Report week commencing 16 September
Division 1 is once again proving to be very competitive with the two relegated teams still finding it difficult to dominate. Pulford A travelled to play Groves and were thankful for a Ray Worthington maximum to enable them to come away with a draw. Martin Sellars had a fine win over John Kenwright to enable the home team to share the points. Elsewhere Hannah Winfield and Andy Taylor of County Officers A took advantage of a weakened Barrow B trio to record 3 wins each and lead the team to a welcome 7-3 victory. Corus C included Vietnamese student Tung Pham for their clash with Saughall Port but found the villagers in dogged form and the match ended all square, Terry Haselden and captain Paul Arrich performing well for the promoted side. John Allera led his experienced Barrow A team to an opening fixture victory against Beechwood, Ray Gregory also in good form as they triumphed 7-3.
Gareth Hughes continues to lead the Barrow D side to victories in division 2, they returned from playing Saughall Deva with a fine 7-3 scoreline. Mike Moss again saved the blushes of Whitby Sports A as he hit a terrific maximum at home to County Officers B in a 3-7 result and Bryan Fitzpatrick was another player in top form as Barrow C outpointed Tony Collard and his Officers C squad by a similar scoreline.
Russell Hunt opened his season for Barrow F in division 3 with a great performance as he was undefeated against top side Barrovians; that enabled his side to force a terrific draw. In his final match before leaving the area Gary Smith was another undefeated player as Barrow E travelled to Northcote and with his efforts his team managed to hold on for a 5-5 result.
Another player departing, albeit only temporary back to Nottingham University, was Joe Killoran but he played his part for Corus B in their Premier clash with the Corus first team and with 2 wins assisted in the 7-3 victory. Shaun Hall had a terrific struggle with Mark Pugh before winning in 5 to complete his maximum.