In Division 1 of the Crewe and District Table Tennis League Bentley Travel Visa having already claimed the title won’t be too concerned about fielding a depleted team in their 5 – 5 draw with Elks, a maximum from Kev Foster and two wins for Phil Barnish being the main highlights. Jan Johns was on top form for Kidsgrove in their 5 – 5 draw with PO Dragons but a brace of wins each for Simon Lafferty and Alan Darlington helped to level the match and completing a hat trick of draws in the top flight Stags and Foxes couldn’t be separated in their match, Alan Goldstraw’s unbeaten performance for Foxes being nullified by a pair of wins each for Andy Bateman and Aiden Parker. Elsewhere, PO Tigers produced the only win in the division with an 8 – 2 win over PO Eagles with Alan Shaw on form and two wins each for Rupert Turner and Lee Rickard.
In Division 2, table toppers Cobras enjoyed a 7 – 3 victory over Rhinos with Barrie Morgan, Barry Pountain and Dave Stubbs all scoring a brace of wins as did Darryl Klopper for Rhinos. Second placed Lynx were 10 – 0 winners over Bobcats with Alin Vascuta, Chris Harris and Tau Manonge all on form and likewise Bears gained a 10 – 0 victory over Panthers with Dave Prince, Mike Farr and Tom Osborne unbeaten. And Wolves completed the hat trick of hammerings with a 10 – 0 whitewash of Otters with Hamish Howard, Stefan Derricutt and Jake Brassington all do the damage.
In Division 3, Woodpeckers top the table having played a game more, their cause aided by a 5 – 5 draw with Stoats with Marten Davies and Josh Allwood each notching a pair of wins for the “Peckers” but and an unbeaten Ben Ashton helped Stoats to the draw while Sloths were comfortable 9 – 1 winners against Pumas with maximums for Dennis Artess and Joe Heywood and two wins for Lewis Manslow. Elsewhere, Polecats and Rheas drew 5 – 5 with Paul Gray’s maximum and two wins for Catherine Woodheart helping Polecats whilst two wins for Tina Ralph helped save the match for Rheas. And finally, Lion Cubs were 6 – 2 winners against Water Rats in a match where the main highlights were not so much the table tennis but the lack of eligible players.