Sunday, 27 September 2020


KEVIN MUNNELLY ... 28 break
LONG TIME leaders Matlock Golf Club fell to a shock 4-1 loss at Bolehill No 2 this week which means they are now a point behind new table toppers Alfreton Palmer Morewood, who secured a 3-2 win over Whitworth Institute to set up a thrilling final run in.
Paul Roe seemed to set up business as usual for the golfers with a first frame victory to the tune of 91-48 but a close battle in the next went to home team captain Mick Bunting 70-62 before Kevin Munnelly (28 break) edged the hosts ahead.
Keith Robertson put the game to bed with a 55-43 verdict in frame four and he and Munnelly teamed up to put the icing on the cake in the doubles leg.
Alfreton came through a tough examination by Whitworth by the minimum margin with Simon Mays' black ball success proving pivotal after Geoff Brailsford had equalised.
Belper Strutt Club and Bolehill No 1 consolidated the play off positions with 4-1 and 3-2 wins respectively over Crich No 1 and Matlock Club.
Mark Newby and Wayne Shooter won each of their singles and doubles for Strutt whilst Paul Trevett notched for the Tramwaymen.
Ian Birks top scored for Bolehill whilst Keith Manlove was victorious in singles and doubles legs for the vanquished.
Edgefold ran out 4-1 winners in the remaining match against Crich No 2, Rob Dickin (22 break) amassing 98 points while only Jack Lowe could stem the tide for the visitors.
League week 16: Bolehill Institute No 2 4, Matlock Golf Club 1; Whitworth Institute 2, Alfreton Palmer Morewood 3; Crich Comrades No 1 1, Belper Strutt Club 4; Matlock Club 2, Bolehill Institute No 1 3; Edgefold Matlock 4, Crich Comrades No 2 1.
Breaks: K Munnelly 28, B Monk 24,24; R Dicken 22.

T & M Motors Snooker League        P        W        L     Pts 
Alfreton Palmer Morewood                 16      11        5      51
Matlock Golf Club                               15      11        4      50
Belper Strutt Club                               16       12       4      49
Bolehill Institute No 1                          16       10       6      43
Edgefold Matlock                                15        8        7      38
Crich Comrades No 2                         17        7       10     38
Matlock Club                                       16        6       10     35
Bolehill Institute No 2                          16        6       10     34

Crich Comrades No 1                         17        5       12     33

Whitworth Institute                              16        4       12     26
Leading breaks: B Monk 56; S Dobney 44.
Leading wins: A Lowe 12/17; L Mooney 11/13; D Smith & S Bullock 11/16.

Sunday, 20 September 2020


ROB DICKEN sealed the deal for EDGEFOLD
EDGEFOLD and MATLOCK GOLF CLUB will meet in the end of season Captains Cup team final after they came through this week's respective semi final clashes with Crich Comrades No 2 and Bolehill Institute No 2 in good style.
Sam Lavelle and James Travis had Edgefold off to a flyer at Crich before Josh Lee's 57-54 victory had them 26 points to the good with a couple of frames to go.
Rob Dicken's 32 point verdict put the Tramwaymen well and truly on the back foot and despite late resistence from Ady Lowe and Duncan Harwood in the doubles, there was no stopping the Matlock cuemen.

Golf Club scored a 334-257 win with Ian McKay successful in both singles and doubles legs and only Mick Bunting successful for the hosts.

A couple of re-arranged T & M Motors Snooker League games also took place as Crich No 2 doubled up to take on Whitworth Institute and fell 3-2 despite Ady Lowe again showing his mettle with a run of 30 and wins in each of singles and doubles legs. David Hobson top scored for the visitors.

Bolehill No 1 also defeated Crich No 1 3-2 with Ian Birks and Nick Berry top scoring for each side.

In the Jimmy Harper Plate first round, Crich No 1 (also playing twice) enjoyed better fortunes with a 292-233 victory over Belper Strutt Club (John Smith amassing 91 points) while Tom Broughton's 46 break and 103 points haul was the combined highlight of Alfreton Palmer Morewood's 296-252 verdict over Matlock Club.

Captains Cup (Team Aggregate) semi finals: Crich Comrades No 2 257, Edgefold Club Matlock 300; Bolehill Institute No 2 257, Matlock Golf Club 334.
Jimmy Harper Plate (Team Aggregate) first round: Belper Strutt Club 233, Crich Comrades No 1 292; Matlock Club 252, Alfreton Palmer Morewood 296.
League: Bolehill Institute No 1 3, Crich Comrades No 1 2; Crich Comrades No 2 2, Whitworth Institute 3.
Breaks: T Broughton 46; A Lowe 30; R Slack 21.

Sunday, 13 September 2020


ALFRETON PALMER MOREWOOD moved to within a point of leaders Matlock Golf Club (albeit having played an extra game) in the T & M Motors Snooker League courtesy of a quick double over Edgefold Club, this time defeating the visiting team 3-2 to keep themselves in contention.
Tom Broughton (20 break) took the opener 70-33 before Des Smith and Andrew Haggarty had the hosts dreaming of another maximum points haul as per the preceding week.
However, the Matlock team were made of sterner stuff than that and fought back strongly thanks in the main to captain Rob Dicken, who took each of his singles and doubles legs; in the latter partnered by Rob Muxlow.

Belper Strutt Club consolidated third position thanks to a 3-2 verdict over Bolehill Institute No 2. Steve Bullock took both singles and doubles legs, the latter with Paul Jarrett who had earlier notched a run of 33 in putting his team 2-1 ahead.
Kevin Munnelly and Keith Robertson were in winning form for the Wirksworth cuemen.

League week 15 results: Alfreton Palmer Morewood 3, Edgefold Matlock 2; Belper Strutt Club 3, Bolehill Institute No 2 2.
Breaks: P Jarrett 33; T Broughton 20.

T & M Motors Snooker League        P        W        L     Pts 
Matlock Golf Club                               14      11        3      49
Alfreton Palmer Morewood                 15      10        5      48
Belper Strutt Club                               15       11        4      43
Bolehill Institute No 1                          14        8        6      37
Edgefold Matlock                                14        7        7      34
Crich Comrades No 2                         14        7        7      33
Matlock Club                                       15        6        9      33
Bolehill Institute No 2                          15        5      10      30
Crich Comrades No 1                         14        4      10      27
Whitworth Institute                              14        3       11     24
Leading breaks: B Monk 56; S Dobney 44.
Leading wins: L Mooney 11/12; A Lowe & D Smith 11/15: T Blant & I McKay 10/13.

Sunday, 6 September 2020


BOTH JOHN SMITHS were amongst the breaks for Crich and Alfreton

AFTER an untimely but inevitable recess, the T & M Motors Snooker League saw rivalries resume this week (with social distancing measures) and Alfreton Palmer Morewood took full advantage of their game in hand with a maximum points haul narrowing the gap between themselves and leaders Matlock Golf Club to just four points with four games to play.

Rob Muxlow's 31 break was as good as it got for opponents Edgefold Club who were hosts for the evening but with John Smith replying in similar vein with a run of 26, he still couldnt get his team onto the scoreboard.

By then Alfreton had taken full control as Tom Broughton, Des Smith and Andy Haggarty all showed no signs of rustiness and the two Smiths put the icing on the cake with a concluding doubles success.

In another match brought forward, Crich No 1 defeated Crich No 2 3-2 to earn local bragging rights with Nick Berry (runs of 23 and 20) and their very own John Smith (22 break) securing the win after Cliff Gould's opener set them on their way.

Ady Lowe took both his frames for the vanquished, latterly partnered by Dale Shaw in the doubles.

League: Edgefold Matlock 0, Alfreton Palmer Morewood 5; Crich Comrades No 2 2, Crich Comrades No 1 3.

Breaks: R Muxlow 31; J Smith (Alfreton) 26; N Berry 23,20; J Smith (Crich) 22.

Sunday, 22 March 2020


ADE SMITH Intermediate finalist with LES MOONEY, winning-most league player so far
WITH the league going into an inevitable suspension phase for the foreseeable period in line with government restrictions, Matlock Golf Club signed off by taking maximum points from the only fixture to go ahead, as they visited Matlock Club in the T & M Motors Snooker League.
This leaves them with a healthy seven point advantage with four league fixtures left, if and when the time arrives when the league can be completed.
Ian McKay took the opener on the black, before another tight game saw Les Mooney score his eleventh win from twelve outings, with a 68-59 verdict.
Graham Jones added the third 75-59 before Tony Blant made it four and then teamed up with McKay to narrowly edge yet another nip-and-tuck frame in a much tougher match than the scoreline suggests.

In the Denis Morton Cup doubles semi finals, Ben Monk and Simon Mays defeated Ricki Slack and Keith Robertson 3-0 with Ben scoring breaks of 49,40, 26 and 21 along with a superb long pink to screw back perfectly for the deciding black in the third.
Des Smith and Tom Broughton made it an all-Alfreton final after their 3-2 win over Dale Shaw and Martyn Caylow, Broughton notching runs of 29 and 20.

And Crich's Ade Smith, winner two seasons back, again reached the final of the Intermediate Handicap event, defeating Edgefold's Josh Lee 3-2 on the final black.
League: Matlock Club 0, Matlock Golf Club 5.
Denis Morton Pairs Handicap semi finals: Ben Monk / Simon Mays 3, Ricki Slack / Keith Robertson 0; Dale Shaw / Martyn Caylow 2, Des Smith / Tom Broughton 3.
"B" (Intermediate) Individual Handicap semi final: Josh Lee 2, Ade Smith 3.
Breaks: B Monk 49,40,26,21; T Broughton 29,20; K Robertson 25,24; D Smith 22.

T & M Motors Snooker League        P        W        L     Pts 
Matlock Golf Club                               14      11        3      49
Belper Strutt Club                               14      10        4      42
Alfreton Palmer Morewood                 13        8        5      40
Bolehill Institute No 1                          14        8        6      37
Crich Comrades No 2                         14        7        7      33
Matlock Club                                       15        6        9      33
Edgefold Matlock                                12        7        5      32
Bolehill Institute No 2                          14        5        9      28
Crich Comrades No 1                         14        4      10      27
Whitworth Institute                              14        3       11     24
Leading breaks: B Monk 56; S Dobney 44.
Leading wins: L Mooney 11/12; T Blant & I McKay 10/13; A Lowe 10/14.

Sunday, 15 March 2020


ALFRETON PALMER MOREWOOD's hard-fought 3-2 win at Crich Comrades No 2 sees them still well in contention for the T & M Motors Snooker League, four points off top spot after Matlock Golf Club's 5-0 scoreline saw them take peak position outright.
Des Smith secured the Amber Valley men into an early advantage with a 66-39 verdict before reserve Nick Berry equalised for the home team.
Captain Andrew Haggarty edged Alfreton back ahead with a 62-36 success and John Smith made the game safe before Ady Lowe and Berry reduced the deficit to the minimum margin in the concluding doubles leg.

The Golfers were in rampant form as Ian McKay (30), Les Mooney (26) and Graham Jones (25) were all amongst the breaks whilst Tony Blant did his bit in both singles and doubles.

Comeback of the week saw Whitworth's final pairing Geoff Brailsford and Mick Ferguson take pink and blank to snatch a 3-2 win over Edgefold, in the process overturning an excellent run of 42 from Sean Dobney in the same deciding frame. Dobney and James Travis had put the Matlock men 2-0 ahead early doors.

Bolehill No 2 also came from 2-0 down to defeat Bolehill No 1 by the minimum margin with Kevin Munnelly and Keith Robertson each edging black ball deciders before teaming up to good effect in the doubles.
Colin Marchington and Ricki Slack were in winning form for the vanquished.

Belper Strutt Club are in second place following a 3-2 win over Matlock Club. Keith Manlove and Paul Holmes twice had the visitors in front but Steve Bullock and Wayne Shooter won each of the frames they contested to tip the balance.

League week 14 results: Crich Comrades No 2 2, Alfreton Palmer Morewood 3; Matlock Golf Club 5, Crich Comrades No 1 0; Whitworth Institute 3, Edgefold Matlock 2; Bolehill Institute No 2 3, Bolehill Institute No 2 2; Belper Strutt Club 3, Matlock Club 2.
OMYA Cup (Individual Scratch) semi final: Ricki Slack 3, Keith Robertson 0.
Breaks: S Dobney 42,21; I McKay 30; L Mooney 26; G Jones 25; R Slack 24,20; J Smith 22; A Lowe 22.

T & M Motors Snooker League        P        W        L     Pts 
Matlock Golf Club                               13      10        3      44
Belper Strutt Club                               14      10        4      42
Alfreton Palmer Morewood                 13        8        5      40
Bolehill Institute No 1                          14        8        6      37
Crich Comrades No 2                         14        7        7      33
Matlock Club                                       14        6        8      33
Edgefold Matlock                                12        7        5      32
Bolehill Institute No 2                          14        5        9      28
Crich Comrades No 1                         14        4      10      27
Whitworth Institute                              14        3       11     24
Leading breaks: B Monk 56; S Dobney 44.
Leading wins: L Mooney 10/11; A Lowe 10/14; T Blant & I McKay 9/12.

Saturday, 7 March 2020


PAUL ROE ... made matters safe for GOLF CLUB
THE TOP two teams clashed in the T & M Motors Snooker League as long term leaders Belper Strutt Club travelled to in-form Matlock Golf Club and a 4-1 verdict for the reigning champions means they join the Amber Valley cuemen on equal points with a game in hand.
Les Mooney, in unstoppable form at the minute, showcased his 96-34 success with a break of 31 and Ian McKay edged a black ball decider before Paul Roe made matters safe after another cliffhanger in frame three.
Justin Weller was in excellent form to pull one back belatedly but Graham Jones teamed up with McKay to ensure the Golfers were in jubilant mood on the tees the next morning.

Alfreton Palmer Morewood stay in contention a couple of points off the pace after a 4-1 defeat of Crich No 1.
Both John Smiths were successful for their respective teams, the Crich stalwart taking the opener 65-36 whilst Alfreton John's black ball win put the game to bed in the fourth frame after Simon May's run of 35 had helped him to level matters earlier on.

Dale Shaw amassed 99 points as Crich No 2 saw off Bolehill No 2 4-1, Darren Bunting on target for the latter.

There was a mixed week for Bolehill No 1 with a 3-2 victory over Whitworth Institute followed by a 4-1 loss at Edgefold.
Simon Zoppi (24 break) impressed in the battle with the Darley Dale outfit, for whom Mick Ferguson was in winning form in singles and doubles.
Sean Dobney's 36 break in the doubles was the highlight of the Matlock team's success, along with Rob Dicken's extravagant pink to kill off the frame whilst Andrew Brough on target for the vanquished.

Edgefold had earlier seen off Matlock Club 3-2 for an excellent couple of nights work, Dobney and Josh Lee settling the issue in the concluding pairs leg after Mick Mackfall had put the visitors ahead.

League week 13 results: Matlock Golf Club 4, Belper Strutt Club 1; Alfreton Palmer Morewood 4, Crich Comrades No 1 1; Bolehill Institute No 1 3, Whitworth Institute 2; Edgefold Matlock 3, Matlock Club 2; Edgefold Matlock 4, Bolehill Institute No 1 1; Crich Comrades No 2 4, Bolehill Institute No 2 1.
Breaks: S Dobney 36,21; S Mays 35; L Mooney 31; S Zoppi 24.

T & M Motors Snooker League        P        W        L     Pts 
Matlock Golf Club                               12        9        3      39
Belper Strutt Club                               13        9        4      39
Alfreton Palmer Morewood                 12        7        5      37
Bolehill Institute No 1                          13        8        5      35
Crich Comrades No 2                         13        7        6      31
Matlock Club                                       13        6        7      31
Edgefold Matlock                                11        7        4      30
Crich Comrades No 1                         13        4        9      27
Bolehill Institute No 2                          13        4        9      25
Whitworth Institute                              13        2       11     21
Leading breaks: B Monk 56; S Dobney 44.
Leading wins: A Lowe 10/13; L Mooney 9/10; T Blant & I McKay 8/11.