If you are not currently playing table tennis but are reading this item out of interest for the game why not take a trip to the Sporting Club Cramlington on Saturday 28 April where you can observe the Northumberland Table Tennis Closed Championships. There will be around 45 players competing at various standards and an opportunity for you to see the game in a live situation, and at no cost. Spectators are welcome any time during the day.
Teams in the Tesco Express Northumbria League 2011 to 2012 have now completed all their fixtures and the league tables are available. Among the matches completed last week were some from the Premier Division and third divisions. Additionally the final of the Division 4 League Cup took place.
View the Final league tables
In the Premier Division NESLC Legends found themselves short of a player when Eddie Smith and Marc Cotton played the team’s outstanding fixtures against Cramlington Casuals and Cramlington Stingers. Legends lost 4-6 to Casuals but managed a draw against Stingers thus consolidating their position as top team in the Division with Casuals ending in second place.
In Division 3 Cramlington Knights played out a 5-5 draw against Ouston B. John Morton won his 3 matches which with 2 wins from Angus Pool made up the Knights score for the match. Mike Lyons and Neil Rodgers each won 2 games plus the doubles to ensure the points were shared equally between the two teams.
The tightest match of the week was the League Cup final which saw a Cramlington Lions team of Jim Broadbent, Ken Brown and Terry Duff competing against their Club companions Mick Sursham, Wally Ray and Allan Mann for Cramlington Jaguars. Mick Sursham, Wally Ray and Allan Mann. In a drawn match Broadbent won his 3 with the other 2 games coming from Brown and the doubles combination of Broadbent and Brown. Jaguars proved stonger in the singles with Ray and Mann each winning 2 games and Sursham gaining one victory. Jaguars had drawn their game the semi finals and progressed to the final on a count back. The count back was necessary again in the final and again Jaguars had the best ends won record to make them the winners of the Division 4 League Cup.