The battle of the student campuses in York continued with York St John beating York University 6-3 in ladies division two of the York Badminton League.

Helen Wilson and Nikki Hainsworth put in the match-winning series for the city centre based-campus – bringing them three wins for 141-103, which included a tough 15-21, 21-15, 21-17 success over Becky Ward and Liz McFadzean, who took two Heslington wins.

The Heslington campus ladies team continued their travels with a 7-2 win at Selby Jubilee.

McFadzean and Ward again topped the University averages with three wins for 126-41, their best return so far this season.

University Students ‘B’ continued their domination of men’s two with a hard fought 6-3 win at a spirited Clifton ‘C’ team.

Tahir Shetty and Chris Ashley put in the best visitors’ display with three straight wins for 126-84.

Knavesmire, who lost 7-2 to University Students ‘C’ in men’s three, suffered a further reverse losing 8-1 at Fulfordgate.

Garry Hall and Alan Roberts were in great form for the home side, scoring three wins for a total of 143-107. This included a 21-16, 17-21, 21-14 success over Dave Brogden and Paul Rogers, who picked up the sole Knavesmire win.

RI Tuesday/Thursday ‘C’ consolidated second place with a comfortable 9-0 win at Selby Jubilee.

Chris Watson and Mike Powell were best for the Institute with three straight wins for 126-69.

The mixed division one title race is still wide open after York RI ‘A’ grabbed the top spot from Clifton ‘A’ with a 9-0 home win over Shepherds.

Chris Hunt and Kate Jackson kept up their rich vein of form with another straight games Institute maximum for a total of 126-53.

RI Tuesday/Thursday ‘A’ and St John’s fought out a tough match in mixed two with the Institute just edging a 5-4 win.

Loz Smith and Susie Maddison did the damage for the victors with three three-end wins, for a total of 176-148. Dave Preece and Carolyn Newnham took the vital ninth rubber with an 11 and 13 win over Joy Wung and Ben Farthing.

University Students ‘B’ easily scored an 8-1 home win over Selby/Drax ‘B’.

Baillie Watterson and Clare Breare justified their opening pair status for the campus with another three straight wins for 127-77.

Knavesmire scored a 6-3 home success over Pocklington in mixed four. Dave Brogden and Joy Wilson took the home honours with a well-constructed maximum for a return of 143-103.

Huntington ‘B’ took over the leadership of mixed five after an 8-1 home win over a gritty Middlethorpe side. Paul Mosley and Carolyn Arden excelled with three wins for 142-104.