Sunday, 28 January 2018


SEAN DOBNEY was a half centurion at the EDGEFOLD CLUB
A RE-MATCH between the two Edgefold teams contesting first and second place in the Ashford Arms Premier Division again ended in a thrilling climax following on from the recent Captains Cup battle that narrowly went the way of the No 1 team.
Sean Dobney continued his sublime break building form in the opener with a run of 50 putting the leaders into the ascendancy and earning him the T & M Motors player of the week title before Neil Parkinson, back from holiday, levelled on the black in the next.
Duncan Harwood edged the No 1 team ahead 61-42 but a battling Rob Dicken success levelled the scores again and it was left to Dobney and new signing Mark Gibson to complete the comeback in the deciding doubles leg for a 3-2 verdict.
Belper Strutt Club moved level with Edgefold No 2 on points for second place with a 5-0 whitewash of Bolehill No 2 with Paul Jarrett and Mark Newby winning each of their singles and doubles frames.
Matlock Golf Club just had the better of Crich Comrades 3-2 with Graham Jones' black ball win proving decisive after Ade Smith had kept the visitors in the hunt in frame three.
Bolehill No 1 enjoyed their first win for a while, 3-2 at Matlock Club with Ian Birks' superb 47 break in the deciding doubles leg the highlight. Keith Manlove and Mick Mackfall had temporarily put the home side ahead earlier in the evening.
Ashford Arms Premier Division week 10 results: Edgefold Matlock No 2 3, Edgefold Matlock No 1 2; Bolehill Institute No 2 0, Belper Strutt Club 5; Matlock Golf Club 3, Crich Comrades 2; Matlock Club 2, Bolehill Institute No 1 3.
OMYA Cup (Individual Scratch) second round: Ricki Slack 3, Sean Dobney 2; John Smith (Alf) 3, Ady Lowe 0; Justin Weller 3, Duncan Harwood 2.
Breaks: S Dobney 50,22,22; I Birks 47; J Weller 29; R Slack 28,22.

Ashford Arms Premier League   P       W      L      Pts
Edgefold Matlock No 2                  9         6       3      29
Belper Strutt Club                          9         7       2      27
Edgefold Matlock No 1                  9         5       4      27
Matlock Golf Club                          9         6       3      25
Crich Comrades                             9        4       5      22
Bolehill Institute No 2                     9         5       4     19
Bolehill Institute No 1                     9         4       5     19
Alfreton Palmer Morewood            8         2       6     16
Matlock Club                                  9         1       8     16 
Leading wins: I McKay & S Dobney 7/8; R Dickin 7/9.
Leading breaks: K Robertson 55; R Slack 54.