Dransfield and Whiting fend off Hackness

Hackness needed their number one Ashley Hodgson to win all his singles in their 5-5 Scarborough Flooring Division One thriller against The Hit Squad.

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 24th November 2016, 9:40 am
Updated Tuesday, 29th November 2016, 9:41 am
Ashley Hodgson was once again in form for Hackness
Ashley Hodgson was once again in form for Hackness

He put an end to Ross Dransfields run by defeating him in straight sets. Teammates James Hodgson and Gerald Smith added singles, while Hit Squad’s reply came from Dransfield and Guy Whiting who scored a brace each. The duo then caused the shock of the night by defeating Hodgson and Smith in a one-sided doubles to secure the draw. Corinthians won 10-0 against Corinthians B in a derby match that featured sides at the top and bottom of the division. Dale Symons, Mark Marshall and Glen Hodgson were all on top form to bag trebles for the victors. The top games were Marshall’s win over Pete Kirk, with both players taking part in some powerful rallies. Marshall was also involved in a five-setter with Pete Lee.In a re-arranged 7-3 win against Hobnobs, Corinthians suffered a setback with an injury to Dale Symons that left him unable to take part in the rest of the game. Teammates Mark Marshall and Glen Hodgson had to be at their very best to stay unbeaten and take the doubles together. Hobnobs’ scorers were Mike Wheatley, Stuart Robinson and Noel SeeryNomads did well to take three points from Martin Lowe’s young Rolo side, who ran out 7-3 victors. Gary Connolly won a brace and John Loftus fought hard to defeat Ethan Lowe 11-8, 8-11, 11-13, 13-11, 12-10. Rolo’s Matty Lowe continued his impressive run with a brace and a win in the doubles with his father. The latter as usual won his treble and Ethan’s single completed the scoring. Pindar came up against strong opponents in James Builders, and despite the 10-0 whitewash fought hard in all rubbers. Nigel Clapham came nearest to a win, his rubber with Mark Chajecki saw him take the opening two sets before his opponent came good by taking the remaining sets. Chajecki, Simon James and Mike Fenby were the unbeaten scorers for the victors.There was a great 7-3 win for Scalby Old Boys in Scarborough Flooring Division Two against Hobnobs B. Both Matty Whilde and Allistair Hutchinson were at the top of their game with treble wins and a pulsating doubles success. Whilde had got them off to a great start by defeating Pete Simms in a cracking five-set opener. Simms, Ann Seery and Derek Harris all won singles for Hobnobs.Picadore B had no answer to Eastfield Warriors’ Poitr Ozon and Paul Lister, who all scored trebles and took the doubles together in the 8-2 success. Team-mate Josh Timmons lost to Steve Atkinson and his rubber with Nigel Chandley went to a five-set nailbiter that the latter just won.There is no stopping Trinity who recorded another excellent win, this time beating Whitby Endeavour 9-1. Sam Lowe and Moke Warburton defeated all three senior opponents and they are fast becoming formidable opponents. Team captain John Warburton also played his part with a treble. Whitby stopped the whitewash with a doubles success.The Glazetech Division Three game between Delphstone and Liberators went to form with both sharing the points. Liberators’ Kath Edwards played well to bag a brace that included a five-set triumph over ex-Civil Service champion Russell Ives. Team-mate Brian Goodliffe also scored a brace and there was a crucial single win from Naomi Edwards. Delphstones’ reply came from another unbeaten performance from Jon Wanless plus a doubles success with Ives. The latter also claimed a single.

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