Weekly Update - Summer League Week One 23/04/2019
It was week two of the Kirkham & District Pool League summer season and in Group A, the Coach & Horses B have made an emphatic start to the campaign with two back-to-back 7-0 whitewashes, this time their 7-0 demolition job was on Freckleton Social B, no mean side in their own right. They are now one point ahead of the Lytham Ex-Service after they themselves also posted a 7-0 victory, coming against the Links. Very close behind in 3rd are Matt Murray's Coach A squad, two 6-1 wins so far seeing them set off well in the summer section. The Mayfield got their season underway with a good 4-3 win against the Wrea Green Tute, whilst the final match in this group saw the two Plough teams face-off and it was Dean Wright's A squad that fared better, coming out 5-2 winners.
In Group B, there are 3 unbeaten teams at the moment, Kirkham Cricket B lead the way by a point after a 4-3 away win at the Stanley B, whilst both Boot & Shoe A and B squads maintained their 100% records with 6-1 and 5-2 wins against the Royal Oak and Derby Inskip respectively Yusef Mohammed registering a 7-ball clearance for the Boot A in their match. The Cricketers A squad went down to an on-form Stanley A who left the cricket club with a 5-2 win in their back pocket, whilst the final match in this group saw the Stable Bar C turn over their D team counterparts 6-1.
In Group C there is a 4-way tie at the top with the co-leaders all on 8 points. Kirkham Conservative Club had a 4-3 away win at the Queens, Kirkham Cricket D had a magnificent 5-2 win over Lea Club B, the Lane Ends Ashton travelled well to down the Swan 5-2 whilst the all-Stable Bar clash between the A & B squads went the way of the A lads with a 5-2 win.
Divisional Merit Result.
Divisions 1 and 2 of the pool league’s winter merit winner have now been decided and in a round robin format for division 1 at Freckleton Social Club with each player having 3 frames against each other, Craig Hodson of the Royal Oak A was in tremendous form winning both his games 3-0 firstly against Dean Wright from the Plough A and then Mark Scott of Wrea Green Institute.
The match between Mark and Dean, whilst a dead rubber went 2-1 to Dean.
Division 2 was a multi-player tie and this was played out using both tables at the cricket club and following the same round robin format. The eventual winner was Phil Day from KCC C team and he got his night under way with a 2-1 win over his captain Bob Lennon. Alan Armer of the Boot & Shoe A duplicated this score with his victory over Mark Smith from the Stable Bar C.
Phil Day then overcame Alan Armer with a 2-1 win whilst Bob Lennon got the better of Mark Smith also 2-1.
Bob Lennon was then on the wrong end of a 3-0 score in favour of Alan Armer and Phil Day won his 3rd game 2-1 against Mark Smith.
The net effect was 9 points to Phil in total and 8 to Alan, so Phil gets the crown – but only just.