End of week report - October 13th

Hermits' superb start to the season continued as they thrashed two man Greetland Social 'B' 9-0. The trio of Geoff Barnes, Gary Foster and Mick Kosmowsky were rarely fazed on their way to victory, despite the best efforts of Chris Lowson and Gilly Broadbent, with Lowson pushing Kosmowsky to a fifth and decisive end.

The win extended their lead at the top of Division 1 to five points, dropping just one set in the opening two games on their way to the league's peak.

Greetland Social 'A' are in hot pursuit after registering a 7-2 victory over Central. Despite Fraser Riley's double for Central, he couldn't defeat Matthew Shaw, who alongside brother Alex and Gareth Hey secured a second consecutive victory and extended Greetland's unbeaten run to an astounding 20 matches.

Grasshoppers are joint with Greetland 'A' despite losing 5-4 to Warriors. Dave Woods' treble proved to be the difference between the sides, despite Jake Clarke continuing his impressive start to the season with another two wins for Grasshoppers.

Meanwhile, Tradesmen picked up a magnificent 5-4 win over Red Press. Stuart Sykes was the star as he defeated Sean Ellis, a rare defeat for the former Halifax champion, whilst Josh Reynolds secured two crucial victories over Steve Hanson and Seb Frere.

Panthers secured their first win of the season as they defeated YMEN 5-4. Halifax champion Martin Bowers secured three wins whilst Ben Fillingham continued to provide shocks as he defeated Shamir Bose, although Fillingham was defeated by Martin Connolly.

Division 2

Hotshots maintained their spot at the top of Division 2 with a 6-3 win over Tribal. Lewis Palmer and Ollie Hill won three apiece to continue their impressive starts to the season, with Palmer still unbeaten.

They are tied top with Central 2, who picked up a solid 7-2 win over Keighley Nomads. Shaun Forbes' three wins set the platform for his side as they went on to record a second victory in as many games.

Hot on their heels are Ovenden Sports, who recorded a second consecutive 6-3 victory, this time over Dolphins. Terry Allington recorded three wins as they kept in the race to stay at the top of the division.

Meanwhile, Central 3 and Oakland Raiders picked up their first victories of the season with wins over Rams and Evergreens respectively. Neil Dawson and David Blackburn won all three of their games for Central in a 7-2 victory, with Tony Hemmingway and Matthew Horrocks doing the same for Oakland.

Division 3

Leopards were the big winners of the week as they defeated Tribal 2 9-0. Debutant Jake Challenger picked up three wins to start his Halifax League career, with Ronnie McNamara and Richard Musgrove following suit.

They are five points behind leaders Ramsbridge, who recorded a second 7-2 victory of the season. Their victims this time around were Old Town Robins, with Joe Broadbent and John Schofield both registering trebles.

Netamatix opened their account for the season with a 7-2 victory over Old Town Hounds, with Martyn Halliday particularly impressing en route to three wins, whilst John Korner was the star for Sowerby 2 as he won all three of his matches in his side's 5-4 win over Jokers.


A third consecutive win for Sapphire extended their lead at the top of the Ladies Division as they beat Emerald 6-3. The trio of Helen Smith, Abbie Parker and Amy Fillingham secured two wins each, staggeringly, the third consecutive time that has happened in three games. Sophie Yung was their conqueror this week, with her three victories giving Emerald a consolation.

Diamond also made it three wins from three as they defeated Aquamarine 5-4. Joyce Walker was the hero as she picked up three wins, with Susan Sumner winning two.

Meanwhile, Chrissy Sykes' three wins weren't enough for Amethyst as they were defeated 6-3 by Ruby. Rose Tipton, Ellen Adams and Karen Levin picked up two wins each to secure the victory. 

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