Ormesby’s first team kept in contention for the Premier Division title of the British Table Tennis League last weekend when they played a 4-4 draw with the current leaders UrbanTTC of Barnet in London.

For Ormesby Viktor Brodd was the star man beating the Urban number one Satoshi Aida 12-10 in the decider in the opening set and then defeating Szilard Gyorgy in straight games to win his two matches.

Tianming Zhao did well to beat Daniel Kosiba by 12-10 in the decider in his opening set but lost a vital match against Aida in straight games to give Urban the chance of clinching the draw.

In the final match Danny Reed produced an excellent performance to come from 2-0 down against Daniel Schaffer to win 11-3 in the decider.

Ormesby are currently top of the table with 15 points from the 9 matches, Urban are in second with 14 points from 8.  Ormesby have just one more match to play against he current champions Drumchapel at home on the 20th May.

Urban have 2 matches to play against the Irish Team Ormeau and against Drumchapel of which are both at the end of May which ensures that the championship race will go to the wire.

Alan Ransome OBE