In cruising to their third 10-0 home win of the season, division one leaders OCA A stretched their record to 16 matches and two calendar years since their last CDTTL home loss – a 6-4 defeat against Danbury B on 09/11/2021. They next face third-placed Danbury C at home on Tuesday.

Division 1

Top of the table Old Chelmsfordians A registered their third 10-0 victory of the season at home to two-manned Danbury A. Kieran Lally recovered from 2-1 down to beat Sam Lowman with Lowman suffering a 3-2 defeat to Mark Mulley having led 2-0 – the deciding game finished 16-14 in Mulley’s favour.

Alistair Hill’s second hat-trick of the season led Galleywood A to a 6-4 win at Chelmsford B – the visitors’ first victory of the season. Kim Shead earned a double for the hosts while Wiktor Delimat achieved his first win of the season with a 3-2 triumph over Ben Page. Peter Barrett doubled up with four-game wins over both Delimat and Adi Kamma.

Three wins for Gary Young and two for Harry Chivers guided Chelmsford A to a 7-3 win at Danbury A. Young won all three of his individual matches over four games while Chivers won his two matches by a 3-0 scoreline. Chivers was bested by Bruce Kettle whose two wins for Danbury were both despite trailing 2-1 in each match.

Standings div 1: 1. OCA A 46 points (from 6 matches), 2: Chelmsford A 43 points (6 matches), 3: Danbury C 43 points (7 matches)

Division 2

Three wins for Richard Storey couldn’t prevent Writtle B falling to a 6-4 loss to league leaders Hatfield Peverel A. Storey beat Martin Archie and Alastair Piper in four games but was taken the distance by Julie Johnson. Writtle’s Trevor Carter fought back from 2-0 down against Piper only for the Hatfield ace to take the decider 11-6.

Trebles for Harrison Hill and Victor Chan alongside a double for Mark Allaway saw second placed Chelmsford C win 8-2 at Maldon A. The closest match of the night was a five-game encounter between Dawn Baldry and Hill whereby the latter was able to save a match point to take the decider 14-12. Baldry teamed up with Hamish Innes to get the better of Hill and Chan in the doubles with a 3-2 scoreline.

A Gary Ward hat-trick and a double from John Webber fired Writtle C to a 7-3 home win against Danbury G. Ward won all of his individual matches 3-0 and teamed with Webber to beat Denis Crapnell and Denis Balic. The clash between John Gagg and Balic was the only to go the distance with the latter winning the last two games to claim the win.

A perfect hat-trick by Chris Buer guided Danbury F to a 7-3 win at Chelmsford D, Danbury’s Gus Heath scored two wins but was denied a third by Mike Johnston who won 11-9 in the fifth game of their encounter. Heath later won by the same 11-9 scoreline in the deciding game against Kelvin Felix.

Tim Cramphorn and Tony Forster fired trebles as Danbury E beat OCA B 8-2. Forster participated in the first of two five-game matches on the night – OC’s Michael Hayes took a 2-0 lead only for Forster to up his game and take three games in a row. Dick Wyman and David Porter were involved in the other five-gamer – Wyman was 2-1 up before Porter took the next two games 11–6, 11-9.

Standings div 2: 1: Hatfield Peverel A 44 points (from 7 matches), 2: Chelmsford C 44 points (7 matches), 3: Writtle C 37 points (7 matches).

Division 3

Galleywood B cemented top position with a resounding 10-0 home win over second placed OCA C. John Holland, Mark Glenister and Gary Brignall were undefeated in singles action with Brignall and Glenister winning 3-0 in the doubles against Luke Richardson and Tom Barker. Glenister was taken the distance by Richardson as was Holland by Richard Baxter.

Hat-tricks from youngsters Jamie Elliot and Evie Knaapen fired Buttsbury A to a 6-4 win over third-placed Hatfield Peverel B. While both Elliot and Knaapen won two of their individual matches 3-0 they both saw five game encounters over the course of the evening. Knaapen came back from 2-1 down to beat Neil Freeman while Elliot went one better and won after finding himself 2-0 down against Gareth Davies.

Writtle D were held to a 5-5 draw despite a hat-trick by Pete Layzell. Layzell’s teammate Trevor Collin won twice and it would have been three but for an Andy Swales comeback from 2-0 down. Layzell and Collin lost out to Swales and Rev Matthews by a 3-1 scoreline in the doubles match.

Omar Wasi struck his third treble in eight days as Chelmsford F drew 5-5 with Danbury K. Chelmsford’s Felix Reeve won twice but was denied a treble of his own by Dave Powell whose two individual wins were the best performance from a Danbury player. Powell and Dave Hancox beat Wasi and Reeve 3-1 in the doubles.

The battle between the bottom two sides in division 3 saw Danbury H beat Writtle E 6-4 on Thursday night. Ian Whiteside won three matches while Ken Sheard was denied a hat-trick of his own by Malcolm Storey who won 11-8 in the deciding game of their match. Storey had earlier fought back from 2-0 down to beat Alan Scammell.

Standings div 3: 1: Galleywood B 48 points (from 6 matches), 2: Hatfield Peverel B 36 points (7 matches), 3: Writtle D 36 points (7 matches)

Division 4

A Chris Ravenhill hat-trick helped Maldon B to a 6-4 home win over second placed Chelmsford G. Ravenhill beat both Salih Salim and Peter Davenport in four games as well as Vishnu Surendran in three. Chelmsford’s Salim was the only other player to win more than one individual match during the evening – beating Ella Sach 3-0 and Marty Englander 3-1.

Highwood A retained third position with a 7-3 victory over Danbury L. Roger Patient was undefeated on the night though his treble was not completed without a scare – Greg Cooper had led 2-1 in their encounter before Patient stormed back and took the fifth game by an 11-9 scoreline. Highwood’s Keith Fitz-John won twice but he was beaten by Alex Wilson over four games – Wilson had earlier won in five games against Melanie Bonnett.

A first treble of the season for Bob Hillis wasn’t quite enough for the double crewed Hatfield Peverel D as they went down 6-4 at Buttsbury B. Hillis beat Frances and Oscar Hutt in three straight games but he was pushed to the limit by Lucy Elliott who took the first two games 11-5, 11-5 in their encounter only for Hillis to respond 11-9, 11-6, 11-9. Elliott’s match with Gary Simmons saw the same occurrence however this time the Buttsbury youngster was the one fighting back after losing out in two one-sided games (11-2, 11-7) she won the next three 14-12, 11-4, 11-6.

OCA D won 6-4 at Hatfield Peverel C despite a treble from Simon Quelch. Quelch beat Russell Hall in three, David Newman in four and had quite the tussle with Farooq Ahmed which went to five (11-1, 3-11, 19-17, 9-11, 12-10). Newman and Ahmed both won twice for OCA D with Newman beating Peter Mortensen 11-9 in the fifth having trailed 2-1 in games.

Standings div 4: 1: Galleywood C 37 points (from 5 matches), 2: Chelmsford G 34 points (6 matches), 3: Highwood A 30 points (6 matches).

Division 5

Two wins from OCA E’s Stuart Wintle could not prevent leaders Danbury M cruising to an 8-2 victory and open up a 10-point gap at the top of division 5. David Smith scored his third treble of the season with Peter Harveson and Graham Naggs both losing to Wintle over five games. While Suzanne Shaw did not register a win she took both Naggs and Smith to five games before losing in four to Harveson.

Chelmsford J moved into third place with a 6-4 win at Buttsbury C on Friday night. In just his third appearance of the season, Dave Parker hit his second treble conceding no games against and losing a miserly 43 points. Elliot Hawthorne continues to impress in his debut season notching his second double in his first three outings while Buttsbury’s Francesca Hart scored her third double of the season. Hart and Hawthorne contested the closest match of the evening which saw Hawthorne take the third and fourth games 12-10, 14-12 before Hart overcame that disappointment to win the decider 11-8.

Despite over a month since her last CDTTL match there was no sign of rust as Nicola Pippen hit a hat-trick for Highwood B in their 5-5 away draw at Galleywood D. Pippen was supported with two wins from Martin Goddard while Steve Peacock won twice for the hosts – the first of which was from 2-0 down against Keith Pallett. Both of Ron Salton’s first two matches ended in a five-game loss however he won the crucial 10th match of the night against Pallett to earn the hosts the draw.

Maldon C achieved their first victory of the season with a 6-4 win at Anglia Ruskin University. Maldon’s James Raymond won three and Kym Eames won twice while ARU’s Douglas Bawuah kept up his fine record this season by hitting another double. Bawuah teamed up with Kelvin Edeh to beat Raymond and Eames 3-1 in the doubles contest.

Standings div 5: 1: Danbury M 48 points (from 6 matches), 2: Chelmsford H 38 points (6 matches), 3: Chelmsford J 36 points (6 matches).

Chelmsford Junior League division 1A

Another two wins for Amir Chetitah led the Chelmsford Cougars to a 3-2 over the Chelmsford Tigers. Chetitah now has seven victories this season in division 1A with his Cougars side holding an eight-point lead over Buttsbury Bears. William Guilloux beat Arnav Lanka 3-1 having found himself a game down, and then lost by the same scoreline in a tight contest against Chetitah.

Aryan Pradeep won both of his matches in fifth game deciders as the Chelmsford Eagles beat the Danbury Dragons 4-1. Pradeep and Kuzey Musabak beat Oliver Martin and Oliver Ware in four closely contested games while Martin beat Musabak 3-0 to register the only win for the Dragons.

Standings CJL 1A: 1: CTTC Cougars 21 points, 2: Buttsbury Bears 13 points.

Chelmsford Junior League division 1B

Leaders Hutton Hawks earned a home win over second placed Buttsbury Bulldogs despite two wins from Vivaan Babbar for the visitors. Babbar beat Jago Ware 3-0 but then had to fight back from 2-1 down to beat Charlie Gould.

Sean Kwan won twice as the Chelmsford Jaguars beat clubmates the Leopards by a 4-1 scoreline. Kwan fought back from 2-1 down to beat George Matthews and overcame Ryan Peiris 3-1. Peiris scored the only point for the Leopards with a 3-0 victory against George Gregory which saw two games go to deuce.

Standings CJL 1B: 1: Hutton Hawks 23 points, 2: Buttsbury Bulldogs 13 points.

Chelmsford Junior League division 1C

The Chelmsford Rhinos moved equal on points with leaders Hutton Harriers with a 5-0 win over bottom side Buttsbury Bats. Vivaan Deshpande and Louis Marsan both won their matches 3-0 and teamed up for the same scoreline in the doubles encounter.

Two come-from-behind five game wins by Taylor Cumber helped the Chelmsford Pumas to a 4-1 victory over Chelmsford Lions. Cumber and Max Locke-Wheaton beat Bernard Chow and Amelie Lucas 3-1 in the doubles while Lucas earned the sole point for the Lions with a 3-1 victory over Locke-Wheaton.  

Standings CJL 1C: 1: Hutton Harriers 16 points (from 4 matches), 2: CTTC Rhinos 16 points (5 matches).