With a 10-0 victory over Northfield D, Hartlepool’s Westbourne B moved a step closer to winning the Second Division title of the Cleveland & District Summer Table Tennis League in last week’s fixtures.
With hat tricks from Jason Lloyd, Gary Pearson and David Hutchinson the Westbourne team were in command throughout the match with only two of the 10 sets needing a fourth game.
Their main rivals Nunthorpe B also engineered a big win again against Ormesby E at 9-1. Barbara Kearney, David Hildreth and Trevor Teasdale all scored hat tricks but Nunthorpe missed a 10-0 victory when Kearney and Bernie Welford lost the Doubles in a 5-game set against Tom Hand and Chris Gunn.
This result puts Westbourne 13 points ahead of Nunthorpe on 123 points against 110, making them favourites for the title. Nunthorpe remain very much in the frame as they have a match in hand. 3rd placed Northfield B are also in contention and are behind by 21 points but they have two fixtures to play.
Alan Ransome OBE