** PLAYER OF THE WEEK **
SIMON JAMES (Bridlington Old Boys)
SCARBOROUGH FLOORING Division One
BRID OLD BOYS - From left Mark Chajecki, Simon James, Mike Fenby
BRIDLINGTON OLD BOYS 5 v THE HIT SQUAD 5
A showcase fixture that featured an unbeaten performance from Brids Simon James. However he had to show off all his fighting qualities to stop a major upset against Guy Whiting. James found himself two sets to one down and 7-9 in the fourth before staging a fight back to win it 10-12, 11-8, 11-13, 11-9, 11-8. Whiting was at the top of his game and he won his remaining two rubbers. Team-mate Ross Dransfield also scored a brace while Richard Dent had to be content with a single after losing to hardened defender Mike Fenby. The doubles went Brids way thanks to the pairing of James and Mark Chajecki who beat Dent and Dransfield in four sets.
CORINTHIANS B 3 v CORINTHIANS A 7
The A team had to fight hard to earn their seven points. Pete Kirk had a great win over A team number one Mark Marshall and added a second against Glen Hodgson. Man of the match was the unbeaten Dale Symons who had to play at his best for the A team to defeat Kirk and Derek Elliot. Symons likes to dictate play by standing near the table but both opponents never let him dominate. Other A team scorers were a Marshall brace a single for Hodgson plus a doubles triumph. The best game of the night was Elliotts win over Hodgson. Elliott was facing defeat at 5-9 down in the fourth only to win the next six points. In the decider he was 7-9 down only to snatch victory from Hodgson.
HACKNESS B 4 v HACKNESS A 6
A very encouraging result for the B team as they come to terms with life in a higher division. Noel Seery, Chris Found and Ann Seery all had single wins with Ann being involved in two close five setters. The pairing of Ann and Noel Seery in the doubles also provided a winning rubber. The A teams response came from Neil Raine who won all his singles in a very determined and aggressive style. Gerald Smith added a brace and James Hodgson took a single.
SCARBOROUGH FLOORING Division Two
TRINITY 3 v HOBNOBS 7
A good team effort from Hobnobs against a spirited Trinity side. Derek Harris, Stuart Robinson and Allan Thurling all won braces with Harris and Thurling also taking the doubles. Best game of the night saw Moke Warburton take the scalp of Stuart Robinson 11-9, 8-11, 14-12, 9-11, 11-6. Both players were involved in lengthy backhand rallies which is fast becoming the main part of Mokes attacking play. The battle of the "rubbers" was won by John Warburton over Harris. Matty Lowe scored Trinitys other point by defeating Thurling in four sets. Despite the defeat, Trinitys youngsters continue to impress.
SCALBY OLD BOYS 2 v RYEDALE SPORTS CLUB 8
Ryedale confirmed why they are promotion favourites with this performance. Pat Swindell led the way with an impressive treble. Team-mates Mick Carter and Ray Mitchell gave great support with a brace each. Both had lost to Allistair Hutchinson who had a close dual with Swindell before losing 4-11, 18-20, 12-10, 12-14. Ryedale finished it off with a doubles triumph.
PICADORE B 0 v WHITBY ENDEAVOUR 10
A shell shocked Picadore B outfit are still waiting for their first point of the season. Whitbys, Barry Davies, Jon Parkinson and Graham Cripps all scored trebles with only Davies being tested by going to five sets against Chris Smith. Davies and Cripps completed the whitewash by taking the doubles.
PINDAR 7 v PICADORE A 3
Mike Holder came to the rescue for Pindar. After a lengthy absence from the sport he returned to win a brace against hardened opponents. It was just as well as Guy Hutchinson had an off night by losing two of his singles. Number one Nigel Clapham took all his rubbers in four sets and partnered Hutchinson to win the doubles. Picadores reply came from a Martin Zammit brace and a single from Richard Lloyd.
SCARBOROUGH FLOORING Division Three
NEWBY JFS 8 v ROGUES N JOSHERS 2
A very entertaining night of table tennis. Newbys Sam Lowe and debutant Rod Ives scored trebles and Jack Louth got the better of his nerves to impress with a brace. Rogues were under strength and had to rely on the experience of Tom Anderson to get them a single and a win in the doubles partnering Michaela Pricope.
DELPHSTONE 3 v WHITBY RESOLUTION 7A family affair for Delphstone with division number on Jon Wanless playing with sons William and Chris. It was Jon who got Delphstones only points by not dropping a set on his way to a treble. William just missed out on a single, losing to Mike Stones 10-12 in the decider. Stones, Dan Schweitzer and Stuart Hurworth all hit two singles with Hurworth and Stones taking the doubles.