The Crewe and District Table Tennis League resumed after the Xmas and New Year break with Division 1 leaders Bentley Travel Visa continuing to prove too strong for the rest enjoying a 9 – 1 win against Elks with Kev Foster and Will Haynes both on good form and two wins for Alan Marchant and Kidsgrove gained an 8 – 2 win over PO Dragons with Jan Johns and Mike Palin both notching maximums. Elsewhere, a Rupert Turner maximum and two wins apiece for Alan Shaw and Lee Rickard helped PO Tigers to an 8– 2 win against PO Eagles with both of the Eagles wins coming from the bat of John Reader whilst Foxes gained a 6 – 4 win over a depleted Stags side with the main highlights of the match being a pair of wins each for Andy Bateman and the guesting Tom Osborne for Stags.
In Division 2, Cobras top of the table after a 7 – 3 victory over Rhinos with Barrie Morgan unbeaten and two wins for Dave Stubbs while Paul Benbow brace of wins made him Rhinos chief points earner. Cobras also enjoyed a 10 – 0 whitewash of Otters in their rearranged match with Morgan, Stubbs and Barry Pountain all on top form. Rhinos also played their previously delayed match also against Otters in which they also gained 10 – 0 victory with Darryl Klopper Steve Tizard and Benbow all unbeaten. Otters managed to end their losing streak in their scheduled match against Wolves with John Tweats and Phil Roy both hit maximums in a 7 – 3 win. In other results Bears were 10 – 0 winners against Panthers with Tom Osborne, Dave Prince and Mike Farr all on fine form and Lynx and Bobcats both fielded depleted sides in a 6 – 3 win for Lynx with Chris Harris and Tau Manonge both doing the business.In Division 3, leaders Sloths were 8 – 2 winners over Pumas with Robert Miller and Enoch Agordo both undefeated whilst Lion Cubs also enjoyed an 8 – 2 win against Water Rats with Ed Pettit hitting a maximum and a pair of wins each for Harrison Wright and Cameron McGlincy whilst Lee Stanley’s double was the Water Rats only response. Elsewhere, Rheas gained a 9 – 1 win over Polecats with Craig Wright and Tina Ralph each hitting a hat trick of wins and two wins for Christine Clapham and finally Stoats struggled to put a side out with just the single player turning out against Worleston Woodpeckers in a 10 – 0 win for the Woodpeckers.