Impressive hat-trick for ace Birley

Deadly David Birley, of Lennons, completed an impressive hat-trick of victories in the Premier Competition, the blue riband event of the Chesterfield and District Snooker League.

Tuesday, 7th May 2019, 1:51 pm
David Birley receives the cup.

Birley came up against another of the league’s best players, James Harrison, of Alfreton SC, who is also a former winner.

Harrison came out flying and set the tone for the match, taking the first frame with a 59 break. But Birley responded with breaks of 36, 36, 37, 36 and a 79 clearance in the fifth frame to complete a 4-1 win.

In the league itself, Lennons H were crowned First Division champions after the final set of fixtures, with club rivals, Lennons B, taking the runners-up spot.

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Joining them in the top flight next season will be Second Division champions Newbold Community A and runners-up New Whittington SC.

The closest title race came in Division Three, where Staveley Miners Welfare B pinched top spot with a 5-0 win over Alfreton Palmer Morewood B after their rivals, NEDSC H and Arkwright, had both suffered 4-1 defeats against Lennons F.

Topping the player standings in each division were Martyn Taylor, Steve Goodwin and Ben Green.