Cramlington Report

The 1st of November saw a squad of 9 Bishop Auckland Table tennis club players headed up to the Cramlington 2 star. The day started with Peter Smallcombe winning the under 12 boys Peter also reached the Semi-finals of the under 13’s Boys before losing to 2nd seed Joe Cope.


In the junior Boys event, saw Zak, Tom, Carl, Rob, Matt, Jack, Peter, Sam and Joe Hume all trying to take home the title. Joe started with a good win over Carl. Before both Joe and Carl lost to Jack Cope and both beating Mackenzie Clark.  Matt Oldfield lost his first 2 matches in his group including 3rd seed Keir Morton before getting the better of Andrew Maffin not before going 2-0 and pulling it back.


Zak and Tom found them self’s in the same group and with them both beating Joe Hastings they found them self’s in a playoff for winner and runner up in the group. After a match that swung both ways Zak came out on top scoring a 3-2 victory to head the group.  Sam Hume scored a victory over Jamie hall before just going down to Simon Knopf and Robert Forrest. Jack Jacomb also scored 2 victory’s to go though as group runner up.


Robert Renton who was seeded 4th for the event justified his seeding winning his group to reach the last 16.  The last 16 saw Tom defeated in a tight match with Robert Forest,  Zak drew Jack Jacomb in the last 16 with younger Jack  covering all the court and coming out with a shock victory to reach the quarter finals where Rob was waiting. in another close match Rob just took the match to reach his place in the semi-finals. 


In the semi Rob had to play Jack Cope from Northfield  Rob went 2-1 up before Jack pulled back the 4th and then also took the 5th so no repeat of the Bishop 2 star result this time.


In the plate event  Carl started with a 3-0 victory over Andrew Maffin to then meet Sam Hum, Carl showed his experience and came through 3-1 to reach the semi. In the Semi Carl had to work very hard to come back from 2-1 down and match point down to take a 16-14 4th set to then take an easy 5th set to reach the final. Matt Oldfield also came through reaching the final with two 3-0 victory’s before finding Carl to good with Carl winning in 3.

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