THIS week the Ormskirk Snooker League took a break from league action to concentrate on the First Round of the Kenney Cup Competition in the Ormskirk and District Amateur Snooker League. Defending Champions and current Division One joint leaders, Les Dodd SC unfortunately had to concede their match with Olympic BC as they were only able to field four players.
There were two all First Division clashes. Firstly, Maghull RBL B defeated Stanley Club A 4-2 to progress into Round Two after a hard fought battle, whilst the other tie saw Rainford ESC A overcome Upholland Social 4-2 to progress in the competition. Second Division Scarisbrick NSC came up against the other Division One pace-setters and new boys, Crosby Village SC and prevailed with an excellent 4-1 triumph to move into the next Round.
Of the remaining seven matches, six of them saw Second Division sides go into battle with a Division Three team.
Firstly, newly promoted, Skelmersdale Wardens B came up against new outfit and club compatriots, Skelmersdale Wardens D in the mouth-watering Skelmersdale 'Derby' encounter and it was the Division Three side who succeeded 4-3 in a very tight and tense affair as Skelmersdale Wardens D's captain, Lee Sealey held his nerve to see his team through in the competition. In the other ties, Skelmersdale Wardens C recorded a 4-2 victory at the expense of Division Two team, Farmers Club.
This match saw Farmers’ Gary Peate in good form with a break of 32 in his frame success, this contribution was enough to win Gary the Break of the Week accolade. Gary has competed in the Ormskirk League for many years where he has played for a number of sides, Gary also holds the distinction of having won the Anon Trophy (Pairs Handicap Competition) on the most occasions with his partner, Les Haselton were they won the title three times in a five year period in the 2002-03, 2003-04 & 2006-07 campaigns, they were also Runners-up in the 2009-10 season.
Gary was also Runner-up in the Individual Championship back in the 1993-94 campaign.