The top two teams in Division One of the Bury Table Tennis League had convincing wins with second-placed Radcliffe enjoying a 10-0 clean sweep over Prestwich D, who now slip to the bottom of the league, and leaders Ramsbottom A also enjoyed a convincing 8-2 victory.

Third-placed BAE won 7-3 against Carlton A despite Barry Elliott recording two good wins for Carlton, while Seedfield A moved off the bottom thanks to a respectable 5-5 draw against Prestwich C, with Dave Poytress taking three wins.

Fred Turban’s three wins for Little Lever helped them to a 6-4 win against Burning Desire, for whom Ben Armstrong was the best performer with two wins.

In Division Two, Coburg could only manage a 7-3 win against struggling Elton Vale, with Derek Watmough winning his three games for the leaders.

Second-placed Prestwich E had a more convincing 9-1 win against their F team, who are also in the relegation mix.

In the clash of the Carlton teams, predictably the B team came out on top with maximums for both Tommy Ryan and Dave Holden. Midges A beat Maccabi A 7-3 but their hopes of promotion are slim as they trail second place by 21 points, albeit with a game in hand.

The top two teams in Division Three are separated by just one point after they met last week, with Midges B winning 8-2 over Seedfield. Simon King and Simon Walsh both won all their three games with Seedfield success’s coming from a singles win from Alastair McKernan and a doubles victory. Midges still have a game in hand and look hot favourites to win the championship.

Three wins from Harry Lewis for Maccabi D helped them to an 8-2 victory over Shawfield A, and another player winning three was Mark Reading in Carlton D’s 7-3 win over Prestwich G. The spoils were shared between GSOB A and Carlton Vale with Barry Warburton winning his three including a win over Chris Sutcliffe.

Top met bottom in Division Four with Seedfield D coming out on top 8-2. There were a couple of good singles wins for OTTC A's Abigail Griffiths and Sophie Newton.

The competition for second place is hotting up with four teams separated by just four points, while at the bottom both Shawfield D and E are on 50 points, with OTTC bottom with 39 points.

Holmar B can count themselves unlucky to go down 10-0 to Maccabi F with seven of the 10 matches being decided by the minimum margin of two points. Octogenarian Frank Sheldon (pictured) was on the winning team. Sheldon, who is in his 80s, was unbeaten in his three games. So far this season he has won 24 of his 36 games.

The top two teams clashed in Division Five with Seedfield E beating BGSOB B 6-4 with all players winning at least one match. This now leaves Seedfield just two points in front of GSOB.

Wardle and Shawfield F in third and fourth places both had good wins - 8-2 and 9-1 respectively - but are still nearly 30 points behind the top two.