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.  

This week saw the first week of games in the Northumberland winter league. The league has 49 teams split across five divisions.

In the Premier division there were straightforward wins for St Chads over Mount B, and Mount A over Prudhoe. St Chads beat Mount B 7-3 with Keith Weatherby player of the match winning 3 games and supported by Paul Baines and Chris Blake who won both 2 games each. Mount A beat Prudhoe 9-1 with Bailey Pye, Anth Ainley and Phil Prady all winning their three games.

In Division one there were wins for Mitford, Tyneside A and Mount D. Mitford beat Ouston A 6-4 with Michael Bull winning his three games for Mitford. Tyneside A beat Prudhoe B with Mark Kimberley winning his three games for Tyneside. Mount D beat Cramlington Tigers 8-2 with Shirley Gelder and Ethan Brown both winning their three games for Mount.

In Division 2 there were straightforward wins for Cramlington Swifts who beat Ouston C 9-1; and Old England Crocks who beat Matfen Tribunes 8-2. The other three games in the week were closer Ouston B edged out Cramlington Trojans with a 6-4 win; and Mount E against Cramlington Reivers and Cramlington Falcons against Tyneside B were both 5 – 5 draws.

In Division 3 there was a straightforward win for Matfen Whitley Chapel who beat Ouston D 9-1. Newton B defeated Saints 7-3 thanks to John Henderson and John Manual who both won three games. The game between Tyneside C and Brandon Bravehearts ended up as a 7-3 win for the Brandon team. The game between Matfen Cohorts and Cramlington Cobras was a 5-5 draw.

Just two games in Division 4 Cramlington Dragons had a straightforward 9-1 win over Cramlington Magpies with Adrian Barnes and Pauline Long both winning their three games. The second game was a 5-5 draw between Cramlington Lyons and Cramlington Dynamos.

Over the summer there have been notable successes for Northumbria league players in regional, national and international events.

The North Eastern Masters for Veterans was held at The Beacon of Light, Sunderland in August. Andrew Wilkinson won his third consecutive over 40’s title with a 3-1 win over the number 1 seed and England number 2 Jason Ramage. Andrew also paired up with Steve Scrowcroft (Lancashire) to win the over 40s doubles. Geoff Salter fresh from European success in Budapest won the over 70s singles and partnered with Barry Hill to win the over 70s doubles. Christine Burke was successful in winning the women’s over 50 doubles; and Shirley Gelder was successful in winning the women’s over 60s doubles.

The 7th International Veterans team event took place in August in Hilversum, Holland. Shirley Gelder was part of the England over 60s team which was unbeaten over four matches against England B, Czech Republic and German teams to win gold in the competition.

Finally, Andrew Wilkinson represented England in the Veterans Home Nations in Perth, Scotland  earlier this month. The England team beat teams from Ireland, Guernsey, Scotland and Wales to win gold. Andrew then went on to win gold in the doubles and gold in the singles final beating the Irish number 1 Daryl Strong. This meant Andrew came away with an impressive haul of three gold medals from the event.

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.