Please remember that Dale Aitkenhead has moved house and his new address is Larkspur Cottage, East Fenrother, Morpeth, NE61 3DS. Telephone 01670 788747. Please send all scorecards to his new address. If Dale receives the results online or preferably scanned to him then the results are normally on the website and the league tables updated the same day.
Those of you who do not have access to do this could always ask one of the team members to do so.
The following matches require to be rearranged and the home clubs involved are asked to do so as soon as possible.
Premier Division: NESLC Legends v Cram.Stingers NSYM A v Cram Tigers Seaburn Dene v Casuals St. Chads v Tigers Legends v Seaburn Dene Legends v Casuals Stingers v Seaburn Dene. Tigers v N.S.Y.M. A. Newton A v Stingers.
Division One: Tyne Dock v O.E.Jacks Tyne Dock v North Fire B. Matfen v Whitehouse Lane O.E.Jacks v Newton B Tyne Dock v Whitehouse Lane. Newton B v Mortimer. Matfen v O.E.Jacks.
Division Two: Birtley v Cram Corinthians Blaydon B v Newcastle Community B Cram Spartans v O.E.Crocks Newcastle Community A v Corinthians Birtley v N/c Comm A Birtley v O.E.Crocks
Division Three: Whitley Chapel v Cram Dragons NESLC Codgers v Whitley Chapel Knights v Ouston B Ouston B v NESLC Codgers NESLC Codgers v O.E.FATTS
Division Four: Newton D v Maccabi Maccabi v Cram Falcons.
The above are all shown as not having been received by Wed. 15th February. It may be that some have been played but the result not yet submitted. Please ensure that all outstanding matches are rearranged as soon as possible and remember that it is the responsibility of the home team to make the bew arrangements even if they were not the team that postponed the match in the first place. In the case of matches remaining unplayed by April 20th the AWAY team will be awarded a 10 – 0 win and the home team will incur a fine under regulation 10.2.
Clubs in division 4 please note that Harold Young is now acting as secretary of Maccabi and his address is as follows: 38 Kenton Road, Gosforth, Newcastle on Tyne, NE3 4LY. Phone: 0191 2852871
National Junior and Cadet Leagues
Our Junior representative side of Ellis Cooper, Adam Curran and Ryan Guttridge still have a 100% record in the Northern section of the Junior league.
The cadet team of Adam Shafiq, Chris Jeffery, and Arran Kent found Northfield A and Ormesby A too strong for them in the latest weekend of the Cadet League but the are still in third place which is relly good for this young side.
The entirely independent team of Dale Aitkenhead, Jim Stamas, Richard Wilson,and Geoff Salter found themselves a man down for the final session of the Veterans British League because of the illness of Geoff and injury to Richard. Marc Cotton was a late replacement and the team did exceptionally well to gain promotion to the first division
I have made a deal of progress with the archives and a good number of old facts and figures can now be seen on the County website (nctt.co.uk). I have also put together a collection of handbooks from 1934/35 to date. Unfortunately there are a few gaps and if any of the more senior players in any club can help I would very much appreciate it. The missing books are for the following seasons: 1946/47, 1971/72, 1976/77 and 1977/78.
I have been informed by the Chronicle that the Grassroots Sport is going to expand to a daily basis instead of twice weekly. It may be that Table Tennis will be moved from a Wednesday to another night. I will let you know as soon as I am told. I have, however, been told that it will mean greater coverage. At present I supply copy and Alan Hedley sends in photos where possible. It would be of great assistance if clubs could take photos of their players and then email them to Alan in order to build up a collection for future use.
Aubrey Drapkin (Chairman)