Adam Curran was in really good form for Byker B in the Tesco Express Northumbria League First Division last week when he won all of his sets in two matches. First he was unbeaten in the top of the table clash with Cramlington Trojans, defeating Phil Prady, Akshay Pabary and Paul Baines in a drawn match. Prady and Pabary got two each for the Trojans. Later in the week Curran repeated his sequence of wins against Newton B in another drawn match,Graeme Bell getting two for Newton.
NESLC Legends beat Blaydon A in the Premier Division, Andrew Wilkinson and Marc Cotton being too good for the opposition whilst the clash between Cramington Venture Portraits and Stingers ended up all square with Iain Wood unbeaten for the Stingers and Ellis Cooper and Dale Aitkenhead getting two apiece for Portraits.
In division two Birtley looked in trouble away to North Shields YMCA B when they went down 2 – 1 but an unbeaten performance from John Rowell helped by two wins each by Bob Dodds and Eddie Kennedy took them to an 8 – 2 success. In the same division Gareth Pearson won all three of his sets as his team, Cramlington Cobras edged out Newcastle Community B 6 – 4, Alan Hedley claiming two sets and combining with Pearson to win the doubles.
Three victories by Neil Rodgers, backed up by two each by Mark Rodgers and Mike Lyons gave third division Ouston B a 7 – 3 win over Whitley Chapel
and North Shields C won 6 – 4 away to Cramlington Dragons. Ray Pini starred in this match with three singles wins and also helping Steve Todd to win the doubles set.
Fourth Division Cramlington Dynamos had Aubrey Drapkin in form as he defeated Jim Broadbent, Ken Brown and Terry Duff to help the Dynamos defeat the Lions. He was well backed up by young Sam Carlton who beat Brown and Duff. Broadbent finished with two wins for the Lions.
Greg Bojke and Tomasz Orzechowski won two each for Cramlington Swifts in a drawn match with Cramlington Jaguars, Mick Sursham and Peter Seago doing likewise for the Jaguars.
The Northumbria League Junior side of Adam Curran, Ellis Cooper and Ryan Guttridge were unbeaten in the North East section of the Junior National League played at Billingham to finish in top position at the end of the first session.
Latest County Ramkings
|1=||Andrew Wilkinson||1||Karen Henry||1||Eddie Smith|
|1=||Eddie Smith||2||Caron Guthrie||2||Neil McMaster|
|3||Neil McMaster||3||Christine Burke||3||Steve Penman|
|4||Steve Penman||4||Lynsey Storey||4||Jim Stamas|
|5||Jim Stamas||5||Pauline Long||5=||Jimmy Scope|
|6=||Jimmy Scope||6||Linda Pinkham||5=||Marc Cotton|
|6=||Marc Cotton||5=||Geoff Salter|
|6=||Geoff Salter||8||Richard Wilson|
|9||David Graham||9||Barry Richardson|
|10=||Ryan Richardson||10||Dale Aitkenhead|
|10=||Barry Richardson||11||Phil Prady|
|12||Gary Sangster||12||John Russell|
|1||Karen Henry||1||Ryan Richardson||1||Dean Richardson|
|2||Caron Guthrie||2||Ellis Cooper||2=||Adam Shafiq|
|3||Christine Burke||3||Dean Richardson||2=||Jack Quinn|
|4||Pauline Long||4||Adam Curran||2=||Greg Bojke|
|5||Linda Pinkham||5||Akshay Pabary||5||Sam Carlton|
|6||Lee Eadington||6||Chris Jeffery|
|7||Ryan Guttridge||7=||Arran Kent|
|8||James Morton||7=||Alex Dyter|
Rankings take into consideration the latest ratings and current form. It is the intention to update them on a monthly basis.
The Senior team selected for the first County Championships weekend is as follows :
Andrew Wilkinson, Eddie Smith, Neil McMaster, Caron Guthrie, Christine Burke
Reserves: Jim Stamas, Jimmy Scope, Marc Cotton, Lynsey Storey, Pauline Long