Bullock leads the way as Strutt Club No 1 extend their lead

Steve Bullock''Photo by Terry Fletcher
Steve Bullock''Photo by Terry Fletcher

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.