News Report wc Jan 25 2016

In the Premier clash of the season between the current champions , Newton, and main rivals Barrow, it was the villagers who triumphed emphatically in a match of high quality by 7 points to 3. Aaron Beech hit a tremendous maximum for Barrow and was backed up by Jonathan Taylor and Mitchell Barker who each recorded wins over Mark Pugh and Wayne Percival. Shaun Hall was a lone winner for the champions and also teamed up with Pugh to clinch the doubles.

Division 1 action saw leaders County Officers increase their lead with Harold Furber and Andy Taylor undefeated in an 8 2 scoreline over Groves B, and Barrow A recorded a similar victory over bottom placed Saughall Deva. Mike Mercer led Newton B to a 7 3 victory over Groves C and Steve Clift was again in unstoppable form as Groves A narrowly outpointed improving Beechwood 6 4.

Division 2 leaders, Saughall Port, were surprisingly held to a draw by a Terry Haselden inspired Barrovians team, and Lynsey Pellew-Nabbs hit a tremendous maximum as Groves D held the strong Barrow B squad to a similar scoreline. A fine Colin Fergus maximum for Officers B failed to prevent a 4 6 defeat to the high flying Officers C squad, and Ian Roper and Hong Wang were both undefeated as Officers D returned from Tarporley with an emphatic 8 2 victory.

The top clash in division 3 ended in a draw with Ganesh Gangadaran hitting 3 terrific wins for Saughall Institute against leaders Barrow C who welcomed back hard hitting Michelle Hall. Youngsters Tom Bawn and Will Davies were in unbeatable form as Officers E completely outplayed experienced Electric Sports A in a fine 10 0 win.

D Terry

Author: via Chester and Ellesmere Port Table Tennis League
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