The division’s top teams increased their points tallies in round six of fixtures in a week that saw all matches go to form. Hackness beat Mavericks 7-3 in a tight match. Maverick Ross Dransfield was the outstanding player on display, winning each match. His serving was a main feature of his game with all three opponents having difficulty in returning without setting him up for his strong forehand finish. Despite that, Mavericks were unable to put another point on the board, with each Hackness player - Pete Kirk, Derek Elliott and Peter Lee - winning a brace.
Specsavers registered a 9-1 win against struggling Scalby Old Boys. Glenn Hodgson and Mark Marshall continued their excellent form with three wins each. Piotr Ozon picked up two wins but couldn’t prevent Matthew Whilde from picking up a consolation point.
James Builders inflicted more misery on Whitby Endeavour with a 10-0 win. The Builders’ trio of SImon James, Mike Fenby and Gary Connolly were in unforgiving form, with only Barry Davies of Whitby able to pick up a game in a close five end match against Connolly.
Rolo took on Hobnobs A and kept their place at the top of the league with an 8-2 win. Rolo number one Martin Lowe secured a treble and teammates Sam Lowe and Moke Warburton a brace each. Pat Swindell, looking increasingly at home having moved up a division, beat Sam and Moke to take two points.
Ping Long managed their first win of the season, 9-1 against struggling Eastfield Tigers. The family Longman failed to make it a clean sweep though: Harry and Mia took trebles but Mark fell to Tigers’ number one Suzanne Zegstroo.
NewBats’ Marcus Moore was an impressive player of the match as his side eked out a 5-5 draw with The Bat-Alions. Zack Wood and Louis Fell chalked up a win each to add to Moore’s treble. For Bat-Alions Kath and Naomi Edwards won two each and defeated Fell and Moore in an epic five-end doubles.
Daniel Escreet’s comeback against Mike Stones was the match of the night as his win helped The Eraser Blades over the line at Whitby Resolution. Trailing by two games, he rattled off the next three to consign Stones to three close defeats on the night. Graeme Williams and James Hudson were able to win two each for the Whitby side. Brian Goodliffe, currently leading the division’s player average rankings, added another three wins for the Blades and teamed up with Jan Sissens to win the Doubles.
Postponements meant that only one match went ahead in Division Two, and the one that did was lost by a team who were only able to field two players. Rogues and Joshers performed admirably to get two points on the scoreboard against Hobnobs B, with Simon Boddy beating Nigel Escreet and coming from two games down to beat Jack Louth. Lester Smith was unbeaten for Hobnobs B, while Escreet and Louth both got the better of Luke Howland. Smith and Escreet won the doubles to complete a 7-3 win.