Busy week for snooker players

THE BUSIEST week for some time in the Darley Dale and District Snooker League saw a full programme of league games alongside a couple of re-arranged 6-Red Cup group matches.

Gladiators Social Club were in fine form for their home game with Edgefold, scoring a 4-1 success which featured a barrage of breaks from Troy Brett (38,33), Dwayne Martin (37) and Dave Gastrell (24).

But they were narrowly defeated 4-3 by Matlock Golf Club in the 6 red Cup as Charlie Hodgkinson and Ian McKay secured the decisive frame courtesy of a 25 break in the scotch doubles.

The Golf Club had earlier been defeated 4-1 in the League at Belper Strutt Club No 1 with Wayne Shooter securing the victory in frame four.

Meanwhile Edgefold’s players had their own taste of success at Belper’s Jaxx Q Club with a 4-3 win in the 6 Red Cup.

Steve Robinson and debutante Hannah Jones knocked in a superb 44 break in the scotch doubles.

Jaxx themselves bounced back to edge out Belper Strutt Club No 2 3-2 in the league with Jimmy Gratton and Hannah again winning the decisive doubles match at the end.

In the Bolehill derby, it was the No 2 team who came out on top also by the minimum margin as Ian Peacock and Martin Forster impressed in winning both their singles and doubles matches.

And Marehay Miners Welfare continued in barnstorming form with a 5-0 win at Matlock Club, with Ben Monk notching a 38 break to set the tempo for the evening.

In the OMYA Cup individual scratch competition, Jimmy Gratton also scored a 68 break.

League week two results: Gladiators SC 4, Edgefold Matlock 1; Jaxx Q Club Belper 3, Belper Strutt Club No 2 2; Belper Strutt Club No 1 4, Matlock Golf Club 1; Bolehill Inst No 2 3, Bolehill Inst No 1 2; Matlock Club 0, Marehay MW / PJ’z 5.

6 red-Cup: Gladiators SC 3, Matlock Golf Club 4; Jaxx Q Club Belper 3, Edgefold Matlock 4.

Breaks: J Gratton 68; S Robinson / H Jones 44; T Brett 38,33; B Monk 38; D Martin 37; R Slack 25; C Hodgkinson / I McKay 25; A Gratton 24,22; N Parkinson 23; M Forster 22; D Gastrell 22; I Birks 22; S Robinson 22.