THE halfway stage in the Mid Cheshire Table Tennis Super League has been reached with Tigers in top spot.

Tigers had a convincing 10-0 win over Raptors, while George Abbotts Butchers won by the same scoreline over Winsford.

Tigers lead Division One on 45 points, with Butchers close behind on 43.

The battle for third and fourth places went in Sparks’ direction as they overcame Victoria Club’s first team 7-3.

Shaun Hall was in his usual unbeaten form – winning all his matches three-straight, while Ray Worthington chipped in with two five-set wins over Martin Thomson and Pete Morley. John Perry enjoyed another five-set win over Keith Mitchell.

The doubles provided the fourth five-set victory of the night for Sparks to complete the rout.

In the final match in the division, Wreckers drew 5-5 at Lemmings, with Terry Turner winning his three and combining with John Jestin to take the doubles in five sets.

Wreckers’ final point came when Jestin overcame Mark Darlington in five sets.

Steve Stockton and Dave Etchells both won two each for the Lemmings.

In Division Two, Cobras had a hard-fought 6-4 win at Sticklebacks, with Geoff Mee taking a maximum and Dave Myles and Tom Beevers winning one each.

That was enough to keep them at the top of the league – just!

Bears’ 8-2 win over Vikings, with Paul Curley the player of the match, kept them in second place, while Lab Rats’ 8-2 win over Vikings, with Xiaohu Guo maintaining his unbeaten record, kept them in third.

After five games, Cobras have 35 points, Bears 34 points and Lab Rats 33 points.

Victoria Club’s second string enjoyed a 7-3 win over Rangers in Division Three despite only having two players.

Alan Lenton and Keith O’Brien both took maximums to keep the Holmes Chapel outfit on top of the heap on 34 points.

Kinetics hung on to second place on 31 points, despite having only two players and falling to a 3-7 reverse to Romans, for whom Ian Graham was unbeaten.

Snakes moved closer in third place on 30 points with a 9-1 win over Wolves, with Mike Perks and George El-Nimr both winning maximums.

Wolve’s only point came in Mahmoud Elamin’s four-set triumph over Phil Cheek.