By: Chris Gill

Southport & District Snooker Report (Week 20) – Monday 23 March 2015.

1st Division

With only two weeks left Mere Brow A took another giant step towards the title by beating Churchtown Cons 5-1 last week. Martin Brown showed why they are the top side in the league after clearing up with a 38 break to snatch the frame away from Les Prescott 75-59, coupled with Andy O’Hara beating Dan Matthews 70 points to 4. Alan Wareing made the break of the week, a 50 against Colin Boston with Danny Jassi coming from 34-0 nil down to run out a 75-45 winner over Craig Rice. With the 5th point guaranteed as Churchtown where a player light, it was Mick Coxon who saved the potential 6-0 whitewash when beating John Greenwood 58-28. Mere Brow face 4th placed Waddy Cons next, who are looking for a rare double of wins over the potential champs after beating them 4-2 back in December last year. If they avoid defeat then it will leave them in a very strong position going into the last round of matches.

Tarleton A made the trip to Windsor road hoping to gain a big win over a Waddington Cons side to stay in the hunt for the 1st division title. Tarleton managed to earn a 4-2 win but slipped a point further back in the chase after the Brew got 5 points at Churchtown. Ali Iddon enjoyed a fair slice fortune at the end of his frame to beat John Nelson 57-37 with Rob Iddon beating Billy Evans 85-47. Paul Taylor then put another dent into the visitor’s title ambitions when edging out Andy Bolton 52-32 as Chris Hoare secured a good win over Paul Wilson to level the scores to 2 apiece. Needing both of the last frames to realistically stay in touch with Mere Brow Alan Tomlin could only sit back and watch on as Chris Gill potted his way to a comfortable 88-21 victory with Marcus Jackson claiming the 4th point when beating Gary Flynn 61-23. Tarleton need two big wins now to try and force Mere Brow into a mistake and face Argyle next week in another must win match.

Fleetwood Hesketh claimed their 15th league win of the season after beating Argyle LTC 5-1 last week. Ste Crane eventually got the better of Brian Jarrett this year, beating him 64-48, making a 28 break for good measure, with Neil Rimmer beating Colin Coffey 61-35. With Stuart Evans beating Ryan Curry 59-45 Argyles top player was asked to get that first point on the board for the home side. But Gavin Douglas proved too strong for him in a tight battle that ended up in a 42-31 victory for the Hesketh player. Ste Forshaw did manage to get that 1st point for the Tennis club when beating Dean Oliver 55-40 but the 5-1 thumping was completed when Gareth Hibbott beat Peter Callaghan 76-14, which included a ‘fluked break’ of 55. Sometimes miss cued shots do go in…!!!

Banks A continued their recent rich vein of form when beating S&B 5-1, making it 20 points gained out of a possible 24 recently. Andy Bridge made a 29 break in his 55-44 victory over Tony Milner with Matthew Wetton making it a 2-0 start for the home side when edging out Paul Parker on the final black 55-35. The father/son combination of Dave & Tom Palmer went on nest for the visitors where Dave continued with his good season this year beating Al Sutton 79-43 as Tom lost out to Trevor Wetton 71-18. Banks secured gained their second 5-1 win on the trot when Andy Bintcliffe and Roy Cookson both won, beating Barney Newton and Russ Thornley.

Banks A continued their recent rich vein of form when beating S&B 5-1, making it 20 points gained out of a possible 24 recently. Andy Bridge made a 29 break in his 55-44 victory over Tony Milner with Matthew Wetton making it a 2-0 start for the home side when edging out Paul Parker on the final black 55-35. The father/son combination of Dave & Tom Palmer went on nest for the visitors where Dave continued with his good season this year beating Al Sutton 79-43 as Tom lost out to Trevor Wetton 71-18. Banks secured gained their second 5-1 win on the trot when Andy Bintcliffe and Roy Cookson both won, beating Barney Newton and Russ Thornley.

Tarleton B played out a draw with their C team in the last of the Tarleton ‘Derby’ matches. Although this game was played a while ago now it will be great relief to the C team to see three points go onto their total after suffering a horrendous run of results recently. The B team got off to a 2-0 lead thanks to wins from Ian Gautrey and Jason Swarbrick with the middle frames being shared as Ray Forshaw beat Dean Bond 58-48 with Mark Rollins gaining a 52-21 victory over Neil Rigden. The last two frames went the way of the C team after Phil Keep and Shaun Fisher beat the Ste & John Gautrey.

2nd Division…

The now Waddington Cons B team took a huge step forward in claiming the 2nd division title and a return back to the 1st division when smashing 2nd placed Banks C 6-0 last week. The visitors went 2-0 up after Phil Kitchen made his best break for many a year now, a 33, in his 66-57 victory over Martin Sephton, as Denis Woodward made it a 6th straight win for his new team when beating Alan Johnson on the final black 51-48. It must have given the champions elect a real lift as they raced through the Banks team with wins for Andy Linaker, Keith Percival, Ste Cobb and Phil Gaskell. The home side had no answer and can see 2nd place slip away from their hands after this result. It leaves the Waddy 12 points clear with only two matches left to play and will see then bounce back to the top flight after relegation last year.

With Banks striking out for nought it meant that the Les Dodd’s B team look favourites to claim the runners-up position after they got a 5-1 victory over Churchtown Cons B. Lee Holmes made it 9 unbeaten at home this year when defeating Dave Pritchard 81-31 as Joe Wade got the better of Colin Tennant to give the home side the perfect start. Andy Reynolds continued with his great recent form, making a 40 break in his 66-31 win over Jamie Barton as Lawrence Richards got one back for the visitors beating Peter Parkinson 59-28. But the last pair of Paul Rogers and Dave Brown claimed comfortable wins over Paul Connor and Guy Hudson for a morale boosting 5-1 score line.

St.Teresa’s v British Rail – No card or result received yet.

Scarisbrick A beat Les Dodd’s A 4-2 to send the Doddy’s side to a 7th consecutive 4-2 defeat. Peter Fenwick and Ian Tinsley opened the wins for Scarisbrick when beating Ken Dumican and Mike Lount. Alan Harley just got the better of Chris Starkie beating him on the final black 56-51 to earn Doddy’s their first point of the night as Norman Hallsworth beat Martin Matthews 55-38, Normans 15th win of the season. Karl Bellman lost out to Paul Horner 63-32 as Graham Marshall got the better of Graham Ball 52 points to 36.

Our Lady’s stay unbeaten in five now after drawing 3-3 with Banks B, with four of those five results being of a 3-3 nature. The draw might not have been at the fore front of the Formby players minds after Mike Marsh and John Gearie opened up a 2-0 lead for the visitors, Michael Houghton and Keith Turner having no answer to their opponents. Andy Griffiths made it 3 up for Banks when defeating Paul Heery 57-39 but Luke Marshall played really well to beat Bob Ashcroft by some distance, 82-16, to give the home side something to smile about. Smiles turned to joy when Phil Fellows beat John E Gearie 63-30 and Alan Parker completing the comeback beating Dave Turner 56-44.

3rd Division…

Southport Cons hold onto a five point lead over Bretherton B after earning a 3-3 draw at Les Dodd’s C last week. In a tight and tense match 1st placed Southport just need to avoid any big slip ups to claim their ever 3rd Division title. Runners up in 2103 they look to go that one step further with only three matches left in their campaign. Kyle Woodfull got the first point for the home side beating Jeff Wainwright 64-31 as Colin Paul returned the favour with victory in his match over Kevin Woodfull. One apiece became 2 apiece as Anthony Dodd made it five out of five in beating John Barton 62-23 with Bath streets Larry Swindells beating Damien Bloomfield 74-33.Martin Cusack got his 15th win of the season when he beat John Blackhurst 53-29 as Matty Pollock came out a 43-30 winner over young Harry Wilby.

Second placed Bretherton B managed to earn a 3-3 draw with fourth placed Birkdale Cons B, who themselves are not out of claiming the runners up position yet. Peter Wilding claimed a low scoring victory over Nev Marsden 39-27 as Reg Dobson suffered his first defeat in four losing out to Bretherton’s top stick William Moulton on the final black 54-52. Alan Venables got the better of David Robinson, beating the Birkdale player 45-34 as last week’s big break hero, Phil Iddon, lost out to John Stringfellow 50-39. With the visitors turning up a man down, it was up to Stephen Fiddler to try and claim the draw in his match with Geoff Tyas. This he did when edging Geoff out on the final colours, winning 57 points to 46.

Churchtown Cons C played out a hard fought 3-3 draw with Birkdale Cons C, with Jim Bradley playing star man again this year. Churchtowns John McCabe beat Geoff Wright 64-39 with Birkdale’s Peter Milford forcing a re-spot black against Phil Green only to leave the black on after losing the toss and asked to play first. Brain Sheil ran out a comfortable 63-12 winner over Paul Rimmer with Birkdale’s Martin Calvert replying for Birkdale beating Richard Butterworth 60-25. Just like the opening four frames the final frames were shared though Jim Bradley brought up his 10th win of the season when beating Phil Horan 68-41, which included a break of 25. Birkdale’s Andy Day brought the match to its conclusion and inevitable draw when beating Roger Hughes 47-13.

St. Teresa’s B claimed their 10th league win of the season when beating Scarisbrick B by 4 frames to two. Nobby Lee produced his best league form to date when handsomely beating Eric Stockley 96-11, making breaks of 30 & 25 in his frame, with John Brown beating Anthony Quinn 67-24 to level the frames scores up. The middle frames went the way of the home side as Peter McGee beat Colin Rimmer 61-48 and Ted Weir coming out a 16 point winner over Ian Lowery, 51-35. Peter Simpson brought up his 10th win of the season when beating Mike Langford 43-31 but the win went the way of the Teresa’s side when John McGee beat John Hardisty 58-40.

Banks D got their first win at home in the league after beating Waddington Cons C 4-2 last week. Things didn’t exactly go to plan after going two nil down after the Riley pair of Max and Guy both won their frames, but that was all to change in the remaining four frames. Eric Hollin beat Stefan Whyte 72-25 with Alan Wilson edging out Bob Fairclough 40 points to 25. Level board on frames it was now down to the home pairings of Darren McDonnell and Paul Wallwork to bring home that first ever home victory. This was duly done when the Waddy pair of Vince Langford and Dave Brown failed to trouble the scorers enough to force the draw or away win for their team mates.

Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07581350321 or 07930717137

Email ots@otsnews.co.uk

Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news

Facebook www.facebook.com/otsnews.co.uk

Instagram www.instagram.com/otsnews

Comments