PREMIER Division table-toppers Flixton A predictably beat their B team to remain top of the Bolton Table Tennis League Premier Division.

The 23-13 derby victory was assisted by nine points from Tony Worthington.

In second place, with a match in hand, Ramsbottom Town A also had an expected win, easily disposing of second-bottom Ladybridge A 26-5 with nines from Michael Moir and Mark Ramsbottom.

B team player Howard Whewell stepped up to the A side and won eight points.

Interestingly, before the match the Ramsbottom B team had been above the A team in the table.

Wharton just edged their game against fellow mid-table side Hilton A 21-19 with a nine from Barry Elliott.

Radcliffe Cricket Club beat Little Lever Cricket Club A 22-16 with nine points from Brian Hallsworth.

In Division One, leaders Burning Desire continued their Premier Division comeback trail by beating third-placed Polonia Club A 21-15 despite a resisting nine from Lukasz Serdiuk.

Fourth-placed Coburg beat Hilton D 22-14 with a nine from Derek Watmough.

Fifth-placed Ramsbottom Town D had a good 22-8 victory over Wingates with nines from Martin Holt and Robert Bent.

Heaton Cricket Club A beat Farnworth Social Circle A 18-15 despite the expected resisting nine from John Hutchinson.

Hilton E took over at the top of Division Two from Bolton TTC by beating them 25-8 with nines from Matthew Kennedy and Jei Makino.

Third-placed St Paul’s Peel lost 16-14 to eighth-placed Brasszone thanks to a nine from Phil Petts.

Fourth-placed Meadow Ben B just edged their match against Polonia Club B 18-17 despite a resisting nine from Vojtech Sanc.

Ladybridge B beat Farnworth Social Circle B 23-7 with a nine from John Birchall and bottom team Walkden Methodists – promoted from Division Three last season – broke their duck with their first win of the season, 19-16, against second-bottom Hilton F, assisted by a nine from Carl Bennett.

Division Three leaders Meadow Ben C just lost out 17-16 to fourth-placed Irlam Steel Social Club with Irlam’s David Yates getting a nine.

Just behind them, Meadow Ben D beat juniors Hilton I 25-7 assisted by nines from Alan Weall and Philip Calvert, and third-placed Polonia Club C beat second-bottom Ladybridge C 22-13.

In mid-table, Meadow Hill A beat Farnworth Social Circle D 22-11 with nines from Bob Woodcock and new signing John Nuttall.

Hilton G beat their H team 20-18 with a nine from Dimitar Petrov and Albany had an expected victory over bottom team Meadow Hill B 25-5 with Stephen Lawless and Paul Hankinson winning nines.