Cramlington Stingers, leaders of the Tesco Express Northumbria Summer League, retained their unbeaten record when they visited North Fire although they were made to struggle for their victory. Frank Lasek won two for the home team and combined with Dale Aitkenhead to win the doubles and Aitkenhead also won one of his singles sets.
But Ryan Richardson got a hat-trick for the Stingers who got home 6 – 4. Barry Richardson won two and Dean Richardson one.
Three sets from Dave Pringle and two each by Dave Bannon and Alex Smith helped Mortimer A to an 8 – 2 success against Old England Crocks , Alan Atkinson winning both of the losers sets. This victory takes Mortimer to the top of the table.
Sacriston A and Old England Crocks still have 100% records in division three. Sacriston are ahead on points and the racked up another nine when they went to Saints. Vince Killen got one for the home side but hat-tricks from Ian McAllister and Duncan Fraser, two from Paul Dale and victory in the doubles completed the scoring for Sacriston.
Old England won by the same margin when they entertained Whitley Chapel with Ken Clark and John Matthews both unbeaten and Colin Robson only dropping one set when he was beaten by Stefan Sobell. Cramlington Tigers also ran up a 9 – 1 score as they defeated Sacriston B.
NESLC were another team to score nine when they beat Ouston in a fourth division match with Dave Swan and Russell Roper both unbeaten and they now lead the way in that division. There was another 9 – 1 result when Cramlington Dynamos’ team of Mick Sursham, Allan Mann and Diane Cartmell crushed Sacriston C.
Adam Curran did well in the Northfield Junior tournament, reaching the semi finals before being beaten by Cleveland’s Alec Ward.