Patrick Protects Hucknall Henhouse

Patrick Protects Hucknall Henhouse

Monday Team League (Summer 2023)

Spot On Hucknall decreased their deficit to the top of the team league table to just four points with a ruthless rout of the visiting Lenton Liberal Club.

Wayne Martin set the Vine Terrace side off on the right track with a 30 break against Jon Shapland, the Linby man eventually triumphing when Shapland “fluked” the pink in search of an elusive snooker.  Patrick Ashurst meanwhile inserted himself at number four on the Summer 2023 season’s high-break board with a run of 56 against Wilford’s Phil Connolly.

In a rush to get home and round up his chickens before dark, Ashurst continued in the pairs frame from where he had left off on singles as the match was ended as a contest with two frames to spare.  Patrick would this time share a break of 50 with Darryl Clarke, their effort second amongst pairs compilations only to Clarke’s 54 with Ben Cooper two months prior. Another 30+ break, Wayne Martin’s league-leading fifth of the season, together with a black-ball frame from Darryl Clarke completed the whitewash.

Fowl fancier: Patrick Ashurst in action for Spot On Hucknall

The match between Academy ‘A’ and The Venue is to be rearranged for a later date, while BCI ‘B’ were on the bye this week.  In a match rearranged from 5 June, Lenton Liberal Club recorded a 4-1 home win against Academy ‘A’.

Dale Prime won two out of two on singles, while Jon Shapland was successful in his singles and on pairs duty.  Lenton temporarily climbed to second place but now drop to third in the league table, ahead of BCI B on head-to-head, but having played a game more than all of the teams around them.

Bulwell Church Institute’s “AJ” side continue to set the pace, four points ahead of Spot On Hucknall after a 3-2 away victory at Mansfield’s Towers.  Twelve-year old Jacob Reynolds again starred for BCI AJ, winning both singles frames and on pairs with team captain, Ashley Field.

Though it ultimately proved only a consolation point in the context of the match, a 67 from Andy Diacopoulos meant that the Enfield Exocet now owns two of the top three breaks of the campaign.  Diacopoulos’ 99 clearance on the opening night still leads the way for the Summer 2023 season.

Towers fall a place to fifth in the league table, but the Botany Avenue-based side travel to Spot On Hucknall in what is undoubtedly the tie of the round as the season reaches its halfway point next week. Academy Reds were also 5-0 winners this week on the road at Carlton & District Liberal Club.  Cary Davies and Manfred Corbin picked up two singles apiece and combined for the pairs frame.  The Burton Road team’s Koen Hughes pushed Corbin all the way, but the Reds man maintains his 100% singles record for the season.

Weekly report courtesy of Jon Shapland (League Organiser)

Match Results (June 26)

Match Result (June 22)

League Table

High Break Board

Next Fixtures (July 3)

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

Full League Fixtures

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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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