The tightest match of this week’s Darley and District Snooker League Highfields Farm Butchers Premier Division came courtesy of a thrilling Bolehill Institute derby, where the No 1 team edged out the No 2 outfit to remain unbeaten.
Ricki Slack continued his decent form with breaks of 30 and 28 to set his team on the right path but Martin Forster quickly equalised with a controlled display of his own.
Colin Marchington then made it 2-1 with a ready success but Mick Bunting made sure of a decider to level up again.
But ultimately it was the No 1 team who earned local bragging rights when, already leading by 11, Ricki, partnered by Andrew Brough, took the pink with the rest in a tense doubles finale.
Belper Strutt No 1 also extended their winning run, this time 4-1 at Matlock Club as Steve Bullock notched a 29 break while top scoring, before Keith Manlove and Mick McFall earned a point for the hosts in the concluding doubles frame.
Edgefold Club defeated Belper Strutt No 2 4-1.
Jim McCann (55) and Steve Hawkins (51) both notched half century breaks in the Elliott Carpets Billiards Division, where Belper Strutt Club top the table after an 11-9 home win over Mayfield No 2.