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2019 DIARY





Unfortunately, The Beehive have had to withdraw from the league and all divisions will now operate with 11 teams

The KO Cup and Sunday Cup draws were made at the last league meeting and the draws can be found on the Competitions page


In the second week of the season something happened that is very very rare in skittles. What happened was that in one game all three legs were drawn. This is only the second time that this event has ever been recorded in the Ripley League. It came in the match between the Sunnyside Club and the Red Lion A. The leg scores were 55 - 55, 52 - 52, 57 - 57 which means both teams scored a total of 164 pins. This resulted in a ball a man play off which the Sunnyside Club won 24-23 to win the game 4-3.

In fact equal total scores also occurred in the game between the Honeypot and the Village where both sides scored 174 pins. On this occasion the away side won 4-3.

Also it was as close as possible at the Jolly Colliers, where the home side won the total scores by just one pin by 164 v 163 to win 4-3.

Possibly the unluckiest team in the Premier Division this week was the Red Lion B as not only did they lose at home to the George A, but they scored more pins than every other team in the division except their opponents on the night. So on any other night they might have recorded a 7-0 victory with their score of 185 pins.

In the final Premier division game, the Travellers Rest kept up their great start to the season with another victory, winning 5-2 at the Boot & Slipper.

In Division Two this week the Sir Barnes Wallis made their debut in the league and came away from the George Inn B with a 5-2 victory. At the top of the league, the Old English Gentleman beat fellow Somercotes team Devonshire 7-0 whilst the Ginger Giraffe won their first ever skittles match with a 7-0 win at the Kings Head, Crich. The Moulders maintained their winning start to the season by beating the Gate and the Mansfield Hosiery Mills hosted their first ever home match in the league and were unfortunate in just losing out 5-2 against the Alfreton Town Supporters Club.

It is the Jacksdale Social Club who top Division One with maximum points. This week they won a very friendly match against the Station. Codnor Inn won their second consecutive match 5-2 and are joint third with the White Hart who beat the Victoria 7-0. Somercotes Snooker Club perhaps surprisingly lost at home to the Black Boy and the Keys gained their first points of the season despite losing to the Crossings Club, who have now won both games this season.

Top score of the week came from L Bexton (Codnor Inn) who became the first individual player this season to score 30 over 3 legs. This included one leg of 13. The next highest score came at the Moulders where D Henson scored 28 but included a magnificent 16 in one leg which equalled the highest single leg score by one person. Other notable performances this week included scores of 13 by both M Green (Village) and P Waring (Old English) , 12 by T Allsopp (Black Boy) and 11 by D Barnes (Gate).


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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 23rd April, 2019