2017-18: Week 5

Reports by Mick Buckland

David Wain Insurance Premier League

In the David Wain Insurance Premier Division last week, there were 5 matches and all went to the last frame. The eagerly awaited clash between Belmont A and Burton Cons A ended up all square at four apiece but not before The Servicemen had opened up a 4-0 lead at half time. John Chambers played some lovely snooker to get past John Shilton whilst Ian Archer ground out a win over Jon Swift. With backs to the wall Graham Stevens squeezed past Josh Gebbie needing to put pink and black in the second to do so. Mike Buckland overcame Arron Vaughan comfortably in the first but Arron was in front on the yellow in the second only for Mike to lay 2/3 good snookers resulting in the opportunity to clear which he duly did.
Burton Cons B had a tight 5-3 win over Alrewas A. Owen Jones brushed past an out of sorts Lee Louch. Matt Milnes and Karl Hancox shared their two frames whilst John Richardson played well to overturn a 37 point deficit on his way to defeating a previously unbeaten Simon Smith. Jon Fletcher, whilst not at his best, had enough to score his first win of the season by beating Colin Wood.
Rolleston A and Swad Snooker Centre A played out a 4-4 draw. There were wins for Mark Press of Rolleston and Steve Ayre of SDSC. Bobby Cliff and John Davis shared their two as did Ant Rushton and Andy  Goldingay.
Tutbury B maintained their excellent start to the season with a hard fought 5-3 win over Swad Cons A. Alan Davies and Daz Lester were both on target for The Tutters whilst Andy Grainger included a good 32 in his win over Jan Pawlazyck. Bill Stewart and Mark Hadley halved leaving Tutbury in fourth spot and Swad Cons with four defeats from four.

After a sluggish start to the season Spot On A came away with the inter club honours after a 5-3 over the club’s B team. Mark Styirling and Tom Elliott won their matches against Lee Cooke and Steve Butterworth respectively. Loz Kennerson responded for the B boys with a win over Andy Speirs. Ade Harper and Steve Lane played out a draw.

PJM Fascias Division One

 In the PJM Fascias Division One, Spot On C have opened up a 3 point gap at the top, this is despite being held to a 4-4 draw at home by Woodville A. Tony Clements was good form as he secured a win and Wayne Brewin rolled in runs of 33 and 31 as he beat Steve Gaunt. The other two matches were halved the highlight being Andy Jenkinson knock of 32.
Alrewas B were surprisingly beaten at home by Burton Cons C 5-3.There were wins for the Cons’ Tom Egginton and Ian Shrive whilst Ian Hiley was on form, rolling in a 29 and a 34 in his response for Alrewas. Carl Poulton had no run in his match giving away nearly 30 in each frame for a night to forget for the Legionnaires.
Stapenhill A won for the first time in the league this season with a 6-2 victory over Newhall A. There were wins for Jason Spibey and Andy Gretton whilst the Newhall scorers were Martin Hicks and Martin Hurdman but they both could only manage draws with Callum Coleman and Steve Ford despite knocking in 35 and 29 respectively.
Elsewhere Ivanhoe B beat SDSC C 6-2 for their 4th straight league win. Jason Pickering and Stu Tagg both recorded wins whilst there were draws for Bren Mattley and Adam Pickering against Nick Harcombe and
Ray Stretton.


Newton Fallowell Division Two

No report this week.