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Alrewas A played Belmont B and it was the hosts who came away with a 5-3 victory. Karl Hancox put in another reliable performance as he won both frames against Leo Worsley. John Richardson and Mark Vaughan played out an entertaining draw. Mick Morris clawed back two frames against Colin Wood for the visitors but it was to no avail as Tom Smith won both frames against Zaheer Hussain to clinch the victory.
Belmont A welcomed Ivanhoe A who are in a rich vein of form. Josh Gebbie and Ant Moore won a frame each. Ian Archer produced some good play to beat Ian Rennocks, who made a 32 break. Andy Marriott knocked in breaks of 65 and 30 as he defeated Arron Vaughan and finally, Daniel Blunn won both frames against Graham Bailey to complete the scoring.
The Burton Cons derby took place and it was the A team who came out victorious against the B team. John Shilton won both frames in an entertaining encounter with Simon Smith with both players knocking in some great balls. Graham Stevens and Mike Buckland won a frame each, Buckland making a 35 break in the frame he won. Stuart Roberts potted well to win both frames against Ryan Gibbs. Finally, Owen Jones knocked in a 30 in the first frame against Jon Swift. However, his opponent responded in the second as he took it on the colours. This left the final score at 6-2.
Ivanhoe B and Swad Cons A drew their match. Andy Grainger got the ball rolling for the visitors as he won both frames against Josh Wright. Jason Pickering and Paul Slater both won a frame each with some good potting. Stuart Tagg and Mark Hadley did likewise. It was down to Bren Mattley to win both frames against Simon Mansfield to rescue the draw and he proceeded to do so.
Swadlincote Snooker Centre A won 6-2 against Spot On B. Lee Cooke was the beneficiary of two frames as the home side could only field three players. Those three did the business however as Jon Davis, Andy Goldingay and Chris Dewey defeated Steve Lane, Loz Kennerson and Steve Butterworth respectively to earn the victory.
Spot On A won 5-3 against Spot On C. Tom Elliott found Conrad Thomas to be too good on the night as the C team went in front. Andy Speirs levelled things up as he won both frames against Trevor Heath. Mark Stirling made a 37 break as he defeated John Hardy. Nigel Tomlinson and Andy Jenkins won a frame each to complete the scoring.
Tutbury A and Rolleston A ended all square. Mark Press beat Dave Powell and Joe Docksey beat Daniel Mabbott for the visitors. Steve Hathaway and Chris Mabbott beat Bobby Cliff and Brian Satchwell to level the match up.
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Tutbury B opened up a four point gap at the top after beating Burton Cons C 6-2. Ian Shrive and Wayne Pereira played out a hard fought draw whilst Alan Davies and Daz Lester produced good wins for The Tutters. Lee Louch knocked in a nice 32 to make it 8 matches unbeaten for him and The Cons but Bill Stewart is too strong an opponent to roll over and this also ended all square.
In second, SDSC B slipped up by only managing a draw away at Woodville A. Star man for the Woodville boys was Tony Coleman as he beat Pete Maguire 2-0. The response from The Snooker Club came from Simon Shilton as he defeated Jim Marcer. Pat Ryan produced some solid snooker to take a frame from Adam Harrison whilst Henry Tomas and Alan Orpwood also halved. This leaves SDSC B 4 points off the top and Woodville 2 off the bottom.
In third and beginning to look like a good bet for a bounce back promotion is Alrewas B. They followed their 8-0 demolition of Burton Cons C in the Presidents Cup semi-final with a 7-1 victory away at Swad Cons B. Adam McNulty returned to the Cons side but despite including runs of 20 and 36, was only able to draw with James Edwards who included a 26 himself. On the other table Carl Poulton knocked in the division’s high break of the week with a cracking 43 against Paul Hollis. In the second half, there were wins for Ian Hiley over Bob McNulty and Adam Walton over Ross Hollis. Adam rolled a nice 34 in whilst Ian’s win keeps him second in the Averages table, having only lost 2 frames this term.
As usual in these games, an inter club derby produced a tight affair. This was no exception but Stapenhill’s A side just about managed to get past the B team by a 5-3 scoreline. It was Andy Tomlinson who made the difference on the night by securing both frames against Colin Britton who fought hard including a 20 along the way. The other three matches were all drawn. Jason Spibey with Greg Britton, Steve Ford with Barry Waller and Andy Gretton with Tim Knopik. Stapenhill B have only had one win all season are are now 11 points from safety whilst The A team are 7 points from a promotion spot.
Newhall A kept in touch at the top by beating SDSC D 6-2. Martin Hicks and Carl Glover were in good form as they beat Rob Press and Garton Bloor respectively. Martin Hurdman and Brian Bloor shared their match whilst Nick Trayford halved with David Wain.
Rolleston C have struggled to raise a consistent side this season and this acted against them here as SDSC C played well to claim a 5-3 win. Nick Harcombe showed why he is top of the averages tree by including runs of 24 and 38 in his win over John Brentnall. Ray Bancroft also had a fine win versus Paul Ogden. Wayne Smith put up some resistance for The Rollers by beating Ray Stretton but Matt Tewkesbury and Tom Lucas shared so the bonus winning point went the way of the Swad side.
Rob Sanders opened up well for Rolleston B by beating Ivanhoe C’s Jerry Cook. Ivanhoe were coming off a run of three straight defeats but replied well to be level at half time through Gaz Dolman’s win over Kev Norris. In the second half, John Harvey and Graham Measures drew before Ashby’s Steve Cockeram won the night by defeating Lionel Lewis.
Newton Fallowell Division 2 by Kate Stirling
Week 10 in division 2 and Alrewas C took a well deserved break as they sit pretty at the top of the table but are just 1 point clear as Woodville C are hot on their heels! This week the ‘Wonderboys’ took on Belmont C away from home, the scores were all square at the half way mark but McNulty and Brewin both pounced on the opportunity to romp home with a 6 2 win.
4th place Ivanhoe D anticipated a touch match at home to 5th place Burton Cons D who have had an excellent start to the season but it was only number 9 ranked Jim Jennings who could muster a frame for the away side on the night. Rolleston D played host to Swad cons D and after last week’s victory Rolleston certainly had the wind in their sails as Dave Bentley tied with Bob Birch and Neil Cheadle has an excellent win over Dave Bodie, but it wasn’t to be as Gaz Ward and Andy Boam won both their matches for the visitors who walked away with a 5 3 win on the night.
The Snookerettes welcomed their regular friendly rivals Belmont D and ‘super-sub’ Clare Peaty got off to a flyer against Belmont’s Charlie Groves, Peaty’s potting skills were unstoppable and with a 24 break to boot she left Charlie to battle out for snookers in both frames, he fought well but it wasn’t to be and Clare took a convincing win. An in-form Marie Bridges also secured victory against Simon ‘Crumpet’ Deakin and the ladies were in a commanding 4 nil lead at half time! With the match poised, Tom Holland fought hard to pull the match back for the Belmont but with a missed black, after an excellent positional shot off the pink, highflyer Yvonne Spendlove put the result to bed as she shared the frames with Holland. Belmont’s Matt Groves, new to competitive match play, showed excellent skill and beat Kate Stirling 2-0 Groves is a dead cert to climb up the individual rankings this season!
Woodville B travelled to Swad cons C who are still seeking their first win of the season, Con’s Number 19 ranked Jon Petcher once again secured a 2 nil win for the home team but it was a case of too little too late as Mark Gallagher, Dennis Moore and Wayne Allen all walked away as 2 nil winners for Woodville keeping them midtable and just 12 points adrift from their second placed clubmates.
Woodville D took on Tutbury C and the scores were all square going into the second half, but with the home side only managing to field 3 players a draw was all Jeff Siddals needed to secure a 5 3 win for the visitors – keeping them third place and in line for a promotion spot!