With only two more league weeks to go before the end of the season of the Bolton Table Tennis League, it would appear that Premier team Glodwick are very unlikely to be caught with the top half of the table virtually already set in stone. With
In Division One the space between the top three is very tight. Leaders Hilton B just lost out to Farnworth SC A 18 – 16 helped by the usual nine from Farnworth’s John Hutchinson. Second-placed Coburg beat tenth placed Hilton C 22 – 12 with a nine from Derek Watmough. However, third-placed Ramsbottom Town C still have a match in hand. They beat Meadow Ben A 25 – 6 with nines from Martin Holt and Sandy Choong. Fourth-placed Hilton D took on their own bottom of the table E team winning 25 – 8 with nines from Roy Alty and Mathew Fishwick. Mid-table matches had Ramsbottom Town D in a close 18 – 17 win over Little Lever Cricket Club B assisted by a nine from Jason Pilling and Heaton Cricket Club A beat Wingates 18 – 15 despite a resisting nine from John Bradbury.
Division Three leaders Bolton TTC A beat second from the bottom Farnworth SC C with a maximum points win 27 – 5. Not far behind them, Polonia Club A marched on with a 21 – 10 win over Heaton Cricket Club B assisted by a nine from Dawid Kakol. Third paced Meadow Ben B had a 22 – 12 win over tenth placed Farnworth SC B despite a resisting nine from Martyn Garnett. Bolton TTC B
Division Four’s shock result has to be top team Walkden Methodists suffering their first defeat of the season 20 – 12. This was against junior team Hilton H with nines from Jei Makino and Nathan Donaldson whose team although in fourth place have a game in hand. Second-placed Hilton F beat second from the bottom Farnworth SC D 24 – 10 with nines from Jeff Saunders and Ian Raby. Third-placed Meadow Hill A with two imported players from the B team went down 18 - 16 against fifth-placed Ladybridge C with regular Roy Platt putting up the resisting nine. Mid-table Polonia Club B had an expected 25 – 5 win over bottom of the table Meadow Hill B with nines form Henryk Michalowski and Karolina Mucha. Other mid-table matches saw Meadow Ben D triumph over improving Albany 18 – 10 with a nine from Neil Cowburn and Irlam SC drew 15 – 15 with Hilton G with David Yates getting a nine for Irlam.