Press release 3 July 2019

This week saw a top of the table clash in Division 1 between St Chads and Mount A. In what was a close match Mount A were leading 5-3 only for St Chads to win the last two games and secure a 5-5 draw. Player of the match was Josh Weatherby who won his three games. With Cramlington Casuals not playing this week St Chads went to top position in the league, and Mount A moved into second place. The second game of the week saw Prudhoe beat Matfen Senators 7-3. Andrew Firth and Mark O’Connor both won their three games for Prudhoe. NESL Ministers have had to drop out of the league due to a combination of injuries and unavailability.

The top two teams in Division 2 were in action this week and consolidated their positions at the top of the table. Mount B overcame Newton 8-3 with Bailey Pye being player of the match winning his three games, supported by Dan Dodds and Rod Roberts who both won two games each. Rob Lawson and John Russell gained the wins for Newton. North East Chinese Association recorded a straightforward 9-1 win over Old England. Chun Yin Yu, and Keming Lee both won their three games for NECA. Barry Hill gained the consolation win for Old England beating Ken Lee. In the third game Durham Bombers kept up the pressure on the top two teams with a 6-4 won over Backspin TTC A. The Durham team of Daniel Hutchinson, Ian McPherson Jon Mawson all won two games, but player of the match went to Backspin’s David McAllister who won his three games.

In Division 3 there was a straightforward 7-3 win for Mount C over Tyneside TTC B. The experienced Mount team of Mick Hope, Michael Bradley and Charlie Mouzon all won two games each with Michael Bradley gaining the player of the match. For Tyneside Chas Robertson, James Moore and Morgan Charles all won one game each. In the all Cramlington affair Cramlington Trojans defected Cramlington Spartans 7-3 and maintained second place in the league. Richard Williamson, Phil Smith and Anthony Doyle all won two games each for the Trojans to secure the win but player of the match went to Spartans’ Oliver Ho who won his three games and continues his good run of form having stepped up to this division this year.

In Division 4 Cramlington Corinthians consolidated their position at the top of the league with a 7-3 win over second place Cramlington Dynamos. Rob Lee and Sam Nair were in good form for the Corinthians winning their three games with Adrian Barnes winning one game. There was good win for Cramlington Ravens who overcame Backspin TTC B 8-3 with Israel Shoedinde getting player of the match winning his three games for Cramlington with Jack Cairns and Roy Hugill winning two games each. The Backspin points were gained by Martyn Parry and Debbie Irwin. The win places the Raven in fourth place just behind the Dynamos and Backspin with a game in hand.

In Division 5 Matfen Cohorts went to the top of the league after a 9-1 win over Cramlington Dragons. Mark Perrin and Richard Rayfield both won their three games and Linda Pinkham supported with two wins. The consolation point for Cramlington was gained by Pauline Long.  They swapped places with Cramlington Jaguars who dropped to second place despite their 7-3 win over Backspin TTC C. Abdel Warayet was player of the match for Cramlington winning his three games with Gavin Wilson winning two games and Mick Sursham one. The Backspin wins were gained by Robert Park and Gavin Burton. In the third game Cramlington Knights overcame Cramlington Magpies with an 8-2 win. Matthew Mastaglio was player of the match for the Knights with three wins supported by Jessica Yang and Ojas Aggarwal who both won two games.  Joel Dyter gained the points for the Magpies with two wins.