HOLCOMBE Brook A have won their 19th consecutive BSF Mixed Tennis League Division One title.

They finished four points clear of second-placed Hawkshaw A.

Dropping just two points all season, Holcombe Brook completed their remarkable campaign with a 67-26 demolition of bottom-placed Markland Hill B.

Despite some resistance from Markland Hill’s men, who took two of the four sets on offer, it was Holcombe’s ladies Sue Lawson, Lisa Jackson, Eleanor Crooks and Johnaya Fletchman who were dominant throughout, winning three sets each.

Last season, Hawkshaw A finished third on 20 points behind Markland Hill A.

This season, the roles have been reversed, with Hawkshaw grabbing second with 22 points from 14 matches ahead of Markland Hill who finished with 20 points.

Markland Hill B ended the season with no points and Bradshaw A finished second bottom on six.

Both teams were promoted last season, but they have found life tough in the top flight.

While Bradshaw managed to secure three league wins during their season it was not enough to avoid relegation.

In Division Two, Chorley have convincingly beaten all opposition on their way to becoming champions.

With 24 points from the 12 matches they have been dominant throughout their campaign.

In their final match they beat second-bottom Holcombe Brook B, who are now relegated.

Joining Chorley in Division One next season will be Ellesmere, who finished comfortably in second place, six points ahead of Lostock B.

Joining Holcombe Brook B in Division Three next season will be Bradshaw B.

In a disappointing season, newly-promoted Bradshaw finished bottom with no points.

In Division Three, newly-formed David Lloyd (Chorley) are champions, with Holcombe Brook C second.

David Lloyd won 11 of their 12 matches, and throughout the season they showed consistently good form to warrant playing in a higher division.

Holcombe Brook C finished with 20 points, four ahead of third-placed Barrow Bridge A.

Elton Vale were promoted to Division Three last season, but the Bury team could not build on that success.

With just two wins and four points it is a return to Division Four for them next season, where they will be joined by Markland Hill C. Both teams finished on four points and adrift of Hawkshaw C.

In the fight for Division Four honours, David Lloyd Abitare C clinched victory in their last match against Meadow Hill 65-53 to finish on 21 points, one ahead of Lostock C in top spot.

This means a return to Division Three for the newly-shaped David Lloyd team.

Lostock C also make a return to Division Three while Meadow Hill finished third with a creditable 17 points.

At the foot of the division are Markland Hill D on no points and David Lloyd Abitare D on four.

It has been a one-horse race in Division Five with Holcombe Brook D brushing aside all the opposition to take the title at a canter.

Holcombe have been impressive all season, and with maximum points from 10 matches, they fully deserve to finish as champions.

In second place with 16 points are Hawkshaw D. Hawkshaw E and Barrow Bridge B end their season at the foot of the table with two points each.