David Wain Insurance Premier League by Owen Jones
Belmont A visited Alrewas A and came away with a 6-2 victory. Karl Hancox found Ian Archer to be too good on the night. John Richardson responded by winning both frames against Matt Farmer. Arron Vaughan then potted well to defeat Tom Smith and finally, Adam McInulty came back well and won both frames against Rob McMeecham to complete the scoring.
Belmont B lost 5-3 at home against Rolleston A. Joe Docksey won both frames against Ian Gibson and Mark Press claimed the frames as the hosts could only field three players. Mick Morris knocked in a 40 break as he beat Bobby Cliff. Zaheer Hussain and Richard O’Dell won a frame each to close out the match.
Burton Cons B won 6-2 at home against Spot On C. Simon Smith potted well to take both frames against Conrad Thomas. Dave Plunkett also played well to beat Tony Clements. Mike Buckland and Trevor Heath battled to win a frame each, Heath knocking in a 31 break. Jon Swift and John Hardy also won a frame each, which left the hosts as winners.
Burton Cons A visited Ashby Iavanhoe B and came away with a 7-1 win. Bren Mattley was well beaten in the first frame by John Shilton, but came back strongly in the second to take it. Stuart Tagg found Matt Milnes to be too god on the night. Graham Stevens knocked in a 48 break as he defeated Dave Marriott. Finaly, Jason Pickering and Owen Jones played two quick fire frames in which Jones came out on top in both.
Swadlincote Snooker Centre A and Spot On A could not be separated on the night. Ade Harper continued his good form as he beat Steve Ayre. Mark Stirling followed that up by beating John Davis. Andy Goldingay responded with a 30 break as he beat Nigel Tomlison and Chris Dewey earned the draw as he defeated Andy Spiers.
Ivanhoe A won 5-3 away at Spot On B. Andy Marriott made a 30 break as he beat Lee Cooke. Steve Butterworth drew with Ant Moore. Ian Rennocks made a 39 break but it was to no avail as Loz Kennerson won both frames. Daniel Blunn secured the victory as he beat Steve Lane, aided by a 32 break.
Swad Cons A won 7-1 against Tutbury A. Lee Wood beat Steve Mabbott with some good potting. Andy Grainger was in good form as he made breaks of 57,43 and 31 as he defeated Chris Mabbott. Paul Slater beat Dan Mabbott and finally, Simon Mansfield drew with Dave Mabbott.
PJM Fascias Division 1 by Mick Buckland
Newton Fallowell Division 2 by Kate Stirling
Week 16 in division 2 was certainly not a great one for the underdogs as all ties saw top half teams win! With the exception of one draw this week as second place Tutbury C played host to Woodville B. A two nil win for Dennis Moore puts him in 7th place in the individual averages and Paul Atterbury clinched his match against Wayne Allen to shoot into 14th ont eh leader-board. The teams shared the point on the night and now second placed Tutbury are now a staggering 22 points adrift from the Woodville ‘wonderboys’ who took on Burton Cons at home. Paul Brooks secured a draw for the visitors against Wayne Brewin but no whitewash was the only consolation as they lost 7-1 and dropped to 7th place!
Spot On’s Snookettes travelled to their second home – Belmont Club and took on their mighty C team. Some excellent clashes on the night saw spot on walk away with just 2 frames which were both clinched by skipper Kate Stirling.
The final tie this week was between club-mates at Swad cons as the C and D teams went into battle. Gaz Ward, Andy Boam and Bob Birch were all in fine form to clinch wins on the night whilst Dave Bodie settled for a draw against Jon Petcher who, once again, saved the whitewash!