Chugg and Clapham hit form in defeat

From left, Guy Hutchinson, Nigel Clapham and Dave Chugg of Pindar
From left, Guy Hutchinson, Nigel Clapham and Dave Chugg of Pindar

Newly-promoted Scarborough Flooring Division One side Pindar proved their worth in the top divison by narrowly losing 6-4 to Corinthians in an entertaining encounter.

New signing Dave Chugg and Pindar stalwart Nigel Clapham were on top form with both players scoring a brace each.

Man of the match was Pete Kirk, who hit a treble for the victors and teamed up with Pete Lee for a straight set doubles win.

Lee and Trevor Teasdale could only add a single each which was enough to secure the win.

Both of the newly-promoted Scarborough Flooring Divsion Two sides Scalby School TTC and Eastfield Warriors battled out a 5-5 draw in a close dual.

Eastfield number one Poitr Ozon dominated the proceedings by taking all his singles in straight sets.

Gary Zegstroo added a single and partnered Ozon to a doubles triumph.

Scalby’s reply came from a brace each for James Biggs and Luke Howland, who had to show all his fighting qualities in two five set wins.

Martin Briggs’ excellent win over Josh Timmons gave Scalby a share of the points.

Scalby were hit by a powerful display from Trinity’s up-and-coming youngsters, Sam Lowe and Moke Warburton as they lost 9-1.

Both hit trebles and took the doubles together in a straight set win.

Old Boys won a consolation rubber when Robert Gorka stopped John Warburton from an unbeaten night by winning 20-18, 11-13, 11-7, 11-9.

An opening derby clash witnessed a brilliant treble from Picadore B team player Steve Atkinson, but his side lost 7-3 to Picadore A.

Despite having little pre-season preparation he won all his singles with ease.

However it was to be his teams only success as a brace each from Martin Zammitt, Nigel Hird and Richard Lloyd, plus a doubles win by Lloyd and Zammitt was enough to record a seven-point win.

Full credit to a masterful defensive display by veteran John Blaymires, though his Rogues N Joshers side lost 6-4 to Bingo McVitie in the Glazetech Division Three.

He kept the promising McVitie trio of Frazer Ives, Issac Grunwell and Jack Louth at bay to remain unbeaten.

His rubber against Louth was the game of the night with Blaymires winning it 11-8, 9-11, 11-9, 12-14, 11-9.

Despite only winning a single, Louth showed great potential in this match.

A brace each from Grunwell and Ives showed the talent at the victors disposal.

McVitie also won the doubles with the combination of Rod Ives and Louth.

Dominic Grunwell added a single for Rogues to complete the scoring.

There was an impressive debut for both Paul and Dan Lister as their Eastfield Fusion team lost 6-4 to Delphstone.

The Eastfield pair bagged a brace each to earn four points for their team.

However, they both lost to Jon Wanless, who won all his rubbers in straight sets for Delphstone.

Teammates Russell Ives and Chris Wanless added singles and the latter paired up with his father to win an exciting doubles 5-11, 11-8, 11-9, 8-11, 11-9 against Richard Lear and Dan Lister.

Desperatum were playing their first game in the league and they found it hard going against a motivated Whitby side, losing 10-0.

Stuart Hurworth, Nick Campbell and Dan Schweitzer all took trebles for Whitby and a straight set doubles triumph ensured the whitewash.