There was nothing to choose between Mavericks and James Builders in the eighth week of fixtures in Scarborough Flooring Division One. Three matches went the distance, with the Builders’ Julian James just losing out to Macaulay Youngson and Nigel Clapham. Mike Fenby edged the other close contest against Clapham. The battle of the number ones was decided in favour of Simon James, defeating Mavericks’ Ross Dransfield in four.
Elsewhere, Hackness A ended Scalby Old Boys recent run of good form with a 9-1 win. Ashley Hodgson - yet to drop a game this season - made it nine wins from nine. James Hodgson also scored three, with Gerald Smith securing two. Scalby’s top performer, Matthew Whilde took the scalp of Gerald Smith.
Title pacesetters Rolo trounced Hobnobs A 10-0. Noel Seery was once again Hobnobs’ top performer, but failed to get the better of Moke Warburton in five games. Sam and Martin Lowe rounded out the scoring for dominant Rolo.
In Glazetech Division Two an under strength Picadore A team took on the B squad. Martin Zammit proved the player of the match with three wins to his name for the A team. The most notable result of the night saw promising junior Jack Lawrence defeat the A team’s much more experienced Richard Lloyd in an enthralling match that saw Lloyd come back from two games down only to lose in the fifth end.
Leaders Whitby Endeavour marched on with a 9-1 win over Bingo Mcvitie. Endeavour made full use of their squad with Barry Davies rested for the doubles and Jonathan Parkinson, Graham Cripps and Philip Hatton taking responsibility for the singles. Jack Louth earned a point for Bingo with a five-game victory over Cripps.
Ryedale Sports Club kept the pressure on Endeavour with a 7-3 defeat of Eastfield Warriors. Ryedale’s Pat Swindell was pushed hard for his three points by Guy Whiting. Whiting edged John Gascoyne in five with both players taking two wins.
Trinity dominated Whitby Resolution 9-1. Stuart Hurworth was the only Whitby player able to get on the scoresheet with a five-end victory over Trinity’s promising youngster, James Biggs. Piotr Ozon and John Warburton were unbeaten for Trinity. Biggs matched his season’s best with a double.