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Pair on top form for Writtle
11:28am Wednesday 20th February 2013 in Local Sport
FIRST Division leaders Writtle A had Kevin Worthington and Peter Radford on top form as they defeated Danbury A 7-3 in the Chelmsford & District Table Tennis League.
Worthington’s excellent hat-trick of wins included a quick-fire 3-0 win over Michael Andrews, the surprise package of the M&G Investments Chelmsford & District Table Tennis League Closed Championships where he played superbly to reach the Mens Singles Semi-Finals.
In the second division Writtle B (Trevor Carter, Gary Ward and Matthew Brown) beat Chelmsford B 8-2. Carter and Brown both stayed undefeated with Brown defeating James Austin 6-11, 11-7, 11-9, 8-11, 11-7 in the closest game of the night.
In the third division Elmtree Excalibur D were held to a draw by OCs B, the first match they have failed to win this season. Scott Dowsett (26 wins out of 30) won his three singles for Elmtree and this included a fine 11-8, 9-11, 12-10, 11-8 victory over Robert Burton.
Hatfield Peverel C did well to beat the higher-placed Elmtree Excalibur C 6-4. Neil Freeman sealed the Hatfield Peverel victory by beating Ian Rattray 6-11, 11-8, 11-6, 8-11, 12-10 in the final game of the match. Freeman had earlier missed out against Chris Aukett 6-11, 11-7, 9-11, 10-12.
Division four leaders Maldon C were the week’s big winners. Tom Elder and Dawn Baldry were both unbeaten as they defeated EPHQ 9-1. Calvin Wright notched up the consolation win for EPHQ by getting the better of Brian Riedling 12-10, 11- 9, 11-7.
OCs C were convincing 8-2 winners against Chelmsford D. Roy Moore stayed unbeaten and Mick Hayes and David Porter both picked up doubles. Danbury H (Dave Goody, Brian Ellis and Dave Powell) beat OCs D 6-4. Brian Ellis beat Adrian North 11-9, 7-11, 4-11, 11-6, 12-10 in the closest game of the night.
The match between Hatfield Peverel D and Elmtree Excalibur E finished tied at 5-5. Dave Carter made it 36 wins out of 39 for the season by winning his three singles.
In division five second-placed Danbury K beat third-placed Danbury J 6-4.
Kevin Willis held the Danbury K team together. He beat Mick Robinson 9-11, 11-5. 10-12, 11-5, 12-10 in his opening singles, he got the better of Roger Tiffin 11-4, 11-6, 14-12 in his second game and he defeated Norman Hayes 11-2, 11-9, 11-4 in his last game to seal his side’s victory.
Hatfield Peverel E (Bryan Speller, Keith Cullen and Ron Biggs) ran out 9-1 winners against Highwood whilst Highwood redeemed themselves against Chelmsford E by winning 7-3. Kevin Barber won his three singles the hard way, beating Sarah Austin, Ryan Gooday and Ian Austin all in the fifth end.
Highwood were also involved in a 5-5 draw against Elmtree Excalibur F. Craig McGrrigle won his three singles for Elmtree Excalibur F and he completed his hat-trick by fighting back from 2-0 down to get the better of Martin Goddard 16-18, 1-11, 11-5, 11-8, 13-11.