Edgefold No 1 go nine clear at top of J K Interiors and Joinery Services Snooker League

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Edgefold No 1 stretched their lead at the top of the J K Interiors and Joinery Services Snooker League to nine points courtesy of a 3-2 win over Bolehill Institute No 1 after coming from 2-1 down.

The first frame was nip and tuck and Simon Zoppi emerged the victor over Richard Ferguson after fluking the pink and then doubling the black after the home player was unable to get ideal position from the blue.

Andy Russell, fresh from a century break in practice at the weekend, quickly equalised before Andrew Brough had the visitors back in front soon afterwards.

From thereon though the prospective new champs went into overdrive and Neil Parkinson levelled things up, before Rob Muxlow partnered Russell to success in the decisive doubles leg.

Second placed Bolehill No 2 fell 3-2 at home to Matlock Cons as Jack Lynch’s fine long black proved pivotal in frame three before Nick Kay (21 break) sealed the deal after Mick Bunting had been on target for the hosts in a low scoring frame.

Jaxx Q Club kept up the pressure for the runners up spot as they edged their fixture with Alfreton Palmer Morewood on the final black with Jak Groom taking both his singles and doubles frames on the night after Kevin and Jamie Rowland had been victorious for the visitors.

The other two matches also finished in 3-2 scorelines as Edgefold No 2 earned the verdict at Belper Strutt No 2 thanks to a black ball win by Luke Thomas in frame four before an emphatic doubles success for Chris Stubbs and Dave Needham reduced the deficit.

And Belper Strutt No 1 just held sway over Matlock Club, Mark Newby and Keith Manlove top scoring for each team respectively.

In the Elliott Carpets Billiards Division, table toppers Whitworth Institute defeated nearest rivals Hartington RBL 14-9 with Jim McCann notching breaks of 73 and 67.