There are two pool summer leagues running in the Blyth Valley area this year.
The BVPA’s league has ten teams playing seven weeks of fixtures with the top four then having a play-off finals night on August 13.
The Blyth Valley Blackball League also has ten teams which have been put into two groups with the top two from each league going through to the semi-finals.
BVPA Summer League
Irish 10 Sun B 2
The Irish were in impressive form with a very comfortable 10-2 home win over the Sun B. Irish quartet Johnny Wilson, Gary Spooner, Paul Johnson and team Captain Jason Ritson all had 100 per cent records from their three games on the night. Mick Oliver won both the points for Sun B. Irish move up to second with 18 points. Sun B are tenth with five points.
Station 11 Sports Youth 1
Station continued their winning start to the Summer League with an impressive team performance in a 11-1 victory over Sports Youth. The win keeps Station top of the table with 20 points while Sports Youth have dropped to ninth on five points.
Comrades 8 Bebside 4
Comrades recorded their second victory of the campaign with a more competitive match against another of the BVPA new boys. Despite the victory, Comrades drop a place to third on 17 points. Bebside stay eighth with seven points.
Sports D 8 Wharton 4
Sports D secured their second win with an 8-4 home victory over Wharton Arms. A brace of singles wins from Sean Craddock, Steve Spears, Anthony Marshall and Chris Scott helped secure the victory before the doubles. Man of the match, though, went to Wharton’s captain Christopher Stone, who won a hat-trick of frames in a match played in good spirits. Sports D drop a place to fourth with 17 points and Wharton stay seventh on eight points.
Sun A 5 Percy Arms 7
Percy Arms secured their first victory with a match that went to the wire. Sun A took the first set of singles 3-2 only for Percy to win the second with an identical scoreline. With the match tied at 5-5, Paul Dodds and David Legallez took the first Scotch doubles for Percy, and then Darren Gurney and Gary Wilson won the second doubles to secure a 7-5 victory for Percy. Paul Dodds was man of the match with a 100 per cent record from his three frames. Alan Halliday was Sun A’s star man with two singles wins. Percy have moved up to sixth with ten points, whilst Sun A stay in fifth on 13 points.
BVBL Summer League
Waterloo Social Club 4 Blyth Constitutional Club 8
Ron Nelson was the man of the match winning all three singles games. The Cons Club took the first set of singles 4-0, then the second set 3-1. Waterloo Club bounced back taking the last set 3-1. The Cons Club lead Group A after two wins with 17 points and Waterloo Club are fifth with eight points.
New Hartley Victory Club 7 Isabella 5
Jamie Mcdonald won all three singles for New Hartley and David Dodds also secured a hat-trick of wins for Isabella B in a match that went to the wire with Adam Oliver taking the final frame for New Hartley to secure the win. New Hartley are fourth on eight points and Isabella are second on ten points.
Breakers Bar had a bye this week and are in third on nine points.
United Services 9 North Blyth 3
David Antwiss was the man of the match, securing a hat-trick of singles wins for Services. The home team took the first set 4-0, the second 3-2 and the third was tied 2-2. Evan Paton was North Blyth’s star man, winning three from three singles. Services lead Group B with 18 points and North Blyth are in third on 12 points.
Isabella A 5 Waterloo Pub A 7
Another match that went to the wire saw Dan Wilson winning the last singles to secure the victory for Waterloo A, who are in second place with 13 points whilst Isabella A are fourth on five points after starting their campaign.
Waterloo Pub B team had a bye and are in fifth on four points.