Snooker: Cons rack up a slam
DESPITE the cold weather, the top teams are in hot form in the Grimsby Snooker Singles League Premier Section.
Clee Cons A soared to an emphatic 8-0 hammering against Clee Bowls X, chalking up the week's three highest breaks in the process.
With leaders Webbonet out of action, second-placed Cons racked up a maximum and reduced the gap to 11 points.
Barrett won the opening frame at Elm Road on the black against Kev Ratcliffe. But he bagged the second in style, with a wonderful break of 88.
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Karl Krajnyak then cued a great 71 break before Gary Skipworth potted knocks of 56 and 50 to secure a victory that was sealed by Jon Steel.
Ray Edmonds A, third in the standings, were in great form too. But they had to settle for seven at Don Noble Bookmakers. Keith Southwell saved the slam for the home team, with a single against Lee Plant. That frame apart, Alan Edmonds, Chris Sutton and John Ashford-Smith who were too strong for the Bookies.
TR Carpets took the heat out of Inspirations-Fireplaces when Ashley Wright, Ian Crosby and Chris Madsen all won 2-0, and Mark Graves shared with Lee Blanchard in a 7-1 stuffing.
West End C hit Metshine Westlands for six as Daz Stansfield and Martyn Shaw both won 2-0 and Andrew Warner and Dave Powell shared with Pete Smith and Tony Aisthorpe.
West End's A team also won at Cue World. Steve Green won 2-0, before John Parrott, Alan Phillips and Craig Rowbotham all won singles in a 5-3 victory.
Willows Sea Foods led 3-1 at Ray Edmonds Enigmas, but Alan Brown and Shaun Wilkin won the last four frames to earn them a 5-3 win.
John Lough and Tim Seddon bagged doubles as Blossom Way B and MJ Decorators drew 4-4.
JOE Goodfellow struck a late double as Carr Lane D hit back to restrict Section A leaders Steve Austwick Garden Services to a share of the spoils.
Pete Mitchell won the first two frames for the table-toppers but, after visitors Derek Crosby and Arthur Young shared the next four frames with Lee Staveley and Steve Austwick, Goodfellow struck to earn Carr Lane a 4-4 draw.
Nats Reserves got back to winning ways with a 6-2 against Standard A. Dave Burton and Mark Ilbrey, with 2-0s, and Dave Roe and John Ilbrey, with singles, did the trick. Picking up the frames for Standard were Phil Scanlon and Darren Hare.
Cromwell A lost 5-3 for the second week running when 2-0s from Dave Page and Chris Taylor, who made a break of 50, and a single from George Bartlett gave Hainton A the verdict. Terry Burns won both his frames for Crommy. Jason Lawton won the single.
Clee Bowls A lost some ground on the leaders when they went down 6-2 at TR Carpets A. Kev North and Rick Gilliatt, pictured, both won two for the hosts, and Dave Morley and Ben Searby shared with Mick Chew and Roy Ling.
Healing Mens thrashed bottom team 1 None Golfer 7-1. Bill Altoft, Terry Lloyd and Drew Winship were their 2-0 winners, with Garry Wright scoring the single against slam-saver Matty Clayton.
Another 7-1 score saw Clee Bowls Police gain revenge against Ray Edmonds J. Shaun Cook, John-Paul Teanby and Dick Cook all won 2-0, and Mark Stainton won a single against Andy Smith.
Hainton A triumphed 6-2 against Grimsby Police.
An opening four-frame salvo from Butch Reynolds and Paul Codd, and singles from Ray Hammond and Tony Storr against Dennis and Gaz Dannatt, earned Hainton the victory.
It's as you were at the top of Section B as the leading two teams both won 6-2.
Cromwell Rat Pack got off to a slow start at Clee Bowls C when Ken Payne and Harry Putland both won a frame each for the home team against Ryan Johnstone and Dave Bass. The pace soon picked up, however, as Mick Greenhalgh and Sean Carlisle won the last four frames for the leaders.
GSN Westlands shot into a 6-0 lead at home against Jammie Dodgers when Ted Foster and Dan and John Morton all won 2-0. They had to settle for tha,t though, as Craig Hatfield won the last two frames for the Dodgers.
Two-nil wins from Keith Board and Wayne Webber, and a single from Nick Woods against Phil Godden, gave Nats B a 5-3 at South Bank Imo's. Mick Reed won both his frames for the Bankers.
Rapid Frames smashed six past Westlands Juniors when Tim Cattell and Bill Andrews both won 2-0, and Rick Walden and Len Rodgers hit singles against Steve Neul and Tony Eglin.
Immingham saw Blossom Way A drew four-apiece with Clee Bowls D. All the players won and lost a frame.
An opening four-frame burst from Steve Johnson and Roy Southwell, and singles from Jason Reynolds and Jimmy Yates against Garry Avison and Tony Pearce, gave Linden Homes Snipers a 6-2 against Grey N Balding.
Clark Self Drive beat three-man Westlands A 5-3 when Mark Rimmer won both his frames and Mike Clark shared with Byron Hatfield. George Clark won both his frames for the Wessies.
Ray Edmonds S felt the might of club-mates Re-Generation K in Section C when they lost all the frames in a one-sided game.
They had no answer to Dan Webster, Marc Phillips, Carl Salah and Andy Fletcher – who all won convincingly.
Grimsby Police A struggled to a 5-3 home win against Birds Eye B when Simon and Wayne Douglas, and Paul Grayson all won a frame for the Eye. In the end, it was a 2-0 from Mark Tarttelin that gave the Coppers their victory.
Laceby Legion B have joined the promotion race after they trounced Healing Legion A 8-0. John Hindley, Jay Cowan, Glen Glover and Lee Doughty were just too strong on the night for the opposition.
There was no separating Carr Lane E and Ray Edmonds N when all eight players won and lost a frame in a very hard fought four-all draw.
Two-nil wins from Craig Kuzumczak and Jamal Uddin, and a single from Martin Dowling against Dave Hallberg, gave Cambridge D a 5-3 at Birds Eye A. Roger Smith won both his frames for the Eye.
TR Carpets B took Cabbies for a ride when Scott Jackson, Jamie Smith and Rick Mazingham all won 2-0 and Mark George won a single in a 7-1 victory. Geoff Downing saved the whitewash for the Cabbies.
An early 2-0 from Matt Paterson was cancelled out by a last-board 2-0 from Garry White as Cambridge C came back to draw 4-4 at South Bank B.
Ray Edmonds Z got away to a great start in their Section D match against Power Rangers when Paul Brett Jnr and Craig Smith won the first four frames. After that it became hard work, though, as a 2-0 from Andy Aisthorpe and a single from Kyle Jennings against Shane Newbold restricted the top team to five.
Blossom Way All Stars closed the gap at the top to ten points with a 7-1 home win against Cue World N. Steve Walker, Daz Edwards and Brad Mowforth were their 2-0 winners with Dave Erdmann sharing against Terry Littlefair.
Ray Edmonds Jubilee went down 5-3 at Standard B when Adam Boyington and Pete Gibson both won two for the home team and John Brocklesby shared with Terry Kerley. Jim Drury won 2-0 for the visitors.
Cue World Boys took the shine from Cromwell Car Care when Louis Kirk and Lewis Sewell won two-apiece and Mathew Lawton and Bradley Burrell shared with Gaz Ellis and Aaron McHugh in a 6-2 victory.
Another 6-2 result saw Simon Timpson and Paul Salisbury both win two, and Keith Fountain and Shane Couldstone share with Mark Furneux and Dave Evans as Road Runners beat Laceby Legion A.
A 2-0 from Adam Board was cancelled out by a similar effort from Jim Bird as Not Bottom drew 4-4 with Cromwell B.
Premier Section: Clee Bowls X 0 Clee Cons A 8; Cue World 3 West End A 5; Don Noble Bookmakers 1 Ray Edmonds A 7; TR Carpets 7 Inspiration-Fireplaces 1; MJ Decorators 4 Blossom Way B 4; West End C 6 Metshine Westlands 2; Ray Edmonds Enigmas 5 Willows Sea Foods 3.
Section A: Nats A 6 Standard A 2; S Austwick Garden Services 4 Carr Lane D 4; Cromwell A 3 Hainton B 5; TR Carpets A 6 Clee Bowls A 2; Clee Bowls Police 7 Ray Edmonds J 1; Hainton A 6 Grimsby Police 2; 1 None Golfer 1 Healing Mens 7; bye – Clee Cons B.
Section B: GSN Westlands 6 Jammie Dodgers 2; Linden Snipers 6 Grey N Balding 2; Blossom Way A 4 Clee Bowls D 4; Clark Self Drive 5 Westlands A 3; Westlands Juniors 2 Rapid Frames 6; Clee Bowls C 2 Cromwell Rat Pack 6; South Bank Imo's 3 Nats B 5.
Section C: Laceby Legion B 8 Healing Legion A 0; Ray Edmonds S 0 Re-Generation K 8; Grimsby Police A 5 Birds Eye B 3; TR Carpets B 7 Cabbies 1; South Bank B 4 Cambridge C 4; Birds Eye A 3 Cambridge D 5; Carr Lane E 4 Ray Edmonds N 4; bye – Ray's Rockers.
Section D: Not Bottom 4 Cromwell B 4; Blossom Way All Stars 7 Cue World N 1; Ray Edmonds Z 5 Power Rangers 3; Standard B 5 Ray Edmonds Jubilee 3; Cue World Boys 6 Cromwell Car Care 2; Road Runners 6 Laceby Legion A 2; byes –Allotment Diggers and Hasbeens.
Jamie Barrett 88; Karl Krajnyak 71; Gary Skipworth 56, 50; Ashley Wright 51, 49; Chris Taylor 50; Daz Stansfield 44, 42; Mark Graves 43; Martyn Shaw 42; Stu Swinburn 39; Tim Seddon 39; Lee Blanchard 37; Shaun Wilkin 36; Tim Cattell 36; John Ashford-Smith 35; Glen Glover 34; Paul Grayson 34; Paul Simpson 34; Terry Burns 33; Keith Board 31; Rick Gilliatt 31.