News Report wc 15 Feb 2016

The Chester/Ellesmere Port representative first team travelled to Bolton at the weekend to play the three remaining matches in the Lancs/ Cheshire Premier division. They had already defeated Preston, Trafford, holders Warrington and Oldham in the first series of matches, but with Joe Killoran and Wayne Percival unavailable they drafted in current singles champion Shaun Hall and top 15 national ranked veteran Tomasz Rzeszotko to assist Aaron Beech. 

They began with an emphatic 6 0 victory over Manchester and then accounted for the powerful Liverpool trio 5 1, Thomas Haddeley out hitting Rzeszotko for Liverpools only success. The final match brought the two unbeaten sides together but with Bury number one Graham Jeffries losing comprehensively to an inspired Shaun Hall in the opening game the contest was never in doubt and the local team ran out 6 0 winners to take the prestigious title for the second time in four seasons, a tremendous achievement bearing in mind there are over 30 eligible leagues and many have a lot more teams and players than Chester and Ellesmere Port. Aaron Beech was unbeaten over the two weekends winning all 14 games, a brilliant performance.

The league also fielded an A and B team in divisions 1 and 2 and they met with limited success, the A side finishing close to a promotion position.

D Terry

Author: via Chester and Ellesmere Port Table Tennis League
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