Jaxx see off Cons to continue good start

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Darley Dale & District League Round-up

Belper’s Jaxx Q Club have made a solid start to their J K Interiors & Joinery Services League campaign and continued their good work with a 4-1 home win over Matlock Cons.

Tim Maslin and Ben Turner were in great form, recording verdicts of 76-30 and 67-39 respectively before youngster Devon Neave, aided by a run of 22, added the third with some aplomb.

Kevin Holmes’ 26 break helped make it 4-0 before Jack Lynch and Nick Kay finally stemmed the tide in the concluding doubles frame.

Matlock Club gained their second 3-2 win in as many home games as Mick McFall and Graeme Wood shaded the doubles 53-52 on the final black against Belper Strutt No 2, who were suffering the heartbreak of losing in this fashion for the second successive week. Keith Hubbold top scored for the visitors.

Belper Strutt No 1 came from 2-1 down to edge Bolehill Institute No 1 3-2 with Ben Monk taking both his singles and doubles frames despite Ricki Slack notching a 34 break en-route to a black ball victory.

At the top of the table, Edgefold No 1 continued to pile on the pressure with a 4-1 triumph over Alfreton Palmer Morewood with Andy Russell (38 break) showing his class after Andrew Beardsley had put the visitors ahead.

Bolehill Institute No 2 came from 2-0 down to conquer Edgefold No 2 by the minimum margin after Sean Dobney saw the Matlock team off to a flyer.

Keith Robertson’s black ball win proved pivotal before Martin Forster and Mark Sayer sealed the deal in the pairs.

Meanwhile, Jim McCann had a run of 84 in the Elliott Carpets Billiards Division as Whitworth Institute went second after defeating Belper Strutt Club 14-7.