HERMITS A recorded their first victory of the season in Bradford League Division One, following a ding-dong encounter at Embassy Police B.

Matthew Shaw took the individual honours for Hermits, but it was a match that could have gone either way.

Hermits began well as Shaw beat Ian Marshall and, after the next two matches were shared, Shaw put Hermits 3-1 up by overcoming Jack Dabrowski.

Marshall and Tony Boyd then hauled Police B level, against Fazal Hussain and Shamir Bose respectively, but the last three singles were tough on the home side as Hussain beat Dabrowski 11-8 in the fifth, Shaw completed his treble against Boyd 11-9 in the decider, and Bose clinched the points in the final singles, beating Marshall 11-8 in the fifth to complete a hard-earned success.

Unity A moved to the top of Division Two, and maintained their unbeaten start to the season, after an impressive 8-2 win at Pudsey B.

Mick Stead and Neil Harris were both in fine form for Unity, taking three singles each and the doubles, with Steve Whitaker adding a single.

In Division Three, Rastrick held on to their unbeaten record against Baildon C, but were indebted to Mick Whitham, who steered them to a share of the points.

Rastrick led 3-2 at halfway after Whitham took the opener against Jerry Harkawy, but Baildon won the next two as John Jennison and Shirley Toulmin beat Brian Banks and Peter Mitchell respectively.

Banks made it 2-2, but only just as he pipped Harkawy 12-10 in the fifth, and Whitham beat Toulmin to put Rastrick back in front.

Baildon then took three in a row to lead 5-3, and Rastrick's unbeaten record was in danger.

Whitham saved the day, however, beating Jennison 3-0 in the final singles and joined Banks to take the doubles in straight games for a share of the spoils.

Results - Division One: Highdale A 0 Embassy Police B 10,Yeadon A 6 Pudsey A 4, Embassy Police B 4 Hermits A 6, Dewsbury Tog A 9 Highdale A 1, Dewsbury Tog B 10 Embassy Police B 0. Division Two: Unity A 8 Hermits C 2, Yeadon B 3 Highdale B 7, Hermits D 1 Hermits B 9, Pudsey B 2 Unity A 8. Division Three: Pudsey C 4 Hermits F 6, Hermits F 6 Baildon B 4, Baildon C 6 Hermits F 4, Hermits F 3 Hermits E 7,Rastrick 5 Baildon C 5, Hermits G 7 Unity B 3. Division Four: Hermits J 0 Hermits I 10, Baildon E 9 Hermits K 1.