Most teams in the Bolton & District Table Tennis League had yet another break from league matches while the second round of the Divisional Cups took place. In the Brian Gittins Cup for teams in the Premier Division and Division One, Premier team Ladybridge A had a 24.5 start against Wharton also from the Premier Division but didn’t really need it winning out 351.5 – 315. Division One’s Burning Desire had a 100.5 start however it was not enough against the might of the Premier’s Ramsbottom A who went on to win 386 – 337.5. From Division One, Heaton Cricket Club A beat Hilton A 453.5 – 397. Another two Division One
In the George Yates Trophy for Division Two and Division Three teams, Division Two’s Bolton TTC only just ran out winners against Division Three’s Farnworth Social Circle C 340 – 335.5 despite Farnworth’s 29.5
Division Three being slightly larger than the other Divisions had one more week of league matches to fit in alongside cup matches. Farnworth Social Circle C moved into top place after a 27 – 2 massacre of Hilton H. Meadow Hill A now slipping back into second place had a somewhat weakened team, with two of its best players away for early festivities. They went down 17 – 16 to Albany despite a resisting nine from John Nuttall. Meadow Ben C & D are now in third and fourth place. The C team had a 25 – 6 win over juniors Hilton I with nines from Jack Berry and Ian Wheeldon and the D team had a 23 – 13 win over Ladybridge C with nines from Neil Cowburn and Phillip Calvert. Farnworth Social Circle D just pipped Hilton G 17 – 16 despite a resisting nine from Dimitar Petrov. Fifth-placed Polonia Club C had an expected win 26 – 4 over struggling bottom of the table Meadow Hill B with nines from Henryk Michalowski and Karolina Mucha.