In the final week of fixtures ahead of the Christmas and New Year break Bentley Travel Visa hold a significant lead over the rest in Division 1 of the Crewe and District Table Tennis League, Bentley pair Chris Bailey and Will Haynes both unbeaten in a 7 – 3 win over PO Dragons. Elsewhere, Kidsgrove gained an 8 – 2 win against Stags thanks to an unbeaten Jan Johns and a depleted PO Tigers side managed to gain a 5 – 5 draw with Elks thanks to a pair of wins each from Lee Rickard and Alan Shaw. In the other match played Foxes were 7 – 3 winners over Eagles thanks to an Alan Goldstraw maximum and a brace of wins from Alan Macdonald whilst a double from Graham Hough provided Eagles main response.
In Division 2, leaders Lynx got the biggest win in the division with a 10 – 0 hammering of Otters with Chris Harris, Jonathon Clarke and Tau Manonge all on form whilst nearest challengers Cobras enjoyed an 8 – 2 win over Bobcats with Barrie Morgan and Dave Stubbs each scoring a hat trick of wins and Barry Pountain a brace of wins. Other results in the division saw Bears gain a 6 – 4 win over Rhinos with Tom Osborne putting in a man of the match performance for Bears, Paul Benbow’s two wins provided Rhinos main contribution to the match, and Panthers enjoyed a 9 – 1 win against Wolves with Braden Jones and Gary McManus both unbeaten and Steve Jones chipping in with a pair of wins.In Division 3 leaders Sloths were 10 – 0 winners against Rheas with Robert Miller, Ian Austin and Phil Roy all on top form and Stoats gained a 7 – 3 victory over Water Rats with Lucas Clarke and Ben Ashton unbeaten. Water Rats had previously enjoyed an 8 – 2 win against Polecats with John Tweats and Nick Tomlinson both hitting trebles whilst in their other result Polecats suffered a similar 8 – 2 defeat this time to Lion Cubs with Ed Pettitt on top form whilst Harrison Wright and Cameron McGlincy both notched a pair of wins each. In the other match played Worleston Woodpeckers were 7 – 3 winners against Pumas despite a Dennis Artess maximum for Pumas, however two wins each for Aron Rutter, Simon Duffield and Martin Smith helped the Woodpeckers secure the win.