In to week three of the new season and Bentley Travel Visa are still to drop a set in Division 1 of the Crewe and District Table Tennis League, Chris Bailey, Neil Hough and Will Haynes all unbeaten in a 10 – 0 win over Stags. Kidsgrove enjoyed an 8 – 2 success against PO Eagles with Paul Oltean and John Dawson both on form and PO Dragons were 6 – 4 winners against Elks with Alan Darlington putting in a man of the match performance for Dragons whilst a brace of wins each for Callum Tizard and James Courtney couldn’t save the Elks from defeat. In the other match played Tiger and Foxes couldn’t be separated in a 5 – 5 draw with Steve Crowson hitting a maximum and two wins for Rupert Turner for Tigers.
In Division 2, Cobras continue to dominate the rest, gaining a 7 – 3 win over Lynx with Barrie Morgan on top form and a pair of wins for Barry Pountain aiding the victory, whilst an Alin Vascuta brace of wins provided Lynx main highlight. Panthers are there nearest rivals after they gained a 7 – 3 win over Otters with Gary McManus undefeated and Steve and Braden Jones each scoring two wins apiece as did Bob Hope for Otters. Other results saw Rhinos win 8 – 2 against Wolves with Darryl Klopper and Paul Benbow both unbeaten and Steve Tizard chipping in with a pair of wins whilst Bears were 7 – 3 winners over Bobcats with Tom Osborne and Dave Prince both hitting maximums for Bears.In Division 3, Stoats hold a narrow lead at the top after a 7 – 3 win against Pumas with Connor Riddell, Chris Tulip and Gavin Soulsby each notching a pair of wins, all of the Pumas wins coming from the bat of Dennis Artess. Sloths are in second spot after a 7 – 2 win against Lion Cubs where both teams fielded depleted sides but it was Ben Aston and Ben Wright who were both unbeaten for Sloths to win the match. The divisions biggest win of the week came for Worleston Woodpeckers, a 10 – 0 victory over Rheas with Marten Davies, Martin Smith and Simon Duffield all on good form. The other match played saw Water Rats gain a 9 – 1 win against Polecats with Phil Roy, Lee Stanley and Nick Tomlinson all unbeaten.