A RETURN to league action after cup competition saw Division 1 leaders Smugglers suffer another setback in the North Devon Table Tennis League. They were beaten 6-4 by Misfits, who were inspired by Kevin Nicholls. Meanwhile, nearest rivals Artics and Sma

A RETURN to league action after cup competition saw Division 1 leaders Smugglers suffer another setback in the North Devon Table Tennis League. They were beaten 6-4 by Misfits, who were inspired by Kevin Nicholls.Meanwhile, nearest rivals Artics and Smashers faced each other - Artics leapfrogging into second place with a 7-3 victory, in which Anthony Beal recorded his 27th win in a row.In a tight Division 2, Cruisers became the fourth team to lead the division this season following a 9-1 win over Dolphins and with their games in hand look favorites to remain there. Div 1: Artics 7 (Anthony Beal 3), Sussex Smashers3; Adjudicators 5, Tornados 5 (Kevin Taylor 3); Smugglers 4, Misfits 6 (Kevin Nicholls 3) ; Holsworthy A8 (Pete Freeburn 3, Dave Salisbury 3), Castle Knights 2. Div 2: Littleham 6 (Brian Hill 3), Sweeneys4; Hopefuls 6, Corinthians 4; Dolphins 1, Cruisers 9 (Derrick Bond 3, Dennis Jones 3); Herons 5, Rowdies 5 (Len Weston 3).