Bulwell Church Institute lock out front row

Bulwell Church Institute lock out front row

Monday Team League (Summer 2023)

Two deciding-frame home successes in the last two weeks have returned Bulwell Church Institute’s “AJ” side to the top of the nottinghamsnooker.com team league table.  AJ sit two points clear of second-placed BCI ‘B’, the former also having a game in hand on their stablemates.

Last week saw BCI AJ victorious against The Venue.  Don Merry was in fine form for the visitors, vanquishing both of his singles-frame opponents, but a singles apiece for Josh Morley and twelve-year old Jacob Reynolds plus the combination of the two on pairs proved enough for the Vere Street side.

Reynolds continued his hot streak as he took two singles frames by over 35 points each against Spot On Hucknall, this week.  It came down to team captain, Ashley Field, to seal the five bonus points for BCI AJ in the final frame of the match though.

Previous league leaders, BCI B, now head the chasing pack after consecutive road defeats.  Liam Morrisey snatched a singles frame on the black ball while Shaun Kilkie and Mark Morrisey won on pairs, but Spot On Hucknall proved too strong as they secured the other three singles and with them the match. Wayne Martin starred for the Vine Terrace side.  The Linby-based potter compiled a 55 clearance to steal the first frame of the match from 42 points behind, before adding 43 and 32 breaks to make sure of the match for his team in his second singles frame.  Patrick Ashurst also got on the high-break board with 42 in a winning singles effort.

Wayne Martin takes centre stage for Spot On Hucknall

BCI B’s more recent match was a trip to Lenton Liberal Club.  The pairs frame was won by Mark Morrisey with Paul Wainwright Snr this time, but the BCI side could not take any of the four singles frames back to Bulwell with them.  A 76 break for Dale Prime, comfortably the second-highest of all this season, was the highlight as he and Phil Connolly were ruthless when not paired with eachother.

Towers (Mansfield) were another team to record back-to-back deciding-frame victories in the last fortnight.  Manfred Corbin won a frame each on pairs and singles to bring Academy Reds back to 2-2 from 2-0 down but, playing his first frame of the season, Andy Taylor nicked the decider on the black to secure the bonus points for Towers.

It was then Dan Moll that led the way for Towers as they travelled the short distance to The Venue in Rainworth.  Andy Wain was successful in both of his singles frames for The Venue, but Moll would see Wain’s effort and raise it by also securing the pairs.  Breaks of 47 and 33 saw Moll become the third player to score a hundred points in a frame this season in sealing the deciding singles.

The Botany Avenue-based side draw level in the league table with third-placed Spot On Hucknall, with the two set to face off when the first half of the season draws to a close on 3 July.  Both are four points behind BCI B with a game in hand and a further two points behind leaders, BCI AJ, while The Venue’s two deciding-frame losses see them remain in sixth place but lose ground on those above them.

Reigning champions, Lenton Liberal Club find themselves sandwiched five points behind the tie for third place but eight ahead of sixth, following defeat at Carlton Liberal Club before the win over BCI B.  Dale Prime was again on target for Lenton with two out of two on singles, but a singles apiece for James Bailie and Kevin Barlow plus the pairs between them was enough for the Burton Road team.

Rounding the results out, the all-Academy match produced a victory for the nominally-home “Reds” team.  Manfred Corbin maintained his 100% singles record for the season and successfully combined with Rob Garrett on pairs for the second week in a row, as their team ran out 4-1 winners.  Academy Reds are separated from The Venue and a place in the middle third of the table only on the head-to-head record.

A retraction:      in a previous week’s round up, I falsely accused Lenton Liberal Club’s Dale Prime of           hailing from the ghetto of Birmingham in the West Midlands.  Prime actually originates from the piss-soaked streets of Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire.

Weekly report courtesy of Jon Shapland (League Organiser)

Match Results (June 12)

Match Results (June 19)

League Table

High Break Board

Next Fixtures (June 26)

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

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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