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NPL Junction A claim Newport Pool Plate trophy title

2013/2014 NEWPORT & DISTRICT POOL LEAGUE

For immediate release
Thursday, July 31st, 2014

NORBURY’S JUNCTION A CLAIM NEWPORT PLATE TROPHY

NEWPORT (Shropshire): Norbury’s Junction A followed on from their B team’s success last year to claim the Newport Pool League Plate trophy. They secured the title by getting the better of the Wheatsheaf and that negated the result achieved by Shakespeare A against the Horns in Newport.

Hyla Marklew, Keith Rogers, Steve Roycroft and Gordon Sidebottom did the winning damage for the Norbury side against Nigel Sandbrook, Paul Skitt, Al Harvey and Mark Hodgkinson and there was no way back for the visitors in the doubles.

Shakespeare A surged into a 3-0 lead over the Horns, courtesy of must-win games for Neil Perkins, Jason Taphouse and Andy Wakefield over Martin Holford, Andy White and Kevin Clayge, but Wayne Baker kept the tie open with a win over Ross Richards-Jones. Clayge and Charles Minors sent the tie to a decider by beating Wakefield and Taphouse, but Perkins and Jones rode their luck against Baker and Holford to seal the irrelevant win. Gifting a match away earlier in the season proved very costly for the Shakespeare side.

That was the only award left to settle after another long and successful season of pool in the Newport area, with a record 18 teams taking part in a league season that stretched from the start of November to the end of July. Next year’s league will start on Wednesday, October 29th.

League winners, the Stag, completed their fixtures with a 1-5 win over the Railway Tavern. George Allen, Ricky Leese and Mick Manning disposed of Greg Quinn, Stu Morrey and Jason Lloyd, but Jack Dicken did pull a rack back for the home side against Neil Dale.

Runners-up LSC at the Tavern visited Newport Legion and the home team ended the season with a win. Andy Miles, Colin Farge and Mick Beech stunned the visitors by storming into a 3-0 lead by beating Greg Heathcote, Andy Lewis and Paul Trevor, Stand-in Tim Armstrong fell victim to Ant Heathcote, before Beech and Armstrong sealed the points in the final frame with a win over Ant Heathcote and Trevor.

Third-placed Pheasant A were handed a 6-0 walkover win over previously fifth-placed King’s Head A. Pheasant B got the better of King’s Head B, 4-2, and the Navigation finished their league campaign with a 5-1 win over Junction B.

Haberdashers Arms ended their season strongly and finished third in the Newport Plate after beating Shakespeare B without losing a frame. Royal Navy Veterans were handed a walkover win over the Royal Navy Seals.

The annual Newport Pool League prize giving and get together to discuss issues regarding next year’s league will take place at the Shakespeare from 20.30hrs on Wednesday evening (August 6).

The Newport Pool League winners’ awards, Dennis Holland Memorial runner-up shield, Newport Plate Trophy and Desert England award will all be presented. Everyone is welcome to attend.

2013-2014 Newport & District Pool League – final league table

Team

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

Stag Mkt Drayton

34

30

2

2

168

36

62

LSC @ Tavern

34

26

3

5

147

57

55

Pheasant A

34

23

8

3

137

67

54

Newport Legion

34

23

5

6

143

61

51

King’s Head A

34

18

10

6

128

76

44#

Pheasant B

34

18

5

11

110

94

41

Horns Gnosall

34

13

10

11

111

93

36

Navigation

34

13

8

13

106

98

34

Railway Tavern

34

13

5

16

96

108

31

Junction A

34

12

7

15

95

109

31

Junction B

34

8

11

15

83

121

27

Haberdashers

34

7

11

16

88

116

25

Shakespeare A

34

10

8

16

90

114

24*

Wheatsheaf

34

7

10

17

77

127

24

Royal Navy Vets

34

8

4

22

70

134

18

King’s Head B

34

4

3

27

58

146

11

Royal Navy Seals

34

11

6

17

76

128

10+

Shakespeare B

34

2

6

26

51

153

10


*4pts penalty deductions for missing two fixtures
+18pts penalty deductions for missing nine fixtures
# 2pts penalty deductions for missing one fixture

Newport & District Pool League Plate – final league table

Junction A

17

7

3

7

50

52

17

Shakespeare A

17

6

4

7

50

52

16

Haberdashers

17

4

6

7

48

54

14

Royal Navy Vets

17

4

4

9

44

58

12

Wheatsheaf

17

3

6

8

37

65

12

Royal Navy Seals

17

5

2

10

29

73

12

Junction B

17

4

3

10

38

64

11

Shakespeare B

17

2

3

12

30

72

7

King’s Head B

17

2

2

13

28

72

6

Week 34 results:
Junction A v Wheatsheaf, 6-0
Pheasant A v King’s Head A, 6-0
King’s Head B v Pheasant B, 2-4
Newport Legion v LSC at the Tavern, 4-2
Haberdashers Arms v Shakespeare B, 6-0
Royal Navy Club Veterans v Royal Navy Club Seals, 6-0 W/O
Railway Tavern v Stag Market Drayton, 1-5
Shakespeare A v Horns Gnosall, 4-2
Navigation Gnosall v Junction B, 5-1

Week 33 result:
Wheatsheaf v Railway Tavern, 4-2

Ends

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Date issued: 31/07/2014

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