As the Bolton and District Table Tennis League completed it’s third week one can’t help feeling that barring catastrophes Flixton ppong A are set to coast through to the title at the end of the season. Last week they had a full 27 – 4 points win over Little Lever Cricket Club A. Meanwhile Ramsbotton Town A, minus a key player, had a 21 – 14 win against Ladybridge A assisted by nine from Andrew Jackson. Hilton A had their first win of the season over third-placed Burning Desire 23 - 17with a nine from Mark Gibson. Fourth-placed Wharton made it three out of three beating Coburg A 20 – 13 despite a resisting nine from Kyan Chin. Mid-table Flixton ppong B were also on form with a 26 – 9 win over bottom of the table Hilton B with nines from John Potts and Phil Biggs. Ramsbottom Town B took advantage of a two-man Radcliffe TTC winning 23 – 9.
In Division One the top three teams made it three wins out of three. Little Lever Cricket Club B beat a two-man Wingates 22 – 13 with John Bradbury putting up resistance with a nine. Second-placed Polonia Club A had a 21 – 15 win over Hilton E helped by nine from Dawid Kakol. Third-placed Hilton D triumphed over Heaton Cricket Club A 18 – 14. Fourth-placed Hilton C beat Meadow Ben A 20 - 15 assisted by nine from Andrew Morey. Coburg B had a good 25 – 9 win against Farnworth Social Circle A with nines from Mark Speakman and Chris Naylor. Ramsbottom Town C took advantage of new team North West Lions with a 27 – 3 drubbing.
Meadow Ben B in Division Two are at present at the top having beaten third-placed Ramsbottom Town D 25 – 12 with nines from John Bostock and Rodney Hall. Second-placed Ladybridge B went down 23 – 14 to Hilton Hawks assisted by nine from Hawk’s Peter McCormick. Mid-table Heaton Cricket Club B beat second-bottom Brass Zone 21 – 11 with nines from Martin Hulton and David Jones.
In Division Three, Farnworth Social Circle D made it three out of three with a 21 – 13 win over Meadow Ben D with nine coming from Elena Cecilia Tepelus. Second-placed Albany took advantage of new team Bolton Hindu Forum with a 27 – 3 full points win. Third-placed Meadow Ben C also triumphed with a 24 – 12 win over Hilton G with nines from Debbie Wilson and Jack Berry. In fourth place, an unusually strong force for this division Polonia Club B, who have a match in hand, thrashed Meadow Hill Tennis Club 27 – 2. Ladybridge C had an 18 – 18 draw against juniors Hilton I with Jamie Sutcliffe on nine for Hilton.