Week 4 - Wanless doubles up for trebles

In Scarborough Flooring Division One Corinthians kept in touch with the upper reaches of the table with a 9-1 defeat of Hobnobs A. Mark Marshall, Glenn Hodgson and Dale Symons all secured trebles but Hodgson and Marshall fell to Ajay Tandan and Noel Seery to lose a doubles point that might well prove crucial at the end of what’s becoming a very tight season.

Rolo's stay at the top of the table continued with a fine 9-1 win over a struggling Scalby Old Boys. The trio of Martin Lowe, Sam Lowe and Moke Warburton were unable to gain a full 10 points however, with Matthews Whilde and Rutt taking a consolation doubles for the old boys.

Hackness B hosted Mavericks in a match that saw the points shared. The home side won the last three rubbers to complete a hard-fought comeback. Mavericks’ Ross Dransfield was the player of the match - his spin-charged serves and forehand were too strong for all three singles opponents.

Nomads were no match for a James Hodgson-inspired Hackness A who left with a 7-3 win. Hodgson also teamed up with Paul Needley to win the doubles for the villagers. There were braces for Gary Connolly for Nomads and Gerald Smith for Hackness.

Whitby Endeavour were toppled from the top of the Glazetech Division Two table following a 6-4 reverse at Trinity. Whitby’s Graham Cripps lost his unbeaten start to the season in spectacular fashion in losing all of his singles encounters, while teammate Barry Davies managed to maintain his unblemished record. Trinity youngster James Biggs can count himself unlucky, competing in three five-set rubbers yet winning only one. There were braces for Trinity’s Piotr Ozon and the unorthodox John Warburton who also combined to edge a thrilling doubles against Davies and Jonathan Parkinson by 12-10 in the fifth.

Hobnobs B leapfrogged Endeavour to take top spot, following last week’s win over Picadore B with a victory over the A team. An Ann Seery treble and braces for Derek Harris and Trevor Teasdale set up the win. With all squad members contributing, Hobnobs look a good bet for the title.

Picadore B outperformed the A team with a first win of the season against a promising Bingo Mcvitie side. Jack Lawrence secured his first treble for Picadore in only his second match. A Steve Atkinson treble and a Karl Cousins brace sealed the points. Bingo hit back through Frazer Ives who gained a singles win and teamed up with Jack Louth for a tense doubles win over Cousins and Atkinson.

Eastfield Warriors were another outfit completing a first win of the season. They came away from Whitby with an 8-2 defeat of Resolution. A treble for Karine Piham on debut, and another for Guy Whiting proved the foundation for victory.

Liberators Southside turned over Northside in a top of the table derby clash in Scarborough Flooring Division Three. The manner of Southside’s 9-1 win suggests that they’re the more likely of the two to challenge for the title this season. Only a Brian Goodliffe win over Steve Miller prevented a whitewash for Miller, John Farrell and Nigel Escreet.

In a close match Rogues and Joshers got the better of a Delphstone side featuring one of the division’s outstanding players, Jonathan Wanless. Wanless finished the match unbeaten but Rogues’ Simon Boddy, Tom Anderson and Dominic Grunwell all contributed to the 6 points that won the tie and continue their improvement.

Owing to a player shortage Jonathan Wanless also turned out for Desperatum and managed to repeat his treble in a 9-1 over Eastfield Fusion. He was able assisted by an unbeaten Steven Davies while Richard Murfin chipped in with a brace. Jaik Herrington earned Eastfield’s solitary point.

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