WIGGINTON 1 kept the Tyke Men’s Tennis League division one title race alive by crushing Racquets 1 81-27.

Heavy scoring from all three pairs - Ben Walker/James Shaw, James Denmark/Phil Langley and Ollie Hicks/Nils Morozs - moves Wigginton to within four points of leaders David Lloyd York 1.

Three matches remain and next week’s clash between the top two could be crucial in deciding this year’s champions.

In division two, Boston Spa 1 went top having inflicted a bruising 83-25 defeat on their hosts Poppleton 2.

An imperious 31, the week’s top score in the league, from first pair Matt and Steven Lewis was the centrepiece of the match, although Spa’s other pairs of Simon Hughes/Paul Kaye and Andrew Milne/Pete Smith also returned high twenties.

Poppleton have only two games left this season and a mathematical miracle will be needed if they are to retain their division two status.

In division three , Bubwith 1, second from bottom of the table, hosted second-placed Sutton-on-Derwent 1.

The latter took the spoils 70-38 and leapfrog York 2 into top spot.

Bottom club Alne and Tollerton could raise only two pairs for their home match with Appleton Roebuck 1 and went down 26-82.

Wigginton 3 cemented their place at the top of division four by defeating Strensall 1 62-46, thanks in large measure to a scintillating 26 from first pair Adam Houghton/Kev Fairclough.

The bottom two sides clashed in division five. Fulford 2’s fine 65-43 triumph over Appleton Roebuck 2 moves them up to fifth in the table, albeit only two points clear of the relegation spaces.

With only three games left, Appleton Roebuck look certain to be joining division six next season.

Looking likely to replace them are Pocklington, whose 74-34 demolition of the visiting Poppleton 3 puts them in pole position in division six.

Displaying exemplary consistency, all three home pairs - Matt Ralphs/James Eaglesfield, Ross Gleig/David Moores and Jim Holding/Stewart Berry - returned 20-plus scores.

Division seven saw a coming together of the bottom two clubs, Heworth 2 and Bubwith 2.

Heworth’s 66-42 victory leaves them at the foot of the table and may well have sealed Bubwith’s relegation fate.