Press release 4 March 2020

In the Premier Division top of the table NECA A proved too strong for Cramlington Stingers as they secured a 9-1 win. Adam Webster and Lee Tinkler both recorded three wins with the consolation point for Cramlington coming from a Steve Pearce win over Martin Schapira. Cramlington Casuals recorded a 6-4 win over Mount C with Duncan Wraight and Steve Pearce both winning two games and Gareth Pearson one game for Cramlington. Mount’s Bailey Pye was player of the match after winning three games despite being on the losing team. There was a close game between second and third placed Mount A and St Chads which ended in a 5-5 draw. Returning to the St Chads team after an injury lay-off Paul Baines produced two good wins over Jamie Dent and Phil Prady to gain player of the match.

In Division 1 top of the table Newcastle University consolidated their position with two wins. First they saw off second placed Tyneside A in a 9-1 win with Jeremy Hamshaw and Jack Formby both winning three games and Robin Francis two games. The second game was a 10-0 win over Matfen Centurions, the University team of Jeremy Hamshaw, Matthew Hopkins and Igor Smeljanski proving too strong for their opponents. Third placed Mount D lost the opportunity to capitalise on Tyneside’s heavy defeat as they lost 7-3 against Mitford. Barry Hill was player of the match winning three games with Karen Henry winning two games and Robert Atwell one game. Ouston A had a 7-3 win over Newton A thanks to Kevin Richardson with three wins, Bernie Morris and Thomas Fowle with two wins each; the Newton points came from Graeme Bell who defeated Morris and Fowle. Cramlington Tigers had a 7-3 win over NECA B with two wins each for the Cramlington team of Jimmy Scope, Lynsey Storey and Blair Carmichael. Player of the match was NECA’s David Byers who won his three games including an impressive win against the experienced Scope. There was a very close game between Brandon Anacondas and Prudhoe B which went to the last game and ended in a 5-5 draw. Stephen Pattinson from Brandon was player of the match winning three games.

In Division 2 the game between the top two teams ended in an 8-2 win for Mount E against Old England Crocks which moved Mount back to the top of the table. Alan Livingstone was the player of the match for Mount winning three games with Will McCallum and John Rowell winning two games each. This allowed third placed Cramlington Falcons to make up some ground on the Old England which they did with an 8-2 win over Ouston C. Oliver Ho was player of the match winning three games with Alfie Stokes and Archie Stokes winning two games each; the points for Ouston came from Harry Veitch. There was an 8-2 win for Cramlington Swifts against Matfen Tribunes. Richard Williamson was the player of the match for Cramlington winning three games with Anthony Doyle and Phil Teah-Swift winning two games each; the points for Matfen came from Pete Seago. The game between Tyneside B and Ouston B was a close game which went down to the last game which Ouston won to secure a 6-4 win. Michael Lyons was player of the match winning three games with Jamie Milroy and Jeff McKenna winning one game each. The points for Tyneside came from Jim Robertson and John Carr who both won two games each.

In Division 3 second placed Brandon Bravehearts maintained their push for promotion with a 6-4 win over Cramlington Cobras. Paul Dale was player of the match winning three games for Brandon. Matfen Cohorts had a 7-3 win over an under-strength Cramlington Jaguars who could only field two players. The game between Newton B and Ouston D ended in an 8-2 win for Newton. Thomas Manuel and Toby Lowe both won three games with Ian Armstrong winning one game.

In Division 4 Cramlington Dynamos extended their lead at the top of the table after a 10-0 win over Cramlington Colts. The Dynamos team of Alan Roskilly, Rohan Rawat and Tony Roskilly proving too strong for their opponents on this occasion. Second placed Cramlington Dragons had a 7-3 win over Cramlington Magpies with the Dragons Pauline Long and Adrian Barnes both winning three games and Barnes picking up the player of the match.  Cramlington Lions had a 9-1 win over Cramlington Knights. The Lions Freddie McKenna and John McKenna both won their three games; the consolation point for the Knights’ came from a Jessica Yang win over Daniel Harrison