THERE are new leaders at the top of Division 1 of the North Devon Table Tennis League as Adjudicators swept away Smugglers,

Paul Laverty and Simon Fellowes, who has yet to be beaten this season, combined with a pair from Peter Grant to give them a seven-point lead, although Torrington have a game in hand.

Misfits also won 9-1, over bottom of the table Holsworthy, Keith Le Milliere and Martyn Beer were unbeaten. Gill Knightley scored a good win for Holsworthy over higher ranked Peter Kneil as a consolation.

In the other First Division game, Commodores put further distance between themselves and Castle Knights with a 7-3 victory. Knights were down to two players as Ian Rice was unavailable and with Martyn Eyles in fine form for Commodores the result was never in doubt.

In the Second Division, Hopefuls were held for the first time this season by Herons. The top scoring player of each side was missing, so it was left to Ben Morris to take the honours with his treble, and ensure the draw for the leaders.

Bandits won yet again, this time over Dolphins, but after leading 4-0 Bandits were pegged back and only took the game in the doubles.

It was Ben Crompton’s first triple of this campaign and was needed as the promising Jorg Gawrisch had an off night winning only one.

Hartland kept in contention with their 7-3 win over Littleham for whom Dave Stone made his first appearance this year and took 2 games to boost their score. Sam Olde proved that he can score off the rugby field as well as on it by contributing to Hartland’s total In the final game Untouchables put in a good team performance against Torrington B to win 6-4 but could not hold Nathan Sussex who was unbeaten..