SCARBOROUGH FLOORING Division One
CORINTHIANS B 5 v NOMADS 5
Corinthians B lost the opening four rubbers but staged a revival to get a share of the points in this relegation dogfight. Pete Kirk was their saviour with a brace and a top performance in a winning doubles with Ed Wardman. The latter also added a single and Pete Lee back from injury caused an upset by defeating Nomad number one Gary Connolly. Nomads reply came from a Dave Oxley and Connolly brace plus a single for John Loftus.
WHITBY SPRINGHILL 3 v HACKNESS 7
A weakened Whitby side crashed to bottom placed Hackness B. It was another masterful performance from Noel Seery that gave them the win, the defender won all his singles and he partnered Mike Wheatley to a doubles success. Wheatley was making a welcome return from injury and he played his part with a brace. Third player Tom Byrne added a single. Whitbys reply came from a Bob Evans brace and a single for John Hanson.
HIT SQUAD 1 v HACKNESS A 9
A full strength Hackness side inflicted a crushing defeat on the current league champions. Neil Raine had set the tone with a five set opening win over Ross Dransfield. Ashley Hodgson and Joel Wright had no trouble in taking trebles plus a doubles together for Hackness and it was left to Richard Dent to stop the whitewash with a four set win over Raine.
ROLO 5 v CORINTHIANS A 5
In a pulsating contest the points ended up shared. The crucial rubbers turned out to be Ethan Lowes first ever win over Dale Symons and a classic doubles that Rolo edged 11-9 in the deciding set. As expected Martin Lowe won Rolos other three rubbers. Both Mark Marshall and Glen Hodgson hit a brace each for Corinthians and Symons had to be content with a single on a missed night of opportunities for Corinthians.
SCARBOROUGH FLOORING Division Two
SCALBY OLD BOYS 6 v RYEDALE SPORTS CLUB 4
Old Boys continued their revival with another close win. Matty Whilde led the way with a treble and a doubles win with David Makepeace. The latter put in another inspired performance and was rewarded with a brace. His rubber against Mick Carter saw him win the third end 26-24 surely a record in the Scarborough league. Ryedales reply came from a Jean Wardman brace and singles for Russ Scott and the resilient Mick Carter.
TRINITY 6 v HOBNOBS 4
A very entertaining match with four rubbers going to five sets. Trinitys Matty Lowe turned in another match winning performance with a treble and a win in the doubles with Moke Warburton. Both Moke and John Warburton added singles for Trinity. Hobnobs best player was Stuart Robinson with a brace while Derek Harris and Allan Thurling scored single wins.
PINDAR 8 v PICADORE A 2
A gallant effort from Picadores Martin Zammit proved to be the only resistance against the division leaders. Zammitt won his teams only two rubbers. Pindars Paul Ho extended his unbeaten run with another treble. Guy Hutchinson and Nigel Clapham managed a brace each with Clapham partnering Ho to a five set doubles triumph.
PICADORE B 3 v WHITBY ENDEAVOUR 7
An all round team performance from Whitby. Barry Davies bagged a treble plus a win in the doubles with Graham Cripps. The latter scored a brace and Jon Parkinson a single. Struggling Picadore B can be encouraged with the form of Steve Atkinson who was foiled in winning a treble by losing to Davies 5-11, 11-6. 11-9, 9-11, 9-11. Tony Ingham scored their other single.
SCARBOROUGH NEWS Division Three
NEWBY JFS 9 v ROGUES N JOSHERS 1
An excellent nine point win for Newby. Rod Ives was man of the match winning all his games in straight sets. Both Frazer Ives and Sam Lowe showed great character in winning all their singles. Rogues put up a gallant display and they were rewarded with a consolation win in the doubles with the pairing of Isaac and Dominic Grunwell.
WHITBY ENDEAVOUR 7 v DELPHSTONE 3
Ken Benford led Whitby to a comfortable win. The vintage performer stayed unbeaten. He received good support from Mike Stones with a brace and a single from Marc Giddens. The latter two also won a tight doubles, taking the deciding set 13-11. Delphstones reply came from ex civil service champion Russell Ives who scored a brace and Richard Mirfin.
EASTFIELD WARRIORS 9 v LIBERATORS 1
Warriors look favourites for promotion after this convincing win. Gary Zegstroo and Frank Horswell both hit trebles. Liberators only success was Brian Goodliffes close win over Josh Timmons who had to settle for a brace. The doubles also went to the wire with Zegstroo and Timmons taking the fifth set 17-15.