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2019 DIARY





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.

The KO Cup round 2 is on Monday June 3rd 8:30 start.


With second placed Travellers Rest having a bye week then the Staff of Life took the opportunity to stretch their lead at the top Juneof the Premier Division and how they did it in style!

They smashed the record for the top team pins in both one leg and three legs. It was the unlucky Miners Arms who came up against a possible unstoppable force.

Led by father and son John and Jamie Topliss, who both had 13 pin stick ups, the Sutton side scored 82 in one leg and 222 in all three. These two records may last all season! The Miners battled throughout with K Price scoring a 12 in one leg and they were only three pins short in the final leg.

In another outstanding achievement this week, P Richardson of the George Inn B managed to knock over all nine pins with just one ball in the second leg and then went on to score 13 in the George’s 7-0 defeat at the Old English Gentleman. M O’Donnell of the home side also scoring a creditable 13 pin stick up. This win for the “Gents” sees them keep up the pressure on the Alfreton Town SC at the top of Division Two. The Supporters Club had an easy victory at the Kings Arms and are now five points clear of both the OEG and the Loscoe Gate, who only managed to beat the Devonshire 5-2, with the “Dev” winning the opening leg.

Sir Barnes Wallis won with maximum points at the Ginger Giraffe and in the final match in the division, the Thorn Tree conceded the game versus the Moulders to give the Riddings team seven points.

Back in the Premier Division, there was a surprise at the Red Lion where the A team lost to the B team. The A team won the first leg but then the B team managed to outscore their opponents by just one pin to record a 4-3 win. The George Inn A are quietly picking up and beat the Village 7-0 this week. In the final two matches there were close 4-3 wins for the Jolly Colliers away at the Honeypot and the Boot & Slipper at home to the Sunnyside Club where J Swain scored a 10 for the away side.

In Division Two the Jacksdale Social Club have soon found their rhythm this season and are seven points clear at the top following a 7-0 win at home to the Keys, however I am sure they will admit that their scoring has room for improvement as despite the win, they failed to score a single leg over 58 pins. This week saw the chasing pack continuing to drop points. With the Snooker Club not playing there was a key match as the Conservative club hosted the White Hart. The match lived up to expectations as both teams won a leg apiece and the final one was drawn. With the Heanor side having the highest leg score of the night, with a 65, this helped secure a 4-3 win. The Black Boy are on a roll at the moment and saw off the Crossings Club 7-0 and the Station came unstuck at the Black Bulls Head, with the Openwoodgate side winning 6-1.

This week sees some tasty matches as the Red Lion A host the Staff of Life, Jacksdale SC face the Snooker Club and the Gate visit Sir Barnes Wallis.


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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 26th May, 2019