Reigning Sheffield men’s singles champion Matt Dodds dug deep to help secure two vital points for defending champions Redtooth A in the top flight, during a visit to Stocksbridge B.
Having seen his side trail 3-1, Dodds secured a hat trick with wins over Dave Heppenstall and Bill Grant, having earlier scraped past Wil Fisher. Dave Thompson took a brace and Ernest Mpundu completed the scoring for the visitors in a 6-4 win.
High flying MBE A found the going tough on a trip to relegation candidates Hallam Grange A in the second tier. They trailed 3-5 when Steve Needham completed his hat-trick with a pedestrian win over Joe Houghton. Veteran Mick Jarvis secured a point for the visitors with a 3-0 result over Eckart Lange.
One of the comebacks of the campaign occurred at mid table Hallam Grange E in Division Six. The hosts stormed to a 5-0 lead thanks largely to braces from Josh and Jack Deacon.
Results - Div One: Abbeydale A 7 Crookes B 3, Crookes A 9 Vulcan Redtooth B 1, Piranha A 1 Crookes A 9, Scorpions A 1 Stocksbridge Rugby A 9, Stocksbridge B 4 Vulcan A 6. Div Two: Crookes C 2 Shiregreen A 8, Crookes D 5 Hallam Gr A 5, Hallam Gr A 5 MBE A 5, MBE A 5 Scorpions B 5, Piranha B 7 Abbeydale C 3, Shiregreen A 3 Abbeydale C 7. Div Three: Crookes E 8 Crookes F 2, Shiregreen B 3 Albert Prem B 7. Div Four: Cable C 10 Vulcan K 0, Telecom A 3 Cricketers A 7, Wadsley Br B 4 Vulcan J 6.Div Five: Crookes H 9 Wisewood B 1, Dronfield 5 Hallam Gr C 5, Wisewood B 5 Shiregreen C 5, Wadsley Br C 7 Crookes H 3. Div Six: Hallam Gr E 5 HSBC B 5, Tapton Hill A 9 Tapton Hill B 1, Tapton Hill B 2 Hallam Gr D 8, Vulcan N 0 Wadsley Br D 10.