News Report wc 20 Feb 2017

The Chester/Ellesmere Port league retained their prestigious Lancashire/ Cheshire Premier division title when the squad travelled to Bolton to complete the fixtures and defeated a strong Oldham team 5 1 and a very experienced Trafford trio 6 0. The scores do not reflect the closeness of the matches who fielded county players with vastly different styles but with Shaun Hall and Aaron Beech undefeated and a solitary loss for Joe Killoran the team completed the season having won all the matches except a draw with Warrington, proving they are worthy champions . 

In the local league it was handicap cup week and the Premier sides proved too strong for the division 1 sides that faced them in two of the ties. Jonathan Taylor led Barrow to an impressive 51 points victory over Groves B and Simon Jones did likewise as Pulford reached the semis at the expense of Groves C. Tomasz Rzeszotko turned out for Newton and with Shaun Hall and Roger Lee as back up they comfortably outpointed County Officers in an entertaining match. Hom Wang and Will Sleddon were both in top form as Officers B sprang a surprise by overcoming the strong Officers A squad by a narrow 20 points.

Maureen Cartwright led Saughall Institute to a very close victory at Tarporley in the Robert Moreton Shield and they are joined in the semis by the two division 3 Barrow sides together with a Steve Jones inspired Groves D trio who recorded a fine 51 point win over division 2 leaders Saughall Port. 

D Terry

Author: via Chester and Ellesmere Port Table Tennis League
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