VICTORIA have a slender lead in a race to claim the Mid-Cheshire Super League title following their win against Raptors.

Keith Mitchell and Martin Thomson both claimed maximums after winning each of their three singles matches in a comprehensive 9-1 victory, while Ian Oakes claimed their opponents’ only point.

Sparks sit second in the standings after whitewashing a Cobras side that fielded only two players.

Daresbury recorded a sixth successive win in Division Two, this time prevailing at Winsford Locke, and are three points clear.

Lemmings, the leaders closest-rivals, had to work hard before prevailing in their meeting with Sticklebacks.

Mark Darlington was unbeaten for the victors, while substitute Mark Baker registered singles successes against Eric Baker and Gail Johns for the visitors.

Hawks beat Valiants in the other game.

Wolves’ record in Division Three remains unblemished after they won 7-3 at Romans.

Snakes triumphed 9-1 at back-markers Wanderers, where Andy Beswick and Phil Cheek were unbeaten on the night, and Vikings edged out Rangers.


Mid Cheshire Table Tennis Super League

Week Seven

Division One: Sparks 10-0 Cobras; Victoria 9-1 Raptors. No game: Manweb.

Division Two: Hawks 6-4 Valiants; Lemmings 6-4 Sticklebacks; Winsford Locke 2-8 Daresbury. No game: Bears.

Division Three: Rangers 4-6 Vikings; Romans 3-7 Wolves; Wanderers 1-9 Snakes. No game: Kinetics.