Rule steers Ryedale to top-flight success

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Ryedale Sports Club 9

Quattro A 1

An injury to Ryedale’s John Gascoyne gave a rare appearance to James Rule.

The top Ryedale junior wasted no time in leaving his mark with three impressive wins.

His club rival Stephen Temple was also unbeaten and both of them paired up together to win the doubles.

Old stalwart Mick Carter won twice, his first rubber saw him lose a terrific battle to Simon Boddy whose competitive instincts shone through by taking the rubber 10-12, 11-4, 6-11, 11-6, 12-10.

Quattro A 5

Longshots 5

In their catch up game all three Quattro players lost to Mike Wheatley who was in fine form.

The big upset was Jack Boddy’s tenacious win over Keegan Barstow who had to settle for a brace on the night.

Boddy added the Barstow scalp to his growing collection by winning 12-10, 13-11, 9-11, 12-10.

Vic Hollingsworth, Jack and Simon Boddy also had wins over a luckless Pete Simms but it was a crucial doubles win that gave them a share of the points.

Hollingsworth and Jack Boddy had a surprise win over Barstow and Wheatley 6-11.12-10, 11-6, 14-16, 11-7.

Rolo 4 Nomads 6

A bit disappointing for the Rolo youngsters who did not win a set in any of their rubbers.

The Nomad trio of John Loftus, Matthew Flinton and Richard Lloyd all lost to Martin Lowe but did enough for a four-point win.

Longshots 2 Corinthians 8

Corinthians had to fight all the way for maximum points.

Derek Elliott won his three but faced a shock defeat at the hands of Alan Thurling who was two sets to one up and leading 8-3 in the fourth, the next two points saw Elliott win an edge and a net before winning the last two sets 11-9, 11-6.

Team-mates Pete Kirk and Pete Lee won twice.

Lee was involved in a close match with Wheatley, winning the final set 12-10.

Despite Longshots’ strong resistance they could only record single wins for Keegan Barstow and Mike Wheatley.

Pindar A 6

Bridlington Old Boys 4

Despite a weakened side the Pindar duo of Guy Whiting and Guy Hutchinson pulled out all the stops to remain unbeaten and get a four-point win.

Whiting’s rubber with Julian James was the game of the night, the Pindar number one had to come back to win 6-11, 15-13, 10-12, 11-7, 11-6.

Struggling Brid had to be content with two points, thanks to singles from James, Barry Jordan and Richard Lee and a doubles success