Snooker: New boys battling it out for promotion
THE match of the day in the Singles League this week came in Section D when the top two teams faced each other at the Ray Edmonds Snooker Centre.
Both Ray Edmonds Z and Blossom Way All Stars are new to this league and, in their first season, are both looking likely for promotion.
First on for the home team was Shane Newbold and, with the aid of a 37 break, he narrowly beat All Stars' top man Daz Edwards before Craig Smith shared his frames with Brad Mowforth to put the Edmonds side 3-1 up.
Ross Lowther pulled a frame back for the Blossoms but Paul Brett Jnr restored the two-point advantage when winning the next frame.
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Paul Brett Snr took on visitor Steve Walker in the last pairing and, after two very close frames, it was Walker who came out on top to earn a hard-fought draw for the Immingham lads, which keeps them within touching distance of the top team.
Road Runners faced Cromwell B at the Edmonds Club but despite their best efforts, they couldn't shake off opponents Mick Bird, Brian Broomhead, Jim Bird and Keith Fuller who all won a frame for the visitors in another 4-4 draw.
Liam Hulse and Brad Burrell both won two and Lewis Sewell scored a single against Phillip Madin as Cue World Boys beat Not Bottom 5-3. Adam Board won the other two frames for the Rocks.
Two-nil wins from Dave Hobbins and Jim Drury, and a single from Jam McKeon against Win Rose, gave Ray Edmonds Jubilee a 5-3 result against Hasbeens, for whom Bernard Christy won the last two frames.
A 2-0 from Terry Littlefair was cancelled out by a similar effort from Mark Furneaux as Laceby Legion A came back to draw 4-4 with Cue World N.
Steve Austwick Garden Services tasted defeat for the first time this season in Section A when playing away at Hainton A. They got off to the perfect start when Sean Norfolk won the first two frames, and Pete Mitchell shared with Paul Codd to put them 3-1 up, but they couldn't hang on as Ray Hammond and Butch Reynolds won the last four frames for the home team in a 5-3 victory.
Nats A struggled at Clee Bowls Police when Mark Stainton and Shaun Cook both won a frame for the home team and Johnpaul Teanby won two to hold them to a 4-4 draw.
A single from Ian Taylor against Kev North and 2-0's from Keith Tomlinson and Jase Lawton put Cromwell A 5-1 up at TR Carpets A.
That was their lot, however, as Rick Gilliatt won the last two frames for the Carpets to restrict their opponents to a 5-3.
An opening four frame salvo from Chris Taylor and Dave Page, and single from Luke Major and George Bartlett against Gary Wright and Drew Winship, gave Hainton B a 6-2 at Healing Mens.
Grimsby Police drew 4-4 with Clee Bowls A when Ian Dannatt won two for the Coppers and Roy Ling did the same for the Bowlers.
Carr Lane D won 5-3 at 1 None Golfer when Mark Leggett won both his frames and Arthur Young, Joe Goodfellow and Steve Leggett shared with Matt Clayton, Mark Woolliss and Phil Watts.
Cromwell Rat Pack entertained relegation threatened Westlands A in Section B and did them no favours when Rick Bass, Mick Greenhalgh and Ryan Johnstone all won 2-0 before Byron Hatfield saved the slam for the Wessies with a single against Sean Carlisle.
Westlands Juniors, also deep in trouble at the wrong end of the table, did a little better when Steve Neul won both his frames against G.S.N. Westlands and Tony Eglin shared with Ted Foster. Dan Morton and Craig Sidney both won 2-0 for G.S.N. in a 5-3 victory.
Nats B beat Clee Bowls D 5-3 when Chris Yull and Wayne Webber both won two and Nick Woods shared with Dave Johnson. Bob Barnes won the other two frames for the Bowlers.
An opening 2-0 from Chris Brown, and singles from Daz Braithwaite, Mel Pratt and John Baker, against John Anderson, Mathew McRae and Craig Hatfield, gave Linden Homes B a 5-3 against Jammie Dodgers.
Jason Reynolds won both his frames for Linden Homes Snipers but Mick Laverick did the same for Clee Bowls C as the teams drew 4-4.
2-0 wins from Mike Caborn and Phil Marshall and a single from Garry Avison against Tony Potter, gave Grey N Balding a 5-3 at South Bank Imo's. Alan Wortley won both his frames for the home team.
Re-Generation K extend their lead at the top of Section C after winning 6-2 at Carr Lane E. Andrew Fletcher, Carl Salah and Dan Webster were their 2-0 winners in response to a 2-0 from Stu Sadler.
Ray Edmonds N went down 5-3 at home against Birds Eye B when Paul Grayson and Wayne Douglas both won two for the visitors and Simon Douglas shared with Lee Singleton. Ritchie Grant won the 2-0 for the home team.
2-0 wins from Jamie Smith and Mark George and a single from Scott Jackson against Mark Tarttelin gave T.R. Carpets B a shock 5-3 victory against Grimsby Police A.
Laceby Legion B just about stay in touch with the leaders after a 6-2 victory at South Bank B. Glen Glover, Jay Cowan and Lee Doughty were their 2-0 winners in reply to a 2-0 from Terry Ironmonger.
Cambridge D took Cabbies for a ride when Jamal Uddin and Tom Walker both won 2-0 and Martin Dowling and Craig Kuzumczak shared with Ian Singleton and John Mimmack in a 6-2 victory.
Another team to win 6-2 were Rays Rockers and it was Richard Caunt, David Taylor and Matt Jones who won the 2-0's for them. Garry White won the other 2-0 for Cambridge C.
Roger Smith and Gerry Howes both won two, and Brian West won a single against Andy Stocks as Birds Eye A beat Ray Edmonds S 5-3. Steve Arnold won the two for the Edmonds team.