Kent teams finish the first half of the season in strong positions across the board!!
Match 5 v Surrey – Kent Win 154-94!!
Kent A knew they needed to win this match to close the gap on leaders Surrey, who were unbeaten, until yesterday. With a 24-20 win they have now blown the A division wide open again and the way they performed as a team when needed was exceptional. Even managing to overcome “stopwatch gate” 😊. Top performers on the day were Jasper Simmonds and Josh Patel , both attaining top marks with 4/4.
Kent B also delivered a 24-20 score-line to extend their lead at the top. They did however have their usual slow start where they were 11-5 down at one stage, but this team is now quite used to coming through late on for the win. Any chance of a good start next month lads in your bid to regaining your Region 7 title?
Kent C just keep on ploughing through opponents on their way to retaining their region 7 title. Yesterday they won 28-16 with Captain Cox having a great day with 4/4 alongside Jamie Hughes, who tops the C stats. Paul Cox tells me his team are really playing for each other and this is complimenting the talent of the squad.
Kent Ladies, missing both Captain Jools and Hannah for the day due to an enforced holiday abroad 😊, also had a couple of star performers with Vanessa “the legend” Ledger winning 4/4 alongside Karen Darby (again 😊). Karen along with Amy Cook did great job stepping in to help. Well done ladies for your continual dominance in our region.
So, with the Juniors and Seniors left who will I discuss first- lets show off the talent of our youngsters before finishing off with the seniors.
No less than 5 players reached that full house score of 4/4 with the other 4 getting 3 out of 4, what a bunch of superstars we have here. So, I am going to name them all as we are going to hear about these players for many years to come. Probably good to get their autograph now so you can have it before they start winning world titles etc. So well done to the 4/4 crew: Jake Lloyd, Chase East, James Goldsmith, Frank Moss and Callum Britt. And to the 3/4 winners our talented girl, Erin Gannon, Josh Wheeler, Alfie Rogers and Finley O Shaughnessy. They ran out winners 32:4
Thanks to Junior Team Manager, Padraic, for his own comments on the Juniors’ match:
Proud of all the juniors today having not played since national finals the hunger was there to demonstrate how good they really are, cannot single out any individual that didn’t wanna give 200% and they all deserve a shout out, to Chase East with an incredible double to middle pocket from a total snooker and Frank Moss with incredible clearance to Erin, Callum, Josh, Finley, Alfie, James you guys were incredible. Jake with another flawless match 16/16. On course for regional champions👍🏻
So, the seniors would have loved to have bought some frames from our juniors as they had so many to spare. Our senior team lost their match 20-16 but the good news is they still finish the first half of the season as leaders on frame difference!! The team had decided that it was getting all too easy so decided the strategy would be to let the other teams get a little closer in order that we could go again next month- lets see if that all works out 😊. Seriously well played to Surrey who knew they had to win to stay in touch. The good news is that next month the seniors will have Twigger and Crow back, and I am sure normal business will be resumed.
Thank you to all the Captains and all those who make my job so easy to deliver.
Congratulations to two more players earning their next county medal:
500 frames – Scott Woods
100 frames – Sean Kirby
So, onto the next match – that will be on 10th July away to Sussex, so a day out at the seaside in the summer for all our teams. Until then stay safe and keep sharp.