YORK had a clean sweep of victories in the Yorkshire League last weekend as their 'A', 'B', and 'C' teams all won.

In division one, they retained top spot with an 87-81 win over Harrogate.

At York, John Crowe, Mick Cooney, Mark Clarke and Tony Horobin trailed 15-14, but won the last three ends to take the game 19-15.

Harley Wenham, Graham Brooke, Malcolm Lewars and Craig Newton struggled and found themselves 20-8 behind after 14 ends. After a small revival, they lost 26-19.

In Harrogate, Nathan Richards, Jo Mann, Kieran Earnshaw and Jack Bird were in outstanding form and led from start to finish, coming away with a 31-17 success.

Jack Woodworth, Phil Parsons, Jeff Normanton and John Whiteley also looked to be heading for victory as they led 13-1, but won only four more ends and lost 23-18.

In division two, York 'B' won all four rinks against Scarborough in a 124-56 triumph.

At home, Ken Griffiths, Alan Hampshire, Geoff Walker and Dave Dale were in full control of their game, which they won 39-10.

Neal Macdonald, Ken Robinson, Bill Flavell and David White were also in control thanks to a good start which saw them leading 19-1 after only 10 ends on their way to a 35-8 triumph.

In Scarborough, Ken Simpson, Pete Riley, Gordon Fennell and Mal Bulmer won eight out of nine ends to go from 4-0 down to lead 15-5 on their way to a 27-17 win.

John Jennison, Allen Clapham, Malcolm Harrison and Graham Instone staged a fine comeback to win 23-21.

In Division Three, York 'C' won three rinks as they beat local rivals New Earswick 'C' 89-78.

At home, Charlie Arnett, Dave Berwick, Dave Dearlove and Mike Snowden came from 10-9 down to beat C. Evans, M. Brown, M. Warriner and A. Nicholson 19-16.

In the other rink Alan Braithwaite, Eric Hodgson, Noel Mallen and Dave Clarke had a tough game against B. Harton, D. Turner, P. Webster and B. Slupley. The game was won 25-22.

Away, Pete Waring, Dennis Walls, Norman Ellis and Trevor Scott led from start to finish, though the home side of Stuart Moore, Malcolm Reeson, Pete Waddington and Ros Dunhill did pull it back to 12-11 before going on to lose 26-15.

New Earswick`s only success came from D. Jefferies, D. Hutchinson, R. Camm and D. Chapman, who overturned a 14-8 scoreline to beat Wally Darbyshire, Mal Rankeillor, Dave Clough and Tony Bryan 25-19.

York Under-25s beat Melton 35-29 to move into the nation-wide David Cornwell Two-Rink Triples semi-final, which will be played at Nottingham IBC on April 5.

Jack Woodworth, Neal Macdonald and Kieran Earnshaw had a 10-8 advantage after 11 ends and tightened their grip on their game which they won 23-11.

The other rink of Nathan Richards, Jo Mann and Jack Bird went down 18-12.

York will play St Neots.

On Saturday (noon), York 'D' play Harrogate 'B' in division three.

Tomorrow, York Knights complete their fixture against North Cave White in Yorkshire Over-55s League division one while York Romans complete their game against Selby 'B' in division two.

On Saturday, York ladies play North Cave in the Yorkshire Ladies League, then on Sunday Thanet Road hosts the annual fixture between the Yorkshire ladies and the Yorkshire men, starting at noon.