2015-16 week fifteen reports

SCARBOROUGH FLOORING Division One

HACKNESS B 0 v CORINTHIANS A 10

The scoreline does not reflect a very competive match. Hackness were worthy opponents with three of the rubbers going to five sets. Noel Seery was very unlucky for the losers. He went down 10-12 and 12-14 in two deciding sets. Team-mate Tom Byrne also took Dale Symons to a decider. The unbeaten trio of Symons, Glenn Hodgson and Mark Marshall were all on top form for the victors. Hodgson and Marshall also had too much firepower in the doubles. All in all it was a very enjoyable match played in the right spirit.

WHITBY SPRINGHILL 4 v THE HIT SQUAD 6

Ross Dransfield came to the Hit Squads rescue with a great, straight set treble and a vital doubles success with Richard Dent. The latter had to be content with a brace as he lost the opening rubber to Whitbys Bob Evans. Whitbys reply came from an Evans brace and singles for Barbara Kearney and John Hanson.

BRIDLINGTON OLD BOYS 6 v HACKNESS A 4

Hackness paid the price of a weakened side by narrowly losing to Brid. Simon James did the damage with another treble plus a doubles with Mark Chajecki, who also bagged a brace. Chajeckis losing rubber to Neil Raine was the game of the night. Raine hung on to take the decider 11-9. Hackness scorers were a Raine brace and singles for james Hodgson and Gerald Smith.

THE HIT SQUAD 7 v CORINTHIANS B 3

In form Dransfield was again The Hit Squads saviour with by reeling off another maximum and another doubles success with Richard Dent. Corinthians fought hard and were rewarded with Derek Elliott scoring a rare win over Dent who had won his other two singles. Guy Whiting stopped his bad run by adding a single for the victors. Corinthians reply came from an Elliott brace and a single from Pete Kirk.

SCARBOROUGH FLOORING Division Two

PICADORE A 6 v WHITBY ENDEAVOUR 4

An all round team effort from Picadore. Nigel Hird hit a treble, Martin Zammit a brace and Richard Lloyd won a close five setter against Ken Benford. Whitby proved to be difficult opponents and Jon Parkinson did well to defeat Zammit in five sets. Parkinson won a brace, Graham Cripps a single and the partnership of Benford and Parkinson won an exciting doubles 11-9, 7-11, 3-11, 11-6, 11-9 against Zammit and Hird.

HOBNOBS 5 v RYEDALE SPORTS CLUB 5

Hobnobs found Pat Swindell in irrepressible form as he remained unbeaten in all his singles. Team-mates Ray Mitchell and John Gascoyne secured single wins for their share of the points. In form Allan Thurling was Hobnobs best player with a brace and a win in the doubles paired up with Derek Harris. Stuart Robinson and Ajay Tandan played their part with single wins.

TRINITY 7 v PICADORE B 3

Trinity vet John Warburton steered his team to an excellent seven point win. He clinched a treble with a difficult five setter against the fast improving Steve Atkinson 11-8, 12-10, 11-13, 9-11, 11-7. Matty Lowe lost out on a treble with a surprise loss against Nigel Chandley. Moke Warburton added a single and took part in a doubles win with Lowe. Struggling Picadore responded with Chandley scoring an impressive brace and Atkinson a single.

SCALBY OLD BOYS 2 v PINDAR 8

Top of the table Pindar inflicted another heavy loss on struggling Old Boys. The only resistance came from a Matty Whilde brace although Hal Goodliffe can count himself unlucky by losing two five setters. Man of the match went to Guy Hutchinson with a treble. Both Paul Ho and Nigel Clapham hit braces and won the doubles together. Best game was a classic win for Whilde against Paul Ho. The deciding set witnessed some epic all out attack rallies.

SCARBOROUGH NEWS Division Three

ROGUES N JOSHERS 4 v LIBERATORS 6

Brian Goodliffe stood in the way of a gallant effort by Rogues to get a share of the points. He scored a maximum and a doubles win partnering Karl Cousins. The latter and Kath Edwards added singles for the victors. Rogues reply came from their promising junior Isaac Grunwell who hit an impressive brace and John Blaymires who also secured two wins.

SCALBY SCHOOL 7 v NEWBY JFS 3

A competitive match with five rubbers going to deciders. Scalbys James Biggs impressed with a treble and both Luke Howland and Martin Briggs did well to score a brace each. Newbys reply came from singles for Sam Lowe and Rod Ives. Newbys Jack Louth and Frazer Ives scored a brilliant doubles win over Howland and Biggs, taking the fifth set 12-10 in a compelling dual.

WHITBY RESOLUTION 7 v EASTFIELD TERMINATORS 3

Peter Ozon reeled off another maximum for Terminators but it was to be their only wins against a solid Resolution side. Stuart Hurworth, Mike Stones and Marc Giddens all won their remaining rubbers and Hurworth partnered Ken Benford in a four set doubles win.

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