With a hat trick from Thomas Rayner, Ormesby B improved their prospects of winning the 1st Division of the Cleveland & District Summer Table Tennis League last week when they defeated the team in second place the club’s A team by 7-3. Thomas Rayner’s hat trick was scored by a narrow margin; he beat Jack Cope by 11-9 in the decider and Jack Dewar by 11-4, also in the fifth. Thomas Rayner’s victory over George Hill was by 3-1.
Carl White and Dave Ashwell made an important contribution to the B team’s win, with Carl White and David Ashwell both beating George Hill and Jack Dewar. Ormesby A’s best performance came from Jack Cope who beat White at 12-10 in the decider and Ashwell by 3-1. The A team kept the score respectable by winning the Doubles by 12-10 in the decider.
The team in third place, Beaumont Accountancy Nomads A maintained their hopes of finishing in that position when they beat Ormesby C by 7-3. Shannon Walker was the star of the match scoring a hat trick whilst Kevin Lindsey won two. Ben Savage did well to win two for Ormesby.
Ormesby B are now at the top of the table with 85 points from 11, Ormesby A remain in the frame provided that they can win their outstanding matches by a good margin, they have 62 points from 8, Beaumont are third with 54 from 11 and they are challenged by both Hartlepool Westbourne who have 49 from 10 and Northfield who are on 45 from 9.