Ace Liam is new England No 1

English International Open Table Tennis Championships at EIS Sheffield ''Chesterfield's Liam Pitchford
English International Open Table Tennis Championships at EIS Sheffield ''Chesterfield's Liam Pitchford

Liam Pitchford has been confirmed as England’s new senior No 1 table tennis player.

Liam, 18, from Brimington, has seen his table tennis career sky-rocket, since he finished his GCSEs to concentrate on the sport full time.

Liam was in excellent form at the Commonwealth Games in Delhi last year when he won a silver medal with the England team and a bronze in the doubles event with playing partner Paul Drinkhall.

And the north Derbyshire ace was in tremendous form at thye recent Austrian Open European Championship events.

Liam enjoyed a string if impressive victories, including one over Belarusian Vladmir Samsonov, who is ranhed number nine in the world.

Liam took over the No 1 spot from Drinkhall, who has been present at the top of the leader board since becoming the youngest ever number one aged 16 in 2006.

Below are the latest results from the Chesterfield and District Table Tennis League

DIVISION ONE: Cylinders A 9 Speedwell A 1; Colin Deaton A 6 Speedwell B 4; Speedwell A 1 Colin Deaton C 9; Colin Deaton B 4 Pilsley B 6.

DIVISION TWO: Whitworth 9 Eckington A 1; Speedwell D 6 Whitworth 4; Holmewood A Bridge St Meths 9; Cylinders C 5 Chesterfield Police 5; Chesterfield Police 3 Bridge St Meths 7; Rowsley B 9 Cylinders D 1; Colin Deaton D 10 Speedwell D 0; Eckington A 4 Colin Deaton D 6; Colin Deaton E 9 Speedwell C 1.

DIVISION THREE: Oxcroft mw A 7 Colin Deaton F 3; Staveley mw B 10 Oxcroft mw B 0; Oxcroft mw C 9 Cylinders E 1; Clay Cross A 5 Wingerworth B 5; Eckington B 3 Holymoorside A 7.

DIVISION FOUR: AGD 9 Speedwell E 1; Holymoorside B 2 Wingerworth C 8; Holymoorside B 6 Wingerworth D 4; Wingerworth C 7 Staveley mw C 3; Wingerworth D 5 Wingerworth D2 5; Wingerworth D 8 Clay Cross B 2.

DIVISION FIVE: Pilsley C 8 Wingerworth E 2; Speedwell F 5 Colin Deaton J 5; Colin Deaton I 8 Speedwell G 2; Colin Deaton J 2 Pilsley C 8.