THE Crosby Village SC bandwagon continues to roll on in Division One of the Ormskirk & District Amateur Snooker League.
This week, they recorded a 6-0 away demolition of Maghull RBL B, the third time in their first six matches they have completely whitewashed a team and all away from home, to open up an amazing eight point advantage so early in the campaign. This match also saw their captain, Paul Williams, grab his second 'Break of the Week' accolade with a fabulous run of 79.
The frame started with both players playing some good safety until Paul's opponent left him a chance of an opening long red. Paul took his opportunity with both hands, potted the red and gained prime position on his colour, and with his normal fluency and exceptional potting and prime positional play, he went on to compile his break with mainly pinks and blacks. With five reds remaining, Paul faced a difficult shot as he needed to pot the pink ball and go into a little cluster of reds to disturb them, but he was very unlucky with the split and did not gain any position and thus the marvellous break came to an end.
Paul started playing in the Ormskirk League at the inception of the 2001-02 campaign, representing Aughton Institute A, who finally captured the coveted Division One crown in 2010 after finishing runners-up the previous four campaigns.
Paul then joined Les Dodd SC with some of the winning Aughton team for one season finishing runners-up in their league campaign and capturing the Le Rose Cup. Paul has also won the Kenney Cup and Le Rose Cup twice and in his debut season in the league was victorious in winning the Mac Trophy (Individual Handicap).
At the start of this season, Paul entered his current team into the Ormskirk League and they currently head the league table by a very healthy eight points.
Paul has been an integral member of the Ormskirk League team who have played in the UK League Snooker Tournament for the last three years, capturing the title in 2010.
Joint second placed teams, Les Dodd SC and Maghull RBL A clashed this week and it saw the predictable outcome as both sides could not be separated and ended the evening with a 3-3 stalemate.
The other match in this division saw Stanley Club A defeat Up Holland Social 4-2 to record their second successive win after their awful start to their campaign.
Other notable breaks were – P Tyndall (Les Dodd SC) 45 and A Rae (Les Dodd SC) 36.
For the second successive week, St Cuthbert’s A increased their lead at the summit of the Second Division, after they defeated Up Holland Conservative 4-2 to hold a three point advantage,while the Up Holland side remain in fifth.
Skelmersdale Wardens A remain in second and Aughton Institute B continue in third spot as both teams clashed this week in a 3-3 draw.
The other match played saw Skelmersdale Wardens B and Farmers Club also battle out a 3-3 stalemate, with Farmers’ Gary Peate in good form as he compiled a break of 25 in his frame success.
There was no change between the top two sides in Division Three and both recorded solid 5-1 triumphs.
Firstly, leaders Skelmersdale Wardens D conquered Lathom & Burscough RBL to lead at the top by four points and this result was their fifth win in their first six matches.
Meanwhile, Aughton Institute D lie in second position after their Aughton derby' victory over club compatriots, Aughton Institute C.
Stanley Club B remain in third spot after a 3-3 tie with St Cuthbert’s.
This result sees the Burscough side also still unbeaten so far this campaign, seven points off the pace, the Halsall outfit remain in fourth slot.
The final match played saw Olympic BC continue their improved form with a solid 5-1 win at the expense of Rainford ESC B and they now move up to fifth in the standings..