Friday, 14 February 2014


PAUL OGDEN ... got visitors BELPER STRUTT CLUB No 2 off to a flyer
AFTER a week off, Belper Strutt's No 2 team were looking to get back on the winning trail at Matlock Club, who themselves were attempting to take their cup form into the latest round of games in the Highfield Farm Butchers Premier Division.
The opening two frames were shared with both Pauls getting off the mark for the season for their respective teams, Paul Ogden defeating Graeme Wood 69-39 and Paul Bryan overcoming Dave Devenport 68-25 with the help of a 22 break.

Chris Stubbs put the visitors ahead with a hard fought success over Paul Holmes in the next but club barman Mick McFall edged a black ball decider with Dave Needham to take the match to the wire.

And after a frame that was in the balance throughout, it was Stubbs and Devenport who took the spoils with an eleven point frame margin ensuring a 3-2 win for Belper.

The only other match played saw the teams in joint second place go head to head and Edgefold Club just held sway with a 3-2 home verdict over Belper Strutt No 1.

Martyn Taylor was the star turn once again with breaks of 38 and 25 as he won both frames he contested as the Matlock outfit came from 2-1 down to wrestle the upper hand.

Wayne Shooter and Rob Muxlow each scored black ball victories earlier in the night before Mark Newby had temporarily given the visitors the ascendancy.

League week 14 results: Matlock Club 2, Belper Strutt No 2 3; Edgefold Matlock 3, Belper Strutt No 1 2; Matlock Cons v Bolehill Inst No 2 postponed (due to Valentines Day).
OMYA Cup Indiv Scratch quarter final: Paul Ogden 2, Mark Newby 1.
Breaks: M Taylor 38,25; P Bryan 22.

Highfields Farm Butchers Premier Division
                                         P      W      L      Pts
Bolehill Institute No 1     12      11       1       39
Edgefold Matlock           12        8       4       35
Belper Strutt No 1          12       6        6       34
Matlock Cons                 10       6        4       29

Belper Strutt No 2          11        5       6       26
Bolehill Institute No 2     11        3       8       22
Matlock Club                  12        1     11       15
Leading breaks: B Monk 53, M Taylor 50.
Leading wins: R Slack 11; M Taylor 9; P Jarrett & M Newby 8.