Pock Hot Shots
Left to Right – Rebecca Hill, Cordie Cavill, Liz Jones (Captain), Vicky Bland, Helen Whilesmith and Ruth Hill.
Pocklington pulled off the biggest shock of the season so far in the Fulford Ladies Invitation Tennis League by going to reigning division 1 champions York 1 and beating them on home turf. Experienced Ruth Hill and impressive youngster Cordie Cavill starred in a solid team performance to inflict a 56-52 defeat on the Clifton Park team, remarkably their first loss for three years. Dunnington are in second place and are now the only unbeaten team in the division after hammering a depleted York second team 79-29. At the wrong end of the table, Julia Sykes and Jane Parkin helped Bishopthorpe to a 60-48 win at Poppleton, whilst Castlegarth look to be climbing to mid table safety after victory at Fulford.
David Lloyd remain top of division 2, Louise Dwyer and Jo Powell top scoring in a consistent team performance to facilitate a 73-35 win over Castlegarth. Sue Espiner and Denise Crane reunited to bag 30 games for second placed Wigginton in their comprehensive victory over Dunnington, keeping them equal on points with the leaders. Starbeck didn’t drop a rubber as they crushed struggling Wistow, Chris Noddings and Sophie Cousins winning 29 games for the Harrogate based club. Boston Spa overcame Rufforth 66-42 to remain third in the table.
Andrea Bland and Louise Wilkinson were undefeated for division 3 leaders Pocklington in their victory over Cliffe. Rowntree Park logged a surprise win against second place Copmanthorpe, whilst Pam Campbell and Jane Wallace were unbeaten as Fulford 2 gained valuable points in defeating Knaresborough.
In division 4, leaders Boston Spa maintained their 100% record; Sandy Clough and Corrine Vause notching up 29 games in their win against Appleton. Ed Hope and Sandra Jennings netted 22 games for Tollerton as they dispatched New Earswick 64-44. Bishopthorpe 2 sit in third place, Andrene Watson and Jackie Mason claiming 26 games in their 63-45 win against struggling Poppleton 2.
Three teams look to have pulled clear at the top of division 5. Caz MacKender and Helen Brown scored 29 games for leaders Wigginton in their 61-47 defeat of Cawood. Fulford 3 were indebted to Liz Paxman and Pam Mason as they edged past Dunnington 55-53.
Jo Allerton and Helen Hatfield took 22 games as division 6 leaders Poppleton narrowly beat David Lloyd. Jenny Rossington and Ann Murray racked up 28 games for Dunnington 4 in their win over an injury hit Sheriff Hutton.
Appleton and Copmanthorpe 3 fought out a draw in their division 7 mid table clash.
Division 1: Poppleton 48, Bishopthorpe 60; York 1 52, Pocklington 56; Dunnington 79, York 2 29 (York only had 2 couples); Fulford 47, Castlegarth 61.
Division 2: Wigginton 76, Dunnington 32; Starbeck 78 (C. Noddings & S. Cousins 29), Wistow 30; Castlegarth 2 35, David Lloyd 1 73; Boston Spa 66, Rufforth 42.
Division 3: Copmanthorpe 1 47, Rowntree Park 61; Fulford 2 68, Knareborough 40; Pocklington 2 63, Cliffe 45.
Division 4: New Earswick 44, Tollerton 64; Bishopthorpe 2 63, Poppleton 2 45; Boston Spa 2 64 (S. Clough & C. Vause 29), Appleton Roebuck 44.
Division 5: Dunnington 3 53, Fulford 3 55; Cawood 47, Wiggington 2 61 (C. MacKender & H. Brown 29)
Division 6: Sheriff Hutton 34, Dunnington 4 74; David Lloyd 4 50, Poppleton 3 58.
Division 7: Appleton Roebuck 54, Copmanthorpe 3 54.