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BOLEHILL INSTITUTE No 1 and PJ’z Club No 1 of Ripley are joint top of “A” Division of the Darley Dale and District Snooker League after a topsy turvy week of results.

Both teams earned 5-0 successes as Bolehill’s players notched four breaks of 20+ – Colin Marchington’s 25 being the highest – in a fine team performance while the Amber Valley players defeated their No 2 outfit by the maximum margin thanks ultimately to a black ball win in the final doubles. Andrew Gratton earlier top scored in the singles with 92pts.

Last week’s leaders Bolehill No 2 suffered a blow with a 4-1 defeat at Jaxx Q Club No 1 of Belper. The home side were in rampant form early on, taking the first four frames – Glenn Hull top scoring – before the visitors belatedly found their feet in the final pairs.

In the other match, Belper Strutt Club No 1 got back on track with a convincing 5-0 victory over Bolehill No 3, with Paul Jarrett making a break of 24.

League week seven results: Belper Strutt Club No 1 5, Bolehill Inst No 3 0; Jaxx Q Club Belper No 1 4, Bolehill Inst No 2 1; PJ’z Club Ripley No 2 0, PJ’z Club Ripley No 1 5; Bolehill Inst No 1 5, Jaxx Q Club Belper No 2 0.

Breaks: C Marchington 25; I Birks 24; P Jarrett 24; R Slack 22,21.