Week 1 Report - Alsager Pool League 2015

Alsager Pool League cued off its 38th season on Tuesday
with 32 teams across 4 divisions harbouring thoughts of
honours come November. Surprisingly, 75% of matches
ended 7-3 or better, evenly spread.
Champions, Crompo’s came from 2-2 to hit last season’s division two runners-up
Cricketeres for a straight six in their 8-2 win.
Runners-up Radway A were dealt a 7-3 defeat at Dishers who clinically punished the
visitors with their first and every mistake.
Linley Ballers, with a scratch four, left Swan Talke A 9-1 winners.
Division two champions Players B matched their A team until Dave Jackson and
Andy Blurton won the lag and 8-balled from break in the last two frames.
High flyers Red Lion, who just fell short in division two last time commenced this
season’s campaign with a 7-3 success at new team, back in Britannia.
Likewise, Kings Arms fared no better as they slumped to an 8-2 home defeat to
relegated Nuts N Bolt.
Division threes promoted sides met with runners-up Swan Bignall End keeping up the
away win sequence at champions Royal Oak Miles Green 8-2.
Linley Tavern and Thistleberry, who finished mid-table level on points played out a
predictable draw.
In division three, it was no laughing matter for new team Barrel as a strengthened
Royal Oak Nomads equalled last season’s win tally with an 8-2 success.
Crown Red Street saw off the challenge of Swan Talke B 7-3.
Kidsgrove WMC fared likewise in the Kidsgrove derby against Labour Club A.
Broughton Arms had to settle for a 5-5 draw against Crown & Thistle.
Division four’s Kidsgrove Labour B defeated neighbours Queens Haz Beans 7-3.
Butchers Arms A and B played out a thrilling 5-5 draw.
There was no luck however for our two new sides as Alsager Arms made the short
distance to Radway B and were beaten 8-2.
It was the same score at Clough Hall as on song Sandpiper came away victorious.