With a hat trick of wins Mark Walpole was the star player in the best match in the first division of the Middlesbrough and District Table Tennis League last week when Ormesby B and Beaumont Nomads A played a 5 all draw.
With Walpole playing for Nomads all of his 3 matches against Carl White, Ryan Nassau and Gary Whyman were won in straight games.
For Ormesby Carl White won two of his sets beating Tony Langley and Peter Sermon. Ryan Nassau played the closest matches beating Peter Sermon at 11-8 in the decider but losing to Langley which was a very close match where the last 4 games were all won by just 2 points. Gary Whyman won one for Ormesby at the expense of Tony Langley.
Beaumont Nomads B currently lead the league table after their 7-3 victory against Ormesby C despite a hat trick by Ormesby's Luke Robinson, Steve Cooper, Steven Baines and Keith Robertson all won 2 for Nomads. The closest to a win being Robertson against David Noutch at 12-10 in the decider.
Ormesby A kept their interest in the championship race with a10-0 victory against Nomads C. Hat tricks were scored by Dave Ashwell, Thomas Rayner and David Gofton.
The 2 Beaumont Nomads teams lead the table with the B team having 29 points from 4 matches whilst the A team have 28.
In contention for all this is Nunthorpe A who have 22 points from 3 matches whilst Ormesby A and B remain in the frame with 18 and 15 from 3 respectively.
Alan Ransome OBE