Friday, 19 October 2012

BARRAGE OF BREAKS SECURES GLADIATORS LEAGUE WIN

THE BUSIEST week for some time in the DDD Snooker League saw a full programme of league games complemented by a couple of re-arranged 6 Red Cup group matches taking place.
And strangely all teams involved in the double headers ended up winning in one competition while being defeated in the other discipline.

Gladiators Social Club were in fine form for their home game with Edgefold, scoring a 4-1 success with a barrage of breaks from Troy Brett (38,33), Dwayne Martin (37,24) and Dave Gastrell (24) being too much for the visitors to handle.

But they were narrowly defeated 4-3 by Matlock Golf Club in the 6 red Cup as Charlie Hodgkinson and Ian McKay secured the decisive frame courtesy of a 25 break in the scotch doubles.

The Golf Club themselves had earlier been defeated 4-1 in the League however at Belper Strutt Club No 1 who bounced back from a couple of defeats to their No 2 team with Wayne Shooter securing the victory in frame four.

Meanwhile Edgefold's players had their own taste of success at Belper's Jaxx Q Club with a 4-3 win in the 6 Red Cup. Neil Parkinson set the ball rolling with a 23 break in the opening frame and the game was safe by the time Steve Robinson and debutante Hannah Jones knocked in a superb 44 break in the scotch doubles which puts them in pole position to lift the Presidents Cup prize even at this early stage.

Jaxx themselves bounced back to edge out Belper Strutt Club No 2 3-2 in the league with Jimmy Gratton and Hannah again winning the decisive doubles match at the end.

Elsewhere in the Bolehill derby, it was the No 2 team who came out on top also by the minimum margin as Ian Peacock and Martin Forster impressed in winning both their singles and doubles matches.

And Marehay Miners Welfare / PJ'z continued in barnstorming form with a 5-0 win at Matlock Club, with Ben Monk  notching a 38 break to set the tempo for the evening.

In the OMYA Cup individual scratch competition qualifiers, Jimmy Gratton also scored a 68 break in his win over fellow Jaxx player Steve Robinson.

League week 2 results: Gladiators SC 4, Edgefold Matlock 1; Jaxx Q Club Belper 3, Belper Strutt Club No 2 2; Belper Strutt Club No 1 4, Matlock Golf Club 1; Bolehill Inst No 2 3, Bolehill Inst No 1 2; Matlock Club 0, Marehay MW / PJ'z 5.
6 red-Cup: Gladiators SC 3, Matlock Golf Club 4; Jaxx Q Club Belper 3, Edgefold Matlock 4.
Breaks: J Gratton 68; S Robinson / H Jones 44; T Brett 38,33; B Monk 38;
D Martin 37,24; R Slack 25; C Hodgkinson / I McKay 25; A Gratton 24,22;
N Parkinson 23; M Forster 22; D Gastrell 22; I Birks 22; S Robinson 22.

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