Bolton News 5 March

Last week it was back to league matches in the Bolton & District Table Tennis League. Top of the table Flixton Cricket Club A played their own B team winning 24 – 5 with nines from Stephen Scowcroft and Tony Worthington. Second-placed Ramsbottom Town A had a full point 27 – 6 win over second-bottom Ladybridge A. Just seven points behind, they will be hoping to regain first place when Flixton have a week off this week. Third-placed Ramsbottom Town B although out of the running, also had a 27 – 6 win against bottom of the table Hilton B. In fourth place Little Lever Cricket Club A had a 21 – 17 win against Radcliffe Cricket Club with nines from Ron Durose and Graham Jeffries. In the lower mid-table Wharton just pipped Hilton A 17 – 16.

In Division Two it was business as usual for top team Burning Desire as they had a full points 27 – 5 win against fourth-placed Polonia Club A. Second-placed Wigan TTC also went to town with a 26 – 4 win over Hilton C with nines from Paul Clark and Daniel Watkinson. Third-placed Ramsbottom Town D  maintained form with a 26 – 10 win over eighth-placed Wingates with nines from Martin Holt and Tommy Ryan. Fifth-placed Coburg went down 21 – 17 to seventh-placed Hilton D despite a resisting nine from Chris Naylor. Mid-table Little Lever B had a 25 – 9 win against bottom team Meadow Ben A assisted by nines from Paul Tatlock and Roy Costello. Ninth-placed Farnworth SC A were back in action minus stalwart John Hutchinson still on the mend. They pipped Heaton Cricket Club A  19 – 17 with Heaton’s David Hall putting up resistance with nine points.

With a result to come, yet still top of Division Two are Hilton E. Second placed Polonia Club B  had a 21 – 16 win over fifth-placed Meadow Ben B assisted by nine from Vojtech Sanc.  Just behind, Saint Paul’s Peel also have a result to come. Fourth-placed Heaton Cricket Club B had a 22 – 14 win against Hilton Top Spinners with nines from Martin Hulton and David Jones. At the bottom of the table, Walkden Methodists beat bottom team Hilton F 19 – 14 helped by a nine from John Barker.

Fairly comfortable at the top of Division Three, Farnworth Social Circle C had an open date. Meanwhile positions two and three swap places. Meadow Ben C push Meadow Hill A into third place. Meadow Ben had a 21 – 11 win over Irlam Steel assisted by a nine from Ian Wheeldon while Meadow Hill A were pipped 19 – 17  at the hands of fourth-placed Farnworth Social Circle D with Farnworth’s Elena Cecilia Tepelus on full nine points. Polonia Club C in fifth place came unstuck 22 – 10 at the hands of Ladybridge C in tenth place with nines from John Hilton and Robin Llewellyn of Ladybridge. Mid-table Meadow Ben D had a 16 – 16 draw against juniors Hilton I  with Jamie Sutcliffe on full nine points for Hilton. Hilton H beat their own G team  22 – 9 assisted by nine from Wes Jones and Albany had a full points win over bottom team Meadow Hill B 27 – 4.

Author: via Bolton Table Tennis League
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