Great comeback seals cup win for Belper Strutt No 2

Dave Needham''Photo by Terry Fletcher
Dave Needham''Photo by Terry Fletcher

Belper Strutt Club No 2’s team pulled off one of the biggest comebacks in the short history of the Bob McCartin Six Red Cup when, in the opening round, they came from 3-0 down to defeat Matlock’s Edgefold Club 4-3.

The visitors had raced clear in the early frames, as Martyn Taylor, Richard Ferguson and Duncan Harwood all registered victories.

However, Adam Winson, making his seasonal debut, took the remaining singles frame, and then Winson again, partnered by Chris Stubbs, pulled another back with a convincing 39-1 success in the first of the scotch doubles.

When Dave Needham and Stubbs edged out Ferguson and Neil Parkinson on the black to equalise the place was rocking and ultimately Needham and Winson were in no mood to be denied in the decider with the momentum with them.

Belper Strutt No 1 defeated Bolehill Institute No 2 5-2 with Mark Newby and Wayne Shooter undefeated in both their singles and doubles frames while Mick Bunting was involved in both registers for the vanquished.

Bolehill No 1 travelled to Matlock Club and scored a 6-1 triumph though three frames were won on the black, including decisive legs by Simon Zoppi, and Andrew Brough.

who produced a timely 22 clearance to steal.

Chris Woodhouse and Keith Manlove scored a scotch doubles success for the hosts