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Press Reports 2010-2011

Weeks:#24, #22, #21, #20, #18 & 19, #17, #16, #15, #14, #13, #12, #11, #10, #9, #8, #7, #6, #5, #4, #3, #2, #1,

 

Well, another most enjoyable Season completed.

 

Our thanks to our Divisional Results Secretaries

 

Premier Division           Duncan Taylor

1st Division                  Andy Seabrook

2nd Division                  David Barnes

3rd Division                  Charles Sweeny

4th Division                  Simon Lowman

 

This was a new venture for this Season and it went very well, with regular reports and results weekly, thank you all very much for doing this and for making your reports so interesting.

 

Janet Finch continued with our Press Reports to the Echo and they were very frequently printed and in a good place in the paper; thank you Janet.

 

Should errors occur, and occasionally they did, then our Overseers were quick to point it out. Our thanks to Jayne Johnson, John Poysden and Tony Coeshall.

 

Finally, but certainly not least, to our superb Web Site Guru, Berti “thank you so much for your almost instant publishing of reports”.

 

Our congratulations to our Champions this season

 

Rawreth A               Premier Division

Lentern C                Division 1

Runnymede C         Division 2

Castle Point A           Division3

Hockley B                Division 4

 

And our thanks to all members for making such a good effort in using the E button and to Jayne Johnson for making it all happen with the help of Berti.

 

 

Wishing you all a good summer

 

Ken

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Press Reports 2010-2011

 

Premier Division         Champions Rawreth A

Division 1                      Champions Lentern C

Division 2                      Champions Runnymede C

Division 3                      Champions David Lloyd or Castle Point A

Division 4                      Champions Hockley B or TT-on-Sea

 

 

Week 24th from 11th April 2011

 

Premier Division                                                              Champions Rawreth A

Legra A had an 8-1 victory over 2 man Runnymede. Elsewhere there were impressive maximums for both Colin Chatfield and Keith Phillips for Rayleigh Mill in a 6-3 victory over Hadleigh Forum while two wins for Django Fung ensured that Lentern A sneaked past a two man Hullbridge A side 5-4. Rawreth A went a long way to securing the title with an impressive 8-1 victory over defending champions Runnymede A. Kevin Read and Tony Halling went unbeaten for Rawreth with Runnymede’s consolation coming from a win by Stuart Gibbs over George Reeves. Legra A recorded an equally impressive 7-2 victory over Rawreth B. Lentern B will finish in the relegation places as they finished their season with a 7-2 defeat to Rayleigh Mill, maximums for Colin Chatfield and Keith Adams for the Millers. Rawreth C managed to overcome their B side 7-2. A match that was a lot closer than it looks in that the B side only had 2 players available. Finally, a late result, but a major one; Rawreth A became Champions of the Premier Division as they finished the season in style winning 9-0 at home to Legra C. Congratulations to Rawreth A who can boast the proud record of going the whole season with a 100% winning record.    Duncan

 

Division 1                                                                            Champions Lentern C

An important game at the bottom of the table between Hullbridge B and Warehouse B finished 8-1 in Hullbridge's favour; however the game was a lot closer than the score suggests with 4 out of 5 five setters going Hullbridge's way. Richard Hiskey and Linda Attridge picked up hat tricks with Ollie Podd the sole game winner for Warehouse B. Champions Lentern C are ending the season strongly with a 7-2 win over Canvey B. Ian Rattray won all three of his games, but Tony Westwell played well for Canvey B winning 2 out of his 3 matches. Runneymede B moved up to 4th after their 7-2 win over Lentern E, with Tony Millward and Ian Tuckey did the damage both achieving hat tricks. There were also wins for Rawreth D who beat Canvey A 6-3 and Hadleigh Forum B who beat Warehouse A 6-3. Division 1 league champions Lentern C ended the season by beating Rawreth A 5-4. Gus Heath played well for Rawreth winning all his games, but was unfortunate to be on the losing side. Canvey B finished the season strongly with an 8-1 win over Lentern E. Tony Westwell and Tony Giddons both won all their games, but Lentern were at a disadvantage by fielding only 2 players. Kim Shead was in great form to help Warehouse A beat Customs A 6-3. Kim won all his games with Roy Thomas winning 2 games for Customs A. Also in the division Runneymede B beat Warehouse B 5-4    Andy

 

Division 2                                                                            Champions Runnymede C

With the top two in the division not in action in week 23, third-placed RESSC A closed the gap, overcoming bottom team Wakering 8 – 1 away. Mike Worship and Dale Gutteridge were undefeated for the visitors, whilst Cliff Noakes got the home team’s consolation. Fourth-placed Hadleigh Forum C moved to within one point of the two teams above them, thanks to an emphatic 8 – 1 beating of Warehouse C. Mark Doxey saved Warehouse’s blushes. Elsewhere Whittingham overcame Canvey C 6 – 3 at home thanks to maximums from Craig Harris and John Blackman. Invicta A came out winners on their visit to Basildon Hospital. Despite two wins by Richard Bryant, a maximum for Neil Daines and 2-a-piece from Barrie Murphy and David Barnes saw the visitors end their last game of the season with a comfortable win. In week 24, In a tight match between third and fifth, home team RESSC A just edged things 5 – 4 against Whittingham. Craig Harris had an excellent evening for the visitors winning all his games, including a win over the consistent Mike Worship. Dale Gutteridge (with 2 wins) and Ron Coutts (with 1) ably supported Mike. Despite fielding a weakened team, leaders Runnymede C managed a 6 – 3 win away to Warehouse C. Charlie Bates scored a maximum for the visitors, with Anne Adlington doing well to win one game playing up from Division 3. Mark Doxey took two games for the hosts. Wakering couldn’t re-create their recent successes on their visit to Hullbridge C. They succumbed 8 – 1, with Dick Gilbert saving their blushes. Andy Seaman and Simon Loman, playing up, were both unbeaten for Hullbridge. Canvey C managed to finish their season with a 5 – 4 home win to Rawreth E. Charlie Lamy and Lee McGonagle each recorded two wins with the other coming from Gordon Johnstone. Alan Tideswell was again the mainstay for Rawreth recording another unbeaten evening. Another Kieran Skeggs hat trick could not prevent the TT-on-Sea @ DL juniors going down 5 -4 at home to Basildon Hospital. Bede Kelly, playing up from Division 4, played brilliantly to win his first match in Division 2. However two wins each from Mike Smith and Sid Hills and one win from Dean Baker swung it for the visitors. **2 late, but vital results were the matches between 1st and 2nd in the table, Runnymede C and Hullbridge C, with Hullbridge running out 6-3 winners, but this was enough to stop Runnymede taking the title: well done Runnymede. In the 3rd verses 4th clash, RESSC  A beat Hadleigh 8-1 to take 3rd place.    David

 

Division 3                                                                            Champions David Lloyd or Castle Point A

David Lloyd Centre demolished Invicta B 9-0 to keep up the pressure at the top of the table, Steve Marr, Chris Taylor and Jan Thorpe all recorded excellent hat tricks to provide captain Marr with a welcome early 18th birthday present.  Elsewhere, a maximum from Simon Hawker and single wins for Anne Adlington and Barry Edgar was just enough to lead Runnymede D to a narrow 5-4 victory over Hullbridge E, and division 4 scribe Simon Lowman was in top form for Hullbridge F as his hat trick coupled with a brace from Sid Dorn and one win from Grant Burgess recorded a 6-3 win over Rawreth F.  Paul Sims was Rawreth’s best player on show, banking a brace of wins but losing to Lowman 11-9 in the fifth game. In week 24, the two top teams Castle Point A and the David Lloyd Centre met in a high quality match with Castle Point recording a 7-2 win.  Keith Neville ruled the roost with a hard fought hat trick.  Barrie Delf scored two wins as did Simon Jacob, son of Premier division star Chris Jacob, who was playing up from Division 4.  Elsewhere, RESSC B beat Invicta B 5-4 thanks to a hat trick from Frank Hooper and a double from Sarah Mapes and Hullbridge D also beat St. Peters 5-4, Paul Ogden recorded a maximum with Ann Lane and Tony Molisso adding the vital points to secure the victory.  Finally, the Hullbridge F juniors finished the season strongly with a 7-2 win against Canvey D.  Father and son duo Simon and Sam Lowman played excellently to record hat tricks.  Not to be outdone, the Rawreth F juniors also finished the season in style with an 8-1 win against a 2 man Hullbridge E.  Ben Matthews and Joe Iley both remained undefeated.    Charles

 

Division 4                                                                            Champions Hockley B or TT-on-Sea @ David Lloyd   B

Castle Point ‘B’ registered a convincing 8-1 win over Customs ‘B’. Ben Brook and Martin Roberts were both unbeaten for the home team. The two Hockley teams recorded wins with the ‘A’ team beating Hadleigh Forum ‘D’ 7-2 and the ‘B’ team recording a whitewash victory over Canvey ‘E’. Trevor Vincent maintained his 100% record with three wins and he was well supported by Brian Bissenden and Terry Lazurus with two wins each. Both Hockley ‘B’ and TT-on-Sea @ David Lloyd ‘B’ are in action during the final week of the season with the Division 4 title dependent on their results. The juniors at TT-on-Sea look to have the easier fixture. Week 24 saw some rescheduled fixtures played to complete the current season. Warehouse ‘D’ were narrowly beaten 5-4 by Castle Point ‘B’. Simon Jacob won three matches for the Castle Point team, maintaining his 100% record. TT-on-Sea @ David Lloyd ‘B’ overcame two player Hadleigh Forum ‘D’ by 7-2 and completed their season with an emphatic 9-0 victory over Rawreth Juniors. Hockley ‘B’ overcame Hockley ‘A’ by 8-1 with Paul Strutt and Tony Vassallo unbeaten for the ‘B’ team.    Simon

 

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Week 22 – 27th March 2011

Premier Division

Rawreth A moved one step closer to the Premier Division title as they recorded a 9-0 win over Lentern B and in doing so pulled one further game away from Legra A, who kept up the pressure with an 8-1 victory over their own C team. Alex Abbott and Mark stones went undefeated; the consolation came from Gurjit Bhanbra over Jon Poysden. There was a great battle this week as Rawreth B pipped Runnymede A 5-4. Tony Halling was in top form as he won all of his matches and was ably backed up by Minda Sinkas and Dave Calleja who won one each. There were only two players for Hullbridge A v Rawreth C so a welcome three points gifted to the Rawreth club to keep their heads above the relegation zone. Best game of the evening was Tim Pang coming from 1-2 down in games to beat Eric Green in five.    Duncan

 

Division 1

Lentern C have almost secured the division 1 title, but were made to work hard against Runneymede D who they narrowly beat 5-4. Tony Millward and Ian Tuckey were both in good form for Runneymede, winning 2 games each. Roy Thomas and Brian Rackham both achieved hat tricks in Customs A's 8-1 win over Rawreth D. Andy Nunn got the sole point for Rawreth D,over Roger Woolley. There were also two hat tricks in Hullbridge B's 7-2 win against Lentern E, with Richard Hiskey and Andy Seabrook both winning all their games. There was another close game between Lentern D and Hadleigh Forum B with Lentern finishing on top with a 5-4 win. Peter Pond and Bill Wall both won two games for Lentern.    Andy

 

Division 2

RESSC A’s steamroller push for promotion carried on this week with an emphatic 6-3 home win over leaders Runnymede C. Mike Worship scored a maximum as RESSC A move into third place. Second place Hullbridge C consolidated their second place spot with an excellent 8-1 win, when entertaining Hadleigh Forum C. Bill Smith and Andy Seaman were unbeaten for the home side, with Mark Everard getting the consolation for the visitors. It was a familiar 5-4 winning result when Whittingham visited TT-on-Sea @ David Lloyd A. Craig Harris won all three and John Blackman two. Kieran Skeggs managed two for the home side. Alan Tideswell continued his steady form this season with a maximum for Rawreth E when they visited Invicta A. However, it was not enough to avoid a 5-4 defeat, thanks mainly to two wins apiece from Neil Daines and David Barnes. Wakering seem to have woken up a little too late to avoid relegation. They visited Canvey C and came away with a 5-4 win thanks, to two each from Cliff Noakes and Dick Gilbert and one from Dave Accleton; Lee McGonagle was un-beaten for the islanders.    David

 

Division 3

Match of the week, saw leaders Castle Point A entertain mid table Legra D and record a hard fought 5-4 victory.  Barrie Delf and Keith Neville won twice for Castle Point, as did Dan Sanderson and Sam Chesher for Legra.  It was left to Tony Ayliff to beat Rob Hunter to secure the win for Castle Point.  Second placed David Lloyd Centre had a much easier time when they played Canvey D and won 9-0 courtesy of hat tricks from Chris Taylor, Steve Marr and Jan Thorpe.  Elsewhere, St. Peters beat Invicta B 7-2 thanks in the main to a Brian Parker hat trick and two wins each for Clive Smith and Paul Solosy.  Invicta’s John Golding provided the resistance with a brace of wins.  On a final note, Invicta’s Jon Hill has announced his retirement from the game.  Hill has played in the Southend league and competed in the top divisions for over 50 years and the league wish him well in his future pursuits.     Charles

 

Division 4

The eagerly awaited match between Division 4 leaders TT-on-Sea @ David Lloyd B and Hockley ‘B’ resulted in a 6-3 win for the juniors of TT-on-Sea. James Marshall once again recorded a maximum and he was well supported by Behn Taylor with two wins. This victory puts TT-on-Sea five points clear at the top of the division and they now look favourites to take the title. It is such a shame that the TT-on-Sea club has closed and it seems unlikely that these juniors will have an opportunity to compete together in the Southend League next season. These talented young players are likely to be snapped up by other clubs! Hockley ‘A’ remain in the frame for promotion following an emphatic 9-0 win over Customs ‘B’. Trevor Vincent played his 50th game of the season in this fixture and he retains a 100% record for the season. A fine achievement!    Simon

 

Week 21 – 20th March 2011

Premier Division

As we move to the final stages of the Premier Division for 2010/11 the top two teams Rawreth A and Legra A show no signs of letting up as they both recorded 9-0 victories over Hadleigh Forum A and Lentern B respectively. This means that Rawreth A are now just 5 points ahead with 3 games remaining and that we are to expect an exciting end to the season. There were also wins this week for Rawreth B and Runnymede A who both recorded 7-2 wins over Legra C and Hullbridge A. The Rawreth B v Legra C game was much closer than the scoreline suggests with some good games, played in the right spirit. Finally this week another 7-2 scoreline, this time for Lentern A over Rawreth C, Django Fung with a maximum, supported by Norbert Fullerton, two wins and Martin Turner, one win.    Duncan

 

Division 1

Lentern C are almost there in terms of going up in Division 1, had a convincing 8-1 win over Hullbridge B. Steve Appleby and John Lott both recorded hat tricks for Lentern, but Jean Chasmer of Hullbridge stopped the rot, beating Ian Rattray in 5. Elsewhere a bottom of the table clash between Warehouse B and Lentern E ended up in an 8-1 win for Warehouse B; hat tricks from Ollie Podd and Tony Wright helped Warehouse move above Lentern E in the table. An Ian Tuckey hat trick was not enough as Runneymede lost 5-4 to Canvey A. Ray Wilson and Gavin Warner both won two matches each in what overall was a close contest. Mick Tappenden was also on the losing side after winning all 3 of his games for Hadleigh Forum B. Rawreth D however won the final game of the night to secure a 5-4 win.    Andy

 

Division 2

 

Runnymede C consolidated their position at the top of Division 2 with a comfortable 9 – 0 home drubbing of Canvey C, the leaders only losing four sets all night. The other teams in there or thereabouts at the top each won 6 – 3. Hullbridge C travelled to Warehouse C and came away winners thanks to three wins from Andy Seaman, with support from Linda Attridge and Dennis Warren. Whittingham entertained Invicta A. Another maximum from Craig Harris cracked it for them, but John Blackman was made to work hard for his three, each of his matches going to five sets, with him coming from 2 sets down in two of them. RESSC A continue their push for one of the promotion places with an excellent win away to Hadleigh Forum C. Mike Worship was unbeaten. Elsewhere, bottom team Wakering seem to have re-kindled their interest with a 5 – 4 double-header win over TT-on-Sea @ DL A. Two wins apiece from Dave Accleton and Dick Gilbert, with one from Cliff Noakes sealed it, although Kieran Skeggs did his best for the youngsters with an unbeaten 3.    David

 

Division 3

In Division 3 this week, the two top teams were in action and both recorded 8-1 victories.  Leaders Castle Point A defeated Hullbridge D courtesy of hat tricks from Barrie Delf and Keith Neville and second placed David Lloyd Centre beat Rawreth F with Steve Marr and Jan Thorpe in top form to bank maximums and keep their title dreams alive.  Elsewhere, the Hullbridge F juniors put in an excellent team performance to beat their E team 6-3.  Sam Lowman led the way with an accomplished hat trick and he was well supported by two point earner Sid Dorn and Jo Hills playing up from Division 4 who contributed the final point.  Another good team performance saw Invicta B defeat Legra D 5-4.  Shelley Woolley and John Golding recorded braces with Mike Keeble adding the vital point to secure the win.    Charles

 

Division 4

TT-on-Sea @ David Lloyd ‘B’ recorded an emphatic 7-2 win over Hadleigh Forum ‘D’ to regain the lead in Division 4 by two points. Bede Kelly and James Marshall both scored maximums for the home team. Second place Hockley ‘B’ defeated Hullbridge ‘G’ 8-1 with Paul Strutt and Tony Vassallo being unbeaten. Next week’s match between these two leading teams is likely to determine the eventual Division 4 champions. Young Alfie Curtis of Canvey ‘E’ recorded his first two wins in Division 4 this week. Well done Alfie!.    Simon

 

Week 20 - 14th March 2011

Premier Division

With their star players back from international duty in Malta, Rawreth A were in no mood to slip up against Rayleigh Mill. Only a single win for Colin Chatfield over Charles Sweeney prevented a whitewash with Kevin Read and George Reeves both unbeaten. Legra A remain 5 points behind Rawreth A as they themselves recorded an 8-1 victory, theirs over Hadleigh Forum. The two Johns, Monk and Poysden secured maximums while Paul Whatton won two only failing to beat ace defender John Tendler. Elsewhere, last year’s Champions Runnymede beat Lentern A 6-3. Stuart Gibbs led with three wins and was backed up by Gary Baker with 2 wins and Eddie Hodson with 1 win.    Duncan

 

Division 1

Lentern C took one step closer to winning the 1st division after beating Warehouse B 7-2 and opening up a 17 point lead over rivals Canvey A. Steve Appleby secured a hat trick for Lentern, but the rest of the Lentern team found Oli Podd in great form who won 2 games for the home side. Kevin Davies was also unlucky for Warehouse losing 2 five setters. The team currently occupying 2nd place Canvey A lost a close match to Hullbridge B. Richard Hiskey played well to secure a hat trick for Hullbridge and Ray Wilson played well to win 2 games for Canvey A. Mick Tappenden has been in great form recently for Hadleigh Forum B, and again he secured a hat trick to set the team up for a 7-2 win. Mick was backed by Dave Woolmer and Colin Napper who won 2 games each but both lost to Canvey B's Tony Giddons.    Andy

 

Division 2

Week 19. Highlight of the week was a first triumph in sixteen attempts for bottom team Wakering, overcoming Basildon Hospital 5 – 3. In an abbreviated match with only two men a-side, Dave Accleton was unbeaten. At the other end of the table Runneymede C kept up their winning ways with a convincing 7 – 2 win over Invicta A.  A maximum from Tony Coeshill was supported with 2 wins each for Charlie Bates and Chris Liu. Neil Daines scored both the visitor’s points. Hadleigh Forum C kept in touch with Runneymede thanks to a 5 – 4 win over TT-on-Sea @ DL A. Kieran Skeggs scored a fine maximum for the visitors, including a close fought win over Mark Everard in a five set thriller. In the chasing pack, Hullbridge C overcame RESSC A 6 – 3. Andy Seaman was again unbeaten for Hullbridge, overcoming Mike Worship in the fifth set. Despite an excellent 3 wins for Alan Tideswell, Whittingham won 5 – 4 against Rawreth E to keep their promotion hopes alive. Towards the wrong end of the table Warehouse C got the better of Canvey C 6 – 3 thanks to maximums from Mark Doxey and Gordon Childs. Week 20 RESSC A seem to have stepped up their bid for promotion thanks to a 9 – 0 win over Warehouse C. Ron Coutts, Mike Worship and Dale Gutteridge all ended the evening undefeated. The team is still in fourth place but has an important game in hand over those above them. Still, the extra game is not enough to catch leaders Runneymede C, who matched RESSC A with their own 9 – 0 win away at TT-on-Sea @ DL A. Their stars were once again Tony Coeshall, Charlie Bates and Chris Liu.

Hadleigh Forum C stay in third place courtesy of a 7 – 2 win at struggling Canvey C. Mark Everard and David Thomas amassed maximums for the visitors. Thanks to Craig Harris (3) and John Blackman (2) Whittingham keep themselves in the hunt with a 5 – 4 win away to Basildon Hospital. Elsewhere Invicta A overcame bottom team Wakering at home 6 – 3 with Neil Daines again winning all his three games for the home side and Dick Gilbert, Dave Accleton and Cliff Noakes taking one a-piece for the visitors.    David

 

Division 3

 

In Division 3, Hullbridge E entertained RESSC B and ran out 5-4 winners courtesy of a hat trick from Neal Klyman and a win apiece from Bill Hoy and Dave Booroff.  Second placed David Lloyd Centre kept up the pressure on leaders Castle Point A with a 6-3 win against Runnymede D.  Chris Taylor, Steve Marr and Jan Thorpe all won twice for David Lloyd.  Simon Hawker provided the most resistance for Runnymede with a brace of wins and Anne Adlington scored an excellent win over the highly rated Steve Marr.    Charles

 

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Week 18 & 19 commencing 27th February 2011

Premier Division

All three games in week 18 saw 6-3 score lines. The most surprising of which saw Lentern B upset their A team with two wins a piece from Peter Mynard, Russell Mills and Les Tayler. Elsewhere it was a maximum from Glen Johnson that made the difference as Hullbridge A defeated Hadleigh Forum. Finally Rawreth B pulled further away from 4th placed Rayleigh Mill with a win over the Millers, Dave Calleja, Andrew Halling and Babul McCloud all recording two wins but it was Keith Adams of Rayleigh who finished the evening as the only unbeaten player. In week 19 Legra A continued their title challenge in the top flight with a 7-2 win over two-man Rayleigh Mill. Paul Whatton remained undefeated but there were consolation wins for Steve Maltby and Colin Chatfield over Owen Warren and John Monk respectively.    Duncan

 

Division 1

In week 18, with leaders Lentern C not in action, Second placed Canvey A had the chance to close the gap which they did by beating a 2 man Lentern E 9-0. Warehouse teams had a good week with the A team beating Runneymede B 5-4, despite Tony Millward winning all his 3 games for Runneymede and an Oli Podd hat trick helped Warehouse B beat Customs A 5-4. Peter Pond's hat trick provided the platform for a solid 7-2 win for Lentern D over Canvey B, with Sue Body and Dave Kirsten both winning two matches. In week 19, Tony Giddons put in a great performance for Canvey B against Warehouse A, but unfortunately his side still lost 6-3. Jim Stait and Martin West won 2 matches for Warehouse, but both lost in 5 sets to Tony. A close game between Runneymede B and Hadleigh Forum B ended with Hadleigh Forum winning 5-4. This was mainly due to another hat trick from Mick Tappenden who is having a great season for Hadleigh Forum. Ian Tuckey and Tony Millward both won 2 games each, but lost in 5 sets to Mick. Customs A beat a 2 man Hullbridge B team 6-3 with Roy Thomas winning his games for Customs and Richard Hiskey winning 2 for Hullbridge B.    Andy

 

Division 2

In week 18, leaders Runneymede C continued their progress towards promotion with a 6 – 3 win at Basildon Hospital. Tony Coeshall recorded a maximum and was well supported by Charlie Bates with 2 and Chris Liu with 1. Mike Smith managed a creditable 2 for the home team. Second place Hadleigh Forum C kept up the pressure with a 7 – 2 win away to Invicta A. Mark Everard was again un-defeated and there were 2 wins a-piece for Dave Thomas and Tony Mace. Hullbridge C went to Canvey C and came away with a 6 – 3 win thanks to another unbeaten evening from Andy Seaman. Lee McGonagle was the pick of the home side winning two of his matches. The juniors of TT-on-Sea @ David Lloyd A continue to improve, recording a win at home over Warehouse C, despite visiting Mark Doxey winning all his games. Two each from Kieran Skeggs, Emily Godfrey and Jack Burns ensured a 6 – 3 home win. Elsewhere, Rawreth E overcame bottom team, Wakering, 8 -1 with Dick Gilbert avoiding the whitewash for the visitors. Maximums were recorded by Alan Tideswell and Keith Cullen for the home team.     David

 

Division 3

In week 18, second placed the David Lloyd Centre were left to regret fielding only a 2-man team as they were beaten 6-3 by Hullbridge F.  Simon Lowman ruled the roost for Hullbridge with an excellent brace of wins and was well supported by Grant Burgess who scored an excellent win over Jan Thorpe.  Elsewhere, Runnymede D tore up the formbook as they beat Legra D 7-2.  Runnymede’s Barry Edgar led the way with a hat trick and was supported by Simon Hawker and Anne Adlington who both recorded a brace of wins.  In the final game of the week, St. Peters defeated Hullbridge E in a close match courtesy of a hat trick from Ken West and a double from Brian Parker.  Neal Klyman fairing best for Hullbridge with a brace of wins. In week 19, leaders Castle Point A inflicted a heavy 9-0 defeat on Invicta B.  Barrie Delf, Tony Ayliff and Keith Neville dominated the evening’s proceedings where only 2 of the 9 games managed a fourth set.  Second placed David Lloyd Centre followed suit with a 9-0 victory against Hullbridge E, courtesy of hat tricks from Chris Taylor, Steve Marr and Jan Thorpe.  RESSC recorded a 6-3 win against Hullbridge F thanks to a brace of wins from Dave Newton, Maureen Cooper and Frank Hooper.  However, none of them could defeat Hullbridge’s Simon Lowman.  Elsewhere, Rawreth F beat Legra D 5-4 in a close affair where the talented Ben Matthews was the difference.  Matthews remained undefeated and was well supported by two point earner Zac England.  England was in turn denied his maximum by Legra’s consistent performer Dan Sanderson.  Runnymede D beat St. Peters 5-4 thanks to two wins each from Simon Hawker and Barry Edgar with Anne Adlington banking the final point to secure the win.  Finally, Hullbridge D entertained Canvey D and ran out 5-4 winners thanks in the main to a Paul Ogden hat trick and a brace of wins from Janet Finch, which encompassed the skills of the redoubtable Geoff Banthorpe.    Charles

 

Division 4

In week 18, Hockley ‘B’ and TT-on-Sea @ David Lloyd ‘B’ are now looking likely to be promoted to Division 3 next season, although the chase for the title is still very much alive. The juniors of TT-on-Sea @ David Lloyd ‘B’ recorded an emphatic 9-0 result over Warehouse ‘D’. Other promotion contenders Hullbridge ‘G’ lost out to the Hullbridge ‘H’ team 4-5. Grant Burgess lead the way for Hullbridge ‘H’, scoring three wins, including a fine win over Ian McLeod, only his second defeat of the season.    Simon

 

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Week 17 commencing 20th February 2011

Premier Division

This week saw the clash of the top two teams in the Premier Division and Rawreth A keep up their 100% record, but only just. Faced with a strong Legra A side, who currently occupy second place in the table, it was a good team effort from the Rawreth side that took the spoils. Two wins a piece from Kevin Read and Charles Sweeney and one from George Reeves, saw them home, although no one could overcome the newly crowned Southend Men’s Singles Champion Alex abbot, who recorded a maximum. The only other game this week saw another 5-4 scoreline with a plucky two man Rayleigh Mill side coming up just short against Hullbridge A. With the scores locked at 4-4 Tim Pang struck the winning blow, with a win over Marilyn Bawden to record Hullbridge’s sixth win of the season.    Duncan

 

Division 1

The big match of the week was between the top two teams, Lentern C and Canvey A, with Lentern C coming out 6-3 winners. This was mainly due to a hat trick from Ian Rattray for Lentern with Steve Appleby backing him up with two wins, losing to Terry Giddons. Hadleigh Forum B also pushed themselves away from the relegation zone with a convincing 8-1 victory over Warehouse B. This was due to hat tricks from Mick Tappenden and Dave Woolmer, with Oli Podd getting the point for Warehouse although unlucky losing out to Mick in the 5th. A two man Customs A beat Lentern E 5-4 with Roy Thomas winning all his 3 and Gus Heath's hat trick helped Rawreth D to a 6-3 victory over Canvey B.    Andy

 

Division 2

There was nearly a shock in Division 2, when bottom team Wakering entertained third-placed Whittingham. Two wins from Dick Gilbert and one each from Dave Accleton and Cliff Noakes were just not enough for the home side to prevail though. Whittingham again had a maximum from Craig Harris to thank for their narrow 5–4 win. Hullbridge C overcame TT-on-Sea’s youngsters 6 – 3, thanks to a maximum from Andy Seaman and two from Jim McKechnie. Newly crowned SDTTL Ladies champion Emily Godfrey managed two wins for the juniors. RESSC A easily overcame their visitors Canvey C 7 – 2. Charlie Lamy and Peter Cray managed one-a-piece for Canvey but, thanks to maximums from Mike Worship and Dale Gutteridge, the home side won comfortably. A bad night for Basildon Hospital saw them crash out 9 – 0 on their visit to Hadleigh Forum C; despite some close contests, the hosts’ Dave Thomas, Mark Everard and Tony Mace all proved too strong for their opponents in a win that puts Forum into third place in the table.    David

 

Division 3

In Division 3 this week 7-2 was a popular score line.  Undefeated performances from Barrie Delf and Keith Neville led current leaders Castle Point A to a 7-2 win against Rawreth D.  Second placed David Lloyd Centre also recorded a 7-2 victory against RESSC B, courtesy of hat tricks from Jan Thorpe and Steve Marr.  Canvey D’s Rob McDonald and Geoff Banthorpe also registered hat tricks against Invicta B in yet another 7-2 result.  Elsewhere, Ken West banked a hat trick for St. Peters in their 7-2 victory against the Hullbridge F juniors.  Sam Lowman provided the most resistance for the juniors with an excellent brace of victories against Paul Reed and Brian Parker.  Finally, an undefeated Dan Sanderson and Steve Wynn double act for Legra D led them to a 6-3 win against Hullbridge E.    Charles

 

Division 4

The chase in Division 4 is hotting up as five teams compete for promotion places. Hockley ‘B’ have opened up at useful lead at the top of the division although Hockley ‘A’ and TT-on-Sea ‘B’, with matches in hand, will provide strong competition.    Simon

 

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Week 16 commencing 6th February 2011

Premier Division

The key match at the top, this week, saw Rawreth A beat Rawreth B 8-1. Maximums from Kevin Read and George Reeves perhaps now puts paid to Rawreth B’s title challenge, meaning that we are looking at a two way race to the title between Rawreth A and Legra A. Elsewhere Steve Maltby impressed with a good win against Norbert Fullerton in the second game of the evening as Rayleigh Mill hosted Lentern A, but that was as good as it got for the home side who went down 8-1. There was a similar scoreline as Runnymede A beat Lentern B with 3 wins apiece for Eddie Hodson and Dave Bowles with just an impressive win by Russell Mills over Gary Baker as the consolation for Lentern. The final game this week saw Hadleigh Forum in no mood for charity as John Tendler, Paul Fawell and Neal barker dispatched Rawreth C 9-0    Duncan

 

Division 1

With Canvey A not playing this week, Lentern C had the chance to extend their lead at the top, which they did by beating Customs A 9-0, Ian Rattray completed his 8th hat trick of the season and was backed by John Lott and Brian Spencer, who also secured hat tricks. Hullbridge B and Lentern D has a close fought game with it being decided in the final game of the night. No games were won 3 straight which showed how even the teams were. With the match at 4-3 to Lentern D, Howard Grant and Andy Seabrook both won their singles matches for Hullbridge to secure a 5-4 win. Elsewhere, Ian Tuckey secured a brilliant hat trick for Runneymede B’s 6-3 win against a strong Rawreth D team; backed by Tony Millward with 2 wins. In the Warehouse derby, the A team came out on top winning 7-2; with the A’s Kim Shead winning his 3 games    Andy

 

Division 2

6-3 was a popular score in this week’s Division 2 results. Leaders Runnymede C visited promotion contenders Whittingham and recorded this result, thanks to a maximum from Charlie Bates. Tony Coeshall (2) and Steve Giles (1) completed the scoring, whilst John Blackman (2) and Craig Harris (1) won the home side’s points. Basildon Hospital also won 6 – 3 at home to Warehouse C, a Mark Doxey maximum for the visitors was not enough to stop the rot, with Richard Bryant, Adrian Atkinson and Mike Smith each winning two. RESSC A also succeeded by the same score on their visit to TT-on-Sea @ DL. Despite the youngsters getting off to a good start, winning the first two exchanges, Mike Worship’s maximum ensured the win.  The only result to buck the trend was Hullbridge C’s visit to Invicta A. John Golding won one game playing up for the home side, but a Linda Attridge maximum ensured the visitors won 5 – 4    David

 

Division 3

The fast improving Hullbridge F juniors, put in a very strong team performance to beat Legra D 7-2.  Sam Lowman led the way with an accomplished hat trick and was well supported by Sid Dorn and Shannon Rolfe who both bagged braces but were denied maximums by Legra’s two point earner Dan Sanderson.  In the Hullbridge derby, the ‘D’ team defeated their ‘E’ team E 8-1 courtesy of hat tricks from Janet Finch and Paul Ogden.  Neal Klyman prevented the whitewash with a win over Ann Lane.  Finally, leaders Castle Point A march on and this week they recorded an 8-1 victory against Runnymede D thanks to hat tricks from Barrie Delf and Keith Neville.  Runnymede’s Simon Hawker prevented the clean sweep beating Tony Ayliff    Charles

 

Division 4

The 4th Division is hotting up to a grandstand finish. Hockley B are now currently leading, but TT-on-Sea B are well positioned on 64 points, with the youngsters of TT-on-Sea having 2 games in hand. Hadleigh Forum D, Castle Point B and Hullbridge G have not given up, but their chances look fairly slim.  The key players in this Division are Simon Jacobs, Castle Point, played 11 won them all. Trevor Vincent, Hockley A, played 15 won all his too. James Marshall, TT-on-Sea, played 10 games and also won them all. Veteran Bob Gabe, still playing well, has played 25 games and won 24 of them and there are some other very good performances from Ian McLeod, Hullbridge, John Beddow, Castle Point, Paul Strutt, Hockley B and Behn Taylor TT-on-Sea    Simon

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Week 15 commencing 31st January 2011

Premier Division

It was second versus third this week in the Premier division and it was a strong Legra line up that came out on top 5-4 over Rawreth B. There were two wins a piece from John Poysden and Alex Abbot for Legra while Tony Halling won three games for the home side to ensure the overall score was respectable.

Elsewhere there were comprehensive wins for Rawreth A and Rawreth C with 8-1 and 7-2 wins over Hullbridge A and Rayleigh Mill respectively. There were maximums for Rawreth Cs Eric Green and Keith Phillips against Rayleigh picking up some much needed points in a closer match than the scoreline suggests. In the final game of the week, Gary Baker recorded two wins for a two-man Runnymede side against Hadleigh Forum but was unable to beat John Tendler and prevent a 7-2 scoreline for the Forum.    Duncan

 

Division 1

Lentern C continue to push towards promotion with a convincing 9-0 victory over Hadleigh Forum B. Ian Rattray, John Lott and Steve Appleby all secured maximums for Lentern C. There was also a win for Rawreth D who beat a two man Hullbridge B team 7-2, with Neil Want and Matt Rolfe winning all their games. There was also a 7-2 win for Lentern D over Warehouse B where Sue Body and Terry Jasper both secured hat tricks. A hat trick from Tony Giddons helped Canvey B beat Runneymede B 6-3. He was backed up by Tony Westwell who won 2 games but lost to Runneymede's 2 game winner Ian Tuckey.    Andy

 

Division 2

Top-of-the-table met bottom this week when Runnymede C hosted Wakering A, for whom Alec Colvin made his debut. The home team were far too strong tough, winning 8 -1 with only Dick Gilbert offering any resistance. An identical score was the outcome when Invicta A visited RESSC A. Invicta A’s Neil Daines saved their blushes by shaving a close match against Dale Gutteridge. Second place Hullbridge C overcame a two-man team from Basildon Hospital 5 – 4. Sid Hills and Clive Beauchamps put up a fine display winning two each. Improving TT-on-Sea @ DL’s trip to Canvey C resulted in a 7 – 2 win. Peter Cray’s two wins for the Islanders were not enough. Kieran Skeggs’ maximum for the away side was well supported with two each from Emily Godfrey and Jack Burns. In a close fought third-versus-fourth contest, visiting side Whittingham overcame Hadleigh Forum C, Craig Harris having another unbeaten evening. Craig was ably supported by John Blackman with two wins. Rawreth E proved too strong on their visit to Warehouse C.  Mark Doxey was the only home player to offer any resistance, winning two of his three games. A maximum from Alan Tideswell swung the contest in Rawreth’s favour.    David

 

Division 3

In Division 3, a number of matches were decided by the finest of margins this week.  A maximum from Invicta B’s John Golding led his team to a 5-4 win against Runnymede D.  Steve Wynn of Legra D also bagged a hat trick in his team’s 5-4 victory against RESSC B and Canvey D’s Rob McDonald scored a treble to beat Rawreth F 5-4.  At the top of the table, leaders Castle Point A demolished Hullbridge E 9-0 courtesy of trebles from Barrie Delf, Tony Ayliff and Keith Neville.  Second placed David Lloyd Centre kept the pressure on with a 6-3 win against St. Peters thanks in the main to another Chris Taylor hat trick.  St. Peters Paul Reed provided the most resistance collecting a brace of wins but lost out to Taylor in a close 5 set game.    Charles

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Week 14 commencing 24th January 2011

Premier Division

Title contenders Rawreth A were pushed all the way by Lentern A this week but were still able to keep up their 100% record. The first game of the evening set the tone in this tight affair as George Reeves edged past Django Fung 11-9 in the 5th set. Lentern, assisted by 3 wins from Terry Guymer, continued to push Rawreth all the way, just losing out 5-4 overall. At the other end of the table Hadleigh Forum picked up some much needed points as they beat a two man Legra C side, Owen Warren picking up the consolation for Legra in an 8-1 defeat. The final game of the week saw a good win for Rayleigh Mill over Runnymede A. A maximum for Duncan Taylor and a win a piece for Marilyn Bawden and Rob Harris were just enough to see the Millers home 5-4.    Duncan

 

Division 1

A match between 2 of the top teams in the division ended in a 9-0 win to Lentern C with Warehouse A on the receiving end. The Lentern C team consisted of Ian Rattray, Steve Appleby and John Lott but there appeared to be some very close games. There was also a close game between the Lentern D and their E team, with the E team coming out on top. Peter Lucraft was the hat trick hero for the E team helping them move away from the relegation zone. Another game between two sides at the bottom of the table ended in a 7-2 win to Hullbridge B over Canvey B. Again this match was closer than the scores suggested, with Richard Hiskey securing his 2nd hat trick in two weeks, and Tony Reed winning 2 of his games for Canvey B.    Andy

 

Division 2

Bill Smith was unbeaten for second-place Hullbridge C’s visit to Rawreth E as they convincingly beat their hosts 7 - 2. Alan Tideswell saved the home team’s blushes beating both Linda Attridge and Andy Seaman. Peter Cray of Canvey C was unfortunate to end up on the losing side in his team’s 4 – 5 defeat away to Invicta A. Despite Peter’s maximum, two each from Neil Daines and David Barnes, supported with one win from Barrie Murphy saw the home side narrowly edge it. Hadleigh Forum C kept in touch with the leaders with a 6 – 3 win away to bottom-of-the-table Wakering. Mark Everard and Tony Mace both recorded maximums. Elsewhere, in catch-up matches due to snow postponements, two-man Whittingham overcame Canvey C 6 – 3 in their visit to the island, and RESSC A overcame a weakened Rawreth E team 6 – 3.    David

 

Division 3

In Division 3, RESSC B won a close encounter against Hullbridge D 5-4, thanks in the main to a Frank Hooper hat trick and a brace from Sarah Mapes.  A team performance from Canvey D secured a 6-3 win against Runnymede D courtesy, of braces from Rob McDonald, Geoff Banthorpe and Steve Parker.  At the top of the table, leaders Castle Point A scored an 8-1 victory against the Hullbridge F juniors.  Barrie Delf and Keith Neville recorded maximums and Tony Ayliff a brace of wins, being denied his hat trick by Hullbridge’s Sam Lowman.  Second placed David Lloyd Centre have narrowed the gap at the top to just two points after they put in an impressive performance to beat Legra D 9-0 thanks to trebles from Chris Taylor, Steve Marr and Jan Thorpe.    Charles

 

Division 4

Hockley A seem to have got their team sorted out now and are moving up the table. They had a 9-0 win over Rawreth Juniors this week. Warehouse D had a very good 6-3 win over Hockley B, whilst Canvey E just lost out to Hullbridge G. The Division continues to look like TT-on-Sea B will be the eventual Champions.     Simon

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Week 13 commencing 17th January 2011

Premier Division

A maximum for Hamish Innes inspired a surprise 5-4 win for Hullbridge A over title chasing Rawreth B. Hamish’s 3 wins along with 2 from Richard Brown saw off Rawreth in a match that saw close games all night, fittingly decided on the last singles of the evening. Legra A continued their good form with a 7-2 victory over Lentern A with Paul Whatton impressing with 3 wins backed up by 2 wins a piece from John Poysden and Mark Stones. It was a similar scoreline for Legra’s title rivals Rawreth A as they recorded a win over Rawreth C, Kevin Read and Lee Prentice winning all of their games in this one. Finally, a maximum for John Tendler and two wins for Neil Barker were enough to see Hadleigh Forum sneak past Lentern B 5-4, Russell Mills recording two wins for Lentern in this one.    Duncan

 

1st Division

Lentern C were finally beaten by the Lentern D team, with the D team's Dave Kirsten securing a hat trick. He was also backed up by Terry Jasper who won 2 games losing to Steve Appleby. Canvey B won a tight match with Warehouse B 5-4 with Tony Giddons winning the deciding game on the night. In another close game, Rawreth D were the victors of Lentern E with a Neil Want hat trick, proving to be the difference. He was back up by two wins from Gus Heath, who was denied his hat trick by Lentern's Peter Lucraft, who also won 2 games.    Andy

 

2nd Division

Division 2 leaders Runnymede C roll on, with a 6-3 win away to third-place Forum C. Despite Mark Everard’s maximum for the home side, a team effort saw the leaders win comfortably. Second placed Hullbridge C suffered at home to Whittingham. Despite their best efforts, Andy Seaman, Linda Attridge and Bill Smith all fell to the visitor’s Craig Harris. Craig was well supported by John Blackman, with two wins. This win moves the visitors from sixth to fourth in the division. Adrian Atkinson had an unbeaten evening in Basildon Hospital’s narrow 5 – 4 win away to Canvey C. Bottom of the table Wakering matched their highest score of the season in a 6 – 3 away defeat to Warehouse C. Mark Doxey was unbeaten for the home team, with Cliff Noakes again the best player for Wakering. Elsewhere, two-man Invicta A offered no resistance away to TT-on-Sea @ DL, losing 9 – 0.    David

 

3rd Division

Castle Point A returned to winning ways with an 8-1 demolition of RESSC B, thanks to trebles from Barrie Delf and Keith Neville and a brace from Tony Ayliff.  Second placed David Lloyd Centre also recorded an 8-1 victory against Hullbridge D courtesy of hat tricks from Chris Taylor and Steve Marr and two wins from Jan Thorpe who was narrowly denied his hat trick by Hullbridge’s Paul Ogden.  Elsewhere, a Paul Reed hat trick led St. Peters to a 7-2 win against Legra D.  Reed was supported by Ken West and Clive Smith but both were denied their hat tricks by Legra’s Dan Sanderson.  A maximum from Hullbridge F’s Simon Lowman secured a 6-3 victory against Invicta B.  Lowman was well supported by his son, Sam who recorded an excellent brace of wins and Sid Dorn who added the last point.  Finally, Canvey D’s Geoff Banthorpe and Alec Taylor combined excellently to score maximums and defeat Hullbridge E 6-3.    Charles

 

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Week 12 commencing 10th January 2011

Premier Division

Just four games in the Premier Division this week, three of which proving quite one-sided affairs. Maximums for Keith Adams and Duncan Taylor enabled Rayleigh Mill to record an 8-1 victory over Lentern B, Les Tayler with the solitary win over the Mill's Steve Maltby. It was a similar score line as Legra A registered a win over Rawreth C, Mark Stones and Paul Whatton with 3 wins each backed up by 2 wins from John Poysden, Eric Green with the consolation for the visitors. Rawreth B went one better beating Lentern A 9-0, Andrew and Tony Halling joined by Minda Sinkus in winning all three of their games. The closest encounter of the week saw table topping Rawreth A overcome Runnymede A 6-3. Kevin Read stayed undefeated while match of the evening saw Stuart Gibbs edge past the Ace, George Reeves, in a tense 5 setter.    Duncan

1st Division

Lentern C maintained their 100% record beating Rawreth D 9-0. Rawreth were only able to field a 2 man team but Ian Rattray, John Lott and Brian Spencer all won their games on the night. A Martin West hat trick wasn't enough to stop Warehouse A losing to Customs A 6-3, with each member of the Customs team winning 2 of their games, but losing to Martin finding him in great form. Elsewhere Canvey A were comfortable winners over Lentern D with Gavin Warner and Ray Wilson securing hat tricks and Dave Kirsten for Lentern stopping the whitewash against Tony Giddons. At the bottom of the table, Lentern E secured a vital win against Canvey B winning 6-3. Lentern's Wayne Farmer secured a hat trick with Peter Lucraft winning 2 games.    Andy

2nd Division

Division 2 leaders Runnymede C, continued their run of good form with an 8 – 1 win over Warehouse C. Tony Coeshall and Chris Lui were unbeaten for them. The visitors had Mark Doxey to thank for avoiding a whitewash. Hullbridge C moved into second place winning 7 – 2 away to lowly Wakering. Andy Seaman and Linda Attridge were too strong for the opposition; Cliff Noakes and Dave Accleton winning a game apiece for the home side. Elsewhere RESSC A completed a close win away to Whittingham. Mike Worship's three led them to a 5 – 4 victory with support from Caroline Cole and Dale Gutteridge. Maximums from the home side's Alan Tideswell and Keith Cullen saw Rawreth E overcome Canvey C 7 – 2.  TT-on-Sea's youngsters were unlucky to narrowly go down away to Basildon Hospital. Both Jack Burns and Kieran Skeggs managed two games each. However, the Hospital had Richard Bryant to thank by adding the all-important extra game to the two each his team mates Clive Beauchamps and Mike Smith achieved.    David

3rd Division

In Division 3, second placed David Lloyd Centre put in a stirring team performance to beat leaders Castle Point A 5-4.  David Lloyd's Chris Taylor, returning to the game after a break scored an impressive hat trick of wins which encompassed the scalp of the previously undefeated Barrie Delf in a close 5 set match.  Taylor was well supported by Steve Marr and Jan Thorpe who both contributed one win each.  Elsewhere, Canvey D also won a tight affair with Hullbridge F 5-4 thanks in the main to another maximum for Geoff Banthorpe.  Simon and Sam Lowman provided the most resistance for Hullbridge, each scoring braces, but neither could beat Goeff.     Charles

4th Division

TT-on-Sea @David Lloyd ‘B' and Hockley ‘B' are now favourites to win promotion although Hockley ‘B' suffered a surprise defeat at the hands of the Hockley ‘A' team. Trevor Vincent recorded a maximum for the ‘A' team, well supported by James Dwyer and Billy Collins with two wins each.    Simon

Week 11 commencing 3rd January 2011

Premier Division

The top clash this week saw Legra A victorious over current champions Runnymede A. Alex Abbott was unbeaten against a very strong Runnymede side and was ably supported by John Poysden and Paul Whatton, each with two wins apiece. Elsewhere there was a 7-2 victory for Rayleigh Mill over Hadleigh Forum A, Duncan Taylor with a maximum in this one.  The final two matches of the week saw really tight affairs with 3 wins from Django Fung proving the difference for Lentern A as they beat Hullbridge A 5-4. Equally tight with only 2 games being won 3 straight was the Rawreth B v Rawreth C derby. Two wins a piece from Gus Health, Babul McLeod and Dave Calleja saw the B side triumph 6-3.    Duncan

1st Division

Lentern C started the New Year as they finished the old one, by continuing there winning streak beating Canvey B 8-1. Hat tricks for Ian Rattray and Steve Appleby with Tony Reed stopping the whitewash.  Canvey A came through victorious against Rawreth D 5-4 despite Rawreth's Neil Want securing a hat trick. A team effort from Runneymede B helped them beat Lentern E 6-3 with all players winning 2 games. Elsewhere, there was a hat trick for Warehouse A's Martin West in their 6-3 win over Hadleigh Forum B and Roy Thomas secured a hat trick in Custom A's game with Lentern D, but it wasn't enough to win the game for Customs who lost 5-4 and were up against it with only two players.    Andy

2nd Division

A rare draw in this week's fixtures - both Invicta A and Basildon Hospital turned up with only two-a-side. Honours were totally even and a surprisingly lengthy evening ended 4 – 4. TT-on-Sea juniors turned in a great performance for a 5-4 victory over Rawreth E. Kieran Skeggs and Emily Godfrey won 2 points each and Jack Burns added a single. Gus Heath was undefeated for Rawreth. Another team performance from Hadleigh Forum C meant they overcame Warehouse C, with Mark Everard, David Thomas and Tony Mace each winning two. A very strong Hullbridge C side thrashed Runnymede C 9 – 0 with maximums from Andy Seaman, Linda Attridge and Bill Smith. RESSC A also overcame Wakering by the same 9 – 0 score. In a couple of catch-up matches from earlier week's postponements due to snow, Runnymede C beat Canvey C 9 – 0, with Chris Liu, Steve Giles and Tony Coeshall all unbeaten and Whittingham overcame Invicta A 5 – 4 away, with Craig Harris winning all three.    David 

3rd Division

In Division 3, only 5 points separate the top three teams.  Leaders Castle Point A beat third placed St. Peters 6-3.  Barrie Delf ruled the roost with another maximum but was made to work hard by St. Peters Paul Reed who only succumbed 12-10 in the 5th game.  Barrie was well supported by 2 point earner Keith Neville and Tony Ayliff.  Second placed David Lloyd Centre reduced the gap at the top with an 8-1 win over Invicta B thanks to hat tricks from Steve Marr and Jan Thorpe.  Invicta's Shelley Woolley prevented the whitewash with a win over Chris Taylor.  Elsewhere, strong performances from Rawreth F's Adam Deadman and Paul Sims ensured a 7-2 win against the Hullbridge F youngsters.  A Steve Wynn hat trick and brace from Dan Sanderson led Legra D to a 5-4 victory over Hullbridge D and a team performance from Hullbridge E secured a 5-4 win over Runnymede D despite a Simon Hawker hat trick.    Charles

4th Division

With the second half of the season underway, Hockley B are now 6 points clear at the top on 61 points, with Trevor Vincent and Paul Strutt still undefeated. In second place are TT-on-Sea @ David LLoyd Centre B on 55 points and they also have 2 undefeated players in Behn Taylor and James Marshall. And some further 8 points back are Hadleigh Forum D (the pre season favourites) on 47 points and they have experienced Bob Gabe undefeated: so some of these records are bound to go in the second half of what has been a very good division.    Simon

Week 10 commencing 6th December 2010

Premier Division

Rawreth B signalled that they are very much in the title race this year with an 8-1 win over current champions Runnymede A. Runnymede without two of their big guns Kevin Caldon and Dave Bowles fought hard but came up against an in form Tony Halling, Minda Sinkus and Steve Muth. Elsewhere Legra A and Rawreth A continued their progress with routine 9-0 victories over Legra C and Lentern B respectively. The closest game in this week's fixtures saw Hullbridge A victorious over Rawreth C 6-3. Richard Brown with a maximum in this one ably backed up by Glen Johnson, two wins and Nigel Lamb, 1 win.    Duncan 

1st Division

Lentern C continued their unbeaten start to the season but were made to work hard for it after a 5-4 win over Runneymede B. John Lott and Steve Appleby were both denied hat tricks by Runneymede's Ian Tuckey, who also was unable to secure a hat trick losing to Ian Rattray. The Canvey A team managed to live up to their name as the A team after beating their B team 6-3 with only 2 men, Ray Wilson and Gavin Warner both securing hat tricks. There was another close fought game at the bottom of the table between Hullbridge B and Lentern E which went to the final game with Lentern winning to take the match 5-4. Wayne Farmer and Peter Lucraft both getting two wins each but both losing to Andy Seabrook who got a hat trick for Hullbridge. Elsewhere, Customs A beat Rawreth D 7-2 with Rawreth always up against it, fielding only two players.    Andy

2nd Division

Leaders Forum C slipped up at home to Hullbridge C. Andy Seaman did the damage for Hullbridge with a maximum, ably assisted by Linda Attridge with 2 in the away side's 5 – 4 win. Improving TT-on-Sea @ DL A turned in an impressive 5 – 4 win away to Whittingham. Although Craig Harris had yet another maximum for the home team, 2 wins apiece for Kieran Skeggs and Emily Godfrey, ably supported by James Marshall (playing up from Division 4) gave the visitors the win. An unbeaten night for Tony Coeshall led Runnymede C to a 6 – 3 home win against early season leaders RESSC A. In a very close game between Mike Worship for the visitors and Tony, Tony's pimpled rubber eventually got the better of Mike's anti-loop. Bottom of the table Wakering were unable to overcome visitors Canvey C, despite giving Alec Colvin only his second start of the season. Peter Cray was undefeated for Canvey who came away with a 6 – 3 win. Surprise of the week was undoubtedly Invicta A's David Barnes' maximum at Rawreth E. A thoroughly enjoyable evening ended with the visitors winning 6 – 3, despite some very close matches.    David

3rd Division

The David Lloyd Centre are the new leaders in Division 3 following their 9-0 demolition of Canvey D.  Steve Marr, Chris Taylor and Jan Thorpe all collecting hat tricks in a match where 7 of the games were won 3-0.  Legra D looked to be on the verge of causing an upset when they raced into a 3-1 lead against Castle Point A which included a hard fought win for Dan Sanderson over the previously undefeated Keith Neville.  However, a great team effort from Tony Ayliff, Keith Neville and Martin Roberts to win all the remaining games ensured that Castle Point ran out 6-3 winners.  Elsewhere, a Sam Lowman hat trick inspired Hullbridge F to a 5-4 win against Runnymede D.  Simon Hawker fairing best for Runnymede with a brace of wins. Charles

4th Division

The top of the table clash between Hockley ‘B' and TT-on-Sea @ David Lloyd ‘B' was won 7-2 by the Hockley team. Paul Strutt maintained his 100% record for the season although he was pushed all the way by Bede Kelly and Behn Taylor. Hullbridge ‘H' continued their improvement with a 5-4 win over Castle Point ‘B'. Tony Molisso scored three wins in this fixture and was well supported by Grant Burgess with two wins.    Simon

Week8 Commencing 21st November 2010

Premier Division.

Rawreth A kept up their title challenge by recording a 6-3 win over Rayleigh Mill. Kevin Read was the stand out performer in this one, winning his three games in relative comfort. A John Poysden hat-trick and two wins apiece for Paul Whatton and Owen Warren saw Legra A home 7-2 against Hadleigh Forum A. John Tendler's two wins proving to be the highlight for Hadleigh. There were also comfortable wins this week for Rawreth B over Lentern B and Hullbridge A against a two man Legra C, maximums in these games for Babul McLeod, Andrew Halling and Dave Calleja (all Rawreth B) and Tim Pang and Nigel Lamb for Hullbridge.    Duncan

Division 1.

Lentern C continued their unbeaten start to the season by beating Warehouse B 9-0. A hat trick from Ray Wilson helped Canvey A beat Hullbridge B 7-2 and kept them in 2nd place, 2 points behind leaders Lentern C. There were wins for Warehouse A and Customs A over Rawreth D and Runneymede B respectively. Tony Giddens claimed a hat trick and Tony Westwell won 2 games in Canvey B's game against Hadleigh Forum B.    Andy

Division 2.

All but one match in this week's Division 2's fixtures were decided 6 – 3. Leaders Forum C overcame Canvey C by this score thanks to another maximum from Mark Everard. Peter Cray managed two wins for the visitors. Kieran Skeggs also managed a maximum for TT–on–Sea A; however, his team ended up on the wrong end of the result, thanks to two each from Runnymede C's Tony Coeshall, Charlie Bates and Chris Lui. Elsewhere Craig Harris and John Blackman were undefeated in Whittingham's 6 – 3 success over Basildon Hospital. At Wakering there were no maximums; however, the visitors, Invicta A, came away winners by the same margin. RESSC A against Warehouse C was the only fixture to buck the trend. RESSC have struggled to field a team this season. They were forced to concede their match to Warehouse C 9 - 0.   David.

Division 3

There is only 3 points separating the top three teams.  With leaders Castle Point A not in action, it gave second placed David Lloyd Centre the opportunity to make up the ground and they did this with a 6-3 victory against Runnymede D, thanks to hat tricks from Chris Taylor and Steve Marr. Third placed St. Peters had Brian Parker on top form as his hat trick led them to a 7-2 win over Rawreth F.  Elsewhere, RESSC B recorded a heavy 8-1 win against Hullbridge E thanks to trebles from Pam Swan and Sarah Mapes and a double from Frank Hooper.  Canvey D's Geoff Banthorpe and Rob McDonald also registered maximums in their teams 7-2 victory against Legra D, as did John Golding of Invicta B, but despite his unbeaten performance, it was not quite enough to secure the win against Hullbridge D who ran out 5-4 winners.    Charles

Division 4.

TT-on-Sea @ David Lloyd ‘B' and Hockley ‘B' continue to set the pace in Division 4, each scoring 9-0 victories over their opponents this week. Behn Taylor for TT-on-Sea @ DavidLloyd ‘B' and Paul Strutt for Hockley ‘B' remain unbeaten this season. Hullbridge ‘H' recorded an impressive 7-2 victory this week with Tony Molisso and Grant Burgess each scoring maximums. Young Grant is a much improved player and will make his National Cadet League debut for Hullbridge TTC in December.  The young players at Canvey ‘E' and Rawreth Juniors have proved themselves to be sporting and reliable members of SDTTL. As they gain experience, they will surely be a force in Division 4 in forthcoming years.    Simon.

Week Commencing 7th November 2010

Premier Division

An Andrew Halling maximum, backed up by two wins a piece from Babul McLeod and Dave Calleja, saw Rawreth triumph over Hadleigh Forum 7-2, the two wins for Forum coming from the experienced John Tendler. Hatricks for Alex Abbott and Paul Whatton proved enough for Legra A, as they defeated Rayleigh Mill 6-3, while Runnymede A maintained their push up the League with a 7-2 win over Rawreth C, Eric Green winning the two for the Rawreth side, with wins over Gary Baker and Eddie Hodson; but failing just short against Stuart Gibbs.    Duncan

Division 1

Lentern C continue their unbeaten start to the league by beating Rawreth D 6-3. Peter Pond and Peter Lucraft both secured hat tricks and were the only two members of the team that played that night. However the team at the top are Lentern C, who beat the Lentern E team 5-4 in what was a very close match, with a hat trick from Ian Rattray giving the C team the edge. Howard Grant also secured a hat trick for Hullbridge B who beat Customs A 6-3, with Roy Thomas picking up 2 wins for Customs A. Elsewhere there were wins for Canvey A and Runneymede B.    Andy

Division 2

A week of close matches in Division 2, with all but one being decided 5 – 4. Perhaps the biggest surprise was RESSC A losing their first game of the season 6 - 3 at home to Hullbridge C. Both sides had weakened teams, with the home side one short. Andy Seaman was again unbeaten for the visitors with Simon Lowman, playing up from Division 3, winning an important game. With RESSC A losing, Hadleigh Forum C maintained top spot despite losing away to improving TT – on – Sea. Another maximum from Mark Everard was not enough to overcome a team display that saw the home side victorious 5 -4. The visit of Whittingham to Rawreth E was notable for Gus Heath's first defeat in all competitions this season, losing to John Blackman. Alan Tideswell had a notable maximum for the home side though, giving them the narrowest margin of success. Neil Daines again enjoyed success capturing all three of his games for Invicta A. However, this was not enough to stop visitors Runnymede C edging it in a close match 5 - 4. Canvey C and Warehouse C also shared a 5 – 4 result with the Islanders squeezing home.    David 

Division 3

In Division 3, St. Peters demolished Runnymede D 9-0 thanks to undefeated performances from Paul Reed, Paul Solosy and Brian Parker.  The David Lloyd Centre recorded an 8-1 victory against Hullbridge E with Steve Marr and Jan Thorpe bagging maximums and Chris Taylor adding two wins but was denied his maximum by Hullbridge's Neal Klyman.  Legra D continue to improve and this week they beat Rawreth F 6-3 courtesy of hat tricks from Dan Sanderson and Steve Wynn.  Hullbridge D's Paul Ogden also put in a strong performance against Canvey D to record a maximum which, coupled with a double from Janet Finch, was enough to seal a 5-4 win.  Finally, young Sam Lowman of Hullbridge F scored a fantastic hat trick in his match against RESSC B but it was not enough as braces from Frank Hooper and Sarah Mapes and one win from Maureen Cooper ensured RESSC won 5-4.    Charles

Division 4

Three results this week. Warehouse D beat Canvey C 9-0; Hullbridge G won 7-02 and there was a close encounter in the match between Castle Point B and Hockley A with Castle Point.

Week 6, Commencing 31st October 2010

Premier Division

Of the title contenders, only Rawreth B were in action this week and maximums for Minda Sinkus and Tony Halling saw them move nearer their rivals with a 6-3 win over Rayleigh Mill. This was a keenly fought match in which, Keith Adams pushed Tony to a 5th game and Marilyn Bawden game back from two sets down to defeat Babul McLeod. Both Eric Green and Keith Phillips proved too steady for Rawreth C against Legra C as they also recorded a 6-3 victory. Elsewhere there were wins for Hullbridge A over Hadleigh Forum A, Hamish Innes, Tim Pang and Nigel Lamb all contributing to a 7-2 score line and Lentern A proved too strong for their B team, running out 9-0 winners. Maximums all round in that one from Martin Turner, Norbert Fullerton and Jamie Bond.    Duncan

1st Division

Hat tricks for Roy Thomas and Roger Woolley helped Customs A to their first win of the season over Warehouse B, with Brian Farmer picking up the sole point for the Warehouse to avoid the whitewash. A much closer game between Hullbridge B and Hadleigh Forum B, with Hadleigh winning the contest 5 - 4. Howard Grant and Bill Smith picked up 2 wins each for Hullbridge B, but were no match for Mick Tappenden, whose maximum proved crucial in securing the win. A hat trick for Ray Wilson helped Canvey A beat Lentern E 7-2 and Lentern's D team beat Canvey B 5-4.    Andy

2nd Division

TT-on-Sea @ David Lloyd A recorded their first win of the season away to Warehouse C. Kieran Skeggs won all three and was supported by Jack Burns with 2 in their 5 – 4 win. With the division leaders not playing this week, Hadleigh Forum C took the chance to go top, thanks to a 6 – 3 win over landlords, Invicta A. Mark Everard was undefeated. Runnymede C swept aside Basildon Hospital 9 – 0. Tony Coeshall, Charlie Bates and Chris Lui were all undefeated. Canvey C recorded a fine away win against Hullbridge C. A good team effort saw Peter Cray and Gordon Johnson take 2 wins each with Les Rider adding one. Andy Seaman was unfortunate to be on the losing side despite another maximum. Grant Burgess, playing up for Hullbridge at short notice, gave a fine display for the home side, although he wasn't able to record a win. Rawreth E overcame lowly Wakering 7 – 2 thanks to hat tricks from Ken Field and Gus Heath.    David

3rd Division 3

In Division 3, leaders Castle Point A inflicted a 7-2 defeat on Canvey D thanks to maximums from Barrie Delph and Keith Neville, which included the scalp of the previously undefeated Geoff Banthorpe.  Second placed David Lloyd Centre pulled off an impressive 6-3 win against Hullbridge F despite only fielding two fit players thanks to Jan Thorpe and Steve Marr who took all the available points.  Elsewhere, Paul Sims of Rawreth F scored an excellent hat trick to lead his team to a 7-2 victory against the experienced Hullbridge D team.  Paul was well supported by Joe Iley and Ben Matthews who both recorded braces.  Hat tricks from Steve Wynn and Dan Sanderson led Legra D to a 6-3 win over Runnymede D and St. Peters scored a convincing 8-1 victory against Hullbridge E, with Ken West and Dave de Coster scoring trebles and a double from Clive Smith who was denied his maximum by Hullbridge E's Bill Hoy.    Charles

4th Division

TT-on-Sea @ DL ‘B' have closed the gap on leaders Hockley ‘B', thanks to an 8-1 win over Warehouse ‘D'. Behn Taylor and James Marshall both impressed, each taking three singles wins. In the local derby, Hullbridge ‘G' recorded a 7-2 victory over ‘Hullbridge ‘H' with Russell Fosh and Kevin Farrow remaining unbeaten on the night.    Simon

Week 5, Commencing 24th October 2010

Premier Division

Week 5 in the Premier Division threw up some very close encounters with 3 of the 5 games played going down to the wire and being won by 5 games to 4. Key matches that helped settle these games included the ever improving Charles Sweeney register a great win against the consistent John Poysden as Rawreth A beat Legra A; while a 5 set win for Dave Bowles over Mark Stones, Mark had already taken the prized scalp of Stuart Gibbs, saw Runnymede A edge home against Legra C. The stand out performer in the Forum A v Lentern A match was Terry Guymer, his maximum in a match which saw no player leave empty handed was the difference and earned a win for Lentern A. To complete the theme of close matches, there was a real battle between Rayleigh Mill and Hullbridge A with four of the nine games going the distance, the Millers managing a 6-3 win in this one.   Duncan

1st Division

Lentern C continued their unbeaten start to the season with a close 5-4 win over Canvey A; no hat tricks in this one but some good team performances from both sides.  Lentern D are just behind in 2nd place with a 6-3 win over Runnymede B thanks to a Terry Jasper hat trick. Tony Millward secured 2 wins for the losing side with good wins over Dave Kirston and Bill Wall. In another close game, a Jim Stait hat trick helped the Warehouse A side beat Hullbridge B 5-4; Howard Grant won 2 matches for the losing side.   Andy

2nd Division

RESSC ‘A' have risen to the top of this Division thanks to an 8 – 1 win over Canvey ‘C'. Peter Cray saved face for Canvey. Whittingham move into second place with a 7 – 2 win against struggling Wakering thanks to maximums from Craig Harris and John Blackman. Hullbridge ‘C' overcame the youngsters at TT-on-Sea ‘A' 8 – 1 with Linda Attridge and Bill Smith undefeated.  Invicta ‘A' won by the same score at home to Warehouse ‘C'. Neil Daines and David Barnes taking maximums.  Rawreth ‘E' and Runnymede ‘C' had the closest tie of the week, with Rawreth edging it 5 – 4. In the clash of two un-beaten records, Gus Heath overcame Tony Coeshall.   David

3rd Division 3

The David Lloyd Centre ran riot against RESSC B with a resounding 9-0 victory thanks to hat tricks from Steve Marr, Chris Taylor and Jan Thorpe.  The result puts them firmly in second place behind leaders Castle Point A.  A strong team performance from Hullbridge E was enough to see them to a 6-3 victory against Legra D.  Dave Booroff, Bill Hoy and Steve Smitherman each collecting braces but none of them could defeat Legra D's Dan Sanderson.  Elsewhere, Canvey D's Geoff Banthorpe maintained his 100% record with another treble against Invicta B to lead his side to a 6-3 win.  Geoff was supported by 2 point earner Jimmy Reardon and Steve Parker who contributed the final point but neither could get the better of Invicta B's John Golding.     Charles

4th Division

Unfortunately I only received 2 results in as at Sunday night, so hopefully all captains will try and ensure that their results are in by the Saturday of the week of the match. Having said that, the two top teams were in action. Leading team Castle B having a resounding 7-2 win over TT-on-Sea, whilst 2nd place Hockley C went 2 games better with an excellent win over 3rd place Hadleigh Forum B, winning 9-0. Clearly these 2 teams are now showing that they are the favourites for promotion this term.   Simon

Week 4 commencing 10th October 2010

Premier Division

The match of the week was the Rawreth A v Rawreth B derby and it was the season debut of Chris Sladden that made the difference in this one. Chris's maximum backed up by two wins for Kevin Read and one for Adam Brewer saw a 6-3 win over Tony Halling, Minda Sinkas and Babul McLeod. Elsewhere there was a strong showing from Rawreth C v Hadleigh Forum A and with it, their first win of the season and some much needed points. The only joy for Hadleigh was Paul Fawell's convincing three set win over Dave Colwill. In the final game of the week, a maximum from Duncan Taylor of Rayleigh Mill was not enough to prevent a defeat at the hands of Lentern A. Django Fung, Norbert Fullerton and John Cleasby all playing their part in the win over the Millers.     Duncan

1st Division

Lentern C produced a team performance to beat Customs A 6-3 this week, however the only hat trick of the night went to Roy Thomas of Customs who was part of a 2 man team. A Neil Want hat trick for Rawreth D was not enough to secure a win against Runneymede B as they lost 5-4, Tony Millward and Ian Tuckey both got 2 wins each. Lentern D beat Hullbridge B 7-2 with Dave Kirsten and Terry Jasper both getting hat tricks. In the Warehouse derby, the A team as expected triumphed, winning 8-1 with Martin West and Malcolm Henstock gaining maximums, Ollie Podd salvaging the sole point beating Kim Shead.     Andy

2nd Division

Hadleigh Forum moved to the top of the table thanks to an 8 -1 win over Rawreth E. Mark Everard and Tony Mace recorded maximums; Alan Tideswell got Rawreth's only point.

Whittingham's Craig Harris lost his unbeaten record to Tony Coeshall at Runnymede C. Although Whittingham won 5 – 4 with Dick Mann narrowly beating Simon Hawker playing up from Division 3. Hullbridge C moved into third spot with a comfortable 7 – 2 home win against Invicta A. Andy Seaman was again un-defeated whilst Neil Daines grabbed two for the visitors. In the other game played this week, Adrian Atkinson retained his 100% record in Basildon Hospital's 7 – 2 win away at Warehouse. He was ably supported by Mike Smith and Richard Bryant with 2 wins each.     David 

3rd Division

Castle Point A extended their lead at the top of the Division 3 table with a 7-2 win over Runnymede D thanks to hat tricks from both Barrie Delph and Simon Jacob.  In the Hullbridge derby, the D team emphatically beat their E team 8-1 with Janet Finch and Paul Ogden grabbing maximums and Bob Shingleton-Smith adding a brace.  The youngsters of Rawreth F put in a really good team performance to secure a 5-4 win away to Invicta B.  Ben Matthews and Paul Sims, scoring two wins each and Jack Hympfen-Jones adding the vital point, but none of them could get the better of Invicta B's John Golding.  Hullbridge F's Shannon Rolfe scored an excellent maximum against Legra D to earn her side a 6-3 win.  Shannon was well supported by two point earner Sam Lowman, with Sid Dorn added the final point.     Charles         

4th Division

A maximum for Castle Point B's Ben Brook proved decisive in their match against Hullbridge G, helping them to a 5-4 win. Russell Fosh and Kevin Farrow performed strongly for Hullbridge G, each winning a brace. Hockley B proved too strong for Customs B with Paul Strutt, Paul Henlen and Josh Copeland each scoring maximums without reply from the visitors. Richard Kidd was unlucky not to salvage a point for Customs, losing 11/9 in the deciding game to Josh Copeland in a closely fought encounter.     Simon

Week 3 commencing 3rd October 2010

Premier Division.

There was an impressive performance by Chris Jacob for early season pacesetters Rawreth A as they secured an 8-1 victory over Hullbridge A.   Runnymede and Rawreth B keep the pressure on our leaders with 8-1 and 6-3 victories respectively. Particularly impressive stuff from Rawreth B who overcame a very strong Legra A side in a great game with only Tony Halling securing a maximum. The final two games of Week 3 featured one side with only two players, Legra C, who were always up against it and they went down 8-1 to Lentern B; but Colin Chatfield and Keith Adams overcame the loss of a third player to record a 5-4 win for Rayleigh Mill over Rawreth C.   Duncan

Division One

Lentern C, Rawreth D and Canvey A all maintained their 100% records in the league this week. Rawreth D beat Hullbridge B 6-3 where Matt Rolfe secured his 2nd hat trick of the season and Andy Seabrook getting 2 wins for Hullbridge. Lentern C's Ian Rattray and John Lott again got maximums against Hadleigh Forum B but Mick Tappenden managed to salvage a point for the losing team. Warehouse A are still looking for their first win of the season after going down 5-4 to Lentern E. Kim Shead manage to secure 2 wins for the A team but Wayne Farmer's hat trick managed to give Lentern the edge in this one.   Andy

Division Two

Despite a Craig Harris maximum, Whittingham lost away to Warehouse 5 -4. However, Warehouse then went on to lose 7 -2 away to Rawreth E, for whom Alan Tideswell and Gus Heath were undefeated. Whittingham didn't fare much better in their next match, despite another maximum from Craig, losing at home 4 – 5 to Forum C. A hat-trick from Kieran Skeggs could not prevent Canvey C winning away 5 - 4. Emily Godfrey was unlucky not to win for the home side in two nail-biting 5 setters. Hullbridge were too strong away at Basildon Hospital, an Andy Seaman treble ensuring all the points. In other matches, despite adversities, Hullbridge C beat Rawreth E 5 -4 and two-man RESSC A easily overcame Invicta A 6 -3.   David

Division Three

Early leaders Castle Point A inflicted a 7-2 defeat on Hullbridge E, thanks to unbeaten performances by Barrie Delph and Keith Neville.  A hat trick from Chris Taylor and a point a piece from Steve Marr and Jan Thorpe was just enough to secure a 5-4 win for the David Lloyd Centre over St. Peters, as was Simon Hawker's hat trick for Runnymede D in their 5-4 win over Invicta B, where Simon was ably supported by two point earner Barry Edgar.  Maximums from Pam Swan and Sarah Mapes and a brace from Maureen Cooper led RESSC B to an emphatic 8-1 victory over Legra D.  Canvey D's Geoff Banthorpe and Steve Parker also recorded hat tricks against Rawreth F, with Mervin Francis collecting two wins but losing to Rawreth's Zac England.   Charles

Division Four

Only two results were posted in this Division, this week, so come on Captains, do your bit!! The two results were both 9-0 wins for the youngsters of TT-on-Sea @ David Lloyds B over Canvey E and the strong Castle Point B side against the youngsters of Rawreth Juniors.   Simon

Week 2 commencing 24th September 2010

Premier Division.       Kevin Read and George Reeves both secured maximums for Rawreth A in their 8-1 victory against Lentern A, Terry Guymer preventing the whitewash with a close fought victory over Lee Prentice.  Stuart Gibbs also secured a maximum as reigning champions Runnymede kicked off their season with a 6-3 win over Rayleigh Mill. Week 2 of results also saw wins for both Legra teams with maximums for the A team's Paul Whatton and John Poysden, and for Owen Warren and Jamie Willson of Legra C in wins over Hullbridge A and Hadleigh Forum A respectively.   Duncan

Division 1       Early pace setters are Rawreth D after the 5-4 victory over Warehouse B in which Gus Heath secured a hat trick. A Tony Westwell hat trick also helped Canvey B get their first win of the season over Hullbridge B. The D and E teams of Lentern went head to head with the D team winning 6-3 with the D team's Terry Jasper securing a maximum. The Lentern C and Canvey A teams also secured wins.   Andy

Division 2       Forum C proved too strong for Wakering - Dave Thomas winning all his games in an 8 – 1 mauling. In their first game of the season, newly-relegated Whittingham overcame Hullbridge C, with Craig Harris and John Blackman both scoring maximums in their 7 – 2 win. Canvey C were involved in two closely-contested games, neither of which went their way. Firstly Basildon Hospital overcame them 5 – 4 thanks to a maximum from Adrian Atkinson. They were then denied by the same score against Invicta A – Shelley Woolley playing up won the final game of night to edge it Invicta's way.   David

Division 3       Hullbridge E secured a narrow 5-4 win against Invicta B thanks to an excellent hat trick from super sub Ian McCloud, playing up from Division 4 and a point a piece for Steve Smitheman and Bill Hoy.  Elsewhere, the Castle Point A team of Barrie Delph, Tony Ayliff and Keith Neville stormed through their match with Hullbridge F 9-0, 8 of the 9 games being won 3 straight.  Steve Marr and Jan Thorpe maintained their 100% records for the David Lloyd Centre against Legra D with an 8-1 victory; Legra D's Dan Sanderson prevented the whitewash with a 3-0 win over Chris Taylor.  Canvey D's Geoff Banthorpe recorded another maximum in his sides' 6-3 win over Runnymede D, as did Hullbridge D's Paul Ogden in his sides' 5-4 win over RESSC B.    Charles

Division 4       A late result from last week saw Rawreth Juniors triumph 6-3 over Canvey E, with a maximum for Nick Tyson. This week's biggest winners were Hadleigh Forum D, with maximums from Bob Gabe and Terry Faires in their 8-1 victory over Hullbridge H. Another big win was recorded by Hockley B with a 7-2 win over Warehouse D and with a Maximum from Paul Strutt. The final result received was a good 6-3 win for Hullbridge G over Canvey E with maximums from Russell Fosh and Ian McLeod. This Division looks very open at this early stage of the season.   Simon

Week 1 commencing 17th September 2010

Premier Division

The withdrawal of Legra B from the Premier Division meant that defending champions Runnymede A must wait a week before beginning the defence of their title. This enabled likely title challengers Rawreth A, Legra A and Rawreth B to steal a march on their rivals, each recording impressive 9-0 victories over Rawreth C, Lentern A and Hullbridge A respectively.     Duncan

1st Division

Colin Clements, Matt Rolfe and Neil Want all secured maximums in their 9-0 victory against newly promoted Lentern E.  Roy Thomas also secured a maximum for Customs A but was unable to prevent his team from losing to Hadleigh Forum D 5-4. In the Lentern derby, the C team went away with bragging rights after a 6-3 win over the D team. There were also wins for Hullbridge B, Warehouse B and Canvey A in the opening week of the season.     Andy

2nd Division

RESSC A look the team to beat after last season's relegation. They overcame a strong Rawreth E side 5 – 4 despite a Gus Heath maximum. Newly-promoted TT–on-Sea @ David Lloyd A, struggled, losing 7 – 2 to Invicta A; Neil Daines managing a maximum for Invicta.  Kieran Skeggs scored all the losers' points. Cliff Noakes won all his games for 2-man Wakering, but it was not enough to overcome Warehouse C who won 6 – 3. In the only other game reported, Tony Coeshill was unbeaten for Runnymede C as they overcame Forum C 6–3.   David

3rd Division

The David Lloyd Centre and St. Peters have started the season strongly by recording 8-1 victories against Hullbridge D and Legra D respectively.  Steve Marr and Jan Thorpe were undefeated for the David Lloyd Centre, as was Paul Reed and Ken West for St. Peters.  Canvey D's Geoff Banthorpe recorded a maximum in his side's 7-2 win over Hullbridge E.  Geoff was ably supported by Rob McDonald and Steve Parker, who each recorded braces but couldn't find a way past Hullbridge's 2 point earner Neal Klyman.  Elsewhere, Castle Point A also recorded a 7-2 win thanks to hat tricks from Barrie Delf and Keith Neville.  Jack Hympfen-Jones' treble was enough to secure a 6-3 win for Rawreth F over Runnymede D.  Barry Edgar fairing best for Runnymede with two wins, narrowly losing in 5 to Jack.     Charles

Division 4

Hullbridge H made an impressive start to the season, recording an 8-1 victory over Customs B. Grant Burgess and Harry Obeney were undefeated for the Hullbridge team. Maximums for Bob Gabe and Simon McKenzie helped Hadleigh Forum D to a win over Warehouse Centre D. The youngsters of TT-on-Sea @ David Lloyd B secured an emphatic 7-2 victory over Hullbridge G with Behn Taylor taking maximum points for his side.   Simon

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