Rogues edge out Whitby’s Endeavour

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This was Endeavour’s first match of the new season in the Scarborough and District League third division, with Rob Plackett replacing Ken Benford as team secretary.

It proved to be a hard fought encounter for both sides, with half of the sets going to five ends.

Rogues’ stand out player was Neil Arnott who won all three of his singles, although all of his games were very close, including his match with Ken Benford which Ken lost 12–14, 7–11, 11–8, 11–9, 11–7.

Stuart Hurworth recorded two good wins in his singles, but it was down to Plackett and Hurworth to win the doubles to square the match, but eventually went down 11–6, 8–11, 11–6, 12–10.

Out of a total of 45 games played, Rogues and Joshers won 23 and Endeavour 22 which suggests that on the balance of play, a draw may have been a fair result.

Nevertheless credit has to go to Rogues for having an extra ‘cutting edge’ when it was needed.

Endeavour: Plackett, Hurworth, Benford.

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