St John's whitewashed Tadcaster 86 to confirm their status as winners of York and District Badminton League men's division three.

The 9-0 away win saw the students clinch the trophy by four points from second-placed Selby Jubilee.

The tremendous team display from St John's was highlighted by the form of Chris Miller and Gareth Murray, who took three straight wins for a return of 90-14.

Selby Jubilee had earlier travelled to Tadcaster 86 and won a close game 5-4.

Neil Richardson and Peter Lund were Jubilee's matchwinners with three wins for 95-57 including a 17-14, 3-15, 15-11 victory over Peter Smith and Bill Marley, who took two Tadcaster wins.

In their other match Tadcaster beat University Staff Club 7-2 at home.

Marley and Smith won all three of their close rubbers for Tadcaster, their best being a 15-13, 17-16 win over Mark Wilkinson and Ho Wong.

Wilkinson and Wong took a consolation Staff point with a 15-4, 10-15, 15-7 success over Mark Hanson and Andrew Cooper.

Men's one saw Shepherds show great home form to beat Clifton 'A' 8-1.

Tim Ross and Dave Simpson put in a good display for the hosts with three wins for 101-56. Richard McIntosh and Ian Shore took the Clifton consolation with a seven and four win over Ian Eaton and Sean Ogley.

Sheriff Hutton hit top home form in mixed two to beat league champions Rowntree 'B' 9-0.

John Colley and Paula Floyd played their best badminton of the season to return 90-21, including a one and four over Mark Barker and Shelley Tatterton.

Two days earlier Sheriff Hutton had entertained Drax 'B' and won 8-1.

Jo Wade and Dave Grieve led the Sheriff charge with three straight wins for 90-29.

John and Debra Prickett picked up the sole Drax point with a 13 and 12 success over Paula Floyd and John Colley.

Knavesmire 'A' completed their 100 per cent record in mixed three with a 9-0 away win over Tadcaster 86.

Mark Hopwood and Joy Wilson took the best return for the visitors with three straight wins for 92-43.

YUSC 'A' hit good late season form with an 8-1 home win over Tadcaster 86.

Paul Waites and Rachel Adamson put in the best home display at the Campus Sports Centre, winning all three rubbers for a total of 97-53.

Mark Hanson and Catherine Topping took the Tadcaster point with a 12-15, 15-12, 15-13 win over Sue Scott and Gary Turner.

Selby Jubilee 'A' ended a fine mixed four season with an 8-1 home win over Huntington 'B'.

Neil Richardson and Val Bell top-scored for Jubilee with three easy wins, while Mike Ross and Carolyn Arden saved the whitewash with a 17-14, 17-16 success over Jubilee's Andy Hatfield and Gill Southill.

Updated: 12:00 Thursday, May 31, 2001