David Wain Insurance Premier League by Owen Jones
Ivanhoe A kept up the pressure at the top with a 6-2 victory away at Swadlincote Snooker Centre A. Andy Marriott made a 37 break but Steve Ayre wouldn’t lie down and they won a frame each. Ant Moore then won both frames against Chris Dewey, aided by breaks of 30 and 32. Mick Kirk made a 72 break at the expense of Andy Goldingay. Finally, Matt Keay and Daniel Blunn won a frame each to complete the scoring.
Spot On A won 6-2 at home against Tutbury A. Andy Spiers potted well to beat young Daniel Mabbott. Tom Elliott and Dave Mabbott won a frame each, as did Ade Harper and Chris Mabbott. Mark Stirling completed the victory as be beat Steve Mabbott with a 34 break.
Alrewas A and Spot On C ended in a draw. Andy Jenkins played well to beat John Richardson. Tom Smith responded by beating John Hardy. Karl Hancox put the hosts in front again as he won both frames against Steve Gaunt. Trevor Heath rescued the draw by beating Rob McMeecham.
Spot On B won 7-1 away at Belmont B. Lee Cooke, Loz Kennerson and Steve Lane did the damage against Mick Morris, Zaheer Hussain and Brett Craddock respectively. Mark Vaughan put a stop to the onslaught as he shared the frames with Steve Butterworth.
Champions Burton Cons A won 6-2 at home against Rolleston A. Matt Milnes had some tough run in the first frame and Mark Press took advantage to take it. Milnes responded well to take the second frame. Mick Simpkins made a rare appearance and duly won both frames against Bobby Cliff. Owen Jones first frame against Joe Docksey was similar to Milnes’ frame as a string of fouls against a player of Docksey’s ability proved to be his undoing. Jones played better in the second frame, making a 31 break to take it. Graham Stevens and Tony Rushton played out two entertaining frames where both players had chances. Ultimately, it was stevens who took them to complete the scoring on the night.
Swad Cons A and Burton Cons B drew their match. Andy Grainger made a 42 break to take the first frame against Jon Swift. His opponent responded well and made a 54 break to win the second. Lee Wood and Dave plunkett shared their frames, Plunkett made a 34. Mike Buckland put the visitors in front as he beat Simon Mansfield. Paul Slater earned the draw for the hosts as he beat Simon Smith.
Belmont A won 7-1 against Ivanhoe B. Adam McInulty and Bren Mattley played well in both. Adam taking the first with ease. The 2nd Bren came back with some great pots to share the frames. Ian Archer struggled to get going against Jason Pickering but did what he does more often than not by taking both frames in the end. Arron Vaughan won 2 against Dave Marriott with the usual mixture of brilliant pots and stupid misses. This week’s star man, Graham Bailey put in his performance of the season so far beating Adam Pickering. Adam potted really well but the vast experience and a couple of good flicks paired with how graham was cueing on the night meant Graham came home with 2 deserved frames.
Still missing Rich Goldby from the side and hoping he returns soon.
PJM Fascias Division 1 by Mick Buckland
Newton Fallowell Division 2 by Mike Buckland
In the Newton Fallowell Division Two last week, there were three draws and two 5-3 scorelines. Woodville S & S C drew but are still runaway leaders as they have been all season. Wayne Brewin was in magnificent form as he rolled in breaks of 44 and 37 in his win over Paul Atterbury of Tutbury C. Fran McNulty though was beaten by an in form Colin Bell whilst Mark Satchwell replied for the Woodville boys beating John Peto. Jeff Siddalls secured the half for The Tutters in his win over John Chambers. This leaves Tutbury with a five point cushion for a quick return to Division One, whilst Woodville should wrap the title up in the next couple of weeks.
In second, Alrewas C mad it six wins on the bounce as they defeated Woodville B. The men in form were Alan Wilson and John Sharpe as they beat Terry Eiley and Wayne Allen. Dennis Moore replied for Woodville in his win over Roy Sherratt whilst the match between Gary Green and Mark Gallagher was drawn.
The Snookerettes, aka Spot On D, won for the fourth time this season and are becoming a force to reckoned with. These ladies are all international standard pool players and as they gain more experience of the larger table game, they will roll over more and more notable scalps. Last week it was Swad Cons C that were put to the sword. Clare Peaty and Kate Stirling scored terrific wins over Errol Faulkner and Ron Kendrick whilst Jon Petcher replied for The Cons with a win over Marie Bridges. Yvonne Spendlove won the all important 5th frame as she scored a draw with Dan Petcher, rolling in a lovely 27 as she went.
Rolleston D drew in a hard fought encounter with Ivanhoe D. Aaron Doyle won for Rolleston whilst Brian Lowrie did similar for the Ashby side. Neil Cheadle drew with Keith Bale whilst John Ward and Tony Tredger also halved leaving both sides in mid table.
Burton Cons D have now gone 12 games without a win in all competitions-last week scoring a 4-4 draw with Belmont C. Terry Bosworth drew with Al Munnien with Terry floating in a great 34 along the way. Paul Davies, in a rare appearance for Cons rolled back the years to score a good 2-0 win over Dave Press. Brian Cutting responded for The Servicemen by defeating the Cons’ captain Paul Brooks. The game between Graeme Drayton and Ian Protheroe was halved.
Sitting pretty at the top of the Averages table for Division Two is Alan Wilson, who has only lost three frames this season for a 90% average. John Sharpe and Wayne Brewin have identical records in second whilst the remaining Ken Shipton Memorial spot looks to be between Mark satchwell and Fran McNulty.
Wayne Brewin is holding both the top two breaks for the season with his best effort being a terrific 54.