The third division match in the Tesco Express Northumbria League featured the longest game of the week when Stefan Sobell of Whitley Chapel took on Cramlington Tigers’ Moise Coulon. The Tigers player won the first game easily but Sobell hit back to win the next two. They got to ten all in the fourth and from thereon each player gained the advantage but were pulled back by their opponent until it reached 20 – 20. Sobell then managed to take the next two points to edge out the Frenchman.
Kit Robinson, however, was the star player of the night winning all three of her sets to help the Tigers to an 8 – 2 victory.
In the same division the Old England Crocks team of Ken Clark, John Matthews and Nigel Coe beat Saints 6 – 4 and followed this up with a 7 – 3 defeat of Cramlington Casuals, with Colin Robson playing instead of Coe.
The first division clash between Cramlington Lions and Whitehouse Lane ended up all square with Adam Curran winning all three of his sets for the Lane although he was pushed all the way by Ellis Cooper only getting home 12 – 10 in the fifth end. The Stingers team of Andrew Wilkinson and the Richardson brothers Ryan and Dean crushed Seaburn Dene 10 – 0 to go top of the table and Saint Chads moved into second spot with a similar scoreline over North Fire. Dave Pringle was in fine form winning all of his sets for second division Mortimer A as they defeated Whitehouse Lane B 8 – 2, being backed up by Alex Smith and Dave Bannon with two singles wins each. North Shields YMCA defeated Blaydon 9 -1, Nigel Rodgers and James Bradbury both getting hat-tricks.
Fouth division NESLC were too good for Sacriston C, Pauline Long and Rusell Roper not dropping a set and Pat Thomas getting two as they romped home 9 – 1. The all Cramlington clash in the division four league cup went the way of the Ravens who beat the Dynamos 7 – 3 with young Arran Kent unbeaten.