Saughall Deva went top of the competitive division 1 following a hard fought 6 4 victory over a Beechwood side, who surprisingly, are yet to register a win this season. Once again new signing Richard Thom led the way and the Deva took advantage of their close rivals Saughall Port having their match postponed. Newton B consolidated third spot when Mariusz Piechota hit a fine maximum in an emphatic 8 2 scoreline against Groves C, and a hard fought encounter between Groves B and a stuttering Barrow A trio resulted in both teams receiving 5 points. Terry Marshall worked hard for the Port side and recorded two good singles wins.
Favourites for the division 2 title, Newton C, finally hit top spot following two comfortable victories. A win over Officers D by a scoreline of 9 1 last week was followed by a tougher match against fellow strugglers Barrow C which ended 7 3. In the first named match only Andrew Taylor stood between Paul Curley and his team hitting a maximum score, and in the latter encounter Matty Gilmour hit another tremendous maximum without much difficulty for the Barrow side and then teamed up with father Alan to take the doubles to 5 before succumbing. Elsewhere Officers D picked up very welcome points when Nigel Campbell led them to an important home draw with promoted Newton E, Chris Quartermaine leading from the front for the visitors.
Tarporley Electric. A were held to 5 5 by challengers Officers F but still head division 3, closely followed by unbeaten Kelsall for whom Ian Oakes starred in a 7 3 success over Officers H.