David Wain Insurance Premier League by Owen Jones
Belmont B and Swad Cons A played out an entertaining draw. Zaheer Hussain played through pain barrier against Andy Grainger but his opponent showed no mercy as he made a 30 break and subsequently won both frames. Mick Morris won the first frame against Mark Hadley, but Hadley came back well in the second with some cracking pots to win it. Mark Vaughan rolled back the years as he made a cracking 44 break to take the first frame at a canter against Lee Wood. The second frame also looked to be going Vaughan’s way but he missed the final black, which gave Wood the chance to pounce and pinch it. Finally, Brett Craddock potted well to beat Paul Slater to earn the draw.
Burton Cons B won 6-2 at home against Swadlincote Snooker Centre A. Simon Smith potted well to take both frames against Jon Davis. Ryan Gibbs and Steve Ayre won a frame each on the other table. Jon Swift and Andy Goldingay played out an entertaining draw and finally, Mike Buckland knocked in a 37 break as he defeated Matt Keay to complete the scoring.
Ivanhoe A kept up the pace at the top as they won 7-1 against Spot On A. Andy Marriott was first up against Ade Harper and he made breaks of 42, 48 and 56 to put Ashby in front. Ian Rennocks and Mark Stirling won a frame each, which included a 32 from Stirling in the frame he won. Mick Kirk won both frames against Tom Elliott and finally, Daniel Blunn beat Andy Spiers to complete the scoring.
Rolleston A won 5-3 at home against Belmont A. Joe Docksey picked up a good win against Arron Vaughan. Ian Archer brought the match level as he defeated Mark Press. Bobby Cliff and Graham Bailey won a frame each. Richard O’Dell potted well as he beat Matt Newbold to complete the scoring.
Spot On C welcomed champions Burton Cons A and it was the visitors who left with a 6-2 victory. Andy Jenkins won both frames against an out of sorts Matt Milnes. That was good as it got for the hosts however as Graham Stevens made a 79 break as he beat Trevor Heath, John Shilton defeated Dave Mawhinney, aided by a 31 break and finally, Owen Jones won both frames against John Hardy.
Spot On B won 6-2 at home against Alrewas A. Steve Lane potted some good balls as he won both frames against Rob McMeecham. Lee Cooke found Karl Hancox to be too good on the night as the match was levelled up. Loz Kennerson knocked in a 31 break as he beat John Richardson. Steve Butterworth rubberstamped the win as he took both frames against Tom Smith.
PJM Fascias Division 1 by Mick Buckland
Tutbury A moved a point clear at the top of the table following their 6-2 over Ivanhoe C, who are struggling a bit this season. It was a solid all round performance away from home as Alan Davies and Bill Stewart recorded draws against Gaz Dolman and Darren Wilson. Daz Lester had a good 2-0 win over Graham Measures whilst the star man was Wayne Pereira as he knocked in a lovely 41 on his way to defeating Jerry Cook. Tutbury have a good squad and were surprisingly relegated last year when playing out of Willington-they look a good bet for a return to the Premier at this stage.
In second, after recording their 5th straight win, are SDSC B. This time it was 5-3 over another side looking to bounce back to the premier division in Stapenhill Institute A. Henry Tomas and Ben Davies did most of the damage with wins over Barry Waller and Andy Gretton. Steve Ford replied for Stapenhill by beating Pete Maguire. A high quality match was played out to a fair draw between Adam Harrison and Andy Tomlinson with Adam knocking in the division’s high break of the week with a 42. SDSC B are also looking good at this point in the season with Simon Shilton dropping in to what is another good squad of 5. Stapenhill slip to 4th after their 3rd straight defeat but are only 5 points behind the promotion slots.
In third place is Alrewas Royal British Legion B. Last week they won a tight encounter with SDSC C by 5-3. Carl Poulton and Ian Hiley put the Legionnaires well on their way by defeating Dave Tewkesbury and Ray Bancroft. Nick Harcombe remains top of the Averages table after replying for the Swad side with a 2-0 win over Dave Trueman. Adam Walton and Matt Tewkesbury drew the opener to leave Alrewas 5 points off the top after their 6th match undefeated. SDSC C are doing just enough to keep away from the bottom end of the table.
Newhall Social Club A returned to winning ways with a 6-2 victory over Rolleston B.Martin Hurdman played some solid snooker to win his first with a red still on the table against Rob Sanders who recovered well to win a closer 2nd frame. Martin Hicks played some of his best snooker of the season as he comfortably beat a bewildered Kev Norris .Carl Glover is finding some confidence at crucial times and this helped him beat Rob Tubey. Nick Trayford and Lionel Lewis fought out a draw in two close frames.
Rolleston C were held to a 4-4 draw by relegation threatened Woodville S and S A. The two winners on the night were Tom Lucas for Rolleston over Jim Marcer and Tony Coleman for Woodville over Billy Ashton. Wayne Smith was held 1-1 by Pat Ryan and similarly Paul Ogden by Alan Orpwood.Rolleston is in 6th spot and need to string some results together to start contending at the top end. Woodville will be hoping this draw, which ended a run of 7 straight defeats, will kick start their season.
Swad Cons B have made their record so far 3 wins, 3 draws and 3 defeats after recording a good 5-3 win over Burton Cons C. Ross Hollis made the difference by beating Matt Hucker whose work commitments are making it difficult for him to get on the table. The three other matches all ended all square…Bob McNulty and Ian Shrive, Paul Hollis and Tom Egginton and finally Colin Cope and Lee Louch. This ended the run of eight unbeaten for Burton Cons and both sides sit mid table needing to improve just a bit to mount a promotion challenge.
Stapenhill B have dropped to the basement position after being beaten 5-3 at home by SDSC D. Ryan Gilmore was the man in form for the snooker club with a 2-0 win over John Sherriff.Greg Britton recorded a run of 22 but was only able to halve with Brian Bloor as the Swad side were 3-1 up at half time. The second half saw two more draws as Tim Knopik and Garton Bloor and then Colin Britton and David Wain also shared. This result ended a sequence of 6 without a win for SDSC and was a 7th straight defeat for the Institute boys.
Newton Fallowell Division 2 by Kate Stirling