Cockermouth & District Snooker League
Cockermouth & District Snooker League

2018/19 Weekly Reports

Singles Handicap Final - 15th May 2019
 
Basnett Claims Ninth Handicap Title In Style
 
Kevin Basnett has claimed his ninth Window Outlet Cockermouth and District Snooker League Singles Handicap title this week with a 4-0 final victory over Richard Kirkham.
 
The Workington Veterans Club player produced some high quality snooker over the best of seven final with Flimby Social Club's Kirkham powerless at times as Basnett closed out the match with a fine clearance of 99 in front of enthralled United Club crowd. 
 
In the first frame Kirkham (+38 handicap) dictated the early play with his deliberate style as a premium was placed on safety. Basnett (Scr) however was soon in amongst the balls and with a couple of blacks quickly followed by a break of 40 the Vets cueist was in front. Trying his hardest to keep the current holder out Kirkham's focus didn't waiver but three more reds and colours gave Basnett an unassailable lead as he went on to win 85-44.
 
Frame two turned out to be the longest of the final as Kirkham showed his class in the safety department. Keeping Basnett at bay Kirkham proved he can mix it with anyone and as the colours remained the Flimby player stood 10 points to the good. An attempt on the yellow by Kirkham unfortunately led to an in-off and after the yellow and green were traded the previous four point penalty meant that Basnett didn't need the difficult final ball. Potting a medium distance brown was the easy part but in getting perfect position on the blue Basnett took the balls he required for a 68-60 victory and a 2-0 lead. 
 
The next saw Basnett in early and with two smaller contributions in the teens the handicap start was wiped out. This gave Kirkham even more to think about and the inevitable safety exchange ensued. Kirkham excelled yet again in this aspect of game but with five reds left Basnett smelt blood. A good long red saw the Vets potter in and even though the black was out of commission Basnett cleared with reds and pinks to close the frame out 102-51 with a break of 62.
 
In what turned out to be the last frame of the match a couple of pots from Kirkham put the Flimby cueist 43-0 up. However with Basnett now well and truly on top the Vets player chipped away at Kirkham's lead with a couple of steady pots of his own. A few safety shots later and the balls began open up albeit crowded around the pink spot. Eventually Basnett was presented with a long red and as he duly obliged the Vets cueist went about developing the balls one by one to finish off the match with a superb clearance of 99 in a 117-43 win to retain his title to the appreciation of the United Club crowd. 
 
Trebles Handicap Final - 1st May 2019
 
Golf Club Trio Retain Title
 
Workington Golf Club's Stephen Jackson, Ian Fulton and Andrew Wells have retained their Window Outlet Cockermouth and District Snooker League Trebles Handicap title with a brilliant 5-2 win over Station Road B's Tony Elliott, Simon Frazer and Shaun Ayre.
 
The competition's six red handicap format usually makes for a close run affair but with superb effort from 2-1 down the Golf Club team walked away with the title with surprising ease.
 
The first frame started cagily as the Golf Club's Andrew Wells (+15 six red handicap) took on Station B's Simon Frazer (+9). As the game moved steadily through to the green the frame could have gone either way, nevertheless a good pot by Frazer followed by a clearance to pink was enough for the Station B man to win 32-20.
 
In frame two the Golf Club's Stephen Jackson (+17) started with some solid potting to stay in front but with just the brown remaining Station B's Shaun Ayre could still win. Jackson however was in no mood to give his advantage up and with a great pot on the brown followed by the blue the Golf Club cueist made it 1-1 with a 48-17 victory.
 
Tony Elliott (+3) produced his usual high level of snooker in frame three to hold off the Golf Club's Ian Fulton (+13) but with the last red still on the table Fulton still had a chance. Searching for an opening Fulton produced some excellent safety however in slotting home the last red, which yielded a break of 26, this ended up being all Elliott needed to put his team 2-1 up with a 37-21 win.
 
Frame four saw the Golf Club's Stephen Jackson and Station B's Simon Frazer back at the table. Leading from the off Jackson's confidence grew as each pot was delivered and even though Frazer tried hard to claw the deficit back it was yellow to brown that sealed the frame for Jackson in a 38-8 victory.
 
At 2-2 the Golf Club's Ian Fulton and Station B's Shaun Ayre were both desperate to gain an advantage for their team however the harder Ayre tried the more difficult it seemed to get. A good pot on the brown followed by blue and pink left Ayre offering his hand as Fulton put the Golf Club 3-2 up with a 41-7 win.
 
The sixth frame proved to be the turning point in the match with the Golf Club's Andrew Wells up against Station B's Tony Elliott. As the game moved along Elliott looked to be in total control and in  leaving a difficult shot on the green the Station B cueist stood as firm favourite. However, up stepped Wells and with four highly impressive pots Elliott and his team mates were left stunned as the Golf Club man delivered a 40-28 victory for a 4-2 match lead.
 
In what turned out to be the final frame of the match the Golf Club's Ian Fulton added to his small handicap advantage with some solid early play. Station B's Simon Frazer produced some good potting of his own but as the final five colours remained Fulton was presented with the chance he was waiting for. Stroking the green in, quickly followed by the brown and blue left Frazer needing snookers and even though the Station B cueist delivered a number of good attempts he could not prevent Fulton from taking the title with a 36-20 frame win.
 
Eric McMullen Memorial Trophy Handicap Final - Played 24th April 2019
 
Cons Win Memorial Trophy In Dramatic Final 
 
Workington Conservative Club have won the Window Outlet Cockermouth and District Snooker League's Eric McMullen Memorial Trophy Handicap Team Knock-out final with a thrilling 4-3 victory over Workington's Veterans Club. 
 
The first frame saw Cons' Dave Holland manage his 34 handicap start well and in a tactical affair he kept Vets' Kevin Basnett as bay. The game was in Holland's hands but with a surprising pot while holding a free ball he handed the advantage to Basnett. Playing safe on the brown Basnett fortunately potted it to the middle pocket and as he cleared the remaining balls the Vets captain won on the black 78-63. 
 
In frame two Richard McCarthy went all out attack but as all the colours ended up in the baulk end of the table it was always going to be tough to overturn Mike Dawson's 17 start. Using his near 60 years of experience Dawson chipped away and with a tactical masterclass the Vets cueist won the frame 53-29.
 
At 2-0 to the Vets Club Cons' Ryan Barker was presented with the difficult task of of keeping Vets Steve Garroway out. As the game developed Barker clearly seemed unfazed by this challenge and with some good solid potting he eased to a 71-37 victory with Garroway never really getting into his stride. 
 
Paul Smith may have been receiving 24 start in the third but with some fine safety play he matched Cons two time county champion, Alan Moore. With just a few reds left Moore crucially got in amongst the balls and with a break of 24 the Cons player was in control. Smith however was in no mood to give up and as the last ball was potted the Vets cueist had forced a re-spotted black. A decent safety shot from Smith looked to put him in control but with a superb cut the corner pocket Moore made it 2-2 with a 67-60 victory. 
 
In frame five Cons Julian Plaza made the early running with a break of 28 and with the handicaps evenly matched he it gave him a tidy lead as he faced Vets Mark Tatton. Much like the previous frame Tatton got in and with an important contribution of 22 the Vets man was in front. This was the point in the frame at which Tatton upped his game even further and in closing out the frame in style Tatton put Vets 3-2 up with a 72-36 win.
 
In the first of the doubles frames Vets Kevin Basnett and Paul Smith seemed to be gaining control as Cons Ryan Barker and Mike Park battled to stay in the frame. As the black ended up over the corner pocket with a red right on top of it a safety exchange ensued. The second to last red took huge significance as a result and as Barker potted it and played safe Smith was in trouble. Trying hard to stop the black going in Smith inevitably deposited it and with the resultant seven point foul plus an important red, black and a couple of colours Barker and Park took the match to a decider with a 61-24 victory. 
 
The final frame started slowly as Vets Mark Tatton and Mike Dawson took on Cons Richard McCarthy and Dave Holland. As the game moved along McCarthy suddenly burst into form and with some fantastic quick fire potting he constructed a superb 33 break to take a 20 plus lead. Not giving in Dawson and Tatton chipped away and with the last three balls remaining the scores were almost level. Leaving the blue on the side cushion with the smallest of gaps past the pink the Vets duo looked in control. However with an outstanding pot on the the blue followed by an equally impressive pot on the pink McCarthy took the frame 61-48, match and title to the delight of his team mates. 
 
7's TKO Plate Final - 17th April 2019
 
Golfers Win TKO Plate 
 
The warm up to next week's Eric McMullen Memorial Trophy Handicap Team Knock-out final took place this week with division 1’s Workington Golf Club presiding over division 2 double winners Station Road A in the plate competition, 4-1.
 
Even though the plate competition sits behind the Window Outlet Cockermouth and District Snooker League's premier team knock out title it certainly wasn't looked upon in any lesser circumstances as both teams showed tremendous determination in their persuit for the trophy. 
 
In the first frame of the match a free following encounter took place as Station A's Tom Thompson took on the Golf Club's Bryan Walker. Wasting no time both players potted well but with Walker scoring the better of the two players it was the Golf Club who went 1-0 up with a 77-33 win.
 
Frame two proved to be another relatively quick affair albeit a one sided one. As Mike Walker got in amongst the balls a 30 break later gave the Station A cueist a very helpful lead. The Golf Club's Mark Brasted tried hard to drag himself back into it but as Walker clinically closed out the frame match parity was delivered on the back of a 64-7 victory. 
 
At 1-1 the Golf Club's Mark Cowen did most of the scoring but with some resolute play Station A's John Teasdale was still in the frame as just the colours remained. A fine pot on the brown by Cowen made the difference however and as the blue and pink followed he put the Golf Club 2-1 up with a 56-39 win.
 
The next frame started evenly nevertheless it was the Golf Club's Ian Fulton who was to break the deadlock in impressive fashion. A contribution of 51 later left Station A's Darren Lawson with far too much to do and as Fulton potted the last three balls he won 87-44 to put the golfers 3-1 up.
 
In what turned out to be the final frame of the match Station A's Mark Robertson took on the Golf Club's Phil Sorfleet. A cagey affair ensued as Sorfleet's hunger to close out the match was negated by Robertson's desire to continue it. As just the colours stood the frame could still have gone either way but in potting the balls he required it was Sorfleet who took the game 53-50 to claim the match and title for the Golf Club in style.
 
Division 1 Top 4 Playoff Final - 10th April 2019 
 
Station B Compliment League Win
 
Workington's Station Road B complemented their Window Outlet Cockermouth and District Snooker League division 1 title this week with an excellent 4-1 top 4 playoff final win over Workington Conservative Club.
 
The first frame saw Cons Richard McCarthy take an early advantage with some superb potting however as Mark Tunstall got in amongst the balls the Station B cueist had an excellent opportunity to turn things around. Facing a black from its spot Tunstall looked in prime position to snatch the initiative but as he jawed the attempt McCarthy stepped in with a break of 26 to move 40 plus points ahead. This proved to the catalyst McCarthy required to finish off the frame and with 60-17 victory he put the Cons outfit 1-0 up. 
 
Frame two was almost a carbon copy of the first as early lead, this time from a Station B player in the form of Tony Elliott, looked in jeopardy of being turned over. A couple of good pots by Dave Holland got the Cons man in and around the black but again with a relatively easy shot missed Elliott was handed a golden opportunity. Taking this chance with open arms the Station B player went to work and with a contribution of 27 Elliott romped to what ended up being a comfortable 72-13 win.
 
A confident looking Peter O’Hagan moved ahead in the early stages of frame three as the Station B player looked to give his side the lead for the first time in the match. This however was never going to be an easy task as he faced the hugely experienced Julian Plaza. Using every ounce of his tactical knowledge Plaza slowly dragged himself back into the game and with just the last three balls remaining he had the advantage. Attempting what probably would have been a frame winning snooker the the Cons cueist left just enough of the blue sticking out to be potted. Sizing up his opportunity O'Hagan deposited the blue only to leave an equally difficult pink. Nevertheless, now needing only one ball O’Hagan composed himself and with a fine pot he secured the frame 63-44 for a 2-1 Station B lead.
 
The fourth frame will be remembered as the turning point in the match for two reasons, firstly for one of the most surprising misses of the season and secondly for one of the most remarkable pots of the campaign. As the frame took shape Cons Alan Moore controlled the game with Station B's Shaun Ayre hanging in. This theme carried on all the way until just the blue, pink and black remained with Moore needing just two balls. An attempted safety shot by Ayre left Moore with a difficult blue but with guaranteed position on the pink the Cons cueist was effectively faced with frame ball. In his usual confident manner Moore coolly deposited the blue and with perfect position on the pink Ayre was ready to shake hands. However, as the pink went awry, and a number of sharp intakes of breath were heard, the Station B player was remarkably still in the frame. The pink nevertheless landed on the side cushion and even though the black was over the pocket Ayre faced an extremely difficult shot. Unfazed, Ayre wasted no time in sizing up the shot and with an incredible pot to the top corner pocket, with the easy black to follow, the Station B cueist claimed the win 58-54 in the most dramatic of circumstances.
 
At 3-1 to Station Road B Cons Mike Park was presented with the job of stopping the rot also in the knowledge that a defeat would see teams' title dreams disappear. Facing Station B's Alan McLeod Park knew he was in a game and as the frame developed McLeod's steady and assured play gave Park little room for manoeuvre. As each chance presented itself McLeod progressed his lead to a point where Park could no longer win without snookers. A Park concession was soon to follow as the Station B cueist took the match and title with a 65-30 frame victory to the delight of his team mates. 
 
Division 2 Top 4 Playoff Semi Finals - 27th March 2019
 
Station A and United Club Make Top 4 Final
 
Window Outlet Cockermouth and District Snooker League division 2 champions, Station Road A and third placed United Club will face each other in the playoff final after semi final wins over Workington Legion and Maryport Social respectively.
 
As Station Road A's win went down with many as a fairly routine one the United Club's victory goes down as more of an upset in the pick of the semis.
 
The playoff format always sees the higher placed side receiving the home advantage and with Paul Alford and Ryan Ismay winning the first two Maryport Social capitalised on that. A victory for Clive Lister pulled one back for the United Club but with Paul Lister winning the fourth he left the home side just needing one more frame at 3-1 up. Nevertheless United Club captain Andrew Mitchelhill and Paul Johnston had other ideas and with two superb wins the match went into a decider. As the deciding frame players chalked up Maryport A's Paul Lister had to go down as the favourite as he faced United's Tony Hindmoor. With the occasion inevitably slowing proceedings down Hindmoor came into his own and with some determined play it was the United Club cueist who came out on top to take his team into the final. 
 
In the second of the division 2 playoff semis Station Road A continued with the or fantastic form that they have shown all season with a 4-1 win over Maryport Social B. Victories for Tom Thompson and John Teasdale put Station A 2-0 however with a fine win Andew Sharp pulled one back. A fortunate red allowed Mike Walker to get in for a frame winning break of 36 to put Station A 3-1 up and as Darren Lawson went through the motions to take the fifth, Station A booked their final spot. 
 
In the weeks only other fixture Workington Conservative Club moved into the final of the division 1 top 4 playoff with a 4-3 victory over Workington Golf Club. An early lead for the golfers looked promising but with Cons holding on they took the game into a decider. The final frame ebbed and flowed however experience eventually won the day as Alan Moore defeated Mark Cowen on the last couple of balls to put his team in to final against either Station Road B or Workington Veterans Club. 
 
Round 18 - March 20th 2019
 
Station B Are Division 1 Champions 
 
Workington's Station Road B held their nerve in superb fashion as with a 3-3 draw against club rivals, and division 2 champions, Station Road A they claimed the Window Outlet Cockermouth and District Snooker League division 1 title.
 
Station B's Tony Elliott took the first frame of the match only to see the A team's John Teasdale take frame two. At this point the B team only needed one more frame to secure the title but as Mike Walker won the third the celebrations remained on hold. The next frame produced the inevitable scrappy affair but with extreme doggedness it was the B team's Simon Frazer who delivered the frame win that was required to take the title. At this point there was still an amount of pride to play for even though both teams had already been crowned champions. Two further victories would have seen the A team eclipse the B team's points total however as Mark Tunstall was having none of it he put the B team 3-2 up. The final frame of the match was still played in a competitive manner even though the spoils were decided, and in a fitting end it was Geoff Smith who sealed the draw to round off a hugely successful Station Road Club league season.
 
Workington Golf Club leapfrogged opponents Workington Conservative to finish second in the division 1 table on the back of a 4-2 home win. Victories for Mark Carruthers, Mark Brasted, Bryan Walker and Phil Sorfleet was enough to take the match win with Julian Plaza and Mike Park recording Cons' triumphs.
 
Workington's Veterans Club finished fourth in division 1 to complete the playoff places as a result of a 3-3 away draw against division 2’s the United Club. Vets captain Kevin Basnett took the first with a brace of 32 breaks and also nicked the leading player trophy in the process. The game will probably be remembered though for the leagues second only three misses and subsequent frame forfeit as Mike Dawson went down to a subdued Bryan Kendall. Vets other wins came in frames three and six with Clive Lister and Andrew Mitchelhill winning for the United Club to see them finish third in division 2.
 
Maryport Social A took second place in division 2 as they defeated fourth placed finishers Maryport Social B, 5-1. Craig Stuart, Ryan Ismay, Paul Lister, Colin Sealby and Scott Lister all won for the A side with Ben Irving being the only victor for the B team.
 
Finally, Flimby Social may have finished bottom of division 1 but they went out with a bang by defeating division 2’s bottom placed team Workington Legion, 6-0. Paul Vickers, Geoff Banton, Michael Walker, Richard Kirkham, David Teasdale and Dave Farrell produced a clean sweep for the Flimby outfit to complete their season with their heads held high.
 
Round 17 - March 13th 2019
 
Station A are Champions
 
Workington's Station Road A are the new Window Outlet Cockermouth and District Snooker League division 2 champions.
 
A 4-2 win against division 2 rivals Maryport Social A sees the table toppers a massive 14 points in front of their opponents and with just 6 points on offer in the final round of the league season it was time to celebrate for the town outfit. 
 
Station A have been simply superb all season and had it not been for the leagues cross divisional two tier format they would be facing the division 1 leaders, and club rivals Station Road B, in a final fixture title showdown as they have accumulated just one point fewer.
 
That aside their ultra consistent play from start to finish this term was again demonstrated in this week's win. Victories for Darren Lawson, John Teasdale, Mike Walker and Geoff Smith was enough to secure the division 2 title with Ryan Ismay, who cemented his place as division 2 leading player, and Paul Lister offering the only Maryport A resistance.
 
Division 1's Veterans Club put a hold on  fellow townies and league leaders Station Road B's title celebrations with a 4-2 home win. The defeat nevertheless still sees Station B hold a 4 point lead over second placed Workington Conservative Club and barring a disaster next week Station B will be marking a brilliant club league title double. The match saw Mark Tatton, Mike Dawson, Kevin Basnett and Craig Davies all win for Vets as Leigh Musgrave (with a quality 31 break) and Shaun Ayre scoring Station B's two victories. The result means Vets are assured of a fourth place playoff spot.
 
Workington Golf Club managed a 4-2 home win against fellow division 1 side Flimby Social Club but slipped into third place in the table. The defeat for Flimby means they cannot improve on their relegation place in what can only be described as an up and down season for the Social side. Bryan Walker, Phil Sorfleet, Mark Cowen and Ian Fulton were the Golf Club's victors with Paul Vickers (30 break) and Geoff Banton offering Flimby’s rearguard. 
 
Division 1's Workington Conservative Club moved up into second place in division 1 with a 5-1 win against division 2's United Club. Willie Fearon did manage to win the first frame for Workington's United Club but as Richard McCarthy, Julian Plaza, Alan Moore, Ryan Barker and Mike Park won the remaining frames the United Club side were left stunned. The United Club drop down one place in to a division 2 third spot. 
 
Finally, Maryport Social B recorded a 5-1 home win over Workington Legion in the all division 2 fixture and need only a point from their final match to make the division's top 4 playoff's. Ben Scott, Andrew Sharp, Ben Irving, Andrew Scott and Rhys Dean all won for Maryport B with Ian Torley being Legion's only victor. 
 
Eric McMullen Memorial Trophy - 6th March 2019
 
Vets and Cons to Meet in Final
 
Workington Veterans Club and Workington Conservative Club are through to the final of the 7-a-side Eric McMullen Memorial Trophy Handicap final.
 
As the Window Outlet Cockermouth and District Snooker League took a week out cup action took centre stage with Vets beating Maryport Social A 4-1 and Cons defeating Flimby Social by the same scoreline to reach the April 24th final.
 
In the first of the semi-finals Vets started their match with a victory by Mike Dawson however as Paul Alford made the most of his handicap start in frame two the score was 1-1. Frame three saw Mark Tatton pot a good pink to take him over the line and as team mate Steve Garroway produced an equally good finish Vets were 3-1 up. In what ended up being the last frame of the match Kevin Basnett started with a break of 55 and with little resistance from his opponent the Vets captain took his team through to the final.
 
The second semi-final begun as Cons, playing away from home, won the first three frames thanks to victories from Dave Holland, Ryan Barker and Richard McCarthy. The charge was halted however as Richard Kirkham delivered yet another tactical masterclass to pull a frame back for the 2015 champions. The recovery was shortlived nevertheless and with Stuart Shepherd winning the fifth frame he propelled his team into the April 24th showcase.
 
Qualifying group teams placed three and four also featured this week as they made up the semis-finals of the 7-a-side plate competition.
 
Semi-final 1 saw Workington Golf Club run ont 4-3 winners in a hugely competitive match against Workington's United Club. Mark Carruthers took frame one and with a break of 41 Mark Brasted made it 2-0 to the Golf Club. Andrew Mitchelhill made his own break of 41 to win the next and as Clive Lister won frame four the United Club were back on level terms. An Ian Fulton frame five win put the golfers ahead again but as Mitchelhill and Lister teamed up in the first of the doubles games they pushed the match into a decider. Brasted and Phil Sorfleet may have been at a disadvantage in the last giving nearly 20 start away but in powering their way to victory they took the Golf Club through to the 17th April plate final.
 
In the second plate semi-final, and the last game of the week, Workington's Station Road A defeated club rivals Station Road B 4-2 in the battle of the division 2 versus division 1 leaders. The first two frames were shared as Tom Thompson won for Station A and Stephen O'Hagan won for Station B. Frames three and four saw the A team take a foothold in the match with Mike Walker and John Teasdale making it 3-1. Shaun Ayre won convincingly to pull it back to 3-2 but with Geoff Smith and Keith Telford making the most of their handicap advantage in the first double Station A marched to victory and will now meet Workington Golf Club in the final.
 
Round 16 - February 27th 2019
 
Station B Take Huge Stride Toward Title 
 
Station Road B took a huge stride towards securing the Window Outlet Cockermouth and District Snooker League division 1 title with a 4-2 home win against their closest rivals, Workington Conservative Club.
 
In the first versus second clash the leagues leaders win now means they go into the remaining two games with a sizable 6 point advantage.
 
A 30 break by Richard McCarthy took care of the first and as team mate Mike Park won the next on the black Cons took a stronghold on the match. This grip however slowly loosened as Peter O’Hagan won a close third and brother Stephen won a similar fourth. Another tightly contested frame went Station B's way again thanks to Shaun Ayre for 3-2 and as Tony Elliott took the last the league leaders delivered another match win. 
 
Division 2 leaders, Station Road A, inflicted a third defeat this season on division 1's Workington Veterans Club and with a 4-2 away victory they now need only one frame from their last two matches to secure the title. Wins for Tom Thompson, Darren Lawson and Mike Walker put Station A 3-0 up but as Vets Steve Garroway nicked the next the score was 3-1. A near 30 point lead for Vets Mark Tatton looked to pull another one back but as Mark Robertson produced a frame winning break of 37 Station A went 4-1 up. Three quick fire visits from Kevin Basnett, that included a break of 48, made certain of the last as the Vets captain ensured his side stayed in fourth place.
 
Maryport Social B produced a good away performance as from 2-0 down they drew 3-3 with Workington Golf Club. A frame winning 30 break from Mark Cowen followed by a victory from Bryan Walker took care of the first two frames but as Andrew Sharp, Ben Scott and Andrew Scott won the next three Social B sensed victory. Nevertheless with the Golf Club's Ian Fulton winning easily in the last a well contested draw was recorded. Workington Golf Club stay third in division 1 and Social B remain at the bottom of division 2.
 
Division 1's Flimby Social defeated Workington's United Club Club 4-2 away from home but in sitting seven points adrit at the bottom of the table they probably need two good wins in their remaining fixtures to avoid relegation. The first four frames all went Flimby's way with Shane Evitts, Paul Vickers, Richard Kirkham and Kevin Kirkham doing the damage. The United Club stuck in however to take the last two frames thanks to victories from Paul Johnson and Tony Hindmoor. The United Club hang on to their second place in division 2 by just a point. 
 
Finally, Maryport Social A romped to a 5-1 home victory in their fixture against division 2’s Workington Legion. Social A took the first five frames thanks to wins from Craig Stuart, Ryan Ismay, Paul Alford, John Fleming and Paul Lister but the Legion kept their best until last as Chris Hunter ensured his side avoided the whitewash with a close victory in frame six. Social A and Workington Legion remain third and fifth respectively in division 2.
 
Round 15 - 20th February 2019
 
Vets Dent Cons Title Chances
 
Workington Veterans Club put a huge dent in Workington Conservative Club's Window Outlet Cockermouth and District Snooker League division 1 title hopes this week with a 4-2 away win. 
 
The win secured a season double over the 2017 champions and also enabled the Vets side to strengthen their top 4 playoff chances with just three matches to go. Victories for Craig Davies, Mike Dawson, Mark Tatton and Paul Smith made sure of the match win with Cons' Julian Plaza and Alan Moore offering the only resistance. Cons and Vets remain second and fourth respectively. 
 
Station Road B moved into a five point lead at the top of the division 1 table with a 4-2 away win against fellow top tier opponents Flimby Social. A 2-0 lead for Flimby thanks to wins from Shane Evitts and Paul Vickers (33 break) gave the bottom placed side hope of a result, however as Station B recorded victories from Peter O’Hagan, Tony Elliott, Mark Tunstall and Stephen O'Hagan the early advantage slowly evaporated as the 2016 champions powered to yet another triumph. 
 
Second tier leaders Station Road A inflicted a painful defeat on Workington Legion with a series of close frame wins to run out 5-1 victors. Darren Lawson, John Teasdale, Mike Walker, Keith Telford and Mark Robertson won the first five frames for the Station A outfit and even though Mark Ritson won an equally close frame in the last the damage was already done. Station A are now a massive 9 points in front in division 2 with Workington Legion still in fourth. 
 
Workington's United Club continued in their rich vein of form as they defeated Maryport Social B 5-1 at home. Ben Scott did manage to take the first frame of the match for Social B but with Paul Johnston, Clive Lister, Brian Kendall, Andrew Mitchelhill and Willie Fearon all winning for the town side they strengthened their second place in the table. Social B still prop up division 2 in fifth place. 
 
Finally, after being pegged back from 2-0 up to 2-2 division 1's Workington Golf Club ran out 4-2 winners against a travelling Maryport Social A side. Social A are having a tough time at the moment and even though John Fleming and Paul Lister managed to win, Mark Cowen, Mark Brasted (who inflicted a first league defeat on Ryan Ismay), Ian Fulton and Bryan Walker all won for the Golf Club to maintain their division 1 third place. Social A stay third in division 2.
 
Round 14 report - Played 13th February 2019
 
Cons Maintain Challenge 
 
Workington Conservative Club ensured they kept the pressure on Window Outlet Cockermouth and District Snooker League division 1 leaders Station Road  B this week with a 4-2 home win against division 2 top team, Station Road A.
 
The Station A side have been the season's surprise package and even though they hold tier two status the Cons victory has to go down as a good one.
 
A Mike Park break of 30 took care of the first and as Richard McCarthy restricted his opponent to just one point in the next Cons were 2-0 up. Julian Plaza was quick to make it 3-0 and with Alan Moore contributing with a break of 34 to make it 4-0 Station A were up against it. Nevertheless showing true grit and determination Mark Robertson and Keith Telford took the last two to put some respectability in to the scoreline for the Station A outfit.
 
Division 1 leaders Station Road A also won 4-2 at home but not without a fight from division 2’s Maryport Socai B. A contribution of 39 from Tony Elliott made sure of the first but as Maryport B's Ben Scott won the second it was 1-1. Station A’s Peter O’Hagan took the third and with a break of 30 team mate Alan McLeod made it 3-1. A win for Andrew Scott pulled it back to 3-2 however as Station B took the last the victory was assured. Social B still sit at the bottom of division 2. 
 
Workington Golf Club stayed third in division 1 with a 5-1 away win against Workington Legion. Victories for Mark Carruthers, Bryan Walker, Mark Brasted, Phil Sorfleet (46 break) and Ian Fulton made sure of the match win with only Workington Legion talisman, Chris Hunter, breaking up the party with a triumph in frame four. Workington Legion remain fourth in division 2.
 
The United Club produced the rounds most eye opening result with a 5-1 away victory over Maryport Social A. In the battle of the division 2 sides the large winning margin meant the Workington outfit over took their opponents in the table to go second. Wins for Shaun Moore, Clive Lister, Paul Johnston, Andrew Mitchelhill and Brian Kendall was enough to shock Maryport A with only a first frame victory from the division 2 leading player, Ryan Ismay, enough to stop what otherwise would have been a whitewash.
 
Division 1's Workington Veterans Club put further distance between themselves and opponents Flimby Social with a 4-2 home win. Victories in frames one, three, four and five from Craig Davies, Mike Dawson, Mark Tatton and Kevin Basnett was enough for the match win with Richard Kirkham and Geoff Banton putting the points on the board for the Flimby side. Vets are fourth in division 1 with Flimby seven points below in a relegation placed fifth.
 
Round 13 matches - Played 7th February 
 
Station B Go Three Clear
 
Workington's Station Road B went three points ahead at the top of division 1 in the Window Outlet Cockermouth and District Snooker League this week with a 5-1 over division 2’s Maryport Social A.
 
Another victory Maryport A's Ryan Ismay in the first frame of the match kept him at the top of the division 2 leading player table however, wins for Tony Elliott and Mark Tunstall in the next two put Station B 2-1 up. A season best break of 62 from Peter O’Hagan in frame three made it 3-1 and as team mates Shaun Ayre and Stephen O'Hagan took the last two Station B recorded a convincing match victory. Maryport Social A stay second in division 2. 
 
 
Flimby Social held fellow division 1 opponents, Workington Conservative Club, to a 3-3 draw in a game that saw the Cons Club come from behind three times. Paul Vickers took the first frame but with a break of 38 Cons Richard McCarthy made it 1-1. Richard Kirkham put Flimby ahead again with a win in frame three but back came Cons again with a victory from Alan Moore for 2-2. Mark Forsyth won in frame five to put Flimby ahead yet again, nevertheless with a break of 30 in was Cons Mike Park who won the last easily to ensure his team went home with a draw.
 
Station Road A delivered yet another fantastic performance this week as they defeated Workington Golf Club 5-1 away. The division 2 side have played so well this season that not only are they top of division 2 by a massive 9 points but they are also out performing most of the division 1 sides with only club rivals Station B bettering them. A brilliant win for Peter Collins in frame one followed by victories from John Teasdale and Tom Thompson put Station A 3-0 up. A Mark Cowen win on the black in frame four dragged one back but as Mike Walker and Darren Lawson proved victorious in the last two Station A completed a ninth league win in thirteen matches. Workington Golf Club stay third in division 1. 
 
Workington’s Veterans Club put some distance between themselves and division 1 bottom club Flimby Social with a 6-0 away victory over division 2’s Maryport Social B. Victories for Kevin Basnett (50 break), Paul Mostyn, Mike Dawson, Craig Davies, Mark Tatton and Steve Garroway ensured the Vets maintained a top 4 playoff spot with five games to go.
 
Finally, Workington's United Club made sure they kept third place in division 2 with a 6-0 whitewash of the the team that sits jus one place below them, Workington Legion. The confident home win was made up of victories from Willie Fearon, Paul Johnson, Brian Kendall, Clive Lister, Mark Suitor and Andrew Mitchelhill as the United Club put themselves in a very strong position to make the division 2 top 4 playoffs. 
 
Eric McMullen Memorial Trophy Final Qualifying Matches - 30th Jan 2019
 
Cons and Maryport A Secure Semi-Final Places
 
The Window Outlet Cockermouth and District Snooker League stepped aside this week as the final Eric McMullen Memorial Trophy qualifying games took place.
 
In the first of the remaining group 1 qualifying matches Workington Conservative Club needed to win with a better scoreline than Station Road A to guarantee their semi final place and with a 6-1 away victory over Workington Legion they did just that. Giving away a handicap start in every frame might away from home might have proved to be tough task for the Cons side but with wins from Dave Holland, Ryan Barker, Mike Park, Richard McCarthy and Alan Moore (34 break) in the singles frames a 5-0 lead was established. A victory for Chris Hunter and Andrew McMullen in the first of the doubles frames averted the whitewash but it was Ryan Barker (43 break) and Mike Park who ensured the Cons went through to the semi finals. The defeat meant Workington Legion were eliminated from both the main competition and the plate. 
 
In the other match in group 1 home side Workington Golf Club defeated Station Road A 6-1 however with Workington Veterans Club already already on three wins out of four in group 1 it was not enough for the golfers to go through. Wins for Mark Cowan, Bryan Walker, Ian Fulton and Phil Sorfleet gave the Golf Club a good lead going into the doubles, one that was only separated with a frame three triumph by Station A's John Teasdale. The doubles frames followed the same suit and even though Station A battled until the end it wasn't enough to stop Bryan Walker/Mark Carruthers and Stephen Jackson/Ian Fulton completing the emphatic win. There was some consolation for both teams nevertheless as their third and fourth positions in the table took them through to the plate.
 
In group 2 with Flimby Social already through on four win out of four there was only one semi final place to play for as Maryport Social A faced the United and Station Road B took on Maryport Social B. 
 
In the first of the two matches Maryport Social A ensured they took full advantage of their home tie and with a 5-2 scoreline they claimed the remaining semi final place. Victories for Maryport A's Paul Alford, Craig Stuart and Paul Lister in frames one, two and five and United's Clive Lister and Andrew Mitchelhill in frames three and four ensured the Maryport side went into the doubles 3-2 up. Needing only one more frame Social A's Ryan Ismay produced a break of 42 to put the tie beyond doubt as he and parter Paul Lister made it 4-2. In the final frame Maryport's Colin Sealby and Andrew Henderson increased the winning margin with another victory and even though this inflicted more pain on their opponents the United Club's superior frame difference means they still make the plate in fourth place.
 
In the final game in group two, and of the week, Workington's Station Road B won 5-2 against Maryport Social B and also made it into the plate in third spot. A win for Ben Scott and a 30 break from team mate Andrew Sharp looked to put Maryport B 2-0 but in coming back it was Shaun Ayre who made it 1-1. A beautifully crafted break of 67 from Peter O’Hagan took it to 2-1 and as Mark Tunstall won the fourth followed by a frame winning break of 45 from Stephen O’Hagan in frame five Station B were 4-1 up. The O'Hagan brothers took it to 5-1 in the next and even though Ben Scott and Ben Irving won the last for Maryport B it proved too little too late as they were eliminated from the competition.
 
Final Qualifying Positions:
 
Group 1
Vets P4 W3 F17 (Q) 
Cons P4 W3 F17 (Q)
W'ton Golf Club P4 W2 F15 (Plate)
Station A P4 W2 F11 (Plate)
W'ton Leg P4 W0 F9 (Eliminated)
 
Group 2
Flimby P4 W4 F18 (Q) 
M'port A P4 W3 F17 (Q)
Station B P4 W1 F13 (Plate)
United Club P4 W1 F12 (Plate)
M'port B P4 W1 F10 (Eliminated)
 
The next round of the competitions were also drawn this week, the ties as follows;
 
SINGLES HANDICAP - Last 16
M Dawson v S Cakmak, 
M Ritson v B Scott, 
P O'Hagan v M Forsyth, 
M Park v C Hunter, 
M Walker (Flimby) v I Fulton, 
K Basnett v S O'Hagan, 
D Teasdale v R Kirkham & 
A Smith v S Frazer. 
 
DOUBLES HANDICAP - QF's
Shepherd/McCarthy v Jackon/Wells, 
Robertson/Hunter v Tunstall/Frazer, 
Walker/Teasdale v Irving Scott & 
Mostyn/Yatton/Park/Barker. 
 
TREBLES HANDICAP - QF's 
Basnett/Garroway/Dawson v McMullen/Hunter/Torley, 
Cowen/Sorfleet/Brasted v Suitor/Hindmoor/Graham, 
Ayre/Elliott/Frazer v O'Hagan/O'Hagan/Frazer & 
Fulton/Wells/Jackson v Kirkham/Kirkham/Walker. 
 
 
Round 12 - 23rd January 2019
 
Golfers Deliver Whitewash 
 
Workington Golf Club kept themselves in the race for the Window Outlet Cockermouth and District Snooker League division 1 title with a 6-0 home win over the United Club.
 
Golf Club wins for Bryan Walker, Mark Brasted, Stephen Jackson, Mark Carruthers, Phil Sorfleet and Ian Fulton delivered the whitewash to see them remain in third just four points off the top. The United Club still keep their third spot in division 2. 
 
Division 1 top team, Station Road B kept their foot on the gas with a 5-1 away victory over division 2's Workington Legion. Wins in three out of the first four frames for Station B's Simon Frazer, Peter O’Hagan and Shane Ayre allowed the visitors to lead 3-1. A good win for  Mark Ritson in frame two was still carrying some confidence in to the final two frames for the Legion, however this quickly evaporated as frame winning breaks of 30 and 32 from Station B's Tony Elliott and Stephen O'Hagan respectively was enough to close out the match. Workington Legion are still fourth in division 2.
 
Station Road A continued to pile the pressure on their fellow division 2 title contenders as another sweeping victory, 6-0 over division 1's Flimby Social, now puts them 5 points clear at the top of the table. Flimby, fielding a strong side, were powerless against the Station Road A charge as Tom Thompson, John Teasdale, Darren Lawson, Mike Walker, Keith Telford and Geoff Smith delivered the whitewash in style. Flimby's away defeat sees them drop to the bottom of the division 1 table.
 
Division 1 second placed side Workington Conservative Club maintained pace with those teams around them with a 5-1 win against division 2’s Maryport Social B. Victories for Alan Moore (30 break), Julian Plaza, Mike Park (30 break), Ryan Barker and Dave Holland (34 break) allowed the Cons side to deliver the win with only Maryport B's Ben Scott offering any consolidation with a second frame victory. Maryport Social B are still at the foot of the division 2 table.
 
Finally, division 2's Maryport Social A turned a 2-0 deficit into a 4-2 away win as they defeated division 1's Workington Veterans Club. Kevin Basnett and Mike Dawson gave the Vets the best possible start but as Ryan Ismay won the third the charge begun. Before the Vets side had chance to look over their shoulders Paul Lister, John Fleming and Andrew Henderson all raced to victory in an impressive match win. Maryport Social A stay second in division 2 and even though Vets lost they move up into a division 1 fourth spot due of Flimby's 6-0 defeat.
 
Round 11 - 16th January 2018
 
Top Tier Leaders Held
 
Window Outlet Cockermouth and District Snooker League leaders Station Road B were held to a 3-3 home draw against Workington Golf Club this week as the 2018l19 campaign reached round 11. 
 
Stephen Jackson won the first for the Golf Club but with Mark Tunstall, Peter O’Hagan and Alan McLeod proving victorious in the next three Station B were on the verge of a match win at 3-1. Nevertheless the Golf Club dug in and with Mark Cowen and Phil Sorfleet taking the last two the top tier third placed side went away the happier.
 
Division 1 second placed side, Workington Conservative Club faced division 2's Maryport Social A and in another stalemate the fixture ended 3-3. In a match that saw no more than one frame separate both teams, Cons won frames one, four and six with victories from Dave Holland, Julian Plaza and Mike Park and the home side took games two, three and five with wins from Craig Stuart, Ryan Ismay and Paul Lister. Maryport Social A stay in second place in division 2. 
 
Maryport Social B produced their best performance of the season so far as the division 2 side defeated top tier's Flimby Social 4-2 away from home. Flimby captain Geoff Banton gave his team the perfect start by winning the first but with Steven Armstrong, Andrew Sharp (33 break) and Andrew Scott winning the next three Maryport B were on top. A victory that included a break of 40 by Paul Vickers pulled one back for Flimby however with Ben Irving in fine form in the last a confidence boosting match win was delivered. Flimby remain in a division 1 fourth place. 
 
Workington’s Veterans Club produced the biggest winning margin of the week as they defeated division 2’s Workington Legion 5-1 at home. A first frame victory for Iain Torley gave the Legion some early belief however this soon dwindled as Mike Dawson, Kevin Basnett (33 break), Craig Davies, Mark Tatton and Paul Smith all won for the division 1 side to lift them into joint fourth with Flimby. Workington Legion stay in a division 2 fourth place. 
 
Station Road A are well and truly establishing themselves as division 2 favourites and with another win, this time a 4-2 victory against the United Club, the league's top team increased their lead to 3 points. Tom Thompson and Darren Lawson put Station A 2-0 up but with United victories for Clive Lister and Andrew Mitchelhill the match stood at 2-2. This position of parity was short lived however and with Mike Walker and Geoff Smith winning with ease the Station A side powered to victory. The United Club stay third in division 2.
 
Round 10 - 9th January 2018
 
Top Tier Leaders Win But Are Pegged Back
 
A return to league action in the Window Outlet Cockermouth and District Snooker League meant that Workington’s Station Road B put their cup form behind them to stay on top of division 1 with a 4-2 away win over fellow townies the United Club.
 
The first four frames were shared as Station B's Simon Frazer and Peter O’Hagan won in frames 1 and 3 and United's Clive Lister and Andrew Mitchelhill proving victorious in games 2 and 4. Station B moved into a 3-2 lead with a win from Mark Tunstall and with a beautifully crafted break of 34 team mate and captain Stephen O'Hagan wrapped up the match win nicely. The United Club drop down one place into third in division 2.
 
Workington Conservative Club closed the gap on division 1 top team Station B to just three points with a 6-0 home win over Workington Legion. Division 2's Legion were on the back foot from the off as Richard McCarthy won the first thanks to a contribution of 35. A victory for Dave Holland followed by another frame winning break of 35, this time from Julian Plaza, took the Cons to 3-0. Further wins for Alan Moore and Stuart Shepherd took it to 5-0 and as Ryan Barker triumphed in the last the Cons whitewash was complete. Workington Legion remain fourth in division 2.
 
Workington Golf Club strengthened their third place position in division 1 with a 4-2 home victory over last year's division 1 champions Workington Veterans Club. A frame winning break of 32 by Phil Sorfleet followed by a win from Mark Brasted, which incidentally took him to the top of the division 1 leading player averages, ensured the golf club led 2-0. Victory for Mark Cowen made it 3-0 and as Bryan Walker won the next it was soon 4-0 to the golfers. Craig Davies  produced a welcome return to form in frame 5 for 4-1 and as team mate and Vets captain Kevin Basnett made a break of 56 with his first scoring chance in the last some respectability was injected into the scoreline.
 
Division 2 leaders, Station Road A, continued to impress this season with an easy 5-1 home victory over fellow section tier side, Maryport Social B. A first frame win for the experienced Stephen Armstrong gave Social B a great start but this proved to be the peak of his teams' efforts as Darren Lawson, Mark Robertson, John Teasdale, Mike Walker and Keith Telford all won for Station B to coast to victory. Maryport B are still at the foot of the division 2 table.
 
Maryport Social A delivered one of their most convincing performances of the campaign with a 5-1 home win over division 1’s Flimby Social. Maryport A were quickly out of the blocks as they took a 3-0 lead thanks to victories from Craig Stuart, Paul Alford and division 2 leading player Ryan Ismay. A win for Flimby’s Paul Vickers temporarily halted progress but Maryport A's surge was soon back on track as Paul Lister and Andrew Henderson won the last two to complete a confident match victory.
 
 
The Eric McMullen Memorial Trophy - 2nd January 2019
 
Flimby Make The Semis and Vets Go Close
 
As the Window Outlet Cockermouth and District Snooker League took a week out for cup games Flimby Social ensured they finished top of qualifying group 2 in the Eric McMullen Memorial Trophy with a 4-3 away win over Workington's United Club. 
 
Even though the other four teams in Flimby's group still have one match to play an unbeaten 4 out of 4 means not only do the Social side move through to the semis but they also guarantee a last four home tie. Wins for Paul Vickers (40 break) and Michael Walker took care of the first two for but as Clive Lister, Tony Hindmoor and Andrew Mitchelhill won the next three the United Club were on the verge of victory. A doubles win for Michael Walker and Paul Vickers made it 3-3 and with captain Geoff Banton and David Teasdale winning the decider with room to spare the Flimby side completed a mini comeback to take them through. 
 
In the other match in group 2 Maryport Social A gave themselves a great chance of making the semis with a 4-3 home win over division 1 league leaders Station Road B, 4-3. The victory sees Social A needing a win over the United Club in their last game to make sure of a last 4 spot and with 3 losses out of 3 matches played the best Station B can hope for is a place in the plate. Singles wins for John Fleming, Paul Lister and Colin Sealby interspersed with Station B victories from Tony Elliott, Peter O’Hagan and a doubles win from the same two  players took the tie to 3-3. Another close frame of doubles was yet again to decide the match but with Ryan Ismay and Scott Lister keeping their cool the Maryport side gave themselves the best chance possible of making the semis. 
 
In group 1 Station Road A made sure they are still in with a chance of qualifying for the semis with a 4-3 win over group leaders Workington Veterans Club. Even though the Vets were defeated it means their 3 wins out of 4, plus a favourable 16 frames won in total, will win them the group unless Workington Conservative Club or the United Club can win all seven frames in their last match in four weeks time. Station A victories for Tom Thompson, Darren Lawson and John Teasdale and Vet's wins for Mike Dawson and Steve Garroway made sure Station Road A went into the doubles 3-2 up. A black ball win for Kevin Basnett and Steve Garroway took the game to a decider but with a superb break of 42 from 20 odd behind by Station A's John Teasdale (partnered with Darren Lawson) ensured the Station A outfit have a chance of qualifying for the semis.
 
In the final cup match, and the second game in group 1, Workington Golf Club kept their semi final hopes alive with a 4-3 over Workington Legion. However with only one win in three the golfers need to beat Station Road A in their last game and hope Cons slip up against Workington Legion to make the next round. Phil Sorfleet, Bryan Walker (31 break) and Ian Fulton all won for the golf club in the singles frames with Sandy Smith and Mark Ritson proving victorious for the legion for a 3-2 scoreline. Singles winners Sandy Smith and Mark Ritson teamed up in the doubles to make it 3-3 but with Ian Fulton and Stephen Jackson standing firm in the decider it was the golf club who nicked it. Workington Legion's played 3 lost 3 now means they can only make the plate even if they beat Workington Cons in their last game.
 
Round 9 - December 19th 2018
 
Derby Game Ends in a Draw
 
Club rivals Station Road A and B fought it out this week in the Window Outlet Cockermouth and District Snooker League with the fixture ending up a competitive 3-3 draw.
 
A confident Tom Thompson win in the first was quickly negated as the B team's Mark Tunstall won the next. A 47 break by Peter O’Hagan was enough for Station B to make it 2-1 and as younger brother Stephen made a frame winning break of 31 in the next the division 1 league leaders moved 3-1 ahead. The A team were in no mood to give up however and with a black ball win for Keith Telford followed by similarly close victory for Darren Lawson in the last Station A ended the match much the happier of the two rivals to keep their own top spot in division 2.
 
Workington Golf Club produced an impressive away performance as they defeated division 1 second placed team Workington Conservative Club, 4-2. Victories for Bryan Walker and Mark Brasted allowed the golfers to race into a 2-0 lead and with a frame winning break of 31 from Phil Sorfleet the score was soon 3-0. Mark Cowen had a good win over Alan Moore to make it 4-0 but with true fighting spirit Stuart Shepherd and Ryan Barker won the last two frames to put some important points on the board for the Cons outfit. The Golf Club remain third in division 1.
 
Division 1's Flimby Social delivered a thumping 5-1 victory away to division 2’s Workington Legion and even though they sit in fourth place they are just five points behind leaders Station Road B. A win for Chris Hunter got the legionnaires off to the best possible start but as Paul Vickers, Richard Kirkham, Michael Walker, Sal Cakmak, and a first win of the season for captain Geoff Banton, all delivered the Flimby side went home pleased with their evenings work. Workington Legion stay fourth in division 2.
 
Maryport Social A moved themselves into a tie for second place in division 2 with a 4-2 home win over their clubs B team. Paul Alford and Ryan Ismay ensured the A team led 2-0 but with a battling performance Ben Scott pulled one back for 2-1. A Stephen Armstrong win delivered parity at 2-2 however with John Fleming and Andrew Henderson taking frames five and six the victory was assured. Maryport Social B remain bottom of division 2. 
 
Division 2's United Club produced a solid performance to hold off top tier side Workington Veterans Club in a 3-3 away draw. Clive Lister and Andrew Mitchelhill made it 2-0 for the United Club only to see Paul Smith and Mike Dawson pull it back to 2-2. Paul Johnston put the United Club ahead at 3-2 but with Steve Garroway winning the last easily the Vets cueist ensured a draw was delivered. The United Club are joint second in division 2 with the Vets still sitting at the foot of the division 1 table.
 
Round 8 matches - 12th December 2018
 
Vets Upset Form Book
 
Workington Veterans Club upset the form book this week in the Window Outlet Cockermouth and District Snooker League with a 4-2 away win against division 1 league leaders Station Road B.
 
Vets captain Kevin Basnett got his side off to the best possible start with a black ball win in the first and as team mate Mike Dawson produced a gritty performance (in defeating the previously unbeaten Shaun Ayre) in the second the Vets were 2-0 up. Victories for Station B's Mark Tunstall and Peter O’Hagan (31 break) delivered parity a 2-2 but as Paul Smith produced superb win in the next Vets moved 3-2 ahead. The last was finely balanced but as Mark Tatton upped his game the Vets cueist took the last to seal the win. Vets are still bottom of division 1 with Station Road B sitting in top spot.
 
Division 2 leaders Station Road A put one over on close rivals Maryport Social A with a 4-2 away win. Ryan Ismay put Maryport 1-0 however Station A came storming back with victories from Mike Walker, John Teasdale and Keith Telford for 3-1. Frame five went Maryport's way  with a win for Colin Sealby at 3-2 but as Mark Robertson performed well in the last a Station A win was assured.
 
Flimby Social turned a 2-0 deficit into a quite brilliant 4-2 home win as Workington Golf Club were left stunned. Victories for Mark Cowen and Mark Brasted looked ominous for the golfers but with a steamroller of a comeback Flimby’s Sal Cakmak, Michael Walker, Paul Vickers and Richard Kirkham came roaring back to record an excellent match win. Workington Golf Club and Flimby Social remain third and fourth respectively in division 1.
 
Workington’s United Club may have only drawn with Workington Conservative Club this week but given pedigree of the Cons side the United outfit ended the night the happier of the two teams. 
A 37 break by Richard McCarthy was enough for the first and this was quickly followed by a Julian Plaza win for a 2-0 Cons advantage. This didn't deter the United Club as Mark Suitor, Tony Hindmoor and Andrew Mitchelhill made it 3-2. The last proved to be close affair but with Mike Park delivering the goods 3-3 was the score. United Club and Cons are both second placed in their respective divisions 2 and 1.
 
Finally, Workington Legion increased their lead over division 2’s bottom placed Maryport Social B with a 4-2 home win. Ben Scott and Andrew Scott put Social in a fine position after the first two however this hope was short lived as Sandy Smith, Lewis Staughton, Mark Lavin and Chris Hunter came storming back for a fine Legion victory.
 

Round 7 - 5th December 2018

 

Station B Stretch Lead
 
Station Road B stretched their lead to three points at the top of the Window Outlet Cockermouth and District Snooker League division 1 this week with a 4-2 away win over their closest rivals, Workington Conservative Club.
 
A victory for Mike Park gave Cons an early lead but with wins from Tony Elliott, Mark Tunstall, Peter O’Hagan and Shaun Ayre (a victory which sees Shaun as the division 1 leading player) Station B were soon 4-1 up. The last proved to be a close affair and with Ryan Barker up to the challenge he reduced the deficit for a much needed point.
 
Division 2's Station Road A probably produced the team performance of the week as they thrashed division 1's Workington Veterans Club 5-1 in a home win that takes them to the top of the second tier table. Tom Thompson turned round what looked like a defeat in the first for 1-0 and as Mike Walker won the next Station A were 2-0 up. A Paul Mostyn victory made it 2-1 but with a superb display of long potting Station A's John Teasdale made it 3-1 with an excellent win over three time county champion, Kevin Basnett. Mark Robertson grafted to make 4-1 and as Geoff Smith took the last the comprehensive Station A victory pushed the Vets Club back down to the bottom of the division 1 table. 
 
Flimby Social carried their cup form through to this weeks league match as the division 1 side beat division 2’s United Club 4-2. A 1-0 lead for the Workington outfit, courtesy of victory by Tony Hindmoor, was soon a distant memory as Paul Vickers, Richard Kirkham and Kevin Kirkham made it 3-1 to Flimby. Andrew Mitchelhill did manage to drag the United Club back into the match in frame five however as Sal Cakmak won the last on the black a Social victory was ensured. Flimby sit fourth in division 1 and the United Club move down into third spot in division 2.
 
Maryport Social A started off their away match in brilliant style as they went 3-0 up, but in a game of two halves Workington Legion came storming back to record a very creditable 3-3 draw. Paul Alford, Ryan Ismay (division 2 leading player) and Craig Stuart did the damage for Maryport A with Chris Hunter, Shane Brewer and Mark Lavin fighting back for the Legion. Maryport Social and Workington Legion sit second and fourth respectively in division 2. 
 
Finally, division 1’s Workington Golf Club delivered a solid away display as they defeated Maryport Social B, 4-2. Bryan Walker and Mark Brasted were the first two of the golf club side to put points on the board but as Ben and Andrew Scott won the the next couple of frames the score was 2-2. This proved to be the high point of the fixture for the Social B side as with victories for Stephen Jackson and Ian Fulton in the last two the golf club ensured they maintained their division 1 third place. Maryport Social B remain bottom of division 2.
 
 
 
Round 6 - 21st November 2018
 
Cons Rocked by Bottom Side
 
Division 1 bottom side, Workington Veterans Club, produced their best performance of the season so far in the Window Outlet Cockermouth and District Snooker League with a 4-2 home win over last week's leaders Workington Conservative Club.
 
A victory for Cons Dave Holland got the division 1 top side off to a great start but with a tactical masterclass from Mike Dawson in frame two it was 1-1. A Richard McCarthy break of 31 was enough to take care of frame three, and a 2-1 Cons lead, however as the Vets Club upped their game victories for Mark Tatton, Steve Garroway and a win in the last moved the bottom placed side up into fourth.
 
Division 1's Station Road B were also in fine form this week as a 5-1 home win over Flimby Social took them to the top of table. A break of 49 by Flimby's Kevin Kirkham took care of the first but with Tony Elliott, Shaun Ayre, Peter O’Hagan, Stephen O'Hagan and Mark Tunstall reeling off the next five frames Station B put out a significant marker. 
 
Workington’s United Club made a big move in division 2 with a 6-0 home win over fellow second tier opponents, Maryport Social B. Willie Fearon, Andrew Mitchelhill, Clive Lister, Mark Suitor, Tony Hindmoor and Paul Johnston did the damage for the the United side to move them to the top of the division 2 table. 
 
Division 2’s Maryport Social A and division 1's Workington Golf Club thrashed out a 3-3 draw in a fascinating blow for blow fixture. A 43 break for Ryan Ismay made it 1-0 however a contribution of 34 by the golf clubs Mark Brasted soon made it 1-1. Phil Sorfleet made it 2-1 to the golfers but Paul Lister pulled it back to 2-2. A Stephen Jackson victory put the Golf Club ahead again at 3-2 however with a black ball win in the last Andrew Henderson ensured the match ended in a stalemate.
 
Finally, Station Road A pulled off a mini comeback against home side Workington Legion as from 3-1 down they managed a 3-3 draw in the battle of the division 2 sides. Chris Hunter took the first for the Legion but John Teasdale hit back for Station A to take the match to 1-1. Legion's Andrew McMullen and Ian Torley moved the score along to 3-1 but with Darren Lawson and Mark Robertson in fine form the Station A cueists ensured the comeback was complete.
 
All results, fixtures and KO comp draws can be found on the leagues website at www.workingtonsnooker.co.uk
 
Round 5 - 14th November 2018
 
Station B Dominate 
 
Division 1's Station Road B dominated in their Window Outlet Cockermouth and District Snooker League fixture this week with a 6-0 whitewash of division 2's Maryport Social B to close the gap on top side Workington Conservative Club.
 
Wins for Shaun Ayre and Tony Elliott stared the match off nicely for the Workington outfit and with Peter O’Hagan moving through the gears with breaks of 41 and 49 the match score was soon 3-0. Victories for Mark Tunstall and Simon Frazer, both the last couple of balls, added more pain and with Station B captain, Stephen O'Hagan, winning with ease in the last the whitewash was complete.
 
A 5-1 away victory over Station Road A for the Cons side may not have been enough to match their closest rivals but in an impressive display they still stand as the team to beat. A win for Tom Thompson looked promising for Station A however as Richard McCarthy, Julian Plaza, Alan Moore, Stuart Shepherd and Ryan Barker all won for the Cons maintained their position at the apex of division 1.
 
Home side Flimby Social and Workington’s Veterans Club shared the honours at 3-3 in the battle of the division 1 sides but in a game of two halves is was the Vets team who went home the happier. A victory for Paul Vickers followed by black ball wins for both Michael Walker and Richard Kirkham put Flimby 3-0 up. A frame winning break of 55 by Kevin Basnett started the comeback and as Mark Tatton and Steve Garroway both won on the final ball the match ended in an honourable draw. 
 
The United Club shocked in-form division 2 leaders Maryport Social A with a 4-2 home win. Victories in frames one and six for Craig Stuart and Ryan Ismay delivered a good start and ending for Social A but it was the United Club's middle order of Tony Hindmoor, Clive Lister, Mark Suitor and Andrew Mitchelhill that did the damage for a pleasing away team win. 
 
Finally, Workington Golf Club produced the best result they could as a 6-0 home victory over division 2’s Workington Legion moved them up one place into a division 1 third spot. Stephen Jackson, 
Mark Brasted, Bryan Walker, Mark Carruthers, Phil Sorfleet and Ian Fulton ensured maximum points for the Golf Club as the Legion side were powerless in an extremely confident display.
 
Eric McMullen Memorial Trophy Handicap TKO - 7th November 2018.
 
Flimby and Vets Strengthen KO Position
 
Flimby Social and Workington’s Veterans Club strengthened their positions significantly in the Eric McMullen Memorial Trophy Handicap KO cup competition as wins for both sides puts them as favourites to reach the semi-finals.
 
A break in Window Outlet Cockermouth and District Snooker League fixtures saw Flimby record a 4-3 home win against Maryport Social A and Vets also record a 4-3 home victory versus Workington Golf Club. 
 
Other games produced a Workington Conservative Club 5-2 defeat of Station Road A and a Maryport Social B 4-3 win over Workington's United Club in a clean sweep for the home sides in the two group five team format.
 
Flimby started their match with a black win for Michael Walker and with Richard Kirkham playing well enough to almost dismiss his 31 start against Ryan Ismay Flimby were 2-0 up. Paul Alford pulled one back for Maryport A with a victory over Flimby captain Geoff Banton but with Sal Cakmak in superb form he made it 3-1 to Flimby with a victory against Paul Lister. A clearance from 30 behind allowed Flimby's Paul Vickers to beat Andrew Henderson on the black for a match winning 4-1 score line, however with Maryport A taking the two doubles frames they claimed a crucial frame difference advantage in dragging the result back to 4-3. 
 
It was Workington Golf Club who started the better in their tie against the Vets as Phil Sorfleet and Mark Brasted made it 2-0. A solid victory for Craig Davies pulled it back to 2-1 nevertheless as Mark Cowen won easily the Golf Club were on the verge of victory at 3-1. At this point in the match the Vets upped their game. Kevin Basnett quickly made it 2-3 and with a lengthy doubles win for Mike Dawson and Mark Tatton the match moved into a decider. The Golf Club's Stephen Jackson (partnered with Mark Brasted) produced a 34 break in the final frame and with their 15 point start they stood nearly 50 points to the good. This however didn't faze Vets duo Kevin Basnett and Paul Mostyn and with some dogged play they snatched the match on the pink for a famous win. 
 
Workington Cons were at a distinct disadvantage in their tie against Station Road A, giving away start in all but the first two games, however in using their experience they delivered a convincing 5-2 victory over Station Road A. A Dave Holland win put Cons 1-0 up but as Mike Walker won the second the score was 1-1. Mike Park and Julian Plaza then applied the pressure in frames three and four for a Cons 3-1 lead but with John Teasdale winning the next Station A still had chance of a match victory. This soon evaporated nonetheless and with the tactical nous being applied to the max Cons pairings of Ryan Barker/Mike Park and Dave Holland/Julian Plaza finished off the match in style for an important Cons triumph.
 
In the rounds final tie away side The United Club led three time at 1-0, 2-1 and 3-2 but with tremendous fighting spirit it was Maryport Social B who came out victors in another 4-3 score line. Mark Suitor, Paul Johnston and Andrew Mitchelhill were the three United Club players who claimed the advantage in frames one, three and five with Ben and Andrew Scott pegging them back in frames two and four. Doubles always produces a different style of play and with duo's Ben Scott/Rhys Dean and Andrew Scott/Ben Irving embracing it the Maryport Social B side showed tremendous resilience in a crucial 4-3 victory.
 
Group A: Vets (P2, W2, F10), Station Road A (P2, W1, F6), W'ton Cons (P2, W1, F6), W'ton GC (P1, W0, F3) & W'ton Leg (P1, W0, F3). 
 
Group B: Flimby Social (P2, W2, F9), United Club (P2, W1, F7), Station Road B (P1, W1, F7), Maryport Social B (P2, W1, F6) & Maryport Social A (P1, W0, F3).
 
Round 4 (31st October 2018)
 
Social A Sparkle
 
Maryport Social A were in sparking form this week in the Window Outlet Cockermouth and District Snooker League as they defeated Station Road B 4-2. 
 
It was the division 2 sides' second win against division 1 opposition in as many weeks in what has been impressive start to the current campaign. 
 
Craig Stuart made it 1-0 and with a surprise win for Paul Alford over Peter O’Hagan, Social A were 2-0 up. A break of 32 by Station B's Tony Elliott looked to be enough to pull a frame back but as Ryan Ismay nicked it on the colours the score was 3-0. Mark Tunstall and Shaun Ayre dragged Station B back into the match for 3-2 however it was Maryport's Andrew Henderson who ensured the match victory with a solid performance in the last. 
 
Flimby Social travelled to Workington Conservative Club and in a game of two halves the all division 1 fixture ended in a 3-3 draw. The Cons Club looked like running away with the match at the half way stage as they led 3-0 with victories from Julian Plaza, Richard McCarthy and Stuart Shepherd. This nevertheless proved to be the high point of the match for the Cons outfit as Sal Cakmak started the comeback with a victory over two time county champion Alan Moore. A win Michael Walker made it 3-2 and as Kevin Kirkham produced a frame winning break of 46 in the last the Flimby comeback was complete. 
 
Current top tier champions, Workington Veterans Club, produced their first league win of the season with a 5-1 home victory against Maryport Social B. A lengthy encounter in the first saw Vets Craig Davies make it 1-0 but with Ben Scott grinding it out in the second the score was 1-1. A victory for Vets' Mike Dawson made it 2-1 and with team mate Mark Tatton delivering a break of 34 in the next the score moved to 3-1. Frame five saw Vets captain Kevin Basnett make breaks of 40 and 36 for 5-1 and with Steve Garroway claiming the last a convincing match victory was recorded. 
 
Division 2's Station Road A also maintained their fine start to the season with another win as they defeated division 1 side, Workington Golf Club, 4-2. A 2-0 lead for the golf club with wins for Brian Walker and Mark Brasted looked promising for the fixture favourites but as John Teasdale, Mike Walker, Darren Lawson and Keith Telford hit back for the Station B side the golfers were left shell-shocked. 
 
Finally, Workington Legion and the United Club battled it out in the all division 2 fixture with both teams unable to be separated at 3-3. Willie Fearon and Mark Suitor made it 2-0 to the United Club however with Mark Ritson, Andrew McMullen and Chris Hunter winning the next three the Legion were on the verge of a win. The final frame of the match inevitably produced a tactical affair and with a win on the black it was United Club captain, Andrew Mitchelhill, who saved his team's blushes to deliver the draw. 
 
Round 3 (24th Oct 2018)
 
Cons Maintain Unbeaten League Start 
 
Workington Conservative Club maintained their unbeaten start to the Window Outlet Cockermouth and District Snooker League this week with a 5-1 home victory against division 2’s Maryport Social B.
 
The Cons Club's third league victory in a row begun with a frame winning break of 36 by Mike Park quickly followed by a triumph from Richard McCarthy to make it 2-0. Another break of 36, this time from Julian Plaza, followed by a win from Dave Holland took the Cons to 4-0. Social B's Ben Irving stopped the rot with a close victory in the fifth but as Ryan Barker claimed the last the match win was rounded off nicely.
 
Division 2's Maryport Social A made it three league defeats in a row for the division 1 champions, Workington Veterans Club, with a 4-2 home win. Craig Stuart took a close first frame and as team mates Ryan Ismay and John Fleming both won on the black the score was 3-0 to Maryport. An easy win for Mark Tatton pulled one back for the Vets and even though Kevin Basnett produced a break of 30 he could not stop Social A's Paul Lister from making a superb comeback to snatch the frame on the pink. In the point a frame format every game counts and with determination to make the score as painless as possible Steve Garroway took the last to pull one back for the Vets side.
 
Workington’s Station Road B delivered a devastating performance as they defeated Workington Legion 6-0. The division 1 versus division 2 match was made all the tougher for the Legion outfit with Station B taking full advantage of their home fixture. Wins for Shaun Ayre, Alan McLeod, Peter O’Hagan, Mark Tunstall, Simon Frazer and Stephen O'Hagan completed the whitewash to keep the pressure on division 1 top team, Workington Cons.
 
Division 2’s Station Road A suffered their first defeat of the season as they went down 4-2 away to division 1's Flimby Social. A 4-0 lead for Flimby with victories from Michael Walker, Kevin Kirkham, Sal Cakmak and Richard Kirkham ensured the match win but with true fighting spirit Station B reduced the deficit as Darren Lawson and Tom Thompson took the last two.
 
Finally, division 2's United Club and division 1’s Workington Golf Club battled it out as the match ended in a 3-3 draw. The golfers started well as the away team took a 2-0 advantage with wins from Bryan Walker and Mark Brasted. This was reduced to 2-1 with a victory from United's Clive Lister but a win by Mark Cowen soon made it 3-1 to the top tier side. Dave Chapman nicked the fifth frame to pull one back and with Willie Fearon taking the last the United Club comeback was complete.
 
Can all teams please ensure KO competition entries are in before the next meeting on Tue 6th November (Workington Legion, 8pm).
 
17th October 2018 - The Eric McMullen Memorial Trophy (7’s Handicap TKO) 
 
Cup KO Sees New Format
 
A break in the Window Outlet Cockermouth and District Snooker League fixtures this week made way for the team knock-out competition, The Eric McMullen Memorial Trophy.
 
The handicap tournament sees a different format this year with matches being made up of five singles and two doubles frames. The early stage also changes this term as the ten teams split into two qualifying groups, top two in each group making the semis and places three and four going on to the plate.
 
In the first of the games division 1 champions, Workington Veterans Club, put their miserable league form to one side as they defeated Workington Conservative Club 6-1. A small handicap advantage for Vets side was maximised as Craig Davies, Mike Dawson, Mark Tatton, Paul Mostyn, Steve Garroway and double pairing of Kevin Basnett and Steve Garroway all won. Only Cons duo Ryan Barker and Dave Holland could offer anything for the Workington side as they won frame six in what will be the first of their four qualifying matches.
 
Giving away start in nearly every frame home side Flimby Social produced a confident performance as they turned over Maryport Social B 5-2. A couple of black ball wins for Flimby helped immensely but with Kevin Kirkham winning them both, in his single against Ben Scott and his double frame while partnering Sal Cakmak, the Social outfit were always looking good for the win. Other Flimby victories came from Sal Cakmak and Michael Walker in the singles and Richard Kirkham with partner Michael Walker in the doubles. Andrew Scott and Ben Irving were Maryport's only victors in a tough game for the ex-Aspatria side.
 
Managing their handicap advantage well the United Club shocked a strong Station Road B side as they produced a 4-3 home victory. Taking a 4-1 lead with singles victories from Andrew Mitchelhill (31 break), Willie Fearon, Dave Chapman and Tony Hindmoor  the United Club moved into an unassailable position. Shaun Ayre was Station B's only singles winner which he delivered in the first frame of the match. The doubles frames ended up being a very different story as Peter O’Hagan (47 break) /Mark Tunstall and Stephen O'Hagan/Shaun Ayre won for Station B for what could be two crucial points when the qualifying league position are decided.
 
Finally, Station Road A defeated fellow division 2 side Workington Legion with a 4-3 home win. Station A dominated the early part of the match with wins from Tom Thompson, John Teasdale and Mike Walker to go 3-0 up. Nevertheless, victories for Andrew McMullen and Mark Lavin gave the Legion a chance with just the doubles to go. This opportunity however quickly evaporated as Tom Thompson and Darren Lawson won to make it 4-2. The Legion side determined to come out of the match in the best position they could dug in as Chris Hunter and Shane Brewer took the last to offer some consolidation. 
 
Round 2 (October 10th 2018)
 
Cons In Fine Form
 
Workington Conservative Club added to last week's superb 6-0 win in the Window Outlet Cockermouth and District Snooker League this week with 4-2 home victory against division 2’s Maryport Social A.
 
It may be only week two but the Cons Club are already looking in good touch and as Richard McCarthy opened the match with a frame winning break of 34 he proved just that. Ryan Ismay won the second frame in convincing fashion to level the match but with victories for Alan Moore and Julian Plaza Cons moved 3-1 ahead. A win for Paul Lister gave Social A a chance of a draw but with Mike Park in fine form he delivered the match win for the Cons with a victory in the last.
 
Workington Golf Club and Station Road B went toe to toe in the all division 1 fixture and with nothing to separate the two teams the match ended in a 3-3 draw. A 39 break from Station B's Simon Frazer was enough to take care of the first and with the next two being shared Station B stood 2-1 to the good. Mark Cowen soon pulled it back to 2-2 with a frame winning contribution of 30 in frame four but it was the Golf Club's Stephen Jackson who produced the performance of the night in the next as he beat the top division's multiple leading player winner, Peter O’Hagan to make it 3-2. As the Golfers looked like closing in on a win it was Station B's gritty captain, Stephen O'Hagan, who put a stop to the celebrations with an excellent display in frame six for a very competitive match draw.
 
Flimby Social put last week's defeat behind them with a 4-2 away win against fellow division 2 side, Maryport Social B. Paul Vickers and Richard Kirkham put Flimby two up but it was Andrew Scott and Stephen Armstrong who pulled it back to 2-2 for Maryport B with wins in frames three and four. A confident victory from Michael Walker put Flimby 3-2 in front and with a break of 36 in the last team mate Kevin Kirkham topped the match win off nicely for the travelling Flimby side.
 
Station Road A staked an early claim for the division 2 title by adding to last week's 4-2 win with another, this time against fellow townies the United Club. Station A’s Tom Thompson, Geoff Smith, Mark Robertson and Mike Walker did the damage in convincing fashion as the United Club could only look on. The second tier sides looked close on paper however if it wasn't for two close frame wins for United's Clive Lister and Tony Hindmoor the match could have ended up being a landslide in the Station A direction.
 
Finally, current division 1 champions, Workington's Veterans Club, crashed to their second defeat in as many weeks as division 2's Workington Legion claimed a 4-2 home win. It was Chris Hunter, Andrew McMullen, Shane Brewer and Mark Lavin took the points for the Legion outfit even though the Vets had led 2-0 with victories from Craig Davies and Paul Smith.
 
Round 1 (October 3rd 2018)
 
Champions are defeated in the first week
 
The Window Outlet Cockermouth and District Snooker League 2018/19 season kicked off this week with top tier champions, Workington Veterans Club, crashing to a 4-2 defeat at the hands of fellow division 1 side, Workington Golf Club.
 
The Golf Club side made the perfect start to the new campaign with victories from Bryan Walker, Phil Sorfleet, Mark Cowen and Ian Fulton to wound the home side. Vets captain Kevin Basnett and Steve Garroway did offer some consolation but it was the golfers who produced the better snooker on the night to keep the champions at bay.
 
United Club captain, Andrew Mitchelhill made a frame winning contribution of 31 in the first frame of his sides' away fixture against division 1's Station Road B. However, even though Clive Lister put the United Club 2-0 up the Workington team could not capitalise on this going down 4-2 to the fellow townies with wins from Peter O’Hagan, Mark Tunstall, Shaun Ayre and Stephen O'Hagan. 
 
Flimby Social swapped places with Maryport Social last season with the former being promoted to division 1 and the latter relegated, nevertheless this proved to be the perfect motivation for the Maryport side as they defeated home team Flimby, 4-2. Victories for Ryan Ismay, John Fleming, Paul Lister and Andrew Henderson got the Maryport outfit off to a great 2018/19 season start with Flimby father and son duo, Richard and Kevin Kirkham offering the only resistance. 
 
Division 1's Workington Conservative Club produced the weeks most comprehensive win as they trounced division 2's Workington Legion, 6-0. The home side produced a couple of good performances but it was no match for the power of the Cons outfit as Richard McCarthy, Stuart Shepherd, Julian Plaza, Dave Holland, Ryan Barker and Mike Park delivered the whitewash. 
 
Finally, division 2's Station Road A made the journey from Workington to face fellow second tier side Maryport Social B and with a 4-2 away win they definitely went home with confidence. A frame winning break of 32 from Station A's John Teasdale was without doubt the highlight of the match as team mates Tom Thompson, Darren Lawson and Mike Walker also contributing towards the victorious start. The two Ben's, Scott and Irving, managed to keep the score respectable for Maryport Social B with victories in frames four and six.
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