It rarely happens with an indoor sport, but last week Bolton Table Tennis League suffered the effects of the weather with some away teams in a difficult position in having all players travel to the away fixture. Since within the rules this is one rare instance when a match can be postponed beyond the fixture week, some matches have had to be deferred to a later date, but should be played before the end of Cup Semi-finals week at the latest.
In the Premier Division, the match of the week would be the meeting of the two top teams in the division, Glodwick versus Ramsbottom Town A. Glodwick extended their lead with a 24 – 11 win with nines from Meng Cheng and Sean Doherty. Other big guns were out of action with the weather. In mid-table matches, Warton played Hilton A a few places above them but succeeded winning out 20 – 12 despite a resisting nine from Andrew Michnowiec. Second from the bottom Ladybridge A beat bottom team Burning Desire 20 – 15 assisted by a nine from Andrew Evans. There was a very close match when Little Lever A just pipped Nomads17 – 16.
With no result for Division Two’s top team Ramsbottom Town C, Hilton B now move top with a maximum points win over their own C team 27 – 8. Just below them, Coburg had a 22 – 11 win over Heaton Cricket Club A despite a resisting nine from David Hall. Fourth-placed Little Lever Cricket Club B had a 20 – 11 win over Wingates with John Bradbury holding his corner with nine for Wingates. In a mid-table
In Division Two we had a full turn out. Top team Bolton TTC A had a shocker against fifth-placed St. Paul’s Peel losing out 23 – 8 with the expected nine from Lee Devenport. Polonia Club A, now comfortably in second place, overcame Top Spinners 21 – 12 with a nine from Dawid Kakol. In third place
In Division Three, top team Walkden Methodist were