Liam Pitchford has clocked up another career high world ranking, entering the top 15 for the first time.

Pitchford is up from No 17 to No 15 in the latest rankings, improving on his previous career high of 16 from December. It also means he has now reached a higher ranking than that achieved by Chester Barnes, Denis Neale and Ernie Bubley, who all peaked at No 16.

Tom Jarvis has also improved his career high to #215, up from #219 last month. Sam Walker moves up seven places to No 86, while Paul Drinkhall climbs from 113 to 105.

The two leading English women both drop a few places, Tin-Tin Ho from 115 to 126 and Maria Tsaptsinos from last month’s career high of 183 to 202.

In the team rankings, England men are currently 12th, with England women 38th.