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Sunday July 15 2018

All change in division four of the I T Sports Mixed tennis league behind leaders Fulford who beat relegation favourites Poppleton not dropping a set with Pat Herriott and Pauline Craddock top scorers with 27 games, just ahead of Alex Herriott and Su Watson. Tollerton have moved into second place after beating Wetherby Castlegarth with first couple of Josh Hunt and Helen McDonald winning 31 games and dent Castlegarth's promotion hopes. York slip into fourth place and be replaced by opponents David Lloyd who took the points with Nick Sandham and Sharon Davidson matching the 24 games won by team mates John Kaye and Sarah Smelik.

 

No matches were played on World cup wednesday night so Dunnington took the opportunity to close in on the runners-up spot in division one with a competitive match against previous second placed club Wigginton thanks to Brad Swainston and Nicola Mooney winning their final rubber 11-1 to seal the victory. Jamie Perkins and Angela Wood steered Wetherby Castlegarth to another win and stay away from relegation with opponents Rufforth still looking for their first point. Leo Knighton and Laura Rhodes helped Fulford to a much needed win and move away from the threat of relegation with a win against York first team.

 

Just 2 matches were played in division two with York consolidating second place with a win against bottom club Dunnington thanks to Richard Cranidge and Laura Brown winning 30 games. Tristan Gretton and Rachel Huggins were one of the weeks top scorers with 31 games in Sherburn's win against Bubwith with all of the top five still in promotion contention.

 

No change in division three with second placed York beating promotion rivals Appleton Roebuck with first couple Neil Johnson and Margaret Whitehead winning 29 games. Wilberfoss are still in hunt for the silverware after beating Poppleton in a well matched game with Tim Hunt and Chris Oldfield ensuring the points with 23 games.

 

The battle in division five seems to be for runners-up spot after leaders David Lloyd took another 2 points against Cawood and open up a 6 point gap between themselves and second placed Rufforth who displaced their opposition Stillington thanks to unbeaten Andy Ivel and Emma Whiting. Wilberfoss are in third place with a win at Dunnington, unbeaten Adrian Shakeshaft and Dinah Burke winning 23 games.

 

Dominic Wright and Helen Brown added another 33 games towards Wigginton's winning score against Poppleton and keep their 4 point cushion at the top of division six with good backup from Adam Houghton and Jill King. Damian Galloway and Tanya Ward helped Sutton upon Derwent to another win and keep second place after their win against New Earswick. Fulford are just behind in third place with a games difference of just 3 after their win at Appleton Roebuck with Pip Cook and Liz Paxman matching the 24 games won by team mates Dave Stewart and Pam Campbell. Bishopthorpe move ahead of opponents Heworth by just 2 games with a team win despite not being able to beat Heworth's Andy Cutill and Louise Haritakis.

 

Wigginton dreams of the division eight title came even closer after beating main rivals David Lloyd with Matt Waudby and Kerry Rafton unbeaten. Wilberfoss are still in the hunt should the top two slip up after their win at Wheldrake led by Ben Alport and Liz Walker who just outscored Neil and Georgia Pratt.

 

Joint top scorers of the week Mark Cook and Carolyn Taylor added 33 games to the total as Fulford beat Dunnington in division nine and stay in second place. Bishopthorpe proved too strong for Poppleton and retain third place but with both the top two teams to play the promotion battle is in their own hands. Tim Crawshaw and Kim Lees won 28 games just one more game than Paul and Katie Lewis.

 

York dented the promotion hopes of closest rivals Wilberfoss in division ten with a big win headed by captain Jean Jaram and Robin Karfoot who just outscored Peter Jamieson and Caroline Mitchell.

 

Sunday July 8 2018

Sutton on Derwent have one hand on the division seven trophy after seeing off one of there main challengers Cliffe in a good all round team performance led by Billy Bartram and Sally Simpson although none of Derwents pairs could beat Cliffe's Dave Hall and Mary Pepper. Copmanthorpe slip down one place despite Rob Abbott and Jane Harding top scoring in their win against promotion rivals Bubwith as last week they lost to Rufforth who take over second place on games difference on yet another close match between the top 5 teams. Bubwith bounced back to another 2 points with Liam Moore and Julia Barber winning their final rubber 11-1 against Riccall and retain 4th place again on games difference.

 

David Lloyd lost their first match in division two going down to a strong Sherburn side led by Tristan Gretton and Rachel Huggins who won 29 games and keep them in the promotion hunt. York replace opponents Sutton upon Derwent to go second after a last gasp win inspired by unbeaten Adam De Vries and Emma Waters. Fulford have joined the promotion race as they had a team win against Bubwith despite being unable to beat Bubwith's Mark Harris and Jill Rounce. Captain Helen Gray with partner Jack Kearney won 25 games to ensure Heworth another win to make the  relegation a three team battle.

 

Ben Storey and Anna Bradshaw put in another fine performance to keep Wigginton top of division three after the visit of Bishopthorpe. York are there closest rivals despite going down in a well matched encounter at Poppleton with the 10-2 win from Ben Crick and Rosie Cantrell sealing 2 more points and leave relegation wide open. Appleton Roebuck dented Wilberfoss's chance of moving into the automatic promotion spot with a narrow 8 game win, with game difference possibly deciding promotion.

 

York are the new leaders of division four after there win against title rivals Fulford with Bradley Austin and Laura Baillie remaining unbeaten. Tollerton move up one place into third replacing opponents David Lloyd thanks to the unbeaten Josh Hunt and Helen McDonald winning all three rubbers. Unbeaten Graeme Butcher and Laura Simpson helped Copmanthorpe to another win against Poppleton and move away from relegation.

 

Tony and Fiona added another 27 games and keep David Lloyd on track for the division five title with a win against Alne. Stillington had a six game win against Wilberfoss, who slip into 4th place, led by Tim Madgwick and Jennifer Jones despite strong resistance put in by unbeaten opponents James Hunt and Jess Cawood. Third place is now in the hands of Rufforth who beat visitors Dunnington and stay on course for promotion led by unbeaten David Laws and Sarah Skidmore.

Dom Wright and Helen Brown won an impressive 30 games for Wigginton in division six and beat second placed Fulford. Sutton upon Derwent took advantage of Fulford's loss and move into second place winning by just 8 games against Bishopthorpe. Simon Watson and Sarah Mawby won 26 games for Bish. Heworth stay in touch for promotion with a big win at Poppleton led by top scorers Andy Cutill and Louise Haritakis. Appleton Roebuck won by just 2 games against New Earswick and stay just above automatic relegation.

 

Wigginton are also top of division eight after there latest win at Wheldrake, Jonathon Alexander and Yvonne Petruso winning 32 games. David Lloyd are just 2 points behind after Simon Bradley and Joy Craig led the way with 26 games to dent Appleton Roebuck's promotion hopes after Jack Hoare had partnered Craig the previous week(28 games) to another win against Wilberfoss. Two great wins from Wistow have lifted them well away from relegation with new pairing Henry Hackwell and Sarah Huggins winning 33 games against Wheldrake and 28 at Bishopthorpe. James and Aileen Hunt won 31 games for Wilberfoss to ease their relegation woes.

 

Fulford edge closer to promotion in division nine led by Mark Cook and Carolyn Taylor with 30 games against Poppleton after closest rivals Rufforth could only draw at Appleton Roebuck.

 

New Earswick are still top of division ten with Nicky John and Brian Hudson combining  well to take the points at promotion rivals York. Wilberfoss took advantage of York's loss and move into second spot with Ben Allport and Gill Husband winning 29 games just one more than Adam and Andrea Webster. Alan Reynolds and Jacquie Crowley won all three rubbers for Bishopthorpe but still ended up on the loosing side in their match against York who still have promotion aspirations.

 

Sunday July 1 2018

Any team can still win promotion in the I T Sports Mixed Tennis League. Poppleton are one win closer to the division one title after beating close rivals York. Jack Hannah and Claire Morrell were again unbeaten providing great back up to Poppleton's top scoring pair of the week,Nick and Rebecca Turnbull. Brad Swainston and Rebecca Hill won two rubbers 12-0 for Dunnington as they beat Wetherby Castlegarth and move into second place after Wigginton dropped into fourth place after loosing to York seconds by just 6 games.

 

Adam Harvey and Elaine Hilton ensured David Lloyd stay at the top of division two with a big win at Bubwith. The second promotion place seems to be between Sutton upon Derwent who beat Heworth for whom new partnership Al Spall and Jen Dring had an impressive outing. Unbeaten Richard Cranidge and Emma Waters for York are third on games difference after there win against Fulford.

 

No change at the top of division three after leaders Wigginton beat second placed York thanks to top scorers Ben Storey and Anna Bradshaw finished with a 10-2. Kieran and Gerry Screeton were Wilberfoss's top scorers as they continue to challenge for promotion with a win against Riccall. Nils Morozs and Sandra Pauw won 29 games in Rowntree Park's win against relegation threatened Poppleton.

 

Fulford are still top of division four, just,with a 4 game win against second placed David Lloyd after David Lloyd's previous heavy win against Poppleton who were unable to stop Lloyd's John Wroots and Sarah Smelik. Yet another 4 game win by York this time saw them move into the second spot after beating Tollerton although they were unable to beat Tollerton's Josh Hunt and Ed Hope. 31 games for David Tomlinson and Jane Pemberton ensured Cliffe of another win and stay ahead of opposition Poppleton.

 

Divison Five leaders David Lloyd had another big win this time at Rowntree Park and stay ahead of closest rivals who are now Wilberfoss who were another team to win by just 4 games at Cawood after Stillington lost to Dunnington. Gareth Wigdahl and Rachel Booth winning an unbeaten 27 games. Tim Plowman and Suzi Scott Rix were Alne's match winners and ease their relegation fears by being yet another team to win by just 4 games but dent Rufforth's promotion push.

 

Wigginton lost their first match of the season going down to promotion rivals Sutton upon Derwent led by the unbeaten Adam Smith and Kate Scutt but stay top after Dom Wright and Helen Brown won 31 games to ensure another 2 points  after their match against New Earswick. Bishopthorpe eased out of the relegation area with a close win  against neighbours Appleton Roebuck. Sutton upon Derwent stay third just behind Fulford who beat Heworth, with a win against Poppleton despite being unable to beat Edwin Knighton and Fiona Smith.

 

Sutton upon Derwent have opened up a 4 point gap at the top of division seven after a big win against Dunnington, top scorers Nick Hobson and Sally Simpson with 32 games. Copmanthorpe stay second despite losing to Riccall by just 4 games after Rufforth's Charlie Dixon and Carole Withers helped their team to 2 more points at Stillington. Dave Hall and Mary Pepper won 26 games for Cliffe to keep them in the promotion hunt with a win against Bubwith.

 

Jonathan Alexander and Yvonne Petruso were Wigginton's top scorers and keep their 4 point gap at the top of division eight with a win at Appleton Roebuck and again in their win at Bishopthorpe. Appleton Roebuck stay in touch with another win this time against Tollerton inspired by Steve Arnold and Amber Hickman.

 

30 games from Martyn Turnbull and Fran Critchley helped David Lloyd to keep their perfect record and stay top of division nine after beating Fulford. Rufforth also keep their promotion hopes alive with a win against Poppleton led by Charlie and Vicky Wrigley.

 

Wilberfoss are now in the second promotion place in division ten with two wins firstly against Bishopthorpe thanks to Simon Willis and Andrea Webster  and then Sutton upon Derwent fourths this Webster teaming up with Adam Webster to win 29 games.

Sunday June 24 2018

The division two title in the I T Sports mixed tennis league looks to be heading towards David Lloyd for them to have their first taste of  top tennis in York as they reach half way unbeaten led by Adam Harvey and Elaine Hilton with 25 games and dent opposition York's hopes despite Jamie Winspear and Laura Brown winning 28 games as they beat Heworth in their previous match. Sutton upon Derwent are also looking for top flight tennis for the first time as they move into second place after their win at Sherburn, Chris Hobson and Cordie Cavell winning 26 games. Unbeaten Doug Smith and Jill Rounce won 27 games in their win against Dunnington  and away from relegation.

 

Just 2 points separate the top 4 teams in division one with Poppleton still top, inspired by unbeaten captain Belinda Turnbull and partner Nikki Rohlfing in their win at Fulford. Games difference covers the next 3 teams with Wigginton moving back into second place after their win win against Rufforth with one of the weeks highest scoring pair of Ben Walker and Eleanor Bradshaw winning 33 games.  Dunnington take over third place with a win at York firsts not loosing a set with top scorers being Dan Hall and Emma Loten.

 

The division three title already looks to be between leaders Wigginton and York with games difference separating the two sides. Andy Withers and Sarah Blacker with 26 games ensured Wigginton stay top just ahead of York who had Neil Johnson and Margaret Whitehead on top form winning 26 games to beat Bishopthorpe by just 2 games. George Lintott and Steff Jackson top scored for Riccall as they won their first match against Poppleton.

 

28 games from Cliffe's Joel Hancox and Jane Pemberton were not enough as they slumped to another loss against division four leaders Fulford. Tollerton have moved into second place with a win at Copmanthorpe with first pair Josh Hunt and Helen McDonald putting in another match winning score of 26.

 

David Lloyd have taken a firm grip on division five as they beat closest title rivals Stillington in an even match, Tony and Fiona White unbeaten. Stillington cling onto second spot with a draw against Alne for whom the point moves them away from relegation. Rowntree Park made it a double winning night as both teams played Wilberfoss and took all 4 points. Kevin Davison and Sandra Robinson won an impressive 29 games at Wilberfoss to ease relegation woes.

 

No change in division six behind unbeaten leaders Wigginton as second placed Fulford took the points against Bishopthorpe with Dave Stewart and Pam Campbell matching the 26 games won by Max Knighton and Susan Watson. 32 games from  Andy Cutill and Louise Haritakis ensured Heworth stay in third place after the visit of Appleton Roebuck. Just 2 points cover the bottom 5 teams as Poppleton's Edwin Knighton and Sue Jones finished with a 10-2 to grab the win at New Earswick.

 

Wigginton also lead division eight, but are one of three teams on the same points as David Lloyd take over second place led by Malcolm and Michele Cossey who equalled the 27 games won by Phil Rigby and Christine Twigge and leave opponents Tollerton with relegation woes. Bishopthorpe stay in third place as Wheldrake won their first match of the season. John Huffington and Georgia Pratt top scored for Wilberfoss as they moved above opponents Wistow.

 

David Lloyd look to have taken one step closer to automatic promotion in division nine as the weeks highest scoring pair of Martin Turnbull and Fran Critchley who won 34 games against Dunnington. Bishopthorpe have taken over third spot after there win against Rufforth with unbeaten David Moore and Carmen Mackie winning 26 games.

 

The top two teams in division ten both won by the same score as leaders New Earswick remain unbeaten, Richard Scott and Emily Broadbent matching the 27 games of Keith Pearson and Jean White, against Sutton upon Derwent fourth team. John Jaram and Georgina Edwards won 25 games for York as they stay in  second place against Sutton's fifth team.

 

Sunday June 17 2018

As the I T Sports Mixed Tennis reaches half way point only 4 teams are unbeaten. Wigginton have opened up a 4 point gap at the top of division six in beating visitors Appleton Roebuck in one of the many matches won by just 4 games this week. Dom Wright and Julie Noonan won their middle rubber 10-2 to seal the win. Fulford are now in second spot as there Max Knighton and Su Watson proved too good against New Earswick. Sutton on Derwent slipped into third place after they also lost 56-52 to Heworth as Andy Cutill and Louise Haritakis won an unbeaten 27 games and move their side out of the relegation area. Tom Harpin and Clare Plunkett won 23 games to help Poppleton to their first win and dent opponents Bishopthorpe's promotion aspirations.

 

Poppleton are still top of division one but on games difference only after loosing there first match to Wetherby Castlegarth who were boosted by the availability of David and Sophie Woon. York are on the same number of points after a close win against Wigginton and move above them thanks to Matt Everatt and Lou Lister's second round 11-1 win. Dunnington are fourth on a games difference after Brad Swainston and Karen Mitchell won 30 games at Fulford to win by just 4 games.

 

David Lloyd have opened up a gap at the top of division two with another big win against Dunnington led by the weeks to scorers Matt Collins and Zeynen Aylan with 33 games. Sutton on Derwent moved into third place led by George Hobson and Lucy Hodsdon with 24 games against a strong Bubwith side. Adam Magson and Jill McCreedy helped Fulford to a win at Sherburn and out of the bottom two places.

 

No change in division three as the top four beat the bottom four and see it start to split into two. Andy Withers and Lorraine Waudby won one more game than team mates Ben Storey and Sarah Blacker(28) to keep Wigginton in top spot after playing Poppleton. York are just behind on games difference after they beat Rowntree Park with the new partnership of Neil Giltrap and Anne Jackson being unbeaten and the match winning 12-0 rubber being won by Neil Johnson and Siobhan Gilfillan. Appleton Roebuck kept up their promotion challenge with a win against Riccall, Dave Luscombe and Pauline Belt winning 25 games.

 

New leaders in division five as David Lloyd squeeze by Wilberfoss in a well matched encounter with Lloyd's David Morritt and Liz Taylor the only unbeaten pair.  Dunnington eased their relegation woes with a win against Cawood led by the unbeaten  Gareth Wigdahl and Rachel Booth.

 

Copmanthorpe lost their perfect playing record in division seven to joint leaders Sutton on Derwent in a very even match as Sutton's Jon Los and Goldie Crosby won 11-1 in an otherwise close event. All Cliffe's pairs won 21 games to move them away from relegation but set back Rufforth's promotion dreams. Riccall's win over opponents Dunnington lifts them out of the bottom two thanks to top scorers Scott Anderson and Kate Newall.

 

Andy Galloway and Kerry Rafton's final round 11-1 win saw Wigginton win at Wilberfoss in yet another close fixture and stay top of division eight again another team on games difference. Bishopthorpe keep up the pressure and win again this time Tim Mandle and Julia Sykes leading the way with 30 games beating Tollerton. Appleton Roebuck jump up to fourth place with another 4 game win at Wheldrake cemented by veteran couple John Giles and Amber Hickman's first round 10-2 win.

 

Appleton were involved in another 56-52 scoreline but this time going down to division nine leaders David Lloyd and stay ahead of Fulford who stay in second place with a win at Bishopthorpe. Paul Ruff and Carolyn Taylor winning an impressive 30 games. Dunnington won their first match and move out of the automatic relegation places thanks to the unbeaten Rhys Harrison and Rosie Todd who won 27 games at Poppleton.

 

Joint top scorers of the week were Richard Scott and Emily Broadbent who won 33 games for unbeaten leaders New Earwsick against fellow new team Sutton fifths. Sutton on Derwent fourths had a good win against Bishopthorpe, Graham Stephenson and Claire Kettle winning 29 games including a draw against veteran Alan Reynolds making his seasonal debut alongside partner Helen Ruxton. 

 

Sunday June 10 2018

All change in division seven of the I T Sports mixed tennis league as unbeaten Copmanthorpe take over top spot. Wins against Riccall and then a very close encounter against Stillington winning by just 10 games. Stillingtons Tim and Sophie Adams were unbeaten but Graham Garbett and Claire Fuller started with two 9-3 wins and in the final round Rob Abbott and Lynda Withers win sealed the win and top spot. Sutton upon Derwent are now second with three good wins starting with Nick  Hobson and Goldie Crosby hitting 31 games passed Cliffe but found the going a lot tougher against Riccall winning by just 2 games mainly thanks to Hobson and this time partnered by Sally Simpson ending with a 8-4 win. The Hobson/Simpson combination were again top scorers as they had  a more comfortable win and displace their opponents Bubwith out of second place.

 

No change in division one as the top two met and the rubber of the week resulted in Poppleton's Nick & Rebecca Turnbull just getting the edge over Wigginton's Ben Walker and Eleanor Bradshaw and seal the victory. York close in on games difference to Wigginton with a win against their second team for whom Pete Goodall and Kathryn Place ended with a good 8-4 win. Fulford eased their relegation woes with a narrow win against Wetherby Castlegarth led by Govind Baker and Ruth Painter.

 

No change at the top of division two with David Lloyd recording another two wins, firstly against Sutton upon Derwent with Dave Thompson and Stella Penku winning 30 games and followed this with David James and Zeynep Aslan topping the scoring with 29 games as they saw off the challenge of Fulford. York swap places with opposition Sherburn into second place with a solid win led by the unbeaten Richard Cranidge and Emma Waters and a timely 10-2 final round win by Andy Graham and Laura Brown.

 

All change in division three with the exception of leaders Wigginton who added another win against Riccall led by Ben Storey and Anna Bradshaw. York are on the same points and move up to second spot dislodging opponents Wilberfoss and just 10 games behind the leaders. Neil Johnson and Beth Barker top scorers for York ending with a 12-0. Appleton Roebuck missed out on the opportunity to go third after their second draw of the season against Poppleton. Top scorers Mick Miller and Ellie Page ensured Bishopthorpe moved out of the relegation places with a good win at Rowntree Park.

 

Fulford's Pat Herriott and Pauline Craddock won 28 games as they beat Copmanthorpe and grab top spot of division four after previous leaders Wetherby Castlegarth went down to David Lloyd for whom top scorers Nick Pears and Louise Dwyer finished with a 10-2 to take the win. Tollerton stay in promotion contention with a hard fought win at York led by the unbeaten Josh Hunt and Helen McDonald and following it up with a win at Poppleton thanks to the unbeaten Callum Gration and Pippa Bailey.

 

Only games difference decides the top 3 places in division five which is led by David Lloyd after their Tony and Fiona White  won 26 games as they beat Rufforth and move into fourth place. They are replaced by Wilberfoss who led by unbeaten Dan Jacques and Dinah Burke edged passed Alne by just 4 games. A high scoring final round saw Stillington take the points and move into third place. Gareth Wigdahl and Sara Grinnell won 25 games and help Dunnington to their first win.

 

Wigginton still top division eight with Connor Firth and Sandra Burley leading the scoring with 30 games as they beat Tollerton. Bishopthorpe are still second only by games difference as they eased passed Wilberfoss with Gary Cashmore and Julia Sykes winning all 3 rubbers 8-4. High scoring Phil Rigby and Chris Twigge won 33 games for David Lloyd as they keep their promotion aspirations alive with a win against Wheldrake.

 

David Lloyd are one of just 6 teams unbeaten in division nine after they beat Poppleton and the 33 games from Lee Brayford and Katy Fowler still did not give them top scorers of the week. Fulford are now second as John Clare and Pam Mason won 26 games in there win against Rufforth and Bill Clarke and Carolyn Taylor went one better with 27 in the win at Dunnington.

 

Top scorers of the week were New Earswick's Keith Pearson and Theresa Roberts with 34 games as they retain top spot in division ten, after winning at Bishopthorpe and following it up with another big win against Wilberfoss this time Richard Scott and Emily Broadbent taking the honours .

 

Sunday June 3 2018

Wigginton are the inform club in the I T Sports Mixed Tennis League with 3 teams topping their respective divisions and first team still unbeaten in Division one. The clash of the top two is due this week after Wigginton's new pairing of Oli Hicks and Denise Crane were again undefeated as their side won at Fulford and the weeks highest scorers Nick and Rebecca Turnbull lost just one game as they beat Rufforth. York stay third after there win at Wetherby Castlegarth thanks to Matt Everatt and Lou Lister winning their second rubber 11-1 in an otherwise well matched game.

 

York have dropped to third in division two after loosing their first match to a determined Bubwith side looking for their first points led by Doug Smith and Jill Rounce. Sherburn are second on games difference with a big win against Heworth with Stephen Duree and Alison Wortley winning 31 games just behind Tristan Gretton and Rachel Huggins(34).

 

The top two met in division three as Wilberfoss lost their perfect record and be replaced at the top by Wigginton who had Phil Langley and Sue Espiner just outscoring Ben Storey and Anna Bradshaw. Neil Johnson and Siobhan Gilfillan opened with a match winning 10-2 to keep York in the promotion hunt in third place on a games difference of just 6 behind the top two after the visit of Riccall.  Bishopthorpe moved out of the relegation places with their first win against Poppleton led by James Parker and Emma Cashmore.

 

Wetherby Castlegarth move to the top of division four on games difference after a big win at Poppleton and replace Fulford who themselves had a good win at Tollerton, Nigel Skelton and Sue Watson proving unbeatable.

 

All change in division five with games difference separating the top four teams. Unbeaten Ed Stephenson and Lisa Garland helped their side David Lloyd to top spot as they beat Dunnington. Andy Ivel and Judith Evans were Rufforth's match winners as they move into second place ater their win against the previously unbeaten Wilberfoss. Stillington are fourth as Peter Jones and Liz Burdett sealed the win finishing with a 12-0 at Rowntree Park.

 

Wigginton top division six thanks to a high scoring first round with Adam Houghton and Jill King winning 10-2 against Heworth and retain their clean record. Bishopthorpe lost their perfect record by just 2 games after their visit to New Earswick as they were unable to beat Anthony Georgiou and Lisa Debenham. Appleton Roebuck head the 4 teams just below the top two on a games difference of just 1 with an experienced side easing passed Poppleton who are still looking for their first points.

 

Bubwith are still top of division seven but only just after beating visitors Rufforth by just 4 games and Rufforth's Dan Russell and Phillipa Page unbeaten. Mark Dadvar and Clare Fuller were top scorers for second placed unbeaten Copmanthorpe and compound the woes for opponents Dunnington who drop into the relegation zone.

 

Just 2 points cover the top 7 teams as Wigginton took advantage of previous leaders Bishopthorpe's first loss to top division eight with a win against Wistow as top scorers Andy Galloway and Yvonne Petruso included a 12-0 win. David Lloyd moved out of the bottom two beating previously unbeaten Bishopthorpe inspired by top scorers Phil Rigby and Chris Twigge. Josh Hunt and Dot Hornby were one of the weeks top scorers with 33 games for Tollerton as they beat Wheldrake and move upto fourth place.

 

Lee Brayford and Katy Fowler were David Lloyds match winners as they edged passed hosts Bishopthorpe finishing with a much needed 12-0 and retain top spot in division nine.

 

Sunday May 27 2018

Wilberfoss are the new leaders of division three in the I T Sports Mixed Tennis League after there win at Poppleton led by Chris Oldfield and Tim Hunt just outscoring team mates Gerry Screeton and Dan Jacques. Sue Espiner and James Langley led Wigginton to another win well supported by the unbeaten Lorraine Waudby and Andy Withers and move into second place. Appleton Roebuck ended York's perfect record with first couple Pauline Belt and Dave Luscombe just outscoring team mates Kate Butterfield and Paul Dadvar.

 

No change at the top of division one with Poppleton seeing off the challenge of York seconds and Eleanor Bradshaw and Ben Walker ensuring their 27 games for Wigginton keep them in second place. Newly promoted Wetherby Castlegarth gained their first win against fellow promotees Rufforth in a well matched encounter but captain Angela Wood and partner Tom Warburton finished with a 10-2 to seal the win.

 

David Lloyd stay top of division two with a crushing win against neighbours Heworth and York stay second after their win at Dunnington with unbeaten Caroline White and Richard Cranidge winning 26 games just ahead of Denise Wilson and Jez Catchpole. Sherburn move into third place with a close match at Bubwith winning by just 4 games thanks to the unbeaten Rachel Huggins and Tristan Gretton.

 

Division Four could be the closest all season as already no team is unbeaten. Tollerton ended Wetherby Castlegarth's run as the hosts could find no way passed Helen McDonald and Josh Hunt. Fulford have taken over top spot with Pauline Craddock and Pat Herriott leading the way winning just one more game than Wendy Cook and Alex Herriott in beating Poppleton.

 

Wilberfoss also lead division five after their win against Dunnington inspired by unbeaten Jess Cawood and Adrian Shakeshaft and remain the only team with a 100% record. Rufforth slip into third place after losing by just 2 games at Stillington just behind David Lloyd who got back to winning ways after the visit of Cawood with Lisa Garland and Alex Brandon top scoring.

 

No change at the top of division six with leaders Wigginton seeing off the challenge of Poppleton with father Stuart making it a winning week for the Langley men along with partner Sandra Burley. Bishopthorpe stay second after the visit of Heworth in a competitive encounter led by Sarah Mawby and Sam Watson and supported by Elizabeth Opie and Alan Wilkinson.

 

Anna Airaksinen and Liam Moore were Bubwith's match winners with 30 games as they won at Dunnington and stay top of division seven. Copmanthorpe maintained their unblemished record with a winning visit to Cliffe led by unbeaten Lynda Withers and Rob Abbott just outscoring Jackie Heseltine and Ben McLeod.

 

Julia Sykes and Tim Mandle were the pick of Bishopthorpe's pairings as they ensured another 2 points against Appleton Roebuck and remain the only unbeaten side in division eight. Wistow had a good win against Tollerton with Sarah Huggins and Nick Clemishaw highest winners just ahead of Janet Falkingham and Dave Hearn. Jennifer Hunt and Dan Jacques were the weeks top scorers winning 35 games as their team Wilberfoss's win against Wheldrake and stay in second place.

 

York returned to winning ways in division ten against Wilberfoss with their match winners being Jean Jaram and Robin Karfoot who included an 11-1 win. Bishopthorpe secured their first win against new team Sutton upon Derwent fifths not dropping a rubber and Kathryn Wright and Roger Mackle winning 30 games.

 

Sunday May 20 2018

York take the top spot in division three of the I T Sports Mixed Tennis League by just one game with a win inspired by top scorers Neil Johnson and Wendy Wong with 31 games against Poppleton. Just one game behind on games difference are Wilberfoss who beat visitors Appleton Roebuck led by Kieron and Gerry Screeton who won an impressive 29 games. Wigginton won their first match at Bishopthorpe with new pairing of Phil Langley and the third and youngest Bradshaw sister Anna, winning all three rubbers 9-3.

 

Could this be the closest season on record with eight of the ten divisions already only having two teams unbeaten. Poppleton still top division one with a very close win against Dunnington, Robbie Greenall and Claire Morrell opening with a 10-2 to edge the win. Wigginton started their winning ways with eldest Bradshaw sister Eleanor partnering Ben Walker to win 30 games and ensure the win by two games at Wetherby Castlegarth. Matt Everatt and Jill Le Pla won 29 games for York firsts to record their first win.

 

David Lloyd top division two opening with a win against Bubwith secured by the unbeaten David Jones and Frances Mutter, then Andy Holmes and Stela Penku remaining unbeaten to take the win against a strong Sherburn side. The previous week Sherburn crushed Dunnington in their opener led by Tristan Gretton and Rachel Huggins who dropped just 2 games, supported by Phil Bremner and Helen Haywood who won 33 games. Govind Baker and Jo Middleton were another high scoring pair winning 30 games for Fulford as they beat Bubwith.

 

Despite the best efforts of Tollerton's unbeatable Josh Hunt and Helen McDonald David Lloyd's team grabbed the points in division four to be leaders by just a games difference of 3. Another team performance sees Wetherby Castlegarth move into second place as the only other team with a clean sheet after they met Cliffe, coming up against unbeaten Joel Hancox and Jane Pemberton. Johnny Kay and Amanda Robson ensured that Copmanthorpe started with a win, remaining unbeaten all night.

 

Andy Ivel and Sarah Skidmore were one of the weeks highest scorers with 32 games for Rufforth as they top division five just ahead of Wilberfoss. John Latham and Caz Makender helped Wilberfoss to another win after visiting Stillington in an otherwise competitive match.

 

Dunnington lead division seven with the high scoring duo of Dave Scott and Claudine Shaw winning 31 games as they beat Stillington. Copmanthorpe are in second place after they  beat visitors Rufforth lead by Rob Abbott and Lynn Kent who won all three rubbers.

Only Bishopthorpe are undefeated in division eight with a 11-1 opening win by top scorers Tim Mandle and Julia Sykes, to see off Wistow in an otherwise close match. Tollerton bounced back to open their account with a win against Wilberfoss, who could find no way passed Mike Burbridge and Jennifer Hunt who won 32 games. The new pairing of Paul Dadvar and Pauline Belt who won 31 games ensured their team the first points beating David Lloyd.

 

Top scorers of the week were Graham Cook and Carolyn Taylor who won 35 games for Fulford against Poppleton and move into second place in Division nine. Rufforth top the table led by Charlie and Vicky Wrigley who amassed 28 games in their win against Appleton Roebuck, well supported by Nick Edmond and Lesley Sinton in her winning return to the courts after a lengthy absence.

 

The third member of the Screeton family Mark, partnered by  Sarah Colmer helped Wilberfoss to another win and go top of division ten just outscoring Dave Pashby and Karen Pratt. Two of the new teams met with New Earswick enjoying a big win against visitors York led by top scorers Keith Pearson and Theresa Hardy. 

Sunday May 13 2018

The opening week of the I T Sports Mixed Tennis League saw 3 of  Appleton  Roebuck and Bishopthorpe's team meet all ending with 55-53 scorelines. A final round win by Appleton's unbeaten Dave Luscombe and Pauline Belt edged the win to Appleton. The previous evening Bishopthorpe had won both matches. In division 6 Alan Wilkinson and Elizabeth Opie won 9-3 for Bishopthorpe to seal the victory and in division 9 Richard Barwick and Julia Campbell also won their second rubber 9-3 for Bishopthorpe to take home the points.

 

Division One champions started the defence of their title with a win against York which saw last years top scorers Nick and Rebecca Turnbull, win 33 games. Paul Birch and Charlotte Mitchell ended with a 10-2 win at Wetherby Castlegarth and help Dunnington grab the win by just 2 games. A new look line-up for Wigginton saw them open up their campaign with a comfortable win against York seconds led by unbeaten Oli Hicks and Denise Crane.

 

Newly promoted Sutton on Derwent swept aside Heworth in division two led by Chris Hobson and Cordie Cavill matched by Matt Ward and Vicky Bland both scoring 29 games.

 

Sue Peach and Barney Baker helped Poppleton to the points in their division three match against Rowntree Park despite Park's Ed Martin and Sandra Pauw finishing with a 11-1 win. The same scoreline 57-51, saw York's Neil Johnson and Jill Le Pla edge their side to the points against a strong Wigginton team. Wilberfoss's Tim Hunt and Chris Oldfield top scored in their match at Riccall, winning 27 games.

 

Biggest winners of the week were David Lloyd as they overwhelmed Rowntree Park in division five, Tony and Fiona White loosing just 2 games. Mother and son combination of Christine and James Edmond won 28 games for Rufforth as they defeated visitors Alne. Tim Madgwick and Sophie Adams helped Stillington to their first win in division five with 26 games against a useful Dunnington team. Another new pairing John Latham and Carol Mackinder won an impressive 28 games for Wilberfoss in their win against Cawood.

 

Another new pairing of Phil Sinton with Phillipa Page won 31 games for Rufforth in division seven and prove too strong for opponents Stillington. A final round win of 12-0 for Liam Moore and Julia Barber turned the otherwise close match in the favour of the home team team Bubwith against Cliffe.

 

Josh Hunt and Ed Hope were one of the weeks top scoring pairs as they won 32 games for Tollerton in their win against Appleton Roebuck in division eight.

 

Another newly promoted team, Rufforth, started off with a win in division nine with Jack Benson and Vicky Wrigley winning 26 games against Poppleton.  Dag Nygaard won all 3 rubbers in his first match of the league with partner Fran Critchley for David Lloyd in a well matched opener against Fulford.

 

Despite winning their final rubber 10-2 Simon Ewbank and Claire Kettle found themselves on the losing side as Sutton on Derwent went down by just 4 games to visitors Wilberfoss. The other division ten match saw new team York, with debutante Robin Karfoot paired with experienced Jean Jaram win 31 games as all 3 pairs proved too strong for Bishopthorpe.