IN DAVID WAIN INSURANCE DIVISION ONE, league leaders SDSC C drew with mid-table Burton Cons C, but still extended their nlead at the top.
Ben Davies got SDSC of to a good start, taking both frames off Jim Jennings. Mick Buckland produced some excellent snooker to take both frames off an in-form Adam Harrison.
A resurgent Ian Shrive drew with Harry Farrell while Steve Castledine and Pete Maquire shared the spoils in a quality match.
Alrewas A failed to take advantage after suffering a 5-3 loss for the second successive week – this time against a determined Rolleston A who are doing their best to get out of the relegation zone.
Bob Sanders played out of his skin to take both frames against Colin Kinsella.
Raptors’ Dave Trueman was unlucky to lose his second frame on a re-spotted black after going in off but took the first against Kev Norris.
Kieran Waddell took a well deserved frame off Raptors captain Ian Hiley and constructed a 29 break. Tony Rushton got the all-important winning frame following a quick-fire 39 break.
Woodville S&S A drew with third-placed Alrewas B after being 3-1 down at the halfway stage.
The talents of Alrewas’ Phil Marklew shone through despite a valiant effort from Alan Orpwood. Jim Marcer lost the first frame to Will Sherratt on the black after an excellent bout of safety – and then lost the next on the final pink despite a 32 break.
Tony Coleman and John Sharpe shares the spoils before Woodville man-of-the-match Pat Ryan won both his frames to give his side a deserved draw, potting a pressure pink and black in the last.
Newhall B celebrated a fine 5-3 win over Rileys B who are now embroiled in the relegation dog fight. Mark Anslow was first on the table for Newhall, and played well to beat an-out-of-sorts Adam Farrington.
On table two Callum Gray was in good form in the first frame against Gary Mayne but the second belonged to Mayne.
The match between Carl Glover and Ryan Gibbs was one of major contrast with each winning their respective frame in convincing fashion.
Rob Hamilton won his first frame against Les Mahood with some solid play to give his side the win before Mahood came back well to take the second.
SDSC D ensured Division One snooker last season with a 5-3 win over Burton Cons B. The decider between Ryan Gilmore and Simon Smith had everything. Smith produced a 29 break but still lost both frames, while Gilmore notched up a 31.
The teams who are fourth and fifth in the league, Stapenhill A and Swad Cons A respectively, played each other in an entertaining draw with all players winning a frame.
John Sheriff and Lee Wood shared two good frames of snooker with neither player making the most of the chances when they presented themselves.
Carlos Jeffcoate, who has not had his most consistent of seasons, played well to draw with Andy Grainger who produced some nice pots.
In the battle of the captains Steve Ford and Simon Mansfield both tried their best to win the two frames but had to settle for a draw.
Chris Sheldrake kept up his good form as he drew in two scrappy frames with Paul Slater.
Two teams that are in or around the relegation zone also met this week. And in the battle between Willington C and Stapenhill B it was the lower placed team that came away victors, with Stapenhill winning 5-3.
Willington’s Dave Budworth should have won his first frame against Stan Piechowicz as he was 37 in front with only one red left.
After potting the previous red he was on the black but got underneath the cue ball and chipped it off the table – letting Stan in to win the frame.
Budworth never recovered from the first frame loss and Stan took the second fairly easily.
Trevor Heath and Greg Britton shared two close frames with the latter winning his frame on a re-spotted black.
Bill Davidson showed his normal determination to share the frames with John Richardson with Richardson making a fine 33 break to take his.
In two competitive frames between Brian Alford and Colin Britton honours finishes even.