Nunthorpe A have won through to the second round of the Cleveland & District Summer Table Tennis League Handicap Knock-out Cup competition when they won the closest match so far against Northfield C by 5 sets to 3.
Barbara Kearney and Bob Evans both won 2 for Nunthorpe A whilst David Williams won one of his matches. Northfield started well when Lauren Parfit beat Barbara Kearney in the first set. Bob Evans defeated Alice Jones to level but Northfield went ahead again 2 – 1 when Simon Jones beat David Williams. Nunthorpe came back to 2 all when Barbara Kearney beat Alice Jones then Northfield went ahead for the third time as Simon Jones defeated Bob Evans. Williams then defeated Lauren Parfit to bring the score back to 3 all. To win the match for Nunthorpe Barbara Kearney beat Simon Jones and Bob Evans beat Lauren Parfit to take the score to 5-3.
Also in the first round of the cup Northfield B scored a 5-3 victory over Ormesby F when Gary Whittle was the star of the match scoring a hat trick for Northfield, while Tom Webster won 2. Noel Thomas was the best Ormesby player on show winning 2 of his 3 sets.
Ormesby A made short work of Westbourne A winning by 5-1 with two wins from David Gofton and Jack Dewar whilst George Hill won the one.
Ormesby C enjoyed a strong victory over Nunthorpe B by 5-0. Nigel Savage and Chris Edwards both won 2 and Luke Robinson won 1 for Ormesby in this fixture.
Alan Ransome OBE