Saturday, 15 December 2018


COLIN MARCHINGTON rescued the opening frame for BOLEHILL No 1
THERE was a shake-up at the top of the T & M Motors Snooker League this week with new leaders Crich Comrades increasing their advantage with a win over their nearest rivals whilst Bolehill Institute No 1 team continued their consistent streak of results to remain close in contention.
Bolehill travelled to Matlock Club but with Graeme Wood looking home and hosed in the opener, it seemed a tough night lay ahead until Colin Marchington got the snooker he required and took blue, pink and black to sneak an unlikely win.
Ricki Slack also took pink and black to make it 2-0 and in another tight battle, Ian Birks scored a 51-42 triumph on the pink to make the game safe.
However, Keith Manlove secured his own black ball victory in the next and then Paul Holmes and Dave Benson teamed up in the doubles leg to make the score very respectable at the close.

Crich defeated Matlock Golf Club 4-1 with Cliff Gould, Ade Smith and Ady Lowe putting them 3-0 up in no time at all not withstanding Ian McKay's run of 39 before Tony Blant (27 break) offered the only salvo for the early pacesetters.

Bolehill No 2 defeated Edgefold 3-2 with Darren Bunting opening his account fot the season and Ian Peacock sealing the deal while Sam Lavelle top scored for the visitors.

League week 10 results: Matlock Club 2, Bolehill Institute No 1 3; Crich Comrades 4, Matlock Golf Club 1; Bolehill Institute No 2 3, Edgefold Matlock 2.
Breaks (including comps): S Dobney 40: I McKay 39; K Robertson 31; J Travis 30; T Blant 27.

T & M Motors Snooker League   P        W      L     Pts
Crich Comrades Club                    9         6       3      27
Bolehill Institute No 1                     8         7       1      23
Matlock Golf Club                          8         5       3      23
Bolehill Institute No 2                     9         4       5      21
Edgefold Matlock                           8         3       5      18
Belper Strutt Club                          7         2       5      16
Matlock Club                                  9         2       7      16
Leading wins: M Forster 7/8; G Jones 6/8..
Leading breaks: R Dicken 40, I McKay 39.

Sunday, 9 December 2018


CLIFF GOULD partnered Ade Smith to doubles success
JUST the two matches in this week's T & M Motors Snooker League and Crich Comrades moved to the top of the table courtesy of a 4-1 victory at Matlock Club.
Nick Berry's early season form has been excellent but he fell to a 54-8 defeat on the night to the home side's Paul Bryan before Ade Smith equalised soon afterwards with a hard fought success.
Ady Lowe with a 64-32 verdict made it 2-1 and the game was safe when John Smith edged the fourth frame 43-31.
Cliff Gould and Ade Smith put the icing on the cake with a 45-44 verdict in the concluding pairs leg.
The Bolehill "derby" went to the No 1 team for the second time this season as they recorded their sixth 3-2 win in seven games.
Ian Birks top scored to equalise at 2-2 and then he and Ricki Slack (30 break) took the deciding doubles frame. Keith Robertson (22 break) was in fine form for the opposition.
League week 9: Matlock Club 1, Crich Comrades 4; Bolehill Institute No 1 3, Bolehill Institute No 2 2.
Breaks: R Slack 30; K Robertson 22.

T & M Motors Snooker League   P        W      L     Pts
Crich Comrades Club                    8         5       3      23
Matlock Golf Club                          7         5       2      22
Bolehill Institute No 1                     7         6       1      20
Bolehill Institute No 2                     8         3       5      18
Edgefold Matlock                           7         3       4      16
Belper Strutt Club                          7         2       5      16
Matlock Club                                  8         2       6      15
Leading wins: G Jones & M Forster 6/7; N Berry 5/7.
Leading breaks: R Dicken 40, I McKay 39.