Beech Tree Nuthouse of the South London & Kent Pool Alliance first division didn’t let the Christmas break affect them as they produced an excellent team display to beat Glenmore Arms II 12-3 to go third in the table.
It did help that Glenmore only had four players but the Nuthouse was in fine form as they won the first nine frames to put the match beyond doubt.
Dave Sparey played all three frames against Lewis Brind and came out on top each time.
He was joined on three out of three by Craig Jones and Dave Robinson who was fortunate in his first frame as Grant Bedford potted black and white in the same visit to give him the frame.
There was a close match at Fox under the Hill as their B side took on Bellegrove Social Club’s B side and it went right to the wire.
Bellegrove went into a 4-1 lead after the first set but the Fox’s won the second set by the same score to make it 5-5.
Then Ernie Wellhausen won his third frame of the night for Bellegrove but Alan Dolan pulled one back before Sirhat Bulbul and Terry Mitchell made it 8-6 to Bellegrove.
Fox’s captain Kerry Wyatt won the final frame making the final score 8 frames to 7.
Rileys Rovers closed the gap at the top to just four points after their 10-5 win against New Eltham Social Club.
Ryan Francis kicked it off with his first of three frame wins and Steve Reed was also unbeaten with two out of two.
Only the top four were in action in the SLKPA Premier Division and first played third with Rileys Woolwich taking on Pickwick and it was the third placed team who were victorious by 9 frames to 6.
Pickwick’s captain Paul Slater lead from the front winning all three of his frames although he was a little lucky in his final frame with a fluked black.
Allan Formosa made a great clearance after a dry break, as did Rileys’ Tony Halpin and Paul Donohoe returned to form to win two of his three frames.
Rileys Hotshots did their best to close the gap on Rileys Woolwich by taking a 4-1 lead over Bellegrove Social Club A but they fought back, well inspired by Dan Smith’s three out of three to bring the score back to 7-7.
Hotshots eventually took the final frame to win the match 8-7 and reduce Rileys Woolwich lead at the top by two to eight points.
SLKPA’s Division Two had the top two playing each other and it was Rileys Rebels in second who got revenge for their defeat earlier in the season by beating Summerfield 9-6.
The Rebels won each set 3-2 with Declan Kelly on fire with three out of three and he was backed up by Louis Wilbourne and Alex Biggs who both won two of their three frames.
Despite the result Rebels are still in second place but they are now only three points behind.
North Heath Social Club stay in third after their 9-6 win against fourth placed Pickwick Academicals despite Billy Levingbird’s three out of three for them.
Fanny on the Hill cut the gap between them and opponents Life of Rileys to seven points after beating them by 9 frames to 6.
For more information on the SLKPA including league tables visit our website at www.slkpa.com or contact our Secretary Paul Gafa on 07753 926291 with any queries.
The league are looking at potential sponsors, any interested parties can also contact Paul Gafa.
The SLKPA are looking to launch their Winter 2012/13 Reserve League soon.
This is a chance for new or inexperienced teams to have a look at the league and World Rules with a view to maybe joining the league proper at a later date.
It is also an opportunity for larger teams to give fringe players more regular pool in a competitive atmosphere.
Anyone interested or looking for more information can again contact Paul Gafa.