Silktown A string up the Weavers for clear lead in the league
A dominant performance from Silktown A over chasers Weaver B puts them 15 points clear in front, with a 9-2 home win. They led 5-1 after the scotch pair’s, including a second 8 ball clearance of the season from Ashley Roberts for yet another bonus point for the leaders.
Adam Downing gave the visitors some hope, having won his first match he narrowly missed out on a win in the pairs too, saying after the match “Well played. Deserved win for you, could have been a bit closer if only someone didn’t miss a straight black in the doubles.” Despite this frustration, he went onto win his second singles to make it 5-2 and kick start a comeback. But it wasn’t to be, with Jonny Sherratt beating Lee Holmes to put the match out of reach at 6-2. Silktown A captain Mike Tomlinson said he was “Continuously impressed with how they all dig in when it’s not going their way in a frame!”
In the B league, Silktown C move into first place with a 7-4 win over Nags Head A; ending their unbeaten start to the season. Both teams now have 4 out of 5 wins, with only 2 frames separating them in the league. Oh what a difference a bit of luck can make – Silktown C captain Chris Rose noting on his own match card 3 of their 7 frames won by fluke.
In the Macc rules A league it was the Pack Horse A who come away with bragging rights in the Weston derby, beating Ivy Leaf A 4-3 at home with captain Shane Cliffe winning the 3 points on offer in the final frame decider.
Another impressive performance from A league rookies Flower Pot B, as they beat the defending champions Queens B 4-3 away from home.
In the B league, Queens A were stunned by the Railway View B as their unbeaten run in the league came to an end in a 4-3 away defeat. Another final frame thriller, with newly crowned Men’s Individuals champion Rick Podmore losing to the wily Burt Blower who now jointly leads the B league merits alongside Rick.
As of next week both Queens teams will be moving venue, Queens B in the A League to SSSC, and Queens A in the B league to Silktown Snooker. Tables and fixtures now reflect the new team names.