Week 20 - Atkinson shines for Hackness

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Rolo gave a rare outing to one of the league’s most promising juniors, Lennart Lukosch. The German lived up to his billing with three comfortable wins in an 8-2 defeat of Hobnobs A that saw Rolo tighten their grip on the title. The even younger Sam Lowe also chalked up three wins. Moke Warburton bore the brunt of the Hobnobs fightback, conceding two rubbers to Noel Seery and Stuart Robinson.

Scalby Old Boys remain just above Hobnobs at the wrong end of the division having battled to two points in a reverse at the hands of high-flying Hackness A. Ashley Hodgson was again in imperious form for Hackness and namesake James joined him on three wins. Scalby’s Alistair Hutchinson and Matty Whilde both beat Gerald Smith in five enthralling ends to take two vital points.

HacknessB team scored a 7-3 win against Nomads. Pete Kirk won three matches for the villagers, with two wins for Peter Lee. Steve Atkinson had his best ever result in division one, recording two wins out of three with five end defeats of Dave Oxley and John Loftus. Gary Connolly and Oxley won a singles match each and gave the scoreline respectability by combining to take the doubles.

James Builders managed to hold Mavericks to a 5-5 draw despite missing Julian James and having to play with two players. Simon James proved his quality for the builders by coming through with three wins, including tough matches against Macaulay Youngson and Ross Dransfield.

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The top two teams in the division pulled off resounding away wins. Whitby Endeavour travelled to Scarborough and left with an 8-2 victory over the youngsters of Bingo Mcvitie. Bingo’s promising Jack Louth took two huge scalps by beating Barry Davies and Graham Cripps. Those were the only points Bingo were able to claim though, and Cripps, Davies and Jonathan Parkinson duly wrapped up the rest of the points.

Whitby Resolution hosted Trinity. Nick Campbell was the only member of an understrength Resolution that was able to trouble Trinity. His victory over Roy Lowe comprised the 1 in a 9-1 reverse. Lowe won his remaining singles and Piotr Ozon and John Warburton were unbeaten for last year’s champions.

Endeavour lead Trinity by a single point going into the final round of fixtures. With two games in hand Ryedale Sports Club are still an outside bet to catch them.

In mid-table it was a night to forget for Picadore B. They lost 7-3 to a Picadore A side that were only able to field two players. The A team’s Nigel Escreet and Richard Lloyd won all of their singles contests and romped to the doubles in three straight games. Despite the result the B squad could yet finish the season in a higher league position.

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