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.
David Lloyd seconds hammered title rivals Bubwith in division 4 of the Fulford Ladies Invitation Tennis League. Kate Greswold and Fiona White taking 29 games, though they were bettered by team mates Lisa Garland and Liz Taylor in their victory, which virtually assures them of the title. Things remain tight at the foot of the table, Margaret Evans and Linda Moore included a 12-0 in Popp’s win over Sutton to help their team climb the table. Dunnington 3 recorded a positive result against Boston Spa, which included a 26 game tally from Sarah Grinell and Linda Malloy, so they remain in the fight.
Poppleton’s erratic season in division 1 continued as they were only able to field two couples against Dunnington, crashing to a 90-18 defeat. York 1, on the other hand, carry on demonstrating perfect consistency in their results, this time trouncing Bish 84-24. David Lloyd look likely candidates for the drop as they went down 45-63 at Pocklington, for whom Helen Whilesmith and Liz Jones bagged 23 games. Siobhan Gilfillan and Caroline White were in form for York 2 in their 65-43 win against Starbeck, a victory which ensures the Clifton Park team will remain in the top flight.
Fulford 1 have claimed the division 2 crown, ever present captain Jill McCreedy teamed up with Kelly Spry to lead her team to a comfortable win against Dunnington. Rufforth remain second after defeating Pocklington, a point ahead of Castlegarth, whose 58-50 victory at Wigginton included a 23 game haul from Yvonne Mannell and Helen Robinson. Consistent scores from all three Boston Spa couples saw them overcome bottom club Cliffe 75-33.
Sisters Rachel and Sarah Huggins won 33 games in division 3 table toppers Wistow’s victory against relegation threatened Appleton. Castlegarth and Copmanthorpe remain strong contenders for promotion after both achieved victories against Fulford 2 and Tollerton respectively. Margaret Sykes and Loopy Parker won 25 games in Knaresborough’s precious win over Rowntree Park, a result which elevates them towards mid table safety.
Heworth returned to the top of division 5 after Anne Gray and Chris Vis claimed 25 games in their win at Wilberfoss. Bishopthorpe stay in the battle at the top after a 74-34 win against already relegated Knaresborough. Cawood’s 62-46 triumph over Cop 2 could well prove crucial in their battle to stay up.
Suzanne Straw and Joy Craig won 31 games in division 6 for leaders David Lloyd in their team’s demolition of Dunnington. Fulford 3 had a comprehensive victory over struggling Stamford Bridge so look likely to be promoted. Jo Allerton and Wendy Battle claimed 28 games in Popp’s 76-32 win over Appleton, this leaves Popp with an outside chance of promotion and Appleton struggling near the base of the table.
Bubwith 2 look favourites to be champions of division 7 after a resounding victory over Wilberfoss. David Lloyd 4 appear likely to go up after Jean Laver and Elizabeth Bradley took 30 games in their 76-32 win against 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: Pocklington 1 63, David Lloyd 1 45; York 1 84 (W. Stirke & F. Geldart 30, J. Le Pla & S. Taylor 31), Bishopthorpe 24; Starbeck 43, York 2 65; Dunnington 1 90, Poppleton 1 18 (Popp only had 2 pairs).
left to right – Maggie Downs, Jill King, Karen Walker,Sandra Burley, Pauline Wreglesworth (captain), Catherine Field.
York 1 have one hand on the division 1 trophy in the Fulford Ladies Invitation Tennis League. Fay Chapman and Jill Le Pla scored 25 games in their side’s 66-42 victory over Pocklington to maintain their unbeaten record. Dunnington remain second, Mum and daughter Karen and Jess Mitchell teaming up to claim 27 games in their team’s demolition of David Lloyd. Bottom club Starbeck put up a good fight against Poppleton, eventually losing out 50-58. Bishopthorpe were once again indebted to Ellie Page and Laura Rhodes who bagged 29 games in their team’s 57-51 victory against York seconds, a result which may well ensure they keep their first division status.
Fulford 1 are now assured of promotion from division 2 after their 69-39 triumph over Wigginton. Rufforth’s good run sees them enter the race for the second promotion slot, Denise Reilly and Sarah Skidmore contributing 29 games in their victory at Dunnington. A depleted Castlegarth team suffered a heavy loss at Boston Spa, while Cliffe’s defeat at Pocklington confirms their relegation.
Things remain tight at the top of division 3. Emma and Jill Abel scored 26 games in Castlegarth’s 57-51 win against bottom club Tollerton. This keeps the Wetherby club top, a point ahead of Wistow, whose 67-41 win at Knareborough included a 26 game haul from Lisa Hunter and Ali Wortley. Third place Cop keep in touch after a win against Appleton, while consistent scores from all three couples saw Rowntree Park defeat Fulford.
David Lloyd and Bubwith will be promoted from division 4. The former had a straightforward win at Boston Spa, Fiona White and Dinah Burke contributing 26 games. Bubwith lost ground as they fought out a draw with Dunnington. Popp and New Earswick both recorded 55-53 wins against Riccall and Sutton respectively, leaving things close at the bottom, though Riccall look unlikely to avoid the drop.
Division 5 saw Bev Tebbutt and Chris Oldfield make a rare appearance in the ladies league for Wilberfoss, and in doing so they racked up 27 games in their team’s narrow defeat of Bishopthorpe. Leaders Heworth went down to a surprise 55-53 defeat against Cawood. Wig 2 stay in the chase after a 62-46 win over Knaresborough, whose relegation is now confirmed.
The top two teams, David Lloyd and Fulford, met in division 6, positive scores from all three Fulford couples led them to a 62-46 victory, both teams look likely to go up, in which order remains to be seen. Appleton suffered a heavy defeat against Sheriff so remain in trouble near the foot of the table. Dunnington’s 61-47 win over Popp could prove crucial in their quest to stay in division 6.
Bubwith remain top of division 7 despite losing out 50-58 to David Lloyd.
Division 1: York 1 66, Pocklington 1 42; Poppleton 1 58, Starbeck 50; Bishopthorpe 1 57 (E. Page & L. Rhodes 29), York 2 51; David Lloyd 1 28, Dunnington 1 80.
Division 2 : Fulford 1 69, Wiggington 1 39; Pocklington 2 75 (A. Bland & L. Wilkinson 33), Cliffe 33; Wiggington 1 66, Boston Spa 42; Dunnington 2 43, Rufforth 65 (D. Reilly & S. Skidmore 29); Boston Spa 75 (D. Morrisey & S. Stuart 28), Castlegarth 1 33.
Wistow are the new leaders of division 3 of the Fulford Ladies Invitation Tennis League. Captain Jill Marsden and Sarah Huggins scored 25 games in their 71-37 victory at Tollerton to put them a point clear of the chasing pack. Only two points separate the top four teams, Rhian Scott and Laura Simpson bagged 27 games in Cop’s victory over former leaders Fulford 2, whilst Castlegarth beat Knaresborough to go second. At the other end of the table, Appleton grabbed a couple of precious points by beating Rowntree Park.
Ellie Page and Laura Rhodes starred in Bishopthorpe’s much needed division 1 victory against Starbeck. The 72-36 win edges Bish towards mid table safety but leaves the Harrogate club in deep trouble at the foot of the table. York 2 had a much tighter margin of victory over David Lloyd, for whom Sheila Duxbury and Helen Larkin were unbeaten. This lifts the Clifton Park team up to third place, but leaves DL fighting it out at the bottom, along with Poppleton who went down to a good team performance from leaders York 1. Elsewhere Dunnington had a hard fought 56-52 win at Pocklington.
Castlegarth suffered their first defeat of the season in division 2, going down 75-33 to Rufforth for whom Kate Lewis and Christine Edmond scored 28 games. Fulford 1 remain top after overcoming Boston Spa 69-39. Wigginton have matches in hand so could catch the top two, Yvonne Petruso and Angie Sleighton opening with a 12-0 in their triumph at Cliffe. Dunnington seconds had the biggest win of the weekend, defeating Pocklington 77-31.
Riccall look favourites for the drop in division 4, this week conceding to leaders David Lloyd. Dunnington and Boston Spa both recorded 58-50 victories against Poppleton and New Earswick respectively.
Heworth remain top of division 5 after Helen Gray and Monika Haritakis bagged 27 games in their team’s 58-50 victory over Copmanthorpe. Wig seconds returned to winning ways with a 63-45 result at Wilberfoss, as did Bishopthorpe, defeating Cawood 73-35.
Tina Miller and Joy Craig won 27 games in division 6 leader’s David Lloyd’s comprehensive defeat of Poppleton. Fulford 3 remain in contention after a 67-41 win against Dunnington, which included a 22 game haul from Su Watson and Charlotte O’ Shea. Stamford Bridge continue to find the going tough, going down 69-39 to Sheriff Hutton.
The top two teams met in division 7, leaders Bubwith coming out as comfortable winners against Copmanthorpe. Meanwhile, David Lloyd beat Rufforth seconds 68-40.
RESULTS – WEEK 10
Division 1: Pocklington 52, Dunnington 56; Poppleton 1 38, York 1 70; Bishopthorpe 1 72 (E. Page & L. Rhodes 33), Starbeck 36 (Starbeck only had 2 couples); York 2 57, David Lloyd 51.
Division 2: Rufforth 75 (K. Lewis & C. Edmond 28), Castlegarth 33; Cliffe 45, Wigginton 63; Fulford 1 69, Boston Spa 39; Dunnington 2 77 (S. Sumner 7 J. Rhodes 31), Pocklington 2 31.
Division 3: Copmanthorpe 1 67 (R. Scott & L. Simpson 27), Fulford 2 41; Castlegarth 2 65 (J. Abel & F. Chantry 29), Knaresborough 43; Wistow 71, Tollerton 37; Appleton Roebuck 59, Rowntree Park 49.
Division 4: Dunnington 3 58, Poppleton 2 50; Boston Spa 2 58, New Earswick 50; Riccall conceded to David Lloyd 2.