DIVISION Three leaders Hermits F are cruising towards the title after maintaining their unbeaten record against second-placed Rastrick.

The match featured the top two players in the averages and it was Peter Eccles, of Hermits, who took the individual honours with a hat-trick of wins.

Michael Whitham, of Rastrick, was ahead of Eccles with just one loss prior to the match and he put Rastrick ahead in the opening singles against Glen Ellis, Hermits and Eccles, in particular, put their foot down and took the next six to settle the issue.

Eccles beat Peter Mitchell and then faced Whitham in set four and he just got home at 11-9 in the fifth game.

He completed his treble against Ronnie Maystone to put Hermits 6-1 up and they finished 7-3 winners with Tom Sampson and Ellis winning two each, Hermits are now 18 points clear of Rastrick and have a game in hand.

In the Yorkshire League, Bradford veterans first team had a mixed day when the second round of fixtures took place in Hull.

Bradford, Leeds 1 and Hull 1 were all unbeaten after the first round and it was Leeds who hold the advantage with one round left.

Bradford drew with Leeds with Simon Pugh unbeaten but they then lost to Hull 7-3 and finished with a 9-1 victory over Huddersfield 1, Leeds have 10 points with Bradford on nine points but Leeds are favourites with 1 round to play.

Results: Division One: Embassy Yeadon B 2 Dewsbury A 8, Hermits A 3 Pudsey A 7, Unity B 0 Highdale A 10, Dewsbury A 7 Heckmondwike 3, Pudsey A 2 Dewsbury A 8, Highdale A 0 Embassy Yeadon A 10, Dewsbury B 5 Hermits A 5, Embassy Yeadon B 10 Unity B 0, Heckmondwike 6 Unity A 4, Highdale A 7 Embassy Yeadon B 3, Unity A 8 Pudsey A 2, Embassy Yeadon A 8 Hermits A 2.

Division Two: Pudsey B 5 Baildon A 5, Embassy Yeadon D 10 Hermits D 0, Highdale B 10 Hermits E 0, Fastbats 3 Embassy Yeadon C 7, Baildon A 5 Fastbats 5, Embassy Yeadon C 5 Highdale B 5, Hermits C 4 Embassy Yeadon D 6, Hermits E 3 Hermits B 7, Hermits D 0 Pudsey B 10, Embassy Yeadon D 10 Hermits E 0, Pudsey B 4 Hermits C 6, Embassy Yeadon C 8 Baildon A 2, Fastbats 9 Hermits D 1, Highdale B 5 Hermits B 5.

Division Three: Hermits H 5 Thornbury A 5, Hermits G 4 Pudsey C 6, Baildon C 0 Hermits F 10, Baildon B 2 Hermits H 8, Rastrick 6 Baildon C 4, Thornbury A 5 Hermits G 5, Hermits F 7 Rastrick 3, Hermits G 5 Baildon B 5, Baildon C 2 Pudsey C 8.

Division Four: Unity C 7 Hermits K 3, Baildon E 0 Baildon D 10, Hermits J 1 Hermits I 9, Baildon D 5 Unity C 5, Thornbury B 3 Hermits I 7, Baildon D 6 Thornbury B 4, Hermits J 4 Hermits K 6.