Two Ormesby teams produced first class results in the British League last weekend to avoid relegation from their divisions.

In the Championship Division which is the second division after the Premier, Ormesby’s second team avoided relegation and did very well to win 3 of their matches and played a 4-4 draw in their fourth match.  They beat Draycott 6-2, Whitworth Academy 7-1, Wymondham 6-2 and drew 4 all win the leading team Portsmouth.

Joe Cope playing number three was the star of the team winning all of his 8 matches Liam McTiernan and Adam Harrison both won 6 out of 8, whilst Josh Weatherby won 2 from 4 and David Gofton won 1 from 2.

Ormesby’s third team playing in division two also came from a possible relegation position to climb up the table with victories against the 2 leading teams Wood Green from Birmingham and Beaumont Accountancy, the local team from Middlesbrough lost 6 -3.

Ormesby’s third team also beat another local team Swerve’s second team by 5-4 but in the last match lost to Draycott, Nottingham by 6-3.  Adam Webster and Ben Piggott won both of their matches winning 6 from 8 whilst George Hill and Jack Cope both won 3 from 8.

Swerve first team in Division one A beat Plymouth, Halton and Barrow all 6-3 but lost to Cardiff’s second team also by 6-3. This leaves Swerve in third position in the table. Joshua Harland won 6 of his 8 matches Nuradin Muktar won 5, Kieran Wardell 3 and Will Dobinson 4 from 8.

Division B1 Swerve’s second team lost all of their four matches to Draycott 7-2 Wood Green 6-3 and to Halton third team and Ormesby third team by 5-4.  Stephen Brunskill won 5 from 8 whilst Martin Rutter 3 and Yonatan Caspi 2.

Beaumont Accountancy in the same division won two matches 6-3 against Halton and Drumchapel Glasgow 6-3 but lost to Ormesby 6-3 and to Derwent 5-4. Stephen Horsfield won 7 from 8, Anthony Phoenix won 2 from 4, Isabel Ashley won 4 from 8 whilst Sam Hitchen won 2 from 6 and Mark Walpole won 2 from 6.

In division three C, Ormesby’s fourth team won three of their matches 8-1 against Bishop Auckland, 5-4 against Derwent’s second team and 5-4 against Huddersfield but lost to Pudsey 5-4. Ryan Nassau produced the best results with 7 wins from 8 and Michael Young won 5 from 8.  Dave Ashwell from 6 and won 4, Carl Whyte played 4 and won 2 whilst Gary Whyman played 6 and won 3.

In the same division Ormesby’s fifth team beat Bishop Auckland and Huddersfield 6-3 but lost 5-4 to Pudsey and 7-2 to St Marys Hull. Chriss Edwards produced the best results with 6 wins from 8 whilst Ben Savage and Luke Robinson and David Noutch all won 4.

Alan Ransome OBE