Thursday, 14 February 2019


ROB MUXLOW ... run of 32 for EDGEFOLD CLUB
BOLEHILL INSTITUTE No 1 joined Crich Comrades at the head of the T & M Motors Snooker League table following a come from behind 3-2 win in their home fixture with Matlock's Edgefold Club though Matlock Golf Club are poised menacingly just a point behind with a game in hand.
Rob Muxlow struck first for Edgefold with a run of 32 contributing to his 58-38 verdict in the opener before Simon Zoppi struck back to equalise for the hosts.
Sean Dobney (30 break) edged the visitors back ahead and with Josh Lee 17 in front with the last four balls remaining, they were poised for a noteworthy success.
However, home captain Ricki Slack's 22 clearance in an hitherto scrappy frame saved the day and he then partnered Ian Birks to a 65-41 victory in the deciding doubles leg.

Matlock Golf Club are in an excellent position in third after a 4-1 win over Bolehill No 2. Graham Jones had three breaks of 20+ in top scoring whilst Keith Robertson (22 break) was the visitors' only victor.

Belper Strutt Club are moving through the pack after a slow start and they picked up maximum points thanks to a 5-0 win at Matlock Club where Paul Jarrett recorded his seventh victory in eight starts.

League week 14 results: Bolehill Institute No 1 3, Edgefold Matlock 2; Matlock Golf Club 4, Bolehill Institute No 2 1; Matlock Club 0, Belper Strutt Club 5.
Breaks: G Jones 32,23,22,22; R Dicken 32; R Muxlow 32; S Dobney 30; R Slack 22; K Robertson 22.

T & M Motors Snooker League   P        W      L     Pts
Bolehill Institute No 1                   12         9       3      34
Crich Comrades Club                  12         8       4      34
Matlock Golf Club                        11         8       3      33
Belper Strutt Club                        11         5       6      30
Edgefold Matlock                         12         4       8      28
Bolehill Institute No 2                   12         4       8      25
Matlock Club                                12         3       9      21
Leading wins: G Jones 9/11; M Forster 8/9; P Jarrett 7/8.
Leading breaks: R Dicken 40, I McKay 39.

Sunday, 10 February 2019


WAYNE SHOOTER ... took the deciding re-spotted black
A THRILLING cliffhanger ending with a fluked re-spotted black separated the teams when last seasons champs Belper Strutt Club entertained title chasing Bolehill No 1 on Campbell Street in the latest round of T & M Motors Snooker League fixtures.
Colin Marchington took a hard fought opener 59-40 before the home team fought back strongly through Paul Jarrett (31 break) earning a 56-46 verdict and then Wayne Shooter with a more comfortable success in the next.
Ian Birks edged a tense fourth frame 45-34 to set up the concluding doubles leg and the Bolehill pairing of Birks and Slack looked to have done enough when leading by 29 with just 25 on the table.
But an excellent long green from Paul Jarrett set him up for a succinct snooker on the brown and after the narrowest of misses the home pairing could tie the scores.
Next time around Jarrett needed no second invitation, clearing up with four magnificent pots to force the re-spot which ultimately went Strutt's way when partner Shooter's aggressive long pot attempt flew around the table into a random pocket to decide a real thriller.

Leaders Crich won 3-2 at Edgefold with Ady Lowe notching breaks of 24 and 22 after Sean Dobney's 30 had rattled their feathers early doors.

And Matlock Club returned to the winners enclosure with a 3-2 victory at Bolehill No 2. Mick Mackfall took each of his singles and doubles legs, in the latter paired with Paul Bryan after Keith Robertson (23 break) had levelled at 2-2.

League week 13 results: Belper Strutt Club 3, Bolehill Institute No 1 2; Edgefold Matlock 2, Crich Comrades 3; Bolehill Institute No 2 2, Matlock Club 3.
Breaks: P Jarrett 31,22; S Dobney 30; M Bunting 27; A Lowe 24,22; K Robertson 23; R Slack 22.

T & M Motors Snooker League   P        W      L     Pts
Crich Comrades Club                  12         8       4      34
Bolehill Institute No 1                   11         8       3      31
Matlock Golf Club                        10         7       3      29
Edgefold Matlock                         11         4       7      26
Belper Strutt Club                        10         4       6      25
Bolehill Institute No 2                   11         4       7      24
Matlock Club                                11         3       8      21
Leading wins: M Forster 8/9; G Jones 8/10; C Marchington 7/9.
Leading breaks: R Dicken 40, I McKay 39.