Friday, 20 January 2012

DIVISIONAL TITLES UP FOR GRABS AS LEADERS FALTER

BOTH divisions were put back in the melting pot this week with the leaders of both sections falling to heavy defeats.
In A Division, Edgefold Club of Matlock completed a league double over old rivals PJ'z No 1 of Ripley with a second 4-1 success, this time at their opponents' home base.

Martyn Taylor continued his recent break-building spree with a fine 58 as he and Neil Parkinson decisively won both their singles and doubles matches, though Andrew Gratton did put up some resistance by notching a 33 to level matters early doors.

Bolehill Institute No 1 moved to within a point as they won the local derby with the No 2 team 3-2. Simon Zoppi was in top fettle with a 26 break whilst winning both matches he was involved in. Ian Birks also fought back from 30 adrift to win his frame on the black which paved the way for an unlikely victory.

The other A Division fixture saw a re-match of last week's Bob McCartin Cup quarter final between Matlock Club and Belper Strutt Club No 1.

Last week Matlock Club earned the spoils but despite enjoying home advantage this time, the tables were turned as the visitors went home with a 4-1 triumph under their belts.
Wayne Shooter and Paul Jarrett won both their singles and doubles matches.

In B Division, there were two significant happenings as Matlock Golf Club lost their unbeaten record and Jaxx Q Club No 2 of Belper won their first league match of the season.

The Golf Club succumbed 4-1 at new leaders Jaxx Q Club No 1 where Steve Robinson and Paul Ogden did most of the damage, winning both frames they contested.

And Jaxx No 2 won the last two frames to edge out Belper Strutt Club No 2, Andy Hayes top scoring with 65pts.

The remaining match also went to the wire with Bolehill Institute No 3 coming from 2-0 down to deny PJ'z Ripley No 2 a second successive league win.

Gary Day had earlier opened his account for the season for the hosts but the return to action of Steven Mellor proved crucial for the visitors as he and Mick Bunting won both their singles and doubles matches to decide the issue.

League week nine results: PJ'z Club Ripley No 1 1, Edgefold Club Matlock 4; Bolehill Institute No 2 2, Bolehill Institute No 1 3; Matlock Club 1, Belper Strutt Club No 1 4; Jaxx Q Club Belper No 1 4, Matlock Golf Club 1; Belper Strutt Club No 2 2, Jaxx Q Club Belper No 2 3; PJ'z Club Ripley No 2 2, Bolehill Institute No 3 3.

A Division                         P      W      L      Pts
PJ'z Club Ripley No 1        9       7        2      31
Bolehill Institute No 1          9       7        2      30
Edgefold Club Matlock       8        6       2      25
Bolehill Institute No 2          9        4       5      23
Belper Strutt Club No 1      9        4       5       21
Matlock Club                       8        2       6      13
Leading breaks: B Monk 71, A Gratton 60.
Leading wins: A Gratton and K Robertson 8; B Monk 7.

B Division                         P      W      L      Pts
Jaxx Q Club Belper No 1   9       7        2      30
Matlock Golf Club               8       7        1      28
Bolehill Institute No 3          9       4        5      20
Belper Strutt Club No 2      8        2       6      15
Jaxx Q Club Belper No 2    9        1       8      13
PJ'z Club Ripley No 2         9        1       8      11
Leading breaks: G Jones and C Parker 40.
Leading wins: A Fisher, N Kay and S Robinson 7.

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