The first win of the new season was celebrated by Belper Pottery, who beat a strong Rykneld team 7-5 in Division Two of the South Derbyshire Men’s League.
Both sides recorded five winners, but Pottery took the extra points with their 172-159 shot aggregate. Ken Fox, Billy Marshall, Granville Curzon, Simon Beetlestone and Geoff Povey saw them home.
In Division Three, Hazelwood maintained their fine start with an 11-1 win, but Belper Meadows suffered their third consecutive defeat -- this time 11-3 at home to Belvedere A. Only Neil Ratcliffe, Wayne Birch and Ray Marples got the better of their opponents.
In the Belper Ladies League, Belper Meadows overcame Breadsall 137-121 thanks to Pam Laven, Chris Nelson, Janet Fletcher, Betty Morley and Jane Simmonds.