Newby and Bullock lead the fightback for Strutt Club

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Bolehill Institute No 2 team were well poised in their match with Belper Strutt Club No 1 in the Darley Dale and District Snooker League as they took a 2-0 lead.

However, the B Division leaders fought back strongly to take a 3-2 win thanks to Mark Newby and Steve Bullock remaining undefeated in the remaining singles and doubles frames.

The No 2 team from Strutt were edged out 3-2 by Matlock’s Gladiators Social Club, with the pivotal frame being the doubles clash, as Troy Brett and Dwayne Martin came from the snookers required stage on pink and black to take it against all the odds.

There was also an excellent 5-0 success for Matlock’s Edgefold Club at Jaxx Q Club of Belper. Robert Muxlow top scored.

n Players and officials are deeply saddened to hear the news that Alan Hopkinson, long-standing player, secretary and treasurer of the Darley Dale and District League, passed away last week.

Condolences go out to his family and many friends. He likewise will be very much missed by those at Bolehill Institute and also Belper Strutt Club, where he often played his grandson, along with all who have enjoyed his presence on the snooker circuit ever since his playing days.

It was a very sad loss for all involved in the league.