Report submitted by Kidderminster Snooker League

Monday 22nd January saw the third of the five games take place in the Alan Atkinson and John Smith League Cup.

In Group 'A' the first match saw Pockets 'A' take on Workmans 'A'. Pockets started well with Jay Ash scoring 63 to take the first frame.

Tom Southall then increased the Pockets advantage scoring 63 also. The match was secured with Jay Shuck of Pockets winning the third frame. Pockets also took the fourth frame.

The only success for Workmans being that they won the doubles frame thorugh Gavin Brown and Mertyn Taylor.

Thus Pockets won 4-1. The second match was an all Pockets affair, with the 'E' side taking on the 'C' side.

The 'E' side proved too strong for the 'C' side and ran out winners 5-0. The outstanding performance was by Tom Pepperall who scored 80 in his frame.

This win puts Pockets 'E' at the top of the mini league with two matches to play.

In the final match in this group Pockets 'G' hosted Wribbenhall. Wribbenhall won the first frame through John Roberts, but Pockets hit back with Mark Donovan taking a closely fought frame by only 7 points.

Pete Gardner of Wribbenhall restored the lead for them in the next frame scoring 63. Gary Smith clinched the match scoring 76 and the doubles pair of Gary Smith and Graham Bott secured a 4-1 win for Wribbenhall in the doubles frame.

In Group 'B' Pockets 'D' hosted St Georges.

St Georges started the better with Matt Addleton winning the first frame. Pockets hit back with Paul Carter winning the second frame.

Graham Powell won the third with a score of 78 before Alan Ward secured the win for Pockets taking the fourth frame.

In the doubles game St Georges pulled a game back to end the night Pockets 'D' 3 St Georges 2.

The second match was between St Johns 'D' and Franche.

Franche won the first frame through Rich Costello, they claimed the second with Dan Curtis winning. St Johns struck back through Dave Hayward, who scored 60 points.

Franche secured the win when Jason Bowers won the fourth frame. The St Johns pair of Dave Hayward and Pete Smith won the doubles and the night ended with Franche winning 3-2.

In Group 'C' Chester Road hosted Pockets 'H'. The first two frames were shared with Neil Chapman of Chester Road winning scoring 63 and John Costello of Pockets winning scoring 65.

The next frame was won by Graham Joynes of Chester Road. The doubles went to Chester Road with the pairing of Neil Chapman and Ray Pugh taking the frame. Chester Road won the final singles frame thus taking the match 4-1.

The other match in this group saw Pockets 'B' host Workmans 'B'. Pockets got off to a great start with Rich Pepperall scoring 64 in his win and Tony Kidd scoring 63 to win. Dave Timmington of Pockets then sealed the victory taking the third frame.

Workmans took the next frame through Aidy Palmer but this was their only success as Pockets won the doubles frame with Rich Pepperall and Dave Timmington scoring 65 points. Pockets won 4-1.