YORK got their Mason Trophy campaign off to a flier as they beat Scunthorpe 44-26.

The Thanet Road side won the cup in 2016 but were beaten in their first game last season.

They got off to a good start this time as they led 19-3 after five ends and, while Scunthorpe pulled back to 32-25 with three to play, York finished well.

At home, Dot Kennelly, Sheila Turpin, Linda Harrison and Helen Walker were pegged back from 11-0 after four ends to 14-12 after 14 but pulled away again to win 25-12, the visitors conceding with one end to play.

Away, Joan Jackson, Carol Banks, Melanie Brooke and Carol Instone were likewise pegged back from 13-4 after nine to 14-13, but a two followed on the last by a three gave Instone's side a 19-14 victory.

York play Lincoln in the next round on December 7.

York avenged their Denny Cup defeat when they beat Hornsea 87-63 in Yorkshire League division one.

At home, Malcolm Lewars, Alan Hampshire, Scott Walton and Phil Emmerson won 34-9, and Alan Vowles, Graham Brooke, Mark Clarke and Craig Newton 20-13.

In Hornsea, Phil Parsons, Malcolm Harrison, John Crowe and Dave Stroughair dropped fives on the 11th and 12th ends to go 18-7 behind but they only lost 23-20.

John Whiteley, Mick Cooney, Jeff Normanton and Tony Horobin pulled back to 15-13 behind thanks to three twos in succession but they went down 19-13.

In division two, York 'B' beat Selby 'B' 100-66, picking up 10 points.

At home, Allen Clapham, Ken Robinson, Alan Yoward and Dave Dale easily won 34-9, and Harley Wenham, Dave Elcock, Graham Instone and Geoff Walker won 34-12, having led 17-17 after nine ends and claiming a seven on the 15th.

In Selby, Ken Simpson, Pete Riley, Gordon Fennell and Mal Bulmer came back from 15-7 down to trail 19-16 at the last but they dropped a three to lose 22-16.

Ken Griffiths, Pete Bradley, Ray Calpin and Malcolm Thompson were three behind with seven to play but went down 23-16.

York maintained their unbeaten start to the Yorkshire Ladies' League as they beat Redcar 107-53, picking up all 10 points.

At home, Maureen Walker, Joan Knight, Pauline Cooper and Melanie Brooke started with two sevens and led 24-0 after only six ends en route to a 43-8 win.

Jen Brown, Bernadette Johnson, Sue Kirkpatrick and Helen Walker came from 11-7 down to win 26-16.

In Redcar, Carol Banks, Kath Pepper, Pauline Armitage and Linda Harrison won 20-13 after pulling away in the mid-section, while Joan Jackson, Pat Potter, Sheila Turpin and Carol Instone won 18-16 having been 14-14 with six ends to play.

York Romans got their first win since being formed in October 2017, beating Selby 'B' 80-72 to take 12 points from their Yorkshire Over-55s League division two game.

The away leg, played first, saw Colin Robinson, Ray Wynn, Mal Rankeillor and Allan May win 23-14, while Alan Braithwaite, John Munday, Dave Clarke and Steve Lea lost 19-14, having been 17-9 down with four ends to play.

The home teams struggled early on as Andy Lockwood, Alan Yoward, Trevor Scott and Ray Clark trailed 23-4 at half-way and Pete Waring, Ron Munro, Gordon Walker and Mick Snowden 13-11 with three ends to play.

But Clark's team made a remarkable comeback to win 28-26 and Snowden's team took their game 15-13.

York Knights, meanwhile, kept up their promotion hopes as they beat Leeds 'B' 86-75 - thanks to one winning rink.

The away leg, played first, saw Pete Waring, John Walton, Dave Elcock and Pete Bradley leading 13-11 after 12 ends only to lose eight on the trot and go down 26-15, while Charlie Arnett, Mal Rankeillor, Dave Preece and Jim Robertson fell 22-13.

At home, Dave Clough, Ken Robinson, Ray Calpin and Malcolm Thompson also lost 21-19, having turned round a 10-3 scoreline to lead 17-11.

However, Harley Wenham, Allen Clapham, Dave Dearlove and Geoff Walker impressively won 39-6.

Today, York will look to avenge defeat to Lincoln in last year's Vivienne Trophy in a game which starts at 12.30pm.

Tomorrow, York Knights meet neighbours New Earswick Ospreys at noon.

On Saturday and Sunday, York IBC host the North Yorkshire Short Mat competitions starting at 9.30am each day.

NEW Earswick 'A' beat Doncaster 82-66 in the Yorkshire League, claiming 12 of the 14 points.

At home, Bob Elliot, Rod Walker, Kevin Liddell and Brian Gray won the first two ended but lost 24-9, but Andy Humphreys, Colin Ellis, Mick Head and Paul Dawson, having led 11-3 after eight ends, won 23-15.

Earswick's away teams both won. John Harrison, Colin Pickup, Ralph Tiplady and Andrew Fothergill triumphed 27-10 and Paul Murray, Brian Birch, Gary Jones and Bill Waldie 23-17, having trailed 6-0.

New Earswick 'B', though, were pipped 88-87 by Hornsea 'B' in a thriller.

At Huntington Road, Dave Hutchinson, Dave Thompson, Brian Hutton and Eric Cookson pulled away from 12-10 up after 12 ends to win 28-15.

Jim Spicer, Dave Toms, Dave Sykes and Barry Johnson, after dropping a five at the first, scored a six and a seven to lead 20-10 after 10 ends, but their opponents, aided by a six and a four, stormed back to win 29-26.

At Hornsea, Dave Imeson, Steve Hudson, Alwyn Anderson and Bob Barrett took a 10-9 lead with a five at the 10th end and led 19-11 after 17 ends. They hung on for a 21-16 win.

Gordon Fratson, Vic Woolley, Graham Lockwood and Vic Thompson were all square at 11-11 after 12 ends but crashed 28-12.

New Earswick Ladies lost 95-55 to Doncaster in the North East Ladies' League.

Lynn Page, Doramy Bellwood Margaret Pearson and Majorie Watson led 9-5 after eight ends but but lost 26-11. Leslie Nuckey, Ann Lea, Jackie Toms and Irene Warrington shot 14-2 up after six ends helped by a four and a five and won five of the last six ends to seal a 23-14 win.

At Doncaster, Carole Thompson, Jean Cann Jennie Philpott and Kath Sykes led 11-10 after 11 ends but Doncaster replied and went on to win 21-15, while Kay Hutchinson, Moira Ellis, Sally Domville and Norma Davies went down 34-6.

New Earswick Falcons had two winning rinks yet fell 94-58 to Hornsea Seagulls in the Yorkshire Over-55s League.

At home, Dave Imeson, Bill Nuckey, Dave Sykes and Barry Johnson built a 10-4 lead after nine ends and this proved decisive as they won 19-13.

However, Graham Lockwood, Paul Murray, Colin Ellis and Kevin Liddell lost 25-12.

At Hornsea, Bob Elliot, Dave Kermode, Mick Head & Bill Waldie dropped a five at the first end and a three at the fifth end but still led 16-9 after 12 ends. Hornsea picked up a second five and a three to level but, with the scores at 19-19 going into the last, Earswick scored a three to win 22-19.

Eric Cookson, Rod Walker, Brian Birch and Ralph Tiplady, however, crashed 37-5.