Andy Benjamin was in good form for Old England Jacks when they visited Cramlington Stingers in a bottom of the table clash in the Premier Division of the Northumbria League, winning his three singles victories plus the doubles with Alan Atkinson. With  Lynne Herrington getting two the Jacks ran out 7 – 3 winners. Hat […]

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The match between last year’s champions, North East Chinese Association and The Mount,  favourites to win the Northumbria League this year ended up all square with Graeme Barella winning all of his sets for Mount including victory over Chu Yin Yu who won his other two. Adam Webster got two for the Chinese with Mount’s […]

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The Mount kept up their winning ways in the Premier Division of the Northumbria league by beating Saint Chads in a close fought match. Graeme Barella was unbeaten and backed up by two sets from Anthony Ainley and one from Phil Prady. The  Chinese Association side defeated Old England Jacks 9 – 1 but then […]

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Northumberland’s leading Veteran Andrew Wilkinson who is ranked at number three by the English Veterans Association won the over 40s singles at the Veterans Midlands Masters tournament beating Ritchie Venner of Sussex in straight games in the final having put out the number two seed, Mark Short of Nottingham in the semis. He was also […]

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Two young players, Peter Smallcombe and Adam Webster are certainly making a name for themselves in the Northumbria League Premier Division. Durham’s Peter Smallcombe, who is now ranked at number five in the England Junior rankings, recently beat the County Senior champion Graeme Barella and was unbeaten again when his team Saint Columbas beat Old […]

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Andrew Wilkinson and Steve Penman have both moved from Cramlington to N.E.SL.C.Eagles this season in the Northumbria League Premier Division and both of them along with Jim Stamas featured in their home match against the League Champions N.E. Chinese team of Chun Yin Yu, Adam Webster and Harry Saxton. Despite the fact that Wilkinson won  […]

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Saint Columba’s followed up their victory over Cramlington Stingers by defeating Mount B 9 – 1   in the Premier Division of the Northumbria League with both Paul Baines and Peter Smallcombe winning all of their matches while an unbeaten performance by Dan Dodds helped Mount’s first team to  make it two out of two with […]

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The newly formed Saint Columba’s club made the best possible start in the Premier Division of the Northumbria League when their team of Duncan Wraight, Dale Aitkenhead and Paul Baines overwhelmed Mount C to the tune of 10 – 0. The Mount A team of Graeme Barella, Phil Prady and Dave Pringle also made a great […]

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The Northumbria League champions, North East Chinese Association  were without two of their leading players when they took on The Mount B team in their opening match of the season and despite a hat trick from young Adam Webster lost  7 – 3 with Jamie Dent, Dan Dodds and Allan Thompson all beating Terry Kwong and Ken […]

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Prior to the start of the new season in the Northumbria League several of the local players took part in the Northern Veterans tournament which was staged in Newcastle this year.  Leading Northumberland player Andrew Wilkinson was successful in two events, taking  the Over 40s Mens Singles by beating Simon Pugh  of Yorkshire  in the final and pairing up […]

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