2017-18: Week 6

Reports by Mick Buckland

David Wain Insurance Premier League

The big match at the top of the David Wain Insurance Premier Division last week took place at Ashby where Belmont A came away 5-3 winners over the Ivanhoe A team. Andy Marriott went on first against Arron Vaughan and dispatched him easily. That was as good as it got though for the home side as the Chambers brothers, Rob and John both won before a draw between Dan Blunn and Ian Archer.Burton Cons B still lead the way at the top, last week scoring a 6-2 win away at Swad Cons A. Owen Jones and Matt Milnes both scored victories for the Cons whilst the match between Andy Grainger and Jon Fletcher was halved after both players knocked in several high 20+ breaks. Mick Simpkins in his first of the season drew with Lee Wood.

Burton Cons A kept the pressure on with a thumping 7-1 win over Spot On A. Nigel Tomlinson scored the solitary frame for the snooker club boys successfully getting three snookers against Mike Buckland who must have thought he was home and hosed having been so far in front, and having won the first comfortably. Jon Swift knocked a cracking pink in to beat Andy Speirs in a tight encounter. Graham Stevens rolled in a good 37 on the way to beating Ade Harper whilst Darren Coady scraped past Tom Elliott in a poor match, which wasn’t helped by where all the reds ended up.

Tutbury A’s horrid start to the season continued as they were beaten 5-3 at home by SDSC A. it was a tight affair though with Chris Dewey the only winner on the night-getting past Dan Mabbutt.  Dave Mabbutt knocked a nice 37 in but was only able to draw with John Davis. Chris Mabbutt and Andy Goldingay drew as did the two Steves, Mabbutt and Ayre.

Tutbury B haven’t lost since the opening day and last week they held Spot On B at their own patch. Loz Kennerson and Steve Butterworth got the 4 between them for the Spot on outfit with Loz knocking a nice 41 in. On target for Tutbury were Daz Lester and Andy Thompson with Andy top scoring with 35.
Alrewas A came unstuck 5-3 at home to an inspired Rolleston A team. Mark Press scored the winning frames in the second half defeating Lee Louch. All 3 other matches were drawn.


PJM Fascias Division One

Spot On C remain at the top of the PJM Fascias Division One table despite being held by Belmont B-who despite being 4th from bottom remain unbeaten in the league so far this season. Mark Vaughan drew with Steve Gaunt in the first half as did Brett Craddock with Tony Clements so it could not have been closer. The second half saw two wins-Shaun Gebbie for Belmont and Conrad Thomas for Spot On so all square it remained.Woodville A, fancied for back to back promotion still remain winless for the season after being held 4-4 by Ivanhoe B. In a well contested match Mark Satchwell halved with Jason Pickering as did Wayne Brewin and Mick Kirk. John Chambers won for Woodville as did Bren Mattley for Ivanhoe making it 9 out of 10 for the Ashby man.
Another draw was played out at The Institute in Stapenhill as the club’s A side shared the spoils with SDSC C. Callum Coleman won for the home team as did the ever reliable Nick Harcombe for the Swad Snooker centre boys. The 2 other matches were drawn.

Newhall A came out on top in an entertaining match by securing all 3 black ball finishes against Alrewas B. Carl Glover had the run of the balls to beat Dave Trueman in the first -Dave responded well to lead in the second before Glover fought back to steal the second on the black. Carl Poulton played steadily to defeat Martin Hurdman in the first before knocking in a cracking long yellow and then the colours to finish to take the second. John Finch started the first well against Adam Walton going 31 up before a great comeback from Walton in a frame sealed on the pink. Finch started well again in the second before a Walton comeback but a fluked blue and a nice pink sealed the draw. Match of the night was Martin Hicks v Ian Hiley with Hicks having a lovely 40 and going 50+ up before a Hiley fightback with Hicks just about seeing it out on the final black. A similar second frame with both players potting well saw Hicks win on the black again to secure the victory.


Newton Fallowell Division Two

In the Newton Fallowell Division Two, Spot On E look to be the side to beat. Last week they thumped Ivanhoe D 7-1. Jared Cronje rolled in runs of 48 and 40 in demolishing Matt Tewkesbury and is the only player in all 3 divisions to have a 10 from 10 record.Adam Edwards also won for Spot On. Briggs was the only respite for Ivanhoe with a frame in is draw with Jordan Watts.

Looking to give Spot On a run for their money at this early stage look to be Stapenhill B. Last week they defeated the Snookerettes of Spot On D with Yvonne Spendlove providing the only bright spot in taking a draw for the ladies. There wins elsewhere for Tim Knopik, Greg Britton and Andy Tomlinson.
Rob Sanders was the star-man for Rolleston B as he secured the win which with it came the match against Belmont C. All other matches were drawn.

Also unbeaten at the top are SDSC D. Last week they won 6-2 away at Woodville C. Wins were secured by Brian Bloor and Phil Killen. Points were secured for the home side by Mark Gallagher and Denis Moore in their respective draws against Andy Rice and Dave Wain.
Swad Cons C beat Burton Cons D 6-2 with wins for Mark Brooks and Colin Cope. Al Munnien and Jim Jennings both gained draws for the Cons in their matches against Bob Birch and Gaz Ward.

Belmont D lost 5-3 at home to Rolleston C. Andy Biggadike was the only Belmont winner although Tom Holland scored a creditable draw against Graham Fisher. Winners on the night for Rolleston were Steve Atkin and Mark Storr.