Edwards shows his class for Seaham in tough draw with Mill View

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GLEN Edwards, of Seaham Knack, produced the outstanding performance this week in the Westoe Removals Sunderland Snooker League with breaks of 72 and 29 in his singles against Mill View A.

John Burnell took the last two colours to win the first frame for Mill View with Adam Burnell the other winner for the home team.

Paul Henderson, one of the newcomers to the Knack, played well when winning the pairs with Gary Dormand to force a 2-2 draw.

Steels hold top spot in group two after a 3-1 win against Woodside B in a good performance on their home table.

Michael Sayers (67-49), Tom Ayre (65-20) and Ray Charlton (45-23) all won in the singles.

A good attempt by Ayre and Charlton narrowly failed in the pairs after Ayre took on a fine cut into a bottom pocket but left it over the pocket.

Washington Snooker stopped Pennywell’s run with a 3-1 victory that took three teams on 16 points. Gary and Mark Bell took the first two singles before Stephen O’Wellen replied for Pennywell.

Gary Bell had breaks of 34 and 20 as he joined Mark in winning the pairs.

Hylton had three close winning frames in the singles against the Duck, who claimed the pairs as Towie and Dowell had a 61-31 success.

Cheemas took the first two singles against Woodside A before Martin Johnson took the third frame for Woodside. Campion and Cheemas took the pairs comfortably in a 3-1 result.

Biddick A steamrollered the Railway winning all the frames in a 4-0 success.

The fourth group saw the top three teams all claim 3-1 successes leaving the table as it was.

Pennywell C lost the first frame with Peter Mills successful for Biddick B before Michael Burnikell and Brian Parkin replied for the home team.

Ian and Kevin Mcdermott took the pairs to complete the recovery.

Richard Cougle, Michael Monaghan and Les Pinder took all the singles for Seaham Cons before Ran Chema and Anth Longstaff took the pairs for Cheema B.

The Victory started well against Mill View B as Ray James took his chances to win the first frame, and it was looking good for them in the second as John Butler had a 20 break to add to his handicap opening up a 35-point lead.

A 22 break by John Spruce reduced the deficit and it went back to the black before Sprice won 74-69.

Another tight frame went to Mill View when Carl Davis beat Les Burnikell. He scored a double when assisted by Sid Bate in winning the pairs for a close 3-1 success.

In group one, Farringdon informed Green Baize that they had difficulty in turning out a team and the fixture will be rearranged.

Avenue and Steels B played a 2-2 draw with Mark Fox beating Adam Smith 57-48 in the first. Chris Cowie and Jim Gales took the next two for Steels fairly comfortably before Fox/Henderson took the pairs for the Avenue.

Good scoring by Stu Coffee, Dean Taylor and Stu Taylor gave Pennywell B the first three frames before Cork/Williamson claimed a consolation in winning the pairs for Murton Vic.

H The tables have been adjusted allowing for the penalties to apply against Cheemas, Murton Vic, Woodside and Biddick for missing a monthly meeting.

The Committee is asking the members to support the Presentation Evening being held at Pennywell Comrades on Friday 13 and that players being given trophies arrive early for the Echo photographer at 7.30. Bottles from the clubs will be appreciated for the raffle prizes during the interval.

Results, Group 1: Green Baize 0 Farringdon 0; Avenue 2 Steels B 2; Pennywell B 3 Murton Vic 1.

Group 2: Hylton 2 Duck 1; Washington 3 Pennywell A 1; Steels A Woodside B 1.

Group 3: Mill View A 2 Seaham Knack 2; Biddick A 4 Railway 0; Cheema A 3 Woodside A 1.

Group 4: Pennywell C 3 Biddick B 1; Seaham Cons 3 Cheema B 1; Victory 1 Mill View B 3.