‘PSL Ain’t Going Down start the move back up’
The Jet Wednesday league, 21st June, saw PSL Ain’t Going Down at home to the Postie Pats and after the first session it was looking comfortable for PSL taking it 4-1. The second session saw Posties Pats make it a closer affair, winning it 3-2 however, whilst Gordon Wilks for the Pats tightened things up even further with an 11th frame win, Kris Lord, Gary Sell and Adam Mills took 3 in a row for PSL in the final session and with it the 9-6 win, which saw them lift off the bottom of the table in to 6th position.
Top of the table Court Jesters were away at Parkway and by the end of the second session, this match was already out of sight for Parkway with the Jesters 8-2 up helped, in no small way, with the Jester’s Steve Singh taking both his frames with a ‘break & dish!’ Parkway took 2 more frames via John Roe and Lynn Bridger in the final session but this convincing win for the Jesters saw them increase their lead at the top of the table.
Court Gimme A Break took on the Court Kids and by the end of the second session, it was level-pegging with both teams taking a session each 3-2. By the end of the penultimate frame it was still all square at 7 a-piece leaving Carl Watkins for Gimme A Break going head to head against Ivan Knight for the Kids with the former taking the honours and in doing so, the win that see’s Gimme A Break securing their 3rdposition in the table.
The featured YouTube Live-feed match saw Court Snapbacks against Court At The Bar. The first session was a comfortable one for the Snapbacks and with Court At TheBar then taking the next session 3-2, it was clear the Snapbacks weren’t going to have an easy ride. Court At The Bar’s John Lord took the 13th frame, not to mention his other two frames also, one of which was a cool ‘break & dish’, narrowing the Snapbacks lead to just one, but with Sean Hackett and Scott Beasley taking the last two frames, the win was achieved for the Snapbacks leaving them holding on well to second place but with Court At The Bar slipping to the bottom of the table.
The Stanground Carpets & Flooring Thursday League, 22nd June, was put on hold for the Jet Knockout Cup Semi-finals. The featured YouTube Live-feed match saw Court Gold at home to Quinn’s Muppets playing for a place in the final and even with Anthony Pask for the Muppet’s taking both his frames, this turned out to be a very easy passage for Gold with a very convincing 8-2 win with Andy Buntontaking the all important 10th frame and the match not needing the 3rd and final session.
The second semi-final match was an altogether different affair. Cross Keys Silver were drawn at home to Court By The Cops. The first two sessions were honours even with a 3-2 win for each team, with Lloyd Robinson for the Cross Keys achieving a ‘break & dish’ during the second session. By the 14th frame the teams still couldn’t be split with the score now at 7-7, the match headed into a final frame ‘Black Ball Shoot-Out’ to decide the winner – Cross Keys Silver took the honours 5-3 confirming their place in the final – this ‘shoot-out’ was captured ‘live’ and can be viewed on our Facebook page.
The Jet Wednesday league, 14th June, saw normal league matches resume after last week’s knockout cup. The featured YouTube Live-feed match saw Court Jesters and Court Kids go head to head and the Jesters certainly ceased their opportunity to extend their lead at the top of the table. With the match already won by the 10th frame with Andy Bunton securing victory, the Kids then came back in the final session with wins from Ivan Knight and Ryan Anderson but it was too little too late, and the Jesters had a very comfortable win under their belts, increasing the daylight between themselves and second place.
PSL Aint Going Down were at home to Court At The Bar and this was looking like a very assured win was on the cards for PSL as, by the 8th frame, they were 7-1 up, with James Bennett taking the solitary frame for Court At The Bar. However, with Lisa Fitter, Michael Harrison and Steve Owlett then taking 3 frames in a row for the Court team, it was suddenly looking like PSL had a fight on their hands. It then kicked in again for PSL with Kris Lord securing the match in the all important 12th frame, and while they still remain bottom of the table, it’s much closer now between the bottom 3 teams.
Parkway were at home to Court Gimme A Break. By the end of the 2nd session, Gimme a Break were a convincing 7-3 up. With Parkway’s James Harford then taking the 11th frame and the match to 7-4, Gimme A Break then kicked back in with Liz Disney taking the 12th, and with it, the win. John Roe and Gareth Mears took a frame apiece as a consolation for Parkway however, this win for Gimme A Break now increases the gap between them in 3rd and Parkway in 4th, in the table.
Court Snapbacks played away at the Postie Pats and, with the Snapbacks in second place in the table, a win was vital over the Posties so as not to lose further ground on the top team. The Snapbacks took the first two session’s 3-2 on each occasion setting themselves up nicely for the 3rd and final session. The win was confirmed with Liam Ayres, Sam Boome and Jamie Stokes taking 3 in a row for the Snapbacks and with Martyn Allen for the Posties taking a final session consolation frame, it was win secured for the Snapbacks.
The Stanground Carpets & Flooring Thursday League, 15th June, saw the featured YouTube Live-feed match between Court By The Cops And Court Larking About. At 7-3 to Larking About by the end of the second session, it was always going to be a tall order for the Cops to take the next 5 in a row without reply to secure the win for themselves. And so it proved, with Craig Harbisher taking a solitary single frame for the Cops, and leaving Larking About with a convincing win, and still within touching distance of second place in the table.
A mid-table clash between Heron Warlord’s and Crosskeys Silver, saw Crosskeys storm in to a unbeatable 10 frame lead after Ian Lea took the first frame for the Warlord’s. But even with a final session win for the Warlords with Liz Disney, Gareth Mears, Graham Tilley taking a frame each, Crosskeys got the win they needed to see them secure second place in the table.
Court Posties still managed to hang on to 3rd spot in the table despite a heavy defeat by Court Gold. With the Posties being only 4-3 down it wasn’t looking too bad for them however, with Gold taking the next 7 in a row, the match was suddenly out of sight for the Posties. Even with a last frame consolation for Kev Boon for the Posties, Gold have now extended their considerable lead at the top of the table.
PSL Lions took on Bluebell R Back on home turf. It was 7-3 up to Bluebell by the end of the second session and, with Martin Edgley then taking frame no. 11 for the Lions, any thoughts of a comeback were quickly extinguished when Luke Watkins secured the match for Bluebell seeing them move up the table but with the Lions still firmly rooted to the bottom.
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The Jet Wednesday league this week, 7th June, saw the Jet Knockout Cup Quarter-Finals take place. The featured YouTube Live-feed match was a top of the table clash between Court Snapbacks and Court Jesters. Chris Horn ‘got the ball rolling’ with the first frame won for the Jesters and it was a ‘nip & tuck’ affair from there until frame’s 7 and 8 where Ian Fountain and Sean Hackett for the Snapbacks took two in a row to start putting daylight between themselves and the Jesters. Frame 9 saw Darren Hope close the gap to just one frame for the Jesters, only for Scott Beasley of the Snapbacks to then leave a 2 frame gap once again in frame 10. Lee McShane and Darren Hope brought the match to level-pegging in the 3rd session for the Jesters with 2 frames won in a row and the match was looking as if it was now heading towards a 7-7 ‘Blackball Shootout’ deciding frame however, Sean Hackett and Jamie Stokes for the Snapbacks had other ideas with 2 frames won in a row leaving a closely run match as an 8-6 win for Court Snapbacks…semi-finals now beckon!
Tony Clark’s team PSL Aint Going Down made home advantage count with a comfortable win against Court Kids, and whilst it was a fairly close finish at the end of the first session with PSL taking it 3-2, the second session saw them take 5 frames in a row, with Rob Mills taking the decisive 10th frame, not requiring the 3rd session, to secure safe passage through to the semi-finals.
Tracey Allen’s Parkway team took the short hop across the Boulevard to Pat Hensey’s Postie Pats. The first session was a tight affair with the Postie’s taking a 3-2 lead in the first session. The second session however was a totally different outcome. Even with the Parkway being a man down throughout the match, it was still a clean sweep for the games played. At 6-4 up for Parkway going in to the final session, John Roe and Tracey Allen took a frame each, either side of Perry Saunders taking one more for the Postie’s, leaving the Parkway as 8-5 winners…semi-finals now await for Parkway.
The fourth and final cup match of the night saw Court At The Bar at home to Court Gimme a Break. This proved to be a relatively easy route through to the semi-finals for Gimme a Break with John Lord and Michael Harrison taking a frame each for Court at the Bar across the first and second session but, with Gimme a Break taking 8 frames, with Carl Watkins taking the all important and decisive 10th frame, this gave Gimme a Break a comfortable 8-2 win.
The SCF Thursday League this week, 8th June, saw normal league fixtures take place. The featured YouTube Live-feed match was once again, a top of the table clash, between Court Gold and Quinn’s Muppets. This match was won by frame 8 with Ady Bonsor confirming the win for Court Gold. Sam Boome made it 11 frames in a row for Court Gold before the Quinns got off the mark in the 12th frame with P. Brown and P. Dewey for the Quinn’s taking 2 frames in a row, possible whitewash avoided. However, Court Gold kicked back in once again and took the last two frames for a very convincing win putting a lot of daylight between themselves at the top of the table and Quinn’s, who still managed to hang on to 2nd spot.
Heron Warlord’s were at home to PSL Lion’s. The first session was closely fought with G. Tilley for the Warlord’s just nicking it and taking it to 3-2. With D. Clark for the Lion’s taking the 6th frame and the match to 3-3, there was really no sign of things to come, with the Warlord’s taking the next 9 frames in a row, running out as convincing winners for the match.
Bluebell R Back were at home to Court Postie’s. This was a close match with Bluebell always staying just in front until frames 8 and 9 respectively where, Luke Watkins and Andy Cook took two in a row
to open up a 3 frame lead over the Postie’s. But with Pat Hensey, Darren Hope and Aaron Clark next taking 3 in a row for the Postie’s and taking the match to 6 a piece, this was now perfectly set up for a best of final 3 frames to secure the win. Bluebell came out on top with 3 in a row with Andy Cook taking the all important 14th frame.
Court Larking About were at home to Cross Keys Silver. First blood went to Larking About’s John Roe however, Cross Keys came storming back with 5 frames in a row and while Lewis Roberts for Larking About stopped the rot, Cross Keys immediately came back and took another 4 in a row with L. Wilkinson securing the all important win in the 10th frame. The final session was taken by Larking About 3-2 but in the end, it was a relatively comfortable win for Cross Keys Silver.
Every Wednesday and Thursday will feature a YouTube Live-Feed match – to view, please click on the link within our PWR website: http://pwrpool.co.uk/ - every team will be featured over the course of the season.
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