BOLTON NEWS 19th March

The top team in the Premier Division of the Bolton & District Table Tennis League, Ramsbottom Town A,  had an expected result as they faced bottom team Hilton D winning out 27 – 3. The match saw the welcome return of Richard Lightowler who had been out most of the season after a knee operation. Second-placed Flixton Cricket Club A have their result to come against Radcliffe Cricket Club. Third-placed Ramsbottom Town B also had a good 19 – 9 win against Flixton Cricket Club B assisted by nine from Brian Clements. Fourth-placed Hilton A also capitalised on playing second bottom Ladybridge A as they ran out winners 26 – 14 with nines from Robert Hall and Andrew Michnowiec. A mid-table match had Little Lever Cricket Club A just beating a two-man Nomads 16 – 13.

In Division One, the top match was the clash of the top two teams. Burning Desire managed to beat second-placed Wigan TTC 19 – 14 despite a resisting nine from Daniel Watkinson. Third-placed Ramsbottom Town D had an easy 27 – 4 win over bottom team Meadow Ben A. Coburg in fourth position had a 24 – 12 win over ninth-placed Farnworth Social Circle A helped by nine from Chris Naylor. Polonia Club A had a 21-14 success against mid-table Wingates with nines coming from Dawid Kakol and Lukasz Serdiuk. Mid-table Little Lever Cricket Club B had a 21 – 16 win against second-bottom Heaton Cricket Club A helped by nine from Roy Costello. It was a very close affair between Hilton D and their own C team. The D team just took it 19 – 18 despite a resisting nine from Andrew Morey.

Division Two leaders Saint Paul’s Peel had a 21 – 14 win over eighth-placed Ladybridge B with John Birchall putting up the resistance with nine for Ladybridge. Second-placed Polonia Club B surprisingly lost out 21 – 19 to second bottom Walkden Methodists. Third-placed Hilton  E beat fourth-placed Heaton Cricket Club B 23 – 11 with nines coming from Matthew Kennedy and Jei Makino. In fifth position, Bolton TTC were taken to a draw 16 – 16 by Farnworth Social Circle B with Peter McCormick on nine for Bolton. Third-bottom Hilton Top Spinners just pipped bottom team Hilton F 17 – 16 assisted by nine from David Clay.

In Division Three, Farnworth Social Circle C continue to show their superiority with a 24 – 12 win over fourth-placed Polonia Club C helped by nine from Ben Wyatt.  Just squeezing into second place, Meadow Ben C beat fellow contender Meadow Hill A 17 – 15 despite a resisting nine from John Nuttall. Mid-table matches had Meadow Ben D beating Hilton G  18 – 14  with Martyn Rolling holding the fort with nine for Hilton and Albany just beat Hilton H 17 – 14 with Wes Jones on nine for Hilton. Towards the bottom of the table, Ladybridge C just pipped juniors Hilton I 18 – 17 assisted by nine from John Hilton and Irlam Steel capitalised on bottom team Meadow Hill B 26 – 6 with nines from David Yates and Matt Hood.

Author: via Bolton Table Tennis League
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