Sunday, 11 February 2018


BELPER STRUTT CLUB hit the summit for the first time this season with a 4-1 home win over erstwhile pacesetters Edgefold No 2 ensuring a flip-flop at the head of the Ashford Arms Premier League following week 11's fixture list.
Paul Jarrett with a 73-36 win including a run of 31 started the ball rolling and Mark Newby produced a similarly impressive display, taking the next 76-43.
Steve Bullock added the third in a closer affair before new signing Mark Gibson got the visitors on the board in frame four.
But Jarrett and Wayne Shooter finished off a fine night for the home team by taking the concluding doubles leg on the deciding black.
Edgefold No 1 are also just a point adrift after a 3-2 home win over Matlock Club. Duncan Harwood and Keith Manlove top scored respectively in a tight battle.
There were sizeable breaks at Matlock Golf Club in the opening couple of frames with Bolehill No 2 as Ian McKay (37) earned himself the T & M Motors player of the week accolade while Keith Robertson (30) was also involved in the early fireworks, before eventually Charlie Hodgkinson's black ball win settled the issue in frame four.
And Bolehill No 1 gained their first win over Alfreton Palmer Morewood's newest team since they entered the league last season to the tune of 4-1. Simon Zoppi made the game safe in frame three before John Smith struck back for the visitors.
League week 11 results: Belper Strutt Club 4, Edgefold Matlock No 2 1; Edgefold Matlock No 1 3, Matlock Club 2; Matlock Golf Club 3, Bolehill Institute No 2 2; Bolehill Institute No 1 4, Alfreton Palmer Morewood 1.
Breaks: I McKay 37; P Jarrett 31; K Robertson 30; R Slack 27; M Gibson 22; K Manlove 20.

Ashford Arms Premier League   P       W      L      Pts
Belper Strutt Club                         10        8       2      31
Edgefold Matlock No 1                 10        6       4      30
Edgefold Matlock No 2                 10        6       4      30
Matlock Golf Club                         10        7       3      28
Bolehill Institute No 1                   10         5      5      23
Crich Comrades                             9         4      5      22
Bolehill Institute No 2                   10         5      5      21
Matlock Club                                10         1      9      18
Alfreton Palmer Morewood            9         2      7      17 
Leading wins: I McKay 8/9; S Dobney 7/9; M Newby, R Dicken & J Ankers 6/9.
Leading breaks: K Robertson 55; R Slack 54.