LITTLE Lever got their New Year off to a fine start with a thumping 10-0 at Seedfield Methodists A in Division One.

Three sets went to five games but the visitors always seemed to have something in reserve. Steve McNicholas, Phil Riley and Ian Lansdale were the three winners for Little Lever.

Prestwich A lost 9-1 at home to BAE and it was reserve Duncan Hadfield that managed the one win against Tom Lang. Tony Bates and Tony Smith each won three, Tom Lang two and they won the doubles.

Carlton Club A lost 8-2 at home to second-place Radcliffe CC. Ian Quinn managed the one win for the home side when he beat Mick Dore and they also won the doubles. Jim Chadwick and Rob Hall each won three for Radcliffe and Mick Dore two.

Ramsbottom C beat Burning Desire 6-4 at home and Martin Wyatt won his three for the home side, Keith Jackson two including a win at 10 in the fifth against Steve Barber and Dave Kay one.

Ben Armstrong beat Keith Jackson at two in the fifth to win one for the visitors, Andy Kaye and Steve Barber added one each for the visitors and they won the doubles.

St Philips A drew with Adelphi with Dennis Collier on top form for the home team winning his three, Derek Watmough one and they won the vital doubles. Lee Devenport and Bernard Davis each won two for the visitors and Brett Haslam added one.

In Division Two, Prestwich B beat St Philips B 9-1 At home. Andy Evans and Bryan Beer each won their three for Prestwich.

Dave Bolton claimed two and they won the doubles. Dave Holden was the solitary winner for the visitors. Andy Hamilton was on fine form dropping only one game all night in their draw at Prestwich D. Julian Nuttall was unlucky not to win any as all his games went to five but he lost all three in the fifth game. Stephen Siddall added one for the visitors beating Alex Waring at nine in the fifth.

Prestwich C beat their E team 7-3 and keeps their promotion hopes high thanks to Peadar McKinstry’s treble.

Results and tables in Thursday's Bury Times