Saturday, 3 March 2018


JOHN SMITH levelled for Alfreton but Strutt struck back
THREE matches in the Ashford Arms Premier League beat the weather last week and Belper Strutt Club maintained their top of the table position albeit on most games won after Edgefold No 1 drew level on points following victories for both contenders.
Strutt's Steve Bullock took the opener on the black in their clash with Alfreton Palmer Morewood and Wayne Shooter added the second in convincing style to establish himself as T & M Motors player of the week.
However, octogenarian Ralph Edgson produced a five star performance to reduce the arrears in frame three and then John Smith equalised soon afterwards.
But Bullock and Shooter teamed up in the concluding doubles frame to decide the issue.
Edgefold No 1 triumphed 4-1 at home to Bolehill No 1 despite Ricki Slack giving the visitors an early advantage. Neil Parkinson top scored in the next to equalise and eventually it fell to Jason Ankers to grasp the decisive frame 65-33.
Matlock Golf Club remain in the hunt just behind the leaders after a 4-1 home win over Matlock Club. Ian McKay (27 break) top scored in the opening frame with an 80-37 verdict making it ten wins in eleven outings whilst Paul Roe's black ball win in the next was also important.
Paul Bryan scored an excellent 71-26 success as the sole victor for the visitors.
League week 13 results: Belper Strutt Club 3, Alfreton Palmer Morewood 2; Edgefold Matlock No 1 4, Bolehill Institute No 1 1; Matlock Golf Club 4, Matlock Club 1.
Open Individual Handicap 3rd round: Sean Dobney 3, Neil Parkinson 1.
Breaks: I McKay 27.

Ashford Arms Premier League   P       W      L      Pts
Belper Strutt Club                         12      10       2      37
Edgefold Matlock No 1                 12        8       4      37
Matlock Golf Club                         12        8       4     34
Edgefold Matlock No 2                 11        7       4      33
Bolehill Institute No 2                   11         6       5     24
Bolehill Institute No 1                   11         5       6     24
Crich Comrades                           10        4       6      24
Matlock Club                                12        1      11     21
Alfreton Palmer Morewood          11         2     10     21 
Leading wins: I McKay 10/11; J Ankers 9/12; S Bullock 8/12.
Leading breaks: K Robertson 55; R Slack 54.


THE draws for the remaining semi finals of the competitions were made recently.

As agreed by the committee, dates will be put on the matches again this season, though you can of course play them in advance of the set date by re-arranging with your opponent (see the contacts sheet, please give at least 48hrs notice and preferably more).
If absolutely necessary, you can re-schedule it within an extra 7 days, failing agreement you can apply to the match secretary for a further 7 days to play it.
If someone doesn't contact the opposition and then fails to show, they are eliminated obviously.
Matches to be played off the latest handicaps on the scheduled date of the ties (if any are delayed and handicaps change subsequently, the original match handicap will stand).
Matches to take place as drawn for the semi finals, and finals will take place at selected neutral venues or if agreed, toss of a coin for venue between captains, all matches best of 5 this season with finals best of 7 (except "B" final which is best of 5).
Note that players switching over from teams in same club are not eligible to play in semi finals or finals.

BOB McCARTIN SIX RED TEAM CUP Final Best of 7 Frames - 7.30pm
Four singles and three scotch doubles frames
Mon Mar 12: Edgefold Matlock No 2 v Belper Strutt Club (at Bolehill Institute)

OMYA CUP (Individual Scratch) Semi Finals
Best of 5 Frames - No handicaps - 7.30pm
Tue Mar 13: John Smith (Alfreton PM) v Ricki Slack (Bolehill Institute 1)
Tue Mar 13: Graham Jones (Mat Golf Club) v Justin Weller (Belper Strutt Club)

Best of 5 Frames - Normal League Handicaps apply - 7.30pm
Tue Mar 13: Sean Dobney (Edgefold 2) v Keith Manlove (Matlock Club)
Tue Mar 13: Kevin Munnelly (Bolehill Institute 2) v Rob Dickin (Edgefold 2)

Best of 5 Frames - Normal League Handicaps apply - 7.30pm
Mon Mar 19: John Smith (Alfreton PM) v Ade Smith (Crich Comrades)
Wed Mar 21: Guy Taylor (Alfreton PM) v Steve Bullock (Belper Strutt Club)

DENIS MORTON TROPHY (Pairs Handicap) Semi Finals
Best of 5 Frames - Normal League Handicaps apply - 7.30pm
Tue Mar 27: G Jones / I McKay (Golf Club)  v R Slack / K Robertson (Bolehill) 
Wed Mar 28: Harwood/Ankers-Haggarty/Smith v Bullock/Weller-Dobney/Dickin

CAPTAINS CUP (Team Aggregate Comp) Semi Finals
Tue Apr 03: Bolehill Institute No 2 v Alfreton Palmer Morewood
Wed Apr 04: Matlock Club v Belper Strutt Club

JIMMY HARPER PLATE (Team Aggregate Consolation) First Round
Thu Mar 15: Crich Comrades v Bolehill Institute No 1
Semi Finals
Tue Apr 03: Matlock Golf Club v Edgefold Matlock No 2
Tue Apr 03: Edgefold Matlock No 1 v Crich Comrades or Bolehill Institute No 1