A very entertaining and high quality Premier league fixture between leaders Newton and Pulford ended in a narrow 6 4 victory for the aforementioned . Shaun Hall hit a terrific maximum but was taken to a fifth game by in form Simon Jones and Ray Worthington made his seasons debut for the villagers and hit a fine win against Ken Connor. Elsewhere Malcom McEvoy led Barrow to a hard fought 7 3 success over Officers B for whom talented Mark Simpson recorded wins over Rob Wylie and Daniel McEvoy.
Newton B lead division 1 thanks to fine maximums from Brenda Buoey and Gary Owen in an 8 2 scoreline over Beechwood, and Paul Ingham was undefeated as Groves C moved into a challenging position following an emphatic 8 2 win over promoted Tarporley Electric. Terry Marshall and Phil Hough led Groves B to a comfortable 9 1 victory over struggling Officers C and Steve Clift ensured Groves A got a deserved draw away at Saughall Deva. Glyn Jones hit a terrific maximum for unbeaten Saughall Port in a 5 5 result at Barrow A, never an easy fixture.
In the top division 2 match leaders Groves D and chasing Newton C shared the spoils, with Steve Jones, a much underrated player, hitting two fine wins. Haseeb Hanif led Newton D to an 8 2 score against Officers E and Barrow C comfortably overcame promoted Newton E by a similar scoreline.