Marehay still lead the way

Mark Gwynne Jones
Mark Gwynne Jones

BELPER Strutt Club No 1 continued to be in great nick this week with a 3-2 win at Matlock’s Edgefold Club to remain top of B Division of the Darley Dale and District Snooker League.

Wayne Shooter top scored in his singles match and then took the deciding doubles frame, partnered by Mark Newby, after Duncan Harwood, courtesy of a superb 41 break, had squared things up in frame four.

Gladiators Social Club look to be strong challengers in the section too, also taking the spoils by the minimum margin at Bolehill Institute No 1.

Ricki Slack (29 break) got the hosts off to the best possible start but a black ball win from Troy Brett proved pivotal in the next and it was left to Mark Gwynne-Jones to seal the deal in the final frame of singles play.

Matlock Golf Club earned their second successive victory, this time 3-2 at Belper Strutt Club No 2.

Chris Parker returned to action in fine style winning both frames he was involved in, including the decisive doubles frame, partnered by Graham Jones.

Chris Stubbs continued his good form by top scoring for the home team.

Marehay Miners Welfare continue to lead the rest of A Division a merry dance, as Ben Monk with breaks of 40, 29 and 26 once again proved too hot to handle in a 5-0 dismantling of Bolehill Institute No 2.

Andrew Gratton took the second frame on the black and from thereon there was no looking back.

And in the remaining match, Jaxx Q Club of Belper edged out Matlock Club 3-2; details are currently sketchy as the match-sheet is un-located at present but Jimmy Gratton and Hannah Jones reportedly took the concluding doubles frame on the final black in a real cliff-hanger.

Graham Jones also notched an excellent half century break in this week’s OMYA Cup Individual quarter final match with Steve Bullock.

League week 7 results: Edgefold Matlock 2, Belper Strutt No 1 3; Bolehill Inst No 1 2, Gladiators Social Club Matlock 3; Belper Strutt No 2 2, Matlock Golf Club 3; Marehay MW / PJ’z 5, Bolehill Inst No 2 0; Jaxx Q Club Belper 3, Matlock Club 2.

Breaks: G Jones 51,32,27; D Harwood 41; B Monk 40,29,26; R Slack 29; C Drabble 23; A Beardsley 21.