AFTER four league matches Holcombe Brook A and David Lloyd (Chorley) of Division One have made the perfect start by winning all their matches.

In their latest match, Holcombe Brook demolished Hawkshaw A with a 9-0 win, while David Lloyd (Chorley) had a much tighter contest with their Bolton counterparts, David Lloyd Abitare A.

The Chorley team eventually won the match 5-4 with pairings Andrew Gent and Simon Brewer conceding just five games in their three set wins.

In the other two Division One matches, there were close wins for Markland Hill A, who beat Leigh A 5-4; and for Ellesmere A who beat Chorley A, also 5-4.

In Division Two, David Lloyd Abitare B have started their campaign with a 100-per-cent record, topped by an encouraging 5-4 victory at Lostock A.

Lostock were in Division One last season and while Martin Robinson and Arfat Khan impressed for them by winning their three sets, it was the all-round team performance of the Abitare team that saw them through. David Lloyd (Chorley) B moved into a mid-table position with a 9-0 thumping of Lostock B with David Lloyd’s Steve Merrell and Richard Lee conceding the fewest games.

Ellesmere B remain winless at the foot of the division following their 6-3 defeat by visitors Walmer A, who move up into second place.

It is looking like Division Three is going to be a closely-fought contest as all teams have registered at least one win.

Topping the table is Eagley A on six points, but they are there only on sets difference from Elton Vale A and Darwen.

Two teams in Division Four have maintained 100-per-cent records from their first four matches. Chorley B hold top spot following their 6-3 victory at Eagley B while Holcombe Brook B comfortably defeated Meadow Hill A 7-2 to maintain second place.

Eagley B and Meadow Hill A remain winless from their first four matches.

In Division Five, four teams are on six points each: Monton, Walmer B, Bradshaw B and Markland Hill C. Only Lostock C have yet to register any points.

It is a similar story in Division Six where three teams hold top spots, each with six points. Hawkshaw C head the division following their convincing 7-2 triumph at Eagley C. Hawkshaw’s Stuart Jackson/Joe Jackson and Ross Manning/Luke Brandwood were in good form with each pairing taking three sets. Despite going down 7-2 at home to Astley and Tyldesley, Markland Hill D maintain second place while Chorley C’s home victory, 5-4 against Lostock D, keeps them in third spot. The defeat for Lostock keeps them at the foot of the division with no points.

Unfortunately, Hawkshaw E have withdrawn from Division Seven because of a shortage of players.

This means there will be fewer matches for the remaining seven teams.

Bellingham currently lead the division with three wins out of four following their convincing seven-sets win at home to Roe Green B.

Four teams then follow, each with four points – Holcombe Brook D, Barrow Bridge B, Roe Green B and Meadow Hill B. Hawkshaw D remain at the foot of the Division with no points from their three matches played.