2016-17: Week 14


David Wain Insurance Premier League by Owen Jones

Champions Burton Cons A picked up a 7-1 victory away at Alrewas A. John Shilton knocked in a 43 break as he beat Tom Smith and on the other table, Mat Milnes made light work of John Richardson to put the visitors 4-0 up at the break. Graham Stevens continued the onslaught as he made breaks of 79 and 32 as he beat Karl Hancox. Rob McMeecham spared the whitewash as he won the first frame against Owen Jones but lost the second comfortably which completed the scoring on the night.

The Belmont derby saw the A team come out on top against the B team. Mark Vaughan picked up the only two frames for the Bteam as the A team could only field three players. Arron Vaughan won both frames against Zaheer Hussain. The first frame on the yellow and the second with reds still on the table. Brett Craddock was unfortunate to come out of the match against Graham Bailey empty handed. Bailey cleared the colours to win the first and was always in front in the second. Ian Archer showed he still has a lot left in the tank as he won both against Leo Worsley. This left the final score at 6-2.

Burton Cons B won 5-3 at home against Rolleston A. Mike Buckland played well to take both frames against Richard O’Dell. Jon Swift then knocked in a superb 93 break but could only manage a draw with Bobby Cliff. Dave Plunkett shared the frames with Joe Docksey and finally, David Shipton drew with Mark Press.

Ivanhoe B hosted Swadlincote Snooker Centre A and it was the hosts who came out on top. Brendon Mattley defeated Matt Keay and Jason Smith drew with Steve Ayre to put the Ashby side 3-1 up at the turn. Jon Davis levelled things up as he won both frames against Dave Marriott. Jason Pickering showed a bit of form at the right time as he won both frames against Chris Dewey. This completed the match and the final score at 5-3 in the hosts favour.

Spot On B won 7-1 at home against Tutbury A. Lee Cooke made a 34 break as he won both frames against Dan Mabbott. Tim Hodgkinson then shared the frames with Chris Mabbott. Steve Lane then potted well to beat Steve Hathaway and Loz Kennerson did likewise as he beat Dave Mabbott.

Spot On C were on the end of a 7-1 score line as Ivanhoe A were in town. Ian Rennocks was up first against Andy Jenkins and he played well, winning both frames and making a 46 in the first frame. Andy Marriott followed that up by winning both frames against Trevor Heath, aided by a 36 break. Tony Clements then pinched a frame, helped by fluking the blue and pink. The second went to his opponent Mick Kirk. The final game saw Daniel Blunn keep up his good form as he beat John Hardy.

Swad Cons A and Spot On A could not be separated on the night. Tom Elliott potted well to win both frames against Mark Hadley to put the visitors in front. Andy Spiers knocked in a 37 but couldn’t quite get over the line and Andy Grainger took both frames. Paul Slater and Mark Stirling both potted well to win a frame each. Finally, Lee Wood made a nice 43 break as he shared the frames with Ade Harper to leave the match all square.


PJM Fascias Division 1 by Mick Buckland

The first week of league fixtures after Christmas certainly established Tutbury B as the side to beat in division one. Woodville A came to Tutbury looking to avenge their 8-0 reverse from week one. It didn’t start well for Alan Orpwood as he found himself 35 behind with 2 reds left to Wayne Pereira. Alan then had a lovely 25 and followed this by potting blue and pink to leave a black ball game. Alan knocked a great black in only to see the white go round the angles and into the middle bag. Wayne duly took the second whilst on the other table Daz Lester did just enough to take both off of Tony Coleman.Jan Pawlazcyk beat Pat Ryan and on the other table Jim Marcer had looked in control in his first but Alan Davies got a required snooker along with the last 3 colours to clear up and inflict a repeat of the 8-0 scoreline, although this time Woodville can count themselves very unlucky not to take anything from the match.

None of the five sides beneath Tutbury manged a win so that leaves The Tutters 10 points clear. SDSC B suffered a surprise defeat at home to Rolleston C, who had lost their previous 5 league matches. Simon Shilton, Ben Davies and Adam Harrison all scored a frame for the Swad side as they drew with Jon Sully, Tom Lucas and Billy Ashton respectively. Wayne Smith did the damage for Rolleston on the night as he handed Henry Tomas a rare defeat.
Ian Hiley was on good form for Alrewas B as he had a comfortable win against John Sherriff of Stapenhill B but that was as good as it got for Alrewas as they were beaten 6-2. Greg Britton was on fire as he rolled in breaks of 36, 27 and 25 and didn’t miss a ball against Adam Walton who could do nothing about it. Carl Poulton and Bryan Sherratt had 2 close frames with Bryan securing both whilst Tim Knopik won the first against Dave Trueman on the black and then out of nowhere brilliantly potted the 4 colours from yellow to blue to snatch the second.
Newhall A suffered only their second defeat of the season by losing 5-3 at home to Swad Cons B.Adam McNulty produced the division’s high break of the season with a lovely 56 in his 2-0 win over Newhall’s talisman Martin Hicks. Nick Walker was also in great break building form as well but his efforts of 37 and 36 were only good enough to win one frame in his match against Carl Glover. Martin Hurdman and Nick Trayford also one a frame each in their matches against Paul Hollis and Bob McNulty.
Joining Newhall on 68 points is Stapenhill A. Last week they drew with Rolleston B. Carl Jeffcoate was Stapenhill’s only winner whilst Rob Sanders replied for Rolleston. Kev Norris and Jason Spibey shared their match and also halving were John Harvey and Steve Ford. Rolleston are still one off the bottom but haven’t lost for three so have given themselves a chance of avoiding the drop.
Matt Hucker and Tom Egginton both returned to winning ways for Burton Cons C as they drew with SDSC D. Ryan Gilmore and David Wain returned the compliment for the snooker club and the match duly ended in a 4-4 draw
Ivanhoe C drew for the 3rd league match running, this time against SDSC C. Gaz Dolman was a winner for the Ashby side whilst Matt Tewkesbury was on form for the Swad outfit. Graham Measures played well to take a frame off of the very consistent Nick Harcombe whilst Darren Wilson  drew for the fifth week running, this time with Ray Bancroft


Newton Fallowell Division 2 by Kate Stirling

The first league games of 2017 saw two draws in division 2 with Ivanhoe D travelling to Tutbury C the home side were looking to widen their gap in second place and stay hot on the heels of Woodville C, Dave Brady and Jeff Siddalls both secured wins for the home side whilst Brian Lowrie and John Collins battled hard to win their ties and the points were shared on the night.
Belmont D took on Burton cons at home and with a solid 26 break long the way Matt Groves secured a win for the home side while Jim Jennings took both off Tom Holland. Belmont’s Andy Biggadike continues to move up the ranks to joint 5th in the individual statistics with a whopping 83% as he dispatched Al Munnien 2-0. Belmonts’ ‘Boy-wonder’ Charlie Groves still searches for a winning frame since his fantastic start to the season but played some excellent snooker against a very steady Paul Brooks.
This week also saw Woodville C widen their gap at the top by a massive 17 points as McNulty, Brewin, Satchwell and Chambers joined forces to take out a whitewash as they played host to Swad Cons C who are now 7 points adrift at the bottom.
Spot on’s Snookettes visited Swad Cons and without one of their big hitters in the shape of Yvonne Spendlove the ladies drafted in supersub Claire Roulstone. Roulstone certainly rose to the occasion with some excellent play to tie with Swad’s Dave Bodie. Swad cons battled well and secured a 7-1 win on the night with some great break-building from Gaz Ward and a tense match between Kate Stirling and Andy Boam saw Andy take both on the black!
A reminder to all division 2 teams – Woodville D have withdrawn from the league and that fixture is now a bye