Marehay Miners Welfare lift the snooker cup

Jamie Woodward, Ben Monk, Jamie Rowland and Andrew Gratton of Marehay MW
Jamie Woodward, Ben Monk, Jamie Rowland and Andrew Gratton of Marehay MW

Marehay Miners’ Welfare’s formidable line-up continued their dominance of the Bob McCartin Six Red Cup by defeating Belper’s Jaxx Q Club 4-2 in the final, following up last season’s success when playing from PJ’z Club of Ripley.

It wasn’t all plain sailing however, as Mark Jones upset the apple cart early doors with a 36-21 win over dangerman Ben Monk before Andrew Gratton, aided by a break of 25, quickly levelled matters by defeating Steve Robinson 68-21.

Two tight battles ensued thereafter, with Jamie Woodward edging out county pool player Ian Burgoyne, making his debut for Jaxx, 34-22, before Paul Ogden equalised at 2-2 with a 30-21 success over Jamie Rowland.

So with it all now resting on the remaining scotch doubles legs, this was where Ben Monk came to the fore to settle the issue, partnering firstly Andrew Gratton and then Jamie Rowland to victories by 44-29 and 51-23 respectively to conclude an excellent night’s work from the Amber Valley cueists.

Breaks: A Gratton 25; B Monk / J Rowland 24; B Monk / A Gratton 23; T Brett 22,21.