TABLE TENNIS: CARL Prean looked almost as if he hadn't been away as he returned to the British League after a 20-year absence.
The former England No 1 made his competition comeback at Halton Table Tennis Centre in Widnes and reeled off four wins on his debut for Darlington, including one over Commonwealth gold medallist Gareth Herbert.
Halton Croda One lie sixth of eight in Division One North while Halton Croda Two produced the shock of the latest round of matches in Division Two North at Blackpool Table Tennis Centre.
The borough's second string defeated BD Fast-bats Two 8-0. There were two wins each for Ken Connor and Wayne Percival while Fastbats also had to concede two singles.
The final round for the two Halton Croda teams are this weekend at Black-pool Sports Centre.
In the Women's British League at Cheltenham, Halton Table Tennis One went into the final round of matches in top spot but finished third behind champions Leeds.
Their last match was a play-off for runners-up spot against Wirral who exacted revenge for defeat by Halton on the opening weekend.
Halton Table Tennis Two finished bottom of Division Four.