Top two open gap
WASHINGTON Snooker C and Biddick B are the teams to beat in Division Two of the Westoe Removals Sunderland Snooker League after opening up a seven-point lead over the third-placed team.
Washington were given a hard game before beating Murton Vic 3-2, with Ryan Lowe winning the first frame 58-18 for Murton.
Derek Collins came to the rescue by winning the second for Washington with Billy Shotton and Bryan Jeffrey taking the next two.
Lowes had a 33 break and twinned with Clementson to win the pairs for Murton.
Cheema won the first two frames against the Victory before John Butler won 55-54 in the third.
Ray Jakes levelled, before Austin and Cheema won the match in the pairs for Cheema.
Biddick B lost 3-2 to Lumley, who have moved into third place in the table.
Joe Beston and Gary Turner gave Railway a flying start in the first two frames.
Fortune favoured the brave as Les Pinder had luck on his side with several flukes on the colours before winning on the black.
Ian Hughes drew level for Seaham Cons before Railway won the pairs for a 3-2 result.
Farringdon failed to get a team together and did not turn up to play Murton Officials.
St Gabriel’s took the first frame against Lumley A as Steve Hagel produced a good result with 56-39 win over Paul Stoves.
Martin Ball and Ernie Bonsall took Lumley into the lead, before Bill Longley pulled level.
Martin Ball had a 51-break and, paired with Joe Nord, won The last frame for a 3-2 win to Lumley.
Washington Snooker A put in a strong performance against Jordons B and have opened a gap at the top of Division One.
Paul Kirsop, Mark Farnsworth and Stephen Thompson had clear- cut victories before Norman Leslie had a tough frame before overcoming Ritchie Milner.
The clean sweep was achieved as Lesley and Farnsworth had little difficulty in winning the pairs.
A tremendous game was seen before Washington Snooker B took a 3-2 winning result against Whitburn.
Stephen Burdis was supreme in winning the first frame for Whitburn, having breaks of 48 and 28.
Alex Hannan produced a superb 36 clearance to win the frame for Washington.
The pairs saw some excellent safety play for both teams, with the black-ball decider taking over 25 shots before Gary and Mark Bell claimed the frame and result for Washington.
Green Baize lost ground after cancelling their match, with the game rearranged for a future date.
Glendale beat Jordons A 5-0 with Craig Bell beating Kevin Cunningham in the first frame.
The rest of the team responded in style with comfortable results in the remaining frames.
Mill View B lost the first two frames with Mark Anderson and Dean Taylor doing the damage.
John Spruce was at his best to pull one back, before Joe Turner restored the lead.
Spruce was the dominant factor as Mill View won the pairs to restrict the defeat.
The Avenue beat Seaham Knack 3-2.
The first two frames between Biddick A and Mill View A were shared with Dave Adamson winning for Biddick and Kevin Alderson for Mill View.
Rod Turnbull won the third for Biddick, and Peter Davies, of Mill View, was unlucky to lose 60-59 in the fourth.
Dan Alderson and John Burnell took the pairs for Mill View.
H Some interesting matches in the Knock-out competition have been arranged for next week’s free week.
Week 16 Results: Division One: Jordons B 0 Washington Snooker A 5, Biddick A 3 Mill View A 2, Avenue 3 Seaham Knack 2, Glendale 5 Jordons A 0, Washington Snooker B 3 Whitburn 2, Mill View B 2 Pennywell Comrades 3.
Division Two: St Gabriel’s 2 Lumley A 3, Railway 3 Seaham Cons 2, Murton Vic 2 Washington Snooker C 3, Victory 2 Cheema A 3, Lumley B 3 Biddick B 2, Murton Officials 0 Farringdon B 0.
P W L Pts
W’ton Snkr A 16 13 3 62
W’ton Snkr B 16 13 3 58
Whitburn 16 11 5 56
Green Baize 15 13 2 55
Glendale 16 11 5 46
Steels 15 8 7 37
Biddick A 16 7 9 36
The Avenue 16 10 6 36
Jordons B 16 7 9 30
Mill View A 16 5 11 29
Seaham Knack 16 2 14 27
Pennywell Coms A 16 6 10 27
Jordons A 16 3 13 22
Mill View B 16 2 14 19
W’ton Snkr C 15 12 3 52
Biddick B 15 12 3 50
Lumley B 15 10 5 43
Lumley A 15 9 6 42
Seaham Cons 15 8 7 41
Farringdon 14 11 3 39
Murton Vic 14 8 6 36
Railway 15 5 10 32
Pennywell Coms C 14 4 10 30
Murton Officials 14 4 10 29
Cheema 15 6 9 27
St Gabriel’s 15 4 11 23
Victory 14 2 12 19
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