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Hat-trick helps Elmtree to win
5:06pm Wednesday 13th February 2013 in Local Sport
ELMTREE Excalibur B produced one of the bigger upsets of the Season when they beat Bocking 7-3 in the first division of the Chelmsford & District Table Tennis League. John Holland and Gary Cattermole were both undefeated.
The hard-hitting Cattermole produced his best display of the campaign and he beat both Kevin Gowlett 11-7, 11-9, 9-11, 11-8 and Paul Davison 10-12, 11-2, 11-7, 13-11. Bocking were also held to a draw by bottom-side ECC B.
Rik James dominated the evening with three singles victories. Current leaders Writtle A played very well to beat a strong OCs A side 6-4.
No single player stayed undefeated and the three Writtle players – Kevin Worthington, Paul Cuming and Peter Radford all won twice. The in-form Worthington excelled by defeating David Cole 11-13, 11-8, 11-7, 13-11.
In division two the leaders Danbury D defeated Writtle B 6-4. Danbury were bolstered by the inclusion of Keith Phillips but he missed out against Gary Ward over five ends 5-11, 11-8, 4-11, 12-10, 6-11.
The division three match between OCs B and Danbury F finished all square.
2013 M&G Investments Chelmsford Closed Tournament Division three singles Champion Robert Burton won his three singles and this included a marathon 4-11, 11-8, 19-21, 14-12, 11-7 win over Rob Kneale in the last game of the match.
In division four second-placed OCs C defeated OCs D 6-4 despite the fact that Adrian North remained undefeated for the D side. North had to call upon all his experience to get the better of another League stalwart Roy Moore 13-11, 2-11, 14-12, 12-10.
Hatfield Peverel D were led by an unbeaten Dave Carter as they beat EPHQ 6-4. Ian Hockley showed up well for EPHQ. His two wins included an excellent 11-3, 11-8, 11-9 success against Ray Eldridge.
Danbury G ran out 6-4 winners against Maldon C, despite the fact that none of their players were able to penetrate the cast-iron defence of Tom Elder.
Danbury K and Danbury J were both clear-cut winners in division five.
Second-placed Danbury K (Kevin Willis, Trevor Palmer and Philip Crudgington) beat Chelmsford G 10-0 whilst third-placed Danbury J (Mick Robinson, Norman Hayes and Janet Pannell) defeated Chelmsford E 9-1.