First rich pickings for Crookes

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Crookes A picked up their first Premier Division win on a recent visit to Scorpions B, where Dennis Hooley and Alan Waistnidge both ended on braces and combined to win the doubles 3-2.

Terry Curran also added to the visitors’ scoreline with a win over Malcolm Manuel. Jamie Hudd starred for the hosts with a hat-trick.

Abbeydale A’s perfect start to the top flight campaign faltered during the visit of Albert Premier A, who took the two points and six sets thanks to a Richard Element hat-trick and a brace from Alex Tilley.

In Division Two, Abbeydale C kept up the pressure on leaders Redtooth D with a 7-3 result at Clifton B. Andy Joyce took an anticipated treble for the visitors but the star performer was Gillian Jones, who also went unbeaten and featured in the doubles victory alongside Joyce.

Summer league results:

Prem Div: Abbeydale A 4 Albert Prem A 6, MBE 0 Scorpions A 10, Scorpions B 4 Crookes A 6.

Div One: Cable 8 Phoenix 2, Clifton B 7 Albert Prem B 3, Crookes B 7 Albert Prem B 3, Vulcan Redtooth B 9 Vulcan Redtooth C 1.

Div Two: Clifton B 3 Abbeydale C 7, High Green 9 SWSC 1, Scorpions C 0 Crookes C 10, Vulcan Redtooth E 3 Vulcan Redtooth D 7.

Div Three: Albert Prem C 9 Scorpions D 1, Vulcan Redtooth F 4 Vulcan Redtooth G 6.