Notts Open Premier Pool League WEEK 3 Premier One. Masters avenge Cup Final Defeat, Rileys 'A' stay top and Riley’s One cut down the Oak. WITH his unborn twins watching from the Patrck Swayze Stand, John Lees couldn't handle the clowntrousered Bilko's circus potting power in the opener. The swarthy (read scruffy) ex captain Neil Gray put Rileys new signing Mick Egan to the sword Ege went in off the black actually to level and then partered Daz Petch to victory against Thorpe and Riley's International CEO Kurdish Bradley. By the time Daz Swineflu was feasting on the pork sausages Spot On Tuck had squandered the 21 lead. Despite long legged distractions in the 9ball room, Swineflu lost to Farmer Leeds but levelled the scores at 33 in the pairs with with expectant father & partner Lees that doesn't quite sound right does it? Benefiting from a Gaz Sherwood error. Sherwood made amends with a half decent clearance against Spot On’s Captain Paul Iremonger to ease Riley’s in front. Riley's never looked back as Lee Mason, Malc Marriott, Crazy Mayes and Pete sponsored by Sanatagen – ‘Old’gate took out the visitors tail end, almost without reply. Paul Iremonger and Trev six jobs Anderson beat Malc Marriott and Lee Mason in the final pairs. Spot On must be wishing the format was 12 pairs as their overriding statistic on the night was: Pairs won 3 lost 0, Singles won 1 lost 8! Elsewhere in the blossom soaked streets of Nottingham well the next table actually Rileys One cruised to an easy 111 win over Royal Jokers. Even a rare Jerry 'The Snake' Brown away appearance couldn't stop the league champions closing the game out and almost before supper was served. The light at the end of the tunnel was Gary Dales black in off the lampshade against Dean 'Lee Howitt's brother' Howitt. Prior to this frame Deano was overheard at the bar on his mobile "Well babes I'm playing for a good team now I have no say in when or if I play… I'll be home soon, love you!" That was nice. Al Gregory said: "Pilsbury dough man, Gaz Dale secured a win with a perfectly executed total snookered black at 90mph against the unfortunate Dean Howitzer. The gulf in class showed tonight as the much travelled Goose Fair/Beechdale cuestars showed their qualities with perfect finishing following some good play from the Royal Oak. Where is Rocket Ron when you need him? No excuses from the Watnall boys." In the Basford local Derby, Masters took sweet revenge for their cup final defeat against Harry Hill's Park Tavern A. England Youth captain Ashley Radford 8balled Andy Hind to take the points. New signing and Riley's One defector Wayne Parsonage at this rate in 3 seasons Harry will have nicked a whole team lost to Paul McNichol and Ryan Hewitt beat John Harvey after which there would of course have been the usual pathetic excuses…hairy table, gusts of wind blah blah. In the clash of the bald pates, ExEngland star Neil Jones overcame the much travelled Mansfield baby maker and crossdresser Andy FowkesBingham. Masters stay 2nd behind Riley's 'A' whilst Tavern 'A' are already playing catch up without a win in 2. Ashley Radford said: "Feel it was our nite, had the run which i think Jarvey will agree with after Ryan's quality black !"
Premier Two Sherwood In Top Spot, Sun Valley Draw Again & Beacon off the Mark Things are really hotting up in Premier Two with only 2 points between the top 6. Carlton Catholic Club – now called Top Spot, lost 93 to in form Sherwood SC. There were consolation wins from N. Sharp, M. Winfield and G Binch. Wayne Scarborough beat veteran cueist Keith Hodgkinson to guarantee a point for the visitors. R Slater and A French took the points in the final pairs contest of the evening. There was mass celebrations on Mansfield Rd as police had to redirect traffic past the 9man Conga as Sherwood stay top with 3 straight wins.
Elsewhere Beacon won at Sun Valley Ladies 93 and Lady Bay crashed to a 3rd straight defeat at the hands of Rileys B. Orlando Anderson and Mick Fell gave Rileys B a 20 lead but Lady Bay immediately pulled the back next 2 legs through R Hawkins and Ian Newton in the pairs and Michelle Newton beat County youth team star Dan Binks. The match yoyoed to 3 all but Riley’s took the next 6 legs with Chris Winson beating R Hawkins to bag the points. Danny Gadd and S Bates took the final 2 legs to put Rileys in 2nd spot after Sun Valley could only manage another draw at Park Tavern Langham – despite signing nearly half of last summer’s Riley’s A cup winning side. Report – Garry Sherwood