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Southport Visiter - - Visiter Life - BY JIM BOOTH

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

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