Essex Junior Ranking Trials – October 2011

Essex Junior Secretary Arthur Clark provides the results from Ranking Trials held over the weekend of 1st/2nd October. The following lists player groups for the weekend events showing the position that players finished in each Group.   DNA means that the player did not attend on the day.

 Note also that these lists are NOT the Essex Junior Ranking List for 2011/2012 which will be issued in due course by the Essex Junior sub-Committee.

Saturday Boys Group results

Sunday Boys Group results

Sunday Girls Group results

Vets Division Two Inter-League Tables 2010-11 Season

Final tables to 11th May 2011 are shown below. Divisional Administrator Colin Sherrin reports a tense final match between Burnham B and Braintree A. Both teams unbeaten with Burham holding a 3 point cushion, however holding their nerve Braintree came out victors and division 2 champions thanks to a 7-2 win. 

Vets Division 2
Team Played Won Lost Games For Games Against Points
Braintree A 5 5 0 34 11 34
Burnham B 5 4 1 32 13 32
Braintree B 5 2 3 22 23 22
Brentwood A 5 3 2 19 26 19
Chelmsford A 5 1 4 16 29 16
Clacton A 5 0 5 12 33 12
Rnd 1 Burn B 7 v Clac 2, Brain A 8 v Brain B 1, Brent 5 v Chelms 4
Rnd 2 Brain B 4 v Brent 5,  Clact 3 v Brain A 6, Chelms 1 v Burn B 8
Rnd 3 Burn B 7 v Brain B 2, Brent 3 v Brain A 6, Clac v Chelms W/O to Chelms 9-0
Rnd 4 Brent 5 v Clact 4, Brain B 9 v Chelms 0, Brain A 7 v Burn 2
Rnd 5 Clact 3 v Brain B 6, Chelms 2 v Brain A 7, Burn B 8 v Brent 1

Tables to 10th May 2011 are shown below, one match remains outstanding to be played, as listed below.

Vets Division 2
Team Played Won Lost Games For Games Against Points
Burnham B 4 4 0 30 6 30
Braintree A 4 4 0 27 9 27
Braintree B 5 2 3 22 23 22
Brentwood A 5 3 2 19 26 19
Chelmsford A 5 1 4 16 29 16
Clacton A 5 0 5 12 33 12
Rnd 1 Burn B 7 v Clac 2, Brain A 8 v Brain B 1, Brent 5 v Chelms 4
Rnd 2 Brain B 4 v Brent 5,  Clact 3 v Brain A 6, Chelms 1 v Burn B 8
Rnd 3 Burn B 7 v Brain B 2, Brent 3 v Brain A 6, Clac v Chelms W/O to Chelms 9-0
Rnd 4 Brent 5 v Clact 4, Brain B 9 v Chelms 0
Rnd 5 Clact 3 v Brain B 6, Chelms 2 v Brain A 7, Burn B 8 v Brent 1
Outstanding Match
JAN BRAINTREE A -v- BURNHAM B

Final Table – Vets Division Three Essex Inter-League

Vets Division 3 
Team Played Won Lost Games For Games Against Points
West Essex A 4 4 0 27 9 27
Basildon A 4 3 1 26 10 26
Basildon B 4 1 3 17 19 17
Chelmsford B 4 2 2 13 23 13
Chelmsford C 4 0 4 7 29 7
 
Chelmsford C  3 Chelmsford B 6 Basildon B      4 Basildon A       5
Chelmsford B  5 Basildon B       4 West Essex A 6 Chelmsford C 3
West Essex A  5 Basildon A       4 Basildon B       8 Chelmsford C 1
Basildon B       1 West Essex      8 Chelmsford B 1 Basildon A       8
West Essex A 8 Chelmsford B  1 Basildon A       9 Chelmsford C 0

Vets Div 1 Inter League Report 24th April 2011

Vets Div 1.          Champions Ilford with 23 points

Round 1.              Favourites Ilford played Colchester, winning 8-1. Ray Lam, Paul Martindill and Phil Walker were all unbeaten for Ilford, although Jimmy Farrow, Kenny Lewis and Roger Warren had several close games and as Roger said, they were very enjoyable matches. Colchester’s Jimmy Farrow and Kenny Lewis prevented the whitewash winning the final doubles against Paul and Phil. In the other match Harlow also proved too strong for Southend, winning 8-1. Paul Cummins, Dave Langham and Carl Johnson doing the damage, Southend’s only win coming from Richard Brown who beat Dave Langham in a tight 5 setter.

 
 Round 2.              Southend fared better against Colchester winning 7-2. They won all the doubles but Colchester’s Kenny Lewis beat Tim Pang in straight games and Jimmy Farrow beat Nigel Lamb in 4. Richard Brown was undefeated for Southend. The 2 leading teams met, Ilford and Harlow, with Ilford taking the tie 6-3 and thus being virtually assured of the Title. Ray Lam won both his singles for Ilford, with Paul Martindill winning 1 and Phil walker drawing a blank; whilst Dave Langham, Graham Frankel and Carl Johnson won a game each. The key factor of this match was that Ilford won all 3 doubles: that was the difference and they won the tie 6-3.        

Final Round.      The final round was a bit of an anticlimax with Ilford taking the title with a 9-0 win over Southend: Ray Lam, Paul Martindill and Sal Ahmed doing the damage. Harlow took 2nd place beating Colchester 7-2; Graham Frankel and Carl Johnson were undefeated, with Dave Lanham losing in the fifth 11-9 to Ken Lewis and Colchester took one of the doubles when Ken & Jimmy Farrow beat Dave and Graham in 4.

 County Chairman Ken Field thanked the players and leagues for their support in making it a good day; Neil Brierley and Batts for allowing us to use their excellent venue; to the girls at Batts for the tasty food and finally, Jayne Johnson for help run the very enjoyable day.

Vets Division 1
Team Played Won Drawn Lost Points
Ilford 3 3 0 0 23
Harlow 3 2 0 1 18
Southend 3 1 0 2 8
Colchester 3 0 0 3 5
           
Round 1 Ilford  8      Colchester 1   Harlow 8         Southend 1
Round 2 Ilford  6       Harlow 3   Southend  7   Colchester 2
Round 3 Ilford  9       Southend 0   Harlow  7        Colchester 2

Mens Inter League Report 23rd April 2011

Men’s Division 1 Saturday 23rd April 2011 @ Batts

Round 1.              The first match involved Ilford and Clacton. Ilford’s Essex 1st team player, Matt Spero, proved too strong, winning all his 3 games, whilst Clacton’s Gary Young and Greg Green were almost as strong, winning 2 games each – the match ending in a 5 all draw. In the other match, Southend & Harlow were also evenly matched, with George Reeves and Kevin Read winning a brace each for the ‘Seasiders’ and the very difficult Dave Langham winning 2 for Ilford; Southend just edging it , winning the tie 6-4.

 Round 2.              Harlow made up ground on Southend, with a 7-3 win over Ilford. Matt Spero won his first 2 games but injured his shoulder and lost out in his final game to Maciej Nakieski in 5 sets, 13-11 in the 5th. Maciej went on to win all his games for Harlow, supported by Dave Langham with 2. Southend had another close encounter beating Clacton 6-4, with consistent George Reeves and Kevin Read both winning 2 games for Southend.

Final Round.      Going into the final round, only one point separated Southend and Harlow. Southend beat Ilford 8-2, with Matt Spero conceding his last 2 matches due to his injured shoulder. This left Harlow requiring a most improbable, 9 or 10 victory. But with Paul Cummings and Maciej Nakieski winning 3 each and Dave Langham 2, it all ended up, depending on the result of the last match of the tournament. This was a doubles and Clacton’s Gary Young and Colin Stallwood took the first 2 sets and Harlow’s chances looked slim; but back came Maciej Nakieski and Paul Cummings to level at 2 sets all and 8 points all, before they took the next 3 points and the match.

Southend and Harlow were declared joint winners on the day.

Men’s Division
Team Played Won Drawn Lost Points
Southend 3 3 0 0 20
Harlow 3 2 0 1 20
Clacton 3 1 0 2 10
Ilford 3 0 1 2 10
           
Round 1 Southend 6   Harlow 4   Clacton 5   Ilford 5
Round 2 Southend 6   Clacton 4   Harlow 7   Ilford 3
Round 3 Southend 8   Ilford 2   Harlow 9   Clacton 1

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