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2018 DIARY




The Langley Mill MW (aka Heanor Conservative Club) excelled this week as they scored the top three leg score in the division this season. They scored 199 pins against The Keys who struggled for numbers and together with the Jolly Colliers (who also won 7-0 this week), they both leapfrogged the French Horn to share third place in Division One. This was because the Codnor team suffered a home defeat against the Sunnyside Club who themselves, won their tenth consecutive league game. The Sunnyside share top spot with the Boot & Slipper who also have won all ten games this season. This week the Boot comfortably beat the Black Bulls Head. In a battle of last seasons promoted teams, it was the Alfreton Town Supporters Club who came out on top at the Victoria. Top individual performance this week in the division was from Andrew Dady who scored 26 including a 13 pin stick up.

In Division Two, the most exciting game was at the Crossings Club where the home side entertained the Kings Arms. In a close contest it was the Crich side who took four points home, whilst the Codnor Park side took three. The White Hart were coasting at the Moulders after winning the first two legs, but then the Riddings side set 64 in the last. The away side started slowly and when they got to the sixth man, they still needed 32 pins from the last four players. They almost achieved this with three eights and a final seven to take one point from the final leg and six points in the match. In total they scored 195 pins which is the top score in the Division this season and the result keeps them at the top. However the Somercotes Snooker Club won their eighth consecutive game, 7-0 at the Thorn Tree, to get ever closer. The Beehive underperformed but still won 7-0 at the Dev and the George Inn beat the Eclipse 7-0, helped in some way by Ian Tallents 12 pin stick up. The honour of top individual divisional performance this week goes to two players from the Moulders. I Bunting scored a 14 pin stick up but K Bunting scored three nines which is a great feat.

The Gate was opened this week as the Swanwick side finally started producing the form that saw them win Division One last year. Led by James Woodthorpe who scored an impressive 30 pins including a stick up of 15, they easily overcame the Red Lion who had previously only lost twice this season. The top two sides both won but neither had it their own way. The Staff of Life won 4-3 at the Honeypot and looked to be heading for maximum points after winning the first two legs. However in the last leg, the Staff set and the last Honeypot player needed seven to take both the last leg and the extra point. He scored six with the first ball, missed with the next and took the valuable one with his final ball to give the ‘Pot three points. The Out of Town lost the first leg at bottom side Jacksdale SC but then won the next two to win 5-2. However the in form team at the moment is the Village who are invincible at home. They have won all four games in Marehay this season and this week convincingly won 7-0 versus the Carnfield Club. This puts the Village in joint third together with the Heanor Labour Club who beat the Travellers 5-2.

In the Sunday Cup Quarter Finals, there were two straight leg wins for the Staff of Life, Honeypot and the Somercotes Snooker Club whereas it took the Beehive three legs to win at the Moulders. The draw for the Semi Finals takes place at this week’s meeting.

**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 17th June, 2018