TWO 99s from Esk Valley’s Nigel Scarth and Colin Williamson were the highlight of the week in Esk Valley’s easy win over Average.
In a top of the table clash, Whitehall, with 98s from Steve Baker and Tim Coates, beat Country Lads, for whom the increasingly more consistent Sam Atkinson also scored 98.
Although Esk Valley may have a say in the matter, indications at this early stage of the season are that these are the two teams who will contest the A League title.
In a bottom of the table fixture, Castle Park easily accounted for Wrong Trousers for whom Paul Hurworth top scored with 95.
Colin Moore with 96 was the best for Castle Park which was backed up with a 95 from Max Dossor.
Wrong Trousers were unfortunate to lose Ben Stokoe from their team with a shoulder injury which will prevent him from shooting for some weeks.
A League Results
Castle Park (375) C Moore 96 M Dossor 95 A Eddon 93 C Dossor 91 375 beat Wrong Trousers (358) P Hurworth 95 P Lindley 91 A Martin 90 J Stokoe 82
Whitehall (386) SP Baker 98 T Coates 98 M Ware 96 A Rowell 94 beat Country Lads (381) S Atkinson 98 D Atkinson 97 R Lammerton 95 M Atkinson 91
Esk Valley (383) N Scarth 99 C Williamson 99 J Hay 97 D Noble 88 beat Average 375
In Universal’s second success of the season in the B League, Joe Hugill went from zero to hero, his 96 lifting his teams score to 10 points above average to comfortably beat Firemen.
Paul Cattermole matched Hugill’s 96 but Firemen suffered their third defeat in a poor start to the season.
League leaders Watkinson’s and second place Patch had comfortable wins against Farmers and Average with solid rather than notable performances. On the whole, two or three good scores in a rather average week.
B League Results
Watkinson’s (374) N Sawdon 95 M Marsay 94 J Headley 94 D Pratt 91 beat Farmers (353) D Hill 96 C Thompson 90 Y Williamson 89 M Noble 78
Universal (368) J Hugill 96 M Troughton 92 G Flower 90 B Martin 90 beat Firemen (358) P Cattermole 96 B Gibbons 93 M Holmes 87 I Clarkson 82
Patch (373) C Rutland 94 J Wood 94 C Orr 93 P Rutland 92 beat Average (363)