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.    

An 8-2 win for St Chads over Matfen Senators saw them go to top spot in Division 1. Keith Weatherby and Barry Cuthbertson both won their three games and paired up to win the doubles.  There was close game between Mount A and Cramlington Casuals which Mount edged with a 6-4 win, Dave Robson was plater of the match winning his three games supported by Jamie Dent who won two. Iain Wood starred for the Cramlington team winning two games on his first appearance this season, Gareth Pearson and Steve Pearce won one game each. There was a good win for Brandon Air away to Prudhoe. Lee Tinkler was player of the match winning his three games with Stephen Pattinson winning two games and Duncan Fraser one game to secure a 7-3 win.  

In a top of the table clash in Division 2 a strong North East Chinese Association team beat Mount B 6-4 which was Mount’s first defeat this season. Chun Yin Yu and Yao Li both won their three games for NECA. Rod Roberts, Bailey Pye and Dan Dodds all won one game each with Pye and Dodds combining to take the doubles. There was close game between Backspin TTC A and Tyneside TTC A which ended in a 5-5 draw. Dave McAllister was player of the match winning his three games for Backspin. There was another close game between Durham Bombers and Old England which ended in a 6-4 win for the Bombers. Daniel Hutchinson, Kevin Richardson and Ian McPherson all won two games each to secure the win but player of the match went to Old England’s Lynne Herrington who won her three games.

In Division 3 Brandon Bullets lost the opportunity to move into top spot after they lost 7-3 to Cramlington Trojans. Phil Smith , Richard Williamson and Anthony Doyle all won two games each to secure the win for the Cramlington team but player of the match went to Brandon’s Paul Dale who won his three games. There was a straightforward 9-1 win for Mount C over Matfen Tribunes. The experienced Mount players John Rowell, Michael Bradley and William Edwards all won their three games. Pete Seago and Stefan Sobell combined to gain the consolation point for Matfen with a win in the doubles. For the second 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 Tyneside B.

In Division 4 Cramlington Corinthians maintained their unbeaten start to the season with a 5-5 draw against Cramlington Ravens. Sree Kanakala and Sam Nair both won two games for the Corinthians and were supported by Adrian Barnes who won one game. Israel Shoedinde won two games for the Ravens and paired up with Jack Cairns to win the doubles as well; Cairns and Gavin Wilson both won one game each. Durham Comets played twice in the week and moved into second place. The first game was a 5-5 draw with Ouston A where Ouston had taken a 4-1 lead before being pegged back by the Comets.  Harry Veitch was player of the match for the Comets winning his three games with Oliver Wilkinson adding two games. In the second game the Comets had a straightforward 8-2 win over Cramlington Dynamos, this time Peter Whitfield was player of the match for the Comets winning his three games with Harry Veitch contributing two wins and Luke Dumighan two wins. Backspin TTC B overcame Tyneside TTC C in a 6-4 win. Debbie Irwin, Craig Henderson and Will McCallum for Backspin all won two games each but player of the match went to Tyneside’s Morgan Charles as he won his three games.

A comfortable 10-0 win for Cramlington Jaguars over the Cramlington Knights saw the Jaguars maintain top spot in Division 5. Backspin C keep the pressure on the Jaguars with an 8-2 win over Cramlington Knights which keeps them in second place. Robert Park was player of the match for Backspin winning his three games, supported by Graham Burton and Bailey Neatby who both won two games each. Matfen Cohorts overcame Ouston B securing a 7-3 win, Richard Rayfield, Linda Pinkham and David Crompton all won two games each to secure the win for Matfen but player of the match went to Ouston’s Ian Cumpson who won his three games. The all Cramlington match between Cramlington Dragons and Cramlington Magpies ended with an 8-2 win for the Dragons whose Stephen Baxter was player of the match.  

There was a top of the table clash in Division 1 between Cramlington Casuals and St Chads which ended in a 5-5 draw. James Bradbury won his 3 games for the Cramlington team with Nigel Rodgers and Steve Pearce winning 1 game each. Paul Baines won two of his games and combined with Chris Blake to win the doubles. That result opened the door for NESLC Ministers who moved to top spot with a 9-1 win over Prudhoe. Jimmy Scope and Steve Penman starred for the Ministers both winning their three games. The consolation point for Prudhoe was gained by Andrew Firth who overcame Allan Thompson. In the third game Mount A overcame a strong Brandon Air team of Jamie Lupton, Lee Tinkler and Richard Johnson winning 6-4. Dave Robson was player of the match for Mount A winning his three games supported by Jamie Dent who won two games and the pair combined to win the doubles.

Mount B maintained their unbeaten start to the season and top spot in Division 2 with an 8-2 win against Backspin TTC A. Bailey Pye won his three games for Mount with Rod Roberts and Alan Livingstone both contributing 2 wins each. David McAllister starred for Backspin winning 2 games.  There was the same result in the game between Old England and Newton when Old England gained their first win of the season defeating Newton 8-2. Jake Helm starred for Old England winning his three games; Dave Craddock and Joe Perrin both contributed two wins.

Cramlington Cobras maintained their unbeaten start to the season in Division 3 with a 7-3 win over Cramlington Trojans. Bernie McArdle and Pete Wilkinson both winning their three games for the Cobras. Second placed Brandon Bullets suffered their first defeat of the season losing 6-4 to Mount C. John Rowell and Michael Hope both won 2 games for the Mount team. In the third game Cramlington Spartans went down to a 6-4 defeat against an experienced Matfen Tribunes team of Pete Seago, Stefan Sobell and Keith Hodges. Player of the match was the Spartans young player Oliver Ho who won his three games.

There was only one game in Division 4 this week which saw Cramlington Corinthians maintain their unbeaten start to the season with a 7-3 win over Ouston A. Sree Kanakala and Sam Nair both won their three games for Cramlington and Jamie Hall won one. Andy Harris and Duncan Hindmarsh won one game each for Ouston and then paired up to take the doubles.

In Division 5 top of the table Backspin C suffered their first defeat of the season losing 7-3 to Matfen Cohorts. Richard Rayfield, Mark Perrin and David Crompton all won two games each to secure the win for Matfen but player of the match went Backspin’s Debbie Irwin who won her three games. The all Cramlington match between Cramlington Jaguars and Cramlington Magpies ended with a straightforward 10-0 win for the Jaguars whose Mick Sursham was player of the match. Cramlington Dragons overcame Ouston B with a 7-3 win. Pauline Long starred for the Dragons winning her 3 games and gaining player of the match for the second week in a row. f

The first game of the week in Division 1 saw Cramlington Casuals beat Matfen Senators  8-2 to go top of the league. James Bradbury won his 3 games for the Cramlington team with Gareth Pearson and Steve Pearce winning 2 games each. However, that position was shortlived after a strong St Chads team of Chis Blake, Keith Weatherby and Josh Weatherby defeated Brandon Air 9-1 to go top. Josh Weatherby and Chris Blake won their 3 games. In the third game a strong Mount A team of Dave Robson, Adam Webster and Jamie Dent overcame an experienced NESLC Ministers team of James Scope, Martin Schapira and Andrew Wilkinson with a 6-4 win. Andrew Wilkinson was player of the match despite being on the losing side as he won his 3 games. Dave Robson and Adam Webster both won 2 games each, and they combined to win the doubles.

Mount B maintained top spot in Division 2 with an 8-2 win away to Durham Bombers. Tony Gelder and Bailey Pye both won their three games for Mount then Bailey Pye combined with Alex Smith to win the doubles. Ethan Brown secured the final point for Mount with Daniel Hutchinson and Ian McPherson gaining the consolation wins for Durham.  There was a close game between Newton and NE Chinese Association which ended in a 5-5 draw; Keming Lee was player of the match winning his three games for NE Chinese Association and maintaining his 100% record this season. The final game saw Tyneside TTC A edge out Old England with a 6-4 win, Bob Sanderson starred for Tyneside winning his three games supported by Mark Patterson who two and the pair combined to win the doubles.

The top two teams in Division 3 consolidated their positions with wins again this week. Cramlington Cobras made a dramatic comeback after falling 4-1 behind against an experienced Mount C team of John Rowell, Michael Bradley and William Edwards. The Cramlington won the next 5 games to secure a 6-4 win. Bernie McArdle was again man of the match winning his 3 games, with Peter Wilkinson winning 2 games and Lynsey Storey one game. Brandon Bullets had a straightforward 8-2 win over Cramlington Spartans. Jamie Westwater was player of the match winning his 3 games for Brandon.  The third game this week was close game between Tyneside TTC B and Matfen Tribunes which ended in a 5-5 draw. Morgan Charles and James Robertson won 2 games each for Tyneside; and Stefan Sobell and Pete Seago won 2 each for the Matfen team.

There was only one game in Division 4 this week which saw Cramlington Corinthians beat Tyneside TTC C 7-3. Jamie Hall and Rob Lee both won their three games for Cramlington and Adrian Barnes won one. Paul Conn and Leo Conn won one game each and then paired up to take the doubles.

There was only one game in Division 5 as well which ended up in a 6-4 win for Backspin C away to Cramlington Dragons. Backspin were helped to their win by John Cook and Graham Burton winning two games and combining to win the doubles. However, player of the match was Pauline Long who won her three games for the Cramlington team.  The win kept Backspin at the top of the table with 3 wins out of 3 games played.

There were two games in Division 1 this week which saw a strong Mount A team defeat an experienced Prudhoe team 9-1. Both Dave Robson and Jamie Dent won their three games for Mount, with Andrew Firth securing the consolation point for Prudhoe with a win against Troy Maddison. The second game was a closer affair between Brandon Air and Matfen Senators which Brandon edged with a 6-4 win thanks to Duncan Fraser winning all his three games and Lee Tinkler winning two games.

In Division 2 there was a comprehensive 10-0 win for the NE Chinese Association over Backspin TTC A with David Byers, Ken Lee and Keming Lee all winning their three games. A strong Mount B team of Rod Roberts, Ethan Brown and Bailey Pye defeated Old England 9-1 with Rod Roberts and Bailey Pye both winning their three games; Joe Perrin won the consolation game for Old England with a win over Ethan Brown. In the third game Mark Patterson was the man of the match for Tyneside TTC A as he won all three games in an 8-2 win over Newton. Mount B have made a strong start to the season with two wins in the first two games.

Cramlington Cobras ran out 9-1 winners over Cramlington Spartans in the all Cramlington affair in Division 3, with Bernie McArdle and Lynsey Storey both winning their three games and Blair Carmichael winning two games. Oliver Ho gained the consolation win for the Spartans by defeating Blair Carmichael. Brandon Bullets beat Matfen Tribunes 7-3 and the game between Tyneside TTC B and Cramlington Trojans was a 5-5 draw.  Paul Dale for Brandon and Chas Robertson for Tyneside secured player of the match both winning their three games.

In Division 4 there was a comfortable win for Ouston A who beat Tyneside TTC C 8-2. The other two games in the week were closer with Cramlington Ravens edging out Durham Comets with a 6-4 win; and game between Backspin TTC B and Cramlington Dynamos ending in a 5-5 draw.

In Division 5 there was a comfortable 9-1 win for Cramlington Jaguars over Ouston B. There were straightforward 7-3 wins for Backspin C over Cramlington Magpies, and Matfen Cohorts over Cramlington Knights. For the second week in a row Cramlington’s James Ainsley gained the player of the match yet ended up on the losing team.

The Northumbria Table Tennis League started its summer league last week with 35 teams entered across five divisions.

In Division 1 the experienced NESLC Minsters team of Steve Penman, Jimmy Scope and Martin Schapira gained a comprehensive 10-0 win over the newly promoted Matfen Senators team. Keith Weatherby and Chris Blake both won 3 games each as St Chads defeated Prudhoe United and District Services Club A 8-2. Cramlington Casuals secured a 7-3 win over Brandon Air with James Bradbury, Rob Reed and Gareth Pearson winning 2 games each; and Jamie Collins winning 2 games for the Brandon team.

In Division 2 there was a comprehensive 10-0 win for the Mount B team of Rod Roberts, Dan Dodds and Bailey Pye over Tyneside TTC A. The other two games were both drawn 5-5 when Backspin TTC A played Newton, and Durham Bombers played NE Chinese Association. Rob Lawson for Newton and Keming Le for the NE Chinese Association both secured man of the match performances winning their 3 games.

All three games in Division 3 were home wins with Brandon Bullets defeating Tyneside TTC B 7-3; Cramlington Trojans defeated Mount C by the same score and Cramlington Cobras ran out 9-1 winners over Matfen Tribunes.

There was only one game in Division 4 when Cramlington Corinthians defeated Durham Comets 7-3; Rob Lee winning his 3 games for the Cramlington team.

In Division 5 there were straightforward 7-3 wins for Backspin C over Ouston B, and Matfen Cohorts over Cramlington Jaguars. There was a closer game between two Cramlington teams with Cramlington Dragons coming out on top with a 6-4 win over Cramlington Knights, with the Knights’ James Ainsley getting player of the match being one of 4 players who won 2 games. l

Northumberland County Table Tennis Association held its an annual awards evening on Friday 10 May at Goals, Newcastle. Awards were given to the winners and runners-up in each of the league’s five divisions; and to the winners and runners-up from the recent Northumberland Closed and Northumberland Junior tournaments.

Graeme Barella won the Northumberland Closed Open Singles title for the fourth year, beating Chun Yin Yu in the final and was awarded the Alan Morpeth Memorial Cup.

Lynne Herrington won the Northumberland Closed Women’s Singles for the 13th time and was awarded the Philomena Clark Memorial Cup.

Andrew Wilkinson won the Northumberland Closed Veteran’s Singles for fourth time in a row.

Graeme, Lynne and Andrew all won the same competitions in the Sunderland Table Tennis League Closed competition making it a clean sweep for them in the local competitions.

For the Northumberland Junior Tournament Adam Webster won the Junior Singles for the fourth time in a row and was awarded the Norman Moore Memorial Cup; Ethan Brown won the Cadet Singles for the first time and was awarded the Harry Dignan Cup.

The Northumberland league Premier division winners were NESLC Eagles who won the title for the first time since the 2011/12 season. The team was Andrew Wilkinson, Steve Penman, Eddie Smith, Jim Stamas, Richard Wilson and Martin Schapira.

Matfen Senators won the First Division winners trophy and are promoted to the Premier Division for the first time; the team was Alex Holiday, Neil Forsyth and Stephen Oxley.

Division Four winners and winners of the Aubrey Drapkin Cup were Tyneside C; the team was James Moore, Paul Conn and Leo Conn.

The league management committee makes two special awards at the evening to young players who have impressed the committee with their performances and their enthusiasm for the sport. This year the Most Promising Young Player award went to Sara Haddi; and the Most Improved Young Player award went to Oliver Ho. Oliver and Sara both represent Cramlington Table Tennis Club.

Premier Division winners – NESLC Eagles – Richard Wilson, Jim Stamas, Gareth Pearson (NCTTA Chairman), Steve Penman and Andrew Wilkinson
First Division winners – Matfen Senators – Neil Forsyth, Stephen Oxley, Alex Holliday, Gareth Pearson (NCTTA Chairman)
Fourth Division winners – Tyneside C – James Moore, Paul Conn, Leo Conn, Gareth Pearson (NCTTA Chairman)
Northumberland Closed Tournament Open Singles Winner – Graeme Barella and Gareth Pearson (NCTTA Chairman)
Northumberland Closed Tournament Women’s Singles Winner – Lynne Herrington and Gareth Pearson (NCTTA Chairman)
Northumberland Closed Tournament Veterans Winner – Andrew Wilkinson and Gareth Pearson (NCTTA Chairman)
Northumberland Junior Tournament Cadet Singles winners – Ethan Brown
Most improved young player – Oliver Ho and Gareth Pearson, NCTTA Chairman
Most promising young player – Sara Haddi and Gareth Pearson, NCTTA Chairman