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**IMPORTANT - CHANGE TO SUNDAY CUP DATE**

THE SUNDAY CUP SECOND ROUND WILL NOW TAKE PLACE ON JUNE 30TH 2019.

THIS REPLACES THE DATE ON THE MASTER FIXTURE SHEET (IE JUNE 16TH)

**LATEST NEWS**

Unfortunately the Thorn Tree have withdrawn from Division 2.

The draws for the 2nd round of both KO and Sunday Cups were made at the last meeting. The draws are on the Competitions page.

**WEEK NINE REPORT**

On a wet night, clubs playing on indoor alleys must have been happy, however it was a different story for the Ginger Giraffe as they seem to perform better when playing in the rain. They scored their highest total pins of the season, 157, as they took all seven points away at George Inn B. M Curtis scored a 12 pin stick up as the Underwood Micro pub scored 67 in one leg. All the other matches in Division Two also ended as 7-0 victories. Sir Barnes Wallis easily beating the Dev who now have a two week break which will hopefully see them recruit a few extra players. The Kings Arms are improving but could still not manage winning a leg in their own match with the Hosiery Mills, who themselves are getting better with each match. Old English continue with their impressive season beating a depleted Moulders and are now up to joint second with a game in hand on their nearest rivals.

In Division One the Crossings Club and the Station had a right battle. The Crossings Club won two legs to the Station's one however total pins were level at 177 each. As such it went to a ball a man play off for the extra point. This is where the Station excelled, winning easily 38 v 23 with only one player missing. The Black Boy who this season have normally played better against the top sides but struggled with lower placed teams, reversed this as they won their fifth consecutive match beating The Keys 7-0. This puts them just eight points behind League leaders Jacksdale who beat Codnor Inn 5-2 but in the process had a rare “bad team leg” in scoring just 38 in one leg. In between the Jacksdale Club and the Black Boy are the Somercotes Snooker Club. This week saw a cracking home victory against the Conservative Club with also the top single leg score in the Division - 69. In the final match in Division One this week, the Black Bulls Head travelled the short distance to the White Hart and managed to win a leg, but it is their Bargate opponents who leapfrogged the Conservative Club to claim fourth spot.

In the Premier Division this week second placed Travellers Rest visited third placed Red Lion A and what a match this was! The visitors opened well winning the opening leg with a score of 71 but then the Red took off. In the middle leg there were stick ups of 15 from W Steeples, who went on to score 31 and 13 from W Goodall, who went on to score 29. This helped win leg two but then the Red scored even more in the last leg (79) including an eleven pin score from licencesee Tim Dorr to secure a 5-2 victory and move the Riddings side closer to their opponents. Also their total pin score of 222, matched the highest score of the season in the League. In Heanor, the Sunnyside Club are certainly enjoying their first season in the top flight. This week they scored 70 on their renowned “low scoring” alley to win the opening leg versus the George A. However this was their only points scored of the night as their opponents won the last two legs, but the Ripley pub did need help from D Frogson, whose 14 pin stick up meant they just won the last leg. The George are now just one point ahead of the Honeypot who beat the Red Lion B 5-2. At the foot of the table the Village won 5-2 at the Miners This result sees both teams share the bottom spot with 19 points each. The Jolly Colliers were perhaps a little unlucky not to secure any points in their home match against League leaders Staff of Life. Scoring only 12 pins less all night the Heanor pub will take heart from this performance. However this seven nil victory for the Staff see them pull away further at the top. They are now 11 points ahead of the Travellers - can they be caught? This week will see a tough home match against the Honeypot.

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Appeal For information

The Ripley & District Skittles League was formed in 1977 but League Records for the first few years are incomplete. The League are appealing for information from anyone who can provide the missing links. The League Records shown on this website show where the information is missing. If anyone can help with this, please Email the Secretary

Page Updated on 13th June, 2019