Advantage Green Baize in title hunt

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GREEN Baize hold a one-point lead over Washington Snooker A at the top of Danby Autos Sunderland Snooker League Division One, thanks to a 3-2 win away at Lumley A.

Paul Stoves won the first frame for Lumley before David Compton and Craig Kane replied for Green Baize.

A shortage of players for Lumley meant Green Baize claimed the fourth frame before Paul Stoves and Joe Nord beat Dean Wilson and Craig Kane to claim the pairs for Lumley.

Washington Snooker A had a tough match at home to Whitburn and needed a win to keep the pressure on Green Baize.

Jason Rodgers got Whitburn off to a good start, beating Stephen Thompson, before Craig Barron won the second.

John Smith increased the lead when winning the third frame before a 27-break by Jay Dewar helped pull one back.

In the pairs, a 38-break by Stephen Thompson and a 20-break by Norman Leslie helped claim the frame and restrict the defeat to 3-2.

South Hylton moved two points clear of Glendale in third place after a 4-1 win at home to Seaham Conservatives with Ian Stewart getting them off to a good start.

Bobby Boyce increased Hylton’s lead and breaks of 20 and 24 saw Graham Rutland win the third frame.

Les Pinder pulled one back for Seaham before a 30-break by Ian Stewart, when paired with Bobby Boyce, helped claim the frame 67-25.

Glendale and Pennywell Comrades were involved in an interesting game before Pennywell won 3-2.

Dean Taylor dominated the first frame and Joe Turner won the second frame.

John Danby helped pulled one back for Glendale and Paul Atkinson levelled soon after.

Dean Taylor and Steven Smith won the pairs to claim the victory.

An outstanding performance brought its reward as Washington Snooker B won 4-1 away to Mill View B.

Billy Shotton and Roful Hoque put Washington in control, but John Spruce pulled one back for Mill View.

Derek Collins restored Washington’s two-frame lead and in the pairs, Derek Collins, when paired with John Hall, helped pinch the frame.

Steels hit form with a 4-1 win away to Biddick A with Tom Ayre beating Graham Smith in the first frame.

Michael Riley won the second before Ray Charlton moved Steels back into the lead.

Lee Norton won the third frame before Tom Ayre and Jimmy Gales won the pairs for Steels.

Lumley B, the Division Two champions, continued their unbeaten run with an excellent 5-0 win away to St Gabriels.

Brian Meuse, Sean Henderson, Andrew Drinkwater, Ritchie Tiffin all clinched wins.

In the pairs, Sean Henderson and Andrew Drinkwater completed the clean sweep.

The match of the week in Division Two involved Mid Boldon and Biddick B, with both teams needing a win to try and finish in second place.

Michael Simpson got Biddick off to a perfect start and Peter Mills increased the lead.

Trevor Walton made it 3-0 and Craig Bell made it a clean sweep.

In the pairs, Paul Hanney and George Matthews beat Trevor Walton and John Temple to prevent the whitewash.

Mill View A have been involved in a number of 3-2 results this season and this week was no different, away at Cheemas.

Lee Campion won a close first frame before John Burnell levelled.

Adam Burnell moved Mill View ahead and Kevin Alderson increased the lead minutes later.

James Hair and Anthony Longstaff claimed the pairs 51-29 for Cheemas.

Murton Officials had a good 4-1 win away to Railway with only the pair’s frame escaping them.

Robin Midson, Manna Singh, Colin Dobson and a shortage of players by Railway meant Murton claimed the singles frames.

In the pairs, Norman Lynn and Gary Turner potted well to claim a consolation point.

Pennywell Comrades B had an excellent 4-1 win against the Victory.

Michael Burnikell and George Clark won the first two frames.

Darren Dowell pulled one back for the Victory before Kevin McDermott won the fourth.

Brian Parkin and Kevin McDermott beat Gerry Porter and Ray James in a close pairs frame.

Murton Colliery had a bye this week, but have sadly been deducted two points and fined for not attending this monthly meeting.

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