Match 21 results –
Senghenydd 2 v 3 Canton Libs A
Mackintosh 5 v 0 Canton Libs B
Taff’s Well A 4 v 1 Cathays Cons
Savoy A v Cuesaders
Canton Libs Z 5 v 0 South Wales Snooker
Rumney British Legion 1 v 4 Taff’s Well B
Park Club 2 v 3 Savoy B
Suraj Singh 77 (Taff’s Well A)
The race for the title is getting closer as both Taff’s Well B and Mackintosh gained on leaders Canton Libs A this week to ensure the last 5 weeks of the season are going to be very exciting.
Canton Libs A gained a hard-fought 3-2 victory at fifth-placed Senghenydd after being 2-1 down at one stage, with Shaun O’Connell winning the crucial deciding frame. Taff’s Well B continued their winning streak with a 4-1 win at Rumney British Legion, whilst Mackintosh gained ground with a 5-0 whitewash of Canton Libs B. With the top 4 all due to play games against each othe starting with Canton Libs A v Mackintosh next week, the title race looks like it’s got a few twists and turns left yet.
There were also wins for Canton Libs Z who beat South Wales Snooker 5-0 and Savoy B who won 3-2 at Park Club. Meanwhile, there was an outstanding debut by Suraj Singh for Taff’s Well A who missed the pink on a 90 clearance to help his side to an impressive 4-1 win over Cathays Cons, and is clearly a name we’ll be hearing more of in the future.
The CDSL would like to congratulate Canton Libs A’s Kishan Hirani after he produced a series of fine displays in Cyprus this week to reach the last 64 of the 2017 European Men’s Championship.
Kishan won 3 of his 4 matches to finish 2nd in his group and secure a place in the knockout stages, before losing 4-1 to Jurian Heusdens of Belgium in the last 64 match.
The tournament has a number of ex-professionals and talented up-and-coming younger players, and Kishan showed the ability he has and just why he has dominated our league so far this year.
Match 20 results –
Canton Libs A 5 v 0 Canton Libs Z
Canton Libs B 2 v 3 Senghenydd
Cathays Cons 2 v 3 Mackintosh
Savoy A 4 v 1 Taff’s Well A
South Wales Snooker 1 v 4 Rumney British Legion
Taff’s Well B 3 v 2 Park Club
Cuesaders 5 v 0 Savoy B
Andrew Walkley 45 (Cuesaders)
Canton Libs A have taken a big step to regaining the Premier League title after a 5-0 derby win over Canton Libs Z moved them five points clear at the top of the table with only six games to go. This was due to their title rivals Taff’s Well B and Mackintosh only managing 3-2 victories over Park Club and Cathays Cons respectively.
Savoy A continued their excellent form with a 4-1 at home to Taff’s Well A, whilst Senghenydd secured a 3-2 away win at Canton Libs B. Cuesaders recorded a 5-0 whitewash over Savoy B, and Rumney British Legion have ended their winless streak with a 4-1 win at South Wales Snooker.
Malcolm Keenor Trophy – Semi-Finals Results
Cuesaders beat Canton Libs A +70 points
Mackintosh lost to Cathays Cons
Savoy B lost to Savoy A + 53 points
Canton Libs Z beat South Wales Snooker + 120 points
Senghenydd lost to Canton Libs B + 17 points
Kishan Hirani 91 (Canton Libs A)
The final of the Malcolm Keenor Trophy will be between Cuesaders and the 2013 champions Cathays Cons after they both secured excellent victories against two of the favourites for the competition.
Cuesaders won by 70 points against the holders Canton Libs A after Kishan Hirani had opened the match with a 91 break only a day after his 124 in the league, whilst Cathays Cons were victorious away to the Mackintosh to set up a very evenly-matched final on May 11th.
Meanwhile in the Plate Canton Libs B are through to the final after a close victory against close rivals Senghenydd, who will now defend a 361 point lead against Savoy A to decide who will secure the other place in the final, after they won the Barry derby by 53 points. The other match of the night saw Canton Libs Z got their first win of the competition against South Wales Snooker by 120 points.