This week saw the final games to close out the Northumberland summer league. The most significant games were in Division 3 where Cramlington Ravens had two games to play and the results would depend on whether they could snatch the top spot from Cramlington Corinthians or not. In their first game Cramlington Ravens overcame Ouston A with a 6-4 win. Israel Shodedinde was player of the match for the Ravens winning his three games with Jack Cairns winning two games and Roy Hugill winning one game. This meant that the Ravens needed to secure four points or more in their second games to secure top spot. In their second game the result was never in doubt as the Ravens overcame bottom of the table Tyneside TTC C with a 7-3 win to finish top of division 4. Israel Shoedinde, Jack Cairns and Roy Hugill all won two games; Jack Cairns and Roy Hugill combined to win the doubles. The experienced Steve Dickinson was player of the match for Tyneside winning his three games.

In Division 2 the final game was a bottom of the table clash between Newton and Backspin TTC A. Despite gaining their first win of the season with a 6-4 win Backspin still ended up in bottom place one point below Newton. David McAllister and Alex Nicholl both won two games and Lynsey Irving won one game for Backspin. The Newton points were gained by Rob Lawson and Jon Henderson who both won two games.

There were two games in Division 3 both of which involved Tyneside TTC B. In the first game Tyneside defeated Cramlington Spartans 6-4 with James Moore and Jim Robertson winning two games for Tyneside and Chas Robertson one game. For the Spartans Oliver Ho was player of the match for the sixth time in the summer league winning his three games. In their second game Tyneside lost 8-2 to Brandon Bullets, James Robertson and James Moore gaining the consolation points for Tyneside. Jamie Westwater and Paul Dale both won their three games and they were supported by John Spencer who won one game.

In Division 5 Cramlington Magpies won their first game of the summer league beating Ouston B 7-3. James Ainsley was in good form for the Magpies winning his three games and was supported by   David Neal who won two games and Andrew Smith who won one game. In the all Cramlington affair Cramlington Jaguars edged out Cramlington Dragons with a 6-4 win. Mick Sursham , Gavin Wilson and Abdel Warayet all won two games for the Jaguars but the Dragons’ Pauline Long was player of the match winning her three games. In the second all Cramlington affair Cramlington Knights defeated Cramlington Magpies 7-3. Patrick Easton and Matthew Mastaglio both won their three games for the Knights.

In Division 1 the top two teams Mount A and St Chads played each other this week where the outcome would decide who claimed top spot in the division. A strong Mount team of Graeme Barella, Adam Webster and Jamie Dent overcame the St Chads team of Josh Weatherby, Keith Weatherby and Paul Baines with an 8-2 win and gained sufficient points for Mount to secure top spot. Graeme Barella was player of the match winning his three games for Mount with Adam Webster and Jamie Dent winning two games each. The consolation points for St Chads were won by Josh Weatherby. At the other end of the table Matfen Senators and Prudhoe played each other with Matfen securing a straightforward 9-1 win. Stephen Oxley was player of the match for Matfen winning three games, Neil Forsyth won his three games and Alex Holliday two games. 

In Division 2 having confirmed their position as division winners last week Mount B proved too strong for Newton with a 10-0 win. An excellent summer league for the Mount club having won both division 1 and 2 titles. Not being able to field their strongest team in the last few weeks the North East Chinese Association faltered again this week losing 7-3 to Old England. Jake Helm was player of the match for Old England winning three games with Joe Perrin winning two games and Dave Craddock one game. Durham Bombers had two games in the week, in the first they drew 5-5 with Tyneside TTC A. Despite only fielding two players Tyneside managed to gain the draw thanks to Mark Kimberley who won three games supported by Mark Patterson who won two games. In their second game Durham had a straightforward 8-2 win over Backspin TTC A. Ian McAllister was player of the match for Durham winning his three games and was supported by Mark Walton and Ian McPherson who both won two games each.  

In Division 3 Cramlington Cobras confirmed their place as the top team in the division with a 7-3 win over Brandon Bullets. The Cramlington team of Bernie McArdle, Lynsey Storey and Peter Wilkinson have been very consistent all season and have not lost a match all season. Despite being on the losing side Brandon’s Paul Dale was player of the match winning his three games. The Mount C team secured enough points in their 6-4 win over Tyneside TTC B to finish second in the division. Michael Hope was player of the match for Mount winning three games and was supported by John Rowell who won two games. The all Cramlington match between Trojans and Spartans saw a straightforward 9-1 win for the Trojans with Richard Williamson and Anthony Doyle both won three games. The consolation point for the Spartans was gained by Oliver Ho who defeated Rob Lee.  

In Division 4 Cramlington Corinthians maintained top spot with a straightforward 9-1 win over Backspin TTC B. The Cramlington team of Rob Lee, Sam Nair and Jamie Hall proved too strong for the Backspin team whose only point was gained by Craig Henderson who defeated Jamie Hall. Durham Comets maintained second place after a straightforward 10-0 win over Tyneside TTC C, Luke Dumighan, Harry Veitch and Oliver Wilkinson all winning their three games. Cramlington Ravens had two games in the week one game was 10-0 win as Backspin TTC B could not field a team, in the second game the Ravens defeated Tyneside TTC C 9-1. Israel Shoedinde and Roy Hugill both won three games and were supported by Jack Cairns who won two games. However, the final places in the division are not finalised yet. Cramlington Ravens still have two games to play which could see them take to place from Cramlington Corinthians who have held top spot in the division all season

In Division 5 Matfen Cohorts secured top spot in the division with a straightforward 10-0 win over Cramlington Magpies and a closer 7-3 win over Cramlington Dragons. The Matfen players Linda Pinkham, Richard Rayfield, David Crompton, David Swan and Mark Perrin proved too consistent for their opponents all season and were the only team in all 5 divisions to win all of their games. The Cramlington Jaguars team of Michael Sursham, Gavin Wilson and Abdel Warayet secured second place in the division after a 5-5 draw with Backspin TTC C.      

Division 1 this week saw teams at the top and bottom fighting for the summer league title and fighting for survival and leaving what promises to be a very interesting final week of the season. Mount A go back to the top of the table having won at home against Matfen Senators 9-1. The Mounts Dan Dodds and Anthony Barella winning all of their sets backed up by Jamie Dent who won two. Dodds and Barella combining to take the doubles also. Matfens only success came when Neil Forsyth beat Jamie Dent over 5 hard fought games. This now means that the Mount have a 3 point advantage over St Chads with both teams only having one match remaining where they play each other to decide who are the Summer League Champions. In the only other Division 1 match this week Cramlington Casuals overcame Prudhoe 8-2 which leaves The Casuals safe and Prudhoe having to play Matfen Senators in what will be a relegation playoff for their last match of the season as there are only 4 points between them and 10 points at stake.

In Division 2 despite having a bye this week Mount B cannot be caught and have won the division with one match remaining as the Newcastle Chinese Association team in second place of David Byers, Kemming Li and Ken Lee could only manage a draw with Tyneside TTC A. Byers & Li won 2 each supported by Lee winning 1. Steve Dickinson won 2 supported by Mark Kimberley and Mark Patterson who won 1 each.

Division 3 leaders Cramlington Cobras kept up their fine form with a win away at Brandon Bullets and Cramlingtons Bernie McCardle taking the player of the match award by winning all 3 of his sets. Only a major catastrophe next week will stop them from winning this division where they need 1 point from their last match to secure the divisional title.

I’m sorry to report we heard that Ken Clark (Old England TTC) passed away this week after battling illness. He played in our league for many years and was a true sportsman and gentleman. He will be sadly missed.    

In Division 1 the top two teams St Chads and Mount A both had straightforward wins this week. St Chads easily overcame Matfen Senators with a 9-1 win to maintain their position at the top of the table. Chris Blake and Keith Weatherby were both in good form for St Chads winning their respective three games; Dave Bissett contributed with two wins. Alex Holliday gained the consolation point for Matfen. Mount A defeated Cramlington Casuals with Adam Webster and Jamie Dent winning their three games; Dan Dodds contributed with two wins. Steve Pearce gained the consolation point for Cramlington.  In a closer game Brandon Air edged out Prudhoe with a 6-4 win. Jamie Lupton was player of the match for Brandon winning his three games and was supported by Richard Johnson who won two games.

In Division 2 a top of the table clash saw Mount B prove too strong for the North East Chinese Association with a 10-0 win. Despite a number of close games Dan Dodds, Rod Roberts and Bailey Pye all won their three games. Mount B are now virtually assured of winning the Division 2 title. Tyneside TTC A secured a 7-3 win over Backspin TTC A with Mark Patterson and Mark Kimberley both winning their three games. In the third game Old England came out on top in a close game with Durham Bombers. Old England won 7-3 with Lynne Herrington winning three games, Joe Perrin two games and Barry Hill one game.

In Division 3 with Cramlington Cobras not playing this week Mount C took advantage and went to top spot with a 7-3 win over Cramlington Spartans. John Rowell was player of the match winning three games for Mount with Michael Bradley winning two games and William Edwards one game. The Cramlington points were gained by Oliver Ho who won two games and Alan Hedley who won one.  In their second game of the week Mount C had a straightforward 9-1 win over Matfen Tribunes. Charlie Mouzon and William Edwards both won their three games; and Michael Bradley won two games. The Matfen point was gained by Nigel Tree. In the third game Cramlington Trojans slipped to fourth place after losing to Brandon Bullets 7-3. Brandon moved into third place thanks Jamie Westwater with three wins, Paul Dale with two wins and Alan Perry with one win.   

In Division 4 despite suffering their first defeat of the season Cramlington Corinthians remain in top place. The Cramlington Ravens team of Israel Shoedinde, Jack Cairns and Alan Roskilly proved too strong for the Corinthians team of Adrian Barnes, Sam Nair and Jamie Hall in a 7-3 win. The defeat for the Corinthians opened the door for Durham Comets and Ouston A to make up ground on the league leaders. The two teams played each other and Durham Comets won a close games 6-4. Peter Whitfield was player of the match winning his three games with Luke Dumighan and Oliver Wilkinson winning one game each. The Ouston points were gained by Jeff McKenna and Andy Harris who won two games each.  In their second game of the week Ouston A overcame Cramlington Dynamos 9-1.  Duncan Hindmarsh and Jamie Milroy both won their three games with Shirley Robson winning two games. In a closer games Tyneside TTC C drew 5-5 with Backspin TTC B. Paul Conn was player of the match for Tyneside winning two games. 

In Division 5 with Cramlington Jaguars not playing Matfen Cohorts took the opportunity to move back to top spot with an 8-2 win over Ouston B. Mark Perrin was player of the match for Matfen winning three games; and was supported by Dave Swan and Linda Pinkham who both won two games. Cramlington Dragons had a straightforward 9-1 win over Cramlington Magpies.  The Dragons team of Aubrey Drapkin, Pauline Long and Paul Athey proved too strong for their opponents with the consolation win for the Magpies gained by Sara Haddi. Backspin C had an 8-2 win over Cramlington Knights. Graham Burton and Robert Park were in good form for Backspin winning their three games with Robert Cook winning one game. The Cramlington points came from Julian Manuel and Steve Gibson.  ff

In Division 1 the top two teams St Chads and Mount A both won this week to secure their positions. St Chads easily overcame third place Cramlington Casuals with a 9-1 win to extend their lead over Mount A who narrowly defeated fourth place Brandon Air 6-4. Paul Baines and Josh Weatherby were both in good form for St Chads winning their respective three games; Chris Blake contributed with two wins. Anthony Barella was player of the match for Mount winning his three games and pairing up with Jamie Dent to win the doubles.  

Division 2 with the North East Chinese Association not playing Mount B took the opportunity to extend their lead at the top of the table with a 9-1 win over Backspin TTC A. Rod Roberts and Dave Cutler both won their three games for Mount with Mohinder Rawat winning two games; the consolation point for Backspin was gained by Dave McAllister who beat Mohinder Rawat. Tyneside TTC A secured a 7-3 win over Durham Bombers with Chas Robertson and Mark Kimberley both winning their three games, supported by Mark Patterson who won one game. The Durham points were gained by Ian McPherson and Jon Mawson who both won one singles games and then combined to win the doubles. In the third game Old England came out on top in a close game with Newton. Old England won 6-4 with Alan Atkinson winning three games and Lynne Herrington two games, the pair combing to win the doubles.

In Division 3 Cramlington Cobras maintain top spot with a 6-4 win over second placed Mount C. Bernie McArdle and Lynsey Storey were in good form each winning their 3 games. In their second game of the week Mount C reversed their fortunes with a 6-4 win over Brandon Bullets. Charlie Mouzon was in good form for Mount and was supported by Michael Hope and William Edwards who won one game each. The Brandon points were gained by Paul Dale and Jamie Westwater who won two games each. In the third game Matfen Tribunes beat Cramlington Spartans 6-4. Nigel Tree was player of the match winning his 3 games with Pete Seago winning two games and Stefan Sobell winning one game.

In Division 4 Cramlington Corinthians maintained top place with a 7-3 win over Ouston A. The Corinthians team of Rob Lee, Sam Nair and Jamie Hall proved too strong for their opponents with Sam Nair gaining player of the match. Durham Comets had two games in the week both of which they won moving them into second place in the division. They defeated bottom of the table Tyneside TTC C 9-1 with Oliver Wilkinson and Harry Veitch both winning their three games. In their second game the Durham team overcame Cramlington Dynamos 8-2 with the same two players winning their three games again. Cramlington Dynamos also had a second game in the week which they lost 9-1 to Backspin TTC B for who Debbie Irwin and Will McCallum both won their three games. 

In Division 5 Cramlington Jaguars moved back to top spot with a 9-1 win over Cramlington Magpies. The Jaguars team of Mick Sursham, Abdel Warayet, and Gavin Wilson proved too strong for their opponents with the consolation win for the Magpies gained by Sara Haddi who beat the experienced Mick Sursham. Matfen Cohorts dropped to second place despite a 6-4 win over Backspin C. The Matfen points were gained by Linda Pinkham and David Crompton who won two games each and Mark Perrin who won one game. Backspin’s John Cook was player of the match as he won his three games. John Cook was player of the match in Backspin’s second game of the week when he again won his three games in a 7-3 win over Cramlington Magpies. The other points for Backspin came from Graham Burton and Robert Park with the Cramlington points from James Ainsley and Sara Haddi.  Cramlington Dragons edged a close game against Ouston B with a 6-4 win. Pauline Long and Paul Athey both won two games each and were supported by Stephen Baxter who won one game. Ouston’s Ian Cumpson was player of the match winning games despite being on the losing side.

In Division 1 St Chads moved back to top spot after a 6-4 win over Brandon Air. Brandon started strongly taking a 4-2 lead due to Lee Tinkler who had good wins over Chris Blake and Paul Baines, but thanks to Keith Weatherby who won his three games for St Chads they came back strongly to win the last 4 singles to secure the win. In the other game Cramlington Casuals remained in third place despite a 5-5 draw with Matfen Senators. James Bradbury was player of the match winning his 3 games for Cramlington. 

Division 2 continues to be dominated by Mount B and North East Chinese Association. NECA had a comprehensive 10-0 win over a weakened Newton team who could only field two players. Mount B maintained top place with a 9-1 win over Durham Bombers, Dave Cutler and Rob Roberts both won their 3 games for Mount and Tony Gelder won 2 games. The consolation point for Durham was gained by Ian McAllister who secured a good win against Tony Gelder. In the third game Old England defeated Tyneside TTC A 7-3. Jake Helm, Barry Hill and Lynne Herrington all won two games for Old England but player of the match went to Tyneside’s Mark Kimberley despite being on the losing side

In Division 3 there was a top of the table clash when Cramlington Cobras took on Cramlington Trojans who were first and second respectively. The Cobras came out on top with a 6-4 win. Bernie McArdle was player of the match for the Cobras winning his 3 games. Brandon Bullets are keeping up the pressure on second placed Trojans after a 7-3 win against Cramlington Spartans. Paul Dale was in good form winning his 3 games including a win over Oliver Ho who has been in great form this season. Tyneside TTC B beat Matfen Tribunes 6-4. Keith Hodges was player of the match winning his 3 games despite being on the losing side.

In Division 4 Cramlington Corinthians secured a straight forward 10-0 win over Tyneside TTC C which keeps the Corinthians in top spot. The Corinthians team of Rob Lee, Sam Nair and Jamie Hall proved too strong for their opponents. Cramlington Ravens maintained second place after a 9-1 win over Cramlington Dynamos. Israel Shoedinde was again player of the match winning his 3 games, Jack Cairns won his 3 games as well and Roy Hugill won 2 games. Cramlington Dynamos suffered a second 9-1 defeat in the week this time at the hands of Ouston A. Duncan Hindmarsh and Jamie Milroy both won their 3 games and were supported by Dave Nichols who won 2 games.

In Division 5 with Matfen Cohorts not playing Cramlington Jaguars took the opportunity to move back to top spot with a 9-1 win over Cramlington Knights. The Jaguars team of Mick Sursham, Abdel Warayet, and Gavin Wilson proved too strong for their opponents with the consolation win for the Knights gained by Patrick Easton. Cramlington Dragons edged a close game against Backspin TTC C with a 6-4 win. Backspin had been leading 4-3 but then the Cramlington Dragons players of Pauline Long, Paul Athey and Stephen Baxter all won their last singles game to secure the win.

In Division 1 a strong Mount A team overcame Prudhoe with a straightforward 10-0 win which put the Mount team back to top spot. The Mount team of Anth Barella, Dan Dodds and Jamie Dent proved too strong for the Prudhoe team. Matfen Senators secured their first win of the season when they beat Brandon Air 7-3. Alex Holiday was player of the match winning his three games for Matfen, with Neil Forsyth winning two and Stephen Oxley one game.

The top two teams in Division 2 maintained their positions at the top of the table. Mount B overcame Old England 8-2 with Dave Cutler player of the match winning his three games, supported by Tony Gelder who won three games and Alan Livingstone who won one game.  Lynne Herrington and Alan Atkinson won a game each for Old England. North East Chinese Association recorded a straightforward 8-2 win over Backspin TTC A. Chun Yin Yu was player of the match winning his three games for NECA with Ken Lee and Terry Kwong winning two games each. Dave McAllister won two games for Backspin. In the third game of the week Tyneside TTC A overcame Newton 8-2. Mark Kimberley and Mark Patterson both won their three games supported by Bob Sanderson who own two games.

In Division 3 Cramlington Cobras maintained their unbeaten start to the season but were held to a 5-5 draw by bottom of the table Cramlington Spartans. Oliver Ho was again in fine form winning his three games for Cramlington Spartans overcoming three higher ranked players. Bernie McArdle and Blair Carmichael both won two games for the Cobras. With Mount C not playing Cramlington Trojans took the opportunity to move back into second place with a 6-4 win over Tyneside TTC B. Chas Robertson was player of the match winning his three games for Tyneside despite ending up on the losing side. The Cramlington win was secured by Phil Smith and Richard Williamson who won two games each and Anth Doyle who won one game. Brandon Bullets beat Matfen Tribunes 8-2. Paul Dale and Jamie Westwater both won their three games to secure the win for Brandon.

In Division 4 Cramlington Corinthians secured a straight forward 10-0 win over Cramlington Dynamos which keeps the Corinthians in top spot. The Corinthians team of Rob Lee, Sam Nair and Jamie Hall proved too strong for their opponents. Cramlington Ravens maintained second place with a 5-5 draw with Durham Comets who were in third place. Israel Shoedinde was again player of the match winning his three game, supported by Abdel Warayet who won one game. Peter Whitfield and Oliver Wilkinson won two games each for Durham. In their second game of the week Durham Comets overcame Backspin TTC B with an 8-2 win. Peter Whitfield was again in good form winning his three games and was supported by Oliver Wilkinson and Harry Veitch who won two games each

In Division 5 Matfen Cohorts extended their lead at the top of the division with a straightforward 10-0 win over Cramlington Knights. Richard Rayfield, David Crompton and Linda Pinkham proved too strong for their opponents.  Cramlington Jaguars keep up the pressure on Matfen with a 7-3 win over Ouston B. The Cramlington team of Mick Sursham, Abdel Warayet, and Gavin Wilson all won two games each. Ian Cumpson was player of the match winning his three games despite being on the losing side for Ouston. In their second game of the week Outson B had a straightforward win over Cramlington Magpies with Ian Cumpson again being player of the match winning his three games.    

There was just one game in Division 1 this week which was between Brandon Air and Cramlington Casuals. Brandon came out on top with a 7-3 win with Jamie Lupton and Richard Johnson both winning their three games and combining to win the doubles. The Cramlington team of James Bradbury, Gareth Pearson and Steve Pearce all won one game each.

The top two teams in Division 2 were in action this week and consolidated their positions at the top of the table. Mount B overcame Tyneside TTC A 8-2 with Dan Dodds being player of the match winning his three games, supported by Mohinder Rawat and Dave Cutler who both won two games each. Mark Kimberley gained the wins for Tyneside. North East Chinese Association recorded a straightforward 9-1 win over Durham Bombers. Chun Yin Yu, and David Byers both won their three games for NECA. Daniel Hutchinson gained the consolation win for Durham beating Keming Lee.  

In Division 3 Cramlington Cobras maintained their unbeaten start to the season with an 8-2 win over Matfen Tribunes. Bernie McArdle was player of the match for Cramlington winning his three games with Pete Wilkinson and Lynsey Storey winning two games apiece. Stefan Sobel and Keith Hodges won one game each for Matfen. This win keeps Cramlington Cobras in top sot in the division. In the other game in the week Mount C overcame Cramlington Trojans with a 6-4 win which saw the Mount team move into second place and the Trojans drop to third. The experienced Charlie Mouzon was player of the match winning his three games supported by Mick Hope who won two games. The points from Cramlington came from Anthony Doyle who won two games; and Richard Williamson and Rob Lee who won one each.

In Division 4 Cramlington Ravens jumped into second place with a straightforward 9-1 win over  Cramlington Dynamos who had been in second place. Israel Shoedinde and Jack Cairns both won their three games for the Ravens with Roy Hugill winning two games each. The consolation point for the Dynamos was gained by Alan Roskilly who edged out Roy Hugill in a close game. Outson A kept the pressure on the top two with an 8-2 win over Backspin TTC B which moved them into third place. The Ouston points were gained by Andy Harris who won his three games, and Duncan Hindmarsh and Jamie Milroy both won two games apiece.

In Division 5 Matfen Cohorts consolidated their top place with a 7-3 win over title contenders Cramlington Jaguars. Mark Perrin and Richard Rayfield both won their three games and combined to win the doubles. The Cramlington team of Mick Sursham, Abdel Warayet, and Gavin Wilson each won one game.  Backpsin TTC C kept up the pressure on the top two with a 7-3 win over Ouston B, John Cook was player of the match for Backspin winning his three games with two wins each from Graham Burton and Robert Park. In the all Cramlington affair it was a 5-5 draw between Cramlington Knights and Cramlington Dragons. Matthew Mastaglio was player of the match for the Knights winning his three games.

This week saw a top of the table clash in Division 1 between St Chads and Mount A. In what was a close match Mount A were leading 5-3 only for St Chads to win the last two games and secure a 5-5 draw. Player of the match was Josh Weatherby who won his three games. With Cramlington Casuals not playing this week St Chads went to top position in the league, and Mount A moved into second place. The second game of the week saw Prudhoe beat Matfen Senators 7-3. Andrew Firth and Mark O’Connor both won their three games for Prudhoe. NESL Ministers have had to drop out of the league due to a combination of injuries and unavailability.

The top two teams in Division 2 were in action this week and consolidated their positions at the top of the table. Mount B overcame Newton 8-3 with Bailey Pye being player of the match winning his three games, supported by Dan Dodds and Rod Roberts who both won two games each. Rob Lawson and John Russell gained the wins for Newton. North East Chinese Association recorded a straightforward 9-1 win over Old England. Chun Yin Yu, and Keming Lee both won their three games for NECA. Barry Hill gained the consolation win for Old England beating Ken Lee. In the third game Durham Bombers kept up the pressure on the top two teams with a 6-4 won over Backspin TTC A. The Durham team of Daniel Hutchinson, Ian McPherson Jon Mawson all won two games, but player of the match went to Backspin’s David McAllister who won his three games.

In Division 3 there was a straightforward 7-3 win for Mount C over Tyneside TTC B. The experienced Mount team of Mick Hope, Michael Bradley and Charlie Mouzon all won two games each with Michael Bradley gaining the player of the match. For Tyneside Chas Robertson, James Moore and Morgan Charles all won one game each. In the all Cramlington affair Cramlington Trojans defected Cramlington Spartans 7-3 and maintained second place in the league. Richard Williamson, Phil Smith and Anthony Doyle all won two games each for the Trojans to secure the win but player of the match went to Spartans’ Oliver Ho who won his three games and continues his good run of form having stepped up to this division this year.

In Division 4 Cramlington Corinthians consolidated their position at the top of the league with a 7-3 win over second place Cramlington Dynamos. Rob Lee and Sam Nair were in good form for the Corinthians winning their three games with Adrian Barnes winning one game. There was good win for Cramlington Ravens who overcame Backspin TTC B 8-3 with Israel Shoedinde getting player of the match winning his three games for Cramlington with Jack Cairns and Roy Hugill winning two games each. The Backspin points were gained by Martyn Parry and Debbie Irwin. The win places the Raven in fourth place just behind the Dynamos and Backspin with a game in hand.

In Division 5 Matfen Cohorts went to the top of the league after a 9-1 win over Cramlington Dragons. Mark Perrin and Richard Rayfield both won their three games and Linda Pinkham supported with two wins. The consolation point for Cramlington was gained by Pauline Long.  They swapped places with Cramlington Jaguars who dropped to second place despite their 7-3 win over Backspin TTC C. Abdel Warayet was player of the match for Cramlington winning his three games with Gavin Wilson winning two games and Mick Sursham one. The Backspin wins were gained by Robert Park and Gavin Burton. In the third game Cramlington Knights overcame Cramlington Magpies with an 8-2 win. Matthew Mastaglio was player of the match for the Knights with three wins supported by Jessica Yang and Ojas Aggarwal who both won two games.  Joel Dyter gained the points for the Magpies with two wins.    

With no game for St Chads this week Mount A took full advantage and went top of Division 1 after a 9-1 win against Matfen Senators. Dan Dodds and Jamie Dent both won three games for the Mount team and paired up to win the doubles. Matfen’s consolation point was a good win for Stephen Oxley against the more experienced Rod Roberts. The same 9-1 scoreline saw Cramlington Casuals overcome Prudhoe. Iain Wood and Steve Pearce both won their three games with Gareth Pearson winning two games; Maurice Cheek gained the consolation point for Prudhoe. A strong Brandon Air team beat NESLC Ministers 7-3. Brandon’s Lee Tinkler, Geoff Salter and Richard Johnson all won 2 games each but player of the match went to NESLC’s Steve Penman who won his 3 games.

In Division 2 North East Chinese Association team consolidated second place in the league with a 9-1 win over Tyneside TTC A. All three of the NECA team Chun Yin Yu, David Byers and Keming Lee won their three games but the Tyneside pair of Mark Patterson and Mark Kimberley surprisingly beat Chun Yin Yu and David Byers in the doubles to gain a point. The second game of the week was a straightforward 10-0 win for Durham Bombers against Newton. The Durham team of Daniel Hutchinson, Ian McPherson and Kevin Richardson proving too strong for their opponents.

Cramlington Cobras maintained their unbeaten start in Division 3 with an 8-2 win over Tyneside TTC B. Lynsey Storey for Cramlington was player of the match winning her three games with Bernie McArdle and Pete Wilkinson contributing two wins each. Jim Roberston picked up the two wins for Tyneside. Cramlington Trojans moved into second place in the league with a 7-3 win over Matfen Tribunes. Anthony Doyle was player of the match winning his three games for Cramlington.  For the third week in a row the young Cramlington Spartans player Oliver Ho was player of the match winning his three games despite ending up on the losing team. The Spartans went down to a 6-4 defeat to Mount C.

In Division 4 Cramlington Corinthians maintained their unbeaten start to the season with a 5-5 draw against Backspin TTC B. Jamie Hall was player of the match winning his three games for the Cramlington team; Gavin Wilson secured the other two wins for Cramlington. For Backspin Martyn Parry won two games, Craig Henderson one game and Will McCallum one game. Cramlington played Tyneside TTC C twice in the week with one of the games being re-arranged and the Cramlington team took full advantage winning both games 9-1 which moved them into second place in the league. In both games Rohan Rowat and Alan Roskilly won their three games and Ojas Aggarwal won two games. Leo Conn and Pat Thomas secured the consolation points for Tyneside.  Israel Shoedinde was player of the match for Cramlington Ravens winning his three games in the 6-4 defeat of Ouston A.

Cramlington Jaguars maintain top spot in Division 5 after a 7-3 win over Cramlington Dragons. Gavin Wilson and Abdel Warayet both won their three games to help the Jaguars secure the win. Matfen Cohorts moved into second place in the league with a comfortable 9-1 win over Cramlington Magpies. Richard Rayfield was player of the match winning his three games for Matfen, for whom Dave Swan also won his three games. Sara Haddi secured the consolation point for the Magpies. Cramlington Knights secured a 6-4 win over Ouston B. Patrick Easton, Matthew Mastaglio and David Neal all won two games each for the Knights but player of the match was once again Ian Cumpson who won his three games.