End of Week 13 - Greetland A triumph In Derby

Greetland Social 'A' put in another convincing performance as they defeated their 'B' team 9-0.

The trio of Sam Clayton, Matthew Shaw and the improving Alex Shaw were comfortable throughout, albeit Gilly Broadbent did take the Shaw brothers the full distance.

Their lead at the top remains nine points strong after Hermits defeated BT 9-0. A ruthless performance saw them put BT to the sword, albeit, Lyndon Harris was desperately unlucky not to earn his side a point as he lost 3-2 to Mick Kosmowsky, losing the fourth end 21-23 and then the fifth 10-12. The victory moves Hermits up to second.

Division 2

Hotshots moved a step closer to the Division 2 title with a 8-1 victory over Dolphins. The trio of Lewis Palmer, Jonny Heslop and Stephen Marshall put in yet another dominant display, winning eight of the nine sets in straight ends. The one that wasn't 3-0 went the way of Dolphins, with Dave Blackburn defeating Marshall.

Central 2 continue valiantly in their attempt to keep up the pace as they beat Oakland Raiders 7-2. Eric Greenwood was particularly impressive with three victories, whilst Steve Thomas and Paul Dean won two apiece.

Central 3's debutant David Taylor was the star of the show as he won all three in his side's 6-3 victory over Evergreens. He was ably supported by Neil Dawson and Brian Chapman, who won two and one each respectively. Defeat was Evergreens' sixth on the trot.

Rams secured back-to-back wins for only the second time this season after defeating Team G 8-1. They raced into an 8-0 lead before Robert Gee expertly defeated Dave Melbourne to give Team G a consolation, however Gee or his peers could do nothing to prevent Darrell Mann or Shaun Forbes.

Keighley Nomads were made to work hard for their victory before overcoming Tribal 1 5-4. A superb treble from Tribal's Michael Bush gave his side a chance. However, two wins from Robert Yorke and Stefan Cyhanko, plus one from Rod Fotherby gave Keighley a narrow victory.

Division 3

Leopards moved to within two points of the top of Division 3 with a 7-2 win over Rainbow 1. With only two men present for Rainbow, Leopards had one eye on catching ground Ramsbridge. However, Alireza Khalili had other ideas, as he beat both Jake Challenger and Ronnie McNamara, although he couldn't beat Richard Musgrove, who has now lost just one of his last 19 sets.

Leopards did however catch two points up on their title rivals as Ramsbridge lost 5-4 to Netamatix. A superb treble from Michael Craven paved the way for his side, with John Wasilewski and Martyn Halliday securing one each for Netamatix. It was a surprise defeat for Ramsbridge, who suffered only their second defeat of the season. 


Ruby's push for the title took another step forward as they thrashed Amethyst 9-0. Karen Levin was particularly impressive, whilst Jo Sweeney did well to battle past both Jackie Wood and Sandra Day in five.

Sophie Yung's treble was not enough for Emerald as her side went down 5-4 to Sapphire. Whilst Sue Garbutt added a further set, Sapphire's Helen Smith and Joyce Walker won two apiece whilst Christine Beaumont crucially beat Hazel Green in five.

Finally, Aquamarine picked up an impressive 6-3 win over Diamond. Joan Bottomley was the star as she registered three wins, with Judith Madison adding two victories of her own.

Player of the week - Michael Craven - his three wins condemning Division 3 league leaders Ramsbridge to a rare defeat.

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