Snooker Report – Week 5
In the Premier Division Rileys ‘A’ won their first match of the season against an understrength Tutbury ‘A’ 5-3 with Martin Ridell and Michael Lomas getting them off to a good start winning 3 of the first 4 frames. Ridell for Rileys knocking in a 32 break against Paul Atterbury in the first frame and comfortably winning his 2nd frame. Lomas drew with Tutbury’s captain, Alan Davies, who made a 31 break.
The match was won when Zaheer won both frames against John Sheriff. Zaheer also made a 30 break in this frame. Craig Keen won his normal two frames against Michael Dewsbury.
Tutbury ‘B’ drew with Ivanhoe ‘B’ in a match where nobody lost two frames.
Belmont ‘A’ bounced back from last weeks defeat to Newhall, by hammering SDSC ‘B’ 7-1. Most people know what a talented and solid player Sturmy Archer is as he made light work beating Simon Orpwood. Mark Press helped to give Belmont the perfect start by going 4-0 at the interval. Shaun Gebbie, playing some solid snooker, beat Garton Bloor. In the first frame Graham Bailey easily beat Andy Bloor, and the whitewash looked on, but for two excellent pots on the pink and black by Andy Bloor prevented it.
Willington ‘A’ appear to be finding some good form at the moment, as they thumped Stapenhill ‘A’ 1-7 away, with only Mark Waldron preventing the whitewash, by drawing with Bill Stewart. Gary Barker made a 42 break in winning his match against Tim Knopik. Wayne Pieria made a 31 break, beating Stapenhill captain, Andy Tomlinson.
It appears that Newhall ‘A’ are trying to end Burton Cons domination of the title, as they beat SDSC ‘A’ 1-7 away. Mark Satchwell was in good form, beating John Davis, which included a 38 break. Fran McNulty also made a 36 break in beating Steve Ayre. For SDSC, Andy Goldingay did well to take a frame off Adam McNulty.
In the David Wain division, Mark Sherratt, for Belmont ‘C’ made all the difference against Stapenhill ‘B,’ as the only player to win both frames against Charlie Britton. Richard Davis did extremely well to draw with John Richardson. Lee Turner and Brian Sharratt drawing with Sharratt, making a 32 break. Kevin Ramsell also drew with Simon Piechowkz in a highly entertaining game.
SDSC ‘C,’ playing only their second game of the season, managed to scrape home a 5-3 victory against Woodville ‘A,’ thanks to Ben Davies taking both frames against the unlucky Paul Slater. The talented Andy Grainger and Henry Tomas match was drawn, and also, Adam Harrison against Mark Hadley where Mark Hadley was unlucky to drop a frame.
It would appear that Drakelow are struggling this season as they lost at home to Burton Cons ‘C’ 2-6, where the evergreen Jim Jennings played some excellent snooker and safety play against Alan Orpwood, with Jim winning the 1st frame and Alan taking the 2nd frame. It was also good news to hear that Jim Jennings was interested in taking the referee’s course.
Paul Davies comfortably won both frames against Mark Baxter. Pat Ryan lost his 1st frame, unfortunately, going in off the black after potting an excellent cut back on the pink, and Ian Shrive also managed to win the second frame as well. Steve Castledine also won a frame as well.Rileys ‘D’ managed to whitewash their ‘B’ team 8-0, with all of their players on top form.
Burton Cons ‘C’ lost at home to SDSC ‘D’ 3-5, with Gordon Jennings losing both frames to David Wain on the pink and black, and Henry Callton taking both frames off Nathan Brooks which gave the SDSC the perfect start. Ian Protheroe clawed two frames back against Alex Read, and Rob Press drew with Gordon Wood to give the snooker centre victory.
In a closely fought match between the top teams Rolleston and Ivanhoe, which ended in a draw, Andy Winson lost both frames to Ivanhoe’s star player, Gaz Dolman, while Rob Sanders, for Rolleston, did the same to Graham Measures, so at the interval, the scores were level, and so it continued, with Tony Rushton drawing with Jerry Cook, and Kev Norris drawing with Daz Wilson.
In the Rileys Division, new boys, Alrewas Raptors seem to be enjoying life, when they beat SDSC ‘E’ who were relegated last season away 2-6. Colin Kinsella, for the Raptors, was fortunate to win his first frame against Andy Jefferies, but in the second frame knocked in a superb 46 break. Dave Trueman, also for the Raptors, took both frames against Tony Mitchell, which included a 30 break, and a very closely fought match between Ray Stretton and Jimmy Edwards ended with Ray taking both frames for SDSC. In a marathon match between Ray Bancroft and Carl Poulton, which lasted approximately 4 hours, and was won by Poulton, who had to lock up as it was a late finish.
Yet again, another ‘no show’ by Rolleston ‘C,’ this time against Swad Cons ‘B’ who claimed the match 8-0, this is unfair to the opposition who turn up and get food organised and then for the team not to turn up, or, at least, inform the club.
Willington ‘C’ did well to draw against high flying Alrewas ‘A.’ The star player for Willington was Darren Harrison, who took both frames off Roy Sherratt.
Alrewas ‘B’ beat top of the table Swad Cons ‘C’ at home 5-3 thanks to excellent performances by Tony Trueman against Matt Newbold, and Brian Aldridge against Keiran Checkley, with John Hill getting the required one frame off Rick Watson for an Alrewas victory.
Belmont Seniors did the business away to Woodville Seniors 2-6, with Terry Bosworth knocking back the years with breaks of 31 and 36 in beating Terry Eyley. Father and son team Richard and Eric Thornewell could do no better against Dougie Lees and Dave Press respectively. It was left to Alan Shuttleworth to beat Brian Cutting for Woodville’s two frames.
In another hard fought match between Swad Cons ‘D’ and Woodville ‘B’ ending in a draw, David Bodie was the Cons ‘star man,’ taking both frames off Bill Davidson. Nigel Duggins and Trevor ‘Hit Man’ Heath, battled out a well earned draw. Dave Budworth, for Woodville, did the business beating Malc Smith quite convincingly.
Alrewas ‘C’ drew with Tutbury ‘C,’ where Rob McMeecham, for Alrewas, took both frames off John Peto. The evergreen Graham Smith of Tutbury, played exceptionally well to beat Ron Coggins.
Please Note – Since this report has been written, Rolleston’C’ have resigned from the league, and this fixture is to be treated as a rest week.