THIS week in Division One of the Bury Table Tennis League, saw a clash between the top and bottom teams, with Ramsbottom A beating Seedfield A 8-2. The big shock however, came when Mark Ramsbottom lost his 100 per cent record to Pete Mears, and to top this performance, Pete won by three sets to nil, obviously an outstanding performance. Seedfield’s other win came in the doubles.

Another player who lost his 100 per cent record, this time in Division Three, was Simon King in Midges B’s 7-3 win over Holmar A. Phil Wardle who had lost his previous two matches on the night was the player to end Simon’s run.

Second placed Radcliffe in Division One, were unable to field a full team against Carlton A, and subsequently lost 6-4. Prestwich A in third place failed to capitalise going down 6-4 to BAE. Prestwich B move into fourth place after beating their C team 9-1. Burning Desire are now consolidating their place in the top division after a good win against Prestwich D.

At the top of Division Two Coburg were back in action after last week’s lay off with a 6-4 victory against Maccabi A. Prestwich E in second place lost to Midges A 6-4, with Steve Collins winning all his three games. At the bottom Carlton C lost ground after a 10-0 loss to ELPM A.

In Division Three Shawfield B lost to second place Seedfield 10-0 and are now nine points adrift at the bottom of the league. Shawfield’s A team did themselves a favour with a good win over Carlton D, with Dave Holme contributing three wins. Zak Cantor’s three wins against BGSOB enabled his team to gain a 5-5 draw.

Seedfield D continued their good form in Division Four with a 9-1 victory against Maccabi E. The battle for second place tightened up with ELPM winning 10-0, and Shawfield C going down 6-4 to their own E team who in so doing helped their own relegation worries. Holmar C won 7-3 so the second, third and fourth teams are now separated by just three points. Likewise at the bottom the three teams fighting to avoid the second relegation spot are separated by only two points.

In Division Five the top two teams both had 9-1 victories, thus consolidating their positions.