THE two front-runners in a race to qualify for the Mid-Cheshire Super League’s top-flight both recorded whitewash wins last week.

Sparks, conquerors of Cobras, have won all five Group One games to date while second-placed Tigers proved too strong for Manweb.

Dave Motherwell scored Hawks’ only point in a heavy defeat at Victoria, while back-markers Lemmings remain went down at home to Wreckers.

Simon Lafferty won all three of his singles head-to-heads for Raptors in an 8-2 win at Bears.

The first four teams in Group Two are separated by just six points.

Daresbury occupy top spot following an emphatic 9-1 win at Rangers, but Valiants are close behind after inflicting a third home defeat of the campaign on Snakes.

Winsford Locke brushed aside Romans without dropping a game, while fourth-placed Vikings swap places with Wolves after an 8-2 victory on their travels.

Kinetics suffered a fourth successive reverse, this time at home to Sticklebacks.


Mid-Cheshire Table Tennis Super League

Qualifying Week Five

Group One: Bears 2-8 Raptors; Lemmings 2-8 Wreckers; Sparks 10-0 Cobras; Tigers 10-0 Manweb; Victoria 9-1 Hawks

Group Two: Kinetics 3-7 Sticklebacks; Rangers 1-9 Daresbury; Romans 0-10 Winsford Locke; Snakes 2-8 Valiants; Wolves 2-8 Vikings