Mack close the gap

Match 23 results –

Taff’s Well A 2 v 3 Canton Libs A
Savoy A 3 v 2 Canton Libs B
Cathays Cons 3 v 2 Cuesaders
Mackintosh 5 v 0 South Wales Snooker
Senghenydd 2 v 3 Taff’s Well B
Canton Libs Z 2 v 3 Savoy B
Rumney British Legion 2 v 3 Park Club

The Mackintosh are ensuring that the title remains a 3-horse race after a 5-0 win over South Wales Snooker, and in doing so close the gap with Taff’s Well B and Canton Libs A.

The two title challengers overcame difficult away ties to win 3-2 to set up a huge next round of matches that may well contribute significantly to the destiny of the Premier League. The top 4 all play each other as Canton Libs A face Savoy A, whilst Taff’s Well B host the Mackintosh.

The remaining matches this week were all close affairs that finished 3-2, with wins for Cathays Cons against Cuesaders, Savoy B at Canton Libs Z, Savoy A at home to Canton Libs B and Park Club at Rumney British Legion.

The league takes a break for a week to complete the group stages of the Plate, before those massive clashes on April 20th.

Canton Libs A win massive encounter

Match 22 results –

Canton Libs A 3 v 2 Mackintosh
Canton Libs B 1 v 4 Taff’s Well A
Cathays Cons 1 v 4 Savoy A
South Wales Snooker 0 v 5 Senghenydd
Taff’s Well B 5 v 0 Canton Libs Z
Savoy B 2 v 3 Rumney British Legion
Cuesaders 3 v 2 Park Club

Breaks

Huw Carpenter 48 (Taff’s Well B)
Kishan Hirani 48, 46 (Canton Libs A)
Spencer Symmons 41 (Mackintosh)

Canton Libs A have taken a big step towards the Premier League title after winning 3-2 against fellow challengers Mackintosh. Kishan Hirani once again won his frame in style with two 40+ breaks that contributed to a 3-0 lead, but the Mack fought back with wins for John Moore and Spencer Symmons ensuring a close result.

This gave the champions Taff’s Well B the chance to close the gap at the top, and they took maximum advantage by beating Canton Libs Z 5-0 to cut Canton’s lead at the top to two points with four matches to go.

The first of Taff’s Well B’s remaining games will be a very tough visit to Senghenydd who won again after a 5-0 win over South Wales Snooker to continue their very good form.

Cuesaders and Rumney British Legion both won close games 3-2 against Park Club and Savoy B respectively, whilst Taff’s Well A continue their resurgence with an excellent 4-1 win at Canton Libs B that moves them up to 7th in the table.

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Title race in final stages

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 4 v 1 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

Breaks

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.

Hirani reaches last 64 of European Men’s Championship

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.