The first round of matches after the Christmas break saw the leaders Malton Cons A at home against Bright Steels.
The hosts took a early lead with Dan Pawson defeating Mal Piercy 47-38 and the unbeaten Steve Beal coming back from 20 behind to beat Dave Burdett on the black ball.
The visitors then clawed their way back with John Snowden defeating Bob Newton 69-64 on the black when Newton went in off.
Next up saw Steve Pawson in action against Geoff Foxton with the latter taking the frame 58-35.
The final singles also went to the visitors with Ernie Burley getting the upper hand over John Ruston 66-30.
The unbeaten hosts needed to win the pairs to avoid defeat, and they did this thanks to Peter Woodall and Barry Elener’s win over Geoff Foxton and John Snowden.
Malton Cons C were at home against their B team with the latter going 2-0 up.
The B team won the opening frames with Dave Coulthard in good form against Dom Spiteri, winning 79-48 and Andy Sherry, 24 break, defeating the previously unbeaten Steve Turner, 23 break, 68-48.
Romaine Reeves found Jordan Coulthard in good form with Jordan making it 3-0 to the B team thanks to a 50-36 success.
This brought Roger Ward to the table to play Dan Williamson with Ward finally taking the frame 61-45 after taking his shoes off mid-frame.
The final singles game featured Phil Hart and John Dyson with Hart taking the frame 69-58.
The C team needed the pairs to draw the match, with Simon Weatherill and Dom Spiteri (C team) in action against father-and-son duo Dave and Jordan Coulthard (B team).
The early exchanges gave no hint of what was to come, until Jordan went for a plant on the reds which he missed this gave Weatherill the opening he needed and a hushed club room watched in awe as Simon steadily built up the break with some brilliant pots taking 13 reds with colours which were mainly on the lower colours the colours remaining.
The shot of the break came when Weatherill potted the green in the middle pocket to gain position on the brown going on to clear the table for a fantastic break of 110. Simon set the previous high break this season in the opening match.
The final match this week saw Pickering Cons C playing their D team in a match that had three black-ball games.
The hosts lost the first two frames when Andy Porter lost to Chris Leonard 52-47 and Dave Dawson going down to Andy Porter 78-71.
Ken Davison, 20 break, led the comeback with an 83-58 victory over Mike Catlin. Further wins came from Geoff Walker, who beat Tony Pape 66-55, and Alan Rudgard winning on yet another black ball with John Lay 58-52.
The pairs secured the draw with Andy Porter, 39 break, and Mike Catlin successful.
The league chairman Don Mcfarlane has announced his intention of standing down at the end of the current season due to personal matters. He will be missed and the best wishes of all the league are extended to him anyone interested in taking over as chairman should contact McFarlane or league secretary Mike Turner.