Top-of-table battle

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THE first game this week saw DWMC A host Caseys in a top-of-the-table clash and this proved to be a one-sided match.

The away side took the pairs game when Dave Summerfield (140) and Chris Gay (137, 125) beat Dave Jones (140, 100 x 2) and Wadey (180) 2-1.

But from then on the home side dominated by taking all the singles games. There were wins for Dave Jones (100 x 4) 3-0 over Gary Birch (120, 100 x 2), Wadey (125, 100 x 2) 2-1 over Nigel Turland (100 x 2), Ray Jones (140, 100 x 3, 118s) 3-0 over Chris Gay, CJ (100 x 2) 2-1 over Dave Summerfield (140, 100 x 5) and Screwitt (100 x 2, 105s, 103s) 2-1 over John Gaul (120, 119, 100).

This gave DWMC A an overall 13-5 win.

Game two saw The Peppermill visit Wheatsheaf Braunston. The home side took control early on by taking the pairs. Swanny (180, 140) and Adie Maybury beat Paul Butler (119, 100) and Callum Miller 2-1 and then the opening singles when Gavin Taylor (140 x 2, 100 x 2) beat Simon Gulliver (100 x 2) 2-1.

From then on the away side dominated, with singles wins for Clive Hart (180, 116, 100 x 3) 3-0 over Gordy Aldridge (140), Troy Miller 3-0 over Glen Thompson, Paul Butler (100 x 3) 2-1 over Tommy Kendall (135, 100) and finally Keith Chapman (121) 3-0 over Adie Maybury (100). This gave The Peppermill an overall 13-5 win.

Game three saw Slim Jims at home to The Olde Sun. The home team took the pairs thanks to a 2-1 win for Burtie (140) and Apple (100) over Pete Mullen (100) and Dale Collins (100). They then took the opening singles game when Craig Graham (111) beat Pete Mullen 2-1 before away wins for Barry (140) 2-1 over Sam Harris (140, 125, 100, 81 x 2) and Dale Collins (125, 100 x 2) 2-1 over Dave Harris to level the match.

Home wins followed for Burtie (125, 100 x 2) 3-0 over Glenn Kilgar (140) and Apple (100 x 5) 3-0 over Andy Ziadi (128) to give Slim Jims a 12-6 win overall.

Long Buckby FC visited Wheatsheaf Weedon A in game four and the visitors that took the early lead. There was a win in the pairs for Mick Feasey (140, 100) and Pete Shirley (140) 2-1 over Max Murray and Ozzy (140) followed by a singles win for Pete Shirley (140) 2-1 over Mick Doney (140, 100 x 2).

The home side then went ahead with wins for Max Murray (100 x 2, 120s) 3-0 over Ray Feasey (108) and Brian Farmer (137, 100 x 3) 2-1 over Joe Gammidge.

The away side went back in front when Mick Feasey (140, 121, 100, 101s) beat Debs Farrant (100) 3-0.

But a 3-0 home win in the final game for Ozzy (121, 100, 105s) over Ged Berrill (134, 100) gave Wheatsheaf Weedon A an overall 10-8 victory. DWMC B were 13-5 winners against Con Club.

The George were due to play hosts to Wheatsheaf Weedon B this week. But they were unable to field a team and have withdrawn from the Summer League.

Performances of the week came from Wadey (180), Swanny (180), Clive Hart (180), Screwitt (2 x 100+ starts) and Max Murray (120 start).