Table-toppers crash out in the first round of cup

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Cheveley Road Club B powered past Newmarket Snooker and Billiards League table-toppers Cambridge Snooker Club in the first round of the League Cup.

Paul Jefferies showed some of the form that made him a feared player a season ago with a comprehensive win over Matt Wally 60-12, before the visitors’ captain Karl Bursford took no time at all to defeat Tony French 100-50.

It looked like a whitewash was on the cards, but in the next snooker game, Cheveley Road Club’s Dan Stoodley lost out on the black to Jordan Lemmon 47-41.

The heavily-handicapped Stevie Kerr was in no mood for mercy, beating Cambridge captain 175-54 to secure the match.

In the last game, Jason Browes made it a 4-1 win for the visitors by beating Chris Marchant 50-40.

Soham Sports Centre managed to oust Cheveley British Legion 4-1.

It was the home side’s captain Dave Ingham that drew first blood though, defeating Larry Giblin 62-23 before Soham captain Kevin Peacock beat Mark Avison to level it.

The next snooker game was a long tactical battle that went all the way to a black ball game between the hosts’ Ian Spinks and eventual winner Shane Challis 39-36.

Chris Blease was on top form in the second billiard game, defeating Ian Starling 125-55 to win the match.

Colin Johnson hit a 28 en route to a 68-27 win over Dave Rabbeth to wrap up the victory.

Cheveley Road Club A team made it into the next round with a 4-1 win away to the New Astley Club.

Andy Dawson got the show on the road for the visitors with a good win against Steve Debenham 57-14 before David Bentick doubled his side’s lead, defeating the Astley captain Chris Hibberd 100-66.

Matt Lee pulled one back for the home side to give them a glimmer of hope, beating Paul Bunting 36-12, but the match was all over when Ryes Evans was unable to stop Larry Wargen from running out 100-57 winner.

The last snooker game was played but the home side’s Rob Walker came out second best to Paul Sharpe, 59-24.