EMBASSY Yeadon C finished the first half of the season in pole position in Division Two of the Bradford Table Tennis League.

That was following their derby victory over promotion rivals Embassy Yeadon D as Tony Boyd turned in his best performance of the season for the leaders with a match-winning treble.

He needed five games to beat both Rod Robertson and Chris Sanderson as Embassy Yeadon C won the first five matches. And he sealed victory with another five-game success against Peter Clarkson.

Ian Marshall won two and Jacek Dabrowski took one as Embassy Yeadon C won 7-3 to stay one point clear of Hermits C.

These two have opened up a clear lead over Embassy Yeadon D and Hermits B.

There is an intriguing three-way battle at the top of Division Four.

Baildon D will start the second half of the season in top spot after a comfortable victory at Thornbury B.

John Jennison was unbeaten for Baildon with Jerry Harkawy and Shirley Toulmin adding two each in an 8-2 victory.

Hermits I and Unity C are just three points behind. The former were given a scare against lowly Hermits K.

John Rawnsley and Anthony Burrow both won two as the match was even at 4-4. Then Hermits I clinched a 6-4 success as Stewart Varley and George Raine won two each. Mick Raine won one and joined Varley to secure victory in the doubles.


Division One: Unity B 1 Dewsbury A 9, Unity A 4 Embassy Yeadon A 6, Hermits A 9 Embassy Yeadon B 1, Unity A 8 Unity B 2, Embassy Yeadon B 4 Dewsbury B 6.

Division Two: Embassy Yeadon D 3 Embassy Yeadon C 7, Hermits B 8 Baildon A 2, Highdale B 2 Hermits C 8,

Division Three: Hermits H 3 Rastrick 7, Hermits G 5 Hermits F 5, Baildon B 6 Pudsey C 4.

Division Four: Hermits I 6 Hermits K 4, Baildon E 6 Hermits J 4, Thornbury B 2 Baildon D 8.