VICTORIA took the lead in a race for the Mid Cheshire Super League title after edging out previous leaders Sparks.

John Perry claimed an impressive double for the table-toppers before he was swept aside in straight sets by Brian McGee to leave the Holmes Chapel-based side a single point clear.

Tigers remain in contention following a 9-1 success against depleted Cobras.

Ben Chan twice came from behind to edge a five-set thriller with Dave Myles.

Manweb remain without a win after 11 attempts, and Dave Nelson’s victory against Ian Oakes in the opening head-to-head of their clash was as good as it got on Wednesday.

Bears occupy top spot in Division Two after brushing aside Valiants, who avoided a whitewash thanks to substitute Phil Monton seeing off Andy Edwards.

Paul Curley and Steve Stockton returned unblemished cards for the victors.

Lemmings sit second, with a game in hand, following an 8-2 win against Winsford Locke, while Sticklebacks squeezed past Hawks.

Vikings lead a chasing pack behind Division Three leaders Wolves, conquerors of Kinetics, when they won convincingly at third-placed Snakes.

Gwilym Morgan enjoyed a debut to remember for Rangers, winning all three of his singles matches as they dispatched Romans.


Mid Cheshire Table Tennis Super League

Week 12

Division One: Manweb 1-9 Raptors; Tigers 9-1 Cobras; Victoria 6-4 Sparks. No game: Wreckers.

Division Two: Bears 9-1 Valiants; Hawks 4-6 Sticklebacks; Lemmings 8-2 Winsford Locke. No game: Daresbury.

Division Three: Kinetics 3-7 Wolves; Rangers 8-2 Romans; Snakes 3-7 Vikings. No game: Wanderers.


Week 13

Division One: Cobras v Manweb; Sparks v Tigers; Victoria v Wreckers. No game: Raptors.

Division Two: Bears v Lemmings; Daresbury v Hawks; Sticklebacks v Valiants. No game: Winsford Locke.

Division Three: Romans v Wanderers; Snakes v Rangers; Vikings v Kinetics. No game: Wolves.