Three of the league cup finals were played at the Groves club on Tuesday, with the hosts E team squad brilliantly picking up the handicap competition for divisions 2 and 3. The trio of Chris Hough, Will Davies and newcomer Stuart Jones have struggled in a competitive third division this season but have shone in the cup rounds and comfortably accounted for John Ashton and his division 2 County Officers D team.
On an adjoining table Colin Fergus was inspired in leading his division 1 league winning side, County Officers B, to a comprehensive victory in the cup final against experienced Groves A who really had no answer to the onslaught.
County Officers C, however, the division 2 champions found the format of mixed singles and doubles troublesome against fierce rivals Barrow B and in a ninth game decider the villagers triumphed 5 4. Congratulations to Gareth Hughes and teammates Steve Tibbett and Martin Dodd for a tremendous result.