MILES Benjamin was in excellent form as he scored a personal and team victory in the latest round of Mid-Cheshire Table Tennis League action.

He served notice that he is the man to beat in April’s Open Singles final as he thrashed current league champion Terry Turner in straight sets to help Tigers to an 8-2 hammering of Wreckers.

The result moves Tigers three points clear at the top of Division One, with closest rivals George Abbotts Butchers keeping up the chase with a 7-3 win over Lemmings.

Sparks are clear in third place as the season reaches its mid-point as they thrashed Winsford 9-1 – Gwilym Morgan claimed Winsford’s only point.

Pete Morley and Brian McGee staged a two-man stand for a Victoria Club side depleted by illness as they narrowly beat Raptors 6-4 to hold onto fourth place.

Morley won all three of his matches and McGee won two, including a 12-10 fifth-set win over higher-ranked Simon Lafferty.

It is tight at the top of Division Two, with only three points separating the top three sides.

Leaders Bears beat Manweb 7-3 while Cobras and Lab Rats – the teams in second and third spots respectively – shared a 5-5 draw.

Vikings hammered Hawks 10-0 in the division’s other match.

Snakes are the clear leaders of Division Three – they remain five points clear after drawing 5-5 with nearest challengers Victoria Club seconds.

Wolves beat Lostock Smashers 8-2 while Rangers were beaten 7-3 by Romans.