Gill turns back the clock in whitewash

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GEOFF Gill led his Whitworth side to a stunning 10-0 defeat of bottom club Detonators.

It wasn’t all bad news for the Detonators though, as Jack Rice ran Mick Padley close before eventually being undone 9/11, 11/8, 1/11. 11/9, 6/11.

Some players count points to help them win matches but others just seem to collect them as a matter of course.

Rowsley 08 retained their top position with a 10-0 whitewash of Cromford CC. Dean Clayton did manage to take a game of Sam Perry as did Tony Gregory with Jamie Smith but in truth Rowsley are just to good a side to be beaten by a underperforming Cromford.

Against Spireites, the Scorpians may have won 6-4 but again it is another dropped point in their pursuit of Rowsley 08.

Mike Bradbury (3) was the exception and he had a particularly good win against former Derbyshire champion Jake Meikle (2) 11/9, 12/14, 11/7, 11/3.

In Division Two a good all round performance by the LiverPooles saw them beat Wessington 7-3. Paul Coles (3) was the star here but it was a team effort that gained the points despite a valiant effort by Oliver Paish (2) to stem the tide.

Crich St Mary’s won again this time 7-3 against a struggling Pommy side who brought in third division player Bradley Vallance (1) for the night.

It was a good effort by Bradley, who is now showing the form that can very soon see him make a permanent step up in class.

Making his debut for the Balls of Fury was Jay Alfree (pictured) who joins the team from the Wingerworth club in Chesterfield.

This Chesterfield Division Four player was faced with Rapid Fire for his first match in the MDTTA. He has certainly got some really good touches and managed to take a match off Rapid Fire by beating Gabrial Hodgkinson.

This all helped towards a well deserved 6-4 win and spectators would be in good company for expecting to see more from Alfree as he and the season progresses.