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2018 DIARY




No teams have it all their own way all the time and this was borne out in this week’s games. The leaders in the top two divisions continued their winning ways but were made to fight all the way by their opponents.

The Sunnyside Club, heading the way in Division One, beat local rivals Jolly Colliers in a close game whereas in the Premier Division, the Staff of Life won 5-2 at the Gate. With the first two legs shared, the Gate scored 65 in the last leg but were outdone as Staff achieved that total with help from a 14 pin stick up by C Cheetham.

However, the comeback of the week was by the Victoria who despite being twenty pins behind after the first two legs at the Black Bulls Head, they stormed the last leg to top the overall pin score and take three points from the game. In other games in Division One, the very inconsistent Station knocked down a record number of pins for the season in that division, as 195 pins went down as they recorded a 7-0 away victory at the Alfreton Town Supporters Club. The French Horn won 5-2 at the Black Boy with help from a stick up from R Fowkes, and the Keys are no longer at the foot of the table as they took maximum points from the match against Three Horse Shoes. The Langley Mill MW has now unfortunately closed and they reversed their fixture to play at the Boot & Slipper. In a game separated by only three pins overall the Swanwick side won 5-2. The Miners Welfare side are now seeking a new home, which they hope to confirm shortly. Top individual leg score in the division came from M Swift scoring 13 for the Black Bulls Head.

In the Premier Division it was yet another win for the Red Lion who beat the Travellers, despite a 12 scored by M Thompson, and the Out of Town who won at the Miners. The Carnfield Club showed a big improvement and almost won 7-0 but lost one leg by just a single pin to win 5-2 against the Heanor Labour Club. In the last match the Jacksdale Social Club picked up a single leg against the Honeypot but remain at the bottom of the division.

In Division Two, the Westhouses Social Club upset promotion chasing Somercotes Snooker Club. With the Somercotes side winning the first two legs, the Social Club had two stick ups to take the last leg and the two points that go with it. R Harper scoring a total of 30 over the three legs for the home club. Moulders started well at the Beehive with a leg of 55, but the home side won the final two legs to win the game. There were also wins for the Kings Arms, the Thorn Tree and the Crossings Club, who top scored the best single leg in the division with a 60.

**DIARY 2018**

The Diary of all match, competition and meeting dates for 2018 is now HERE (And there's a link on the left-hand-side menu on each page)


The League met up on Friday November 10th for our presentation night - pictures


You will find the full Honours List HERE


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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 25th May, 2018