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Article: A Look Back in Time - Alan Towe 2000-06-07

A Look Back in Time - Alan Towe 2000-06-07

Round one of the Knockout Cup was on the agenda for the Small Heath Summer League. Victoria Social Club were the week’s biggest winners as they accounted for Red Hill with a 6-3 scoreline. Black Horse and Sheldon Heath Flights progressed to the next round with 5-4 victories over respective opponents McDwyers and Saltley Flights.

The league will be staging their ladies singles and team delegates knockouts on the 27th June. All names should be handed in at the next meeting on the 18th June. All entries for the Jimmy Manning singles knockout will also be accepted at the same meeting.

A reminder that should anyone want up to date information on the Small Heath Summer League, they can log on to their web site and see how their league or team is progressing.


A 170 break from M.Hollyoake helped keep Midland Red’s title hopes, in division one of the Harborne 401 Summer League, well on course as they defeated Greenlands 6-3 at home. Ladywood Social beat Stonehouse Nomads by the same margin, M.Littleford notching a maximum for the winners, as did K.Redding for Nomads.

Highlander continue to impress in division two as they recorded a 7-2 win over the Plough, M.Willis having a 152 break. K.Pemberton (Hobsons Choice) checked out on 156 as his team went down 5-4 at the Golden Cup.

Cock Inn maintained their unbeaten run in the third division as they romped to an 8-1 win against Stonehouse Flights.


Midland Red proved too good for Hillyfields ‘A’ in the Harborne and District’s Skipp Cup semi finals. B.Kernohan scored a 180 for the Red’s as they strolled to a 10-5 victory.The match between Bartley Green Social Club and Ladywood Social ended in a close 8-7 result with the former just getting the edge over their unlucky opponents.

In the Skipp Consolation Cup Greenlands progressed to the finals with a 10-5 verdict at the expense of the Village Stump.


There was a shock in the Bass Breweries sponsored Minworth Social Individual League when leader Ian Humphries lost by the odd leg in the best of three against Tony Whitehouse. Nevertheless Humphries holds on to pole position with 51 points, two ahead of his nearest rival Tony Randell who recorded a 3-0 win over Dean Grainger. Reigning champion Alan Grainger has regained some of last seasons form chalking up 2-1 wins over Dean Grainger and Dave Shorthouse to move him up the table to sixth position. Last seasons runner up, Alan Mayell had mixed fortunes as he beat Paul Spiers 2-1 and then by the same scoreline lost to Gordon Clinton, Alan now holds on to tenth place.

On the individual scene Dave Shorthouse hit two maximums in his 3-0 win over Steve Cain and Jason Gilbert, who beat Chris Packer 3-0 also hit a 180. Steve Cain hit 2x140 plus SEVEN 100’, in his 3-0 victory over Karl Stephens.


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