Welfare On The Brink Of Title
Worksop Miners Welfare are potentially just one win away from clinching the Division One title after their latest win against Clowne ‘B’ and if the Welfare side win next week and other results go their way then their lead will be too big and they will not be able to be caught. Their win over Clowne ‘B’ was made that bit easier as Clowne ‘B’ couldn’t field a full side and only turned up with two players which put Welfare 3-0 ahead without a ball being struck. The result was put beyond doubt after wins for Richard Element over Kartik Lakhani, Chris Cattell over Simon Chatterton and Element again, this time over Lakhani. Clowne ‘B’ did have some success as Chatterton beat Mick Bell and then teamed up with Lakhani to take the doubles before Lakhani then also beat Bell to drag the score back to 6-3 and add some…full report »
Element Takes A Hat-Trick Of Titles
Richard Element has once again won the final open the Open Singles, a competition that he last won in the 2016/17 and the 2014/15 seasons. At the first of the league's Championship Finals Nights held at Stanley Street Club, Element was up against Ernest Mpundu who has also won the event on two previous occassions and has now featured in the last five finals. Element comfortably took the first game 11-5 but did't have it all his own way in the second as Mpundu started to find his form and ran Element close before eventually losing it 11-9. Element showed his class once again as completed the win by winning the third game 11-1 to be once again be crowned Open Singles champion.
Element also featured in the final of the Open Doubes with his partner Andy Lee but if his victory in the Open Singles was a comfortable one,…full report »
Falcons In Pole Position To Take Title
Sparken Hill Falcons took a massive stride towards the Division Three title this week after thumping their closest rivals Sparken Hill Hawks. The Hawks who desperately needed a win to go level on points with the Falcons found themselves on the wrong end of a 10-0 thumping that now puts clear daylight between the two teams with the Falcons now 6 points clear at the top with just 6 games to go. The Falcons trio of Connor Bettley, Luke Barraclough and Neil Penny all hit top form and all beat the Hawks players of Lewis Linacre, Paul Wendon and Adam Pinches to take all 9 singles games before Bettley and Barraclough teamed up in the doubles to beat Wendon and Pinches to put the icing on the cake of a terrific all round team performance. The result leaves the Falcons just one win away from clinching promotion.
Third placed…full report »
Harriers Reach Divisional Trophy Final
Worksop Welfare Harriers ‘A’ this week made it through to the Final of the Reg Wilcox Handicap Trophy for Division Two sides. Reaching the final has been no mean feat when you consider that the two other teams in Group A currently sit first and second in the Division Two table and that the Harriers side have beaten both teams without having to rely on the advantage of their handicap points.
The victory that saw them qualify for the final came against a Sparken Hill Eagles side chasing promotion to Division One but on the night they were no match for the Harriers side who have adapted well to this format of cup competition. The Harriers team of Dilip Malkan, Paul Linfield and Dean Marsh scored 348 points on the table whilst the Eagles could only muster up 307 and when both teams handicap points were added it gave…full report »
Chasing Pack Close Gap On Leaders
The sides in second and third places in Division One took advantage of the league leaders having a blank week this week by closing the gap between themselves and the runaway leaders.
Sparken Hill Woodpeckers who are in second place closed the gap to just 6 points with a comfortable 9-1 win over bottom side Worksop Welfare Snipers. Bothe Steve Fox and Orestas Riauba won all their 3 singles games over Russ Webster, Ben Swain and Erlands Skels with Mitchell Radford adding 2 wins of his own, losing out to Skels. Fox and Riauba completed the scoring when they teamed up in the doubles to defeat Webster and Skels in straight sets.
Despite another Terry Emmerson hat trick for Stanley Street, third placed Clowne ‘A’ also closed the gap on the leaders with a hard earned 6-4 win over the Street side. Although Clowne’s John Davies and Roy…full report »