SCARBOROUGH FLOORING Division One
HACKNESS A 8 v THE HIT SQUAD 2
With both Ashley Hodgson and Joel Wright in the home side line up, Hackness were firm favourites against the current league champions. Hodgson may not have been on top form but he was never threatened in any of his rubbers, taking them all in straight sets. Wright also won his three singles but had to contend with firm resistance against Ross Dransfield. In a rubber with entertaining rallies Wright took it 11-8, 9-11, 11-8, 11-6. Both Dransfield and Richard Dent had wins over Neil Raine for the Hit Squad but Raine added a single and was successful in the doubles with Hodgson.
HACKNESS B 1 v WHITBY SPRINGHILL 9
Whitby were carrying too much fire power for lowly Hackness. Powerful play by Bob Evans and clever play by John Hanson secured trebles for both players. Tom Byrne was the only player to cope with Hanson but lost in a hard hitting five setter. Hackness stopped the whitewash when Chris Found caused a major upset by defeating the talented Barbara Kearney. The latter never came to terms with Founds deceptive returns and stout defending and lost in straight sets.
CORINTHIANS A 6 v ROLO 4
A good team effort from Corinthians. Mark Marshall, Dale Symons and Glen Hodgson all lost to Martin Lowe but Hodgson gave the Rolo player a hard match before losing 7-11, 13-15, 11-9, 11-13 in the game of the night. All three Corinthians had too much experience for Rolos talented youngsters to secure the close win. Rolos other score came in the doubles.
HACKNESS A 7 v CORINTHIANS B 3
In this re-arranged fixture Hackness squad rotation did enough to claim seven points. Man of the match went to James Hodgson who played his best game for Hackness with an impressive treble. Neil Raine continued his good form with another unbeaten performance for the home team and Gerald Smith completed the score with a single. Corinthians fought hard with Derek Elliott and Pete Kirk taking singles and winning a great doubles against Raine and Hodgson 7-11, 12-10, 13-11, 11-5.
SCARBOROUGH FLOORING Division Two
PICADORE B 2 v HOBNOBS 8
Ajay Tandan starred for high flying Hobnobs with straight set wins in all his rubbers. Team-mates Allan Thurling and Derek Harris gave solid support with a brace each and a comfortable doubles win together. Picadores Nigel Chandley had a terrific win over Harris by taking the deciding set 14-12 and Steve Atkinson did well to beat Thurling in four sets.
SCALBY OLD BOYS 3 v PICADORE A 7
Bottom placed Scalby gave a good account of themselves and this was illustrated in the match of the night between Matty Whilde and Sally Hunter. Whilde just lost out after losing the last two sets. Hunter called on her top flight experience to bag a treble while Richard Lloyd scored a brace and Nigel Hird a single. Lloyd and Hird also won the doubles together. Scalbys reply came from a Whilde brace and a single for Alistair Hutchinson.
PINDAR 9 v TRINITY 1
A learning curve for Trinitys young side that was highlighted by the endeavours of Matty Lowe. Matty was involved in three five set rubbers against battle hardened opponents. The youngster claimed Trinitys only winning rubber when he defeated Guy Hutchinson by taking the decider 11-9. Pindars Nigel Clapham and Paul Ho stayed unbeaten and added the doubles to Pindars score.
SCARBOROUGH NEWS Division Three
LIBERATORS 5 v EASTFIELD WARRIORS 5
Eastfield had to rely on an unbeaten performance from Josh Timmons to get a share of the points. Team-mate Peter Ozon lost out on a treble when Karl Cousins fought back after losing the first set 2-11 to win the next three. Cousins impressed with a hard earned brace and a crucial doubles with Brian Goodliffe. The latter and Kath Edwards also manged single wins.
SCALBY SCHOOL 8 v ROGUES N JOSHERS 2
Both Martin Briggs and James Biggs faced little resistance on their way to trebles for Scalby. They also took the doubles together in straight sets. Will Rennard completed Scalbys score with a single. Rogues reply came from Tom Wild and promising junior Isaac Grunwell.
ROGUES N JOSHERS 5 v EASTFIELD TERMINATORS 5
Rogues gained a valuable draw thanks to the determination of Micheala Pricope who won her first game of the season. Her win over Jake Herrington could not have been any closer taking the rubber 9-11, 12-10, 12-10, 14-12. A brace each from Tom Anderson and Tom Wild added to the Rogues score. Terminators number one again showed his worth with a treble and a doubles success with Johan Zegstroo who also scored a single.