TABLE TENNIS: SOUTH Cheshire Special Needs Table Tennis Club kept up their incredible form of last year with a medal rush at the Special Olympic Regional Games.
The club, based at Coppenhall Leisure Centre, Crewe, took part in 15 national competitions in 2005, and took home more than 200 medals.
Six players from the club represented Great Britain at the Special Olympic European Games in the Czech Republic, winning eight golds, two silvers and two bronze, while a trio played for their country at the INAS-FID World Games in France.
It was a tough act to follow, but the talented players stepped up their game yet again as they represented South and East Cheshire at the Special Olympic Regional Games, at Widnes. A total of 58 medals were scooped, comprising 15 golds, 19 silvers and 20 bronzes.
Coach Dennis Beech, who formed the club in 1985 with his wife Wendy to give children of all disabilities a chance to get involved in sport, said: 'It looks like being another busy year with over 10 national competitions booked so far, plus internationals in France, Czech Republic and Portugal.'
The club relies on donations, appeals and its own hard work to raise funds. For details call Dennis Beech on 01270 560341.
Meanwhile, a 9-1 victory for Bentley Blades in Division One of the Crewe and District League failed to help them close the gap on leaders Post Office A, as they won by the same margin in their own match.
The Blades overcame a weakened Post Office B side with Kevin Foster and Brian Lockett both undefeated.
However, Post Office A comfortably beat clubmates Post Office D with John Ibbs and Steve Addis both recording maximums, while John Stoneley notched a brace.
Third-placed Wordcraft were 7-3 winners over Post Office E thanks to a maximum from inform Barry Hughes and two wins from John Reader. A Shaun Devaney double did the most damage for the E team.
In Division Two, Norton look unstoppable after recording their 11th straight win. Post Office F were their latest victims in a 9-1 verdict. Steve Foster and Mike Lee grabbed hat-tricks, while Pete Foster got two.
Bentley Boys and Civic TT fought out a 5-5 draw, with veteran Ray Stafford scoring a hat-trick for the Boys and Tracey Tomkinson and Jonathon Nadin getting two each for Civic.