Stanley Street D dragged themselves back into the Worksop Division Three promotion race, with their second consecutive win over a team above them.
They followed their win over DTH Redlands Tarr Babies with a victory this week over league leaders Stanley Street Rascals – who had previously only lost one league game.
Street D’s task was made all the more easier when the Rascal’s third player didn’t turn up, meaning they were already 3-0 up before a ball was struck.
Thomas Gladwin and Harry Downing, the two Rascals, both lost to Andrew Agnew, Glyn Williams and Lee Webb and were facing a whitewash, but dug in and managed to win the doubles against Williams and Louis Spray for a consolation in the 9-1 defeat.
DTH Redlands Tarr Babies have finally caught up on all of their outstanding fixtures with two wins in a week, moving them up to second place.
Their first win came at Ryton Park Dragons with a Josh Nelson hat-trick, two wins from Greg Suchalski and a solo effort from Adam Pinches, along with the doubles, securing a 7-3 win.
The scorers for the Dragons were Justin Flear with two good wins and Lee Banton.
The same trio of Tarr Babies players played in their second fixture, a 9-1 win at Stanley Street E .
Another treble from Nelson, one from Greg Suchalski and Pinches adding a further two wins before losing out to the Street’s Jasper Turner.
Fourth placed Stanley Street Cypriots may not win the Division Three title but may have a say in who does as they are capable of troubling all the teams above them.
They had another solid win again this week against the improving Ryton Park Falcons.
Both Graham Stent and Tom Parker were unbeaten for the Cypriots as they cruised to an 8-2 win over the Falcons.
Jordan Potter and Jack Eden won points for the Falcons, but lost the doubles to Stent and Mitchell Radford.
The last remaining unbeaten record in Division One fell as DTH Redlands Roosters went down 8-2 at MBE.
Richard Element beat all three Roosters in straight sets with Mick Bell and Craig Straw adding two wins each.
Element and Straw tookthe doubles.
Scorers for the Roosters were Rick Harris and Steve Fox and the result now leaves only two points separating the top three sides in the division.
Division One: Stanley Street A 9 Manton Tigers 1, Ryton Park Adders 1 DTH Redlands, Fluffy Toys 9, Manton Misfits 6 DTH Redlands Joggers 4.
In Division Two title chasing Ryton Park Eagles crashed 7-3 to Stanley Street B.
The Eagles had hammered club colleagues the Cougars 9-1 to close the gap on leaders Manton Nomads to just three points but have now slipped six points behind .
The Eagles drafted in Connor Bettley from Division Three, but he lost all three games, as did more experienced team-mate Keith Swif, Brian Allen taking a hat-trick.
For Street B Ralph Rodda, Glyn Payne and Adam Hamilton on two each with Rodda and Nigel Stent winning the doubles.
Division Two: Manton Nomads 6 Manton Sports 4, Ryton Park Cougars 1 Stanley Street C 9.