David Wain Insurance Premier League by Owen Jones
One of the most eagerly awaited fixtures of the season saw the top two sides clash as champions Burton Cons A hosted Ivanhoe A. John Shilton went up against Andy Marriott and it was the Ashby man who won both frames with breaks of 54 and 52. On the other table, Owen Jones was in good potting form as he knocked in a 32 as beat Ant Moore to level the match. Matt Milnes made a 55 break as he shared the frames with Daniel Blunn. The final match saw Darren Coady play Ian Rennocks, who took the first frame with some good potting. Coady began the second frame well as he knocked in a 30 break but the frame went all the way down to the final black which Rennocks potted to clinch the 5-3 victory for the visitors.
Alrewas A won 5-3 at home against Burton Cons A. Mike Buckland began the match well for the visitors as he won both frames against John Richardson, aided by a 30 break. Tom Smith and Simon Smith both potted well to win a frame each. Tom made a 34 break and a Simon made a 31 break. Karl Hancox was in good form as he made breaks of 44 and 37 as he beat Dave Shipton. Finally, Rob McMeecham won both frames against Jon Swift, who made a 30 break, which came to no avail.
Ivanhoe B hosted Belmont B, who got their first win of the season and are slowly adapting to life back in the top division. Bren Mattley and Mark Vaughan both played well and duly won a frame each. Mick Morris was in good form as he beat Stu Tagg. Leo Worsley continued his development with a good victory over Dave Marriott. Finally, Brett Craddock won the first frame on the blue against Jason Pickering but his opponent came back well to win the second frame, which closed out the match and left the final score at 6-2 to the visitors.
Swadlincote Snooker Centre A and Spot On C battled to a draw. Steve Ayre had an off night as Dave Mawhinney potted well to give the visitors the lead. Chris Dewey knocked in some good pots as he defeated Tony Clements. John Davis and John Hardy both won a frame each. Mat Key and Trevor Heath also could not be separated so the match ended a draw.
Spot On A and Rolleston A also played out a draw. Mark Stirling potted well to take both frames against Bobby Cliff. Ade Harper and Mark Press both potted well to win a frame each. Tom Elliott made a 20 plus break as he drew with Joe Docksey. Andy Spiers needed a frame to clinch the victory for the hosts but Rich O’Dell had other ideas as he potted well to take the final two frames on the night to earn the draw.
PJM Fascias Division 1 by Mick Buckland
The leaders, SDSC B, produced a strong performance as they won the Swad Snooker Centre derby with the club’s D team by a 6-2 scoreline. Simon Shilton and Henry Tomas were winners for the B team against Garton and Brian Bloor, despite Brian knocking in a 24.The matches between David Wain and Adam Harrison and then Andy Bloor and Ben Davies ended all square. This was a fourth straight win for Pete Maguire’s side.
Joining them at the top of the table is Tutbury B. The Tutters inflicted a first defeat of the season on an out of sorts Newhall side, who went down 7-1. Martin Hicks produced the highlight for Newhall by taking a frame against Daz Lester, who produced a nice division high 35 in winning his frame. Bill Stewart, Alan Davies and Jan Pawlazyck all turned on the style brushing aside Nick Trayford, Martin Hurdman and Carl Glover respectively.
In third is Alrewas B, who won 6-2 comfortably away at Woodville Sports and Social. There were wins for Ian Hiley and Carl Poulton over Jim Marcer and Alan Orpwood. Pat Ryan drew with Dave Trueman as did Tony Coleman and Adam Walton.
Stapenhill A remain in 4th but this was despite losing 5-3 at home to Rolleston C. John Brentnall beat Barry Waller whilst Wayne Smith included runs of 27 and 28 in his comfortable 2-0 win over And Gretton. The Institute managed to get back in the match with a fine win for Dave Shenton over Paul Ogden but the draw between Steve Ford and Tom Lucas meant the The Rollers hung on for the win.
Burton Cons C started the season with two defeats but since then are undefeated. Last week they took on Ivanhoe C and came out 5-3 winners. There were wins for Stuart Roberts and Ian Shrive over Gaz Dolman and Darren Wilson. Jerry Cook grabbed a frame back for the Ashby side in his draw with the in form Lee Louch whilst Graham Measures defeated Tom Egginton.
There was a mid table clash at Swad Snooker Centre between the club’s C team and Swad Cons B. It was the snooker club that came out on top by the narrow 5-3 scoreline. Nick Harcombe and Matt Tewkesbury did most of the damage as they beat Callum Gray and Bob McNulty. This result leaves Nick top of the division average table at this early stage with only one frame defeat out of 14. Paul Hollis replied for the Cons in his win over Mike Staley. The draw between Ray Stretton and Vince Draper ensured the extra winning point for SDSC.
In a early season relegation tussle, it was Rolleston B who did their cause no harm at all via a 7-1 thrashing of fellow strugglers Stapenhill B.Bob Sanders beat Tim Knopik whilst on the other table Lionel Lewis drew with Bryan Sherratt. The second half was all Rolleston as Kev Norris beat Greg Britton and John Harvey beat Stan Piechowicz.
After 8 rounds of matches, Gaz Dolman of Ashby Ivanhoe leads the high break table with a cracking 54. The four players occupying the Ken Shipton places are Nick Harcombe, Wayne Pereira, Ian Hiley and Adam McNulty.
Newton Fallowell Division 2 by Kate Stirling