Friday, 12 April 2013


WHILE Marehay Miners Welfare routinely wrapped up A Division this week, Belper Strutt Club No 1 and Gladiators Social Club of Matlock are going down to the wire in the fight to lift the B Division Shield with the sides due to meet in the final round of fixtures.
Strutt 1 took maximum points from their home fixture with Matlock Club with Paul Jarrett and Mark Newby top scoring and winning their doubles frame to boot while Gladiators Social Club had to settle for a 4-1 verdict after Keith Robertson of Bolehill Institute No 2 won his frame on the black.
Dave Gastrell, Troy Brett and Mark Gwynne-Jones were in fine form for the hosts however.

Marehay scored a 4-1 triumph at Matlock's Edgefold Club with Ben Monk notching breaks of 36,30 and 28 and Andrew Gratton 25 and 23 whilst Jason Ankers continued his emergence as a talented newcomer with his second win in as many outings in reply.
STEVE BUCKLEY helped to turn the game around for Belper Strutt Club No 2.
Bolehill No 1 fell 3-2 at home to Belper Strutt No 2 after leading 2-0 with Andrew Brough top-scoring only for Steve Buckley and Adam Winson to win both their singles and the deciding doubles match  at the end.

And in the battle for the final play off spot in A Division, Matlock Golf Club now look in pole position as they returned from Jaxx Q Club of Belper with a 4-1 victory.

Ian McKay and Charlie Hodgkinson were in superb form for the visitors while Tim Maslin registered the point for the home team.

League week 17 results: Belper Strutt No 1 5, Matlock Club 0; Gladiators SC Matlock 4, Bolehill Inst No 2 1; Edgefold Matlock 1, Marehay MW / PJ'z 4; Bolehill Inst No 1 2, Belper Strutt No 2 3; Jaxx Q Club Belper 1, Matlock Golf Club 4.
Breaks: B Monk 36,30,28; A Gratton 25,23; N Parkinson 24; T Brett 23; P Jarrett 22; I McKay 22; T Maslin 21; R Slack 21; A Brough 20.

A Division                        P      W      L      Pts
Marehay MW / PJ'z         16     12       4       54
Bolehill Institute No 1       17     10       7       47
Edgefold Matlock             17       9       8       43
Matlock Golf Club            16       8       8       41
Jaxx Q Club Belper         17      10      7       38
Leading breaks: B Monk & L Bullock 51.
Leading wins: B Monk & R Slack 14; A Gratton 12.

B Division                        P      W      L      Pts
Belper Strutt No 1           17      10      7       48
Gladiators SC Matlock    17       9       8       47
Belper Strutt No 2           17       8       9       43
Bolehill Institute No 2      17       6     11       36
Matlock Club                   17       2     15       22
Leading breaks: T Brett 58 & 54; S Bullock 45.
Leading wins: C Stubbs 11; I Peacock, M Newby &
W Shooter 10.

Sunday, 7 April 2013


MAREHAY MW L-R: Jamie Woodward, Ben Monk, Jamie Rowland and Andrew Gratton.
MAREHAY MINERS WELFARE'S formidable line-up continued their dominance of the Bob McCartin Six Red Cup by defeating Belper's Jaxx Q Club 4-2 in the final, following up last season's success when playing from PJ'z Club of Ripley.
It wasn't all plain sailing however, as Mark Jones upset the apple-cart early doors with a 36-21 win over danger man Ben Monk before Andrew Gratton, aided by a break of 25, quickly levelled matters by defeating Steve Robinson 68-21.

Two tight battles ensued thereafter, with Jamie Woodward edging out county pool player Ian Burgoyne, who was making his debut for Jaxx, 34-22 before Paul Ogden equalised at 2-2 with a 30-21 verdict over Jamie Rowland.

So with it all now resting on the remaining scotch doubles legs, this is where Ben Monk came to the fore to settle the issue, partnering firstly Andrew Gratton and then Jamie Rowland to victories by 44-29 and 51-23 respectively to conclude an excellent night's work from the Amber Valley cueists.

In the only other scheduled match this week, Gladiators Social Club's Dwayne Martin and Troy Brett reached the Denis Morton Pairs Handicap final thanks to a 3-0 success over Bolehill's Andrew Brough and Simon Zoppi.

Bob McCartin Six Red Cup final: Marehay MW / PJ'z 4, Jaxx Q Club Belper 2.
Denis Morton Pairs Handicap Trophy semi final: D Martin / T Brett 3, A Brough / S Zoppi 0 (at Matlock Club).
Breaks: A Gratton 25; B Monk / J Rowland 24; B Monk / A Gratton 23; T Brett 22,21.