IT IS 'ton-up time' as the first of the leading teams in the Tyke Petroleum Men’s Tennis League passed the hundred-point benchmark.

Leaders of the pack are reigning champions Poppleton ahead of Rowntree Park.

Liam Earshaw aced 3-29 with ever-present Popp captain Nick Turnbull pipping brother André, who clocked 3-25 with Nikki Rohlfing.

David Lloyd are hot on their heels after a big win at home, despite stalling at the start against York rookies Joel Hancox and Jamie Winspear.

Academy are back in gear with twin wins. Adam Rider and Richard Bancroft made short work of Rowntree Park with 3-30, while Rider with Ivan Dechovsky were on form at Wigginton with 3-25.

Thirty points ahead in division two, Racquets are speeding towards the top-flight.

All three Harrogate pairs proved unbeatable at home to division three champs David Lloyd 2, but Ryan Lonsdale and Jim Haddleton maxed with 3-27.

The loss drops Lloyd into the relegation battle, where Appleton Roebuck gave themselves every chance by demolishing bottom team Bubwith. Big guns Rob Jones and Tom Shouksmith led the barrage with 3-28.

Back-to-back trophy chasers Wetherby were on top form at home to Starbeck 2 in division three, but missed out on the ton at Clifton Park, as York 2 inflicted only the second defeat this year on the division five champs. Rich Cranidge and Jez Catchpole were aces with 3-26.

Boston Spa take up the chase after their biggest win of the season against Rowntree Park 2. Spa captain Matt Lewis and Paul Kaye netted 3-29.

Sherburn move ever upwards after another big win. They have five matches in hand over the leaders and are averaging better than eight points a match.

Academy 2 race full tilt towards the division four title. They returned with 11 points from Sutton-on-Derwent as Matt Waters and Chris James won every rubber 9-3.

There followed a near whitewash of fellow contenders Wigginton 3, with Waters and James splitting to score maximum points with Marcus Hewlett and Alan Cunningham.

Rufforth rallied to second with a big win at home to Sutton, and then took part in an amazing match as hosts Wigginton 3 had to scramble a draw with a 22-14 final round. Andy Ivel and David Laws were Rufforth’s architects of success with 3-28 and 3-23 respectively.

Wilberfoss collected another 12 points as they roared into the hundreds.

It's nearly 105 points scored overall, and 105 games won at home this week to Bishopthorpe – beating their own second team’s record win against the same opponents.

Boston Spa 2’s Ralph Grote felt “short changed” after visitors Alne & Tollerton nailed the crucial games, coming away with a tidy return from a closely-fought tie.

With four teams to be relegated from division five this year, York 3 are suddenly sat on fresh air after a big defeat at Wetherby 2. Mike Park and son Ollie were again on form for the Castlegarthers with 3-27.

Harlow sent out the big guns for the division six derby against Knaresborough 2. Chris Reynolds and John Shackleton obliged with a 3-30 broadside. David Lloyd 3 laid claim to a division five start next year by beating their own fourth team.

Two heavy defeats for Wigginton 4 have them heading towards division eight. Top guns were Josh Williams and Andy Frank with 3-31 for Sheriff Hutton in their battering of Wiggy.

Strensall fall short of the ton but are in pole position to start in division five next season after another stonking win.

Wheldrake captain David Murtagh and young son Andrew must be pleased though, to have edged the Strensall captain by 7-5. Bishopthorpe 2 were penalised for their first team playing with only two pairs that morning.