Category Archives: Table Tennis

Mottershead Captains Bolton TTC to Cup Double

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Warburton Cup Final:  Heaton B 357 Bolton TTC 422.5

‘Let’s go! Let’s go!’ African food pioneer Alain Job shouts as he wanders around Bolton Market attempting to drum up trade for his Nkono stall. Occasionally he will stop and clear up the fact that, no, his tumultuous cry is not one of ‘Tesco! Tesco!’ (usually to a stiff Englishman) but of a much more frenzied composition. Continue reading Mottershead Captains Bolton TTC to Cup Double

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Disquiet over Big Club Radcliffe ‘Saving’ Minnows Ladybridge from Relegation

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Premier Division (final week 11th vs 5th & 12th vs 10th): Ladybridge ‘A’ 9 Radcliffe 0; Ramsbottom ‘C’ 1 Burning Desire 8

‘What are your thoughts on table tennis teams fielding severely weakened sides on the last match of the season?’ I asked with no undue bias or specifics. The question was purposely texted to players outside the Premier Division with no obvious connections to the events that unfolded on Monday, 4th April. Continue reading Disquiet over Big Club Radcliffe ‘Saving’ Minnows Ladybridge from Relegation

The Bat Pack

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Given the BBC iPlayer’s recent showing of The Rack Pack – a fond salute to snooker in the Seventies and Eighties (following the advent of colour TV) – it seemed fitting that table tennis should have its own crew; a collection of individuals from the local scene who, largely through their talent, are distinctly recognisable, controversial or quite simply big characters. Continue reading The Bat Pack