Friday, 22 February 2013

MATLOCK CLUB GETTING THE WIND IN THEIR SAILS

MATLOCK CLUB'S stock continued to rise this week with a second successive 4-1 league win, this time over B Division title contenders Gladiators Social Club.
Graeme Wood, Mick McFall and Paul Holmes crucially all won black-ball frames to put the hosts into an unassailable lead and despite Mark Gwynne-Jones (21 break) getting the visitors onto the board, Keith Manlove and partner Holmes rubber-stamped the triumph in the concluding doubles frame, yes you've guessed it, via another black ball decider!

Gladiators made amends later in the week as a re-arranged home clash with Belper Strutt Club No 2 resulted in a 3-2 victory.

Derbyshire Under-21 champion Troy Brett, with breaks of 54 and 22, proved the difference in the deciding pairs clash after Dave Needham had levelled the scores at 2-2 with a doubled black.

The previous night Strutt No 2 had edged out Bolehill Institute No 2 3-2 with Needham and Chris Stubbs winning both their singles and doubles frames whilst Keith Robertson top scored for the visitors.

PAUL JARRETT (Belper Strutt No 1) ... cruel luck after potting the deciding black.
The all-Belper derby saw Jaxx Q Club defeat Strutt Club No 1 also by the minimum margin as Paul Jarrett knocked in the deciding black in the closing doubles frame, only to see the cue ball cruelly disappear into the pocket soon afterwards, enabling Paul Ogden and partner Mark Jones (who each had runs of 24) to take the spoils instead.

Bolehill Institute No 1 remain in the runners up spot in A Division after a 4-1 home win over  Matlock's Edgefold Club.

Ricki Slack notched breaks of 32 and 21 to put the hosts on the front foot as they surged into a 3-0 lead before Neil Parkinson replied with the sole riposte for the visitors.

League week 12 results: Matlock Club 4, Gladiators SC Matlock 1; Belper Strutt No 2 3, Bolehill Inst No 2 2; Jaxx Q Club Belper 3, Belper Strutt No 1 2; Bolehill Inst No 1 4, Edgefold Matlock 1; Gladiators SC Matlock 3, Belper Strutt No 2 2; Matlock Golf Club v Marehay MW / PJ'z postponed.

Breaks: T Brett 54,22; A Gratton 43; R Slack 32,21; K Holmes 30; P Ogden 24; M Jones 24; C Stubbs 24; M Forster 22; M Gwynne-Jones 21.

A Division                        P      W      L      Pts
Marehay MW / PJ'z        11       9       2       40
Bolehill Institute No 1      12       7       5       34
Jaxx Q Club Belper        12       7       5       26
Edgefold Matlock            12       5       7       26
Matlock Golf Club           11       5       6       25
Leading breaks: B Monk 47 & 44; I McKay 44.
Leading wins: B Monk & R Slack 10; A Gratton 9.

B Division                        P      W      L      Pts
Belper Strutt No 1           12       8       4       34
Gladiators SC Matlock    12       6       6       33
Belper Strutt No 2           12       5       7       29
Bolehill Institute No 2      12       5       7       27
Matlock Club                   12       2     10       21
Leading breaks: T Brett 58 & 54; S Bullock 45.
Leading wins: C Stubbs & W Shooter 9; I Peacock 8.

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