Scalby Old Boys’ slow start continued with a 9-1 reverse to Hackness B. Alistair Hutchinson was the only Old Boy to show any resistance, displaying his battling qualities against Pete Kirk, wrapping up his win in the fourth game from 8-4 down. Derek Elliott and Peter Lee scored trebles for Hackness.
Hackness A returned to winning ways against Hobnobs A following the return of talisman Ashley Hodgson. Hodgson was joined by Gerald Smith in remaining unbeaten throughout the night. Noel Seery and Mike Wheatley earned consolation wins for Hobnobs in the 8-2 defeat.
In a close fought contest James Builders beat Nomads 6-4. Simon James proved man of the match with three straightforward wins and the doubles with Julian James. Dave Oxley top-scored for Nomads with a brace.
The slow start for Picadore continued with their A and B teams both chalking up three successive defeats in Glazetech Division Two. Whitby Endeavour strolled to an impressive 8-2 win against Picadore A. Picadore needed five games in each of their victories: a Martin Zammit singles defeat of Philip Hatton and a doubles triumph with Christopher Smith. Graham Cripps and Barry Davies finished unbeaten - not only for the evening but for the season as a whole.
Picadore’s B side suffered a similar fate. None of their three were able to live with the accurate backhand of Allan Thurling or the relentless defence of Trevor Teasdale in a 9-1 loss to Hobnobs B. Nigel Chandley managed to gain their solitary point in a patient defeat of Simmo Simms.
The other two division two matches finished all-square. Ken Benford was the player of the match for Whitby Resolution against Bingo Mcvitie in a match-up that saw half of its encounters decided in the fifth game. Nick Campbell (Whitby) and Jack Louth (Bingo) both secured two wins for their sides.
Ryedale Sports Club were no match for the powerful hitting of Trinity’s Piotr Ozon who won his three singles encounters without dropping a game. A doubles win for Ryedale’s Ray Mitchell and John Gascoyne ensured neither team ran out victors.
Nigel Escreet starred in his debut for Liberators Northside in Scarborough Flooring Division Three. His treble enabled Northside to defeat an inexperienced Delphstone line-up 7-3. Josh Pickin showed his promise for Delphstone with singles defeats of both Naomi and Kath Edwards. Escreet featured in the tightest match of the night, teaming up with captain Brian Goodliffe to take a five-game win over Delphstone’s doubles pairing of Pickin and Chris Wanless.
Rogues and Joshers’ topsy-turvy season continued. Their 9-1 defeat of Desperatum followed a 9-1 loss and 5-5 draw in previous weeks. Simon Boddy and Dominic Grunwell top-scored with three each. John Blaymires narrowly missed out on making it a whitewash for Rogues, losing the fifth in a battle with Richard Mirfin.