Winter League Cup Round up - 05/11/2019
Week six of the Kirkham & District Winter Pool League saw the top three teams in the Premier Division play some excellent pool which shone through in their results. League Leaders Lea Club A remain at the forefront after demolishing their opponents Lea Club B in a 6-1 hammering, whilst the Coach and Horses held on to second spot after clobbering their challengers from Lytham Ex-Servicemen 6-1. The B team boys from Kirkham Cricket Club were almost pitch perfect this week after blasting their rivals Boot & Shoe B 6-1 in a fantastic away performance. After ploughing through the first couple of frames to take the lead, Plough A remain in the latter part of the table after scarcely losing to Derby Inskip B in a very close 4-3 scrimmage. Stable Bar A put on a fine performance against Kirkham Conservative Club A snaffling victory 5-2 to record their second win of the campaign, which sees them make their way to the middle of the table. Despite being a player short this week Lane Ends still pulled off a 4-3 win against Royal Oak A in another marginal bout.
In the Championship, Wheatsheaf hold on to top spot seeing off their counterparts Stanley Arms A taking the last four frames in a comfortable 5-2 win. Stables Bar B fought back from being 3-1 down against The Blossoms with Ryan Holgate, Andy Simpkins and Mark Gregson all winning their matches to steal a solid 4-3 victory. Wrea Green Institute put on an impressive show of pool to secure their third success of the season over the higher ranked opponents Kirkham Cricket Club C 5-2. Mayfield got off to an impressive start taking the first four frames in their match which included Kai Stengel’s first-class Reverse Dish in the second. The lads went on to secure an excellent 5-2 win over Stables Bar D who currently hold bottom spot in the rankings. Stables Bar C gained their second win of the season with a dazzling 5-2 defeat over middle of the table Kirkham Cricket Club D. It was all to play for in the deciding frame for Derby Inskip A and Boot & Shoe A as it was honours even going into last. Dan Nightingale was in fine song for the Inskip lads and held his voice to clinch victory in the last.
It’s incredibly tight at the top of Division 1 with just one point separating first and second place. Kirkham Cricket Club A chalked up their fifth win of the season to reach the pinnacle position in the table with a marvellous 5-2 victory over Kirkham Conservative Club B who keep their third place spot. Saddle Inn are still yet to triumph this season as they faced another pulverizing losing 6-1 at home to Stanley Arms B. Freckleton Sports & Social A put on a fine performance against struggling Queens Arms acquiring a convincing 5-2 win. Chequers club continue their run of bad form adding another loss to their arsenal. Plough B’s credible performance saw them take an easy 5-2 victory notching up another success.
CAPTAINS CUP REPORT
The Captains cup was decided and won by Jason Oldfield of KCC B in a thriller of a 3-2 win over Keith Wilson of Freckleton Social Club B.
Three of the quarters went by 3-0 scorelines and they were Keith over Karl Fletcher - Stable Bar C with a walkover, Jason took out Dave Fairclough from Lea Club A and bidding for his hat trick of wins Trevor Chippendale – Boot & Shoe B over an unlucky Dean Wright from the Plough A.
The other quarter was a saga with Anthony Underdown of the Plough B just getting the better of Anthony Rafferty from Lea Club B with a 3-2 victory.
We were set then for the semis and Trevor Chippendale looking for his third success on the trot came unstuck against Jason, who was in no mood to take prisoners and emerged the winner in a gruelling 5 rounder with a 3-2 win.
Keith was also made to go the distance against an unlucky Anthony, but experience prevailed and Keith reached the final 3-2.
We were set up for a real war and it didn’t disappoint as the game see sawed both ways with frame 5 going right to the wire with both players just unable to get over the line, but a brave attempt to pot the black knowing a miss meant certain doom, left Jason with a tricky black to take both the match and the title.
As we have increased the frames played from 3 to 5 in all competitions - singles and doubles, the deadline time is now
8.00pm - prompt start (was 8.30pm)
All KO information is now viewable for team, singles and both doubles competitions on the knockouts page.
The Super League information now has it's own section.