Press release Wednesday 18 March 2020

In the Premier Division NECA A consolidated their position at the top of the league with a 9-1 win over Mount C. The Mount team could only field two players which was not going to be enough against a strong NECA team. Andrew Wilkinson and Adam Webster were unbeaten for NECA with Mount’s consolation point coming from a Bailey Pye win over Lee Tinkler in a close five end game. Cramlington Casuals had an 8-2 win over Matfen Senators with three wins apiece for Duncan Wraight and James Bradbury; and Gareth Pearson winning two games. The points for Matfen came from a singles win for Alex Holliday and he paired up with Neil Forsyth to win the doubles.

In Division 1 Tyneside A took the opportunity to consolidate their second place in the league with an 8-2 win over Mitford. Tyneside’s Mark Kimberley and Rob Lawson both won three games with Mark Patterson winning one game to secure the win. Mount D lost the opportunity to keep place with Tyneside after they went down to a 7-3 defeat to Ouston A. Neil Wilkinson was player of the match winning three games for Ouston with Bernie Morris winning two games and Kevin Richardson one game. NECA B had a 6-4 win over Newton A who could only field two players. Newton had gone into a 4-2 lead with singles wins from Graeme Bell and John Henderson and winning the doubles but they couldn’t overcome the absence of a third player and two singles wins from Ken Lee and one from Kit Robinson secured NECA the victory. Brandon Anacondas had a straightforward 8-2 win over Cramlington Tigers. Stephen Pattinson and Ian Richardson were in good form for Brandon winning their three games.

In Division 2 top of the table Mount E had a straightforward 10-0 win over Cramlington Trojans. The Mount team of Charlie Mouzon, Alan Livingstone and Mick Hope proved too strong for their opponents. The result of the week came as third placed Cramlington Falcons defeated second placed Old England Crocks 10-0 which moved the Cramlington team into second place. The Cramlington players Oliver Ho, Alfie Stokes and Archie Stokes proved too strong for the Old England players. Tyneside B had a 7-3 win over Cramlington Reivers. Dean Eadington was player of the match for Tyneside winning three games including a win over the in-form Bernie McArdle; Jim Robertson and James Moore won two games each to secure the overall win. There was a close game between Matfen Tribunes and Ouston C which ended in a 5-5 draw. Player of the match was Ouston’s Harry Veitch who won three games. The all Cramlington game between Cramlington Spartans and Cramlington Swifts also ended in a 5-5 draw, player of the match was Swifts’ Anthony Doyle who won his three games.

In Division 3 the game between Ouston D and Tyneside C ended in a 7-3 win for Tyneside. Tyneside’s Paul Conn and Leo Conn both won three games and paired up to win the doubles. In the second game despite only fielding two players Matfen Whitley Chapel defeated Matfen Cohorts 6-4. Stefan Sobel was player of the match for Whitely Chapel winning three games with teammate William Martin winning two games and the pair combining to win the doubles.

In Division 4 there were just two games this week. Cramlington Dragons had a 10-0 win over Cramlington Colts. The Dragons team of Stephen Baxter, Adrian Barnes and Pauline Long proved too strong for their opponents. Cramlington Knights beat Cramlington Magpies 6-4 with Jessica Yang and Daniel Harrison both winning two games for the Knights with Shay Whitfield winning one game. However, player of the match was the Magpies’ Sara Haddi who won three games.