In the Premier Division Ramsbottom Cricket Club at the top of the division continued their rampage with a 27-1 demolition of Wharton and all players on obvious maximum 9 points. Second place Flixton Cricket Club A also hammered bottom team Coburg A 27-0. David Scowcroft who had yet to play .....
Prelude: The Bolton News tend to make journalistic amendments to reports which I have to accept. However I did have a moan about the changes to the Ramsbottom –Ramsbottom match which they described as ......
The top teams in the Premier Division continue to exploit the lower teams for points with top of the division Flixton A taking on Nomads A and winning 25-3 with nines from Stephen Scowcroft and Paul Cicchelli while just two points adrift Ramsbottom Cricket Club C beat ..........
In the Premier Division Flixton CC A set out their stall against contender Radcliffe CC with a 26-6 win with nine point wins from Phillip Bowen and Stephen Scowcroft. Wharton’s Barry Elliott and Ian McClean both got nines to overcome Ladybridge A.....
DIVISIONS Three and Four kicked off last week with two close matches. Division Three’s Walkden Methodists just scraped a 19-17 away win at Farnworth SC C with Carl Bennett winning the maximum nine......
THE Bolton and District Table Tennis League kicked off last week with a new scoring system on trial. Teams are awarded points for the number of ends won instead of sets, making the total points possible for each player nine, and a maximum total of 27 for the team.
Division Four: Hilton ‘J’ 3 Hilton ‘I’ 6 Four divisions below the glamour and grandeur of Bolton’s top flight sit the tired and the young; players generally at the end or the beginning of their table tennis careers. This match - fought between a posse of 14 to 17-year-olds (5th and 3rd respectively) – provided a glimpse into the kaleidoscopic future.
To the uneducated eye, Flixton ‘A’ have it. They are ten points clear at the top of the Premier Division with just two matches remaining. To the man that goes looking for certainty, however, this title race is far from over.
It occurred to me this month that I am slowly becoming Neville Singh. In table tennis terms at least, the metamorphosis has begun. The parlous state of my game – although not littered by 3-set destruction – is in a firm downward spiral.
This week’s column writes itself courtesy of the cerebral scribe and Premier table tennis player, Paul Cicchelli. For technical insight, story-telling and a great willingness to engage with the journalistic fraternity there are few better people.
“In a twist of fate, I need to carry on playing,” team member, Roger Bertrand told me recently. There had been concerns back in October 2015 that he might have to quit the beautiful game due to scoliosis (curvature of the spine) and spondylitis (inflammation of the backbone joints).
As league matches began again after a two week break for cup matches, in the Premier Division the two top teams and rivals Ramsbottom A and Flixton A continue to milk as many points as they can from their opposition......
Last week in a second week of cup matches, saw the conclusion of Round 3 of the Warburton Cup, a cup that involves all divisions of the Bolton League. The quarter finals will take place week commencing 15th February in tandem with the Divisional Cup quarter finals decided the previous week.
The Cellar, The Pool Room and The Shed – unofficial venue names of Heaton, Farnworth SC and Meadow – are what stand out in this season’s Warburton Cup quarter-final draw. More onerous places you will be hard-pressed to find.
Given the BBC iPlayer’s recent showing of The Rack Pack – a fond salute to snooker in the Seventies and Eighties (following the advent of colour TV) – it seemed fitting that table tennis should have its own crew; a collection of individuals from the local scene who, largely through their talent, are distinctly recognisable, controversial or quite simply big characters.
The upbeat jingle expected in this paper must sometimes pave the way for the hard reality of obligatory debate.
It is the assertion of many that table tennis continues to be marginalised – in schools, by the media, at local council level and in clubs – and that such a state is inequitable given its fanbase and participation rates around the globe.
Jeff Weston via Bolton Table Tennis League ::
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