YORK RI 'A' remain top of the Red Goat York & District Table Tennis League division one after prevailing 6-4 against title rivals Shiyi Ling 'A', writes Dave Quinlan.

York's Martin Lowe took the plaudits with a fine treble before Joe Wright and Arthur Sorley replied with braces.

Yoni Caspi and James Atkins were on top form as Topspin 'A' defeated Bootham 8-2 while three wins from Cristian Carcamo was the highlight of an 7-3 victory for Topspin 'B' over York RI 'B'.

Mikey Arnold was unbeaten as Shiyi Ling 'B' cruised to an 8-2 victory over Clarence 'B' with veteran Mick Kenyon contributing two valuable points.

York RI 'C' remain top of division two after they whitewashed Clarence 'C' 10-0 while Wigginton 'A' saw off Ryedale A 8-2.

Veteran John Hughes turned back the clock with an excellent brace as Shiyi Ling 'D' pushed title favourites University 'A' all the way before eventually going down to a 6-4 defeat.

In the key match at the foot of the table, it was Strensall who emerged triumphant with John Temple, Pete Mills and Dave Hough all contributing two wins in a solid 7-3 victory over York RI 'D'.

Pat Swindell starred as Ryedale 'B' thrashed leaders Wigginton 'B' 8-2 to blow the division three title race wide open.

A maximum haul treble from Mick Surtees made the difference as Shepherd 'B' edged a close encounter with BT 6-4.

Mark Matthams secured his first treble of the season for Clarence 'E' helping them beat Wigginton 'D' 7-3.

Tom Lines and Bob Fitzsimmons were too good as Clarence 'D' defeated Wigginton 'C' by the same score.

In division four, an unbeaten effort by Graham Hood could not prevent an understrength Clarence 'G' from sliding to a 7-3 defeat against Topspin C.

Nigel Baker led the way as Shepherds 'B' beat Clarence 'F' 7-3. Jay Taylor and Dave Wooldridge excelled as Topspin 'B' thrashed Wigginton 'E' 9-1.