Cheveley Road Club B claim victory number five

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Cheveley Road Club B made it five wins out of six in the Newmarket Snooker and Billiards League with a 5-0 win away win against Mildenhall Social Club.

The first snooker frame saw Stef Wait take on Darren Halfpenny. With Halfpenny potting well and gaining a good lead into the colours Wait was left requiring snookers to win, something he failed to achieve leaving Halfpenny with a comfortable 58-32 victory.

A 27 break helped Karl Bursford see off Steve Jones Snr 100-58 in the opening billiards frame to double the Cheveley Road Club B side’s lead, before Jason Browes turned over Andy Isaacson after potting the last few reds to establish a lead on the colours to win the second snooker frame 50-28.

Mildenhall captain Richard Lyes had no luck in attempting to tame Stevie Kerr in the second billiards with breaks of 46 and a 40 giving Kerr a 175-50 win.

The whitewash was completed when Dan Stoodley beat Steve Jones Jnr 65-25 in the final snooker frame.

Rock bottom Cheveley Road Club A slumped to a 3-2 home defeat to fellow strugglers New Astley Club.

Neil Gwilliams, playing his first game for Astley Club in a while, chalked up the visitors’ first point with a 62-20 win in the opening snooker frame over Paul Sharpe.

Veteran Larry Wargen was pushed all the way in a tightly contested game with the much improved New Astley captain Chris Hibberd but he managed to hold him off 100-98 to level the match.

Rob Walker then gave the visitors the advantage with a 58-39 win over Paul Bunting 58-39, before David Bentinck levelled the match in the second billiards contest hitting a 42 break to beat Matt Lee 100-79

It was to the be the New Astley Club’s night however with Rhys Evans dishing out a 61-37 beating to Andy Dawson in the last snooker frame.

Third placed Soham Sports Centre run out 4-1 away winners against Cheveley British Legion to keep within touching distance of the top two.

In a scrappy opening snooker frame Colin Johnson gave the visitors an early lead when getting the better of Dave Rabbeth 52-22.

Tom Crawford doubled the visitors lead scoring almost every visit winning comfortably 100-33. Cheveley captain Dave Ingham was under pressure to stop the rot and soon amassed a 45-20 lead over Larry Giblin.

However Giblin clawed his way back into the frame with a series of amazing pots to steal the frame on the pink and win the match for Soham 69-47. Ian Starling ensured that the hosts would get at least a point on the board when beating Richard Badcock, who was returning from a two-year absence, 100-67.

In the last game Soham captain Karl Johnson hardly missed a ball as he breezed past an injured Dale Jeffery 79-8 to wrap up the win.