Friday, 20 May 2016


MARTIN FORSTER and IAN PEACOCK prior to doing brotherly battle.
MARTIN FORSTER and IAN PEACOCK met in the "B" (Intermediate) Individual Handicap and in doing so achieved the unique feat of becoming the first twin brothers to contest a Darley Dale and District League final.
The Bolehill Institute No 2 team players are following in the footsteps of father and son Clayton and Ricki Slack from the same club who reached the final of the same event 35 years ago.
Martin, who takes his surname from his wife, had early chances but was taking time to get into rhythm and Ian surged into a 2-0 lead, taking the first courtesy of a long raking blue 53-30 and then following up with a 57-20 scoreline.
Ian trailed in the next but after fluking the green, came on strong when it mattered, taking the clinching black into the middle pocket for a 3-0 verdict.
Ian wins the competition for the second time while Martin is runner-up for the third time in four seasons.

Elsewhere, the Champion of Champions play offs for the Jaeger Trophy got underway and Edgefold No 1 will host Alfreton Palmer Morewood in the final after winning the toss for home advantage following their respective semi final victories.
Alfreton triumphed 3-1 against Bolehill No 1, although Colin Marchington had given the visitors an early lead.
This was soon overturned however with Kevin Rowland making the game safe in the fourth frame.

The Matlock cuemen scored an excellent 3-2 win at this seasons league champions Belper Strutt Club as Andy Russell engineered a superb 55 break in the concluding doubles leg after Mark Newby had equalised for the hosts.

Jaeger Trophy Champion of Champions Play off semi finals: Alfreton Palmer Morewood 3, Bolehill Institute No 1 1; Belper Strutt Club 2, Edgefold Matlock No 1 3.
"B" (Intermediate) Individual Handicap final: Ian Peacock 3, Martin Forster 0 (at Bolehill Institute).
Breaks: A Russell 55.