WHITBY Sports D slipped to defeat in Division Three of the Chester and Ellesmere Port League.
They were downed 7-3 by title favourites Pulford B, who also saw off newly-promoted Tarporley 11-0.
With Mike Moss leading the way, Whitby Sports E continued their winning run with a 6-4 victory at home to Barrow C.
In the Premier Division, Gary Watson led champions Whitby Sports to an important 7-3 away win against a strong Castrol team including Neil Powell and John Goodall. Whitby gave a debut to young Irish player Fiona Dennett.
In Division One, Joe James of Castrol B hit a terrific maximum when his side surprisingly defeated Castrol A 7-3. But Dean Oldham ensured the A team bounced back when he led them to an emphatic 8-2 success over County Officers.
Favourites Whitby Sports A defeated an under-strength County Officers A side 9-1, while in the all-Whitby clash the B team edged out the C team 6-4.
In Division Three, there were fine wins for Castrol C, 10-0 at Saughall Port, and Northgate, 8-2 at County Officers B.