Wheatsheaf beat newcomers

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THE first game this week saw Wheatsheaf Braunston at home to newcomers The Olde Sun.

The home side got off to a great start when Swanny (135, 125, 100, 102f) and Tommy Kendall (121, 100 x 3) took the pairs game 3-0 over Andy Ziadi and Dale Collins (148s).

The away side hit back by taking the first two singles games when Barry Green (125, 116) beat Paul Hankinson 3-0 and Rory Smallbone (100 x 2) beat Gavin Taylor (112, 100) 2-1.

But from then on the home side dominated with wins for Glen Thompson (140, 100) 2-1 over Glenn Kilgar (114), Tommy Kendall (119, 100 x 4) 3-0 over Pete Mullen (100 x 3) and Swanny (180, 132, 101, 100, 152s) 3-0 over Dale Collins (100 x 2, 138s). This gave Wheatsheaf Braunston an overall 12-6 success.

DWMC B hosted Long Buckby FC in game two. The away side took the pairs game thanks to a 2-1 win for Ian Bow (100 x 2, 160s) and Pete Shirley (180, 123, 100) over Rich Ludlow and Dave Keating (135, 125, 120s).

The home side took the opening singles when Dave Keating (100 x 3) beat Ray Feasey 3-0 before Ian Bow (100 x 4) kept the away side in it with a 2-1 win over James Taylor (120, 100, 112s).

A home win for Tony Leedham (127) 2-1 over Ged Berrill (140, 100) was followed by an away win for Mick Feasey (100 x 2) 2-1 over Rich Ludlow. This took the match into the final game where a 3-0 win for Gav Taylor (121, 105) over Joe Gammidge (100) gave DWMC B an overall 11-7 victory.

Game three saw Wheatsheaf Weedon A at home to their B side and the A team made a great start when taking the pairs 3-0 – thanks to a win for Brian Farmer (100) and Debbie Farrant (100, 85) over Pete Steel and Paul Marsh (100). This was followed by a singles win for Ozzy (123, 100 x 2) 2-1 over Pete Steele. The away side took a win when Dave Bangs (100 x 3) beat Brian Farmer (135, 101, 100 x 2, 100s) 2-1 before home wins for Bully (145, 140) 2-1 over H (103, 83), Debbie Farrant (125, 85, 84) 2-1 over Thomas Babbings (140, 100 x 2) and finally Max Murray (139, 125, 100) 2-1 over Paul Marsh (100) gave Wheatsheaf Weedon A an overall 12-6 win.

In game four defending champions Slim Jims were at home to Caseys. The home side took the pairs game when Dave Harris (137) and Rich Denis (140, 100 x 3, 100s) beat Dave Summerfield and Chris Gay (140, 111, 100) 2-1.

The away side made it level when Nigel Turland (157, 100) took the first singles game with a 2-1 win over Rachel Harris (115, 100, 81 x 2, 83s x 2). But home wins for Andy Teale (100) 3-0 over Gary Birch (121, 100 x 3) and Sam Harris (100, 99, 95, 83, 80) 2-1 over Mark Taylor put them in control.

An away win for Dave Summerfield (100 x 2) 2-1 over Burtie (125, 100 x 3) was followed by a 3-0 home win for Rich Denis (125, 110, 100 x 3, 100s) over Chris Gay to give Slim Jims an overall 12-6 victory.

The final game saw The Peppermill visit Con Club. The away side made the perfect start with a 3-0 win for Paul Butler (140, 118, 100 x 2) and Alex Miller over Simon Adkins and Ivan Lester (140, 116, 100) followed by a 3-0 win for Clive Hart over Robin Peasland (140).

The home side hit back when Ray Hobrow (136, 100 x 3) beat Stuart Marshall (133) 3-0 but away wins for Troy Miller (100) 2-1 over Stuart Coe Snr and Paul Butler (120, 100) 2-1 over Ivan Lester (100 x 2) meant a 3-0 home win for Simon Adkins (140) over Keith Chapman in the final game was all in vain as The Peppermill took a narrow 10-8 overall win.

Performances of the week came from Swanny (180, 102 finish and 152 start), Dale Collins (148 and 138 starts), Pete Shirley (180), Ian Bow (160 start) and Dave Keating (120 start).