ALTHOUGH the score would suggest otherwise, this was quite a close, hard-fought match.
Undoubtedly, man of the match was Steve Miller for St Ives as he won all three of his singles games and also had a win in the doubles game.
Whitby’s only successful player was Stuart Hurworth who won two out of three singles games.
Whitby’s Dan Schweitzer has played very few league matches and is finding it hard going at this level but should achieve some success before too long.
Whitby’s Ken Benford played much better this week but was still not able to get a win in any of his games. Hurworth and Benford played the doubles game but despite a good rally in the third end still lost out.
Whitby Endeavour 2 St Ives 8
Prior to the start of this match, Whitby were top of the division with The Ice Men just a point behind and with a game in hand.
Whitby’s Jonathan Parkinson won two of his three singles games, including a notable victory over Ice Men’s David Frost who was unbeaten so far this season.
Whitby’s Stuart Hurworth also contributed two singles wins but narrowly lost to David Frost after five ends.
Whitby’s Ken Benford had one of those nights which is best forgotten, failing to win any of his singles games.
With the match at 5-4 Benford and Hurworth played the doubles against James Button and D Harris.
The Ice Men took the first two ends quite easily but Whitby rallied to take the third end 11-9.
Unfortunately, they couldn’t sustain the recovery and lost the fourth end to give The Ice Men the overall match win.
This was a disappointing result for Whitby, who will hope to do better in the return fixture next year.
The Ice Men 6 Whitby Endeavour 4