Advantage is extended by a whitewash

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Cambridge Snooker Club extended their lead at the top of the Newmarket Snooker and Billiards League with a whitewash away at Cheveley Road A.

Cheveley captain Paul Sharpe only managed 26 points — half opponent Jordan Lemmon’s 52.

It was 2-0 when Peter Johnson brushed aside David Bentinck 100-49 and Johnny Mutch secured the match for the visitors, knocking in a 33 break to outpoint Andy Dawson 84-30.

Tony French made it 4-0, winning the second billiards game against Larry Wargen 100-64 and Chris Merchant concluded the rout with a tidy 87-37 win against Paul Bunting, including a 29 break.

Cheveley Royal British Legion captain Dave Ingham got his team off to a flyer defeating Dan Stoodley 59-48, but it was downhill all the way after that as visiting Cheveley Road B ran amok.

Stevie Kerr had a brilliant 60 break in the next billiards game, but almost came unstuck against Mark Avison before winning 175-91.

Darren Halfpenny was on fire, winning 58-14 against Ian Spinks, and Karl Bursford grabbed the second billiards game against Ian Starling 100-78.

Jason Browes got Cheveley Road the last game on the black, beating Dave Rabbeth 56-53.

Soham Snooker Club were without their charismatic captain and it showed as they lost to Mildenhall Snooker Club for the first time in a couple of seasons.

Reserve player Kevin Richardson slogged out the first frame, taking almost one hour against Stef Wait, but to no avail as he lost on the black 43-40.

Tom Crawford just could not get going in the next billiards game and when he did it was too late, losing 100-85 to Richard Badcock.

Colin Johnson did the double over Steve Jones Junior with a 50-18 victory and Chris Blease switched to billiards for a convincing 125-52 win over Alan Benton, setting up a final frame decider which went the way of the visitors as Richard Lyes was too strong for Larry Giblin, 66-28.