Whilde gets off to an ideal start

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Well done to Corinthians’ stand-in Matthew Whilde.

The Scalby junior was a late replacement for the unavailable Peter Lee, and he did not let his side down by recording three outstanding wins against experienced opposition.

His match with Matthew Flinton saw him hold his nerve to take the fifth set 13-11.

As usual there was solid performances from Pete Kirk and Derek Elliott to put the stamp on a whitewash result that puts Nomads deep in relegation territory.

Scarborough A 7

Bridlington Old Boys 3

Battling Old Boys stole a point against the league leaders.

Barry Jordan, Julian James and Richard Lee all had wins over Neil Raine.

The latter lost to Lee 10-12 in the fifth and was unlucky to lose to the in form Jordan, in another topsy-turvy five setter.

All three had no joy against Mark Marshall and Dale Symons, who are on top form.

Marshall did not drop a set all night and is having a terrific season.

Symons’ consistency was enough to see him win comfortably.

The formidable pair also won the doubles in straight sets.

Longshots 3 Ryedale Sports Club 7

Ryedale’s top juniors made sure of a five point win.

James Rule and Stephen Temple won all their rubbers and the doubles together. Rule was nearly another victim to the revitalised veteran Allan Thurling.

In a real classic encounter, Thurling just missed out on a shock win 11-13, 11-7, 11-13, 11-9, 13-15. Mike Wheatley, Pete Simms and Thurling all won singles to get a much deserved point.

Pindar A 5 Quattro A 5

Bottom-placed Quattro shared the points in an entertaining match.

In the game of the night Jack Boddy’s sheer resilience just got the better of Pindar’s Guy Hutchinson.

The rubber witnessed some brilliant rallies with both players returning from impossible situations.

Hutchinson, who has certainly benefitted from playing in the top division this season, narrowly lost 5-11, 11-7, 11-8, 11-13, 14-16.

Boddy added another rubber and took part in a tense five-set doubles win, with Chris Tindall. Simon Boddy and Tindall added singles for the draw.

Pindar’s three points were secured by an unbeaten performance from their number one Guy Whiting, while Hutchinson’s performance was rewarded with two wins in his other rubbers.

Rolo 4 Pot Luck One 6

Rolo’s Ethan Lowe nearly caused an upset when he took the far more experienced Macauley Youngson to five sets.

Lowe had an early lead in the final set but his opponent proved too strong.

Team-mate Ben Rowe then came even closer against the same opponent by taking the first two sets and being 7-3 up in the fourth.

At 9-9 Rowe had every chance but again the big points were won by the more experienced Youngson, who went on to take the final set 11-6.

Pot Luck’s four-point win scorers were Thomas Harrington, Youngson and Trevor Teasdale with a brace each.

Rolo, not for the first time, had to thank Martin Lowe for a treble and a win in the doubles.