Week 1 report
The Scarborough Flooring Division One season got underway with Rolo unveiling a new line up against a James Builders team who were unable to field a full compliment of three players. Rolo now have two promising juniors in their squad, with Moke Warburton joining Sam Lowe. Lennart Lukosch, a German making his debut in the league, made up a youthful and highly talented team who were rewarded with an 8-2 win. Simon James bagged two points for the builders yet was surprisingly beaten by Lukosch, the newcomer winning in three straight games.
Last season’s Division One champions, Corinthians, made a handsome start to their title defence, running out 9-1 winners against an understrength Mavericks side. Ross Dransfield stopped the rot for the Mavericks with victory over Mark Marshall. Dale Symons and Glenn Hodgson ended the evening unbeaten.
In the Hackness derby the A team defeated the B team. A rare appearance from Ashley Hodgson proved the difference as he won all of his singles and teamed up with namesake James for the doubles win.
There was nothing to pick between Nomads and Hobnobs A in an entertaining 5-all draw. Gary Connolly ended the night unbeaten for Nomads which included the doubles with John Loftus. Noel Seery, Mike Wheatley and Stuart Robinson all contributed to Hobnobs’ total.
In Glazetech Division Two a strong Whitby Endeavour side trounced local rivals Whitby Resolution 10-0 and look ready to mount a title challenge. Endeavour number one Barry Davies took all of his singles encounters without dropping a game. Teammates Graham Cripps and Jonathan Parkinson were pushed harder but still remained undefeated.
Last year’s champions, Trinity, had to battle for a 6-4 victory over a spirited Picadore A which went to a deciding doubles, won in five sets by Piotr Ozon and Roy Lowe.
Hobnobs B’s greater experience told in an 8-2 defeat of Eastfield Warriors. The match saw Ann Seery scoring a notable five set victory over one of the division’s outstanding players, Eastfield’s Guy Whiting.
Ryedale Sports Club completed the week’s Division Two fixtures with a hard fought 7-3 over Picadore B. Ryedale’s Andy Paton took a treble for the loss of no games but couldn’t get the better of Nigel Chandley and Johnny Csordas when teaming up with John Gascoyne in a five-set doubles.
In Scarborough Flooring Division Three, Liberators Northside got off to a flying start with a 10-0 win over an inexperienced Eastfield Fusion. The improving Jaik Herrington came closest to snatching a point for Eastfield - taking Kath Edwards to 8-11 in the fifth end.
Newly formed Liberators Southside made a solid start to life in Division Three sharing the points in a 5-5 with Rogues and Joshers. All three Liberators got on the scoresheet: John Farrell and Steve Miller with a brace each and Anthony Craven with a single. Rogues’ Simon Boddy was the class act of the tie, taking a treble and combining with John Blaymires for a tight doubles win.