Maiden victory takes Clee Bowls X off foot of table
CLEE Bowls X won their first game of the season in the Premier Section of the Roy Ling Mutual Grimsby Snooker Singles League to move from the foot of the table.
Entertaining West End A, they got off to a great start when Kev Ratcliffe and Nige Cordy put them 4-0 up before Craig Rowbotham pulled two back for the visitors.
John Parrott grabbed another for the WestEnders, but Mike Emerson won the last frame of the night to give the X men a 5-3 result.
Champions Webbonet took TR Carpets to the cleaners when Jamie Green, Gary Challis, Paul Clark and Nige Emmerson all won 2-0 in an 8-0 slam.
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Last season's runners-up, Clee Cons A, won by the same score at Don Noble Bookmakers when Jon Steel, Jamie Barrett, Karl Krajnyak and Gary Skipworth all won 2-0.
Ray Edmonds A struggled a little at Cambridge H after Mark Wilkinson, Andy Hill and Jody Leverton all won a frame for the home team.
In the end, it was Alan Edmonds who held his team together when winning the only 2-0 of the night in a 5-3 victory.
Inspirations Fireplaces were just too hot for MJ Decorators as Lee Blanchard and Daz Evans both won 2-0 for them.
And Paul Smith and Paul Jackson scored singles against Dean Richardson and Andy Forward in a 6-2 win.
Ray Edmonds Enigmas made it three wins in a row when Daz Potter and Alan Brown both won 2-0, and Liam Oswin shared with Cue World's Ivan Harvey in a 5-3 victory. Earlier, Kev Ashby put the Cue World lads 2-0 up.
West End C shared the spoils with Blossom Way B in a very friendly game which saw all the players win and lose a frame.
Fine 2-0 wins from Tony Aisthorpe and Pete Smith – and a single from Dan Mumby against Daz Barraclough – gave Metshine Westlands a 5-3 at Willows Sea Foods. Mike Rouse won the two for Willows.
Nats A and Ray Edmonds J find themselves in first and second place in Section A after both had highly impressive 8-0 slams this week.
Dave Burton, Mark Ilbrey, Matty Tomlinson and John Ilbrey were the 2-0 winners for Nats against Carr Lane D, while Nige Otter, Andy Smith, Steve Ellis and Daz Kaveney did the business for the Edmonds team at Hainton A.
Clee Bowls A were one off a slam in their 'away game' against Clee Bowls Police.
Roger Lockwood was the saviour for the Police with a single against Roy Ling.
But it was Dave Ashmore, Gordon Dawson and Mick Chew who won the rest of the frames for the visitors.
Excellent 2-0 wins from Euan Hunter and Jim Wood, and a single from Ian Dannatt against Phil Watts, gave Grimsby Police a 5-3 at 1 None Golfer. Matty Clayton won both his frames for the Golfers.
An opening 2-0 from Chris Taylor and singles from Neil Russell, Dan Frosdick and George Bartlett gave Hainton B a 5-3 victory at TR Carpets A.
Alan Burns, Jim Glistrupp and Rick Gilliatt won the frames for the Carpets.
Healing Legion B made it four wins out of four in Section B with an 8-0 drubbing of Linden Homes Snipers.
Mike Gibney, Ryan Milson, Alex Burnett and Paul Searle were just too strong for the Snipers.
Cromwell Rat Pack had to settle for a 4-4 draw at South Bank Imo's after Phil Godden and Al Wortley both won a frame for the home team against Rick Bass and Mick Greenhalgh and Mike Reed won two.
Sean Carlisle was on the mark for the Rats.
GSN Westlands hit Grey N Balding for six when Ash Pexman and John Morton both won 2-0 and Dan Morton and Ted Foster shared with Garry Avison and Tony Pearce.
Another friendly game saw Nats B draw 4-4 at Linden Homes B when all the players involved won and lost a frame.
Mick Laverick and Harry Crampin both won two and Harry Putland and Ken Payne shared with Tim Cattell and Bill Andrews as Clee Bowls C beat Rapid Frames 6-2.
A single from Kev Gowing against Mathew McRae and a 2-0 from Andy Johnson put Blossom Way A 3-1 up at home against Jammie Dodgers.
They couldn't hold on however, as Craig Hatfield and John Anderson won the last four frames for the visitors to give them a 5-3 victory.
An opening 2-0 from Steve Neul was cancelled out by a 2-0 from Byron Hatfield as the derby game at Westlands ended all square.
The top two teams in Section C came face to face when Laceby Legion B entertained Re-Generation K in the village.
Carl Salah put the visitors 2-0 up but Glen Glover levelled for the home team before Dan Webster restored Re-Gens advantage.
Lee Dougherty then won the last two frames for the Legion to earn them a 4-4 draw.
TR Carpets B joined the aforementioned teams on 19 points when Mark George, Jamie Smith and Scott Jackson all won 2-0 in a 6-2 victory against Birds Eye B. Steve Betts won the two for the Eye.
After a series of black and pink ball misses and in-offs, Carr Lane E eventually beat Cambridge D 6-2 when Stu Sadler, Lee Waterman and Terry Bird all won two for the CarrLaners in reply to two from Cambridge's Craig Kuzumczak.
A 2-0 from Richard Thornton was cancelled out by a similar effort from Mark Tarttelin as Grimsby Police A came back to draw 4-4 with Healing Legion A.
Fine 2-0 wins from Steve and Ian Singleton, plus a frame from Trev Thompson against Peter Chisnall, gave Cabbies a 5-3 at South Bank B. Terry Ironmonger was the 2-0 winner for the Bankers.
A last board 2-0 from Steve Burnett was just enough to give Birds Eye A a 5-3 home win against Cambridge C.
Earlier, Brian West, Dave Hallberg and Gerry Howes had shared with visitors Andy Widgery, Garry White and Dave Newham.
It was party time for Ray Edmonds Jubilee in Section D as they beat Laceby Legion A 7-1.
Jim Drury, Dave Hobbins and Terry Kerley were their 2-0 winners with Dave Evans saving the slam for the Legion with a single against Jam McKeon.
Terry Littlefair won the first two frames for Cue World N at Ray Edmonds Z, but that was their lot as Shane Newbold, Paul Brett Jnr and Craig Smith won the rest of the frames for the home team in a 6-2 victory.
Not Bottom won 5-3 at Standard B when John Cook and Phil Madin both won 2-0 and Ben Edwards shared with Ken Crofts. Mick Harrison won the two for Standard.
Gaz Ellis won a frame for Cromwell Car Care at Road Runners but that was all they could muster as Paul Salisbury, Keith Fountain, Shane Couldstone and Andy Kenningale won all the rest for the Runners in a 7-1 victory.
Impressive 2-0 wins from Andrew Aisthorpe and Tom Langford and a single from Liam Cribb against Lee Craven gave Power Rangers a 5-3 at Allotment Diggers. Peter Robinson won the other two frames for the Diggers.