Fine run is maintained

TOP billing on this week’s Darley Dale & District Snooker League fixture list went to the match between the only two unbeaten teams, Matlock Golf Club and Bolehill Institute No 1, and it was the home side who maintained their run in convincing fashion.

Ian McKay had a 64-26 win over Colin Marchington before Chris Parker ran out most impressive winner with breaks of 32 and 30 in a 98-17 romp against Ricki Slack. Graham Jones notched a 24 in defeating Simon Zoppi 64-19 before Andrew Brough redressed a bit of balance with a 66-41 win over hitherto unbeaten Nick Kay. The final doubles went down to the pink before Graham Jones’s pot meant he and Tim Ducksbury had done enough to ensure a 4-1 overall success.

Elsewhere, there were 5-0 verdicts for both the Matlock Club and PJ’z Ripley No 1. Keith Manlove and Paul Holmes joint top scored with 79 apiece for Matlock Club.

For PJ’z Andrew Gratton compiled breaks of 60 and 29. Jaxx Q Club No 1 of Belper defeated Belper Strutt Club No 1 4-1 with Alex Fisher scoring 28 and 20 and Bolehill Institute No 2 overcame the No 2 team from the Strutt Club 3-2.

Week four results: Bolehill Inst No 2 3, Belper Strutt Club No 2 2; Matlock Club 5, PJ’z Club Ripley No 2 0; Matlock Golf Club 4, Bolehill Inst No 1 1; Jaxx Q Club Belper No 1 4, Belper Strutt Club No 1 1; PJ’z Club Ripley No 1 5, Jaxx Q Club Belper No 2 0. Breaks: A Gratton 60,29; B Monk 41,30,28; J Smith 33; C Parker 32,30; A Fisher 28, 20; G Jones 24.