In week 12 of Scarborough Flooring Division One, Hackness Village Hall hosted a close match between Hackness A and Hackness B. Ashley Hodgson showed his class, winning all of his three singles and inflicting an 11-0 on the B team’s Derek Elliott. James Hodgson also contributed three wins for the A team, while Elliott, Ed Wardman and Peter Kirk got a win each for the B team. The doubles went to five games with Kirk and Elliott avenging singles defeats to beat Ashley and James Hodgson and make the final score 6-4 to the A team.
Simon James became only the second player to take an end from Martin Lowe this season. James started brightly with 11-8 but Lowe came back to take the next three as he captained his young Rolo teammates to an 8-2 win over a James Builders side who were only able to field two players.
Stuart Robinson and Ajay Tandan of Hobnobs A both battled to hard-fought wins over Nomads’ John Loftus, but Loftus, Gary Connolly and David Oxley mopped up the rest of the points in an 8-2 win. Connolly and Oxley both won untroubled trebles, with Connolly the only one of the pair to drop a single end.
In Glazetech Division Two Picadore B were whitewashed by a strong Ryedale Sports Club line up. In a one-sided 10-0 Mick Carter, Stephen Temple and Pat Swindell only conceded three games.
The Whitby derby produced a much closer result than the previous time the two sides met. The opening fixture of the season saw Endeavour clobber Resolution 10-0. This time around the tie finished 7-3 to Endeavour. Stuart Hurworth maintained his excellent form for Resolution in beating both Graham Cripps and Endeavour’s number one, Barry Davies. Nick Campbell had an excellent victory over Endeavour’s Jonathan Parkinson to ensure that no player finished the night unbeaten.
Hobnobs B edged a close encounter with Eastfield Warriors 6-4. Guy Whiting won three of Eastfield’s points to take the player of the match award. Derek Harris and Allan Thurling won two each for Hobnobs. With one win a piece for Karine Piham (Eastfield) and Simmo Simms (Hobnobs) it was left to Simms and Harris in the doubles to settle the outcome in Hobnobs favour.
It was deja vu for Trinity who faced a Picadore A team that featured two of the three B team members who had drawn with them in the previous week. This time Trinity came out on top, securing the doubles to seal a 6-4 win. Piotr Ozon was in imperious form, hitting a treble. John Warburton (Trinity) and Picadore’s Nigel Chandley both hit braces.
In Scarborough Flooring Division Three Delphstone managed an impressive 8-2 victory against Rogues and Joshers. Jonathan Wanless continued his unbeaten streak and Joshua Pickin and Jan Sissens backed him up with two wins each. The match of the night was Sissens' defeat of Tom Anderson which was decided at 14-12 in the fifth set.
Liberators Northside rotated their squad and fielded two youngsters in Mia Longman and Matthew Atkinson against Liberators Southside. However, it was left to the more experienced Brian Goodliffe to gain Northside’s only victory - over John Farrell - as Southside ran out 9-1 winners. Steve Miller and Nigel Escreet both took trebles, with Escreet narrowly retaining his unbeaten status in Division Three following a five end test from Goodliffe.
Richard Lear was the top performer for Eastfield Fusion in their 4-6 defeat to Desperatum, winning all three singles ties. Desperatum’s reply included two wins each for Richard Mirfin and Steven Davies, a win for Denton Guest and a Mirfin / Davies doubles triumph. Eastfield Fusion’s Callum Seastron picked up another victory in a promising first season and narrowly fell to Mirfin in a see-saw five-end contest.