Repeat Performance Sees AJ Riding High

Repeat Performance Sees AJ Riding High

Monday Team League (Summer 2023)

Bulwell Church Institute’s “AJ” side are the early pacesetters after week two of eighteen in the Nottingham Snooker team league.  In their derby match against stablemates, BCI ‘B’, the AJ team recorded their second 4-1 victory in as many weeks to open up a seven-point gap at the top of the league table.

The match unfolded in a similar fashion to BCI AJ’s previous game, twelve-year old Jacob Reynolds taking the first singles frame and later combining with team captain, Ashley Field, to secure the pairs.  Josh Morley then maintained his perfect start to the Summer 2023 season, sealing the bonus points for AJ in the fourth frame.

Second-placed Towers had to reverse their fixtures with Carlton & District Liberal Club owing to the Mansfield side’s match table being unavailable this week, but it affected them little as they collected their first bonus points of the summer season.  Bob Walker maintained his 100% record on singles in opening with a win for Carlton, however successive successes for Lea Bradshaw in both of his singles and the pairs ended the match as a contest with a frame to spare.

The Venue (Rainworth) dealt visitors Lenton Liberal Club their first league defeat since the introduction of the new playing format of two singles, one pairs and two singles during the Winter 2022-2023 season.  Don Merry and Andy Wain contributed two singles frames each as both teams joined BCI B in a tie for third place on ten points apiece in the league table.

Spot On Hucknall join BCI AJ as the only other undefeated side, this summer.  Wayne Martin won two out of two on singles as the Vine Terrace team raced into a 4-0 lead, before Academy A took a consolation fifth frame. The highlight of the match was a third-frame 54 break shared between Darryl Clarke and Ben Cooper on pairs duty – no mean feat when the partners have to play alternate shots!  Having fielded the colours of a 99 clearance last week, Academy’s Toby Bowley was again unfortunate in also being on the receiving end of the next-highest break of the season.

Darryl Clarke in action for Spot On Hucknall

Academy Reds had no game this week, while the whole league now breaks (or rests…!!) until 15 May owing to the early May bank holiday immediately followed by the bank holiday for the coronation of King Charles III.

There remains one space available for another team to join the league for the Summer 2023 season.  Interested parties should contact league organiser, Jon Shapland, on 07779333087 before 10 May. Matches are played on a home-and-away basis, with only one table required – although home teams can elect to use two tables should they wish.  All frames are contested using handicaps, which are assigned to individual players and will be reviewed at the end of the summer.

Weekly report courtesy of Jon Shapland (League Organiser)

Match Results (April 24)

League Table

Next Fixtures (May 15)

Carlton Liberal Club v Academy A
BCI B v The Towers
Lenton Liberal Club v BCI AJ
Academy Reds v Spot On Hucknall

Full League Fixtures

(type your team’s name in the search box to only show your fixtures)

DateHome TeamAway Team
17/04/2023Academy AThe Towers
17/04/2023ByeSpot On Hucknall
17/04/2023BCI BThe Venue
17/04/2023Lenton Liberal ClubAcademy Reds
17/04/2023Carlton Liberal ClubBCI AJ
24/04/2023Academy RedsBye
24/04/2023Carlton Liberal ClubThe Towers
24/04/2023The VenueLenton Liberal Club
24/04/2023Spot On HucknallAcademy A
24/04/2023BCI AJBCI B
15/05/2023Carlton Liberal ClubAcademy A
15/05/2023ByeThe Venue
15/05/2023BCI BThe Towers
15/05/2023Lenton Liberal ClubBCI AJ
15/05/2023Academy RedsSpot On Hucknall
22/05/2023BCI AJBye
22/05/2023Spot On HucknallCarlton Liberal Club
22/05/2023Academy ABCI B
22/05/2023The TowersLenton Liberal Club
22/05/2023The VenueAcademy Reds
05/06/2023BCI BCarlton Liberal Club
05/06/2023Academy RedsBCI AJ
05/06/2023Lenton Liberal ClubAcademy A
05/06/2023The VenueSpot On Hucknall
05/06/2023ByeThe Towers
12/06/2023Carlton Liberal ClubLenton Liberal Club
12/06/2023Academy ABye
12/06/2023Spot On HucknallBCI B
12/06/2023BCI AJThe Venue
12/06/2023The TowersAcademy Reds
19/06/2023The VenueThe Towers
19/06/2023BCI AJSpot On Hucknall
19/06/2023Academy RedsAcademy A
19/06/2023ByeCarlton Liberal Club
19/06/2023Lenton Liberal ClubBCI B
26/06/2023Carlton Liberal ClubAcademy Reds
26/06/2023Spot On HucknallLenton Liberal Club
26/06/2023Academy AThe Venue
26/06/2023BCI BBye
26/06/2023The TowersBCI AJ
03/07/2023Academy RedsBCI B
03/07/2023The VenueCarlton Liberal Club
03/07/2023ByeLenton Liberal Club
03/07/2023Spot On HucknallThe Towers
03/07/2023BCI AJAcademy A
10/07/2023The TowersAcademy A
10/07/2023Spot On HucknallBye
10/07/2023The VenueBCI B
10/07/2023Academy RedsLenton Liberal Club
10/07/2023BCI AJCarlton Liberal Club
17/07/2023ByeAcademy Reds
17/07/2023The TowersCarlton Liberal Club
17/07/2023Lenton Liberal ClubThe Venue
17/07/2023Academy ASpot On Hucknall
17/07/2023BCI BBCI AJ
24/07/2023Academy ACarlton Liberal Club
24/07/2023The VenueBye
24/07/2023The TowersBCI B
24/07/2023BCI AJLenton Liberal Club
24/07/2023Spot On HucknallAcademy Reds
31/07/2023ByeBCI AJ
31/07/2023Carlton Liberal ClubSpot On Hucknall
31/07/2023BCI BAcademy A
31/07/2023Lenton Liberal ClubThe Towers
31/07/2023Academy RedsThe Venue
07/08/2023Carlton Liberal ClubBCI B
07/08/2023BCI AJAcademy Reds
07/08/2023Academy ALenton Liberal Club
07/08/2023Spot On HucknallThe Venue
07/08/2023The TowersBye
14/08/2023Lenton Liberal ClubCarlton Liberal Club
14/08/2023ByeAcademy A
14/08/2023BCI BSpot On Hucknall
14/08/2023The VenueBCI AJ
14/08/2023Academy RedsThe Towers
21/08/2023The TowersThe Venue
21/08/2023Spot On HucknallBCI AJ
21/08/2023Academy AAcademy Reds
21/08/2023Carlton Liberal ClubBye
21/08/2023BCI BLenton Liberal Club
04/09/2023Academy RedsCarlton Liberal Club
04/09/2023Lenton Liberal ClubSpot On Hucknall
04/09/2023The VenueAcademy A
04/09/2023ByeBCI B
04/09/2023BCI AJThe Towers
11/09/2023BCI BAcademy Reds
11/09/2023Carlton Liberal ClubThe Venue
11/09/2023Lenton Liberal ClubBye
11/09/2023The TowersSpot On Hucknall
11/09/2023Academy ABCI AJ

Participating Venues

BCI Snooker Centre
Vere Street, Bulwell, NG6 8YL
Teams: “BCI B & BCI AJ”

Carlton & District Liberal Club
21 Burton Road, Carlton, NG4 3DT
Team: “Carlton Liberal Club”

Lenton Liberal Club
18 Osmaston Street, Lenton, NG7 1SD
Team: “Lenton Liberal Club”

Spot On
Vine Terrace, Hucknall, NG15 7HN
Team: “Spot On Hucknall”

Spot On Cue Sports
Davisella House, Newark Street, Sneinton, NG2 4PP
Team: “Academy A & Academy Reds”

The Towers Snooker Club
Botany Avenue, Mansfield, NG18 5NG
Team: “The Towers”

The Venue
Kirklington Road, Rainworth, Mansfield, NG21 0JY
Team: “The Venue”


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