The battle for honours at the top of the Cleveland & District Summer Table Tennis League intensified last week as both Ormesby A and Ormesby B teams pressed for the title with 10-0 victories.   

Ormesby B leads the table with 55 points from 7 matches.  Their victory when visiting Beaumont Accountancy Nomads B by 10-0 was not as comfortable as the score line suggests.  In the opening set Craig Dring for Beaumont came very close to beating Michael Young, with the Ormesby player winning by 11-9 in the deciding game.  Thomas Raynor was the best player on show scoring a comfortable hat trick whilst Adam Ridley was also unbeaten, although he dropped games to Craig Dring and Tony Langley. 

Ormesby A followed suit with a 10-0 victory against their own C team with hat tricks from David Gofton, Joe Cope and Jack Cope with only one set going to the fifth game and that was when Chrissy Edwards stretched Joe Cope to 11-5 in the decider. 

Northfield A who are also championship contenders lost ground when they were taken to a 5-5 draw by third placed Beaumont Accountancy Nomads A.  For Northfield A, Karina Le Fevre scored a hat trick whilst Anthony Phoenix and Shannon Walker won two each for Beaumont A.  Beaumont A have 33 points from 7 matches, whilst Northfield A have 31 points from 6.

Alan Ransome OBE

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