David Wain Insurance Premier League by Owen Jones
Belmont A welcomed Burton Cons B and the match ended all square. Arron Vaughan and Jon Swift played out two scrappy frames and won one each. Swift won the first on the brown and Vaughan fluked the brown and cleared the table to win the second. Ian Archer won both frames against Dave Plunkett. The first was won with ease and the second on the final pink. Rich Goldby and Mike Buckland also won a frame each with Buckland knocking in a 44 break in the frame he won. Simon Smith needed to win both frames against Josh Gebbie to earn the draw. He did just that and the match ended all square.
Burton Cons A won 7-1 at home against Belmont B. Matt Milnes made breaks of 37 and 46 as he defeated Zaheer Hussain. Stuart Roberts and Mick Morris battled to win a frame each. Graham Stevens won both frames against Mark Vaughan and finally, Owen Jones won two scrappy frames against Ian Gibson to complete the scoring.
Alrewas A won 7-1 away at Ivanhoe B. Jason Pickering continued to struggle as he lost both frames against Colin Kinsella. Stu Tagg and Colin Wood won a frame each. John Richardson potted well as he defeated Dave Marriott. Finally, Karl Hancox won both frames against Brendon Mattley to close out the match.
Ivanhoe A won 5-3 away at Rolleston A. Mark Press played well to beat Ian Rennocks and Joe Docksey shared the frames with Ant Moore. Bobby Cliff found Mick Kirk to be too good on the night as the Ashby man won both frames. Daniel Blunn won the match for the visitors as he won both frames against Luke Speed.
Swadlincote Snooker Centre A went down 6-2 at home against Swad Cons A. Andy Grainger and Paul Slater won all the frames against Steve Ayre and Mat Keay respectively. Chris Dewey knocked in a 34 as he drew with Mark Hadley. Jon Davis drew with Lee Wood.
Spot On A won 5-3 at home against Spot On B. Lee Cooke won both frames against Ade Harper. Andy Spiers levelled things up the A team. Mark Stirling then won both frames against Steve Lane and finally, Nigel Tomlinson drew with Loz Kennerson to complete the scoring.
Tutbury A and Spot On C played out a draw. Steve Hathaway drew with Conrad Thomas and Andy Jenkins won both against Dave Powell to put the visitors in front. Chris Mabbott defeated Trevor Heath to level things up and Dave Mabbott shared the frames with John Hardy
PJM Fascias Division 1 by Mick Buckland
Tutbury B held onto their lead at the top but only just after beating SDSC D by the narrowest margin 5-3 with the Swad boys putting up a spirited performance. Brian Bloor played well to beat Alan Davies. Andy Bloor fought well to take on off Daz Lester but it was Jan Pawlazyck and Bill Stewart who brought the Tutters home with wins over David Wain and Garton Bloor. This was Tutbury’s 6th straight win and 10th from 12 fixtures so far. SDSC D are just above the drop zone with only one win in nine.
SDSC B are in 2nd having also won 10 from 12 so far this term. They also had a narrow 5-3 win, this time over Swad Cons B. Adam Harrison made the difference as he scored a comfortable win over Bob McNulty. The other three matches were all halved…Adam McNulty with Ben Davies, Paul Hollis and Henry Tomas and finally Callum Gray, making a rare appearance and the SDSC captain, Pete Maguire. Swad Cons have gone 10 weeks without having the same result in consecutive matches…this inconsistency will see them finish mid table unless they have a change of fortunes in the new year.
Alrewas B are mounting a serious challenge to bouncing back at the first time of asking after last seasons’ relegation. Last week they were another side to have a 5-3 win….over Rolleston C. Carl Poulton scored his sixth straight win and Adam Walton his third whilst Dave Trueman scored the all important fifth frame in his draw with Wayne Smith. Ian Hiley was beaten by the Rollers’ Tom Lucas but Alrewas remain third whilst Rolleston having had a run of 8 unbeaten have now lost their last three league matches.
The fourth 5-3 win in the division of the week was played out at Swad Snooker Centre where the club’s C team were undone by Stapenhill B who scored a welcome win. Barry Waller and Bryan Sherratt were the men on target for The Institute as they beat Dave Tewkesbury and Ray Bancroft respectively. Ray Stretton and Greg Britton played out a tight draw whilst Matt Tewkesbury beat Stan Piechowicz for the home side. This was Stapenhill’s second straight win following 8 defeats which has given them hope of staying in the division. SDSC C have just had their third defeat in 4 matches but they are 10 points clear of trouble.
In a week of tight matches…the other three encounters all ended up all square. First of these took place at Burton Cons where the C team drew with Rolleston B. Steve Castledine showed again that he should be playing more league snooker by rolling in a nice 25 in his comfortable win over Lionel Lewis. This would prove to be the division’s high break of the week. The Cons’ captain Ian Shrive was beaten by John Harvey whilst both matches before half time were halved…Lee Louch with his 6th straight one all against Kev Norris and Tom Egginton with Rob Sanders. The Cons now have gone 5 without a win in all competitions. Rolleston are one off of the bottom having only managed one win all season.
In a very unusual circumstance the other two matches were both drawn 4 across with all 16 players scoring one frame each. Stapenhill A slipped further behind the leaders by drawing with Ivanhoe C and Newhall A, who have still only lost once this season drew with Woodville A.
Newton Fallowell Division 2 by Kate Stirling
This week saw some interesting ties in Divison 2 – not least the clash between the bottom two as Swad Cons C played host to Belmont D in a local Derby billed as the clash of the week! Peter Fern and Matt Groves shared the first two frames as John Griffin had a good win against Belmont’s skipper Simon ‘Toast’ Deakin. The remaining frames were shared as a solid performance from Paul Griffin saw him defeat Tom Holland and Andy Biggadike was unstoppable, once again, against Swad’s John Petcher leaving the home side narrow victors at 5-3.
This week also saw 2 draws, 2nd and 3rd placed Alrewas C and Tutbury C shared the points this week, keeping just a three point gap between the two sides. Colin Bell complied an excellent 32 break on the night. Mid table rivals Woodville B ad Burton Cons D produced the second draw of the week and they remain dead level, nothing could divide the teams on the night either and a fine display of safety and potting from both teams resulted in a fair 4 4 score-line. Jim Jennings of Cons and Denis Moore of Woodville winning their respective matches 2 nil whilst their teammates all tied.
Belmont C notched up another victory this week as they played host to 7th placed Swad cons D. T Budworth showed excellent skills to produce a nice 32 break, beating Bob Birch of Cons on the night, the home side winning 5-3.
Rolleston D are certainly on a roll at the minute and this week they had a superb 6 2 win aainst 9th place Woodville D, unfortunately Woodville could only muster two players on the night and Steve Atkin and John Ward were both awarded walkovers, However Dave Bensley and Aaron Doyle needed to secure just one frame between them for the home side, they both played well to secure draws in their ties and the home side romped to a quick victory!
The ‘Snookettes’ of Spot on D played host to Woodville Cs ‘Wonderboys’ this week and a great time was had by all! Gilda Horvath showed excellent form this week to pinch a frame from John Chambers in their draw. Marie Bridges played a tight frame against Mark Satchwell which went right down to the colours, forcing Satchwell to make sure he made big breaks in the next to keep Bridges away, he made a superb 48 break! Bridges fought hard but it wasn’t to be as Satchwell took both frames. Spendlove was once again on form against Fran McNulty who was forced to produce an excellent snooker in frame two with just the black and pink on the table to clinch the frame by one point! The’ Wonderboys’ walked away with a 7 1 win and now sit six points clear at the top.