Match Reports

WC 13/01/20
X-Youth Pull Away From Trouble

Division Two’s Carlton X-Youths recent good form continued this week registering a vital win over bottom side Worksop Welfare Harriers ‘B’. The win eases them away from the bottom two teams and puts them 4 points above the relegation zone having played the same number of games as all of the teams around them. Their win against Harriers ‘B’ came courtesy of a Simon Hooley hat trick as he enjoyed wins over Neil Fisher, Dave Lyus and Dennis Learad. Hooley was well supported by is team mates Mark Cooper and Simon Rafferty who both enjoyed wins over Fisher and Lyus but both lost out to Learad. Hooley capped a fine performance by joining forces with Rafferty to defeat Fisher and Lyus in the doubles.
Worksop Welfare Harriers ‘A’ were also in action this week as they hosted second placed Sparken Hill Eagles who are still trying to chase down…full report »

WC 06/01/20
Tears Of A Clowne As ‘B’ Loses To ‘C’ In Cup

Clowne ‘C upset the odds this week as they dumped their club colleagues out of the Mike Tunningley Handicap Shield. Clowne ‘B who are a division above the counterparts were looking to progress to the semi-final stage but came unstuck against a stubborn Clowne ‘C side who in particular had Ian Henderson in a rich vein of form. Henderson first defeated Jeff Reay 21-15, 21-14 before just losing out to Simon Chatterton 20-21, 15-21 in his next game. In his final game Henderson made it even more uncomfortable for his opponent Kartik Lakhani as he took him even closer before just losing out 18-21, 18-21. Henderson was well supported by Steve Elkin who lost to Chatterton 17-21, 15-21 before dropping more points than he would have liked to Lakhani losing 14-21, 10-21. Elkin then got back on track and fought hard against Reay before just losing out 19-21, 19-21. Clowne…full report »

WC 16/12/19
Hawks Take Down Woodpeckers In Cup

Division Three side Sparken Hill Hawks caused a cup upset this week as they knocked out Division One side Sparken Hill Woodpeckers out of the Mike Tunningley Handicap Shield. Despite not winning a single game in the Handicap Shield format of two games up to 21 against each player the Hawks managed to score enough points after the handicap was added to make it through to the next round.
The Woodpeckers trio of Martynas Riauba, Orestas Riauba and Mitchell Radford comfortably won all of their games to ten points or under but there were a couple of games were the Hawks managed to break the shackles as both Adam Pinches and Paul Wendon took 15 and 16 points off of Mitchell Radford to swing the contest their way. On the table the Woodpeckers scored 378 which the maximum amount of points possible with the Hawks scoring 165 but when…full report »

WC 09/12/19
Welfares 100% Winning Record Goes

League leaders in Division One Worksop Miners Welfare’s 100% record in Division One finally went this week as Sparken Hill Woodpeckers held them to a 5-5 draw. One 100% record for the Welfare side that didn’t fall though was Richard Element’s unbeaten run in the singles as he made it 20 wins out of 20 with wins over al three of the Woodpeckers players in Orestas Riauba, Martynas Riauba and Steve Fox. Despite Element’s hat trick, the Woodpeckers went toe to toe with the Welfare side as both Riauba brothers beat Chris Cattell and Dave Marsh with Steve Fox chipping in with a single win over Marsh to clinch a share of the spoils. Element and Cattell won the doubles for Miners Welfare beating Fox Orestas Riauba in straight sets to complete the scoring.
Two sides at the foot of the table had contrasting fortunes this week in the…full report »

WC 02/12/19
Emmerson And McIntyre Take DTH Doubles

Terry Emmerson and Kathy McIntyre have been crowned DTH Senior Doubles Champions for this season. The competition named after the League’s Sponsor DTH Engineering attracted 24 players who were ranked from 1-24 with the player ranked 1 paired with the player ranked 24, player ranked 2 with 23, 3 with 22 and so on. The pairings were then split into two groups of 6 pairings who then all played each other with the top two teams going through to the semi-finals.
Group A was a tight affair which was topped by Ben Swain and John Lowde who won 4 out of their 5 group games scoring 153 points and dropping only 2 points in the process to go through to the semi-finals as group winners. Who would finish as runners up in the group wasn’t as clear cut as two pairings were in with a chance of making it…full report »