Bubwith Tennis club will be hosting the IT Too competition, with some matches possibly being played at Cliffe, should extra court space be needed. This event will be open to players from divisions 3 – 7 only.
Both competitions are not club based so a couple could be made up of players from different teams or clubs and even different divisions, though a player from division 1 or 2 could not compete in the IT Too, even if their partner plays in a lower division.
Also, the Beryl Bean Over 55’s tournament will be held at Wigginton on Sunday 25th September, details to follow……
L to R: Lisa Hunter, Rachael Huggins, Janet Falkingham, Jill Marsden, Justine Vickers, Ali Wortley, Sarah Huggins.
RESULTS – WEEK 16 (RESCHEDULED MATCHES)
Division 1: York 2 53, Poppleton 1 55.
Division 2: Rufforth 55, Dunnington 2 53; Castlegarth 1 69, Boston Spa 39; Cliffe 13, Fulford 1 95 (J. Middleton & R. Painter 34, W. Cook & P. Craddock 32).
Division 4: Riccall 60, Bubwith 1 48.
Division 5: Cawood 75 (L. Bishop & L. Pope 29), Wigginton 2 33; Bishopthorpe 2 69 (A. Watson & J. Hanson 29), Copmanthorpe 2 39.
Division 7: David Lloyd 4 55, Copmanthorpe 3 53.
Castlegarth’s win against Boston Spa ensures their promotion from division 2 of the Fulford Ladies Invitation Tennis League. Champions, Fulford rounded off their campaign with a big win against Cliffe to finish the season unbeaten.
Andrene Watson and Jackie Hanson hit form for Bishopthorpe in their win over Copmanthorpe, which with Wigginton’s defeat at Cawood, sees them take the second promotion slot in division 5 on games difference.
Left to right : Anne Gray, Helen Gray (capt), Monica Haritakis, Chris Vis, Hester de Groot and Denise Jagger.
York 1 strolled to the first division title in the Fulford Ladies Invitation Tennis League. They thrashed already relegated Starbeck to retain the crown, led by Captain Kathryn Maude and Karen Retief who took 31 games in their emphatic 78-30 victory. Second placed Dunnington finished their season with aplomb, winning all their rubbers against York seconds, Emma Loten and Alex Bolem top scoring with 30 games. Poppleton ensured their first division safety as Belinda and Rebecca Turnbull only dropped a couple of games to inspire their team to victory against Pocklington. Bishopthorpe’s 61-47 win against David Lloyd sends them back to division 2 after just one season in the top flight.
The top two teams fought out a draw in division 2, Fulford are already champions, their opponents, Castlegarth, appear likely to go up with them, though Rufforth look ready to pounce should they slip up. Eleanor Bradshaw made a rare appearance in the ladies league to help see Wigginton home against Pocklington, who will now drop into division 3. Dunnington had a close encounter at Boston Spa, Sue Sumner and Joyce Rhodes taking 10 games in the last rubber to clinch the victory.
Sisters Rachel and Sarah Huggins scored 25 games in Wistow’s 59-49 win at Fulford to confirm their team’s promotion from division 3. Copmanthorpe beat promotion rivals Castlegarth 56-52 to ensure the second promotion slot goes down to the wire. Knaresborough 1 had a comprehensive win against Appleton who will now be relegated, along with Tollerton following their 51-57 defeat to Rowntree Park.
David Lloyd seconds will go up as champions from division 4; their victory against Dunnington leaves the latter struggling to avoid the drop. Already demoted Riccall had a rare victory at Sutton, Jen Tongue and Marisa Dalgleish bagging 25 games. Though already promoted, Bubwith’s shaky close to the season continued as they went down 49-59 to Boston Spa. Sheena Jackson and Margaret Evans were unbeaten for Poppleton as they recorded a valuable win against New Earswick.
Heworth celebrated promotion from division 5 beating bottom club Knaresborough 84-24, Anne Gray and Chris Viz hitting form to bag 33 games. Wigginton were indebted to Sandra Burley and Catherine Field for their 24 game contribution which enabled them to overcome promotion rivals Bishopthorpe 55-53. Copmanthorpe 2 have lost their battle to stay up, going down 53-55 against Wilberfoss, for whom Ros Latham and Liz Walker starred, taking 21 games. Cawood hammered basement side Knaresborough, who were only able to field two couples.
David Lloyd 3 look likely champions of division 6, second place will be between Fulford and Poppleton, who logged a 62-46 win at Sheriff. Dunnington eased their relegation worries with a 72-36 win against Stamford Bridge.
Gill Northcott and Ingrid Haywood won 29 games in David Lloyd’s division 7 win against Wilberfoss. This keeps them in the chase for the second promotion slot, along with Copmanthorpe who had a 72-36 triumph at Rufforth.
This season’s IT Sports and IT Sports Too tournaments will take place on Sunday 11th September, please contact team Captains for details.
DIVISION 1 CHAMPIONS – YORK 1
Division 1: Bishopthorpe 1 61, David Lloyd 1 47; York 1 78 (K. Retief & K. Maude 31, J.Le Pla & K.Lewis 29), Starbeck 30; Poppleton 1 67 (B & R Turnbull 34), Pocklington 41; Dunnington 1 86 (E. Loten & A. Bolam 30), York 2 22.
Division 2: Boston Spa 51, Dunnington 2 57; Pocklington 2 34, Wigginton 1 74 (E. Bradshaw & D. Holman 33); Fulford 1 54, Castlegarth 1 54; Cliffe conceded to Rufforth.