WIGGINTON captain Phil Langley and protegé Angus Bradshaw were faced with the Tyke Petroleum Men's League's 'Mission Impossible' – beating Nick Turnbull, captain of leaders Poppleton.

And it looked likely as Langley and Bradshaw led 5-2 on Poppy's purple tarmac.

Turnbull and Liam Earnshaw fought back hard, however, and at 6-5 up had the chance to serve out for the win.

Nevertheless, the 6-6 result was only the second time this season that Turnbull had failed to beat the opposition.

Scoring 2½-30 in this tie, Turnbull's overall record this year is 32 points out of 33.

What a difference a week makes in Division Two as Poppleton-2 walloped Bubwith, who had bettered their hosts just seven days previously.

Bub barely got a sniff this time as Popp-2 captain Dave Jones called in Alan Powell, Matt Everatt and Tom Cantrell to inflict some serious revenge.

Paul Turnbull and Powell returned maximum points from just 21 games won.

When the captain's away, the team don't play is how Sherburn seem to roll, with Boston Spa enjoying the pleasure of Stephen Duree's second absence of the year to inflict upon his team just their second defeat in Division Three.

Matt Lewis and Paul Kaye ran riot with 3-27 as Spa close in on leaders Wetherby.

Starbeck-3 inched closer to Division Four safety with a slim win at home to Appleton Roebuck- 2.

Smart out of the blocks with a 23-13 first-round clean sweep, Beck hung on for a 56-52 result as Roebuck battled back.

Tom Key and James Matthewman were stand-outs with 3-25, but with a scratch third pair, it was all about the rubbers for Racquets-2 as John Topping and Jamie Pert ended unbeaten with 2½-22, as did Wigginton-3's Adam Houghton and Andy Galloway with 2-20.

A personal best for Division Six's Selby, grabbing ten points in their inter-divisional match against Seven's David Lloyd-3.

Only Simon Gray and Chris Johnson, with 2-20, could get on the board for Lloyd.

The biggest win came for Division Seven's Heworth-2, who dismantling Bubwith-2 in an 81-27 result.

Wes Casey and Nick Milner enjoyed their inter-divisional with a near-perfect 3-33.

Jack Hoare and Will Rowntree, with 3-29, top-scored for Division Seven youngsters, while David Lloyd-4 as they ran amok at home to Division Eight whipping boys Bishopthorpe-2.

The Chrisses (Reynolds and Milnes) topped them all, however, with 3-34 for Harlow against Division Eight's Knaresborough-2 in a match that was swapped to Harlow.