Saturday, 22 October 2016


ROBERT MUXLOW partnered Andy Russell to deciding frame win
THE opening matches from Group B of the Bob McCartin Six Red Cup saw Matlock Golf Club set the early running with a 6-1 win at Bolehill No 2 while Edgefold No 1 and Belper Strutt Club fought out a thrilling battle on Edge Road.
Robert Muxlow and Dave Martin put the home team 2-0 up before Strutt's Justin Weller scored a black ball success in frame three to keep his side in the hunt.
Andy Russell, aided by a 35 break, made it 3-1 before the first two scotch doubles both went the way of the visitors to tie things up.
But ultimately Russell and Muxlow held firm in the concluding leg to get them off to a winning start.
Ian McKay was unbeaten in three frames during the Golf Club's success but only the scotch doubles pairing of Keith Robertson and Ian Peacock could respond for the vanquished.
Edgefold No 2 scored a second victory in as many games in Group A, 4-3 at Matlock Club with Tom Chambers remaining undefeated on the night. Paul Holmes top scored for the home team.
And in the Alfreton derby, the No 1 team saw off the No 2 outfit 5-2 with Andrew Beardsley (30 break), Simon Mayes and Jamie Rowland all in sublime form while John Smith was the top No 2 hotshot.
Bob McCartin Six Red Cup: Group A results: Matlock Club 3, Edgefold Matlock No 2 4; Alfreton Palmer Morewood No 2 2, Alfreton Palmer Morewood No 1 5. Bye week: Bolehill Institute No 1.
Group B: Edgefold Matlock No 1 4, Belper Strutt Club 3; Bolehill Institute No 2 1, Matlock Golf Club 6. 
Breaks: A Russell 35; A Beardsley 30; J Smith 22: S Mayes 21; R Dicken 21; J Rowland 20.

Group A                                    P       W      L       Pts
Edgefold Matlock No 2               2        2       0        8
Alfreton P Morewood No 1         2        1       1        8
Matlock Club                               2        1       1        7
Bolehill Institute No 1                  1        0       1        3
Alfreton P Morewood No 2         1        0       1        2

Group B                                   P       W      L       Pts
Matlock Golf Club                      1         1       0       6
Edgefold Matlock No 1              1         1       0       4
Belper Strutt Club                      1         0       1       3
Bolehill Institute No 2                 1         0       1       1