Week 18 - Beast from the east lays waste to fixtures
As the season entered its last few weeks the fixture list was decimated by the wintry weather with only a few matches completed. The one match that went ahead in Scarborough Flooring Division One was an enthralling encounter that saw Nomads beat Scalby Old Boys 6-4. It turned out to be a night to forget for John Loftus who, despite playing on with a sore knee, suffered three narrow five-end defeats. Star player was Nomads’ Gary Connolly who won all of his singles encounters without losing an end and teamed up with Loftus to win the doubles. Matty Whilde continued his good form with two wins for Scalby and Dave Oxley won two for Nomads. 
In Glazetech Division Two Whitby Endeavour had a bye week and Ryedale’s match was called off. This paved the way for Trinity to reach the top of the table for the first time this season following an 8-2 defeat of Bingo Mcvitie. John Warburton and Piotr Ozon secured trebles but both needed five-ends to beat tenacious youngster Frazer Ives. Ives was rewarded for his determination as both he and Jack Louth beat Trinity’s third player, Roy Lowe.
Mid-table teams Eastfield Warriors and Picadore A shared a five-all draw. Guy Whiting was the player of the match. He won three singles - including a close five-ender against Richard Lloyd - and added the doubles with Daniel Lister. An understrength Picadore had to look to Division Three’s top player, Nigel Escreet to make up the numbers. With two wins he didn’t disappoint. Lloyd made up for defeat to Whiting by winning his remaining singles.
The one match that went ahead in Scarborough Flooring Division Three went with form but Liberators Southside were unable to achieve a whitewash in a 9-1 against Liberators Northside. Northside’s Brian Goodliffe was again the thorn in the side of Southside, taking one win by defeating Shaun Wells. Wells managed two wins against more experienced league opponents, taking two close five-end matches against Naomi and Kath Edwards. Nigel Escreet and John Farrell completed the scoring for Southside.
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