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CROSBY B (44pts) are still in pole position at the top of Division 1 of the Southport Table Tennis League, after a convincing win at bottom team Argyle C (12pts), where Max Davies made it a family affair joining brother Rhys and dad Mark, in maintaining that 100% record.
Crosby A (41pts) too, are still 100%, they hold on to second place, on matches won ahead of Argyle A, who got the better of their B team in fine style.
Crosby A though hold all the aces with a crucial match in hand on all their rivals. Waddington A are fourth after a good home win against Holy Trinity B, where both Matt Wilson and captain Darren Taylor chipped in with two wins apiece.
Waddington D (44pts) recaptured top spot in Division Two after a maximum win over bottom team Crosby F as well as keeping that 100% record in tact, whilst last week’s leaders Waddington C (40pts) slipped up away to Crosby D, although to be fair they were without Colin Fyles and Ian Lunt.
Crosby E (33pts) without number one Rashad Al Dahiri, just about got the better of Southport B, Daisy Boulton with a full quota of wins being the difference between the sides.
Crosby E stay well in touch in third place with a match in hand of the top two.
Argyle D and E teams served up a well balanced treat in their ‘mini derby’ which finished all square, in fact the D team were always playing catch up until Steve McGanity put them 5-4 in front, only for Adrian Hyland to save the match for the E team.
We stay in Division Two for Holy Trinity D’s visit to Waddington E, where the visitors were bolstered by the return of Dave Bradley, and captain Ron Makin, whilst the home side were without Dave Mullan but had Brian Haslam back in the fold.
Dave Williams started us off against the returning Dave Bradley, and the home player set about his task well taking the first 11-9.
All square after two though, with a good reply from Dave 6-11, which was quickly followed by a one sided success in the third 1-11, before he finally clinched it by a whisker, 11-13 in the fourth, and the visitors were on the board.
Home captain Andy Arm- strong then powered his way past opposite number John Moore in three straight making it 1-1.
Gordon Imrie then did likewise to a slightly ‘rusty’ Ron Makin, to put his side 2-1 to the good before Brian was next to face Gordon Parmenter, and having edged the first 12-10, Gordon rallied to take the next two games 6-11,12-14.
Great resolve shown by Brian then tied things up with a 5-11 win in the fourth, and as the fifth developed both players excelled until Brian just about deserved his win, taking it 12-10, Waddington 3-1.
Andy then had the chance to