SUTTON on Derwent have one hand on the IT Sports Mixed League division seven trophy after seeing off one of their main challengers in Cliffe.

A good all-round team performance was led by Billy Bartram and Sally Simpson, although none of Derwent’s pairs could beat Cliffe’s Dave Hall and Mary Pepper.

Copmanthorpe’s Rob Abbott and Jane Harding top-scored in their win against promotion rivals Bubwith, who bounced back to claim another two points with Liam Moore and Julia Barber winning their final rubber 11-1 against Riccall.

In division two, David Lloyd lost their first match, going down to a strong Sherburn side led by Tristan Gretton and Rachel Huggins who won 29 games.

York enjoyed a last-gasp win over Sutton upon Derwent, which was inspired by unbeaten Adam De Vries and Emma Waters.

Fulford prevailed against Bubwith despite being unable to beat Mark Harris and Jill Rounce.

Captain Helen Gray won 25 games with partner Jack Kearney to ensure another win for Heworth.

Another fine performance from Ben Storey and Anna Bradshaw kept Wigginton top of division three after the visit of Bishopthorpe.

York went down to Poppleton with the 10-2 win from Ben Crick and Rosie Cantrell sealing two more points.

Appleton Roebuck clinched a narrow eight-game win over Wilberfoss.

In division four, York are new leaders after defeating title-rivals Fulford with Bradley Austin and Laura Baillie remaining unbeaten.

Tollerton won against David Lloyd thanks to the unbeaten Josh Hunt and Helen McDonald winning all three rubbers.

Graeme Butcher and Laura Simpson, also unbeaten, helped Copmanthorpe to another win against Poppleton.

Another 27 games were won by Tony and Fiona White to keep David Lloyd on track for the division five title with a win against Alne.

Stillington had a six-game win against Wilberfoss, led by Tim Madgwick and Jennifer Jones despite strong resistance from unbeaten opponents James Hunt and Jess Cawood.

Rufforth beat visitors Dunnington with David Laws and Sarah Skidmore shining.

Dom Wright and Helen Brown won an impressive 30 games for Wigginton in division six to beat Fulford.

Sutton upon Derwent won by just eight games against Bishopthorpe, whose Simon Watson and Sarah Mawby won 26 games.

Heworth enjoyed a big victory at Poppleton led by top-scorers Andy Cutill and Louise Haritakis, whilst Appleton Roebuck won by just two games against New Earswick.

Wigginton are top of division eight after defeating Wheldrake with Jonathon Alexander and Yvonne Petruso winning 32 games.

Simon Bradley and Joy Craig starred with 26 games as David Lloyd overcame Appleton Roebuck’s promotion hopes, having earlier defeated Wilberfoss.

Wistow’s new pairing of Henry Hackwell and Sarah Huggins winning 33 and 28 games in respective triumphs over Wheldrake and Bishopthorpe.

James and Aileen Hunt won 31 games for Wilberfoss.

In division nine, Fulford’s Mark Cook and Carolyn Taylor claimed 30 games against Poppleton, while Rufforth drew at Appleton Roebuck.

New Earswick still top division ten with Nicky John and Brian Hudson combining well to take the points at York.

Ben Allport and Gill Husband won 29 games for Wilberfoss, just one more than Adam and Andrea Webster.

Bishopthorpe’s Alan Reynolds and Jacquie Crowley won all three of their rubbers, but still ended up on the losing side against York.