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Press Reports 2012-2013 by your Divisional Results Secretaries:-

Duncan Taylor (Prem), Andy Seabrook (1st), David Barnes (2nd) & Barrie Delf (3rd)
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Week 26 & 27 Commencing 14th/ 21st April 2013

Premier Division

Week 26

When a very strong Rawreth A team came up against a two man Thorpe Bay B side there was only going to be one outcome and that was a 9-0 win to the team of Kevin Read, Tony Halling and Adam Brewer. This win now sees Rawreth ten points clear at the top of the division and with just two games to go this now looks like it is their title to throw away now. Thorpe Bay A kept in touch with Rawreth A with a good 7-2 win over fourth placed Lentern A. Alex Abbott as usual went undefeated and Terry Guymer with the two wins for Lentern over John Monk and Stuart Kimm. The third team in the title race, Runnymede A, also had a good week with a 7-2 win over Rawreth C. Special mention in this one to Colin Clements who had good wins over Sam Lowman and Dave Bowles for the Rawreth consolation. Rayleigh Mill inflicted a 9-0 win over a Lentern B side that now looks consigned to Division One table tennis next season. The score only tells part of the story of a match played in a good spirit with some good play from the visitors. No more so than from Ray Farmer who was playing up from division one and who treated those present to some of his distinctively stylish backhands.

Week 27

Rawreth A took a massive step this week to retaining the Premier division as not one but two 100% records went in their game against Runnymede A. Rawreth inflicted the first defeat of the season for Runnymede as they took the match 6-3 and the match also saw Kevin Caldon drop his first game of the season after 43 unbeaten games as he went down in 5 close games to Tony Halling. Thorpe Bay A won’t give up till the very end of the season though and moved closer to Rawreth A with a 9-0 victory over Thorpe Bay B. James Denyer again impressing with three wins to back up the maximums of Alex Abbott and Mark Stones. Denyer has only played a couple of games this season so one we’ll need to watch for some big wins next campaign. So with one week left Rawreth need a 7-2 win from their final game to confirm that the title is theirs but a lesser victory maybe enough depending on Thorpe Bay A final results. Away from the title challenge, Rayleigh Mill were back at their old stomping ground this week as they travelled to Warehouse A and the familiar surroundings provided the backdrop for a solid 8-1 victory for the Millers. Warehouse worked hard as always but were no match for the more seasoned campaigners. An excellent win for Ollie Podd against Rob Harris but Steve Sawyer and Duncan Taylor proved a bit too strong on the night. In the final game of the week Rawreth B overcame a two-man Rawreth C 5-4, two wins apiece for the C Team’s Ben Matthews and Trevor Ward.   

Duncan Taylor

 

Division 1

Week 26

Lentern C have moved back to the top of division 1 after a 7-2 win over Hockley A. Mike Grout was in great form winning his 3 on the night, but his team mates Pat White and Chris Crooks were both unable to get the better of Hockley's 2 game winner Tony Vassello. Rawreth D also had an impressive win over Customs A. Roy Thomas won his 3 for Customs although was made to work for it having beat Neil Want deuce in the 5th. Paul Sims backed Neil with 2 wins which helped give Rawreth D the edge. Hullbridge C beat a strong Canvey A team 7-2 with Andy Seaman doing most of the damage winning his three on the night. Again his team mates were unable to match Andy's hat trick losing to Canvey's two game winner Gavin Warner respectively.

Week 27

The top two met this week with Castle Point A beating Lentern C 5-4 which was decided in the last game of the night. With Castle Points Simon Jacobs and Lentern's Les Taylor both unbeaten on the night, they met in the last game and Simon won 3-0 to give his side the victory. Simon was also backed well by Barrie Delf who won two games, losing to Les in the 5th. Another match which went to the last game was that of Canvey A's and Rawreth (RESSC). Rawreth's Chris Nunn has played well to win all his three, but Canvey's two game winners Terry Giddens and Gavin Warner helped Canvey to a 5-4 win. Hullbridge C are having a strong end to the season with both Linda Attridge and Bill Smith earning hat tricks against Lentern E and winning the game 7-2. There was also a hat trick for Pete Saunders in Hullbridge B's 6-3 win over Hadleigh Forum A.

Andy Seabrook

 

Division 2

Week 26

Rawreth E’s continuing good form was too much for two-man Whittingham. Despite a maximum from John Blackman for the home team, Jan Thorpe, Aaron Crisp and James McDowell prevailed 6-3 for the visitors. Hockley B won 5-4 on their visit to Wakering. There were no maximums. Two each for Hockley’s Keith Abbott and Josh Copeland (playing up from Division 3) were matched by two each from Wakering’s Cliff Noakes and Dick Gilbert. However, Brian Bissenden’s single made all the difference for the visitors in a close match.   

Week 27

Leaders Hadleigh Forum C roll on towards being crowned champions, with a 9 – 0 away win at Hullbridge E. Tony Mace, Dave Thomas and Mark Everard did all the damage. Second placed Canvey B maintained their position with a 6 – 3 win at Rawreth E.  Talbot Wiseman, Tony Reed and Des Duffield each won two for the visitors, whilst Keith Cullen managed the same for the home side, with James McDowell grabbing a good win.

Third placed Invicta A entertained Runnymede C. Maximums from Neil Daines and John Golding (playing up from Division 3) swung the match for the home side. They eventually ran out 8 – 1 winners; Mac Neife saving the visitors’ blushes. The twin threat of Craig Harris and John Blackman was too strong on their visit to Hockley B. Paul Henlen, Laurie White and Brian Bissenden recorded one win apiece for the home side in a 6 – 3 away win. Warehouse C are doing their best to climb out of the relegation zone. They managed a 7 – 2 home win over fellow strugglers Rawreth Juniors A to aid their cause. A maximum from Darren Launder, with two each from John Allen and Phil Mardle saw them home; whilst Nick Tyson and Matt Terry scored one each for the youngsters.

David Barnes

Division 3

Week 26

Warehouse D have moved to the top of the Division with a 7-2 win over Hullbridge H. However all the chasing pack have games in hand. A hatrick from Dave Walton with two each form Frank Gomez and Pat Webb was enough to see them through, but Zoe Davis put up stubborn resistance and scored both points for the Hullbridge juniors. Hullbridge F moved up the table with a 5-4 win over Hockley D thanks to 3 from Tony Molisso and 2 from Bill Hoy. Liam Squirrell scored two for the home side. With many games going to deuce, the final score could have been very different. Finally, Canvey E beat Rawreth juniors B by 6-3. Ray Baker scored a maximum aided by two from Stuart Curham. Adam Hill played well to score two for the juniors. In some late scores for last week, Hullbridge H were unable to fulfil their fixture with Canvey E who claim the 9-0 victory and Hullbridge F overcame Hockley C 5-4 (which will be reflected in next week’s table). As we are coming to the last week,  I would be grateful if any teams involved in missing results could let me know any scores they may have, thank you.

Week 27

With one week to go it’s getting very close at the top of Division 3. Only 6 points separate the top 5 teams, but RESSC look favourite with games in hand. Hullbridge F took over the lead for the first time in a while with a convincing 9-0 win over Customs B with Dave Booroff, Bill Hoy and Tony Molisso all unbeaten on the night. Invicta B move up into 2nd also with a 9-0 win over Hockley D, maximums from John Golding, Chris Gregory and Mike Keeble completed the win. Castle Point C lost 7-2 to the much improved Hullbridge H juniors having gone 8 games unbeaten previously. Zoe Davis got her hatrick and was supported by two each from Dan Payne and Sam Fullick. RESSC B won 6-3 at Hockley C with all the team contributing two but no-one able to defeat Dennis Squirrell who got the 3 for Hockley C. Final result saw Hullbridge G proving too strong for Hockley E with an 8-1 result. Both Jo Hills and John Mundy getting hat-tricks with two from Graham Gregory. Barbara Boshell scoring the consolation for Hockley. One late result from last week saw the juniors from Rawreth overcome Customs 6-3, who were only able to field two players.

Barrie Delf

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Week 24 Commencing 1st April 2013

Premier Division

Southend champion Kevin Read was in fine form as he led a Rawreth A side to an 8-1 victory over Rayleigh Mill. Kevin was ably backed up by George Reeves and Adam Brewer who won the game of the night in a tight 5 sets of attack v defence against Duncan Taylor. Taylor with the consolation win against Reeves for the Millers. Runnymede A kept up their 100% record this season but fell another couple of points behind Rawreth A in the chase for the title. This was due to a 6-3 win over Lentern A with 3 wins apiece for Kevin Caldon and Dave Bowles and 3 good wins for Charlie Bates, Paul Brown and John Cleasby over Gary Baker. 

Hadleigh Forum’s Dave Bassett was the only undefeated player as the Forum overcame Lentern B 6-3. Hadleigh’s other points came from John Tendler and Neil Barker with 2 wins and 1 win respectively.   

Duncan

 

Division 1

Lentern C are back at the top of Division 1 after a good victory over promotion hopefuls Hadleigh Forum B. Mike Grout and Les Taylor were in great form winning their 3 games on the night and setting up the victory. This now leaves them 7 points clear of the chasing pack although most of the other teams have a game in hand. Customs A lost ground on the leaders after having come up against an inspired Bill Smith who won his three for Hullbridge C and led them to a 6-3 victory over Customs A. Bill was backed by two wins from Andy Seaman, but he was unable to match Bill's feat having lost to Customs 2 game winner Brian Rackham. A Matt Rolfe hat trick helped the Hullbridge D team beat the B team 6-3. He was backed up by Sid Dorn who played well for his two wins. Elsewhere there was another close game between Lentern D and E with the D side narrowly winning 5-4 thanks to a Terry Jasper hat trick.    Andy

 

Division 2

Runnymede C recorded a useful win 7 – 2 away to Hockley B. Phil Digby was unbeaten for the visitors, assisted with two each from Steve Giles and Mac Neife. Rawreth E also had a 7 – 2 away win at Castle Point B. The in-form Aaron Crisp and James McDowell each won three for Rawreth. Canvey B had no problems on their travels, overcoming lowly Rawreth Juniors A 9 – 0. Wakering recorded a useful 6 – 3 win at home to Hullbridge E. Veteran Dave Accleton recorded a maximum and was well supported by Cliff Noakes. Paul Ogden managed two for the visitors. Third played fourth when Invicta A entertained Canvey C. Three wins each for David Barnes and Neil Daines contributed to a 7 – 2 home win result that did not reflect the closeness of games.

David

 

Division 3

Easter week, and Castle Point have kept up their latest form to go top of the table following an 8-1 win at Canvey E. Maximums from Paul Thompson and Kevin Cox along with two from Richard Riebold gave them the victory with only Stuart Curham providing any resistance with the consolation game. Invicta boosted their position with a 9-0 victory against Hockley E with a team effort from John Golding, Chris Gregory and Mike Keeble. Finally, the youngsters of Hullbridge H won a close battle against Customs B, despite a maximum from Amar AlSoufi. Zoe and Emily both contributed two with Sam providing the extra point.    Barrie

 

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Week 23 Commencing 17th March 2013

Premier Division

A great match this week between Rawreth C and Rayleigh Mill, some good close games with two wins a-piece for Dave Colwill, Ben Matthews, Russell Mills and Steve Maltby. Trevor Ward fought well but missed out twice in 5 setters and with the score at 4-4 Ben Matthews succumbed to the vast experience of Maltby as the Rayleigh man took the final game for the 5-4 win. Rawreth A were in imperious form with a 9-0 win over Hullbridge A. Hullbridge’s Richard Brown coming closest to stopping the whitewash as he pushed Adam Brewer all the way, in a match that was evenly poised in every set.  Thorpe Bay A kept up their challenge as they ran out 8-1 winners over Hadleigh Forum A - largely thanks to hat tricks from John Monk and Alex Abbott. Final game of the week saw all 6 players contribute at least one win for their side but it was 2 wins apiece for Ollie Podd and Martin West that tipped the balance for Warehouse A in a 5-4 win over Lentern B.   Duncan

 

Division 1

There are now only 5 points separating the top 4, and all 4 teams have a chance to go up as we draw near to the end of the season. Castle Point A missed a chance to extend their lead at the top and were defeated 5-4 by Hullbridge C. Andy Seaman and Bill Smith both played well for the Hullbridge team winning their 2 matches, with Maxine Abbot picking up the important 5th point. Castle Point A are now tied at the top with Customs A who had a convincing 7-2 win over Lentern E with Roy Thomas and Brian Rackham doing most of the damage by winning their three games. An unfortunate incident meant Canvey A lost ground on the leaders and were only able to field the one player in their game with Lentern D, however Lentern D were only able to field 2 players so this left a final score of 5-2 to Lentern D. Elsewhere Hadleigh Forum B continued their winning streak and beat Hullbridge D 7-2 with Tony Jacks winning his three and Chris Nunn was in good form for Rawreth (RESSC) winning his three in the bottom of the table clash with Hockley A which finished 7-2 to Rawreth (RESSC).    Andy

 

Division 2

Leaders Forum C roll on towards promotion; this time thanks to another 9 – 0 home win over Wakering. Russell Bright, Mark Everard and Graham Farmer were all too strong for their visitors. Fourth place Canvey C also managed a maximum in their home win over Warehouse C. Peter Cray, Lee McGonagle and Gordon Johnstone were all unbeatable. Invicta A managed to scrape a win on their visit to Canvey D. Adrian Atkinson won two for Canvey, but a maximum from the visitor’s Neil Daines and two from David Barnes, saw Invicta over the line. The third island team in the division, Canvey B, beat two-man Whittingham 7 – 2. Tony Westwell overcame John Blackman in the game of the night and there were wins for Talbot Wiseman and Des Duffield.

Castle Point B were the winners on their visit to Hullbridge E. Improving John Beddow was undefeated and, with two from Martin Roberts and a single from Tony Ayliffe they were too hot for the home team. Sue Reece won two for Hullbridge.    David

 

Division 3

RESSC B moved further ahead at the top of the table with a 6-3 win against one of the chasing pack, Invicta B. The damage was done by maximums from Frank Hooper and Lou Hopkins. Castle Point kept up their recent good form with a 9-0 win against Customs B. Maximums from Dave Humphreys, Colin Smith and a rare maximum for the resurgent Kevin Cox brought home the points for the Council team. Warehouse D kept their hopes alive with a slim 5-4 win over Canvey E, thanks to a full house from Pat Webb. The final result this week saw the ever-improving youngsters from Hullbridge H win 7-2 against Hockley D. Restricted champion Dan Payne, scored a maximum ably assisted by two each from Emily Smith and Sam Fullick.    Barrie

 

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Week 22 Commencing 11th March 2013

Premier Division

Rawreth A won again to keep up their title challenge, this time 8-1 over a two man Hadleigh Forum side. The Forum’s lone victory coming from a John Tendler win over Chris Jacob. There was a much closer battle when Hullbridge A hosted Rawreth C this week with a tight 5-4 victory to the Hullbridge side. The wins shared between a Hullbridge side of Tim Pang, Nigel Lamb and Glen Johnson in what was a real team effort. Duncan Taylor

Division 1

"It's all very close at the top with 5 teams fighting it out for the top 2 positions. Currently Castle Point A occupy top spot thanks to a Simon Jacobs hat trick helped his team to a 5-4 win against Lentern E. Keith Neville backed Simon up with 2 wins but lost to Lentern's 2 game winner Brian Spencer. A two man Hullbridge D team played well against Warehouse B and picked up a 5-4 win. Matt Rolfe won his 3 on the night and was backed up by Steve Marr winning two however he could not get the better of Joe Williams who added one point to the three Warehouse already had. Another 2 man team put in a team effort to narrowly lose 5-4 to Hullbridge B. Both Mike Nunn and Gary McCarthy won 2 each to pull off a good result in their fight for survival! Elsewhere Hadleigh Forum are still in with a shout for promotion after a 5-4 win over Rawreth D and a Roy Thomas hat trick helped Customs A beat Canvey A 6-3".
Andy Seabrook

Division 2
A maximum from Canvey D ‘s Adrian Atkinson helped give them only their second win of the season away to Warehouse C. Two wins from Geoff Banthorpe and one from Rob MacDonald made sure of the result.

At the other end of the table, two wins for each of Tony Westwell, Talbot Wiseman and Tony Reid gave hosts Canvey B a 6 – 3 win against Castle Point B. Martin Roberts had two creditable wins for the visitors.

Leaders Forum C were too strong when visiting Castle Point B. Only one win from the home side’s John Beddow saved their blushes in a 1 – 8 reverse. Forum’s Mark Everard and Dave Thomas were unbeaten.

In a similar vain, Hockley B’s Paul Strutt saved the whitewash when he won his side’s only point in an 8 – 1 defeat on their visit to Invicta A. Dave Barnes and Neil Daines recorded maximums.

Rawreth E edged the result 5 – 4 on their visit to Runnymede C. Two each from James McDowell and Jan Thorpe were assisted by one from Aaron Crisp, who made the difference for the second week in a row. Two each from the home side’s Phil Digby and Steve Giles were just not enough. David Barnes

Division 3

RESSC B moved further ahead and are looking strong in the run in. A 5-4 win against Hullbridge F, another of the title contenders , thanks to a good all round effort. Dave Booroff’s maximum not enough to give the visitors the win. Warehouse D maintained the pressure with an 8-1 win against Customs B. Maximums from Dave Walton and Chi Cheung did the damage with only a consolation by Gaye Dean saving the Custom blushes. Castle Point C kept up their recent good results with an 8-1 win against Hockley D. Maximums again from Paul Thompson and Richard Riebold and two from Colin Smith gave the Council men their win, with only a single point from Liam Squirrell providing any resistance. Barrie Delf

 

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Week 21 Commencing 4th March 2013

Premier Division

The main title contenders were in fine form this week and the battle for the top remains on a knife edge. Rawreth impressed with an 8-1 win over Warehouse A. Ollie Podd was in good form for the visitors accounting for their one win with victory over Chris Jacob and also pushing Southend restricted singles champ Charles Sweeney all the way in 4 close games. Newly crowned Southend men’s singles Champion Kevin Read, as one would expect, remained undefeated.
There were also convincing wins for Thorpe Bay A and Runnymede A over Lentern B and Thorpe Bay B respectively, the maximum points win for Thorpe Bay A coming through hat-tricks from Alex Abbott, John Poysden and John Monk.
There was a closely fought match between Rawreth C and Hadleigh Forum A with super-sub Paul Churn picking up a hat-trick, Dave Colwill with two wins and Ben Matthews with 1 win meaning a good 6-3 team result for Rawreth C and their 4th win of the season. Duncan

 

Division 1

"Castle Point A are the form team at the moment knocking Current leaders Canvey A off top spot after a 9-0 win over the Islanders. Castle Point's night was made easier in the fact Canvey could only field two players and Keith Neville won 2 decisive 5 setters over the 2 man team. Lentern C are back at the top after a 7-2 win over Hullbridge D. Les Taylor was the best player for Lentern winning his three, however Pat White and Mike Grout could not get the better of Hullbridge D's 2 game winner Lee Grant. The Hullbridge B & C teams met in a close encounter that went down to the last game of the night with the B team beating the C team 5-4. There were no hat tricks on the night which showed how close the games were. Hadleigh Forum B are still in the mix to get promotion after a 6-3 win over Rawreth (RESSC). The very consistent Mick Tappenden won his three on the night but his team mate Tony Jacks could not follow suit as he missed out on his hat trick losing to Rawreth (RESSC)'s two game winner Chris Nunn" Andy

 

Division 2

Top team Forum C continue inexorably towards promotion; this week with another 9 – 0 win, this time over the game youngsters from Rawreth Juniors.

Third place Invicta A slipped up 5 – 4 away to Rawreth E. Two wins for Keith Cullen and the fast-improving James McDowell, plus an all-important single contribution from Aaron Crisp swung things in the home team’s favour, despite a brace each from the visitors’ David Barnes and Neil Daines.

Fourth-place Canvey C closed the gap with a fine 7 – 2 win away to their club’s D team. A maximum from Peter Cray and two each from Lee McGonagle and Gordon Johnstone inflicted the damage, although Adrian Atkinson’s pair made the D team’s score respectable.

Whittingham could only muster two men for their home game against Wakering. Despite an unbeaten evening by Craig Harris, the visitors came out 5 – 4 winners.       

Another two-man team came a-cropper this week. Warehouse C couldn’t turn out a full team for their visit to Hockley B. Darren Launder won two for the visitors. However, a win each from Laurie Witte, Paul Strutt and Dennis Squirrel resulted in a 6 – 3 home win.

Runnymede C succeeded 6 – 3 away to Hullbridge E, thanks to maximums from Steve Giles and Chris Lui. David

Division 3

It’s getting very tight at the top but RESSC B still lead the pack. Warehouse D have moved into second spot despite losing 5-4 to Hockley D, thanks to a team effort. Two each from Liam Squirrell and Kevin Blythe with one from Phillip Pond saw them home despite an unbeaten night for Charlie Felton. Invicta B moved into third again losing 5-4 to Hullbridge F. Two from Tony Molisso and Bill Hoy and one from son, Graham won the match despite Shelley Woolley’s hattrick for the visitors. Castle Point C moved into fifth with a 9-0 win over Hockley C, thanks to Dave Humphreys, Paul Thompson and Richard Riebold. Finally, Canvey E moved into a mid-table position thanks to an 8-1 win over Customs B. Stuart Curham and Ray Baker scored three each with two from Ross Warner, with Bala Chalasni scoring the consolation for Customs. Barrie

 

 

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Week 20 Commencing 24th February 2013

Premier Division

With the Closed Championships finals night this week, a reduced programme saw Rawreth A keep up their pressure on Runnymede A and Thorpe Bay A with a comfortable 9-0 win over bottom side Lentern B. Adam Brewer, Charles Sweeney and George Reeves the unbeaten players for Rawreth. The only other game this week saw Rawreth B sneak past Rayleigh Mill 5-4 despite a hatrick from the Mill’s Steve Sawyer. Wins for Rawreth B from Eric Green, Babul McLeod and Bruce Kettle.    Duncan

 

Division 1

Due to a few games being on finals night, there were only a couple of games in division 1 this week. Castle Point A have been moving up the table of late and a 9-0 win over a good Lentern D team will have a few teams watching over their shoulders. Hat tricks for Barrie Delf, Ev Lucas and Simon Jacob don't tell the full story as five of those games went to five sets with Ev Lucas winning all his in five, one deuce in the fifth. Canvey A have put a bit of daylight between them and Customs A after beating Hockley A 8-1. Ray Wilson and Terry Giddens both won their three, with Tony Vassello getting the sole point for Hockley A over Tony Giddens. A resurgent Rawreth (RESSC) side have now won two on the bounce and beat Warehouse B 6-3 in a close bottom of the table clash. Chris Nunn was the star performer winning his three for Rawreth, supported with 2 wins from Gary McCarthy. Tony Wright was Warehouse B's best player with two wins.    Andy

 

Division 2

Bottom of the table Rawreth Juniors celebrated their first win of the season with a 5 – 4 home victory over two-man Wakering. It was not Wakering’s week, as they also lost 6 – 3 at home to Castle Point B. Two wins each for John Beddow, Tony Ayliffe and Martin Roberts saw the visitors over the line. Whittingham had slightly better fortunes than Wakering, firstly, with only two players, losing 7 – 2 away to Runnymede C, for whom Chris Liu won both his matches, including an excellent win in the fifth set over Craig Harris. However, they followed this with a 6 – 3 away win over Castle Point B with Craig and John Blackman both having unbeaten nights. Fourth-placed Canvey C did a demolition job at home to Hockley B, with maximums from Peter Cray, Gordon Johnstone and Lee McGonagle. Whilst third-place Invicta A were denied a similar result by Paul Ogden of visitors Hullbridge E. David Barnes and Neil Daines recorded maximums in the home sides’ 8 – 1 win.    David

 

Division 3

RESSC B moved to the back of the top of the division, thanks to a rearranged fixture which saw them beat Hockley C, 8-1. Maximums from Frank Hooper and Lou Hopkins and 2 from Maureen Cooper sealed the win. Warehouse D move clear into second spot but lost 6-3 to Hockley C. Maximums from Dennis Squirrell and Ashley Seymour ensured that Hockley came out the winners. Hullbridge G lost the advantage to close the gap going down in a close game against Castle Point C 5-4 mainly thanks to an unbeaten night from the Point’s Paul Thompson. Other games saw the youngsters of Hullbridge H take the match against Hockley E 6-3, mainly thanks to a maximum from Emily Smith. The final match reported saw Hockley D take the win 6-3 against Canvey E thanks to a good team effort led by Liam Squirrell with a hat-trick.    Barrie

 

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Week 19 Commencing 10th February 2013

Premier Division    Week 18.            Dave Bassett continued his good form this season with three wins against a strong Rawreth B side. Unfortunately it was not enough to earn his Hadleigh Forum team the win as they went down 5-4 to a Rawreth B side of Babul Mcleod, Bruce kettle and Eric Green. A magnificent win by Rawreth C’s Ben Matthews over Steve Muth of Thorpe Bay A was the only highlight for the Rawreth side in an otherwise predictable top of the table vs bottom fixture and an 8-1 result to Thorpe Bay A. A great team effort for Rayleigh Mill meant that they were able to exact revenge on a Thorpe bay B side who had trounced them 9-0 during the first half of the season. A maximum for Steve Sawyer backed up by two wins from Rob Harris and a victory for Russell mills over Kieran Skeggs meant the Millers came away 6-3 winners.

 

Week 19    Runnymede A kept up their 100% record this season with a thumping 9-0 win over mid-table Rayleigh Mill. Steve Maltby coming the closest to stopping the whitewash with an 11-9 in the 5th game defeat to Gary Baker. Runnymede’s main rivals now look to be Rawreth A as they came out on top in the match that pitted 2nd v 3rd in the table against one another. Rawreth A fielded arguably their strongest side of Tony Halling, Kevin Read and George Reeves and this led to an impressive 7-2 victory over Thorpe Bay A. Alex Abbott with the Bay’s two wins over Reeves and Read. Rawreth B had some close matches this week despite beating Hullbridge A 8-1. Keith Adams beat Nigel Lamb 12-10 in the 5th set. Bruce Kettle has been playing well and had two close matches against Richard Brown and Tim Pang but managed to come out on top on both occasions. There was a good close clash between two bottom of the table teams with Rawreth C enjoying a rare 7-2 win over Lentern B. There was a hat-trick for Rawreth’s Dave Colwill whilst John Lott & Steve Appleby picked up a win each for the visitors.    Duncan

 

Division 1    Week 18.            Customs A are now at the top of the division after a 6-3 win over Hockley A. Roy Thomas won his three on the night and was backed up by Brian Rackham with two wins. Lentern C have moved into second after they lost to Hullbridge C 7-2. Andy Seaman got a hat trick for Hullbridge with both Bill Smith and Matt Rolfe looking to do the same, however they both lost 5 setters to Lentern’s 2 game winner Mike Grout. It was three wins out of three this week for all the Hullbridge teams in division one with Peter Saunders in good form for Hullbridge B as his three wins helped Hullbridge B beat Lentern D 6-3. Andy Seabrook got 2 wins but lost to Lentern D's Dave Kirsten who was Lentern’s best player on the night with two wins respectively. Hullbridge D completed the hat trick of Hullbridge wins with a 6-3 win over Rawreth RESSC. Both Lee Grant and Matt Rolfe won their three games to help them to the win."

 

Week 19         Hadleigh Forum B were in deadly form as they beat Lentern E 9-0. Tony Jacks, Dave Woolmer and Mick Tappenden were all too strong for the E team on the night however Wayne Farmer almost nicked a point for Lentern but lost to Mick in 5 sets. Canvey A were also victorious in a close match with Hullbridge B. Four of the matches went to five sets including the last game where scores were tied at 4-4. Gavin Warner and Terry Giddens both won 2 on the night and Ray Wilson got the all important win over Jean Chasmer to give Canvey the game and keep them in the hunt for promotion. Castle Point A also run out convincing winners over team at the top Customs A. Brian Rackham scored the two points for Customs respectively. Warehouse B have put together a good run of form this time with a good win over Hullbridge C winning 5-4. Jim Stait and Tony Wright won 2 each for the visitors but Andy seaman can count himself unlucky to be on the losing side having won all his three for Hullbridge C.    Andy

 

Division 2    Weeks 18 & 19   Leaders Hadleigh Forum C continued their good run of results with an 8 – 1 win away to Warehouse C. However, the home side’s Darren Launder continued his personal scalp-hunting, by beating Forum’s Graham Farmer. Three each from Dave Thomas and Mark Everard made the win secure. Forum’s next game saw them entertain Invicta A. Mark Everard and Russell Bright won all their games, but Invicta managed to claw back three games in a 6 – 3 loss. Invicta A then turned in a shock result, overcoming second place Canvey C 7 – 2. The home team’s David Barnes and Neil Daines’ maximums made all the difference. The damage could have been even worse had not Canvey’s Tony Westwell overcome Invicta’s Michael Piper 14 – 12 in the fifth set. Next, Canvey B overcame Runneymede 8 -1 at home. Tony Westwell and Talbot Wiseman recorded maximums, whilst Macdonald Neife saved the visitors blushes overcoming Des Duffield. Canvey’s C team carried on their steady progress at home to Hullbridge E, winning 8 -1. Gordon Johnstone and Peter Cray were both unbeaten. Hullbridge’s Janet Finch overcame Alec Taylor for their only point. Hullbridge E edged a close match at home to Warehouse C. The visitors’ Peter Maslankas maximum was not quite enough, as two wins each from Bob Shingleton-Smith and Sue Reece, with one from Janet Finch saw Hullbridge win the match.     David

 

Division 3    Week 18.            A good 9-0 result for Hullbridge F against Rawreth Juniors B this week pushes them to the top of the table and in a challenging position against RESSC. Maximums from Tony Molisso and son and father team of Bill and Graham Hot saw them through against the Juniors. Invicta B kept up the pressure with a 7-2 win against Hullbridge H, but Zoe Davis from the H team showed her potential with good wins against John Golding and Mike Keeble, but Shelley Woolley continued her good form with a maximum. Warehouse D have kept on the pressure with an 8-1 win at Hockley E, Dave Walton and Pat Webb unbeaten with Charlie Felton adding 2, but losing out in the fifth to Darren Johnson for a consolation point. RESSC B missed the opportunity to move nearer the top losing 5-4 to Castle Point C. Paul Thompson again was unbeaten, with 1 point apiece to Dave Humphreys and the resurgent Kevin Cox. Sarah Mapes and Lou Hopkins contributing two each to the RESSC score. Final result saw Hullbridge G just ahead of RESSC with a 6-3 win over Canvey E. Keith Fullick with 3, Jo Hills with 2 and Graham Gregory with 1 secured the win with Dave Short providing some resistance with 2 games for the islanders.

 

Week 19.        Warehouse D have managed to go joint top with Hullbridge F (who were without a game this week) after beating Hullbridge H 7-2, but have played a game more. Maximums from Dave Walton and Frank Gomez helped secure the victory.  RESSC B have moved into 3rd thanks to a 6-3 win over Hullbridge H, thanks to maximums from Frank Hooper and Sarah Mapes, with all the Juniors managing one win. Castle Point C did their hopes no end of favours with a 9-0 victory over Hockley E, the team of Richard Riebold, Dave Humphreys and Colin Smith all recording maximums. Canvey E managed to overcome Hockley C 7-2 thanks to three from Ray Baker and two each from Stuart Curham and Ross Warner, the only resistance coming from Terry Lazarus with two wins. The final game reported this week gave Customs B a good 8-1 win against Hockley D. Amar Alsoufi and Richard Kidd remained unbeaten in the match, with two added by Glen Kilgour, only Philip Pond managing to add one for the away side.    Barrie

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Week 17 Commencing 27th January 2013

Premier Division

Dave Calleja and Eric Green were in fine form this week as they, able assisted by Emily Godfrey with two wins, were unbeaten in Rawreth B’s 8-1 victory over Warehouse A. The Warehouse will now be watching over their shoulders at the two teams below them in the table to ensure they keep them at arm’s length. Top of the table Runnymede A won again this week with a 7-2 victory over Hadleigh Forum A. Stuart Gibbs remained unbeaten while the Forums’ wins came for John Tendler and Dave Bassett over Dave Bowles and Gary Baker respectively. Lentern B’s Steve Appleby played well this week but proved to be Lentern B’s only resistance to the A team as they went down 7-2. Steve recorded two good wins against Paul Brown and Steve Woodley but couldn’t get the better of the impressive Charlie Bates who recorded a hattrick.  Duncan

 

Division 1

Canvey A and Lentern C are now joint top after results on week 17. Canvey A beat Warehouse B 6-3 with Gavin Warner playing well for the Islanders winning his 3 games on the night and was supported by Tony Giddons with 2. Warehouse's best player was Tony Wright winning 2 out of his 3 games. Lentern C came out on top in a close derby game with Lentern E winning 5-4. Both Les Taylor and Mike Grout won 2 each for the C Team. Customs A are only 2 points off the leaders after a 5-4 win over Hullbridge B. Roy Thomas came away with a hat trick with Peter Saunders and Andy Seabrook winning 2 a piece to give Hullbridge their 4 points. The match between Hadleigh Forum B and Lentern D also finished 5-4 with the Lentern winning the game on the final game of the night. Peter Pond and Terry Jasper got 2 wins each but the game could of swung in Hadleigh Forum's favour had Anthon Ranjit Singh not lost 2 of his 3 games deuce in the 5th.    Andy

 

Division 2

Catching up with results has favoured fifth placed Whittingham. Wins over fourth-placed Canvey C (6 – 3) and third-placed Invicta A (7 – 2) have propelled them to fourth. The dual threat of John Blackman and Craig Harris (both with maximums in each game) did the majority of the damage, although Dick Mann recorded a good win over Invicta’s Michael Piper. All these results don’t affect the top two, who serenely sail on towards promotion. Leaders Hadleigh Forum C overcame Canvey C 8 – 1. Peter Cray’s win over Forum’s Mark Everard was Canvey C’s only success with both Tony Mace and Russell Bright unbeaten for Forum. Second place Canvey B overcame Warehouse C by the same 8 - 1 score. For the second week in a row          Warehouse’s Darren Launder upset one of the division’s high flyers; this time overcoming Canvey’s Tony Westwell in a close-fought five setter. Maximums by Tony Reed and Talbot Wiseman saw the Islanders safely home. The division’s third Canvey team (Canvey D) came a cropper on their visit to Hullbridge E.  With only a two-man team, they were unable to beat the home side’s Paul Ogden and Sue Reece. Meanwhile, a mixture of youth and experience did the trick for Rawreth E. Keith Cullen won all three of his games, whilst two from James McDowell and one from Aaron Crisp gave them a 6 – 3 win over Hockley B. Paul Strutt managed a pair of wins for the visitors.

David

 

Division 3

Despite losing 6-3 to Castle Point C, Invicta B have moved to the top of the table this week. Mike Keeble scored 2 for the visitors, but a maximum for Paul Thompson and 2 for Colin Smith and a rare point for Kevin Cox saw them home. A great game between Warehouse D and RESSC B saw the Warehouse team win by 5-4. Frank Gomez scored a maximum which included a good win against previously unbeaten Frank Hooper and 2 from Dave Walton was enough to see them home and move them to second in the table. Hullbridge G moved up the table too thanks to a 7-2 win away at Customs B. Maximums from Captain Jo Hills and Keith Fullick helped see the Hullbridge side to their victory, with Gaye Dean and Richard Kidd scoring the consolation points for Customs. In the battle of the E’s, Canvey v Hockley, the island side came out on top 7-2. All 3 island players contributed with Dave Short and Archie Blackburn providing 2 each and Ray Baker with a maximum. The only resistance from Hockley came from Liam Squirrell who added the 2 consolation points.    Barrie

 

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Week 16 Commencing 20th January 2013

Premier Division

Top of the table Runnymede A showed great respect to Warehouse A by fielding their strongest side at the Warehouse Centre and duly dispatched them 9-0. Despite the defeat, to the Warehouse players it was like a lowly minnow team drawing Manchester United in the FA cup and they felt it a great privilege to play current and former England internationals. The Rawreth C v Hullbridge A match this week saw a lot of close matches with both sides coming out on the right side of some tight 5 setters. Ben Matthews had a good night with a convincing win over Tim Pang as well as nudging past Nigel Lamb. Dave Colwill also beat Pang and Lamb but with Colin Clements registering a duck, Richard Brown's hattrick made the difference on the night with Hullbridge edging the win 5-4. Elsewhere Hadleigh Forum welcomed back Neil Barker from knee injury and he was able to contribute a win in their 7-2 victory over Thorpe Bay B assisting Dave Bassett and John Tendler who both won their three games. Finally this week Rawreth B maintained their position in mid table as they overcame bottom side Lentern B 7-2 with Bruce Kettle winning his three backed up by two wins a piece from Emily Godfrey and Eric Green

Duncan

 

Division 1

Performance of the week goes to Canvey A who beat leaders Lentern C 9-0 and left themselves firmly in the promotion mix. The successful team consisted of Ray Wilson, Terry Giddons and Tony Giddons. Hot on Lentern C's heals is Customs A who were 6-3 winners over Hadleigh Forum B with Roy Thomas doing most the damage with 3 wins and supported by Dave Morgan with two. Hullbridge C were also in good form beating Rawreth D 9-0 thanks to hat tricks from Andy Seaman, Lin Attridge and Maxine Abbott. A Simon Jacobs hat trick also helped Castle Point A to a 7-2 win over Hullbridge B. Barrie Delf and Keith Neville both won 2 for Castle Point to give them the victory.

Andy

 

Division 2

In this weeks all-Canvey tie, the C team entertained the B team. Form prevailed with Tony Westwell and Tony Reed unbeaten in the B team’s 8 – 1 win. Leaders Hadleigh Forum C also visited the island to take on the Canvey D team. What should have been a routine win for the visitors was made a little more interesting, thanks to two wins from the home side’s Adrian Atkinson, However, a maximum from Tony Mace ensured Forum came out 7 – 2 winners. Invicta A were too strong for a two-man Wakering side. The home team made light work of their visitors in a comfortable 9 – 0 win. Castle Point B recorded an excellent 7 – 2 win away to Runneymede C, with two wins each for Martin Roberts and Tony Ayliffe. In a close match at the Warehouse Centre, Whittingham overcame the home club’s C team 5 – 4. Craig Harris’ maximum made all the difference for the visitors, but the home team’s Darren Launder had the result of the week, beating John Blackman in a 5-set classic. Despite being unbeaten in his team’s visit to Hockley B, Paul Ogden’s Hullbridge E side went down 6 – 3. Two each from the home side’s Paul Strutt, Paul Henlen and Brian Bissendon made the difference.

David

 

Division 3

Hullbridge F leapfrog to the top of the table with a great 8-1 win over Castle Point C. The main damage was done by Dave Booroff and Tony Molisso with maximums, Colin Smith stopped the rot for Castle Point by just edging out Bill Hoy in the fifth set of their game.

Customs B overcame Hockley E 7-2, Dave Airey scored a maximum with support from Glenn Kilgour and Eddie Huen with two each. Liam Squirrell scored the two for Hockley but was unable to beat Dave.

The final result saw Warehouse D win 5-4 against Invicta B. Dave Walton beat previously undefeated John Golding in the final game to win it for them but came unstuck against previous teammate Shelley Woolley. Frank Gomez also won 2 for Warehouse, but was unable to beat John, and Barbara O’Brien added 1 in a real team effort.

Barrie

 

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Week 15 Commencing 13th January 2013

Premier Division

Rawreth B had Bruce Kettle to thank for their two wins in a 7-2 defeat to Thorpe Bay A. Bruce scored fine wins over Richard Stubbington and John Poysden, Alex Abbott remained unbeaten once again for the Bay. It seems we have a three way tussle for the title this year with Thorpe Bay being joined in the shake up by Runnymede A and Rawreth A, both of whom also won this week against Lentern B and Lentern A respectively. Elsewhere Glen Johnson was in fine form as he recorded 3 wins for Hullbridge in their 6-3 win over Rayleigh Mill. Colin Chatfield with two wins over Tim Pang and Nigel Lamb for the Mill.    Duncan

 

Division 1

Lentern C got the better of their D team winning 6-3. The match was closer than the scoreline suggests with Lentern C winning 3 out of the 4 five setters. Customs A are second after a 5-4 win over Warehouse B. Roy Thomas won all his three games for Customs and both Tony Wright and Joe Williams won 2 games each to give Warehouse B four points on the night. Hullbridge B's Peter Saunders and Andy Seabrook both got hat tricks in their match with Hockley A as they won 6-3 on the night. Bottom side Rawreth D had a great win over Lentern E which finished 7-2 to Rawreth. This was mainly thanks to Neil Want and Adam Deadman both winning their 3 games on the night.    Andy

 

Division 2

Hadleigh Forum C march on at the top of Division 2. Tony Mace, Dave Thomas and Mark Everard each contributed to another fine 9 – 0 win at home to Hockley B. In the clash between two Canvey teams, Adrian Atkinson’s win for the D team avoided a whitewash away to Canvey B. Maximums from Tony Westwell and Talbot Wiseman ensured the B team hold on to second place with their 8 – 1 win. A face-saving single win from Martin Roberts also ensured Castle Point B salvaged some pride in an 8 – 1 home defeat to third place Invicta A. Michael Piper and Neil Daines were again undefeated for the visitors. At the other end of the table an excellent maximum from Peter Mazlanka gave fourth from bottom Warehouse C victory away to rivals Wakering 7 – 2. Dave Accleton and Dick Gilbert got consolation wins for the home team. Rawreth E sent out the big guns for their visit to Hullbridge E. Nunn brothers Chris and Mike both made rare appearances – Mike for the first time in 8 years. Aided by Jan Thorpe, all three had an easy night, strolling to a 9 – 0 win.    David

 

Division 3

Only two full results received this week. Invicta B secured a 6-3 victory against Canvey E thanks to maximums from Shelley Woolley and Mike Keeble, taking them to the top of the table. All the Canvey team managed to win 1 game against John Hill, who was pulled from retirement in the absence of Mr 100%, John Golding. John was very unlucky taking both Ray Baker and Dave Short to 5 sets. In the second game, Hullbridge F won a close game against warehouse D 5-4 to take them to second in the table. Frank Gomez was unbeaten for the home team, but two wins apiece for Jo Hills and Tony Molisso plus one from Steve Smitheman secured the win for Hullbridge. Chi Cheung was very unlucky for the home team losing all 3 games to 5 sets.    Barrie

 

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Week 14 Commencing 6th January 2013

Premier Division

Rawreth A remain at the top of the Premier Division by defeating their B team 9-0. Keith Adams played well for Rawreth B with all his matches going to a fifth set.  Unfortunately, Keith was on the wrong end of the score line in each match. There was another 9-0 loss for Rawreth C but this didn't fairly reflect the good fight put up in the match. Ben Matthews was unlucky to lose in 5 to Terry Guymer and Dave Colwill pushed Django Fung all the way but just lost out in the 5th. Runnymede A remain unbeaten as 3 wins from Kevin Caldon and 2 each from Stuart Gibbs and David Bowles provided the points for them to beat Thorpe Bay A 7-2. Alex Abbott picked up the 2 points for Thorpe Bay. Finally this week there was a 7-2 win for Rayleigh Mill over Hadleigh Forum A. Colin Chatfield was unbeaten for the Millers backed up by Steve Maltby and Russell Mills who won 2 each, Dave Bassett stopping the whitewash for the Forum.    Duncan

 

Division 1

Lentern C are still top of the league despite losing their second game of the season to Customs A. Custom's Roy Thomas was too good for anyone on the night winning his three and it came down to the final game of the night with the scores at 4-4, Brian Rackham beat Mike Grout to give Customs the win. Canvey A are starting to move up the table after a convincing 8-1 win over Rawreth D. Terry Giddons and Gavin Warner won their three, and youngster Adam Deadman had a good win over Ray Wilson to give Rawreth D their solitary point. Another Lentern side were on the wrong end of a 5-4 defeat as their D team lost to Hullbridge D. Matt Rolfe and youngster Sid Dorn won two games each for Hullbridge but missed out on hat tricks losing to Lentern’s 2 game winners Peter Pond and Ray Farmer respectively. Castle Point A's game with Warehouse B also went the distance with Castle Point winning the match 5-4 on the 9th match.    Andy

 

Division 2

Hadleigh Forum C consolidated their position at the top of Division 2 with a comfortable 9 – 0 away win over the youngsters of Rawreth E. Russell Bright, Graham Farmer and Mark Everard were all undefeated. Invicta A also had a comfortable 9 – 0 win over Rawreth Juniors A. David Barnes, Michael Piper and Neil Daines were unbeaten. Although Darren Launder scored a maximum for home team Warehouse C, it wasn’t enough to avoid defeat to Castle Point B, for whom Tony Ayliffe, Ben Brook and Martin Roberts all scored two wins in their 6 – 3 success. Alec Colvin’s single win was sufficient to save Wakering’s blushes on their visit to Canvey C. Gordon Johnstone and Lee McGonagle’s maximums in a long night of several 5 set matches ensured the home side ran out 8 – 1 winners.    David

 

Division 3

Happy New Year to everyone and the second half of the season kicks off. League favourites, RESSC B carried on where they left off with a 9-0 win against Hockley D, maximums for Pam Swan, Sarah Mapes and Frank Hooper placing them at the top of the table with a game in hand. All the players from Hockley were playing up from their E team and found the pace a little too hot. Castle Point C also won 9-0 against Rawreth Juniors, Paul Thompson, Dave Humphreys and Richard Riebold all winning 3 but Adam and Will took Dave to 5 in two of his games. Hullbridge F had a good 8-1 win against Canvey E which has moved them up to joint 3rd in the table with Warehouse D, maximums for Tony Molisso and Dave Booroff with a supporting 2 from Graham Hoy., Ray Baker gaining the consolation for Canvey. Finally Invicta B move into second place due to a 6-3 win against Customs B. A rollercoaster game between Amar and Mr 100% John Golding, with John coming out on top and preserving his record.     Barrie

 

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Week 13 Commencing 9th December 2012

Premier Division

Runnymede A continued their unbeaten run this season with a closely fought 5-4 win over last year’s champions Rawreth A. Things are really hotting up at the top of the table as we reach the halfway point in the season and if Runnymede can keep their run going it will them celebrating come April. This win came in no small part to Kevin Caldon who won his three games against a strong Rawreth side and a win a piece for Stuart Gibbs and Dave Bowles over Charles Sweeney and George reeves respectively. Winter flu hit Rayleigh Mill this week, meaning that they had to field just two players against Warehouse A. The two remaining Millers Duncan Taylor and Colin Chatfield didn’t let the cold get them down however as they triumphed 6-3 over Warehouse A in a match played in a really great spirit. Rawreth B showed no mercy to their C team and ran out 8-1 winners with maximum wins for Keith Adams and Eric Green, Ben Matthews scoring a good win over Babul McLeod for the Rawreth C reply. In the final game of the week there were two wins apiece for Hadleigh Forum’s Dave Bassett, John Tendler and Paul Fawell none of who however could overcome Glenn Johnson in their sides 6-3 victory.    Duncan

 

Division 1

Lentern C extended their lead at the top thanks to a 5-4 victory over Castle Point A. Barrie Delf won all his games for Castle Point on the night and was unlucky to be on the losing side.  Customs A also recorded an 8-1 win over Hullbridge D with Roy Thomas and Dave Morgan doing most of the damage. Hullbridge's Grant Burgess won the first game of the night but from then on, it was all Customs. The match between Hadleigh Forum B and Hullbridge B went down to the final game of the night with Hullbridge B victorious winning 5-4. Hadleigh's Dave Woolmer and Hullbridge's Pete Saunders met in the final game of the night, both having not lost a game, but Peter won it 3-1 to take the match. Canvey A and Hullbridge C won their games 7-2 against Rawreth (RESSC) and Lentern E respectively.    Andy

 

Division 2

Two 8 – 1 wins have pushed Canvey C to joint third in Division 2. Firstly they entertained Rawreth Juniors A, and then they were too strong when they visited Castle Point B. In both matches Peter Cray and Gordon Johnstone were unbeaten for the Islanders. Nicholas Tyson saved the Juniors’ blushes and John Beddow did the same for Castle Point. Wakering pulled off a fine away win 6 – 3 at Hockley B. Cliff Noakes was their hero with three, but he was well supported by Dave Accleton with two and one from Jenny Butler. A brace from Paul Henlan was not enough for the home side. Canvey B were far too strong for a young Rawreth A team. Tony Westwell, Des Duffield and Tony Reed were all unbeaten in a 9 – 0 home win. A maximum from Phil Digby was not enough for Runnymede C when Invicta A visited them. Two each from Neil Daines and Michael Piper and an all-important single from Barrie Murphy gave the visitors a close 5 – 4 win. Thanks to unbeaten nights from Dave Thomas and Graham Farmer, with two wins from Tony Mace, leaders Hadleigh Forum C had a comfortable 8 – 1 win at home to Hullbridge E.    David

 

Division 3

As we move closer to the halfway stage, Warehouse D have eased into top spot but the teams below have a number of games in hand. An 8-1 win with maximums from Charlie Felton and Dave Walton and two from Dave Penketh were enough to seal the win with a consolation game from Adam Hill. Invicta B move into second place with a 7-2 win over Hockley D, and it looks like John Golding will remain unbeaten at the halfway stage with another maximum and two each from Shelley Woolley and Mike Keeble. Dennis Squirrell scored two for the home side but was unable to overcome John despite the match going to 5 games. The Final result received this week was a 6-3 win for Hullbridge H over Castle Point C. There were many close games, Richard Riebold won 2 for Castle Point but Sam Fullick was on top form and won all 3, with Emily Smith continuing her good run winning 2.    Barrie

 

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Week 12 Commencing 2nd December 2012

Premier Division

The fact that Runnymede A beat Rawreth C by the score of 8-1 this week actually disguises the fact that there were a couple of really close matches in this one. Colin Clements  v Gary Baker resulted in a 5th end win to Gary who benefitted from some words of wisdom from Stuart Gibbs as he trailed 2-0 to come back and win 3-2. A similar comeback came as Chris Aukett found himself 2-0 down to Dave Bowles but managed to turn it round to record Rawreth's only point. There was a good match, played in the right spirit as Warehouse A came up against Hullbridge A.  Warehouse, whose players are all improving and fighting hard but finding it tough in the Premier division went down 7-2. Rayleigh Mill bounced back from last week’s defeat with a 6-3 win over Lentern B, the trio of Steve Maltby, Rob Harris and Russell Mills all with two wins a piece, two wins for Steve Appleby and one for John Lott in return for Lentern. Thorpe Bay B attempted to do their A team a favour this week and take some points off of title contenders Rawreth A. They managed to take two games with both Kieran Skeggs and Richard Stubbington recording good wins over Lee Prentice. Kevin Read and Charles Sweeney proving too good on the night thus the match ended 7-2 to the Rawreth side.    Duncan

 

Division 1

Hullbridge B are joint top with Lentern C thanks to a 6-3 win over Warehouse B, however Lentern C have 2 games in hand. Peter Saunders and Andy Seabrook hat tricks helped Hullbridge B to the win on the night. Customs A are in the mix of Promotion after a 7-2 win over Rawreth D. Roy Thomas was able to win his 3, but his fellow team members could not get the better of Adam Deadman who won the two points for Rawreth D. Castle Point A also had a good victory over a young Hullbridge D side winning 7-2. Barrie Delf played well to win his three, and was backed up by Simon Jacobs and Keith Neville who both won two respectively. 7-2 was a popular scoreline this week as Canvey A also beat Hullbridge C by this score thanks in main to a Ray Wilson hat trick.   Andy

 

Division 2

Away wins were the norm this week. Runnymede C’s 8 – 1 win over Warehouse C was the largest margin. Maximums from Phil Digby and Steve Giles with two from Ann Adlington gave them a convincing victory. New signing Peter Mazlanka managed the one win to save the home team’s blushes. Rawreth E managed one less in their 7 – 2 win at Wakering. James McDowell scored a maximum for the visitors, whilst Dave Accleton scored both the home team’s points. Castle Point B overcame Canvey D 6 – 3 thanks to two each from Tony Ayliffe, John Beddow and Paul Thompson with Rob MacDonald gaining two of the home team’s points. The same 6 – 3 away win was the outcome on the visit of Canvey B to Hullbridge E. Tony Westwell, Tony Reed and Talbot Wiseman each managed two and Paul Ogden two for Hullbridge.    David

 

Division 3

RESSC B have put a bit of daylight between themselves and the chasing pack with a 7-2 win over Hullbridge G thanks mainly to maximums from Frank Hooper and Lou Hopkins. Warehouse D moved into second spot thanks to a 2 man effort from Frank Gomez and Dave Walton winning 5-4 against Hullbridge H, Dan Payne beating Frank on the night, but the missing player and points may prove to be crucial in the run in. Invicta stay in the hunt in 3rd place thanks to a 6-3 win at Hockley C with John Golding keeping his 100% record and Shelley Woolley adding 2. Terry Lazarus managed to win 2 for the visitors but could not better John. The final result for this week saw a 6-3 win for Hullbridge F over Hockley D. 3 for Dave Booroff, 2 for Bill Hoy and 1 for Graham Hoy gave Hullbridge F the victory with Dennis Squirrell getting two for the visitors, unluckily losing to Dave 14-12 in the fifth.    Barrie

 

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Week 11 Commencing 25th November 2012

Premier Division

Wins for Berti Makolli over Paul Fawell and Martin West over Dave Bassett were all that Warehouse A had to show for their efforts as they went down 7-2 to Hadleigh Forum A this week, John Tendler remaining unbeaten for the Forum. Mark Stones was the man of the match as Thorpe Bay A consolidated their position at the top of the division with a 7-2 win over Rayleigh Mill. Mark won all of his games and was ably supported by John Monk and John Poysden with two wins apiece. Duncan Taylor with the two wins for the Millers.  

The Thorpe Bay B v Rawreth C match this week saw some very close games with the Bay winning 2 of the 3 which went to 5 helping them to a 6-3 win. The successes for Rawreth came in the shape of wins for Chris Aukett and Ben Matthews over Kieran Skeggs and Dave Colwill over Richard Stubbington, Gurjit Bhambra remaining unbeaten for Thorpe Bay. In the final game this week Nigel Lamb and Richard Brown were in good form as they helped Hullbridge a to a 7-2 win over Lentern B, the consolation wins for Lentern coming from John Lott and Malcolm Henstock who both managed to get the better of Matt Rolfe.    Duncan

 

Division 1

Lentern C are still top of the division, but suffered their first loss of the season after a close match with Hullbridge B ended 5-4 to Hullbridge. The match went to the final game with the scores tied at 4-4; Andy Seabrook beat Les Taylor 8 in the 5th to give Andy a hat trick and the visitors the win on the night. Peter Saunders also played well winning two on the night however lost to Lentern's Mike Grout who also won two on the night. Girl Power helped Hullbridge C beat Lentern D 6. Linda Attridge won her three on the night and was back by Maxine Abbott who won two games also. Rawreth (RESSC) put in a great performance to beat a good Customs A side 6-3. Ron Coutts did most the damage with three wins but was helped out by Paul Churn winning two games. Lentern E won 7-2 against Canvey A with Brian Spence winning three on the night, and Warehouse B were also victorious over a two man Hadleigh Forum B team 6-3.    Andy

 

Division 2

Another maximum from Peter Cray gave visitors Canvey C a 5 – 4 win at Runnymede C. Two from Lee McGonagle swung the top of the table clash between leaders Forum C and Canvey B ended with advantage to visitors Forum. In a close 4 - 5 contest, Tony Westwell won two for the hosts, whilst Mark Everard managed two for Forum. Russell Bright also won two for the visitors. However’ his 100% record fell to the islanders’ Talbot Wiseman. Hockley B had a profitable visit to Castle Point B, winning 6 – 3, thanks to two wins apiece from Paul Strutt, Paul Henlen and Keith Abbott. Tony Ayliffe managed two for Castle Point. Three wins each for Dick Mann and Craig Harris meant two-man Whittingham were too strong for Hullbridge E, winning 6 – 3.     David

 

Division 3

RESSC B take over the top position this week with an emphatic 8-1 win against Hockley E. Sarah Mapes and Pam Swan were unbeaten, Kevin Blythe took a close game to avoid a whitewash and David Cross was unlucky to lose one of his games 3/2. Warehouse D are level on points but lost a close game this week 5-4 to Castle Point C. Paul Thompson was again unbeaten with three for the visitors with Ro Brett contributing two for the home side, everyone else won 1 game. Invicta B kept up the pressure with a good 7-2 win against Hullbridge G. Hullbridge H fared better and won 8-1 against Canvey E, 6 promising young players battling late into the night. Emily Smith won all 3 for the first time in only her 4th match, Zoe Davies won all 3 and Sam Fullick won 2 as Hullbridge claimed a convincing victory, with Alfie Curtis claiming the consolation point for Canvey. The final result for this week saw Hullbridge F take the spoils 5-4 against Hockley C despite only managing to field two players. Tony Molisso with 3 and bill Hoy with 2 doing the damage.    Barrie

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Week 10 Commencing 18th November 2012

Premier Division

Former Southend Men’s Singles Champion Tony Halling made the difference for Rawreth A against Rayleigh Mill, winning all three of his matches.  Duncan Taylor also had his say on the match, by getting the better of both Kevin Read and George Reeves in games that saw some great defence v attack rallies.  The match score finished 7-2. There was also an emphatic 9-0 win for Thorpe Bay A over Hullbridge A to take them to the top of the table with John Poysden, Alex Abbott and John Monk all recording hat tricks. Closest match of the night was John Monk's recovery from 2 games down to beat Richard Brown 11-4 in the 5th.    Duncan

 

Division 1

The top two met this week with Lentern C continuing their unbeaten run by beating 2nd placed Hadleigh Forum B 6-3. A team performance from Crooks, Taylor and Grout who all won 2 games apiece but could not get the better of Hadleigh's hat trick hero Tony Jacks. The Hullbridge D team beat 3rd placed Hullbridge B 5-4 with an impressive performance from junior Grant Burgess for the D Team who won his 3 games on the night with two of them going to 5 sets. Customs C beat Hullbridge C 6-3 with Roy Thomas winning his three on the night for Customs. The Lentern D Team beat the E Team 8-1. Dave Kirsten and Terry Jasper both won three, but Peter Pond was unable to match their feat, losing to Brian Spencer in 5 sets. Elsewhere there were 5-4 wins for Rawreth D and Castle Point A over Hockley A and Rawreth (RESSC A) respectively.    Andy

 

Division 2

Visiting two-man Whittingham were unable to slow leaders Hadleigh Forum C’s momentum. The home team prevailed 7 – 2, thanks to a maximum from Russell Bright. Invicta A triumphed 6 – 3 when going to Canvey C. A maximum from Neil Daines gave them the edge. A hat trick by Cliff Noakes was not enough to save Wakering on their trip to Hullbridge E. Two each from Paul Ogden, Sue Reece and Anne Lane meant the home team ran out 6 – 3 winners. An over qualified team playing for Rawreth E was far too strong for visitors Castle Point B. After eight years out of the sport, Chris Nunn has already shown it is all coming back. His maximum and similar performances from Jan Thorpe and Keith Cullen resulted in a 9 – 0 win. In a closely contested match, Runnymede C came out 5 – 4 winners on their visit to Canvey D. A maximum from Phil Digby gave them the basis of their win.    David

 

Division 3

The top 6 teams seem to be bunching at the top and could see a close run-in to the end of the season.  A late result from last week saw Invicta B inflict a close 5-4 win over one of the favourites, RESSC B. They also managed to beat Hockley E by the same score line in the current week, despite only fielding two players. A maximum for John Golding and 2 from Shelley Woolley seeing them through, with Dennis Squirrel scoring the consolation. Another team only fielding two players were Castle Point C who unfortunately went down to Canvey E, Ray Baker unbeaten on the night. The Hullbridge H and Hullbridge G teams both also won 5-4 against Customs B and Hullbridge F respectively.  The 'G' team just edged it in an incredibly close game against the ‘F’s’. Dave Booroff played brilliantly and won all his games, but ended on the losing side. In the other very long and close match it went to 4-4 and left Dan Payne to win the decisive point for Hullbridge H.    Barrie

 

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Week 9 Commencing 11th November 2012

Premier Division

Rayleigh Mill moved up the table this week with a 6-3 win over Rawreth C. Duncan Taylor remained unbeaten and was backed up by Steve Sawyer, two wins and Rob Harris with one win: Dave Colwill and Chris Aukett with the reply for the visitors. Runnymede A secured a good win against Rawreth B, Stuart Gibbs and Gary Baker with maximums ensuring a 6-3 for the home side. Malcolm Henstock was a Warehouse A player at the start of the season before transferring to Lentern B after one game. This gave an added incentive for his former team mates Jim Stait, Bertie Makolli and Kim Shead to all want to beat him which they did but this didn't stop Lentern B coming away from the home of table tennis to win their first game of the season. John Lott providing a hat trick for the visitors to seal the win 5-4.    Duncan

 

Division 1

Lentern C appear to be the team to catch after another convincing win, this time over Warehouse B. Thanks in main to Les Taylor and Mike Grout hat tricks, Lentern C won 8-1 with Joe Williams playing well for Warehouse B picking up the sole point and losing to both Mike and Les in 5 sets. Hadleigh Forum B have slipped to 2nd after a close game with Hullbridge D which ended 5-4 to Hullbridge. Dave Woolmer and Tony Jacks both won two games each, but were unable to get the better of Matt Rolfe who won his three on the night. Hullbridge B are 3rd after beating Rawreth D 7-2, Peter Saunders and Andy Seabrook both with hat tricks. Brian Rackham was in great form for Customs A as his three wins helped them to a 6-3 win over Lentern E. Brian Spencer won 2 for Lentern with one of the wins a 3-2 victory over Roy Thomas.    Andy

 

Division 2

Division 2 leaders Hadleigh Forum C could do no more than win 9 – 0 to consolidate their position at the top, and that’s precisely what they did away to two-man Wakering. Maximums from Graham Farmer, Russell Bright and Mark Everard keep their promotion hopes on line. Second place Canvey B overcame fourth place Whittingham 5 – 4 away. Two wins apiece for Talbot Wiseman (including beating the previously undefeated John Blackman) and Des Duffield with a single from Tony Reed saw the islanders to success. Maximums from Michael Piper, Barrie Murphy and Neil Daines gave Invicta A a comfortable 9 – 0 win at home to Canvey D. A hat trick for in-form Peter Cray for Canvey C, with Gordon Johnstone and Lee McGonagle grabbing a pair each, saw them win comfortably at Warehouse C. Frank Gomez, playing up for the first time, bagged two for the home team. The hosts edged a close game when Castle Point B entertained Hullbridge E. Martin Roberts was unbeaten, whilst two each from Bob Shingleton-Smith and Sue Reece for the visitors ensured a close contest. Steve Giles and Phil Digby were unbeaten for Runnymede C in their 6 – 3 victory at home to Hockley B.    David

 

Division 3

Warehouse D stay top of the league this week thanks to a 7-2 win against Canvey E.  Barbara O’Brien and Ro Brett scored maximums for the league leaders, with Ray Baker and Dave Short replying with one game each for the home team. RESSC B slipped up with the chance to move top with a 5-4 loss to Invicta B. Once again, John Golding was unbeaten for the visitors with Mike Keeble adding 2. Sarah Mapes scored two for the home side but was unable to overcome John with Lou Hopkins and Maureen Cooper adding one each. Castle Point C continue their rise up the table to 3rd thanks to an 8-1 victory at Customs B. Both Paul Thompson and Dave Humphreys continue their good form, recording maximums, whilst Richard Riebold added two more losing the consolation game to Gaye Dean.  The last report received was a 6-3 win for Hullbridge F over Hockley E, with Jo Hills (playing up), Steve Smitheman and Dave Booroff all winning two for the visitors. No-one was able to beat Dennis Squirrel on the night who recorded all 3 wins for Hockley.    Barrie

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Week 8 Commencing 4th November 2012

Premier Division

A real tight affair as Thorpe Bay B overcame Rawreth B this week 5-4 with no fewer than 5 of the games going to a fifth end, the consistent Thorpe Bay B line up of Kieran Skeggs, Gurjit Bhambra and Richard Stubbington continuing their strong start to the season. Runnymede B, again hampered by not being able to field their best side went down 8-1 to Rayleigh Mill, Russell Mills and Colin Chatfield with maximums and Tony Millward with a good consolation win over Steve Sawyer.  Elsewhere there were convincing wins for last season’s top two, with Rawreth A beating Hadleigh Forum A 7-2 and a resounding 9-0 win for Thorpe Bay A over Warehouse A with hat-tricks from Alex Abbott, John Poysden and John Monk.    Duncan

 

Division 1

Hadleigh Forum B are the new leaders after a 7-2 win over Rawreth D. Colin Napper played well for his hat trick winning two 5-setters in the process, with both Mick Tappenden and Dave Woolmer winning two each but both losing to Adam Deadman respectively. Hockley A won their second consecutive game with a 5-4 win over Hullbridge C. This was mainly thanks to a Tony Vassello hat trick with the match being won on the final game of the night. Elsewhere, Brian Spencer was in good form for Lentern E as he won all his games on the night to help his side to a 5-4 win over Castle Point A, and hat tricks from Matt Rolfe and Steve Marr helped Hullbridge D to a 7-2 victory over Warehouse B.    Andy

 

Division 2

No change at the top of the division as both first and second teams recorded maximums. Leaders Hadleigh Forum C carried on their fine form winning 9 – 0 at home to Castle Point B. Tony Mace, Russell Bright and Mark Everard all had an unbeaten evening. This 9 – 0 score line was matched by second place Canvey B for whom Des Duffield, Tony Westwell and Tony Reed all recorded maximums during the visit of Wakering. Paul Strutt was unbeaten for Hockley B when they entertained Invicta A. However, two each from David Barnes, Neil Daines and Barrie Murphy gave the visitors a 6 – 3 win. Hullbridge E overcame Rawreth Juniors 8 – 1 thanks to maximums from Paul Ogden and Sue Reece. Sam Verrinder saved the youngsters from a white wash. The two-man, father and step son combination of Chris Nunn and Ken Field for Rawreth E were too strong for the three players of Runnymede C. A maximum from the fast-recuperating Chris gave the home pair a 5 – 4 win.    David

 

Division 3

A 9-0 win for Warehouse D over Customs B has pushed them to the top of the table this week with maximums for Pat Webb, Frank Gomez and Dave Walton. Unbeaten on the night also were Paul Thompson, Colin Smith and Dave Humphreys for Castle Point C against Hockley D winning 9-0 with all the games going to no more than 3. Last result of the week was a top of the table clash between Hullbridge F and RESSC B with the visitors coming in with a close 5-4 victory. Games 4 and 5 were the key matches, both being won by RESSC B, in the 5th set by the narrowest of margins. Well done to Frank Hooper who won all his matches on the night.   Barrie

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Week 7 Commencing 28th October 2012

Premier Division

Hadleigh Forum were in winning ways this week with a 6-3 victory over Rawreth C.  Rawreth’s Ben Matthews had a good win vs Dave Bassett but squandered an 8-4 lead in the 5th to lose 10-12 to John Tendler. Dave Colwill won 2 for Rawreth including a 5 setter vs Tony Jacks.  Behn Taylor had an off night losing all three. Hadleigh Forum players winning 2 each for the win. Halloween night saw a real treat for Rayleigh Mill as they tricked their way to  their second win of the season. Trailing 4-3 to Lentern A with two games to go there hardly seemed a ghost of a chance but a Steve Maltby win over Paul Brown and Duncan Taylor’s victory against Charlie Bates saw the Millers home 5-4. The church has often frowned upon Halloween and this indeed proved to be the downfall of Lentern B on fright night as they went down 9-0 to a Thorpe Bay A side, led by a Monk (John) and an Abbott (Alex), saintly John Poysden also chipping in a hattrick for good measure.

In the final game of the week Rawreth A moved ominously for their rivals to the top of the Premier Division with a 9-0 win over Warehouse A.    Duncan

 

Division 1

Lenten C continued their unbeaten start to the league with a 8-1 victory over Hullbridge D. Mike Grout and Paul Reed both earned hat tricks with Sid Dorn picking up Hullbridge's sole point respectively. Hullbridge C got the better of the B team winning 5-4 on the night. With the scores at 4-4, Peter Saunders and Andy Seaman were undefeated, but Andy came off victorious winning 8 in the 5th. Hockley A also got their first win of the season with a 6-3 win over Lentern E. Warehouse B were also victorious against Rawreth D winning 6-3 and a Roy Thomas hat trick helped Customs A beat Lentern D 5-4.    Andy

 

Division 2

8 – 1 was the favourite score in this week’s Division 2 fixtures. Firstly, maximums from Michael Piper and Neil Daines gave Invicta A a comfortable 8 – 1 home win over Rawreth E. Adam Deadman saved the visitors’ blushes with a win over Invicta’s Barrie Murphy. Next, hat tricks from Keith Abbott and Paul Henlen for Hockley B, with Lawrie Witte scoring a brace gave them the same score line away to Warehouse C. This time it was Phil Mardle who saved the home team from a whitewash. Then lastly, Tony Ayliffe of Castle Point B, got their only point overcoming Canvey B’s Tony Reed. With unbeaten evenings from both the visitor’s Tony Westwell and Talbot Wiseman, Canvey managed to keep up the consistent score throughout the division. David

 

Division 3

A good week for Warehouse D who put out a strong team against Hockley D and won 9-0 thanks to maximums from Barbara O’Brien, Chi Cheung and Ro Brett which moved them up to second in the table. Customs B were also 9-0 winners against Canvey E with Richard Kidd, Gaye Dean and Amar AlSoufi all unbeaten. Castle Point C won a close game against Hockley C, 7-2, thanks to a maximum from Dave Humphreys. Ashley Seymour put up the resistance winning 2 games and two other sets went to 5 games and could have gone either way. A first win for Rawreth Juniors B against Hockley E by 6-3, thanks to a maximum from Adam Hill and support from Will Baker and Adam Bradley, Kevin Blythe won 2 for the visitors. Final result for this week was a 5-4 victory for Hullbridge F, who kept their unbeaten record, against the previously unbeaten Invicta B. An all-round performance saw them through, although no-one was able to defeat John Golding for the Invicta team. Both Dave Booroff and Tony Molisso took him to 5 games however in an entertaining evening.    Barrie

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Week 6 Commencing 21st October 2012

Premier Division

Rawreth B kept up their solid start to the season with an 8-1 win over Rayleigh Mill. Keith Adams and Bruce Kettle remained undefeated with just a Colin Chatfield win over Babul McCloud the only blot on the Rawreth copybook.  Close matches a plenty, as Rawreth C beat Warehouse A 7-2. Six games went to 5 sets with Rawreth winning 4 of them. Kim Shead fought well and was unfortunate to have all his matches go to 5 but lose out on each occasion.  One plus point for Warehouse was a good win for Berti Makolli over Ben Matthews. This game also saw the 1st hatrick of the season for Rawreth’s Dave Colwill. Steve Appleby of Lentern B played well this week to beat Adam Brewer but despite some tight games this single win was all his team had to show for their efforts as they went down 8-1 against Rawreth A this week.    Duncan

 

Division 1

Lentern C are the new Division 1 leaders, after a Les Taylor hat trick helped them beat Rawreth D 7-2. Rawreth had Paul Sims to thank for winning the two Rawreth points. Hadleigh Forum B look like title contenders after defeating early pace setters Hullbridge C. Mick Tappenden and Tony Jacks won their 3 on the night and pushed themselves 2 points behind Lentern C. Castle Point A's Barrie Delf was in great form winning all his games against Lentern D as his side won 5-4, Sue Body was Lentern D's best player with 2 wins. A close game between Hullbridge B and Lentern E went to the last game with Hullbridge edging it 5-4.    Andy

 

Division 2

Rawreth E put out their big guns for the visit of Warehouse C. Ken Field, Jan Thorpe and Chris Nunn all made their first starts of the season, the latter after serious health problems. The home team were too strong, with both Thorpe and Nunn recording maximums. Phil Mardle saved Warehouse’s blushes in an 8 – 1 win for Rawreth. Canvey B were also too strong for the visit of Rawreth Juniors, running out 9 – 0 winners. Canvey C weren’t too far off emulating their B team, overcoming Hockley 8 -1 when they visited. Victory was sealed with maximums from Peter Cray and Gordon Johnstone, with Paul Strutt scraping the home team’s only win. Neil Daines was again the hero for Invicta A winning all three in their 7 – 2 win away to Hullbridge E. John Blackman carried on his unbeaten season with another maximum for Whittingham and was aided by a similar contribution from Craig Harris in their 8 -1 win at home to Castle Point B. Tony /Ayliffe got the visitor’s consolation.    David

 

Division 3

Warehouse D moved to the top of the table this week with a convincing 8-1 win against a two man Hockley C team. Barbara O’Brien and Dave Holland won both their matches with Ashley Seymour winning the consolation game against Curtis Brown, who managed to contribute 1 point by beating Paul Seymour in the 5th game. Canvey E moved up the table with a 6-3 win against Hockley D. Ray Baker for the home side was once again unbeaten with Ross Warner adding 2. Kevin Blythe for Hockley managed 2 wins but was unable to overcome Ray on the night. The last two results received were both 5-4 wins: the first for Castle Point C against second-placed Hullbridge G, Paul Thompson winning all 3 of his games for the Council team. All of Hullbridge’s points were hard-fought and won in 5 games. The last game was won 5-4 in favour of Hullbridge H against Hockley E, thanks to a team effort and two points apiece for Dan Payne and Zoe Davis. Dennis Squirell was unbeaten for Hockley but still ended up on the losing side.    Barrie

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Week 5 Commencing 14th October 2012

Premier Division

The match between last season's two top teams Rawreth A and Thorpe Bay A was the usual closely contested affair. On this occasion Thorpe Bay won 5-4 thanks to an Alex Abbott hat-trick, a John Poysden win over George Reeves and a John Monk win over Kevin Read. Adam Brewer recorded two wins for Rawreth. Elsewhere, Kevin Caldon was in imperious form once again for Runnymede A as his maximum steered them to a 6-3 win over Rayleigh Mill, two wins for Duncan Taylor and 1 for Steve Sawyer in reply for the Millers. An under strength Runnymede B side were no match for Warehouse A as Ollie Podd, Jim Stait and Martin West remained unbeaten in a 9-0 whitewash. Another emphatic win came in the shape of Rawreth C’s 8-1 victory over Lentern B. The ever-improving Ben Matthews and Colin Clements with 3 wins a piece, Steve Appleby with the consolation win over Chris Aukett. A closer game on Friday at Hullbridge as the home team edged out Rawreth B 5-4. A maximum for Rawreth’s Keith Phillips was in vain as Tim Pang, Nigel Lamb and Glen Johnson all contributed for the hosts. The final game this week was another 8-1 victory, this time for Lentern A against Hadleigh Forum A. 3 wins each for Charlie Bates and Django Fung, Dave Bassett with the reply for the Forum.    Duncan

Division 1

Hullbridge C extended their lead at the top by beating Warehouse B 7-2. Hullbridge's Andy Seaman won his three games, but the rest of his team only managed two win on the night, both losing to Joe Williams of Warehouse B. Lentern C are 3 points behind after a 6-3 win over RESSC. Mike Grout got a hatrick on the night for Lentern and was backed up by Paul Reed with two wins. Roy Thomas and Dave Morgan hat tricks were enough to give Customs A a 6-3 win over Castle Point A. Elsewhere an Andy Seabrook hat trick helped Hullbridge B to a 5-4 win over Canvey A, Hadleigh Forum beat Lentern E 6-3 with Colin Napper winning his three on the night and Hullbridge D won 9-0 against a two man Rawreth D team.    Andy

 

Division 2

Leaders Hadleigh Forum C had an unbeaten evening from Mark Everard to thank for their 6 – 3 win away at Invicta A. Two from Dave Thomas and one from Graham Farmer completed their scoring, whilst Michael Piper recorded two for the home team. Second-placed Canvey had a comfortable win 7 -2 away to Runnymede C. Three from Tony Westwell with two each from Talbot Wiseman and Des Duffield did the damage. Elsewhere another island team, Canvey D didn’t fare so well, going down 8 – 1 at home to Hockley B. Maximums from Keith Abbott and Paul Henlan saw the visitors easy winners. Rob McDonald saved the islanders’ blushes. There was a closer encounter when Castle Point A entertained Wakering. Despite an unbeaten spell for Cliff Noakes for the visitors, two each from Martin Roberts and Tony Ayliffe and one from Dave Humphreys, making his season debut, got the council team past the post 5 – 4 winners.    David

 

Division 3

RESSC B moved joint top of the table with Invicta this week after a 6-3 win over Hullbridge H, Pam Swan doing the main damage with a hat trick helped by 2 from Lou Hopkins.  Keith Fullick put up some resistance winning 2 but was unable to beat Pam. Customs B moved into 3rd position with a resounding 8-1 win against Hockley D, Amar AlSoufi and Dave Airey on top form recording maximums; Barbara Boshell provided the only real resistance beating Bala Chalasani in 5. Castle Point C boosted their position with an 8-1 victory against Hockley E, with both Paul Thompson and the improving Dave Humphreys unbeaten on the night, with Dennis Squirrel comprehensively beating Richard Riebold in the first game to avoid the whitewash.  In the final match reported this week, Canvey E beat Hockley C 6-3, however with many of the games going close and to five sets the match could have gone either way, only Ray Baker from Canvey achieving a maximum on the night.    Barrie

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Week 4 Commencing 7th October 2012

Premier Division

Another good victory this week for Thorpe Bay B with their 3rd straight win of the season. This time it was an impressive 9-0 win over an experienced Rayleigh Mill side including an impressive hat-trick by young Keiran Skeggs against his previous club. Rawreth B beat Hadleigh Forum A 7-2 this week due in no small part to an untroubled maximum for Keith Adams. The Forum's two points coming from wins for Dave Bassett in five over Keith Phillips and John Tendler in four over Babul McLeod. Two wins for Richard Brown were all Hullbridge A had to show from there encounter with Runnymede A as they went down 7-2. Hullbridge weren’t helped by fielding a two-man side as they faced a strong Runnymede side featuring Dave Bowles, Gary Baker and Kevin Caldon.    Duncan

 

Division 1

Hullbridge C are still at the top of the league despite losing a close game to Lentern C 5-4. Chris Crooks and Les Taylor both won 2 games a piece with Mike Grout winning the final game of the night to give Lentern the match. Hadleigh Forum B's good start to the season continued with a 6-3 win over Canvey A. Dave Woolmer picked up his 2nd hat trick in three games, and was backed by Mick Tappenden with two wins. Peter Pond was in good form as his three wins helped Lentern D to a 6-3 win over Hullbridge B, and Customs A won a close game with Hockley A 5-4 thanks to a Roy Thomas hat trick.    Andy

 

Division 2

Hadleigh Forum C move to the top of Division 2 after a couple of convincing wins. First they overcame Canvey 8 – 1 away, with Dave Thomas and Mark Everard unbeaten. Then they demolished Warehouse C 9 – 0 at home, thanks to maximums again from Thomas aided this time by Tony Mace and Russell Bright.  Second-placed team Canvey B entertained third place Invicta A in what turned out to be the closest of matches, going all the way to the last set of the final rubber of the evening. Invicta’s Neil Daines had a fine unbeaten evening, but it was not enough to avoid the narrowest of 5 – 4 defeats, with the Islanders’ Tony Westwell and Des Duffield taking two each. Talbot Wiseman held his nerve at the end to grab the decider. Not to be out-done by their B team, Canvey D had an impressive 8 – 1 win away to Hullbridge E. Three each from Lee McGonagle and Peter Cray and two from Gordon Johnstone did all the damage. Whittingham returned to winning ways with a comfortable 7 – 2 win at home to Runnymede C. Craig Harris and John Blackman were their heroes.  Despite being a player short, Wakering were too strong at home Rawreth Juniors. A maximum from veteran Dave Accleton, supported by two from Dick Gilbert, saw them just edge out the plucky youngsters.    David

 

Division 3

Invicta B stay top of the table this week with an impressive 8-1 win against Hullbridge H. It was a strong performance from Invicta but the Hullbridge juniors are gaining experience and confidence every week. Mike Keeble and Shelley Woolley returned maximums and John Hill won 2 for Invicta. Sam Fullick and Kieran Stanley went close in many games but Dan Payne won the sole point for Hullbridge. RESSC B have a strong squad, and are pressing for a top spot, this week beating Castle Point C with an 8-1 scoreline. Both Sarah Mapes and Lou Hopkins scored maximums with Pam Swann providing 2, Dave Humphreys the only one putting up any resistance for Castle Point. Warehouse D did themselves a favour by winning 9-0 against Hockley E, with Barbara O’Brien, Dave Walton and Chi Cheung doing the damage and lifting them into 4th place. However, with such a large squad, consistency may be their downfall. Finally, Customs B beat Hockley C by 6-3, with a maximum from Amar AlSoufi and 2 from Gaye Dean to keep them in contention.    Barrie

 

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Week 3 Commencing 1st October 2012


Premier Division
Performance of the week in the Premier Division came from the Thorpe Bay B team of Keiran Skeggs, Richard Stubbington and Gurjit Bhambra as they beat an experienced Hullbridge A side 7-2. The top two teams were in impressive form as Rawreth A overcame Rawreth C 9-0 and three wins each from Alex Abbott, John Poysden and John Monk saw Thorpe Bay A claim maximum points against Runnymede B. Closest match of the night was between the promising James Marshall and the experienced John Monk, with John eventually winning 11-5 in the 5th game. Warehouse A were shocked to win their first match back in the premier league against Rawreth B. After trailing 3-2 they won the last 4 matches to win 6-3 with all 3 players contributing with 2 wins each. It was great to see the real talent of junior Emily Godfrey playing in the premier league for Rawreth B as she showed great technique and will soon be winning many matches in the league. In the final match of the week Lentern A beat their B team 8-1, the result really doesn’t do justice to the B side. Five of the games went to 5 sets but unfortunately they lost them all. Duncan

Division 1
"Castle Point A are now the joint leaders after a 7-2 win over Hockley A. Simon Jacob won his three on the night, but his team mates had to settle for two wins each, as both lost to Tony Vallasso respectively. Hadleigh Forum B came out on top against Lentern D winning 5-4. Tony Jacks played well for his three, and was backed up by Mick Tappendon who won two of his three, setting up the victory for Hadleigh Forum B. Peter Pond was Lentern D's most successful player on the night winning two games including 5 set win over Mick. A Jim Stait hat trick helped Warehouse B to a 6-3 win over Canvey A, and Customs A beat Hullbridge B 5-4." Andy

Division 2
A maximum from John Blackman was not enough to save Whittingham from defeat on their visit to Invicta A. Two each from Neil Daines and Michael Piper and one from David Barnes saw the home side edge a tight match 5 – 4.
In a similar vein, an unbeaten evening from Geoff Banthorpe was insufficient to give Canvey D victory. Two each from Paul Ogden, Bob Shingleton-Smith and Janet Finch saw visitors Hullbridge E comfortable 6 – 3 winners.
Only a single win by Jack Himphen-Jones saved Rawreth Juniors’ blushes. Castle Point B’s Martin Roberts and Tony Ayliffe won three each in a comprehensive 8 – 1 win. David

Division 3
Invicta go top of the table this week with their third win in as many weeks. John Golding has maintained his 100% record but they were pushed all the way by their opponents Castle Point C, eventually winning 5-4. RESSC B have moved to third in the table thanks to a 6-3 win and maximums from experienced players Frank Hooper and Lou Hopkins. Warehouse D were the unfortunate opposition sharing their games between them. In the final result received this week in the battle of the ‘E’s’, Hockley overcame Canvey 5-4, thanks to a maximum form Dennis Squirrell. Ross Warner and Alfie Curtis both scored 2 for Canvey, but were unable to get the better of Dennis. Barrie

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Week 2 Commencing 23rd September 2012

Premier Division

Surprise result this week as Lentern A overcame last year’s Runners Up Thorpe Bay A 6-3. Two very impressive performances by Charlie Bates and Django Fung with three wins a piece ensuring victory for the Lentern side. Rawreth A  remain unbeaten as they were 8-1 winners over Runnymede B, George Reeves and Kevin Read with three wins, Ian Tuckey with Runnymede’s consolation with a good victory over Chris Jacob. Another side with two wins from two are Runnymede A, Kevin Caldon with a maximum backed up with wins from Gary Baker and Sam Lowman. Finally this week there were wins for Babul McLeod, Bruce Kettle and Keith Phillips as Rawreth B beat a two-man Lentern B 7-2.    Duncan

 

Division 1

Hullbridge C are still top after a good 7-2 victory over Rawreth D. Andy Seaman was in top form winning all his three, but the rest of his team weren't able to match his feat, coming unstuck against Rawreth’s 2 game winner Neil Want. Lentern C are currently second after a close 5-4 win over Canvey A. Mike Grout won his three for Lentern but had 2 close 5 setters in the process. A Dave Woolmer hat trick proved crucial in Hadleigh Forum B's 5-4 win over Customs A. Both Dave and Roy Thomas were on course for a hat trick but Dave overcame Roy 8 in the 5th. Elsewhere an Andy Seabrook hat trick wasn't enough to stop Hullbridge B going down 5-4 to Castle Point A and Lentern E beat Hullbridge D 5-4 thanks in main to a Wayne Farmer hat trick. This match could have gone either way with 5 games going the distance and 3 of those being won deuce in the 5th.    Andy

 

Division 2

Catching up on reporting has put Hadleigh Forum C to the top of the Division 2 table. They were comfortable 8 – 1 winners away to late entrants Hockley B in their first match of the season: Paul Henlan saved Hockley’s blushes. Forum then followed this up with a thumping 9 – 0 win this week over division new boys Canvey D. Russell Bright, Mark Everard and Graham Farmer did the damage in equal measures. Close behind Forum are Invicta A who had Neil Daines, David Barnes and Barrie Murphy all too hot for Wakering in their 9 – 0 away win. Runnymede C repeated last week’s 7 – 2 win; this time away at Castle Point B. The early start for the home team didn’t affect Phil Digby and Steve Giles as they recorded maximums. The next instalment of the division’s Canvey local derbies saw the B team at home to the C team. The hosts were comfortable 8 – 1 winners, with maximums from Talbot Wiseman and Tony Westwell. Whittingham look to be back on an even keel after last week’s surprise reversal. Maximums from the usual suspects, Messrs Harris and Blackman, saw them overcome Warehouse C 8 – 1.    David

 

Division 3

Customs played their first game of the season and came away with a 9-0 win over Hockley E thanks to maximums from seasoned campaigners, Richard Kidd, Gaye Dean and Glenn Kilgour.  With their second win 6-3 over Warehouse D, Invicta B go top of the table. Again a maximum from John Golding supported by two from an in-form Shelley Woolley did the damage, Jonathan Allen replied with two for the visitors. RESSC B won by the same score against Canvey E thanks to hat-tricks from Frank Hooper and Sarah Mapes. Finally, Hullbridge F moved into second spot and amongst the early pacesetters with a 5-4 win against Castle Point C despite only managing to field two players:  Tony Molisso with three and Bill Hoy with two causing the upset. Paul Thompson getting the consolation for Castle Point but was not enough despite some close games in the other matches.    Barrie

 

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Week 1 Commencing 16th September 2012

Premier Division

Reigning champions Rawreth A got off to a winning start this term with a 7-2 win over Lentern A. Kevin Read and George Reeves remained unbeaten for Rawreth while the Away side’s points came from impressive wins for Charlie Bates and Django Fung over Adam Brewer. Runnymede A edged pasted Lentern B 5-4 in a close fought battle with all 6 players registering at least one victory. The difference between the two sides, as one might expect, was Stuart Gibbs who registered a maximum 3 wins. Another tight match saw Thorpe bay B overcome Warehouse A 5-4. Top performer of the night was Martin West with three wins. Especially impressive as he found himself 2-0 down in his first game and had him debating whether it was a bad decision to return to the Premier League.  He however went on to win that game and claim his hat trick, turning the doubt into a broad smile. Last year’s Runners Up Thorpe Bay A started in impressive fashion recording an 8-1 win over Rawreth B, the consolation for Rawreth coming from Babul McLeod with a good win over the stylish John Monk. Elsewhere Rayleigh Mill got off to a positive start with a 6-3 win over Hullbridge A while the final fixture of the week saw Rawreth C overcome Runnymede B. Newly promoted Rawreth C won 5-4 in their first match in Premier. Behn Taylor has come up from Division 2 and did very well to win his debut match. 3 matches went to 5 sets with Rawreth winning 2 of them.    Duncan

 

Division 1

After the first week, Hullbridge C are sitting at the top of the tree with an impressive 9-0 win over Rawreth (RESSC). Bill Smith, Linda Attridge and Maxine Abbott (who was playing her first SDTTL game for 30 years) won the games for Hullbridge C. In the Lentern derby, the C Team overcame the D team with a 7-2 win with a Les Taylor hat trick for the C team to note in this one. Castle Point A and Hadleigh Forum B fought out a close game with Castle Point edging it 5-4. Barrie Delf won his three on the night, but with 5 of the games going to 5 sets; it could have gone either way. Hullbridge B beat Hockley A 5-4 and Canvey A beat Hullbridge D 6-3 respectively.    Andy

 

Division 2

Early success for Runnymede C as they entertained Rawreth Juniors A. Not much hospitality was shown, though, as the young visitors were thrashed 8 -1 with Phil Digby recording a maximum for the home team. Nicholas Tyson secured the visitors’ only win. Despite some close encounters, maximums from both Barrie Murphy and David Barnes saw Invicta A too strong for one of the division’s new teams, Castle Point B. Hullbridge E recorded a good win 7- 2 away to Rawreth E with Paul Ogden and Sue Reece both having unbeaten evenings. Aaron Crisp and James McDowell were responsible for the home team’s points. As there are three Canvey teams in the division this year, there promises to be several ’local derbies’. In the first of these, Canvey B overcame their D team 6 – 3 thanks in part to a maximum from Talbot Wiseman who has re-signed for the islanders following a spell with Lentern. Newly-promoted Wakering found Warehouse C too tough on their first away outing of the season. Two wins a-piece for Darren Launder and Jonathan Allen proved decisive in the home team’s 5 – 4 win. Cliff Noakes’ two for the visitors was not quite enough.  Whittingham could only muster a two-man team for their visit to Canvey C. Despite John Blackman being undefeated for the visitors, it wasn’t enough to avoid defeat. One win each for Peter Cray and Lee McGonagle were enough for the home team to edge it 5 – 4.    David

 

Division 3

Hullbridge H showed their intentions this year with a 9-0 win against Rawreth Juniors B, with Sam Fullick, Zoe Davis and Dan Payne all achieving maximums. Will Baker was particularly unlucky for Rawreth with two of his games being decided in the fifth game. Strong contenders, Hullbridge F, also managed to win 7-2 against Warehouse D, with Dave Booroff winning all three and support provided by Bill Hoy and Tony Molisso adding two each.  Frank Gomez provided some resistance for the visitors winning both their points but unable to get near to Dave. Invicta B also impressed with a 7-2 win against Canvey E, with both evergreen John Golding and Shelley Woolley getting maximums for the victors. Particularly pleasing was to see John Golding back on form after health problems in the Summer. Ray Baker and Dave Short scored one a piece for the visitors. In the final result received this week Hockley D managed to overcome their E team 5-4. With the E’s only managing to field two players, the efforts of Dave Cross winning all three just failed to help them win, and in the end, Tracey Copeland and Barbara Boshell with one win each gave the victory to the D team.    Barrie

 


Janet Finch, SDTTL
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