Cheveley Road B hit back from behind to beat league leaders

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Cheveley Road B came from 2-1 down to beat Newmarket Snooker and Billiards League leaders Cambridge Snooker Club 3-2 on Wednesday.

Second-placed Cheveley made the trip to Cambridge a player short meaning captain Karl Bursford was elected to play twice.

Bursford was beaten 61-26 by Johnny Mutch in the opening game, before the visitors levelled through Stevie Kerr in the first billiards game.

Kerr saw off Cambridge captain Peter Johnson 175-92, with Jordan Lemmon beating Darren Halfpenny 57-43 to regain the home side’s advantage.

However Cheveley fought back as Bursford overcame Tony French 100-62 to take the match into a decider, which Jason Browes won 61-13 against Chris Merchant to secure a comeback victory.

Elsewhere Soham Snooker Club beat New Astley 4-1 to record their first league win of 2015.

Chris Blease defeated Matt Lee 50-22 and Kevin Peacock eased past Astley captain Chris Hibberd 100-18 to put Soham 2-0 up.

A disastrous shot on the green from Larry Giblin allowed Neil Gwilliams to steal the third frame 42-32, before Tom Crawford saw off Ryes Evans 199-86.

Colin Johnson potted the final balls to beat Rob Walker in the final game of the night, as Soham got back to winning ways.

Cheveley Road A bounced back from last week’s whitewash defeat with a 3-2 success against Cheveley Royal British Legion.

Andy Dawson beat Dale Jeffery 66-30 to put the hosts ahead, before British Legion levelled when Ian Starling overcame David Bentinck 100-61.

Larry Wargen’s 58-24 win over Ian Spinks restored the home side’s lead, with Mark Avison forcing a decider which Paul Bunting claimed 50-31 against Dave Rabbeth to seal the win for Road A.