Cleveland Summer League
2019 – 59 Years of Table Tennis
Updated Wednesday 29 September 2019
Handicap Knockout Cup 2019
The final has been arranged for Friday 4 October and will be played at Ormesby TTC at 7.00pm.
Spectators are very welcome
|Home Team||Points||v||Points||Away Team|
|5||Ormesby TTC Hopes C||V||11||Ormesby TTC B|
l to r – Ormesby TTC B, Katie Bates, Eve Witterick and William Lim – Beaumont Accountancy Nomads A, Peter Serman, Peter Abell and Kevin Linsley.
l to r – Ormesby Hopes C , Sina Gharraie, Nathan Oakley and Lewis Train – Ormesby TTC C Tim Allen, Irene McCafferty and Keith Turland.
|Home Team||Points||v||Points||Away Team|
|2||Ormesby TTC C||4||V||5||5||Ormesby TTC Hopes C|
|11||Ormesby TTC B||5||V||1||14||Beaumont Accountancy A|
|Home Team||Points||v||Points||Away Team|
|2||Ormesby TTC C||5||V||2||4||Ormesby TTC F Wheelers|
|5||Ormesby Hopes C||5||V||4||7||Beaumont Accountancy B|
|9||Ormesby Hopes A||2||V||5||11||Ormesby TTC B|
|14||Beaumont Accountancy A||5||V||1||16||Nunthorpe TTC B|
|Home Team||Points||v||Points||Away Team|
|1||Ormesby Hops B||4||V||5||2||Ormesby TTC C|
|3||Westbourne B||4||V||5||4||Ormesby TTC F Wheelers|
|5||Ormesby Hopes C||5||V||6||BYE|
|7||Beaumont Accountancy B||5||V||2||8||Ormesby TTC A|
|9||Ormesby Hopes A||5||V||2||10||Westbourne A|
|11||Ormesby TTC B||5||V||12||Northfield – conceded|
|13||Ormesby TTC E||4||V||5||14||Beaumont Accountancy A|
|15||Nunthorpe TTC B||5||V||2||16||Ormesby TTC D|
|DIVISION ONE – W/End 27.09.19||Played||Won||Drawn||Lost||Points|
|Ormesby TTC A||15||12||2||1||111|
|Beaumont Accountancy Nomads A||15||11||2||2||96|
|Westbourne A (playing at Northfield)||14||5||3||6||74|
|Westbourne A (playing at Northfield)||12||5||3||4||69|
|Ormesby TTC B||14||0||3||11||37|
|DIVISION TWO – W/End 27.09.19||Played||Won||Drawn||Lost||Points|
|Beaumont Accountancy Nomads B||18||15||1||2||148|
|Nunthorpe TTC B||18||15||2||1||146|
|Ormesby TTC D||18||12||0||6||121|
|Ormesby TTC E||18||9||0||9||88|
|Ormesby Hopes A||17||6||4||7||78|
|Ormesby TTC F Wheelers||18||6||0||12||62|
|Ormesby Hopes B||17||3||1||13||51|
|Ormesby Hopes C||17||1||2||14||26|
|Ormesby TTC C||17||0||2||15||20|
Front Row left to right – Ormesby Hopes C, Matt Mosley, Nathan Oakley and Marcus Mosley and back row Ormesby C, Chris Marron, David Wright and Keith Turland.
After playing a 5 all draw the two teams – new to the Summer League, seem to have really enjoyed their match. Not sure who told the joke but it must have been a good one.
MATCH REPORTS by ALAN RANSOME OBE
Weekending 20 September 2019
A CLOSE FINISH IS ASSURED IN Division 2 of the Cleveland & District Table Tennis League as two of the top 3 teams, Beaumont B and Westfield B, have to play in the final fixture of the season.
In last week’s matches, Nunthorpe B retained their position at the top of the table with two 10-0 victories at the expense of Ormesby Wheelers and Ormesby E. Barbara Kearney and Robert Evans scored a hat trick in both matches whilst John Hanson joined the players with 3 wins against the Wheelers and David Hildreth against Ormesby E. These 20 points keep Nunthorpe B at the top of the table with 146 points, having completed their fixtures.
Beaumont B had 2 victories last week 10-0 against Ormesby E with hat tricks from Geoff Howe, Jane Lynas and Bruce Lowther but then, they visited Ormesby D when 3 points were dropped as Beaumont won by 7 sets to 3 despite a hat trick from Howe. Tom Hand did most of the damage with 2 wins against John Lynas and Barry Pearson whilst John McCullow beat Jane Lynas in 5 games. Tom Hand’s victory against Barry Pearson also went to 5.
Westbourne B kept their interest in the Championship with a 10-0 win against Ormesby Hopes but dropped 2 points when visiting Ormesby E, winning by only 8 sets to 2. Against the Ormesby E team. Lee Kelly, Mike Purdy and Roy Horseman all scored hat tricks against the Hopes. Pearson scored a hat trick with David Hutchinson and Jason Lloyd scored 2 each whilst Dave Reeve scored 2 for Ormesby E.
In the final match, Beaumont Accoutancy Nomads B need to win against Westbourne B by 6-4 to clinch the title. A 5 all draw would take them to level points with Nunthorpe B and a countback would need to be calculated to decide the winner. Westbourne B would need to win 10-0 to take the title. 9-1 would result in a countback with Nunthorpe.
Weekending 13 September 2019
Ormesby A moved a step closer to retaining the Division 1 Championship of the Cleveland and District Summer Table Tennis League when they defeated the club’s B team by 7 sets to 3 in last week’s fixtures.
Karl Shaw was the star of the Ormesby team scoring a hat trick whilst Michael Young won two. The match was a very hard fought contest. William Lim provided most of the opposition with a straight sets victory over Ryan Nassau and victory by three games to one against Young. Lim went the distance with Shaw before losing 11-5 in the decider.
Eve Witterick was on good form for Ormesby B beating Nassau by 13-11 in the decider. Ormesby’s third player, Katie Bates, also produced a good performance but without recording any wins. She did push Nassau all the way before losing 12-10 in the fifth.
Ormesby’s main opponents Beaumont Nomads A kept their interest in the Championship race by beating one of their rivals Hartlepool Westbourne A by seven sets to three. Steven Baines was the star of the match scoring a hat trick, whilst Kevin Linsley won two. Jimmy Scope produced the best performance for Westbourne winning two sets before losing to Steven Baines by three games to one.
The closest set was a win for Stuart Park for Beaumont over Phil Webster at 11-9 in the decider.
These results in which both of the leading teams dropped three sets kept the League Table status quo at the top with Ormesby having 111 points from 15 matches whilst Beaumont A trail by 23 points but have a match in hand. Beaumont A have 88.
Beaumont’s victory over Westbourne reduce the Hartlepool team’s chances of Championship honours as they have now 72 points from 13.
Weekending 6 September 2019
Beaumont Nomads B improved their chances of winning Division 2 of the Cleveland & District Summer Table Tennis League when they scored a maximum win over Ormesby C in last weeks fixtures.
The win for Beaumont B at 10-0 was achieved with hat tricks from Barry Pearson, Malcolm Noble and Peter Ling. The victory for Beaumont was as comfortable as the score line suggests with all ten sets being won in straight games.
Another team in contention for the title, Nunthorpe B, who currently head the table, kept their hopes alive with a 10-0 victory over Ormesby Hopes C team, with Barbara Kearney, Bob Evans and David Hildreth all scoring hat tricks. Like the Beaumont B match this fixture was as comfortable as the score line suggests.
The third team in contention Hartlepool Westbourne B dropped two points when entertaining Ormesby D despite hat tricks from Lee Kelly and Gary Pearson. Tom Hand won one set against Jason Lloyd. This match was much closer with Lee Kelly winning two of his sets in the deciding game, the set against Tom Hand by just 12-10.
Nunthorpe top the table with 126 points from 16 matches. Beaumont B and Westbourne B have the benefit of a match in hand with Beaumont B 124 from 15 matches and Westbourne B 119 also from 15.
With two weeks of the season remaining the title race is almost certain to go to the wire.
Weekending 30 August 2019
With hat tricks from Peter Abell, Beaumont Nomads A closed the gap on leaders Ormesby A at the top of Division 1 of the Cleveland & District Summer Table Tennis League when they defeated the Ormesby B team by 8 -2. Abell’s hat trick was convincing, winning straight games except against Eve Witterick when the Ormesby girl won the third game 11-9. Abell was supported by Steven Baines and Peter Sermon both of whom won 2 sets. The closest set of the match was when Sermon beat Witterick at 11-6 in the decider. Witterick won one for Ormesby with victory over Stephen Baines by 11-6 in the fourth game. Ormesby’s second singles was won by William Lim who beat Sermon 11-7 in the fourth.
Ormesby A remain at the top of the Division with a 6-4 victory against Westbourne A with two wins each from Michael Young and Karl Shaw. Star of the match was Westbourne’s Jimmy Scope who scored a hat trick including 11-8 in the deciding victory against Karl Shaw. Another close match was when Michael Young defeated Keith Robertson 11-9 in the decider. Phil Webster was unlucky to lose his third singles to David Noutch by 14-12 in the fifth game. Keith Robertson’s single win for Westbourne A was at the expense of Noutch in straight games.
Nunthorpe A lost ground in the Championship race when they could only defeat Northfield by 6 sets to 4. The star of the match for Northfield was Tom Webster who scored a hat trick which included beating Dave Williams and Nick Corking by 3 games to 1. Mike Fenby, Dave Williams and Corking all won two each for Nunthorpe.
These matches leave Ormesby well ahead at the top of the Division with 104 points from 14 matches. The only team with any chance of catching Ormesby now are Nomads, who have 81 points from 13.
Weekending 23 August 2019
The battle for honours at the top of Division 2 of the Cleveland & District Summer Table Tennis League between Nunthorpe B, Beaumont Nomads B and Westbourne B intensified last week with all three teams enjoying big victories.
The most successful was Westbourne B who picked up 18 points in total with a 10-0 victory over Ormesby C and 8-2 against Ormesby Wheelers. In the match against the Wheelers, Lee Kelly and Mike Purdy both scored hat tricks although Purdy had a very close match with Mark Bonnar winning 11-6 in the decider. For Ormesby Wheelers Noel Thomas and Brian Holloway, won one each at the expense of Roy Horsman.
Westbourne B’s second victory was more comfortable against Ormesby C by 10 – 0 with John Harper, Gary Pearson and Andy Greason all scoring hat tricks.
Beaumont Nomads B kept their strong interest in the Championship race alive with a 10-0 victory over Ormesby Wheelers, although the result could have been very different. Geoff Howe, Peter Ling and Bruce Lowther all scored hat tricks but two of Ling’s matches went the distance when Ling beat Noel Thomas 11-9 in the decider and Brian Holloway 11-5 in the fifth. Holloway also took Lowther to five games.
Nunthorpe B who are top of the table continued their strong run with a 9-1 victory against Ormesby Hopes B with hat tricks from Barbara Kearney and David Hildreth. Jack Higgins won the one set for Ormesby Hopes B beating John Golding by three games to one.
With these results Nunthorpe B retain the top of the table with 111 points from 14 matches. Both Beaumont Nomads and Westbourne have a match in hand. Beaumont are 7 points behind with 104 whilst Westbourne are 10 points back on 101.
Weekending 16 August 2019
With two victories last week, Ormesby A have increased their prospects of winning Division 1 of the Cleveland & District Summer Table Tennis League.
Despite a hat trick from Jimmy Scope, Ormesby A defeated Hartlepool Westbourne A by six sets to four. Michael Young and Karl Shaw both won two whilst David Noutch won one beating Phil Webster. In addition to Scope’s hat trick Keith Robinson scored one singles for Westbourne beating David Noutch in straight games.
The match was even closer than the score line suggests as Young beat Phil Webster 11-8 in the decider and Noutch won against the same player 14-12 in the fifth. Michael Young won a second set by beating Robinson 11-9 in the decider. This match could easily have been won by Westbourne A.
Ormesby’s second match was against Nunthorpe A which was won by nine sets to one. Michael Young and Karl Shaw both scored hat tricks while Carl White won two, David Williams won the only set for Nunthorpe beating White by three games to one.
Westbourne A kept their interest in the championship race with a 7-3 victory over Northfield with another hat trick from Jimmy Scope. Keith Robertson and Phil Webster won one each for Northfield. Tom Webster produced most the opposition winning two of his three sets before losing to Scope by three games to one.
Westbourne A however lost ground when they played a 5-5 draw with Nunthorpe. Scope was again the star for Westbourne A winning two, while Nicky Corking for Nunthorpe was star of the match with a hat trick. David Pashley also did well for Nunthorpe to win two.
This match was also a very close contest with four of the ten sets needing the deciding game.
These results leave Ormesby A at the top of the table with 95 points from 13 while Westbourne A are second with 69 from 12. Beaumont A who did not feature in this week’s matches are better placed with 67 points from 11.
Weekending 9 August 2019
Beaumont Accountancy Nomad A’s chances of catching Ormesby A at the top of Division 1 of the Cleveland & District Summer Table Tennis League received a set back last week when they were held to a 5-5 draw by Nunthorpe A.
For Nunthorpe A, Dave Pashley did most of the damage, scoring a hat trick whilst Barbara Kearney and David Williams won one each.
The match was a close fought contest, David Pashley’s hat trick was scored with a very narrow victory over Kevin Linsley at 12-10 in the decider after Linsley had won his first match against Williams by 11-9 in the decider. Pashley also beat Ian Plummer 11-8 in the deciding game. For Beaumont, Kevin Linsley and Ian Plummer both won two and combined to win the doubles.
Nunthorpe A also played a good match against Northfield A winning by 7 sets to 3, with a hat trick from Nicky Corking and two wins each for David Williams and Mike Fenby. David Drummond produced most of the opposition for Northfield A by beating Mike Fenby and David Williams.
These results leave Ormesby A at the top of the table with 80 points from 11 matches, whilst Beaumont Nomads are second with 67 from 11. Strong contenders for honours remain Hartlepool Westbourne A who have 53 from 9.
Weekending 2 August 2019
Nunthorpe B moved ahead at the top of Division 2 of the Cleveland & District Summer Table Tennis League this week when they defeated one of their main rivals Hartlepool Westbourne B by 7 sets to 3.
For Nunthorpe, their three players, Barbara Kearney, Bob Evans and David Hildreth, all won two sets. Jason Lloyd provided most of the opposition for Westbourne B with wins against Barbara Kearney and David Hildreth, both of which went to a fifth game. The match was very much in the balance until the last singles when Evans beat Lloyd by 3-1 and the Nunthorpe pair of Kearney and Evans won the doubles to clinch the 7-3 win.
The third team in contention for the title, Beaumont Nomads B, improved their chances with a 9-1 victory over Ormesby Hopes B. Jane Lynas, Malcolm Noble both won three while Bruce Lowther two. The Ormesby win was scored by Seth Holland who best Bruce Lowther by 3 games to 1.
The fourth team in contention, Ormesby D, kept their interest in the title race with a 7-3 victory over Ormesby Hopes A team. Syd Davis was the star of the match scoring a hat trick while John McCullow and Tom Hand scored two each.
George Tickner did well for the Hopes team, winning his two matches against Tom Hand and John McCullow by 11-4 in the deciding game.
The Hopes A pair of Tickner and Ella Pashley also delivered in the doubles. Trailing by 2-0 they won the three remaining games, the fourth and fifth being 11-9 and 12-10.
These results help to make the position at the top of the table very tight. Nunthorpe lead with 87 points from 11 matches, Westbourne are 4 points behind on 83 points with the same numbers of matches played. Beaumont B are in a very strong position with 82 points but with one match in hand, while Ormesby D stay in the frame with 67 points with two matches in hand.
A very close finish for this Championship race is anticipated.
Weekending 26 July 2019
With a hat trick from Michael Young, Ormesby A increased their lead at the top of the Division One of the Cleveland & District Summer Table Tennis League last week when they defeated the Hartlepool team Westbourne by 7 sets to 3.
Michael Young’s hat trick required a five game win against Jimmy Scope. Young led by two sets to one when Scope won the fourth game at 11-7 to take it into the decider. Young was dominant in the last game winning by 11-4. Young was assisted by two wins each from Adam Ridley and Karl Shaw. Shaw went to five games in the two sets that he won beating Keith Robertson by 11-8 and Phil Webster 11-4. Ridley needed five games only once, defeating Webster 11-7. The key player for Westbourne was Jimmy Scope who won in straight games against Ridley and Shaw.
Ormesby main opponents for the title, Beaumont A, lost ground against Ormesby B despite two wins from Ian Plummer in a 5-5 draw. The star of the match was 14 year old Eve Witterick who scored a remarkable hat trick beating Stuart Park and Ian Plummer in straight games whilst defeating Steve Baines by three games to one. William Lim also did well for Ormesby B to win two of his three sets losing only to Plummer who won two sets for Beaumont.
These results give Ormesby A a 12 point lead at the top of the table with Beaumont in second place with 60 points but with a match in hand.
Weekending 19 July 2019
Hartlepool Westbourne B’s chances of taking the Second Division title of the Cleveland & District Summer Table Tennis League were disrupted by the brilliant hat trick from 10 year old Seth Holland who won all his three sets against the much more experienced Hartlepool Team.
Holland beat Mike Purdy and Gary Pearson in straight games. He also beat David Hutchinson 11-8 in the decider coming back from 2-1 down. The match was won by Westbourne by 7-3 with the Hartlepool trio both beating Tim James and Aaron Christie.
This result helped the team in second place, Beaumont Nomads B, who closed the gap at the top of the table with an 8-2 victory over Ormesby D. The star of this match was Barry Pearson who scored a hat trick whilst Malcolm Noble and Geoff Howe won two each. For Ormesby, Tom Hand defeated Noble and John McCullow beat Howe.
These results close the gap at the top of the table to just 7 points with Westbourne with 70 points from 9 matches and Beaumont on 63 from 8. Also, very much in the frame are Nunthorpe B with 60 from 8 who did not have a fixture in the League this week.
Weekending 12 July 2019
With an 8-2 victory over Northfield, Beaumont Nomads A closed the gap at the top of the first division with Ormesby A in the Cleveland & District Summer Table Tennis League. Peter Sermon and Stuart Park were the star players for Nomads both scoring hat tricks whilst Kevin Linsley won 2.
The only singles won by Northfield was a victory for David Drummond over Kevin Linsley at 11-7 in the decider. Northfields second win was the doubles, Drummond and Tommy Webster were victorious against Sermon and Craig Dring. The closest set of the match was when Linsley pipped Webster at 14-12 in the decider.
Ormesby A lost ground when they were only able to achieve a 5 all draw against Nunthorpe. Michael Young was the star of the match scoring a hat trick for Ormesby whilst Nigel Savage won 1 with a victory over Mike Fenby. David Pashley and Dave Williams won 2 each for Nunthorpe.
Ormesby A still lead the table with 58 points from 8 matches whilst Beaumont A were in second place with just 3 points behind with 55 points.
Weekending 5 July 2019
Beaumont B improved their position at the top of the Cleveland and District Summer Table Tennis League last week, when they defeated Ormesby D by 10 sets to 0 in a match that was as convincing as the score line suggests.
Geoff Howe, Barry Pearson and Bruce Lowther all scored hat tricks. The only set to need four games was when Lowther lost the second game to Alan Heppell.
Beaumont’s closest rivals, Westbourne B, dropped four points when visiting Ormesby D due to two wins from Tom Hand and one from Keith Lewis plus the doubles winning the match by 6 sets to 4. Andy Greason, for Westbourne B, was the star of the match scoring a hat trick, while Lee Kelly won two. The closest win was for Ormesby D when Keith Lewis beat Roy Horseman after trailing by 2 games to 1. Lewis won the fourth game 12-10 and the decider at 11-8.
The team in third place Nunthorpe B, kept their interest in the Championship race with a 10-0 victory over Ormesby Hopes C team with hat tricks from Barbara Kearney, Glyn Robinson and John Goulding.
Ormesby D who are in contention with having one match in hand, lost ground with their defeat to Westbourne.
Weekending 28 June 2019
KO CUP ROUND ONE
Beaumont Nomads B defeated the Division One League leaders Ormesby A by 5-2 in the Handicap Cup competition of the Cleveland & District Summer Table Tennis League last week.
Beaumont won the fixture as a result of three wins for Geoff Howe and one each from Bruce Lowther and Phil Pugh. For Ormesby Michael Young produced the best results with wins against both Pugh and Lowther.
Nunthorpe B progressed to the second round with a 5-2 victory over Ormesby D. David Williams and David Hildreth both scored hat tricks, whilst John McCullow and Tom Hand both scored one for Ormesby with a win against Bob Evans.
Ormesby Wheelers won the closest match of the week, beating Westbourne by 5-4. Brian Holloway and Noel Thomas won two each whilst Marc Bonner won one. John Harper won two for Westbourne while Lee Kelly and Mike Purdy won one each. With the score poised at 4-4 Noel Thomas beat Mike Purdy to clinch the match.
Ormesby TTC C did well to overcome the Ormesby Hopes B team winning by 5-4. Kyle Brant and Keith Turland both won two, whilst Irene McCafferty won one. Jack Hodgson and Aaron Christie replied with two each for the Hopes B team.
Weekending 21 June 2019
Beaumont Nomads A closed the gap at the top of Division 1 of the Cleveland and District Table Tennis Summer League when they defeated Ormesby A by seven sets to three.
Kevin Linsley, Stephen Baines and Ian Plummer all scored two for Beaumont whilst Ben Savage for Ormesby was the star of the match scoring a hat trick. The closest set of the evening was when Linsley beat David Noutch at 11-7 in the decider. Savage’s hat trick was scored with straight games win over Linsley and then 3-1 victories over Steven Baines and Ian Plummer.
Westbourne A lost ground in their bid to stay in the Championship race when they were held to a draw by Nunthorpe A at 5-5. Jimmy Scope was the star of the match for Westbourne A scoring a hat trick and combining with Phil Webster to win the doubles.
For Nunthorpe, Dave Williams and Glenn Hodgson both won two. This match was a hard fought battle with Scope scoring his hat trick after beating Williams 11-6 in the decider.
Phil Webster won one for Westbourne A with a victory over Mike Fenby at 11-8 in the decider and the doubles were won by Westbourne A at 11-6 in the 5th game.
These results close the gap at the top of the table to just 5 points as Ormesby, after 6 matches, are on 43 and Beaumont on 38. Westbourne remain in the frame on 29 points with a match in hand.
Weekending 14 June 2019
With a hat trick from Jimmy Scope, Westbourne A produced one of the best performances of the season to hold the current leaders, Ormesby A, to a 5-5 draw in the First Division of the Cleveland & District Table Tennis Summer League last week.
Scope scored his hat tricks with straight game wins over Michael Young and Ryan Nassau whilst beating Karl Shaw by 3 games to 1. Phil Webster and Keith Robinson built on Scopes performance with victories over Nassau to clinch the draw. For Ormesby, Young and Shaw both scored two although Shaw’s victory over Keith Robinson was only by 13-11 in the decider. In a second close match that went Robinsons way when he beat Nassau by the same score.
This result helped Beaumont A to close the gap at the top of the table with Ormesby A when they beat the Ormesby B team by 7-3.
For Ormesby William Lim was the star of this match scoring a hat trick while Steve Baines, Kevin Linsley and Peter Abell all won two for Beaumont. Lim’s hat trick included coming back from 2-1 down against Linsley to win 11-8 in the fifth. The doubles was also a very close contest and the Beaumont pair of Linsley and Abell beat Lim and Edward Adams 11-9 in the fifth.
Ormesby A still have a substantial lead at the top of the table with 40 points from five matches, with Beaumont A the closest at 9 points behind. Westbourne A have 24 points but have a match in hand.
Weekending 7 June 2019
Ormesby A continued to make progress with their defence of the title in the Cleveland and District Summer Table Tennis League when they entertained Northfield A and won by 9 sets to 1 in last week’s fixtures.
Michael Young and Karl Shaw both scored two each for Ormesby A while Gary Whyman won one being defeated by Tom Webster. Northfield A only had two players
The two teams in contention with Ormesby A, Beaumont A and Westbourne A played a close match which was won 6-4 by Beaumont. Kevin Linsley was the star of the match scoring a hat trick while Stephen Baines won two. The closest set was Linsley’s win against Jimmy Scope. Scope was winning by two games to one, before Linsley won the fourth at 15-13 and the decider at 12-10. Phil Webster was the best player for Westbourne with wins over Stuart Park and Stephen Baines.
The 5-5 draw was played between Nunthorpe A and Ormesby B. William Lim was the star of this match, scoring a hat trick for Ormesby while Glenn Hodgson was the best Nunthorpe player on show with two wins. Lim’s hat trick was achieved with a five set victory over Mike Fenby by 13-11 in the deciding game.
Edward Adams did well for Ormesby to beat Mike Fenby in another match that was deuce in the fifth. Eve Witterick won one for Ormesby against David Williams, which was also very close in the deciding game. Glenn Hodgson’s two victories for Nunthorpe were by comfortable margins.
Westbourne A improved their position in the League table with a 7-3 victory over Ormesby B. Jimmy Scope was the best player on show with a hattrick while Tony Langley won two. Lim was the best player for Ormesby winning two of his three sets.
Ormesby A lead the table with 35 points from 4 matches, while Beaumont B are in second with 24. Westbourne are in the frame with 19 points with a match in hand.
Weekending 31 May 2019
Ormesby E are the early leaders in Division 2 of the Cleveland & District Summer Table Tennis League.
As a result of their victory in last week’s fixtures to the higher ranked Ormesby C team by 9 sets to 1. Jim Wyatt, Dave Reeve both scored hat tricks while Graeme Walker won two. The only set to go in the C teams’ direction was when David Wright beat Walker by three games to one. The closest set of the evening was when Walker defeated Keith Turland by 3-2.
The team in second place, Westbourne B from Hartlepool, scored a convincing victory over the Ormesby F Wheelers by 10 sets to 0. John Harper, Andy Greason and Lee Kelly all scored comfortable hat tricks.
In the frame for honours are the Beaumont Accountancy Nomads B team who won their fixture with an 8-2 victory over the Ormesby Hopes A team. Jane Lynas and Bruce Lowther both scored hat tricks while Phil Pugh won one after losing to Tim James and George Tickner. The match against Tim James was won by the Ormesby youngster, 12-10 in the decider.
Ormesby D kept their interest in the Championship race alive with 10-0 victory over Ormesby F Wheelers with hat tricks from Tom Hand, John McCullow and Syd Davis.
In the League Table Ormesby E are the clear leader with 28 points from 3 matches with Westbourne second with 23. Beaumont B are in third place with 18 from 2, whilst Ormesby D are in fourth on 17 from 2.
Weekending 24 May 2019
Ormesby A made a good start in defence of their First Division Championship title in the Cleveland and District Summer Table Tennis League with two victories in the opening fixtures.
Ormesby entertained Beaumont Accountancy Nomads A and won by 9 sets to 1, with hat tricks from Ryan Nassau and Karl Shaw while Michael Young won two, losing only to Tony Langley.
Ormesby A followed this up with an 8-2 victory against their own B team with Ben Savage scoring a hat trick while Ryan Nassau and Nigel Savage won two each. For Ormesby B team, William Lim did well to beat Ryan Nassau by 3 games to 1, while Katie Bates produced a surprise victory over Nigel Savage at 11-9 in the decider.
Hartlepool’s, Westbourne A, made a good start by beating Northfield A by 8 sets to 2. Jimmy Scope was the star of the match scoring a hat trick while Phil Webster and Tony Leonard both won two. Dave Drummond and Tom Webster both won one each for Northfield.
Beaumont Accountancy Nomads A recovered from their defeat to Ormesby A when they entertained Nunthorpe A and won by 8 sets to 2. Stephen Baines was the star of the Beaumont team, scoring a hat trick, while Peter Sermon and Peter Abell won two each. Anne Pashley won one set for Nunthorpe beating Abell while Dave Williams won the other Nunthorpe set with a victory against Peter Sermon
The 2018 KO Handicap Cup Winners are Ormesby TTC B who beat Ormesby TTC D by 5 points to 2 points.
Ormesby TTC C v Beaumont Accountancy Nomads A
What a night for Ryan Nassau, almost a hat-trick against Nomads A.
After beating Malcolm Corking 12-10 in the fifth and Kevin Linsley in the fourth, Ryan was only prevented from gaining his three when Steve Baines beat him 15-13 in the fourth end.
We will miss Ryan’s ‘chase thats’ ringing round the hall as he is off to America on Friday for his annual 8 weeks at Summer Camp.
Left to right: Steve Baines and Kevin Linsley – Nomads A, Alex Wilson, Nigel Savage and Ryan Nassau – Ormesby C, and Malcolm Corking – Nomads A.
Match Reports by Alan Ransome OBE
Weekending 14 September 2018
Northfield A moved into the top position in Division 2 of the Cleveland & District Summer Table Tennis League last week, with two victories against Ormesby E by 8 – 2 and by 10 – 0 against Ormesby H. Tom Webster was the star of the Northfield team scoring a hat trick in both matches.
Against Ormesby E Gary Whittle and Lee Russell both won two. For Ormesby, Eve Witterick produced a good performance to beat Gary Whittle and Lee Russell both by 3–1. Eve Witterick was beaten by Tom Webster by the same score.
The match against Ormesby H was as comfortable as the score line suggests with Northfield winning all 10 sets in straight games.
Beaumont Nomads B kept their interest in the Championship race with an 8–2 victory against Ormesby G. Malcolm Noble and Jane Lynas both scored hat tricks while Sam Hugill won 1. In the closest set of the match Nigel Green of Ormesby G beat Sam Hugill 11 – 9 in the decider.
Northfield B have now taken over the lead with 129 points from 15 matches. Beaumont Nomads B are in second position with 120, but with NorthfieldA having two matches in hand they look to be favourites for the title.
Westbourne B with 119 points and Nunthorpe B with 114 and one match in hand, are also in contention for honours.
Weekending 7 September 2018
Northfield A have started to close the gap on their rivals at the top of Division 2 of the Cleveland & District Summer Table Tennis League as they scored a maximum 10-0 victory over Ormesby G. Although being 10-0 the match was closer than the scoreline suggests.
Tom Webster, Gary Whittle and Lee Russell all scored hat tricks for Northfield. Two of the sets, the doubles, Tom Webster and Gary Whittle beat Olly Flight and John Daley was by a narrow margin of 11-8 in the decider after the Ormesby players led by 2 games to 1. Olly Flight took Lee Russell to 5 games after leading 2-0.
With the intention of gaining honours, Nunthorpe B kept up their momentum with a 9-1 victory over Ormesby F Wheelers with hat tricks from Barbara Kearney, Bob Evans and Trevor Teasdale. The doubles was the only game won by Ormesby.
Beaumont Nomads B also kept their interest in the title with a 10-0 victory over Ormesby H with Sam Hugill, Bruce Lowther and Jane Lynas all unbeaten. This victory was a true reflection of the score line.
Nunthorpe B still lead the division with 113 points from 15 matches. Beaumont are second with 112 from 16, but the strong favourites are Northfield with 111 from 13.
Westbourne B are outsiders with 110 from 16 after they had dropped 4 points to Ormesby E winning only 6-4, mainly due to hat tricks from Ormesby Cadet Eve Witterick. Lee Kelly and Andy Greason won 2 each for Westbourne B.
Weekending 31 August 2018
With two convincing wins Ormesby A moved further ahead at the top of Division 1 of the Cleveland & District Summer Table Tennis League last week.
Ormesby’s main victory was over Beaumont Accountancy Nomads A by 9 sets to 1 with hat tricks from Jack Cope and George Hill. The match was closer than the score line suggests and Nomads Stephen Baines doid well to beat David Gofton at 11-8 in the fifth, whilst Tony Langley came close with David Gofton before losing 12-10 in the deciding game.
The Ormesby pair of Jack Cope and George Hill were also taken very close in the doubles. They recovered against Tony Langley and Stephen Baines from 2-1 down by taking the fourth game at 11-9 and the decider at 12-10.
Ormesby A’s victory against Ormesby D was far more comfortable with a score line of 10-0. Joe Cope, Ben Piggott and Jack Cope all scored hattricks. A
Ormesby B kept their interest in honours when they defeated Ormesby D 10-0 with hat tricks from Carl White, Michael Young and Carl Shaw.
Nunthorpe A moved up the table with an 8-2 victory over Ormesby C with a hat trick from Mike Fenby. Barbara Kearney and David Williams both won 2 while Ryan Nassau was the best player for Ormesby C. Ryan Nassau beat Kearney 11-9 in the decider and David Williams 12-10 in the fifth. Ryan Nassau had 3 sets that all went to deuce in the deciding game and the one that he lost to Fenby was at 12-10.
Ormesby A are now well ahead at the top of the table with 103 points from 11 matches, while Westbourne A are in second place with 64 from 11. Beaumont A who lost to Ormesby this week are now 63 from 12 while Ormesby B look to be favourites to take second place in the division with 58 from 9.
Weekending 10 August 2018
The battle for Division Two of the Cleveland and District Summer Table Tennis League became event closer last week when the two teams at the top of the division Beaumont Accountancy Nomads B and Nunthorpe B played a 5-5 draw.
Barbara Kearney was the star of the match scoring a hat trick for Nunthorpe B only needing to go to 4 games on one occasion, against Malcolm Noble where she won the last two games 12-10 and 14-12. John Hanson and Trevor Teasdale both won one each for Nunthorpe with John Hanson beating Bruce Lowther 3-1 and Trevor Teasdale needing 5 games to beat Jane Lynas. For Beaumont, Noble produced the best results with two victories.
Current favourites for the championships, Northfield A, enhanced their challenge with a 10-0 victory over Ormesby F Wheelers. Tom Webster, Gary Whittle and Lee Russell all scored hat tricks although Russell was fortunate to beat Noel Thomas at 12-10 in the decider.
These results mean that Beaumont Accountancy Nomads B remain top with 86 points from 12 matches, while Nunthorpe B remain in second place with 84 from 12. Northfield A are favourites as they are unbeaten to date with 80 points from 9. Westbourne B are the outsiders with 78 from 11 matches.
Weekending 3 August 2018
Ormesby A consolidated their lead at the top of Division 1 in the Cleveland and District Summer Table Tennis League last week, with a comprehensive victory over one of their rivals, Hartlepool’s Westbourne A by 10-0.
Joe Cope, Ben Piggott and David Gofton all won their sets convincingly with only Ben Piggott’s match again Jimmy Scope needing the fourth game and the Hartlepool pair of Tony Leonard and Phil Webster taking Joe Cope and Ben Piggott to four games in the doubles. This victory increases the Ormesby lead over the rest of the field. Ormesby A now have 84 points from their 9 fixtures and are unbeaten, while Westbourne A trail in third place with 48.
Ormesby B have consolidated their second place position with an 8-2 victory over Nunthorpe A in which Karl Shaw and Carl White both scored hat tricks. Barbara Kearney and David Williams won one each for Nunthorpe with wins against Michael Young. Barbara Kearney beat Michael Young 11-6 in the decider while David Williams defeated Michael Young by 3 games to 1. This gives Ormesby B 48 points with a match in hand over their rival.
Beaumont Accountancy Nomads A kept their interest in the honours race with an 8-2 victory over Darlington A.
Malcolm Corking who was the star of the Beaumont team scoring a hat trick, whilst Kevin Linsley and Steve Baines won two each. Luke Robinson won Darlington A’s two points beating Kevin Lindsey 11-9 in the decider and Steve Baines by 3 sets to 1. Beaumont have 46 points from 9.
Weekending 27 July 2018
Ormesby B improved their challenge for honours in the 1st Division in the Cleveland & District Summer Table Tennis League when they defeated rivals Beaumont A by 8-2 in last weeks fixtures.
Michael Young was the star of the match for Ormesby scoring a hat-trick beating all three of his opponents; Kevin Linsley, Ian Plummer, Stephen Baines all by 3 games to 1. Adam Ridley and Gary Whyman won two each with Ridley losing 11-8 in the decider to Linsley. Gary Whyman beat Kevin Linsley at 13-11 in the decider but was beaten by Ian Plummer at 11-5 in the 5th.
Westbourne A maintained their challenge with a 9-1 victory against Ormesby C. Both Jimmy Scope and Tony Leonard both scored hat-tricks while Phil Webster won 2 losing only to Nigel Savage.
Ormesby A maintain their lead at the top of the table with 10-0 victory over Darlington Dolphins A with hat tricks from David Gofton, Ben Piggott and George Hill. The closest set was George Hill’s 11-9 decider victory over Luke Robinson.
Ormesby A maintain a big lead at the top of the division with 74 points from 8 matches. Westbourne A are second with 48 from 8, but vulnerable to a challenge from Ormesby B who have 40 from 7. Beaumont A remain in the frame with 38 from 8, while Nunthorpe A are outsiders with 31 from 7.
Weekending 20 July 2018
With a 7-3 victory over Darlington Dolphins B, Northfield B have established a strong lead at the top of Division 2 of the Cleveland & District Summer Table Tennis League.
For Northfield B, Paul Dale and Jane Durham both scored hat-tricks, whilst Ben Wrann won one. For Darlington B, Paul Hume and Kieran O’Callaghan both won one singles. The closest match was the victory for Ben Wrann when he defeated Alex Wardrop at 12-10 in the decider.
Two of Northfield B’s main rivals Westbourne B and Nunthorpe B spoilt each other’s chances by playing the close fought 6-4 victory for Westbourne B. Gary Pearson and Jason Lloyd both won two for Westbourne whilst Barbara Kearney was the star of the match scoring a hat trick for Nunthorpe B. The closest win was Lloyds victory over Bob Evans at 11-9 in the decider. The doubles were won by Gary Pearson and Jason Lloyd at 14-12 in the fifth against Bob Evans and Trevor Teasdale.
Beaumont B kept their interest in the championship race with a 10-0 victory over Ormesby H with Malcolm Noble, Jane Lynas and Sam Hugill all scoring hat tricks.
These results give Northfield B a two point lead over Nunthorpe B with 62 points while Westbourne B are in third place with 56 and Beaumont B fourth with 55. Northfield B have the advantage of a match in hand and are unbeaten to date.
Weekending 13 July 2018
Hartlepool Westbourne A closed the gap at the top of Division 1 of the Cleveland and District Summer Table Tennis League last week when they defeated the team in second place, Nunthorpe B, by 7-3.
The star of the match was Jack Jacomb who scored a hat trick for Westbourne. His closest win was against David Williams 11-7 in the decider. Jimmy Scope played an important role for Westbourne by beating Mike Fenby and John Goulding before losing 12-10 in the decider to Williams. Williams produced most of the opposition for Nunthorpe also with a win against Phil Webster 11-7 in the decider as well as beating Jimmy Scope.
In the second Division the team in 4th place Beaumont B had a 10-0 victory over Ormesby H and a 9-1 win against Ormesby G. Malcolm Noble and Jane Lynas scored hat-tricks in both matches whilst Sam Hugill won three against Ormesby H and Philip Lowther two in the Ormesby G match.
Northfield A remain top of the division by just 2 points with 62, Nunthorpe B have closed the gap with 60 points while Westbourne and Beaumont are six points behind on 56, Beaumont are in 4th place on 55 points, however Northfield have a match in hand on Nunthorpe, Westbourne and Beaumont.
Weekending 6 July 2018
The two teams at the top of Division Two of the Cleveland & District Summer Table Tennis League won their matches this week by big margins so increasing their lead at the top of the table.
In top position Northfield A visited Ormesby G and won by 10 – 0 with hat-tricks from Tom Webster, Gary Whittle and Lee Russell. Ormesby G did put up some resistance as Gary Whittle was taken to 5 sets by Jim Wyatt and 4 sets by Peter Mason. Olly Flight won one game against Lee Russell.
In second position Nunthorpe B were 9-1 victors against Darlington Dolphins B with hat-tricks from Barbara Kearney and John Hanson. Trevor Teasdale contributed to the Nunthorpe B win by winning 2 sets but lost his opening set against Joe Watts by 3-1.
The team in third position Hartlepool Westbourne B also had a good win against Ormesby G by 9-1 with hat-tricks from Jason Lloyd and Andy Greason. Gary Pearson won two but lost his opener against John Daley by 3-1.
Northfield A, Nunthorpe B and Westbourne B are well ahead of the rest of the field. They have all played seven matches. Northfield A lead with 62 points whilst Nunthorpe B have 56 points and Westbourne B have 50 points.
Weekending 29 June 2018
Nunthorpe A moved into third place in the Cleveland and District Summer Table Tennis League last week with a 7-3 victory over Ormesby C in the 1st Division despite a hat-trick from Ben Savage. Mike Fenby, Glenn Hodgson and David Williams all won 2 games each for Nunthorpe.
Savage’s hat-trick was convincing as he won two of his sets in straight games and then beat Williams by 3-1.
This result gives Nunthorpe 25 points from five matches and they are four points behind Ormesby B who are in second position with 29 points. Ormesby A lead the table by a large margin with 48 points. Equal with Nunthorpe are Westbourne A on 25 points whilst Beaumont remain in the frame for honours with 23. Ormesby C have dropped out of the picture due to this result as they now trail by 4 points with only 21.
Weekending 22 June 2018
Having won all of their first six matches Northfield A are at the top of Division 2 of the Cleveland & District Summer Table Tennis League. In last weeks fixtures Northfield A beat Beaumont Nomads B by 8-2 with hat-tricks from Tom Webster and David Drummond.
For Beaumont B, Bruce Lowther and Geoff Howe both beat Gary Whittle. The closest set of the match was Bruce Lowther’s win over Gary Whittle 12-10 in the decider.
In second place Nunthorpe B closed the gap at the top of the table with a 9-1 victory over Ormesby F Wheelers, Nunthorpe B won all the 9 singles with hat-tricks from Barbara Kearney, Trevor Teasdale and John Goulding. The closest win was against Trevor Teasdale over Marc Bonnor 13-11 in the decider.
Noel Thomas and Marc Bonnar secured their Ormesby teams the only victory in the doubles beating Trevor Teasdale and Barbara Kearney in straight games.
Northfield A lead the table with 52 points from six matches while Nunthorpe B are 1 point closer with 47 from 6. Beaumont Nomads B are in third place with 36.
Weekending 15 June 2018
Ormesby A continue to dominate the first division of the Cleveland & District Summer Table Tennis League when they defeated another one of the contenders Ormesby B by 9 sets to 1. Joe Cope and David Gofton both scored hat tricks while Jack Cope won 2 losing only to Thomas Rayner.
The match was hard fought and close in several of the sets. David Ashwell took Joe Cope to 5 games before Cope won at 11-5 in the decider. Thomas Rayner stretched David Gofton to win 11-5 in the deciding game.
The doubles was even closer when Joe Cope and David Gofton beat David Ashwell and Michael Young 12-10 in the decider. Thomas Rayner’s win for the ‘B’ Team was in straight games against Jack Cope.
Beaumont Accountancy Nomads A who are in second place kept their top position in the table with a 7-3 victory over Ormesby ‘C’ despite a good performance by Ryan Nassau. Kevin Linsley, Stephen Baines and Malcolm Corking all won 2 for Beaumont but Ryan Nassau was the star of the match with his win over Malcolm Corking at 12-10 in the decider. Nigel Savage won 1 of his sets against Stephen Baines.
Darlington Dolphins A produced a good result to beat mid table Nunthorpe A by 6 sets to 4. A Hat trick from Luke Robinson and 2 wins from Callum McRae produced most of the wins for Darlington. Glen Hodgson produced most of the opposition for Nunthorpe with wins against Callum McRae and Jamie Peacock.
Ormesby A have built up a substantial lead at the top of the table. After just 4 matches they have a lead of 14 points over second place Beaumont A.
Beaumont A are second by only 1 point with 23 while Ormesby B and Westbourne are 3th and 4th with 22.
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Weekending 8 June 2018
Northfield A took an early lead in Division 2 of the Cleveland & District Summer Table Tennis League when they scored a convincing win over Darlington Dolphins B by 10 sets to 0. Tommy Webster, Gary Whittle and David Drummond all scored convincing hat tricks.
Beaumont Accountancy Nomads B improved their chances of honours when they visited one of their main rivals, Hartlepool Westbourne B, and won 8-2 last week. Geoff Howe and Bruce Lowther both scored hat tricks whilst Richard Chamberlain won 1. The match was much closer than the score line suggests. Geoff Howe defeated John Harper at 11-9 in the decider, whilst Bruce Lowther beat David Hutchinson at 11-7 in the 5th. Westbourne B had one of their wins with close victories when Gary Pearson beat Richard Chamberlain at 11-8 in the decider. David Hutchinson also beat Richard Chamberlain but this was by 3 games to 1.
Northfield A lead the division with 37 points from 4 matches. Nunthorpe B, who didn’t have a fixture this week, are in second position with 28 points. Following their victory over Hartlepool Westbourne B, Beaumont are next with 27 from 4 but Hartlepool Westbourne B stay in contention because they have one match in hand and 22 points.
Weekending 1 June 2018
With a hat trick from Steven Baines, Beaumont A defeated Nunthorpe A by 6 sets to 4 in the 1st Division of the Cleveland & District Summer Table Tennis League, losing only to Nunthorpe’s best player, David Williams. Williams won 2 for Nunthorpe, beating both Jane Lynas and Peter Abell. David Hildreth and Bob Evans won 1 each for Nunthorpe against Jane Lynas, the match between Bob Evans and Jane Lynas being 11-8 in the decider.
In another close match, Hartlepool A visited Darlington Dolphins and won by 6 sets to 4 with a hat trick from Jimmy Scope. Jack Jacomb won 2 and Phil Webster 1. Darlington’s Luke Robinson produced the best results for his team with 2 wins whilst Jamie Peacock won 1. Peacock came close to winning a second match when he took immy Scope to 5 sets before losing at 11-7.
Also in the 1st Division Ormesby C had a convincing win against the club’s D team by 9 sets to 1 with Chrissie Edwards and Ryan Nassau both scoring hat tricks. Alex Wilson won 2 before losing to John McCullow.
Ormesby B did well to beat Nunthorpe A by 10-0 with hat tricks from Michael Young, Carl White and Karl Shaw. The match was closer than the scoreline suggests as Young was taken to 11-9 in the decider by David Pashley. Pashley also took Karl Shaw to 5 games before the Ormesby player won at 11-4.
Weekending 25 May 2018
Ormesby A enjoyed their second win when they visited the Westbourne club from Hartlepool in the Cleveland and District Table Tennis League
Joe and Jack Cope plus Ben Piggott all scored hat tricks. The closest match was when Jack Cope beat Jimmy Scope by 11-5 in the deciding game.
Also, in the first division last week Darlington Dolphins A scored a 6-4 victory over Beaumont Nomads A. Callum McRae was the star of the match scoring a hat trick.
Jamie Peacock did well to win two. Peacock won two very close matches with Malcolm Corking winning at 14-12 in the decider and with Ian Plumber at 11-9 in the fifth before losing to Peter Sermon at 11-8 in the fifth.
Sermon had a close win against David Noutch 15- 13 in the decider. Sermon was the best Beaumont player on show winning two of his sets.
Weekending 18 May 2018
Ormesby A opened their fixtures in the First Division of the Cleveland & District Summer Table Tennis League last week with a convincing 10-0 victory against a strong Darlington A team.
For Ormesby Joe Cope, Jack Cope and Ben Piggott scored hat tricks.
For Darlington the best player on show was Calum McRae who took Joe Cope and Jack Cope both to 5 sets. Callum McRae was beaten in straight games by Ben Piggott
Westbourne A from Hartlepool with a hat trick from Jack Jacomb beat Ormesby C by 7 sets to 3. The closet set was the doubles which was won by Ormesby when Jack Dewar and Alex Wilson beat Jack Jacomb and Andy Greason 15-13 in the decider
For Westbourne Phil Webster and Anthony Lennard both won two sets each with Ryan Nassau beating Anthony Leonard to score one of the Ormesby wins and Jack Dewar beating Phil Webster for the other.
Also, in the first division Nunthorpe A scored a convincing victory against Ormesby D with hat tricks from Glenn Hodgson, Mike Fenby and Dave Williams
Cleveland Summer League 2017
KNOCK OUT HANDICAP CUP FINAL
Ormesby TTC B – 4 points v Ormesby TTC A – 5 points
2017 Cleveland Summer League Tournament
Adam Ridley pictured with his three Summer League trophies
Adam won the Open Singles after beating Tom Rayner in the final.
The Handicap Doubles with partner Rana Rassem and the Handicap Singles after beating Ben Savage in the final.
SUMMER LEAGUE TOURNAMENT – 16 July 2017
Adam Ridley (Open Singles winner) and Rana Raseem, winners of the Handicap Doubles playing against Reem Rassem and Eve Witterick.
Adam Ridley was the surprise winner of the Cleveland & District Summer Table Tennis League Championship that was played at the Ormesby Club last weekend when he beat one of England’s top cadets, Thomas Raynor, in the final after saving five match points.
Thomas Raynor appeared to have the championship in the bag, when he led by 2 games to 1 and by 10-7, so giving him three match points. Adam Ridley recovered to deuce, Tom Raynor had two more match points before Adam Ridley clinched the fourth game at 17-15 and went on to win the decider at 11-8.
Adam Ridley beat another Ormesby Junior, Chrissy Edwards, in three straight games in the semi-final, whilst Tom Raynor beat the veterans champion Gary Whyman by 3-1 in the semi-final.
Adam Ridley won three titles in total, adding the Handicap Singles and Doubles to his haul. In the Singles Adam Ridley beat Ben Savage in the final by 21-17 in the decider whilst in the Doubles Adam Ridley partnered Rana Rassem to beat Issy Doyle and Daniel Bennett at 21-16 in the third game in the final.
Despite losing the Open Singles final, Raynor had a good tournament beating Edwards in straight games to win the Junior Title and Ben Savage also in straight games to win the Cadet Singles.
The second division Singles was won by Tommy Webster of Northfield who beat Tom Hand by 3-1 in the final.
The Wheelchair Singles was won by Noel Thomas who defeated Mark Bonnar by 3-1 in the hard fought final.
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Final – Adam Ridley beat Tommy Rayner 7-11, 11-8, 5-11, 17-15, 11-8
Adam Ridley beat Chris Edwards 11-9, 11-7, 11-4
Tom Rayner beat Gary Whyman 8-11, 11-3, 11-8, 11-7
Cadet Singles Final – Tommy Rayner beat Ben Savage 11-4, 15-13, 11-6
Junior Singles Final – Tommy Rayner beat Chris Edwards 11-7, 11-8, 11-8
Veteran Singles – Gary Whyman beat Nigel Savage 11-9, 11-9, 10-12, 11-8
Division 2 Singles – Tommy Webster beat Tom Hand 9-11, 11-3, 11-8, 11-5
Handicap Singles – Adam Ridley beat Ben Savage 19-21, 21-15, 21-17
Handicap Doubles – Adam Ridley and Rana Rassem beat Issy Doyle and Daniel Bennett 21-18, 10-21, 21-16
Wheelchair Singles – Noel Thomas beat Marc Bonnar 11-6, 11-7, 6-11, 11-7
L to R: David Ashwell and Michael Young playing David Gofton and Joe Cope in the doubles
L to R: David Gofton, Joe Cope, George Hill, Carl White, Michael Young and David Ashwell.
Ormesby’s A and B teams came face to face on Friday June 16 with the outcome a 6 – 4 win to Ormesby A.
Star player was Ormesby A’s Joe Cope who won all his three games although Ormesby B’s Carl White didn’t make it easy for him. Joe lost the first end to Carl before winning the next three ends 12-10, 11-3 and a lengthy fourth end 19-17.
David Gofton won two games for Ormesby A and the A team won the doubles.
David Ashwell replied for Ormesby B with two good wins against David Gofton and George Hill. Carl White and Michael Young won the other two games for the B team.
Two pictures from one of the first matches of the 2017 Summer League season between Ormesby TTC F Wheelers and Nunthorpe TTC B
David Hildreth left picture and right Malcolm Muldoon is seen giving Noel Thomas of the Wheelers a few tips on how to beat David.
The 2017 Cleveland Summer League’s first matches have taken place and league tables will be available as soon when teams have played about three games. In the mean time you can find the latest league tables on the Table Tennis 365 website.
KNOCK-OUT HANDICAP CUP 2017
To be played on Friday 20 October at Ormesby TTC
6. Ormesby TTC B v 9. Ormesby TTC A
2. Ormesby TTC C – 0 points v 6. Ormesby TTC B – 5 points
9. Ormesby TTC A – 5 points v 16. Ormesby TTC G – 3 points
ROUND TWO – Quarter Final
2. Ormesby TTC C – 5 points v 3. Northfield TTC B – 3 points
6. Ormesby TTC B – 5 points v 7. Nunthorpe TTC A – 0 points
9. Ormesby TTC A – 5 points v 11. Ormesby TTC D – 2 points
14. Ormesby TTC E – 3 points v 16. Ormesby TTC G – 5 points
1. Nunthorpe TTC B – 0 points v 2. Ormesby TTC C – 5 points
3. Northfield TTC B – 5 points v 4. Ormesby TTC F – 3 points
5. Westbourne B 2 points v 6. Ormesby TTC B 5 points
7. Nunthorpe TTC A – 5 points v 8. Northfield TTC C – 3 points
9. Ormesby TTC A – 5 points v 10. Westbourne A – 1 point
11. Ormesby TTC D – W/O v 12. Northfield TTC D
13. Northfield TTC A (conceded) v 14. Ormesby TTC E – W/O
15. Westboune C (conceded) v 16. Ormesby TTC G – W/O
|Division One – W/E 29 September 2017||P||W||D||L||PTS|
|1||Ormesby TTC A||14||12||1||1||115|
|2||Ormesby TTC B||14||12||1||1||111|
|3||Westbourne A playing at Northfield||14||7||2||5||71|
|4||Beaumont Accountancy Nomads A||14||6||1||7||64|
|5||Beaumont Accountancy Nomads B||14||6||0||8||56|
|6||Northfield TTC A||14||4||2||8||56|
|7||Ormesby TTC C||14||3||3||8||51|
|8||Nunthorpe TTC A||14||0||2||12||36|
|Division Two – W/E 29 September 2017||P||W||D||L||PTS|
|2||N0rthfield TTC B||18||16||0||2||145|
|3||Nunthorpe TTC B||18||15||1||2||136|
|5||Ormesby TTC E||18||8||2||8||90|
|6||Northfield TTC C||18||5||5||8||84|
|7||Northfield TTC D||18||5||3||10||60|
|8||Ormesby TTC F Wheelers||18||4||1||13||48|
|9||Ormesby TTC D||18||2||2||14||46|
|10||Ormesby TTC G||18||1||3||14||41|
MATCH REPORTS – Alan Ransome OBE
Weekending 2 October 2017
With victories over Beaumont Accountancy Nomads B and Northfield A, Ormesby A clinched the 1st Division title of the Cleveland & District Summer Table Tennis League. Joe Cope and George Hill both scored hat tricks in both fixtures and David Gofton won 3 against Northfield. Jack Cope scored a hat trick against Beaumont. The closet set was Hill’s win against Peter Abell of Beaumont at 13-11 in the decider.
These two results mean that Ormesby A win the title from Ormesby B by 4 points.
In 2nd Division Hartlepool’s Westbourne B with Andy Greason, Alan Price and David Hutchinson won the 2nd Division title following their 10—0 victory over Ormesby Wheelers. Westbourne lead the table with 149 points whilst Northfield B are 2nd with 145 points.
Weekending 15 September 2017
Hartlepool’s Westbourne B moved a step closer in clinching the title of Division 2 in the Cleveland & District Summer Table Tennis League last week when they scored a 9-1 victory over Ormesby D. Andy Greason and Alan Price were the stars for Westbourne with both scoring hat tricks, whilst David Hutchinson won 2 only losing to Ormesby cadet Eve Witterick by three games to one.
The teams in 2nd and 3rd place in the table Northfield B and Nunthorpe B cost each other points in the 7-3 Northfield B victory. Tom Webster was the star of this match for Northfield B scoring a hat trick whilst Lee Russell won two. Barbara Kearney provided most of the opposition with two wins beating both Gary Whittle and Lee Russell in 5 games. David Hildreth won one beating Gary Whittle and played a very close match with Tom Webster at 11-8 in the decider.
Northfield B maintained their interests in the Championship with a very comfortable 10-0 victory over Ormesby F.
These results with just two matches to play give Westbourne B a slender lead with 132 points from 16 matches, whilst Northfield B are on 129 points and Nunthorpe B with 123.
Weekending 8 September 2017
With two 10-0 victories and a third 8-2 Ormesby A are now the favourites to regain the title of the 1st Division of the Cleveland & District Summer Table Tennis League after last week’s fixtures.
Ormesby’s first win was against Northfield A which they won 8-2. Joe Cope was the star of the match scoring a hat trick whilst Jack Cope and George Hill both won two. Joe Cope beat Karina Le Fevre by 3 games to 1 whilst Le Fevre won her other two sets.
Ormesby A entertained Beaumont Accountancy Nomads A and won a very comfortable match by 10-0 with hat tricks from Joe Cope, Jack Cope and David Gofton. Ormesby’s 3rd win was with a visit to Nunthorpe which was again secured by another comfortable 10-0 margin. Joe Cope, Jack Cope and David Gofton were all un-beaten.
Ormesby A’s main rivals Ormesby B dropped two points when they entertained Hartlepool’s Westbourne A. Jimmy Scope produced most of the opposition for Westbourne beating Adam Ridley and Lewis Cadden. Thomas Rayner was the star of the match scoring a hat trick.
These results mean that Ormesby B stay top of the table with 93 points from 12 matches whilst Ormesby A are now the favourites with 90 points from 11.
Weekending 1 September 2017
With a 10-0 victory over Northfield D, Hartlepool’s Westbourne B moved a step closer to winning the Second Division title of the Cleveland & District Summer Table Tennis League in last week’s fixtures.
With hat tricks from Jason Lloyd, Gary Pearson and David Hutchinson the Westbourne team were in command throughout the match with only two of the 10 sets needing a fourth game.
Their main rivals Nunthorpe B also engineered a big win again against Ormesby E at 9-1. Barbara Kearney, David Hildreth and Trevor Teasdale all scored hat tricks but Nunthorpe missed a 10-0 victory when Kearney and Bernie Welford lost the Doubles in a 5-game set against Tom Hand and Chris Gunn.
This result puts Westbourne 13 points ahead of Nunthorpe on 123 points against 110, making them favourites for the title. Nunthorpe remain very much in the frame as they have a match in hand. 3rd placed Northfield B are also in contention and are behind by 21 points but they have two fixtures to play.
Weekending 25 August 2017
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.
Weekending 18 August 2017
The battle for the 2nd Division Championship of the Cleveland & District Summer Table Tennis League became even closer last week when the team in 2nd position, Northfield B beat the leaders Hartlepool Westbourne B by 6-4.
Lee Russell was the star of the match for Northfield scoring a hat trick whilst Tom Webster did well to win two. The match was very close with two of the sets going to five games, and being won by Northfield. Webster beat Alan Price at 11-5 in the fifth, and Lee Russell beating Price by 11-6 in the decider. For Westbourne B, Alan Price, Gary Pearson and Jason Lloyd all won one with Alan Price joining with Andy Greason to win the Doubles to bring the score line back to 4-6.
Northfield B themselves had earlier run into some difficulties against their own C team when Steve Burge had scored a hat trick. Despite Steve Burge’s victories, the B team still won the match but only by 6-4 with two each from Tom Webster, Lee Russell and one from Gary Whittle.
The 3rd team in contention for honours in Division 2, Nunthorpe B defeated Westbourne C by 7-3 with a hat trick from David Hildreth and two each from Trevor Teasdale and John Goulding. John Harper produced some stubborn resistance for Westbourne B beating Trevor Teasdale and taking John Goulding to deuce in the fifth.
Westbourne B lead the division with 103 points from 13 matches whilst Northfield B are just 1 point behind on 102. Nunthorpe B remain in the frame with 91 points with a match in hand.
Weekending 11 Angust 2017
Hartlepool’s Westbourne A improved their chances of clinching third position in the Cleveland & District Summer Table Tennis League last week when they defeated Ormesby C by 8-2.
Keith Robertson was the star of the Westbourne A team scoring a hat trick winning all of his three sets in straight games. Ormesby David Noutch produced a surprise win against Jimmy Scope at 11-9 in the decider whilst Chrissy Edwards did well to beat Tony Leonard. Tony Leonard and Jimmy Scope won two each for Westbourne A.
Ormesby C produced a good result earlier in the week when they defeated Northfield A by 8-2
Nigel Savage produced the best results for Ormesby C scoring a hat trick whilst Luke Robinson and Ben Savage won two each.
Tom Webster produced the best performance for Northfield A winning two of his sets and coming close to winning the third when he was defeated by Nigel Savage at 11-9 in the decider. This match was closer than the score line suggests as Ormesby C won four of their eight sets narrowly in the deciding game.
This defeat had an adverse effect on Northfield A’s hopes of finishing in third place in the competition.
Weekending 4 August 2017
Ormesby B maintained their momentum in their bid to win the 1st Division Championships of the Cleveland & District Summer Table Tennis League last week when they defeated Nunthorpe A by 10-0. Dave Ashwell, Karl Shaw and Michael Young all scored hat tricks for Ormesby in a match that was not as easy as the score line suggests, with most of the sets needing to go to four games. Glen Hodgson for Nunthorpe produced strong opposition as he took as least one game from all three Ormesby players.
These results puts Ormesby B 23 points ahead of their own A team who are in second place. Although the A team are unbeaten and have three games in hand.
One of the teams that normally challenges for honours is Beaumont Nomads Accountancy A dropped six points to their own B team in last weeks fixtures losing by 6-4. This was mainly due to a hat trick from Tony Langley. Nicky Hobson West and Kevin Lindsey won two each for the A team although both won their sets by very narrow margins.
These results effectively means that both Beaumont teams are likely to finish mid-table.
Weekending 27 July 2017
The lead at the top of Division Two of the Cleveland & District Summer Table Tennis League has reduced to just one point after the team at the top of the division Westbourne B dropped three valuable points to the own C team. Andy Greason was the star of the B team scoring a hat trick for Westbourne C. Darren Grey did most of the damage for the C team beating David Hutchinson in straight games and Gary Pearson by 3-1.
Lorna Dunning won one for the C team beating David Hutchinson in straight games. Their two main rivals made short work of their opponents with Northfield B beating Ormesby E 10-0 and Nunthorpe B following suit with a 10-0 victory against Ormesby J.
For Northfield B Tom Webster, Gary Whittle and Lee Russell won comfortably against Ormesby E winning all 10 sets in straight games whilst for Nunthorpe Trevor Teasdale, John Hanson and David Hildreth all scored hat tricks with Trevor Teasdale being the only player to drop a game to Brian Holloway.
Westbourne B still lead the table with 81 points, from their 10 matches. Northfield B are just 1 point behind on 80 points whilst Nunthorpe B trail by 5 points at 76 points. All three teams haven played 10 fixtures so there is a close finish expected to the season.
Weekending 21 July 2017
The battle for honours at the top of the Cleveland & District Summer Table Tennis League intensified last week as both Ormesby A and Ormesby B teams pressed for the title with 10-0 victories.
Ormesby B leads the table with 55 points from 7 matches. Their victory when visiting Beaumont Accountancy Nomads B by 10-0 was not as comfortable as the score line suggests. In the opening set Craig Dring for Beaumont came very close to beating Michael Young, with the Ormesby player winning by 11-9 in the deciding game. Thomas Raynor was the best player on show scoring a comfortable hat trick whilst Adam Ridley was also unbeaten, although he dropped games to Craig Dring and Tony Langley.
Ormesby A followed suit with a 10-0 victory against their own C team with hat tricks from David Gofton, Joe Cope and Jack Cope with only one set going to the fifth game and that was when Chrissy Edwards stretched Joe Cope to 11-5 in the decider.
Northfield A who are also championship contenders lost ground when they were taken to a 5-5 draw by third placed Beaumont Accountancy Nomads A. For Northfield A, Karina Le Fevre scored a hat trick whilst Anthony Phoenix and Shannon Walker won two each for Beaumont A. Beaumont A have 33 points from 7 matches, whilst Northfield A have 31 points from 6.
Weekending 14 July 2017
Hartlepool Westbourne B moved further ahead at the top of Division 2 of the Cleveland & District Summer Table Tennis League when they defeated Ormesby D, a team of improving youngsters, by 10-0.
The Westbourne match was won by Jason Lloyd, David Hutchinson and Gary Pearson who all won in straight games, except Jason Lloyd lost one game to Jonah Hannaway. The closet set was the Doubles when Jason Lloyd and Pearson beat Jonah Hannaway and Reem Rassem 14-12 in the decider.
The team in second place in the Division Nunthorpe B dropped 3 points when they visited Northfield C, thanks to a hat trick from Steve Burge. Trevor Teasdale, Barbara Kearney and David Hildreth all won 2 for Nunthorpe. Another team in contention for honours is Northfield B who did not have a match in last week’s fixture.
Westbourne B leads the Division having won all of their eight matches with 71 points, while Nunthorpe B are 12 points behind. Third placed Northfield B have 51 points but have a game in hand.
Weekending 7 July 2017
League leaders Ormesby B lost ground in their bid to clinch the Cleveland & District Summer Table Tennis League First Division title last week when they were held to a 5-5 draw by the Hartlepool team, Westbourne A.
Jimmy Scope and Keith Robertson provided most of the opportunities for Westbourne A with Jimmy Scope scoring a narrow victory over Karl Shaw at 12-10 in the decider. Keith Robertson also won against Karl Shaw, this was by 3-1. The star of the Ormesby B team was David Ashwell, although he was stretched to five games by Scope.
Ormesby A who are in second place at the moment are looking strong prospects for the title, recorded a comfortable 9-1 win over Nunthorpe A with hat tricks from George Hill and David Gofton. Nunthorpe A’s surprise win was scored by Robert Evans who beat Jack Cope at 11-5 in the decider.
Another team in contention for the title is Northfield A, who also lost ground when they dropped four points to Beaumont Accountancy Nomads B winning 6-4. Karina Le Fevre was the star of this match, scoring a hat trick for Northfield A, whilst Sam Hitchin and Isobel Ashley won two each for Beaumont B. Malcolm Corking and Ian Plummer both won one each for Northfield A against Jane Lynas.
These results put Ormesby B in the top position with 36 points from five matches, whilst Ormesby A are in second place with 29 points from four, Westbourne A are in third position with 26 points from five matches whilst Northfield A are with 25 points from four.
Weekending 30 June 2017 – KO Handicap Cup – Round One
Nunthorpe A have won through to the second round of the Cleveland & District Summer Table Tennis League Handicap Knock-out Cup competition when they won the closest match so far against Northfield C by 5 sets to 3.
Barbara Kearney and Bob Evans both won 2 for Nunthorpe A whilst David Williams won one of his matches. Northfield started well when Lauren Parfit beat Barbara Kearney in the first set. Bob Evans defeated Alice Jones to level but Northfield went ahead again 2 – 1 when Simon Jones beat David Williams. Nunthorpe came back to 2 all when Barbara Kearney beat Alice Jones then Northfield went ahead for the third time as Simon Jones defeated Bob Evans. David Williams then defeated Lauren Parfit to bring the score back to 3 all. To win the match for Nunthorpe Barbara Kearney beat Simon Jones and Bob Evans beat Lauren Parfit to take the score to 5-3.
Also in the first round of the cup Northfield B scored a 5-3 victory over Ormesby F when Gary Whittle was the star of the match scoring a hat trick for Northfield, while Tom Webster won 2. Noel Thomas was the best Ormesby player on show winning 2 of his 3 sets.
Ormesby A made short work of Westbourne A winning by 5-1 with two wins from David Gofton and Jack Dewar whilst George Hill won the one.
Ormesby C enjoyed a strong victory over Nunthorpe B by 5-0. Nigel Savage and Chris Edwards both won 2 and Luke Robinson won 1 for Ormesby in this fixture.
Weekending 23 June 2017
Hartlepool Westbourne B increased their lead at the top of the 2nd Division of the Cleveland & District Summer Table Tennis League when the defeated Northfield D 10-0, with hat tricks from Alan Price, Gary Pearson and Jason Lloyd. In the 10 sets there was only one close, when Lloyd was taken to 11-7 in the decider by Dan Walker after trailing 2-1.
Northfield B who are in second position in the table maintain their interest in the Championship race with a 9-1 victory over Ormesby D. Tom Webster and Gary Whittle both scored hat tricks. Jonah Hannaway won one for Ormesby D with a victory against Lee Russell.
Third placed Nunthorpe B lost ground when they were taken to 6-4 by Ormesby E. Barbara Kearney was the star of the match for Nunthorpe scoring a hat trick. Trevor Teasdale won two. Chris Gunn was the best Ormesby player on show with two victories.
Left to Right: Tom Hand and John McCullow of Ormesby G, playing doubles against
Barbara Kearney and Bernie Welford of Nunthorpe B with umpire John Goulding from Nunthorpe B
CLEVELAND & DISTRICT SUMMER TABLE TENNIS LEAGUE
2016 KO HANDICAP CUP WINNERS
Left to right: Malcolm Noble, Bruce Lowther, Geoff Howe and Robert Evans
Well done to Beaumont Accountancy Nomads C who were the worthy winners of the 2016 KO Cup beating Ormesby TTC G by 5 points to 2 points.
The Ormesby TTC G team put up a good fight but were unable overcome the handicap.
The team of Ormesby 50+ players were cheered on by a group of their supporters including the Reverend Marie Edwards (not a member of the 50+ players).
The latest handicaps are below the match reports
|Division One – W/E October 7||P||W||D||L||PTS|
|2||Ormesby TTC C||18||16||0||2||133|
|3||Ormesby TTC D||18||11||2||5||114|
|4||Beaumont Accountancy Nomads A||18||9||1||8||100|
|5||Ormesby TTC A||18||11||1||6||99|
|6||Ormesby TTC B||18||9||1||8||99|
|7||Nunthorpe TTC A||18||5||2||11||78|
|8||Northfield TTC A||18||5||3||10||63|
|10||Bishop Auckland A||18||0||0||18||28|
|Division Two – W/E October 7||P||W||D||L||PTS|
|1||Beaumont Accountancy Nomads B||16||13||0||3||113|
|2||Ormesby TTC E||16||10||2||4||107|
|3||Nunthorpe TTC B||16||10||2||4||97|
|5||Northfield TTC B||16||9||2||5||89|
|8||Ormesby TTC G||16||2||2||12||42|
|9||Ormesby TTC F||16||0||1||15||38|
|Division Three – W/E October 7||P||W||D||L||PTS|
|2||Northfield TTC C||12||8||0||4||78|
|3||Bishop Auckland B||12||6||3||3||66|
|4||Ormesby TTC H||12||2||5||5||52|
|5||Bishop Auckland C||12||5||2||5||51|
|6||Ormesby TTC J||12||2||2||8||39|
|7||Ormesby TTC K||12||0||3||9||31|
Match reports weekending 30 September 2016
With a 10-0 victory in last weeks’ fixtures over their main rivals, Ormesby C, Swerve A are favourites to win the first division of the Cleveland and District Summer Table Tennis League.
The Swerve victory was achieved with three wins each from Anthony Phoenix, Josh Harland and Nuradin Muktar.
The match was hard fought but only one of the 10 sets needed a decider, when Joe Cope took Phoenix to 5 in the open set.
This win puts Swerve four points ahead of the table with one match to play against mid table, Ormesby A.
Until the match with Swerve Ormesby C looked to be the possible champions as the defeated 3rd placed Beaumont Nomads by 7 sets to 3, with 3 from Joe Cope, and 2 each from Jack Cope and David Gofton. Mark Walpole and Steve Cooper won 1 each for Nomads.
Another good performance in last week’s fixtures was recorded by George Hill who scored a hat trick for Ormesby D in their 5-5 draw with Ormesby B. Sam Bailey and Thomas Raynor won 2 each for the Ormesby B team.
Match reports weekending 23 September 2016
Ormesby C team’s chances of clinching the Division 1 Championship of the Cleveland and District Summer Table Tennis League, took a knock in last week’s fixtures, when they were beaten 6-4 by their own Ormesby A team.
The defeat was in despite an impressive hat trick from Joe Cope, who beat Dave Ashwell and Karl Shaw by 3-1 and Michael Young at 11-3 in the decider.
The C team won the doubles, when Joe Cope combined with his brother, Jack, to beat Michael Young and David Ashwell at 11-2 in the decider.
David Ashwell and Karl Shaw, both won two each for Ormesby A, with victories over Jack Cope and David Gofton. Prior to losing to Ormesby A, the C team scored a 9-1 victory over Bishop Auckland A, with hat tricks from both of the Cope brothers and two from David Gofton, who was defeated by Troy Maddison.
Ormesby C’s opponents for the championship, Swerve A, enjoyed an 8-2 victory over Nunthorpe A, with hat tricks from Anthony Phoenix and Josh Harland.
Anne Pashley and Dave Williams won one each, for Nunthorpe with wins against James Hill.
The results means that Swerve A still lead the table with 121 from 16 matches, while Ormesby C are in second place with 120, but with a match in hand.
Ormesby C to win the title still have it all to do in their remaining three fixtures. They play the team in third place, Beaumont Accountancy Nomads twice, and the team leading the championship, Swerve A, once. Swerve also have to play Ormesby A, so the championship race is still wide open.
Alan Ransome OBE
Match reports weekending 16 September 2016
With a 6-4 victory over rivals, Nunthorpe B, Beaumont Accountancy Nomads B have built a 4-point lead at the top of Division 2 of the Cleveland and District Summer Table Tennis League.
The match between the two championship contenders was a hard fought and close contest. Bob Evans was the star of the match for Beaumont scoring a hat trick this included a win over Nick Bashford at 11-4 in the decider. Malcolm Noble played well to win two; both of which were won by a close margin in the deciding game. Malcolm Noble beat Barbara Kearney at 11-8, and Chris Gunn at 11-7.
For Nunthorpe, Nick Bashford was the best player, winning two including a very close battle with Simon Sharples at 11-9 in the decider.
Barbara Kearney won one for Nunthorpe, beating Simon Sharples by three games to one.
The team in second place Ormesby E, lost points on their visit to Darlington playing a 5-5 draw, mainly due to a hat trick from Darlington’s Callum McCrae.
For Ormesby, Callum McMenamin was the best player on show, winning two whilst Ben Piggott and Malcolm Muldoon, won one each. Katie Wray won one for Darlington, beating Ben Piggott at 12-10 in the decider.
Malcolm Muldoon’s win for Ormesby, was also by the narrowest of margins, beating Rana Rassem. Ormesby clinched the draw with Ben Piggott and Callum McMenamin winning the doubles, by a narrow margin.
Ormesby E improved their title chances by beating their own G team by 10-0, with hat tricks from Adam Gent, Callum McMenamin and Ben Piggott. Although the score line was 10-0, two of the sets, played by Adam Gent, needed a deciding game.
In the league table, Beaumont are top, with 106 points from 15 matches, whilst Ormesby E are in close contention with 102 from 15. Nunthorpe, after their defeat to Beaumont, are now trailing with 92 from 15, and are now out of the running for the Championship.
Alan Ransome OBE
Cleveland Summer League Tournament Report 10 July 2016
Alec Ward of Swerve won the Open Singles in the Cleveland & District Summer Table Tennis Leaue Championships which were played at the Ormesby Club last Sunday 10 July 2016.
Alec won the title by beating Josh Harland in straight games in the semi-final and Ormesby’s Joe Cope in straight games in the final.
In the semi-final Cope did well to beat the Ormesby veteran Dave Ashwell 11-8 in the fifth game. Ward added the division one title to the open singles by beating his team mate Steve Brunskill in straight games in the final.
The Junior Boys Singles was won by Nuradin Muktar of Swerve who beat Josh Harland in the final in straight games.
The Junior Girls event was won by Swerve’s Holly Williams who beat Ormesby’s Beth Wardell in straight games to take the title.
The Cadet Boys Singles event was won by Kieran Wardell who defeated his Ormesby team mate David Gofton by 3 games to 1 in the final.
The Cadet Girls Singles was won by Kelsey Bradley of Swerve who beat her team mate Jess Dunn by 3-1 to clinch the title.
The Veteran Singles was won by David Ashwell who beat Steve Brunskill in straight games in the final.
The Division Two title was won by Northfield’s Tommy Webster who beat Ormesby’s Chris Edwards by 3 games to 1.
The Division 3 title was won by Thomas Lambert of Swerve who beat Northfields Richard Anderson in three straight games.
The Handicap Singles winner was Thomas Lambert who had a 7 points start, beat Jessica Dunn.
Whilst the final of the Handicap doubles was between four Ormesby players, brothers Jack and Joe Cope who beat brother and sister Kiernan and Beth Wardell 21-20 in the final end. Kieran and Beth having a 10 points start.
KO HANDICAP CUP – FINAL
The final will be played at Ormesby Table Tennis Club on Wednesday 12 October at 7.00pm
|7||Beaumont Accountancy Nomads C – 5 points||25||Ormesby TTC G 3 points|
KO HANDICAP CUP – SEMI – FINAL
The teams highlighted in red advance to the next round
|Home Team||Away Team|
|7||Beaumont Accountancy Nomads B W/O||v||11||Ormesby TTC C|
|17||Ormesby TTC G – 5 points||v||25||Ormesby TTC F – 2 points|
KO HANDICAP CUP – ROUND THREE
|Home Team||Away Team|
|4||Northfield TTC B – 2 points||v||7||Beaumont Accountancy Nomads B – 5 points|
|11||Ormesby TTC C – 5 points||v||16||Northfield TTC C – 3 points|
|17||Ormesby TTC G – W/O||v||24||Beaumont Accountancy Nomads A|
|25||Ormesby TTC F – 5 points||v||32||Westbourne B – 4 points|
KO HANDICAP CUP – ROUND TWO
|Home Team||Away Team|
|2||Ormesby TTC H – 1 point||v||4||Northfield TTC B – 5 points|
|5||Ormesby TTC E – 2 points||v||7||Beaumont Accountancy Nomads B – 5 points|
|9||Westbourne A||v||11||Ormesby TTC C – W/O|
|14||Ormesby TTC Wheelers J – 4 points||v||16||Northfield TTC C – 5 points|
|17||Ormesby TTC G – 5 points||v||20||Ormesby TTC B – 2 points|
|22||Bishop Auckland B||v||24||Beaumont Accountancy Nomads A – W/O|
|25||Ormesby TTC F – 5 points||v||28||Ormesby TTC A – 3 points|
|29||Nunthorpe TTC B – 2 points||v||32||Westbourne B – 5 points|
KO HANDICAP CUP – First Round
|Home Team||Away Team|
|1||Darlington A||v||2||Ormesby TTC H – W/O|
|3||Bye||v||4||Northfield TTC B|
|5||Ormesby TTC E||v||6||Bye|
|7||Beaumont Acc Nomads B – 5 points||v||8||Ormesby TTC D – 3 points|
|11||Ormesby TTC C – 5 points||v||12||Bishop Auckland A – 1 point|
|13||Nunthorpe TTC A – 4 points||v||14||Ormesby TTC J Wheelers – 5 points|
|15||Bye||v||16||Northfield TTC C|
|17||Ormesby TTC G||v||18||Bye|
|19||Northfield TTC A||v||20||Ormesby TTC B – W/O|
|21||Bye||v||22||Bishop Auckland B|
|23||Bye||v||24||Beaumont Acc Nomads A|
|25||Ormesby TTC F||v||26||Bye|
|27||Bishop Auckland C||v||28||Ormesby TTC A W/O|
|29||Nunthorpe TTC B||v||30||Bye|
|31||Ormesby TTC K – 0 points||v||32||Westbourne B – 5 points|
2015 Knock Out Handicap Cup Winners
Ormesby Wheelers J – Winners of the 2015 Summer League KO Handicap Cup
Left to right: John Fenwick, Brian Holloway, Alan Ransome, Andrew Green and Gary Bonnar
2015- 55 Years
of Table Tennis
MATCH REPORTS WEEKENDING 30 JULY 2015
Ormesby TTC A and Beaumont Accountanc Nomads A closed the gap at the top of Division 1 of the Cleveland & District Table Tennis League when they scored convincing wins against Northfield TTC A and Nunthorpe TTC A in last weeks fixtures.
Ormesby’s victory was by 9 sets to-1 with hat tricks from Josh Harland and Adam Smith. Luke Bradburn scored the lone victory for Northfield with a 3-1 win over Peter Wilkinson. Bradburn came close to winning a second set against Josh Harland before the Ormesby player won the 5th game at 12-10. Jack Cope from Northfield came close with Adam Smith also 12-10 in the decider.
Beaumont A defeated Nunthorpe A by 8 sets to 2 with a hat trick from Mark Walpole. David Williams produced most of the opposition for Nunthorpe with 2 wins against Stephen Baines and Tony Langley. David Pashley went close with Langley before losing at 12-10 in the decider.
Swerve A still lead the table with 69 from 8, whilst Ormesby A with 57 from 7 and Beaumont with 51 from 7 remain in contention.
SUMMER LEAGUE TOURNAMENT 2015
Two Ormesby Junior players, Josh Harland and Josh Weatherby excelled in the Cleveland and District Summer Table Tennis League Championships which took place at Ormesby Table Tennis Club on Sunday 28 June.
Josh Harland won the 2 main singles events beating the same player, Middlesbrough & District and Cleveland County Champion Martin Rutter in both finals.
The Open Singles victory for Harland was won in three very close games, with a 15-13, 19-17 and 11-9 score.
The Division One Singles final needed 4 games after Rutter had won the third at 11-5. Harland clinched the title by winning the 4th end 11-9.
Earlier in the day Harland had been surprised by 11 year old Joshua Weatherby who beat the top seed in the final of the Junior Singles when the youngster won by 3 games to 1 with the 4th at 11-6.
In the Cadet Singles where Weatherby was top seed, the Junior Champion was stretched by another promising Ormesby junior player David Gofton who came back from 2-0 down to level at 2 all before Weatherby took the decider 11-6.
The Veterans (over 40’s title) was won by David Ashwell who beat Darlington’s David Noutch in 3 close games, 11-8, 12-10, 11-9.
In the other Divisional Singles, Hartlepool’s Ben Goodchild defeated Beaumont Accoutancy Nomad’s Bruce Lowther by 3 games to 1 whilst two Ormesby players played in the 3rd Division final which was won by Chris Samuels who defeated Brain Holloway by the same score.
Another Ormesby Cadet player Chris Edwards excelled in the two Handicap events winning the Singles by beating Northfield’s Amy Webster by the narrowest of margins. Edwards won the decider by 18-16. Edwards also won the Handicap Doubles partnered by Callum McManamin. In another close match they beat Ormesby’s George Hill and David Gofton coming back after losing the first game to win the 2nd 21-19 and the decider 21-12.
The Wheelchair Singles was won by Marc Bonnar who beat Brian Holloway in straight games. This result followed a six player Round Robin event where John Fenwick, Noel Thomas, Andrew Green and Peter McIntosh also took part.
SEE BELOW THE PLAYERS HANDICAPS FOR A FULL LIST OF RESULTS
PLAYERS MUST HAVE PLAYED AT LEAST ONE MATCH IN THE 2015 SUMMER LEAGUE BEFORE THEY ARE ALLOWED TO PLAY IN A KO CUP MATCH.
LEAGUE TABLES UP TO WEEKENDING 24.07.2015
DIVISION ONE 2015
|Beaumont Accountancy Nomads A||9||8||0||1||71|
|Ormesby TTC A||9||8||0||1||67|
|Northfield TTC A||10||6||1||3||58|
|Ormesby TTC B||8||5||1||2||50|
|Nunthorpe TTC A||10||3||1||6||44|
|Beaumont Accountancy Nomads B||9||2||1||6||32|
|Ormesby TTC D||8||2||0||6||22|
|Ormesby TTC C||9||0||0||9||16|
DIVISION TWO 2015
|Beaumont Accountancy Nomads C||11||10||0||1||86|
|Nunthorpe TTC B||10||9||1||0||77|
|Darlington TTC A||9||5||1||3||54|
|Northfield TTC B||10||5||0||5||52|
|Darlington TTC B||9||4||0||5||45|
|Ormesby TTC H||10||3||2||5||40|
|Ormesby TTC E||10||2||1||7||35|
|Ormesby TTC G||9||0||1||8||20|
|Ormesby TTC F||9||0||2||7||15|
Above are four of the Division Two, Ormesby G team players, from left to right – Dave Foreman, Jane Dale, Alan Fowler and Syd Davis. All four players are members of the 50+ group that play on Monday and Thursday mornings from 10.00 am to 12.00 noon.
Below are three members of the Division Two, Northfield B team, from left to right – Steve Burge, Richard Anderson and Mohamed Mostafa.
Below are two more teams from the 50+ players playing in Division Two. The six players are members from both Ormesby F and Ormesby E teams – left to right – Keith Lewis (E team), Tom Hand (F team), Billie Allan (E), Michael Hand (F), Ahmed Abass (E) and Terry Lonsdale (F).
DIVISION THREE 2015
|Ormesby TTC I||10||6||2||2||67|
|Darlington TTC D||8||6||2||0||56|
|Ormesby TTC J Wheelers||8||3||0||5||39|
|Darlington TTC C||5||1||0||4||15|
|Ormesby TTC K||8||0||0||8||7|
DIVISION THREE PLAYERS
Pictures above are five players from the Ormesby I and K teams.
Left to right: Tommy Hawkes (K team), Alan Edwards (I team), Rob Turner (K team) and Bethany Wardell and Victoria Linsley (I team).
KNOCK HANDICAP CUP
Round Three – quarter finals
|4||Northfield TTC A||v||5||Ormesby TTC I|
|12||Ormesby TTC B||v||16||Nunthorpe TTC B|
|18||Ormesby J Wheelers||v||21||Ormesby TTC A|
|25||Ormesby TTC H||v||30||Darlington TTC B|
|1||Westboune B 3 points||v||4||Northfield TTC A 5 points|
|5||Ormesby TTC I||v||8||Ormesby TTC G|
|9||Northfield TTC B 4 points||v||12||Ormesby TTC B 5 points|
|14||Ormesby TTC E 2 points||v||16||Nunthorpe TTC B 5 points|
|18||Ormesby TTC J Wheelers 5 points||v||20||Beaumont Accountancy Nomads B 1 points|
|21||Ormesby TTC A 5 points||v||23||Westbourne A 2 points|
|25||Ormesby TTC H 5 points||v||27||Beaumont Accountancy Nomads C 4 points|
|30||Darlington TTC B 5 points||v||32||Ormesby TTC C 2 points|
|3||Ormesby TTC D||v||4||Northfield TTC A|
|5||Ormesby TTC I W/Over||v||6||Darlington TTC A|
|7||BYE||v||8||Ormesby TTC G|
|9||Northfield TTC B W/Over||v||10||Darlington TTC D|
|11||BYE||v||12||Ormesby TTC B|
|13||Beaumont Accountancy Nomads A||v||14||Ormesby TTC E W/Over|
|15||BYE||v||16||Nunthorpe TTC B|
|17||BYE||v||18||Ormesby TTC J|
|19||Ormesby TTC K||v||20||Beaumont Accountancy Nomads B W/Over|
|21||Ormesby TTC A||v||22||Darlington TTC C|
|25||Ormesby TTC H||v||26||Hartlepool TTC|
|27||Beaumont Accounancy Nomads C||v||28||Ormesby TTC F|
|29||Nunthorpe TTC A||v||30||Darlington TTC B W/Over|
|31||BYE||v||32||Ormesby TTC C|
PLAYER HANDICAPS TO BE USED FROM 22 JUNE 2015
|Ahmed Abass||46||Peter Abell||28||Sonnie Alder||48||Brian Alderson||31|
|Billy Allen||82||Richard Anderson||45||Bill Appleton||61||Nigel Arnison||96|
|Damien Ashman||130||Dave Ashwell||-1||Shan Aslam||75||Terry Bache||65|
|Steve Baines||14||David Ball||35||Katie Barlow||20||Sophie Barlow||17|
|Gavin Boggitt||81||Marc Bonnar||94||Michael Boyce||15||Luke Bradburn||18|
|Kelsey Bradley||54||Dave Brown||100|
|Steve Burge||21||Steve Brunskill||-4||Dave Carey||56|
|George Catmull||35||Ryan Chan||30||Colin Charity||28||Noel Clerkin||26|
|Dave Cochrane||60||Steve Cooper||0||Jack Cope||15||Joe Cope||15|
|Malcolm Corking||12||Brian Cowan||35||Simon Cripps||44||Lewis Crosby||78|
|Thomas Crowther||70||Jane Dale||60||Paul Dale||30||John Daley||68|
|Ryan Davis||96||Syd Davis||51||Brian Day||64||Jack Dewar||28|
|Ken Dinsdale||60||Will Dobinson||28|
|Chris Douglas||37||Craig Dring||18||Jessica Dunn||76|
|Madelaine Dunn||56||Alan Edwards||90||Chris Edwards||40||Robert Evans||30|
|Mike Fenby||17||John Fenwick||100||Paul Flanigan||26||Dave Foreman||70|
|George Forster||50||Alan Fowler||52||Adam Gent||49||David Gofton||32|
|Ben Goodchild||28||John Goulding||44||Daniel Gray||41||Andy Greason||25|
|Andrew Green||95||Nigel Green||78||Erin Greensmith||70||Chris Gunn||32|
|Michael Hand||61||Tom Hand||47||John Hanson||32||Josh Harland||-11|
|John Harper||40||Tommy Hawkes||100||Andrew Hegarty||37||Mike Hegarty||75|
|Alan Heppell||68||David Hidreth||32||George Hill||36||James Hill||20|
|Sam Hitchen||11||Arek Hnat||46||Adam Hodgson||82|
|Brian Holloway||77||Daniel Howe||71||Geoff Howe||32||Paul Humes||38|
|D Hutchinson||29||B Kearney||30|
|Nathan Kell||12||Peter Krawlec||72||Tony Langley||10||Simon Laverick||51|
|John Lawton||34||Dave Lax||64||Karina Lefevre||-4||Thomas Lambert||67|
|Keith Lewis||43||Kevin Linsley||20||Victoria Linsley||63||Londesbrough||13|
|Terry Lonsdale||60||Bruce Lowther||35||Andrew Lund||29||Jane Lynas||45|
|Peter McIntosh||88||Mike McMahon||44||C McMenamin||60||D McQuade||75|
|Callum McRae||70||Travis Miller||68||Jemal Mohammed||10||Paul Moppett||50|
|Slavek Moryson||47||Hany Mostafa||60||Nuradin Muktar||4||M Muldoon||22|
|Ryan Nassau||21||Mike Newton||50||Malcolm Noble||35||David Noutch||21|
|Stuart Park||22||Anne Pashley||21||David Pashley||16||James Peacock||51|
|Katie Peacock||51||Barry Pearson||20||Georgine Peart||50||Peter Phillips||28|
|A Phoenix||-10||Ian Plummer||20||Adam Purcell||75||John Putson||80|
|Anwar Rasoul||41||Thomas Rayner||41||Keith Robertson||25||E Robinson||52|
|Glyn Robinson||41||Luke Robinson||38||Martin Rutter||-12||Chris Samuels||60|
|Peter Sermon||26||Simon Sharples||40||Karl Shaw||7||K Shepherd||5|
|Eric Smallwood||64||Adam Smith||3||Joe Smith||78||Mark Smith||54|
|Paul Smith||-4||Steve Souter||12||Conor Storey||38||T Teasdale||33|
|Keith Thomas||35||Noel Thomas||81||Steve Tuck||40||Robert Turner||85|
|Peter Wagner||70||Mark Walpole||-4||Alec ward||-14||Hartley Ward||27|
|Beth Wardell||70||Kieran Wardell||23||Paul Warters||75||Bob Wasson||81|
|C Weatherby||35||Josh Weatherby||10||K Weatherby||6||Amy Webster||53|
|Phil Webster||17||Nick H-West||26|
|Derek Weedy||52||Bernie Welford||39||Calum White||17||Carl White||3|
|G Whitfield||48||Gary Whyman||19||P Wilkinson||5||David Williams||15|
|Holly Williams||17||Lily Williams||66||Alex Wilson||51||Katie Wray||82|
|John Wright||63||Michael Young||8||Albert Wilson||33|
CLEVELAND SUMMER LEAGUE TOURNAMENT RESULTS 2015
Open Singles – Joshua Harland beat Martin Rutter – 15-13, 19-17, 11-9.
Division One – Joshua Harland beat Martin Rutter – 11-7, 11-8, 5-11, 11-9.
Division Two – Ben Goodchild beat Bruce Lowther – 11-7, 9-11, 11-9, 11-9.
Division Three – Chros Samuels beat Brian Holloway – 9-11, 13-11, 11-5, 11-8.
JuniorSingles – Joshua Weatherby beat Joshua Weatherby 11-6, 11-8, 6-11, 11-6.
Cadet Singles – Joshua Weatherby beat David Gofton – 11-8, 11-6, 8-11, 8-11, 11-8.
Veterans Singles – Dave Ashwell beat David Noutch – 11-8, 12-10, 11-9.
Wheelchair – Marc Bonnar beat Brian Holloway – 11-7, 11-9.
Handicap Singles – 12-14, 11-8, 18-16.
Chris Edwards & Callum McMenamin beat George Hill & David Gofton 19-21, 21-19, 21-12.
KO HANDICAP CUP FINAL 2014
Congratulaion to Northfield B who were the winners of the 2014 KO Cup with Hartlepool B finishing in second place.
KO CUP MATCH REPORT FOR WEEKENDING 14 NOVEMBER 2014
Northfield B won the Cleveland & District Summer League Knockout Handicap Cup Competition after a knife edge finish in the final with Hartlepool B.
The match climaxed with the score at 4 all with Northfield’s Joe Cope playing Lewis Porritt. Cope gave Porritt a 28 point start and won the first game at 21-6. Cope won the second game at 21-8 so the match was tied at 42 points all. Being the last match, the golden point rule applies where one point, sudden death, is played with the higher handicapped player having the service. Porritt served but Cope won the point and took the match by just one point, with a 5-4 victory for his team the overall score.
For Northfield Jack Cope and Will Dobinson won 2 each whilst Joe Cope just won the vital final match. For Hartlepool Josh and Connor Hudson won 2 each.
Alan Ransome OBE
League Tables up to Friday 3 October 2014
|1||Ormesby TTC A||15||13||0||2||122|
|2||Beaumont Accountancy Nomads A||15||12||1||2||114|
|3||Swerve TTC A||15||11||1||3||101|
|4||Ormesby TTC B||15||8||1||6||76|
|5||Northfield TTC A||15||6||1||8||71|
|6||Nunthorpe TTC A||15||7||0||8||66|
|1||Beaumont Accountancy Nomads B||14||8||1||5||74|
|2||Northfield TTC B||13||2||3||8||51|
|5||Ormesby TTC C||13||1||2||10||29|
|2||Beaumont Accountancy Nomads C||15||9||2||4||106|
|3||Hartlepool TTC A||15||9||3||3||101|
|4||Nunthorpe TTC B||15||10||3||2||101|
|5||Northfield TTC C||15||7||4||4||76|
|6||Ormesby TTC D||15||3||3||9||51|
|1||Ormesby TTC F||13||7||0||6||57|
|3||Swerve TTC B||13||6||0||7||55|
|5||Ormesby TTC E||11||0||3||8||26|
Left to right above Hartlepool C team players, Josh Hudson, Lewis Porritt and Travis Miller with team mascot Daniel Porritt who had just won their match 6 – 4 against the Ormesby H team. Below are four members of the Ormesby H team from left to right, Terry Bache, Tom Hand, Mathew Macfarlane (Hand) and Terry Lonsdale.
|1||Ormesby TTC G||17||14||1||2||140|
|3||Ormesby TTC H||17||8||2||7||93|
|4||Hartlepool TTC B||17||8||2||7||82|
|1||Swerve TTC C||15||8||1||6||82|
|2||Hartlepool TTC C||16||6||1||9||62|
|3||Ormesby TTC Wheelers A||16||4||1||11||49|
|4||Ormesby TTC Wheelers A||15||2||0||13||39|
BELOW ARE A FEW PICTURES FOR THE ARCHIVES
In the picture above are three members of the Ormesby Wheelers team after playing their first ever game in the Cleveland & District Summer Table Tennis League: front row left to right, Nigel Arnison, Andrew Green and John Fenwick three of the six members of the team. Also standing at the back are Malcolm Muldoon – the Wheelers team coach, with Charlotte Weatherby and James Dale from the Ormesby Hopes B team.
In the picture below are two more members of the the Ormesby Wheelers team, Brian Holloway left and Peter McIntosh with their coach Malcolm Muldoon.
ORMESBY J AND K PLAYERS
Two more team who are playing for the first time in the Cleveland Summer League are members from the Ormesby 50 plus group. They are pictured above shortly after finishing their match on Friday 14 June .
Left to right Ken Dinsdale, Sue Joyce, Gillian Dinsdale (Ken’s sister in law), Dorothy Allen, John Putson and Dave Foreman.
The ladies play for Ormesby TTC K and the men Ormesby TTC J.
PAUL SMITH – Winner of the Summer League 2010 Open Singles title
Martin Rutter – Open Singles Winner 2010
NICE TO SEE YOU DAVE
Dave Ashwell picture above on the left and Dave Hutchinson on the right met up recently at a match at the Ormesby club after not seeing each other for almost 30 years.
Although Dave Hutchinson has continued to play and is currently playing for Hartlepool Westbourne, Dave Ashwell had not played for many years until he brought his two young children Michael and Katie along to the Saturday morning junior sessions at Ormesby. Now playing for Ormesby D, Dave A has soon regained some of his former skills and is really enjoying his return to table tennis.