Welcome John


John Allen is the Derbyshire Times new snooker correspondent.

A well-known face in the Chesterfield and District League, John, 62, has taken over from Geoff Hardy who passed away just before Christmas.

A member of the Hasland A team in Division Three, John was captain of the Sportsbar and Riley’s team for 25 years.

Currently the acting league secretary, John cleans and maintains the tables at Riley’s and the Riverside.

He was also heavily involved in cricket circles before he hung up his bat and pads a couple of years ago.

An opening batsman, John played for Holmewood, Chesterfield Taveners and Sheepbridge.

He was also a professional cricketing coach and worked for Derbyshire CCC and the Denmark Cricket Federation.