In the Premier division Groves included new signing Jordyn Layfield, but although she recorded two fine wins it was not enough to save the team from a narrow 4 6 loss at the hands of County Officers for whom Andy Taylor was undefeated.
In division 1 Keith Roper was in top form as County Officers A outpointed leaders Groves B by a 6 4 scoreline to close the gap at the top. Unbeaten Newton B travelled to Saughall Deva with a strong trio expecting a positive result against a team second from bottom but struggled against a determined home squad and eventually had to settle for a 6 4 victory, Mike Mercer once again hitting a maximum.
Barrow B hit top spot in division 2 following a comprehensive 8 2 home victory over lowly Tarporley, Jim Whitaker unbeaten for the leaders, and Andy Moulton continued his fine run with 3 terrific wins for Electric Sports as they forced a draw away at Groves D. Despite a maximum from Bryan Fitzpatrick Barrow C went down 4 6 to fellow strugglers County Officers D, a welcome victory for John Ashton's squad.
In division 3 County Officers E hit top spot following a comprehensive 8 2 victory at home to newcomers Groves E, Andrew Taylor proving to be an exceptional signing for the league leaders as he eased to another 3 fine wins. Eddie Jones was another player in unbeatable form as he led lowly Officers F to a fine draw at home to Electric Sports A who welcomed back Janet Timewell following an injury.
Thank you and the league committee would like to wish you and your families a Very Happy Christmas!