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ESSEX VETS SUMMARY FOR SEASON 2010/11

All 6 county vets teams have now finished the season. 

Pride of place goes to the O60 team who held on to their national title. Extraordinary achievement when you think the team lost to Kent first half and recovered second half with Shirley Carroll standing in for Marjorie Dawson who was in Australia. The men were Stuart Gibbs, Peter Radford and Dave Bowles and the team actually finished tie top with Kent on 9 points and an identical set average of 41 -19. Essex won on game average of 144-86 to Kent’s 137-86.  

Closely following this was the achievement of Essex O40 first team in retaining their premier status. It was something of a Houdini act  with a win over Northants and a magnificent  draw with Yorkshire all we had to show for the season. Amazingly the 3 points kept us above Surrey and Northants and the team of Mark Wicker, Clive Carthy, Tony West and Julie Vansertima can feel very proud. This was Tony’s debut season and wins over the likes of Chris Rogers and Richard Lightowler proved he is worthy of his place.  

Sadly Essex 2 were riddled with injury and the team led by John Monk played without a lady in the first half. They lost all 7 matches and are relegated from 1A.   Essex 3 led by Reuben Okai narrowly missed promotion from 3C finishing as runners up. Essex 4 captained by Dave Bowles finished sixth in 3B . The O60s second team captained by Shirley Carroll finished 

Neil Brierley

Vets match secretary

Super Vets Inter-League Final Tables 2010-11 Season

Super Vets Division One P W L A PTS
Colchester 4 3 1 13 23
Burnham 4 3 1 14 22
Brentwood 4 2 2 17 19
Southend 4 2 2 22 14
Clacton 4 0 4 24 12
           
Super Vets Division Two P W L A PTS
Becontree 3 3 0 10 17
Basildon A 3 2 1 10 17
Chelmsford 3 1 2 14 13
Waltham Forest 3 0 3 20 7
           
Super Vets Division One P W L A PTS
Basildon B 3 2 1 12 15
Southend C 3 2 1 13 14
Southend B 3 1 2 14 13
Clacton B 3 1 2 15 12

Congratulations to the winning teams in this years competition. Trophies for the victors will be presented at the Essex AGM being held at Old Chelmsfordians, Lawford Lane, Roxwell Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 2NS on the 24th May 2011

Essex Seniors Teams have mixed results this year

2nd/3rd April 2011 Senior Premier Wednesbury

 Team: Emran Hussain, Euan Liddle, Clive Carthy, Sarra Wang, Lucy Wang. 

Going into this second weekend of matches Essex were facing a stiff challenge, they were holding up the rest of the division on 1 point scored although Yorkshire and Devon were in a similar position but on better sets and games averages.  The good news for the team was that 3 of our four matches were against teams around us, so wins against these teams could be viewed as double points in our fight to stop relegation. We played, in order, Middlesex, Yorkshire, Berkshire and Devon. In years past Devon have been a bogey team for Essex so that match was looked on in trepidation. 

We achieved the following results:-

 Middlesex       -           3-7
Yorkshire         -           6-4
Berkshire         -           6-4
Devon              -           7-3

Three critical wins pulling us clear of the drop zone and leaving us in a clear fifth position on 7 points. Well done to the team for maintaining Premier status.

Premier              
County P W D L F A PTS
Middlesex 1 7 5 2 0 42 28 12
Sussex 1 7 4 2 1 46 24 10
Derbyshire 1 7 4 2 1 42 28 10
Berkshire 1 7 4 0 3 35 35 8
Essex 1 7 3 1 3 33 37 7
Cleveland 7 2 2 3 30 40 6
Yorkshire 1 7 0 2 5 27 43 2
Devonshire 1 7 0 1 6 25 45 1
               

2nd/3rd April 2011 Senior Division 1A – Draycott 

Team: Martin Kubrt, Tony West, Steve Joslin, Michael Andrews, Ella Patel.

This was a tough weekend for the squad with 7 matches being played over two days. We were also in the unfortunate position of only being able to field one lady player. I should like to record my thanks to Ella Patel who turned out for a Senior team for the very first time and gave a very good account of herself. The team was further impacted when Ashley Stokes had to withdraw from the first team squad on the 29th March. This meant that Euan Liddle was moved into the first team, leaving the second team one player short. Michael Andrews stepped in at very short notice into what was a real baptism for him in a very tough division. Suffice to say that all matches were lost and unfortunately the team has been relegated. An interesting point to note is that all other teams taking part were their county first teams. Last season Essex 2nd team were in division 1B and in my view had we remained in that division the team we fielded would have survived the drop. 

Division 1A              
County P W D L F A PTS
Nottinghamshire 7 6 1 0 51 19 13
Lincolnshire 7 5 1 1 44 26 11
Lancashire 7 5 1 1 42 28 11
South Yorkshire 7 4 0 3 37 33 8
Bedfordshire 7 3 1 3 34 36 7
Leicestershire 1 7 2 0 5 34 36 4
Northumberland 7 1 0 6 21 48 2
Essex 2 7 0 0 7 16 53 0

The Senior sub committee is meeting on the 20th April to review what arrangements should be recommended to Management committee for next season.

 John Andrews
Essex Senior Match Secretary

Junior Inter-League Final Tables 2010-11

The Essex Junior Inter-League competition was held this year at Rowhedge Table Tennis Club on the 22nd January 2011. Organised by Colchester Junior Team Secretary Greg Green. Four leagues took part, Southend, Clacton, Chelmsford and Colchester. Lisited below are final League tables. Congratulations to Clacton who took the honours this year. Trophies for the victors will be presented at the Essex AGM being held at Old Chelmsfordians, Lawford Lane, Roxwell Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 2NS on the 24th May 2011

Team P W D L A F
Clacton 3 3 0 0 7 23
Southend 3 2 0 1 9 21
Chelmsford 3 1 0 2 17 13
Colchester 3 0 0 3 27 3