Wednesday 18th October Headline:
'No break given to Parkway’
Court Gimme A Break visited the Parkway team this week, 18th October, in the Jet sponsored Wednesday League’s featured You-tube live streamed match. Gimme A Break made easy work of the first 5 frames in a row and then Reg Miller for Parkway, stepped up and halted the slide briefly by taking the 6th frame. However, even more pressure was then heaped onto the Parkway team with Gimme A Break taking the next two in a row, needing only one more for victory, which came in the form of Beckie Watkins taking the 10th. The final session was a close affair, a 3-2 in favour of Gimme A Break giving the Court team a very comfortable night’s work overall. This leaves Parkway at the foot of the table while Gimme A Break, tie in 2nd place with two other teams.
Final Score: Parkway 4 – 11 Court Gimme A Break.
The Court Young Un’s took on the Court Jesters and the first session ended in favour of the Jesters with Steve Singh completing a ‘break & dish’ in the 5th. Andy Cook for the Young Un’s levelled the match up in the 6th but any ideas the Young Un’s had that this would be a close match, quickly evaporated when the Jesters raced ahead by taking the next 6 in a row and along with it the team win being confirmed in the 11th by Darren Hope. Mitchel Garner and Ivan Knight took two consolation frames in the final session but it was the Jesters who walked away from the match the happiest leaving them tied in 2nd spot and, the Young Un’s in 7th.
Final score Court Young Un’s 5 – 10 Court Jesters.
The Postie YoYo’s first home match of the season turned out to be a very comfortable night over their visitors, the Borough Boys. The YoYo’s advance was halted in the 5th frame by the Boys Ewan Peacock and with the next 4 frames split 2 a-piece, it was anyone’s guess where this was to end up but, with the YoYo’s wanting to make home advantage count, they were once again on the march and took the next 4 in a row and along with it, the match win courtesy of Perry Saunders. All in all though, a good night’s work for the Postie YoYo’s seeing them move up to 6th and the Boys sit below them in 9th, in the table.
Final score: Postie YoYo’s 11 – 4 Borough Boys
Another all-Court affair saw At The Bar take on the Snapbacks and the highlight of the first session were the ‘break & dish’ frames by the Snapbacks Sean Hackett and Jamie Stokes but despite that, going into the middle session Court At The Bar were only the single frame down. The snapbacks went up another gear by taking the next 4 frames in a row leaving them needing only one more frame to take the match. Tyler Fitter did pull another frame back for At The Bar but almost inevitably, the Snapbacks were on the charge once again by taking 3 of the last 5 frames in the final session, Sean Hackett confirming the team win in the 11th. This leaves the Snapbacks with a slender one point advantage at the top of the table while At The Bar, are currently in 5th spot.
Final Score: Court At The Bar 5 – 10 Court Snapbacks.
PSL Ain’t Going Down welcomed Court In The Act from across the city and this match was certainly the tale of the 3-2’s! This was the score-line across all 3 sessions with advantage going to In The Act, across all 3. Chris Page confirmed the match win for In The Act as late on as the 13th frame and, although each session was close, the overall result suggests a fairly comfortable match win in the end for the Court team, leaving them tying in 2nd spot in the table, and with the PSL team down in 8th.
Final Score: PSL Aint Going Down 6 – 9 Court At The Bar
Thursday 19th October Headline:
'The Legends debut on the Live Stream’
The Stanground Carpets & Flooring sponsored Thursday League’s featured You-tube live streamed match saw the Court Legends play host to the PSL Lions and, the Lions knew they were up against it from the off by not replying once to the first 6 frames taken by the Legends. The Lions D. Clark and Roy Hasdell did finally register their first two frames in the 7th and 8th but, Darren Hope confirmed the win as early on as the 10th and the legends then almost whitewashed the Lions in the final session taking it 4-1. A very convincing with for the Leagues new boys which now places them clear at the top of the table albeit by the single point and the Lions, down in 9th.
Final Score: Court Legends 12 – 3 PSL Lions.
Court Posties played host to Bluebell R Back and no better start can you have to a match, than with a ‘break & dish’ that was performed by the Bluebell’s Andy Cooke. Then a match of ‘nip & tuck’ ensued with the Bluebell team going into a 3-2 lead after the first session only for the Posties then to take the next 3 in a row to go into the lead for the first time. Bluebell, not to be outdone, then stepped up and took the next 6 in a row and along with it the team win confirmed by Andy Cooke, with the Posties Kev Boon picking up the consolation 15th frame. A relatively easy win in the end for the Bluebell team that now places them 5th in the table and the Posties in 8th.
Final Score: Court Posties 6 – 9 Bluebell R Back.
Court Fat Wanna Be Slim were up against the Heron Warlords from the other side of the city and with a very comfortable first session win for the Warlords, the Court team then came back and took the second session making it a much closer match going into the last session. However, the comeback for the Wanna Be Slim team was short lived because, the final session was a repeat score-line of the first and, with Liz Disney assuring her team of the win in the 12th and Graham Tilley’s ‘break & dish’ in the 13th, this turned out to be a very worthwhile journey for the Warlords to have made in the end, placing them now 4th in the table and the Court team lying in last spot.
Final Score: Court Fat Wanna Be Slim 5 – 10 Heron Warlords.
Quinns Muppets welcomed Cross Keys Silver to their neck of the woods and advantage immediately went to the visitors with them taking the first two frames of the match. The Muppets not wanting home advantage to slip then moved up a gear and took the next 5 frames opening up a sizable lead. The Sliver team were having none of it though and went one better themselves by taking the next 6 frames in a row and, along with it, the team win - confirmed by Tony Brown in the 13th. Len Donelly and Paul Dewey took the last two frames for the Muppets making this as close a final score as you can get. Cross Keys Silver and Quinns Muppets now sit 2nd and 3rd respectively in the table.
Final Score: Quinns Muppets 7 – 8 Cross Keys Silver.