Hartlepool’s Westbourne B have taken an early lead in 2nd Division of the Cleveland & District Summer Table Tennis League following last week’s fixtures. They defeated the team in second place Northfield B by 6-4, despite a hat trick from Tom Webster. Andy Greason, Jason Lloyd and David Hutchinson all won two each for Westbourne. The match itself could not have been closer as Webster’s hat trick included a win of 11-9 in both the fourth and fifth sets against Greason and Lloyd’s pair was scored after beating Lee Russell 11-9 in the decider.
The team in third place, Nunthorpe B were held to a 5-5 draw by Westbourne C. Barbara Kearney for Nunthorpe was the star of this match scoring a hat trick whilst David Hildreth won two. John Harper was the best player for Westbourne winning two of his sets.
Westbourne B lead the division with 35 points from four matches played, whilst Northfield B are seven points behind on 28. Nunthorpe B who have a match in hand are unbeaten on 23 points.
Alan Ransome OBE