Mill View edge out Washington in re-arranged snooker match

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Mill View A beat Washington 3-2 in a fantastic re-arranged match in the Westoe Removals Sunderland Snooke League.

Keith Johnston took the first frame but the game was levelled as Mark Bell beat John Burnell.

Graham Rutland took Washington back into the lead before Peter Davies made it all square. The deciding pairs frame went to Burnell and Johnston for the overall result. The table has been adjusted accordingly.

There were some fine games in the knock-out competitions, especcially the five-man event.

The top two in Division One met as Steels B entertained Hylton A. Tom Feenan and Norman Leslie opened the proceedings with Feenan having a 37 break, but Leslie fought back to win.

Anthony Miller and Paul Kirsop were level before Miller took the next three colours to win and level the match.

Adam Smith had a 42 break in the third but had to resist a fight back as Darren Browne pulled him back. Smith eventually prevailed to take Steels ahead 2-1.

Kevin Harrop started brightly before a well-constructed break of 62 by Gary Bell took Steels B into the next round.

The inform Gary Ablett potted Woodside into the lead in their game against Steels A.

The handicap then came to the help of Ray Charlton as he kept Wayne Bowmaker at bay.

The third frame saw Ken Haley frustrate Chris Grimmer as Steels went into a 2-1 lead.

A closer frame was seen in the fourth when Jim Gale faced Martin Johnson. A good clearance saw Johnson force a re-spotted black, which Gale took to put Steels A into the next round.

Mill View B’s visitors were Green Baize, who only had four players. That gave Mill View an execllent chance, needing only two frames to go though.

Ken Sands saw off a dangerous opponent in Dean Wilson in the first, Peter Dambrosie following in the second.

John Spruce built a decent lead, before Dambrosie played himself back into the game. The controlled approach of Dambrosie led to him winning on the black.

Some fine play by Jeff Burn enabled him to take the Baize into a lead, before Craig Kane showed his prowess and improvement this season by winning on the blue to win the tie for the Baize.

Seaham Cons only had four players against Pennywell Comrades B and started well with Richard Coogle and Will Cowell taking the first two frames. Pennywell levelled and claimed the last by default to claim the tie.

Results: Open Singles: Graham Rutland beat Tom Feenan, Gary Bell beat Paul Grant.

Pairs: Haley and Gale beat Bowmaker and Grimmer, Dixon and Dowell beat Brigham and Mustard.

Division One Singles: Darren Browne beat Martin Johnson.

In the Over 55s Joe Marwood played well after losing the first frame and recovered to win the second then took the black and the last to move into the next round.

George Allen had a good result in beating Michael Burnikell 2-1.