End of week report - October 20th

Hermits continued their sublime start to the season as cruised to an 8-1 victory over Grasshoppers. The league leaders continued to impress despite Gary Foster losing his 100% average to youngster Jake Clarke. Clarke had given Grasshoppers the lead, however the trio of Foster, Geoff Barnes and Paul McKrieth responded with eight unanswered wins.

Their nearest rivals are still Greetland Social 'A', who defeated Tradesmen 6-3. A superb treble from Stuart Sykes wasn't enough for Tradesmen, as Alex Shaw, Gareth Hey and Jack Dabrowski responded with two wins apiece.

Warriors made it three wins from three as they thrashed BT 9-0. Keith Skarz, Bob Sanderson and Dave Wood dropped just five ends on their way to a whitewash against a BT side that are still in search of their first win of the season.

Red Press responded to defeat against Tradesmen with an 8-1 win over Greetland Social 'B'. Red Press were rarely threatened on their way to victory, with Chris Lowson's solitary victory over Stephen Hanson a mere consolation for winless Greetland 'B'.

Finally, YMEN secured an impressive result as they defeated Central. Martin Connolly and Shamir Bose recorded two wins apiece for YMEN, whilst Fraser Krischke beat Malcolm Fowler. However, Central recorded four crucial points as Barry Snowden and Fraser Riley earned two wins each, with the latter impressively beating Bose.

Division 2

Hotshots continued to assert their title credentials with a 9-0 victory over Central 3. With the addition of Robert Woodhead to the side, he won three games alongside Ollie Hill and the yet to be beaten Lewis Palmer on their way to another impressive victory.

Oakland Raiders recorded back to back wins as they impressively disposed of Keighley Nomads 8-1. David Whiteley raced to three victories alongside Bob Wright, whilst Matt Horrocks was defeated by the experienced Derek Briggs.

Michael Bush's three wins were not enough for Tribal 1 as they went down 5-4 to Evergreens. Bush played fantastically to defeat Mick Curry, Michael Higgins and Dave Lewis, however Evergreens recovered and crucially recorded three wins in five sets, with Curry beating both Josh Hill and Carey Baggott in the final game.

A similar story was portrayed in the match between Team G and Ovenden Sports, with the latter winning 5-4. James Dawber's man of the match performance wasn't enough for Team G, as Saj Mohammed and Terry Allington picked up two wins apiece whilst Peter McMullen crucially beat Robert Gee 5-4.

Dolphins v Rams was postponed.

Division 3

Ramsbridge moved to the top of the league with a 7-2 win over Jokers. Allen Cowburn was the star as he picked up three wins, including victory over stand in Ronnie McNamara.

Rainbow 2 were the big winners as they defeated Old Town Robins 9-0. Youngsters Nicholas Miller and Niall Paterson impressed as they recorded three wins each in a victory that pushed them into the top half of the league.

Meanwhile two man Rainbow 1 excellently defeated Tribal 2 6-3. Despite the disadvantage, Alireza Khalili and Sha Khaghei recorded three wins each to secure them their first win of the season.

Old Town v Sowerby 1 and Sowerby 2 v Netamatix were postponed.


Emerald secured maximum points as they defeated Aquamarine 9-0. Sophie Yung's unbeaten start continued whilst she was ably supported by Alex Borberly and Amy Fillingham, who won three games each.

Fillingham was at it again as she played for her own club, Sapphire, on the same night in a 6-3 win over Amethyst. Halifax Ladies Champion Chrissy Sykes won all three games for Amethyst, but once again the trio of Fillingham, Abbie Parker and Helen Smith recorded two wins apiece to secure another victory.

Finally, Ruby's impressive start continued as they defeated Diamond 8-1. Despite Joyce Walker's win over Angela Gooder, Alex Borberly and Karen Levin won three apiece to emphasize the margin of victory.

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