Brett’s breaks are the star attraction

TROY Brett was in fine form this week in the Darley Dale and District Snooker League.

He had breaks of 58,44,34,27 and 24 in the space of three singles frames and a doubles frame, which were split either side of a 65 in practice.

After winning his first round match in the Open Individual Handicap on the same evening, Troy took his place alongside the rest of the Gladiators Social Club team for their fixture at Bolehill Institute No 2.

The home side went 1-0 up early doors courtesy of a hard-fought win by Martin Forster and this was doubled with a comfortable success from Ian Peacock.

Troy started the fightback though, by coming back from the dead against Keith Robertson, who had earlier had a run of 29, to clinch an unlikely victory with the aforementioned half-century break.

And Dwayne Martin maintained his unbeaten run this season to square things up before previous victors Forster and Peacock prevailed in an exciting doubles climax to re-assert superiority for the hosts.

Bolehill’s No 1 team also enjoyed a fruitful night, taking the spoils 4-1 at Belper Strutt Club No 2 with Simon Zoppi (27 break) top-scoring after Dave Needham had put the hosts in front early on.

Belper Strutt Club No 1 maintained their winning form with a narrow 3-2 triumph at Matlock Club with Mark Newby and Mick McFall top scoring for their respective teams.

Jaxx Q Club, also from Belper, edged out Matlock Golf Club 3-2 on their travels with Steve Robinson and Paul Ogden amongst the breaks.

And there was another big points haul for Marehay Miners Welfare as they defeated Matlock’s Edgefold Club 4-1 with Ben Monk’s 44 top break.

League week eight results: Bolehill Inst No 2 3, Gladiators SC Matlock 2; Belper Strutt No 2 1, Bolehill Inst No 1 4; Matlock Club 2, Belper Strutt No 1 3; Matlock Golf Club 2, Jaxx Q Club Belper 3; Marehay MW / PJ’z 4, Edgefold Matlock 1.

Breaks: T Brett 58,44,34,27,24; B Monk 44,28,24,22; K Robertson 29; S Zoppi 27; P Ogden 26; D Gastrell 24; S Robinson 23,20; I Birks 22.