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Title chasers assert dominance in Premier British League

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The league’s three title-chasers re-emphasised their intent for the season with big victories in the latest round of Premier British League.

Urban, Ormesby and Drumchapel Glasgow all registered eye-catching result as the race at the top picks up pace.

The leaders, Urban, show no sign of relinquishing their hold on top spot after an 8-0 win over North Ayrshire.

The visitors were never in danger, with Satoshi Aida once again the star attraction after two straight-end victories playing at number one.

Alim Hirji and Daniel Schaffer won both of their matches 3-1, but North Ayrshire’s quartet of Sean Doherty, Colin Dalgleish, Chris Main and Martin Johnson were no match for Urban on the day.

But it was Ormesby’s 8-0 victory over Ormeau that stood out the most.

Ormeau remain fourth in the league but have been cut off from the chasing pack after being hammered, with the absence Vitor Seiji Ishiy and Oriol Monzo apparent.

But take nothing away from Ormesby, who boasted new signing Tian Ming Zhao, who registered a pair of victories.

Daniel Reed was almost shocked by up-and-coming youngster Owen Cathcart, who came from two ends down to take it to a decider, but other than Keith Knox’s solitary end against Darius Knight, it proved to be a simple win for the Cleveland side.

Meanwhile, Drumchapel extended their unbeaten start with a 6-2 win over Cardiff.

David McBeath, Victor Guang Shi and Yaser Razouk won two matches apiece, with Dean Cundy and Ryan Owen responding with victories over Sepehr Bidari for the Welsh club.

It was a case of what could have been for Cardiff, with Tom Maynard surrendering a 2-0 lead against Guang Shi while Louis Price also took his match against him to a decider, only to fall short.

Finally, BATTS took a huge step towards survival with a 6-2 win over Fusion.

Crucially, BATTS triumphed in the three matches that went to a fifth end, which ensured they won five straight sets to pick up the victory.

Kazeem Adeleke had put Fusion ahead with victory over Jack Bennett, but Malte Moregard levelled with a comfortable win over Lorestas Trumpauskas.

Then, Ethan Walsh, Steve Beerling and Malte Moregard won five-end thrillers against Mohammed Hussain, Jamal Dennison and Adeleke to put BATTS in control.

Bennett then beat Hussain to secure the win, and although Trumpauskas dispatched of Beerling, Ethan Walsh ensured his side had the last laugh with a 3-0 win over Dennison.

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