Bolton News 6th November

After a week’s cup break, league matches continued last week in the Bolton & District Table Tennis League. Top of the Division Ramsbottom Town A took full advantage of playing bottom of the table Hilton B trouncing them with a maximum 27-2 score. Eight points behind them, Flixton Cricket Club A beat Radcliffe Cricket Club23-9 with nines from Stephen Scowcroft and Tony Worthington. Third-placed Ramsbottom Town B came unstuck against Flixton Cricket Club B who had a good win 25-9 with nines from Jordan Potts and Anthony Bates. Fourth-placed Little Lever Club A beat Nomads just below them 23-8 with nines from Graham Jeffries and Ron Durose. Hilton A beat Ladybridge A 26-6 with Robert Hall and Andrew Michnowiec on nines.

In Division One, the top teams all had wins apart from top of the table Burning Desire. They had a shock defeat from second-placed Wigan TTC 24-12 with nines from Wigan’s Daniel Watkinson and Paul Clark. However, Burning desire hold onto first place. Third-placed Polonia Club A beat Wingates 21-10 with nine from Lukasz Serdiuk. Fourth-placed Coburg also had a win 20-16 over Farnworth Social Circle A despite a resisting nine from John Hutchinson. The home Derby between Hilton C and their D team resulted in the C team taking it 20-15 helped by a nine from Division Two stand in Jei Makino. A mid-table clash had Ramsbottom Town D outplaying Meadow Ben A with a maximum 27-6 score. Little Lever B took advantage of a one-man Heaton Cricket Club A 26-6.

Division Two’s leaders Hilton E maintained form with a 21-14 win over fifth-placed Heaton Cricket Club B with nines from Jei Makino and Matthew Kennedy. Second-placed Bolton TTC also won 20-11 against Farnworth Social Circle B assisted by a nine from Peter McCormick. Surprisingly, Third-placed Meadow Ben B just lost out 13-15 to ninth place Brasszone whose Phil Petts was on his usual form with a nine. Fourth-placed St. Paul’s Peel maintained form with a 21-13 win over Ladybridge B with the usual nine from Lee Devenport. Mid-table Hilton Top Spinners had a close 20-17 win over second from the bottom Hilton F and Polonia Club B had a 25-9 win over bottom of the table Walkden Methodists with nines from Stefan Jankowski and Vojtech Sanc.

Division Three’s top team Meadow Ben C had a bit of a shock when fifth-placed Meadow Hill A took them to task winning 23-11 thanks to nines from new signing John Nuttall and ever-improving Bob Woodcock. From mid-table to second place, Irlam Steel Social Club took advantage of bottom of the table Meadow Hill B winning out with a maximum 27-3 score. Third-placed Meadow Ben D won 19-12 over Hilton G with nines from Neil Cowburn and Philip Calvert. Fourth-placed Polonia Club C had another shock defeat going down to fifth-placed Farnworth Social Circle C 24-6. Ben Wyatt and Chris Lord had nines for Farnworth. Ladybridge C had a win over juniors Hilton I just below them 18-11 despite a resisting nine from Jamie Sutcliffe.

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