Nunthorpe A progressed to the second round in the Middlesbrough & District Table Tennis League Handicap Cup Competition when they defeated Beaumont B by 5 sets to 4.  In this very close match Beaumont looked to be going through when after 6 sets they had built up a 4-2 lead. Beaumont four wins were two from Simon Sharples and one each from Barry Pearson and Stephen Baines.

Steven Burge led the Nunthorpe revival with a win against Baines by 45-42 Dave Williams then beat Sharples 42-28 and then the score poised at 4 all Eileen Robinson beat Pearson by 46-42 to take Nunthorpe through to the next round. 

Also in the cup this week Ormesby I Team won a comfortable victory against the Ormesby J Wheelers team Noel Thomas won the first set against Keith Swain for Wheelers but after that David Shearer and Tony Bache won two sets each with one from Swain to take the I team through to the next round.

Alan Ransome OBE 

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