Cockermouth & District Snooker League
Cockermouth & District Snooker League

Weekly Reports 2017/18

Week 2 matches – October 11th 2017

Station B make it two out of two

Division 1’s Station Road B made it two wins out of two in the Window Outlet Cockermouth and District Snooker League this week with a 5-1 away victory over fellow divisional opponents, Workington Golf Club.

Following on from last week’s excellent start Station B’s Simon Frazer took the first only to see Phil Sorfleet level the fixture with a win over Stephen O’Hagan. Tony Elliott however regained the 2015/16 champions lead with a frame winning break of 32 in the next and it was Shaun Ayre who widened the gap to 3-1 with a victory over Mark Brasted in the fourth. Frame five proved to be an easy win for Mark Tunstall and with Peter O’Hagan nicking the last on the black against Ian Fulton it was the Station B side who went home the happier.

Last season’s division 1 champions, Workington Cons needed a couple of close frame wins in their home victory over fellow top tier challengers Maryport Social, nevertheless they still recorded a 5-1 score line. Cons wins came from Richard McCarthy, Alan Moore, Mike Park, Julian Plaza and Ryan Barker with Paul Lister offering Socials only resistance in the fifth frame of the night as he defeated Cons’ Stuart Shepherd.

Workington’s Vets Club seem to be enjoying life back in division 1 as they too made it their second 5-1 win in as many weeks, this time over division 2’s Workington Legion. A victory on the road is always pleasing as Paul Mostyn, Mark Tatton, Kevin Basnett, Stuart Ryan and Steve Garroway all won fairly comfortably. Legion’s Chris Hunter did however produce a solid performance in his victory over Neil Henderson to offer some consolation.

Station Road A added to last week’s 6-0 victory with a 4-2 home win over Workington’s United Club. The division 2 sides may have looked close on paper before the match but it was the Station A side who made the most of the home advantage as they powered to a 4-0 lead thanks to Tom Thompson, Darren Lawson (33 break), Mike Walker and Mark Robertson. United’s Dave Holland brought the Station A charge to an abrupt halt with a victory of Keith Telford and even though Peter Collins made a break of 22 in the last he could not prevent United’s Andrew Mitchelhill from pulling another frame back.

Finally, Division 2’s Flimby Social put last week’s defeat firmly to the back of their minds with a 5-1 home win against Aspatria’s Sun Inn. Ben Scott did get the Sun Inn side off to a winning start with a victory over Paul Vickers but it was Mike Walker, Sal Cakmak (24 break), Richard Kirkham, Geoff Banton and Kevin Kirkham who took the points for the Flimby outfit.

Week 1 matches – October 4th 2017

Champions make impressive start

Workington based uPVC firm the Window Outlet are again to sponsor the Cockermouth & District Snooker League. A eighth term sponsorship for company owners Graeme & Ann-Marie Pritt sets the 2017/18 season off to another great start.

The new campaign will see all 10 teams face each other; however the league will still operate its existing two tier structure.

In the first of week 1 fixtures current division 1 champions, Workington Cons ran out easy away winners with a 5-1 result against division 2’s Workington Legion. Victories for Richard McCarthy, Stuart Shepherd, Mike Park, Alan Moore and Ryan Barker took the Cons to 5-0 but it was Legion’s Andrew McMullen who produced the performance of the evening to defeat Julian Plaza with a 27 break to boot.

Division 2 champions and promoted side the Vets Club made an excellent start to the season as they romped home 5-1 against division 1’s Workington Golf Club. A victory for the Golf Club’s Bryan Walker in the first looked ominous but with home wins for Paul Mostyn, Stuart Ryan, Mark Tatton and Neil Henderson the Vets went 4-1 up. The last frame was again to produce the highest break of the match (and the week) as Vets captain; Kevin Basnett made a frame winning 63 with his first real scoring opportunity to round off the match victory nicely.

Last season’s division 1 runners-up, Station Road B also made the most of their home fixture as the powered to a 5-1 victory over division 2’s United Club.  Simon Frazer, Mark Tunstall and Tony Elliott quickly took it to 3-0 but it was team mate Peter O’Hagan who produced the games stand out performance with breaks of 41 and 33 to trounce United’s Dave Holland. A frame winning contribution of 35 from United captain; Andrew Mitchelhill stopped the rot but normal service was soon resumed as Station B captain Stephen O’Hagan finished the match off with a win over Tony Hindmoor.

No recordable contributions in the match between Aspatria’s Sun Inn and Workington’s Station Road A (both of division 2) didn’t stop the town side displaying similar dominance as in previous fixtures. A 6-0 away victory stamped a huge statement of intent across their division 2 title aspirations as Darren Lawson, Peter Collins, Mike Walker, John Teasdale, Keith Telford and Tom Thompson delivered the whitewash.

Finally, division 1’s Maryport Social swept aside division 2’s Flimby Social with a 5-1 home victory. Wins for Ryan Ismay, Craig Stuart (29 break), John Fleming, Paul Lister and Andrew Henderson (31 break) left the Flimby side with some re-grouping to do. Only Kevin Kirkham could give the Flimby outfit any hope as he defeated Paul Alford with room to spare.

Could all teams please ensure they have all KO competition entries in the Friday before the next meeting (Monday 6th November, 730pm in Workington Legion).

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