Winter 2009 / 2010 Finals Night Report

The above league held their Winter Finals night at Riley’s in Magdalen Street, and the night started with the Singles competitions, in the plate semi-finals Simon Ramm (Riley’s) was drawn against Chris Wright (Longe Arms), Ramm took the first frame, but Wright soon levelled things up, the third frame became very tactical before Ramm secured a 2-1 lead, and he went on to take the fourth to progress to the final, the other semi saw team mates Martyn Curston, and Colin Fryers (William IV ) and Curston had a comfortable 3-0 victory, the final took a similar path to the first semi when Ramm won the first frame only to see Curston hit back in the second to level , but Ramm was in good form as he took the next two frames for a 3-1 win.

In the singles Cup hot favourite Alex Lewis (Riley’s) was drawn against Steve Cutler (Gordon), but Lewis did not allow him to get into the match as he soon chalked up a 3-0 victory, in the other semi David Willimott (Longe Arms) played Kevin Hannant (Riley’s), and although not as quick, took a similar pattern as Willimott ran out a 3-0 winner, in the final Willimott took the first frame, and then won the second after Lewis fouled, but Lewis got back in the match by taking the third, however Willimott completed an upset when he won the fourth frame to take the title 3-1.

In the Subsidiary Cup the Moles Rest were up against the Gordon, and Steve Douglas, and Leigh Croft won the first two for the Moles, Kevin Bradley got the Gordon on the score sheet by winning the third, but Rob Douglas, Chris Woodhouse, and Croft again put the Moles 5-1 ahead, Darren Betts doubled the Gordon score, but Steve, and Rob Douglas, and Stuart Clarke won three more for the Moles for a comfortable 8-2 victory.

In the K,O, Cup two of the top teams in the league faced each other, and it was Andy Daniels who won the first for the Riley’s Potters, but captain Paul Thraxton levelled for the William IV Ind;, Dean Goodrum, and captain Peter Mullaney then put the Potters 3-1 ahead, but Colin Fryers, and Martyn Curston brought the William level, Mullaney won the next, but Shane Cawdron, and Jon Read put the William 5-4 in front, but that was their last success as Goodrum twice, Spencer Daniels, and Mullaney took the next four frames for the Potters to win the Cup 8-5.

Richard Clarke (Riley’s Brickies ) won the Gary Commerford cup for the top overall average over the season with 80%, Leigh Croft won Division One with 75%, and Alex Lewis the Premier Division with 77%.