TABLE TENNIS: THE Halton Table Tennis League season has begun with a new format in Division Two where the 15 teams will play each other once before it is split into two.
Division One continues as usual and champions Ford A took up where they had left off with a win over Runcorn Sports Club C.
Ken Connor, Rob Hughes and Ken Bennett were unbeaten.
Runcorn Sports Club A picked up wins over Widnes Rec A and Ford B with Jay Phillips and Kevin Ingham scoring hat-tricks.
Sutton Manor A had three wins apiece from John Appleton, Andrew Davies and Rachel Baker in their defeats of Frodsham B and Runcorn Sports Club C.
Sutton Manor B's treble shooters Peter Findlater and Ste and Brian Wearden set up the defeat of Frodsham B and a draw with Runcorn Sports Club C.
In Division Two, Runcorn Sports Club D got off to a winning start against Pilkington and Widnes Rec C, Brian Rawlinson and Sheldon Phillips remaining unbeaten.
Halton Club A likewise collected a couple of wins at the shared expense of Eli Lilly and Pavilions A.
Halton's Graham Gould completed a hat-trick as did Dave Southall in a team completed by other family members.
Pavilions A also lost a close game at Widnes Rec C - despite Alf Southall remaining un-beaten.
Sutton Manor C proved too strong for their D team, Puneet Gulati, Bryan Turner and Annie Hudson being the successful trio.
Pavilions B had hat-tricks from Dave Goulden and Rob Midgeley in their defeat of Widnes Rec B, Joe Buzza saving the whitewash.
Eli Lilly's Tommy Weaver scored a hat-trick in their defeat of Sutton Manor D, Halton Seniors had trebles from the two Peters - Wilson and Woolley - in a win over Halton Club C.
The latter also lost to trebles from Widnes Rec B's Joe Buzza and Bernard Keogh.
Daresbury's Andy Woodyatt took the honours in the draw with Pavilions B by remaining unbeaten.