(Although this was sent in Monday morning as usual, it did not appear until Saturday's edition when a rather truncated version was included.)
Last week’s play in the Bolton Table Tennis League had top team Flixton ppong A with a 25 – 7 win over Radcliffe TTC with Pawel Orzechowski and Steve Davies securing nines. We also saw the return of second-placed Ramsbottom Town A’s Michael Moir in his first match, with the team extracting maximum points 27 – 5 against fourth-placed Wharton. Third-placed Burning desire lost out 21 – 15 to Ramsbottom B thwarted by a nine from Liam Bedford. Mid-table Coburg A had an 18 – 18 draw against Little Lever Cricket Club A three places below them with Graham Jeffries taking nine for Little Lever. Seventh-placed Ladybridge A had a 21 – 12 win over bottom of the table Hilton B assisted by nine from Stephen Barber.
In Division One, top team Polonia Club A had a 22 – 16 win over Heaton Cricket Club A with Polonia’s Vojtech Sanc on nine. Second-placed Ramsbottom Town C were full points victors over second-bottom Hilton E 27 – 3. Third-placed Coburg B also ran out winners 26 – 11 against Meadow Ben A with nines coming from Lee Devenport and Kevin Chapman. North West Lions in eighth place to capitalised on a two-man Farnworth Social Circle A 17 – 14. Tenth-placed Wingates had a 27 – 9 full points win over Hilton C three places above them.
Farnworth Social Circle C at the top of Division Two secured their fifth win over mid-table Hilton Hawks 18 – 16 helped by nine from Ben Wyatt. Hilton Top spinners in joint second-place had a good 20 – 13 win over ninth-placed Farnworth Social Circle B 20-13 helped by nine from Kirit Chauhan. Meadow Ben B also second, lost out to eighth-placed Hilton F with nine coming from Hilton’s Brian Hall. Fourth-placed Ramsbottom Town D took advantage of a weakened bottom of the table two-man Brass Zone 20 – 11. Mid-table Heaton Cricket Club B also overcame second-bottom Lostock Tennis Club 19 – 12 with David Jones on nine for Heaton.
Meadow Ben C at the top of Division Three made it five out of five with a 22 – 7 win over a two-man Bolton Hindu Forum. Second-placed Farnworth Social Circle D maintained form beating juniors Hilton I 21 – 13 despite a resisting nine from Jamie Sutcliffe. Third-placed Polonia Club B beat mid-table Hilton G 23 – 11 assisted by nine from Stefan Jankowski and mid-table Albany beat Ladybridge C one place below them 24 – 11 with Stephen Lawless on nine for Albany. Fourth-placed Meadow Ben D beat ninth-placed Hilton H 23 – 11 with nines coming from Steven Robertson and Alan Weall.