Liberators Southside’s relentless march to the Division Three title continued with a 9-1 demolition of Eastfield Fusion. Fusion’s two youngsters, Callum Seastron and Jaik Herrington were both defeated by Steve Miller, John Farrell and Anthony Craven. Richard Lear got Fusion on the scoresheet by beating Craven and narrowly fell to Farrell in the fifth end.
Simon Boddy and John Blaymires both starred for Rogues and Joshers to beat Desperatum 7-3 with three singles win each. Richard Mirfin, Denton Guest and Steven Davies won a match each, but Boddy and Blaymires hammered home Rogues advantage by wrapping up the doubles.
In Glazetech Division Two, Picadore B came close to causing an upset in a 5-5 draw with Trinity. Nigel Chandley proved the player of the match for Picadore, winning all of his singles, including two epic five-game defeats against the higher-ranked Piotr Ozon and John Warburton.
At Eastfield, the Warriors’ Guy Whiting sealed three victories against high-flying Whitby Endeavour. However, those wins and a doubles triumph with Karine Piham were not enough to prevent Whitby’s Philip Hatton, Barry Davies and Jonathan Parkinson coming away with a 6-4 win.
The vastly more experienced Hobnobs B defeated Bingo Mcvitie 9-1. However, the final score failed to reflect the closeness of a number of the matches. Ace defender Trevor Teasdale won all three matches, and although Simmo Simms did likewise he was pushed to the fifth end by youngsters Jack Louth and Frazer Ives. Hobnobs Derek Harris scored two wins, including another five-game contest with Louth and fell to Rod Ives for Bingo’s only point.
Ryedale Sports Club made a worthwhile trip to Whitby, bringing back a 9-1 win over Resolution. It was an evening of one-sided results with every match settled within the minimum three games. Ryedale’s John Gascoyne and Andrew Malley dominated their singles. Andy Paton failed to make it a clean sweep for Ryedale when losing out to Nick Campbell.
Another week, another player of the match award for Simon James, as James Builders shared the points with Hackness B in one of the most enthralling matches of the season. Hackness’ Pete Kirk and Derek Elliott both edged five-end marathons against Julian James and Mike Fenby. After three wins for Simon James and with Steve Atkinson beating Julian James, the Builders’ had to draw on all of their reserves to take the doubles for a share of the points. Kirk and Elliott survived all the way to the final end before Simon James and Maz Chajecki came through to secure a five-all draw.
Scalby Old Boys targeted taking at least a point off Corinthians but were thwarted by a side in top form and with sights firmly set on the title. Mark Marshall, Glenn Hodgson and Dale Symons were dominant throughout and, despite a valiant Old Boys effort, only dropped a single game in a 10-0 win.