Premier division champions British Steel opened their league season with an emphatic 9-1 away victory over County Officers, a team they had previously defeated only a week earlier in the Premier cup. Simon Jones and Andy Eagles again hit maximums and were well backed up by Captain Ivor Jones filling in for the unavailable Florin Barbus. Elsewhere in this division Barrow triumphed 7-3 at Corus B for whom Shaun Hall was again in terrific form and he recorded the 3 wins for the defeated side, overcoming top player Aaron Beech in 4 games.
Division 1 action saw County Officers A move to the top of the table following a fine 7-3 victory at Whitby Sports and Barry Hough was in good form as he led Groves A to a surprise 7-3 away win over a very experienced Corus C team .
Division 2 leaders Barrow D were another team to fall to a surprise defeat when they met fellow villagers Barrow C led by Bryan Fitzpatrick and young Shay Harper and the C team triumphed 6-4 with Harper recording a stunning 3-0 victory over Gareth Hughes. For Saughall Deva Wayne Taylor and Dave Trousdale were in unstoppable form as they swept aside newly promoted Groves C 9- 1 to move into a challenging position.
Barrovians march on in Division 3 following a comprehensive I0-0 scoreline against a sporting County Officers F squad.
In an outstanding Premier Cup Q F Mark Pugh and Neil Powell led a weakened Corus trio to a very impressive 5-3 win over a full strength Pulford team, in a match of high standard table tennis.
At representative level a below strength Veterans' first team came away from current champions Halton with a brilliant 5-5 result pleasing captain Rob Wylie and team-mates Tomasz Halucha and Ivor Jones.
Coaching continues at the Stanney Oaks school complex every Thursday from 7 pm , all ages are very welcome including young beginners.