End of Week 10 - Greetland Spend Christmas on Top

Greetland Social 'A' ensured they would end 2014 unbeaten after registering a 7-2 victory over YMEN.

Sam Clayton and Matthew Shaw both recorded three victories apiece while Alex Shaw picked up an impressive victory over Shamir Bose.

In what was a competitive match, with not a single end finishing 3-0, Greetland just had the edge overall to see out the sets. Both Martin Connolly and Fraser Krischke threatened to end Sam Clayton's unbeaten start to the season before succumbing in five, however both managed to defeat Alex Shaw 3-1

Victory for Greetland extends their undefeated streak to 27 matches and 18 months.

Their lead at the top of the division remains at four points after Red Press defeated Panthers 7-2.

Sean Ellis picked up his best win of the season after defeating Halifax champion Martin Bowers in five epic ends and also dispatched of Dave Bowers and Alan Veal. Martin Bowers secured a consolation for Panthers with victories over Seb Frere and Steve Hanson.

Tradesmen's superb form continued as they defeated Warriors 6-3. Despite a terrific treble from Ian Tweedale, which included an impressive victory over Stuart Sykes, Tradesmen's trio of Sykes, Josh Reynolds and Jonathan Crossley all defeated Kent Nicholson and Bob Sanderson to secure a fourth consecutive win.

Another treble for Fraser Riley wasn't enough for his side as they were defeated 6-3 by Hermits. Riley defeated Geoff Barnes, Geoff Dunne and superbly came from two games behind to beat Mick Kosmowsky. However, Hermits responded, with their three players all defeating Paul Dean and Malcolm Fowler.

Division 2

Hotshots secured a pivotal result in the battle at the top of Division 2 after they beat second placed Central 2 7-2. 

On a night that saw Lewis Palmer's unbeaten run come to an eventual end after a shock defeat to Paul Dean, it was Jonny Heslop who starred as he secured three victories over Dean, Steve Thomas and Eric Greenwood. whilst Palmer and Steve Marshall secured two wins each.

Victory could prove to be huge for Hotshot, with their lead at the top now considerable.

Central 3 returned to winning ways with an important victory over Team G. Dave Blackburn starred as he secured three important victories. And whilst Robert Gee offered some resistance with victories over Steve Caufield and Brian Chapman, two wins for Caufield and one for Chapman over James Dawber secured victory.

Tribal 1 picked up their first victory of the season as they secured a morale-boosting 5-4 win over Ovenden Sports. Despite Saj Mohammed's three wins for Ovenden, Tribal's trio of Josh Hill, Carey Baggott and Michael Bush responded defiantly, with Hill and Baggott winning two games apiece with Bush crucially securing one.

Oakland Raiders made it five consecutive wins as they defeated Rams 7-2. Despite Dave Melborune and Darrell Mann overcoming Matthew Horrocks. Stephen Horrocks and David Whiteley secured three wins each to keep up the pace with Central 2.

A great performance from Dave Lewis wasn't enough for his side as two-man Evergreens lost 6-3 to Keighley Nomads. Victories over Rod Fotherby, Stefan Cyhanko and Clive Sherratt had given Evergreens a sniff of victory, however it was quickly eradicated as Keighley's trio all defeated Mick Higgins.

Division 3

Leopards suffered a shock 7-2 defeat at the hands of Netamatix, their first loss of the season.

With Jake Challenger and Ronnie McNamara unavailable, Netamatix took advantage, with John Wasilewski particularly impressive as he defeated Richard Musgrove to secure a maximum on the night.

They remain top of the division, albeit Ramsbridge will have the opportunity to overtake them the first week after the winter break as Leopards have a bye week, just as Ramsbridge did this week.

Sowerby 2 returned to winning ways with a 6-3 win over Rainbow 2, despite only having two men. Phillip Parry and John Korner won three apiece to secure an unlikely victory despite the numerical disadvantage.

In the Old Town derby, it was the Hounds who left with the bragging rights following a tight 5-4 victory over the Robins.

Despite a superb treble for Dave Stansfield, Robins could clinch victory, as Neil Coneron's last gasp victory over namesake Don secured an important win for the Hounds.

A topsy-turvy game saw Jokers eventually defeat Rainbow 1 5-4.

With the lead changing hands four times, victories for Graham McWhirter and Stan Bamforth, who wan all three, over Matthew Leedham and Sha Khaghei secured victory.


Ruby ended the year on a high as they extended their lead at the top of the division with a 7-2 victory over bottom side Aquamarine. Despite Joan Bottomley and Helen Smith claiming a point each, Karen Levin's treble and two apiece from the supporting Jo Sweeney and Ginny Harris secured a commanding victory.

Sophie Yung's unbeaten season continued as she starred in Emerald's 6-3 win over Amethyst. Her three victories laid the platform for her side, with a brace for Hazel Green and one for Sue Garbutt sealing victory.

Finally, Faye Curran was the star as her three victories secured an impressive 5-4 victory for Diamond's over Sapphire.

She defeated Diamond's trio of Helen Smith, Amy Fillingham and Christine Beaumont, with Joyce Walker winning two.

Player of the week - Jonny Heslop - His three victories were pivotal in the top of the table clash between Hotshots and Central.

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