Swerve C with a 7-3 victory over Beaumont Accountancy Nomads A in last weeks fixtures in the 1st Division of the Middlesbrough and District Table Tennis League have put a significant dent in their opponents hopes to win the division.
With two wins each from Martin Rutter, Sam Bailey and Andy Wilson, with Rutter and Wilson winning the doubles, achieved the seven wins to give Swerve the victory. For Beaumont Steve Cooper produced the biggest resistance winning two of his sets, whilst Anthony Phoenix won one, and Mark Walpole lost all of his three sets.
At the same time Ormesby A lost valuable points to their own B team winning by only 6-4. Joe Cope was the best player for Ormesby scoring a hat trick whilst George Hill won two only losing narrowly to Michael Young at 12-10 in the decider. Reserve for Ormesby Rebecca Savage, was unable to score any victories. Two from Young and one each from Gary Whyman and Karl Shaw, the B team gained 4 points.
Following these results Ormesby A remain the favourites to take the title as they have 104 points from 13 matches played, whilst Beaumont A have the same number of points at 104 but have played one match more. Swerve A remain in contention with 98 points from 14.
Alan Ransome OBE