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2021 DIARY





The Eclipse A team came out on top after a great night of skittles to take the first prize of the 2021 season.

In the first semi-final, Eclipse A beat Somercotes Snooker Club 6-2. Connor Butcher got them off to a great start with a 17 in the first leg, setting 41 which SSC couldn’t get close to. SSC came back to win the 2nd leg though with a very solid 36. Eclipse continued their consistent throwing though to take the next 2 legs with 37 and 35. Connor Butcher finishing with 39 from 4 legs.

In the second semi-final, George beat Eclipse B 6-0, Craig Cheetham including a 12 in his 26, and Mark Walters hitting 24.

George failed to hit the same heights in the final however, and Eclipse A deservedly won 6-0 with three more solid legs of 33, 32 and 35.

Many thanks to the Red Lion for hosting and sticking up. Congratulations to the winners and runners-up, but also thanks to all 4 teams for a finals night played in the right way with great sportsmanship.


The final league meeting will now be on Thursday September 30th, at The Honeypot/Beehive, starting at 7:00. Prize money to all winners will be paid out at this meeting.

The KO CupFinal will be played on Monday September 20th. The George will play Staff of Life at The Boot and Slipper with an 8:15 start.


With the top two teams in the Premier Division not playing League matches this week, a chance was given to Travellers Rest to reinforce their title claims....and how they took this opportunity!!! On paper this looked a tricky game, playing away at Red Lion A, however losing points never looked likely and Travellers won 7 nil to go 2 points clear at the top of the table. Next week they sit it out and let their only two champion rivals battle it out as Staff of Life visit Eclipse in what promises to be the closest finish to the League in many years. Boot and Slipper came back to some form this week as they outscored George. However, having smashed it in the first leg, they lost the second leg by one pin and then lost the third to end up losing the match 4 v 3. Rob Daykin hit a 12 pin stick-up for the Boot. In the other top league matches this week there were away wins for the Red Lion B and the Snooker Club. Red Lion’s win including a 12 pin stick-up by J Bannister.

In Division One, what looked like a comfortable run in for the Crossings Club might have gone slightly pear shaped. In fact it might have been worse. They lost the first two legs at home to the Victoria, who scored their highest pin total of the season, but managed to salvage two points by winning the last leg. However, with Heanor Conservatives winning 7 nil at home to Codnor Inn, the Crossings Club drop to second place. They visit Miners Arms next week in what will surely decide if they will pick up a first or second placed league finish this season. The Conservative Club play their last league match of the season next week at the Crown and will need a good victory to make it difficult for the Crossings Club. Old English are progressing nicely and had a comfortable 7 nil victory against The Keys, and Miners beat Alfreton Town Social Club by the same score. The only stick up in division 1 this week came from Codnor Inn captain Rob Fowkes with a 12 in his total of 26.


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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 9th September, 2021