YORK Indoor Bowls Club scraped through in the Denny Cup in overtime after a tense clash with Scarborough finished 70-70 after 21 ends.

The tie went to an extra end and it was won by the rink of Kieran Earnshaw, Neal Macdonald, Mark Clarke and Dave Stroughair, taking York into a clash with Durham on December 9.

The Thanet Road side had so nearly lost, however. With three rinks having finished and the aggregate score at 70-69 to York, the home rink of Stuart Smith, Nigel Macdonald, Craig Newton and Paul Mooring, who had struggled all game, were three down with Mooring having the last wood of the game.

But he played with weight, removing two of the woods - leaving the match aggregate tied.

Earlier, Alan Vowles, Mick Cooney, Tony Horobin and Jason Parkinson won 22-8 but it was a tight game in which more than a two was scored on only one end.

In Scarborough, Stroughair's impressive rink stormed 21-5 ahead before winning 24-12.

John Dudding, Alan Hampshire, Jeff Normanton and John Whiteley, meanwhile, won only seven ends but, crucially for the aggregate, picked up a three on the last to finish losing 26-16.

York also marched on in the Yetton Trophy with a 118-50 win against Hornsea 118-50.

At home, Carol Banks, Pauline Cooper, Sue Kirkpatrick and Helen Wood led 23-0 before their opponents got on the board at the 11th end. It finished 40-9.

Laura Clarke, Lynda Parker, Zoe Eagles and Helen Walker trailed 14-4 after eight ends and with three to play were still 19-17 behind - but they hit back to win 21-19.

In Hornsea, Pat Potter, Maureen Walker, Sheila Turpin and Carol Instone enjoyed an impressive 33-9 victory, while Dot Kennelly, Pauline Armitage, Betty Richardson and Linda Harrison were level at 9-9 after 10 ends but won 24-13.

Next up are Lincoln on December 9.

Meanwhile, in the Yorkshire Over-55s League, York Vikings maintained their unbeaten start in division one with a 92-66 victory against North Cave White, picking up 12 points from three winning rinks.

The away legs were shared. Ken Griffiths, Alan Hampshire, Malcolm Harrison and John Whiteley won 23-16, but Alan Vowles, Trevor Wilford, Graham Instone and Jeff Normanton dropped six shots over the last three ends to lose 24-17.

At home, Phil Parsons, Mick Cooney, Roger Ford and Tony Horobin won 29-11, and Dave Dale, Jim Robertson, Tex Stevens and Graham Brooke came from behind to win 23-15.

Tomorrow, the Vikings complete their game against Thornaby, which they lead 43-31.

York Knights picked up the maximum 14 points against neighbours New Earswick Ospreys in division two, winning 104-59.

At home, Colin Robinson, Tony Butterfield, Pete Bradley and Ray Clark dropped a four to D Hutchinson, Vic Woolley, Vic Thompson and Kevin Potter but responded with a seven on the next and didn't look back, winning 33-16.

Harley Wenham, Dave Holder, Barry Walker and Ray Calpin trailed Pat Inwood, Gordon Johnson, Alan Price and Eric Cookson 11-7 after nine ends before opening a 20-12 lead.

Cookson came back with a single then a three but a six put York on course for a 27-17 victory.

Away, Charlie Arnett, Allen Clapham, Trevor Scott and Eric Hodgson went clear against Gordon Fratson, Dave Booth, Alwyn Anderson and Gary Stockton over the last nine ends to win 21-9.

Doug Mitchell, Bill Carter, David White and Geoff Walker led from the off and withstood a late surge from Jim Robinson, Dave Toms, John Taylor and Bob Barrett to win 23-17.

York Romans were on course for their first win of the season as they led Hornsea Hawks 42-38 after 10 ends but a poor run from the away rinks - dropping 26 shots over five ends - ended their hopes.

Both home rinks won, though. Pete Waring, John Butler, Dave Clarke and Mike Snowden triumphed 28-11, and John Munday, Dave Snarr, Gordon Walker and Ron Munro sealed a deserved 20-16 win with a two at the last.

On Saturday at noon, York play four matches. Their first team meet Hornsea in Yorkshire League division one, the 'B' team meet Leeds in division two, and the 'C' have a derby against New Earswick 'B' in division three, while York ladies face Doncaster in the North Eastern League.

Next Tuesday, York play their Yorkshire Over-60s Double Rinks game against Doncaster, starting at 1pm.