Clitheroe stay in touch at the top

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RAMSBOTTOM A may be top of the East Lancashire Table Tennis League Premier Division with four wins from four.

But Clitheroe LMC A are also unbeaten, after only two games, after a 26-15 win over early strugglers East Lancs on the back of three good wins from Phil Riley.

Rammy won a tight derby game against Ramsbottom B 25-20, in which five of the games went to the wire in the fifth set.

In second place are Hyndburn TTC A with three wins from three, this week overcoming Hyndburners 22-12.

Another unbeaten team are Burnley Boys’ Club who beat Ward & Stobbart away 24-13.

Adam Blezard won three of three to help Rovers to their first win of the season 28-12 against The Lions.

The Old Masters currently sit top of the First Division, and have had consecutive wins, away to KSB C 26-13, and followed at home 25-16 against Clitheroe LMC B.

KSB A and HSC are the only teams in the division unbeaten, having only played three games.

KSB A had a 21-15 win over Hyndburn TTC B, whilst HSC won 22-17 against Whalley Eagles.

Nets N Edges won this week against KSB C 26-13, following a 22-15 loss against KSB B.

KSB C are struggling in the higher division, losing again 22-16 to Brierfield.

Only three matches to report in the Second Division, with Tackyfire still top, though having another close loss, 19-18 to Hyndburn TTC C.

Hyndburn TTC C had less joy though against KSB D as the Baptists were in fine form, winning 27-12.

Doals Army are also going well and won 22-16 against Adpak Aces.

Doals Marauders are top of the Third Division.

Ian Mills was unbeaten in their two wins this week, 21-19 against Doals Jetstream and 23-12 against KSB F.

Marauders lost their first match to an impressive-looking Hyndburn TTC E 22-14 with the Hyndburn juniors looking like they could feature in the promotion race.

The other Hyndburn junior team F won their first game 22-13 against other newcomers Doals Vikings.

Zac Geldard won three for the victors but Paul Milnes also did well for the losers, notching up his first two league singles wins.

Vikings had even less fortune against Hyndburn TTC E, losing at home 29-9, as Elliot Simpson and Burhan Khan went undefeated, though Vikings own promising junior Daniel O’Sullivan gained his first ever league singles win in only his second competitive match.

Rolling Doals, with Neil Hepworth and Ryan Fallon unbeaten on the night, rolled over club mates Doals Jetstream 27-12.

Jetstream did better though, winning 20-13 against KSB F, aided by super sub Dave Buckley, who won three without loss.