Narrow home win for PJ’z

THE week’s big clash in the Darley Dale and District Snooker League saw PJ’z Club No 1 of Ripley earn a narrow 3-2 home victory over Matlock Golf Club.

Andrew Gratton was star turn for the home side, amassing 90 points but most vital of all were the back-to-back black ball victories secured by John Smith and Lee Whatton to put the game to bed.

Tim Ducksbury top scored with 91 points for the visitors, withstanding a 29 break from Ben Monk in the process, and the two points gained by his team could yet prove crucial.

Another tasty clash saw Jaxx Q Club No 1 of Belper defeat Matlock’s Edgefold Club 3-2 to take over the running in B Division by a single point. Paul Ogden and Wade Morley won both frames they contested.

Bolehill Institute No 1’s 5-0 success over PJ’z No 2 therefore saw them leap back into second place in A Division, with Ricki Slack top scoring with 95pts.

The all-Bolehill battle sprung a minor surprise with the No 3 team edging out the No 2 team 3-2. Mick Bunting and Martin Forster were in fine form for the victors, winning both their singles and doubles frames.

League week 13 results: PJ’z Club Ripley No 1 3, Matlock Golf Club 2; Jaxx Q Club Belper No 1 3, Edgefold Club Matlock 2; Bolehill Institute No 1 5, PJ’z Club Ripley No 2 0; Bolehill Institute No 2 2, Bolehill Institute No 3 3. Breaks: B Monk 29; R Slack 25.

A Division P W L Pts

PJ’z Club Ripley No. 1 13 11 2 47

Bolehill Inst. No. 1 13 9 4 42

Edgefold Club Matlock 13 10 3 40

Bolehill Inst. No. 2 13 6 7 34

Belper Strutt Club No. 1 13 7 6 32

Matlock Club 12 3 9 20

Leading breaks: B Monk and M Taylor 71.

Leading wins: A Gratton 12; K Robertson 11; R Muxlow, M Taylor, B Monk and

S Bullock 9.

B Division P W L Pts

Jaxx Q Cl Belper No. 1 13 10 3 44

Matlock Golf Club 13 10 3 43

Bolehill Inst. No. 3 13 6 7 28

Belper Strutt Cl. No. 2 13 2 11 22

Jaxx Q Cl. Belper No. 2 12 2 10 19

PJ’z Club Ripley No. 2 13 1 12 14

Leading breaks: G Jones and C Parker 40.

Leading wins: P Ogden 10; C Parker, G Jones, N Kay and S Robinson 9.

Billiards P W L Pts

Mayfield Inst. No. 1 13 8 1 152

Whitworth Institute 13 6 3 144

Tansley Potters 13 5 2 138

Belper Strutt Club 11 7 2 130

Wallash 12 4 2 127

Mayfield Inst. No. 2 12 1 2 103

Latest breaks: J McCann 88,80,72,57,46,42,37,37,36,34; M Gregory 57;

J Neville 51,36,36,35,35,33; D Pownall 41,37,37,36,31,30; J Heathcote 35; J Maslauskas 31,30; M Jennings 30.