Ormesby and Draycott East Midlands got off to perfect starts to the season with comprehensive 6-0 victories.
The two sides tipped to challenge for the title this year asserted their credentials with dominant performances. Ormesby, spearheaded by new signing Sarah Berge, eased past newly promoted Knighton Park. Berge was particularly impressive as she destroyed those in her path.
Meanwhile, Draycott debutants Abbie Milwain and Natlie Slater both enjoyed perfect starts by registering doubles over Milwain’s former side, Burton Uxbridge. Alongside the impressive Emma Vickers, they showcased why they have more than enough to challenger for honours, dropping just one game on their way to victory.
YHL secured a stunning start to life in the Premier Division with a 4-2 victory over Halton. Yolanda King was the star as she recorded victories over Jasmin Ould and Nicole Hall, and with the support of Vicky Smith and Rachel Trevorrow, who picked up one win each, YHL secured a priceless victory.
After being regarded as the tightest division of all, the first round of Division One fixtures were one sided affairs.
Fusion Wags and Throntons Table Tennis were both 6-0 winners over Drumchapel Glasgow Ladies and Byng Hall respectively, whilst AICES picked up a fantastic 5-1 result over Ulster Irish Ladies.
The same can’t be said for Division Two, however, with two of the games concluding in draws. Whilst Formby, seeking a third consecutive promotion thrashed Cippenham Ladies 6-0, Leeds Ladies’ clash with Halton finished 3-3, as did the game between Draycott East Midlands Two and Pink Pong South West.
Fusion Ladies were the big winners in Division Three after defeating Cliffdale Chandlers 6-0, whilst Zahna Hall’s double aided Greenhouse to a 4-2 win over Sycamore.
Finally, Byng Hall’s second and third teams had openings to forget as they both lost 6-0 to York Garden Angels and Sutton at Hone respectively in Division Five and Six.Written By Matthew Shaw