2012-13: Week 4

Snooker Report by Tony Coleman
Don’t forget. It is the first round of the Presidents Team Handicap this week.

In the Just Wood Premier Division, Ivanhoe A struggled to beat SDSC B 5-3. Simon Orpwood got the snooker club off to a great start by winning both frames against an out of sorts Alan Davies with some good potting. Ian Rennocks got the scores level with an emphatic display of snooker against Brian Bloor, winning both frames with quality potting which included breaks of 39 and 38 respectively. Andy Marriott was also in good form beating Garton Bloor fairly easily in both frames, helped with a break of 31. Ben Mansfield of SDSC did very well to take a frame off the in form Antony Moore with some good safety play.
SDSC A had a good victory at home to Ivanhoe B 6-2. Andy Goldingay got the A team off to a great start by winning both frames against Mark Pickering in a pretty good way which included a well constructed 41 break that involved some excellent cue control. Steve Ayre and Jason Pickering had two quick fire frames with neither player being able to get the two frames, they shared the spoils. Chris Dewey was in good form against Stuart Tagg who was playing his first game of the season. Chris managed to get numerous small breaks to ease himself two win both frames. John Davis and Brendon Mattley shared two rather scrappy frames.
Belmont B and Tutbury A drew their match. Belmont’s fairly solid start to the season continues, with the young talents of Michael Lomas starting to show through winning both frames in quick time against the unlucky Paul Atterbury. Captain Mark Vaughan, as usual, leading from the front, took his first frame against Alan Davies fairly comfortably and was a shade unlucky to lose the second which was down to Alan Davies taking the last three colours to draw the match. At the turn, Belmont were 3-1

up, and a possible victory was within their grasp, but up stepped Tutbury’s Craig Keen to win two tight frames against Arron Vaughan, who is struggling for a bit of form, according to his father. The always reliable Miffa Smith drew with Daz Lester in two entertaining games.
Another convincing win for current champions, Burton Cons A who are in good form at the moment – just ask Rileys A who felt the full force as they lost 7-1. Mat Milnes, yet again, was in good form, winning both frames against Mark Stirling with quite a bit to spare. Ady Harper got the only frame for Rileys, preventing the whitewash, and taking a frame off ex professional John Shilton is no mean achievement, and thoroughly deserved. Owen Jones finally broke his draw curse by taking both frames off Kevin Chiltern with some quality potting. Stuart Roberts was again playing well, winning both frames against Micky Tonks, which included a 31 break. The Cons must have one of the strongest squad of players in the league.

Belmont A had a great win away at Tutbury B winning 5-3. For Belmont, Rich Goldby won his first frame with some good pots, and he should have won the second as well, after slipping up on the pink, giving Steve Hathaway the chance to draw the match by taking pink and black. Shaun Gebbie was in great form, taking most of the opportunities given to him against Steve Mabbott to win two excellent frames of snooker. Both Graham Bailey and Ian Archer won their first frames to put Belmont 5-1 ahead. Ian was in cracking form in the first, making a very good 48 break, but Tutbury fought back well to take the last two frames of the night. Chris Mabbott played really well to take a frame off Ian. What a good second frame it was between Graham Bailey and Dave Mabbott. Graham was 21 points in front when Dave fouled, Graham decided to put him back in which he regretted, as Dave played cushion first to pot and made a frame winning 28 break “them that are brave win” to quote the well known South Derbyshire poet Shaun Gebbie. Apparently a good night was enjoyed by all.
Ivanhoe C got a hard earned drew against Newhall A, who do not appear to be firing on all cylinders at the moment. For Ivanhoe, George Cawkwell, who played very well to take a frame off Wayne Brewin with some good potting. Fran McInulty of Newhall won both frames fairly easily against Barry Fieldsend, to put them 3-1 up at the turn. Jerry Cook played out of his skin to draw with break builder Mark Press. Star player for Ivanhoe was Daz Wilson, who played two solid frames of snooker to beat Mark Satchwell and level the match.
In the Willington derby it ended all square with neither team able to get the elusive fifth frame for victory. All four matches where drawn. John Hardy and Dave Hayman shared two scrappy frames. Andy Jenkins did well to draw with Wayne Peiera who made a 36 break to win his frame. Tony Clements and Jan Pawelazick played out two good frames of snooker. Steve Gaunt and Dean Johnson had two dour frames.

In the David Wain Insurance Division One, Swad Cons A lost there first match of the season at home to Willington C 5-3. Andy Grainger and Trevor Heath played out two good frames of snooker, which quite fairly ended in a draw. Willington’s captain and mentor Dave Budworth, without being put under to much pressure from Mark Hadley, won both frames. Bill Davidson and Paul Slater had two very safety conscious frames, with Bill coming back from twenty behind in the last frame, to clinch victory for the Power boys and also winning both frames. Simon Mansfield, the Cons skipper, added a lot more respectability to the score line by playing very well with some good long pots in taking both frames against Brian Alford.

Newhall B beat Woodville S & S A 6-2. When they can put a team out like this, they will take a bit of stopping. They had ex Premier player Martin Hicks winning the first two frames in style against Jim Marcer, who had very little good luck. Martin knocked in a 32 break in the last frame. In the match he also made some cracking pots from all parts of the table. For Woodville, Alan Orpwood played very well in comfortably taking the first frame off Carl Glover with some good pots and safety play. In the second frame Carl found some form to out pot Alan. In the match between Luke McInulty and Tony Coleman was tight in the first frame until the colours, when Luke potted a superb green to the black left hand pocket, and cleared to pink to win the frame. Tony came back to easily to win the second, Luke conceding on the green. Callum Grey was in fine form against Pat Ryan, who made him fight all the way in both frames. Callum showed good control of the cue ball around the black spot.
Rileys B lost at home in some style to Burton Cons B, who won 7-1 – not a bad result! Simon Smith got off to a slow start quickly going 15 points behind, but seemed to change into a higher gear because in the next four visits to the table he racked up 60 points with very little response

from Alex Thomson, and the frame was over in less than 20 minutes. Simon went in front early in the second frame, and never looked back. With Alex conceding on the low colours, the match was over in 40 minutes. Niall Ganley took Rileys only frame drawing with Dave Shipton. Niall potted very well in this frame with some excellent long pots, and Dave fought back but to no avail, losing on the pink. Dave got off to a flying start with some small breaks and good potting, leaving Niall conceding on the green. Well done to Dave Plunkett, knocking in a very good 61 break against Rileys Paul Fox. Paul went into an early lead but Dave came back with his superb break, which
included a long red down the cushion to keep his break going when on 44. Paul conceded with one red remaining. The second frame was a much tighter affair with Dave taking it on the blue. Adam Farrington for Rileys, started really well, leaving his opponent Tom Egginton requiring three snookers and all of the colours, much to everybody’s amazement, he got the snookers required, and won it on the black. The second frame was also tight, with Tom winning it on the pink. Obviously, there is life in the old master yet .
A good win at home for SDSC C beating Stapenhill B 6-2, who could only raise a team of three players. Adam Harrison was in good form, potting some good balls in making a 30 break against Colin Britton. Adam won both frames fairly comfortably. Harry Farrell, SDSC young talent, was again in good potting form, this time against Stan Piechowicz, taking both frames with the help of a 22 break. Henry Tomas was out played in both frames against Barry Sharratt, who was in good form.
Burton Cons C had a terrific result beating Alrewas A 6-2. The Cons got off to a great start thanks to Paul Davis beating Colin Kinsella. According to the result card, he was smokin‘ both on and off the table. Mick Buckley was also in good form taking two quick frames off Carl Poulton with quality potting. Jim Jennings got the one frame they needed for victory, drawing with the impressive Adam Walton, in two highly entertaining games, but definitely not quiet. Steve Castledine and the 169 ranked player Ian Hiley drew, Ian made a hard worked 39 break.
Alrewas B who are doing slightly better than there A team, beat Rolleston A 5-3. Rolleston got off to a good start thanks to Bob Tubey winning both frames against an out of sorts John Sharpe. Alan Wilson got the team back on level terms with some good long pots in beating Bob Sanders. The young talented Phil Marklew was playing well against Kev Norris who could do very little to prevent Phil winning on the night. Will Sherratt drew with Tony Rushton, giving them the win.
In the Rileys Division Two, Alrewas C seemed to be improving week by week, as they thrashed Burton Cons D 8-0 at home. Although the Cons shot themselves in the foot slightly by a team member filling out the card, and not the captain Paul Brookes, who was not included in the team. Probably he did not feel too unhappy after watching the game. Alrewas were in clinical form, none more so than Rob McMeecham, who easily disposed of Algy Munnien in the first frame, but did his best to give it away in the second, by giving away 20 points in fouls, but he still won it on the black. Gary Bower also played well in the first frame against Ian Protheroe with some good pots, but also struggled in the second frame, taking it also on the black. Karl Hancox was again in dominate form, winning both frames against the unlucky Gordon Wood. Alrewas captain Colin Wood, continued the good work by beating young Nathan Brookes. This was obviously a bad result for the Cons who where hoping to build on the previous week’s good win.
Another win for Swad Cons C this time away to SDSC F 6-2. For SDSC, Alex Read got them off to a good start by winning the first frame against Matt Newbold, but Matt came back well in the next to level the scores. Alex Glover then had two close frames with honours shared. After this it was down hill for SDSC, with Ken White dropping both frames to an on form Craig Wilson, and a similar thing happened to Nathan Miller against Colin Cope.
Tutbury C got back to winning ways with a good win at home to Woodville S & S B with a good 6-2 victory. The first four frames left the scores all even at the turn. Gary Hall potted well to take his frame against Alan Shuttleworth, but Alan hit a purple patch, and easily won the second. John Peto and Ben Woodward drew there match. Ben was a little rusty in the first frame, as this was his first match of the season, but got going a bit better in the second frame. Two experienced campaigners came together in Geoff Siddalls and Terry Eyley. It was Tutbury’s Geoff who won both games helped by a break of 21 in one of them. Graham Fisher got the necessary frame required by beating Rob McInulty with a bit to spare. Rob must be making a come back as he has not played for a number of seasons.
Rolleston B had a good win at home to Alrewas D who they beat 6-2, with a good all round team performance. Dave Bentley for Rolleston, got the ball rolling with an impressive display, winning both frames against Brian Aldridge. Neil Cheadle responded well in his first appearance of the season, drawing with John Hill. Neil had breaks of 19 and 22. Aaron Doyle and Tom Smith played two good frames of snooker, with honors shared. Aaron made a 24 break to win his frame, but Tom Smith made the highest break of the night of 27. Captain John Ward did his bit by taking both frames off Tony Trueman with some good pots.

The in-form Swad Cons D had another good win, this time against SDSC E, who they beat 7-1. Nig Duggins is gradually finding his form, as he beat Andy Jefferies with some good pots. Gaz Ward was again on top of his form beating Ray Bancroft. Beware the” Bodie Man”. Dave has got back into the team and just like last week, he was cooking with gas, playing very well to beat Ray Stretton. Kieran Dadley was the only player to drop a frame to Tony Mitchell, who played very well to win his frame.
Willington D appear to be a rather inconsistent team at the moment. They beat Swad Cons B 8-0. Loz Kennerson and Reggie Shorthouse had two quick games. Well done to Darren Harris winning his first two frames of the season in some style against the unlucky Len Marriott. Steve Lane did a similar job on Pete Fearn. Steve Butterworth played his best snooker of the season against Barry Bentley.