Week 5 report - new boys Old Boys record first win

In the fifth week of fixtures in Scarborough Flooring Division Three, Steven Davies put in a player of the match performance for Desperatum. However, despite winning all three singles contests and teaming up with Richard Mirfin for doubles success his best efforts couldn’t prevent a 6-4 defeat to Liberators Northside. Two wins each for Brian Goodliffe and Naomi and Kath Edwards sealed the win.

Top-of-the-table Liberators Southside came up against a resolute Jonathan Wanless in recording a 7-3 win over Delphstone. The southerners’ Steve Miller, John Farrell and Anthony Craven all took two wins apiece but failed to take a single end off Wanless, who remains the player to beat at this level.

Rogues and Joshers made it three wins in a row by beating an inexperienced Eastfield Fusion side. Dominic Grunwell, Mihaela Pricope and John Blaymires all filed trebles in an impressive 10-0.

In Glazetech Division Two, Bingo Mcvitie fell 8-2 to a Picadore outfit for the second week in succession. This time around it was the A team who triumphed with both Richard Lloyd and Martin Zammit finishing unbeaten for Picadore. Christopher Smith expended the most energy, losing two five-end marathons to Bingo’s Jack Louth and Frazer Ives.

Eastfield Warriors continued their momentum with a 6-4 win over Picadore’s B team and a third player-of-the-match award for Guy Whiting. Steve Atkinson pushed Whiting closest - narrowly falling 13-11 at the last in a nip-and-tuck five-end thriller.

Ryedale Sports Club travelled to Whitby Endeavour and snatched a 6-4 win. Stephen Temple finally ended Barry Davies’ unbeaten streak, with a scoreline of 11-8 8-11 8-11 15-13 8-11. Temple also saw off Phillip Hatton and Graham Cripps before wrapping up the doubles with John Gascoyne for a player of the match performance.

Scalby Old Boys celebrated a first success of the season in Scarborough Flooring Division One. They ran out 7-3 winners against Hobnobs A. Old boys shared the wins equally around the side, with Matthew Whilde, Matthew Rutt and Alistair Hutchinson scoring two victories each. Noel Seery equalled their feat with two wins for Hobnobs including an enthralling encounter with Hutchinson that was settled at 14-12 in the final end.

The Corinthians trio of Mark Marshall, Dale Symons and Glenn Hodgson hit the top of the table following a 9-1 demolition of Nomads. Astonishingly Corinthians took all three singles encounters for the loss of just one game. Nomads bagged a consolation point with the doubles pairing of John Loftus and Gary Connolly.

James Builders, with Simon James leading the way, continued their fine form with another victory, this time 7-3 at the home of Hackness A. Simon James’ proved his quality with three three-game singles successes. Mike Fenby took the longer route, eking out two of his three wins in tight five-game matches. James Hodgson, Derek Elliott and Gerald Smith each picked up a point for Hackness.

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