prady and Dan Dodds proved too strong for their opponents although there was a consolation point for Old England as Lynne Herrington played well to defeat Ainley in a close game over five ends. The St Chads team of Joshua Weatherby, Chris Blake and Paul Baines had a straightforward win over Prudhoe who’s consolation point came from a Mark O’Connor win over Paul Baines. The NECA A team of Martin Schapira, Adam Webster and Lee Tinkler had a straightforward win over Cramlington Casuals with the only point for Cramlington came as Iain Wood had a good win over Martin Schapira. The fourth game of the week was much closer game which saw Cramlington Stingers run out 6-4 winners over Matfen Senators. Players on both sides contributed wins but Nigel Rodgers edged the player of the match winning two games for the Cramlington team.

In Division one there was a straightforward 10-0 win for Tyneside TTC A over Cramlington Tigers who were only to field two players. Mark Kimberley, Mark Patterson and Rob Lawson all won their games to secure the win for Tyneside. The second game of the week was a much closer game between Matfen Centurions and Prudhoe B which saw Prudhoe edge it with a 6-4 win. Jordan Dove was player of the match winning his three games for Prudhoe.

In Division 2 there was an all Cramlington game between the experienced Cramlington Reivers team of Bernie McArdle, Joe Swinburn and Michael Dunn against the younger Cramlington Falcons team of Oliver Ho, Archie Stokes and Alfie Stokes. The Cramlington Falcons team came out on top with a 7-3 win all of the young players winning two games but player of the match went to the Reivers’ Bernie McArdle who proved too strong and won his three games. There was an all Ouston game between the B and C teams in which the B team came out on top with an 8-2 win. Michael Lyons was player of the match for Ouston B winning three games and he was supported by Jeff McKenna and Neil Rodgers who both won two games each. Cramlington Trojans secured a 6-4 win over Matfen Tribunes with Israel Shoedinde playing well to win his three games for Cramlington with support from Jack Cairns and Roy Hugill. The experienced Mount E team of Alan Livingstone, Charlie Mouzon and Michael Hope proved too strong for Cramlington Swifts as they won 7-3. All the Mount players won two games and Livingstone and Mouzon combined to win the doubles. Richard Williamson played well for Cramlington securing two wins over Michael Hope and Charlie Mouzon.

In Division 3 the Matfen Cohorts team of Mark Perrin, Linda Pinkham and Richard Rayfield proved too strong for their Newton C opponents as they secured a 10-0 win. Brandon Bravehearts had a 7-3 win over Cramlington Jaguars with Jamie Westwater continuing his good form for Brandon from the summer league winning his three games, with Paul Dale and Alan Perry contributing the other wins. Abdel Warayet played well for Cramlington with wins over the experienced Paul Dale and Alan Perry. The Cramlington Cobras team of Joe Hastings, Alan Hedley and James Ainsley overcame Saints with a 6-4 win. All the Cramlington players contributed wins but player of the match went to Saints’ Steve Dawson despite being on the losing side as he won his three games.

In Division 4 Cramlington Dragons had a straightforward 8-2 win over Cramlington Colts with Pauline Long player of the match winning her three games from the Dragons. However, Sara Haddi played well winning two games for the Colts against the more experienced Adrian Barnes and Stephen Baxter. There was also a straightforward 9-1 win for Cramlington Knights over Cramlington Magpies. Patrick Easton and Matthew Mastaglio both won their three games for the Knights. Joel Dyter secured the consolation point for the Magpies with a win over Jessica Yang.