Snooker: Belper Strutt No 1 securd third straight win

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Belper Strutt No 1 reeled off their third straight 3-2 win in the J. K. Interiors & Joinery Services Snooker League since their opening day loss as they earned a narrow win against Alfreton Palmer Morewood.

However, the home team’s Andrew Beardsley maintained his unbeaten record as he saw off ex-teammate and danger man Ben Monk 90-58 with a superb first frame display.

Paul Jarrett (23 break) just edged the next despite a retort of 25 from Simon Mayes and then the experienced heads of Steve Bullock (71-26) and Mark Newby (60-21) saw Strutt over the line with some hardened matchplay.

Ralph Edgson and William Salt pulled one back in the doubles, getting the better of Monk and Wayne Shooter 68-50 to reduce the deficit to the minimum margin.

At the top, both first and second placed teams earned 4-1 wins.

Edgefold No 1 got the better of Matlock Cons, for whom Gareth Johnson’s black-ball win over the hitherto unbeaten Andy Russell was the high spot.

However, Neil Parkinson and Richard Ferguson each produced heavy scoring salvos either side of that and Duncan Harwood finished the job.

Bolehill Institute No 2 continued their winning spree at Belper Strutt No 2 with Martin Forster and Mick Bunting top scoring. Keith Hubbold notched for the hosts.

And Bolehill No 1 returned to winning ways with a 4-1 home defeat of Matlock Club.

Andrew Brough and Mark Gwynne-Jones won each of their singles and doubles frames whilst Keith Manlove replied for the visitors.

Hartington RBL remain top in the Elliott Carpets Billiards Division after edging out Belper Strutt Club 12-10, for whom Dave Pownall had the highest run of 48.