CHESTER RUFC made it two wins from two with a 4-1 home victory over newcomers East Lancs.
Jonathon Davies, dropping down to number five, defeated the experienced Stuart Wardle 3-0 to give Chester the perfect start.
On an adjoining court, Chester captain Jonathon Clark was sluggish and heavy-legged after the long run of matches he had played in the British Open at the weekend. But he was just good enough to defeat Dan Turner to put his team 2-0 up.
East Lancs’s sole success was Nigel Willis’s 3-0 victory over Michael Waight, who looked a little short of match practice.
Nick Taylor, who completed a remarkable British Open over-35 success the previous evening in Manchester, allowed Luke Butterworth only one point to ensure the bonus points went to Chester.
It was then left to Steve Coppinger, Chester’s South African professional, to beat Shaun Leroux 3-1 in a topsy-turvy match, with Leroux engaging the referee in numerous discussions over decisions made.
Reigning champions Chester are now second in the table behind last year’s runners up Prestbury.