Bocking record first 10-0 victory of the Season

Russell Moore

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Bocking have done what no other side has managed in the first division of the Chelmsford & District Table Tennis League this Season. Their 10-0 win over Elmtree Excalibur A is the first 10-0 win of the 2013-4 Season in the Chelmsford top division. Kevin Gowlett, Paul Davison and Jon Hill all recorded clean-sheets. Jon Hill opened proceedings with a fine 9-11, 11-13, 11-13, 11- 6, 11-6 win over Gary Cattermole and thereafter the Bocking side never looked back. Rawreth impressed by beating Danbury A 7-3. Their top-player Gary Young won his three singles whilst Chris Jacob secured an excellent five game win over Antony Greenwood. Danbury A fared better against Maldon A and they won 6-4 despite the fact that none of their players were able to beat Paul Sayer.

Hamish Innes won once for Maldon, a gruelling marathon of a victory : 11-8, 7- 11, 11-8, 6-11, 25-23 over Ian Whiteside. Maldon B stay top but they were only able to draw with ECC A. Maldon’s Keiran Lally won his three singles whereas ECC’s Reuben Okai scored a very hard-fought 11-7, 9-11, 11-8, 10-12, 11-8 victory over John Cleasby. Peter Lau, returning to the ECC side after a four- year break also did well to beat Cleasby in five ends.

Elmtree Excalibur B remain the team to beat in division two and with 66 points out of 100 they are setting an impressive pace. Their 5-5 draw against Chelmsford A wasn’t perhaps one of their best performances and it owed a lot to the improving Scott Dowsett’s trio of wins. Scott had to work hard to get the better of his Aunt- Julie Johnson 7-11, 13-11, 11-8, 11-7. ECC C had James Hicks (21 wins out of 26) to thank as they beat Hatfield Peverel A 6-4. Hicks had to pull out all the stops to get the better of John Webber 13-11, 11-5, 14- 16, 6-11, 19-17 – quite a battle !. Danbury C have moved into third place. Steve Buer (three wins), Graham Briggs (two wins) and Glenn Laing (two wins) were all on good form. Bottom side Chelmsford B continue to battle away and they made a good showing against Hatfield Peverel A. None more so than Adam Pitt. He beat Dave Carter 11-9, 5-11, 11-4, 11-9 and John Parodi 11-3, 12-10, 8- 11, 15-17, 14-12.

Maldon C were big winners in division three. Brian Riedling (three wins), Dawn Baldry (three wins) and Shirley Carroll beat ECC D 9-1. Shirley Carroll played her part by beating Neil Thompson 11-6, 10-12, 11-7, 5-11, 13-11.

In division four Danbury L beat Danbury K 7-3. Kevin Willis won his three singles although he had to fight back from 2-0 down to get the better of Mick Robinson 9-11, 4-11, 11-9, 11-7, 11-7. Hatfield Peverel C were 9-2 winners over Elmtree Excalibur D. The ultra-experienced Ray Eldridge won his three singles.

OCs G are top in division five going into the Christmas break. Tom Barker and Peter Windley both won their three singles as they beat Danbury M 9-1. Further down the table OCs F won their first match of the Season. David Newman stayed undefeated in their 7-3 victory over ECC G. Danish Dewan won twice and he defeated Jamie Rainbow 6-11, 9-11, 12-10, 11-8, 11-6.

In the CLICK League Buttsbury B (Daniel Cunnew and Joseph Mendoza) were 4-1 winners over Black Notley. Daniel Cunnew had to pull out all the stops to get the better of Ewan Phillipson narrowly 13-11, 12-10, 11-8. Chelmsford G (Callum Day, Sarah Bell and Kristian Kregarik) were shock 3-2 winners over leaders Buttsbury A.

Sarah Bell excelled. She beat Grant Clark 13-11, 12-10, 13-11 and Matthew Elliott 11-9, 11-7, 9-11, 11-7.

Written by Steve Kerns, Press & Publicity Officer Chelmsford & District Table Tennis League
(December 23, 2013)

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