YORK moved out of danger in the Tyke Petroleum Men’s Tennis League division one with valuable points at home to Dunnington. Pete Hall and John Moore led the charge with 3-28.

Steve Shipley, on debut ,then partnered Hall to 2-23 against treble-chasing Poppleton for whom Nick Turnbull and Liam Earnshaw excelled with 3-28.

David Lloyd are second after an impressive away victory at Rowntree Park.

Wigginton captain Phil Langley and James Walker had Copmanthorpe at heel, with 3-27, although Ben Walker and Jason Whiting lost heavily to Jack Wood and Dave Atkinson.

Racquets moved ahead in division two after picking up nine points at Poppleton 2. Pop’s Paul Turnbull and John Anderson returned an unbeatable 2½-22 which included a gutsy 7-5 defeat of Harrogate aces Jon Smail and John Haddleton. Starbeck stumbled at Appleton Roebuck where Simon Dickinson and Ryan Carrick edged Rob Jones and ‘Buck captain Tom Shouksmith in a thrilling first rubber for an overall 3-27. That was Beck’s only return in a promotion denting reverse.

Boston Spa suffered a surprise loss at Knaresborough in division three and drew with York 2. Alex Kragiopoulos and Andy Cousins did the damage with 3-29 at Knaresborough whilst a last gasp 11-1 from John Logan and Jez Catchpole gave York 2 a share of the match bonus against Spa.

Wigginton 3 hit the heights with nearly 22 points from two matches as their division four rivals all stumbled. Ali Clothier and Adam Houghton, with 3-29, mowed down Sutton.

Copmanthorpe 2 lost at Wigginton 3, Academy 2 edged a close derby at home to Starbeck but relinquished top spot on ‘games won.’ Racquets 2 won just two of nine closely contested rubbers at home to Rufforth who returned with 8½ points from a 55-53 victory.

Wetherby 2 came unstuck at Alne & Tollerton in their quest to close the gap on division five leaders Wilberfoss. Struggling Bishopthorpe’s third pair Tim Mandle and Tim Brown picked up a surprise 7-5 win over Riccall number ones Pat Woodward and Scott Anderson but were unable to prevent a team defeat.

Harrogate Spa are pulling clear at the top of division six after a points whitewash at Harlow. York 4 climbed to third after winning the basement battle with Bubwith 2. Chris Hughes and Ciaran Sullivan scored 3-29 for York. Pocklington’s Ross Gleig and Jim Holding were the week’s top scorers with an unrelenting 3-32 at home to David Lloyd 4.

Leaders Fulford 2 claimed a surprisingly narrow win at Sheriff Hutton and a surprisingly big one at Wigginton 4 where Paul Ruff and Pat Herriott (3-25) did the damage.

Sheriff Hutton took a tumble at home to Heworth 2 who are now off the bottom.

Leaders Strensall lost their 100% winning record in division eight at Wilberfoss 2.

Pop narrowed the gap to two points with a win at Bishopthorpe.