First win of the season for New Astley

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The New Astley Club celebrated their first win of the season in the Newmarket Snooker and Billiards League with a 3-2 win against Cheveley British Legion.

Things started well for the visitors as Dave Rabbeth picked up the first snooker frame 46-26, but matters were soon level as Ryes Evans secured his first win of the new season with a 100-87 success against Dale Jeffery in the first billiards match.

Rob Walker made it 2-1 to the home side by giving Dave Ingham a lesson, but Ian Starling steadied the ship to set up a decider between Matt Lee and Del Ford.

It was Lee who gained the initiative, holding on to win 51-29.

Mildenhall Social Club suffered defeat on home soil after slipping up 3-2 to Cambridge Snooker Centre.

Victories for John Mutch and visiting captain Peter Johnson put Cambridge Snooker Centre into an early 2-0 lead.

Acting Mildenhall Social Club captain Stef Wait beat Nathan Saunders, but the visitors sealed the match as Tony French proved too strong for veteran Bernie How.

The Social Club were able to grab the last snooker frame of the night with Steve Jones beating Tony Carr 48-14.

Soham Sports Centre sent a clear message to their league rivals with a convincing 4-1 over Cheveley Road Club B.

Larry Giblin got the ball rolling for Soham with a 54-37 win over Dan Stoodley, before the league’s star billiards player Steve Kerr levelled up the match with a 175-96 win over Kevin Peacock.

Lee Fuller matched Paul Jefferies’ scoring, gaining a good lead by the colours then fluking a snooker on the blue that Jefferies did not get out of.

Chris Blease kept up his 100 per cent record, defeating Karl Bursford 125-83, and Colin Johnson played his best game in a long while, knocking in a 31 break to demolish Jason Browes 81-20.