Soham emphatically beaten on home patch

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Soham Sports Centre found themselves on the end of a 5-0 whitewash at the hands of Cambridge Snooker Centre in the Newmarket Snooker and Billiards League.

The first snooker game was tightly contested with Soham’s Colin Johnson gaining a 24-point lead with only 25 left on the table, but his opponent Joey Wong made a brilliant 25 clearance to win by one point 56-55.

Tom Crawford was the next Soham player to get the chop as Tony French dished out a billiard lesson for free, winning comfortably 100-50, before Shane Challis was edged out 53-40 in the second snooker frame by Chris Marchant.

Soham captain Kevin Peacock was next to fall when going down 100-62 in the second billiards game.

The whitewash was completed when Jordan Lemmon brushed aside Larry Giblin 67-7.

Cheveley Road Club A run out convincing 4-1 winners at Mildenhall Social Club.

The visitors raced into a 2-0 lead thanks to a 47-38 win by Paul Sharpe in the opening snooker frame and a 100-77 victory for Larry Wargen in the first billiards match.

Stef Wait potted a long black to clinch the frame against Andy Dawson 54-53 and pull a point back for the hosts.

David Bentinck battled his was way past against Alan Benton in the last billiards game for a 100-45 win to extend the visitors lead.

In the last snooker game, Paul Bunting’s early 30-point lead proved to much for Steve Jones senior to overhaul, with Bunting running out the 58-26 winner.

Paul Jefferies got Cheveley Road Club B off to a flying start in their 4-1 win over the New Astley Club by winning the first snooker game 58-55.

Steve Kerr hit a 52 and several other 20s and 30s, thrashing Astley captain Chris Chibberd 175-16 in the first billiards game.

A 59-38 victory for Dan Stoodley in the second snooker frame and a 100-30 drubbing dished out by Cheveley Road Club captain Karl Bursford made it 4-0 for the home side.

The New Astley Club averted the whitewash thanks to Steve Green.