Press Report – Week 15


Stamford Bridge 2018

Left to Right – Sally Cammidge, Sue Lacy, Nicola Browne, Kim Lees, Emma Cammidge (captain), Angela Rothery.

Nicola Browne and Kim Lees starred as Stamford Bridge celebrated winning the division 7 crown with a 75-33 win at Wilberfoss, this sees them leapfrog Sheriff Hutton to take the title. Elsewhere, Carole Martin and Heather Hogg won all their rubbers as Dunnington trounced Rufforth to finish in third place.

The Bradshaw sisters, Eleanor and Anna, were unbeaten for Wigginton as they drew with division 1 champions York 1. The point means Wig will retain their division 1 status leaving York seconds looking likely for the drop. Pocklington finished as runners up as they destroyed Dunnington 84-24, Mel Duncan and Cordie Cavill netting 30 games for Pock, though they were bettered by team mates Ruth and Rebecca Hill.


fulford 1 2018

Left to Right – Jane Wallace, Wendy Cook, Pauline Craddock, Elizabeth Mallory, Jill McCreedy (captain), Charlotte O’ Shea.

Fulford have wrapped up the division 2 title with back to back victories over Rufforth and Boston Spa. Captain Jill McCreedy and Charlotte O’ Shea top scored in both matches to lead Fulford back into the top flight. Starbeck’s 68-40 win at Castlegarth sees them promoted in second place, Helen Halsall and Dee Nolan scoring 29 games for the Harrogate based club. Pocklington finished their season with a victory at David Lloyd, Josephine Nutman and Sheila Williams bagging 21 games in the 55-53 win.

The top two teams met in division 3, although positions were already decided, it was second placed Wistow that edged a 56-52 win to spoil champions Dunnington’s 100% record, Ali Wortley and Lisa Hunter top scoring for Wistow. Copmanthorpe and Knaresborough had a good mid table battle to end their season, Cop coming out as 57-51 victors. Jill Street and Gill McGrory were unbeaten for Bubwith as they closed their campaign with a win against Boston Spa.

copmanthorpe 1 2018

Copmanthorpe celebrate the end of the season!


Division 1: York 1 54, Wigginton 54; Pocklington 84, Dunnington 24.

Division 2: Rufforth 49, Fulford 59; David Lloyd 53, Pocklington 55; Castlegarth 40, Starbeck 68; Boston Spa 42, Fulford 66.

Division 3: Copmanthorpe 1 57, Knaresborough 1 51; Bubwith 66, Boston Spa  42; Dunnington 52, Wistow 56.

Division 7: Rufforth 36, Dunnington 72; Wilberfoss 33, Stamford Bridge 75.



Press Report – Week 14

ellie&laura 2017

Bish duo – Laura Rhodes (left) & Ellie Page 

David Lloyd 1 wrapped up their season with a comprehensive 72-36 win over Dunnington in division 1 of the FLITL. Fiona White and Debbie Holman bagged 27 games for Lloyd meaning they will finish mid table in their first season back in the top flight. Ellie Page and Laura Rhodes lead Bishopthorpe to victory over York seconds who now look in a precarious position at the bottom of the table. Their rescheduled match against Wigginton looks likely to be a relegation showdown between the two teams.

Starbeck’s strong run continued in division 2 as they trounced Poppleton 79-29; with all three couples making significant contributions, they racked up their games difference which could yet prove significant in their push for promotion. Elsewhere, Fiona Lambert and Andrea Bland were undefeated for Pocklington as they logged a 65-43 win at Castlegarth.

Division 3 champions, Dunnington, were pushed hard by Copmanthorpe, so were indebted to the reliable duo of Sue Sumner and Joyce Rhodes who netted 24 games to see their team home to a 57-51 victory.

Cliffe are confirmed champions of division 4, however, who will go up with them is very much in the balance. Wigginton rounded off their campaign with a comfortable 71-37 win over Sutton, Sandra Burley and Catherine Field taking 29 games for Wig, leaving them in second spot. Tollerton and Heworth fought out a draw, aided by Tollerton’s top scorers Pippa Bailey and Tina Gallon. This leaves both teams equal on points with Wig, but both with a game in hand.

Christine Thomas and Natasia Wisniewka starred for Sheriff Hutton as they took down long term division 7 leaders Stamford Bridge 72-36. The result sees Sheriff leapfrog Bridge into top slot, they are now equal on points, though Bridge have one more match to play.


This season’s Beryl Bean over 55’s Tournament will be held at Wiggington Tennis Club on Sunday 2nd September from 1pm.  Anyone interested in entering should e mail Denise Crane ( by August 27th.


Division 1: David Lloyd 1 72, Dunnington 1 36; Bishopthorpe 1 63, York 2 45.

Division 2: Poppleton 1 29, Starbeck 79; Castlegarth 2 43, Pocklington 2 65.

Division 3: Copmanthorpe 1 51, Dunnington 2 57.

Division 4: Tollerton 54, Heworth 54.

Division 5: Fulford 3 33, New Earswick 75.

Division 7: Stamford Bridge 36, Sheriff Hutton 72.