WIGGINTON 2 have secured their spot in the top division of the Tyke’s men’s tennis league despite losing in their trip to Fulford 1.

In a battle of second against third, the latter, Fulford, emerged victorious via a 61-47 scoreline thanks to a 30 score from first pair Govind Baker/Richard Parker, which was backed up by a 20 from Joe Mortimer/Tom Craddock.

However, the 4.5 points that Wigginton 2 garnered in their defeat which suffices to clinch their promotion to the premier division for next season.

Their final match sees them host David Lloyd York 2, who started the weekend still with a chance of joining their illustrious colleagues in the top tier, but who must now settle for division two next season. Any return of more than 5 points from the fixture will give Wigginton the division two crown.

The season’s finale in division four saw Wigginton 3 round off their title-winning season in style, with a fine 71-37 home win over Rowntree Park 2, who end the season in third place.

All the champion’s three pairs - Scott Farquhar/Sam Thorp, Ben King/Adam Houghton and Nick O’Keefe/Nick Craggs - returned scores north of 20.

Division five champions York 3 still do not know who will be joining them in their promotion to the fourth echelon for next season.

Heworth 1 kept their hopes alive with a comprehensive 72-36 win at bottom side Appleton Roebuck 2.

A fine team performance saw all three Heworth pairs score in the twenties - Andy Cutill/Al Spall, David Hicks/Philippe Leopold and Will Ellis/Scott Mannion. Selby host Rufforth next week, in a match that will decide whether Selby or Heworth play their tennis in division four next


Division six saw a match which finally settled the relegation issue. Poppleton 3 entertained York 4 and gained an excellent 64-44 victory, centred on an imperious 31 from first pair Ben Crick/Tony Howard.

The margin of victory was not enough, however, to prevent Pop from joining Bishopthorpe 1 in the relegation zone.

The only remaining issue in division eight was who would finish bottom.

Wigginton 5 have the distinction, following their 26-82 reverse at Strensall 2.

Ross Welsh/Rich Scott (31) and Dan Simmonite/Jake Yates (29) were in majestic form for Strensall.

The Wigginton club, however, can celebrate a fine season in which they have finished second in the first division, may win the second division, have already won the fourth division and came third in division six.