Scarborough A take honours in derby

The Hackness line-up
The Hackness line-up

There was derby action in the new Winter Indoor Doubles Leage as Scarborough A took on Scarborough B in Division One.

This was always going to be a tough ask of the B team but they stuck to their guns and took one rubber although lost the match overall by three rubbers to one.

Club Coach Jim Mellor, playing with the hard-hitting Dave Thompson, remained undefeated for the A team although Bryan Edwards and Jon Conyers lost out to Jim Coppack and Jake Rawlinson of the B team.

The other players for Scarborough B were the young pair ofJosh Robinson and Marcus Brown who performed to the best of their abilities butwere undone by the greater experience and consistency of their A team opponents.

In the Division Two match Scarborough E played Rudston 2.

This was a marathon affair and did not finish within the appointed 1 ½ hour slot althoughRudston had done enough to claim victory.

For Scarborough Graham Holt partnered Tom Hunt, another good up and coming youngster, and just lost out on a tie break to Rudston’s Peter Crossley and Mike Sellers.

They had to finish on four games each in their second match against Ian Reed and Jane Crossley.

Mark White, playing with the fourth local junior playing on the night Chris Hartley, had two good matches but failed to register on the scoresheet.

In the late matches newcomers Scalby, who were unbeaten so far, came up against a powerful Scarborough D team who took the match four rubbers to zero in Division Two.

Will Reay who could only play in the late fixture partnered his father John and they won their two rubbers quite comfortably.

Similarly Jake Rawlinson playing his second match of the evening and his partner Steve Brindle came through theirmatches with little trouble.

Scalby had out Steve McNamara with Richard Stacey andKevin Wood partnered Matt Thundercliffe.

There is plenty of fight in this Scalby team who are likely to be challenging at the top of the division but on the night theycame up against a team who would not disgrace Division One.

The final match of the evening saw the other new boys Hackness take on established team Bridlington in Division One.

This was probably the pick of the evening and again the players couldn’t finish.

The last match between Adam Tildsley and partner Ekaitz Unanue for Hackness and Peter Nurse and Dave Revell for Bridlington had to be stopped at seven games each as the staff at the centre had to go home.

The other two pairs were Anthony Purvis playing with Howard Robinson for Brid and Henry Tucker and Martin Glassette for Hackness.

Although Bridlington took the match having won the previous three rubbers Hackness must take a lot of credit for such afine contest.