Mill View in top form as Comrades are sent packing

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THE biggest winners in this week’s matches in the Westoe Removals Sunderland Snooker League were Mill View, who saw off Pennywell Comrades A 5-0.

John Burnell had a 38 break to give Mill View the first frame before Paul Jenkins won the second 65-53.

A close third frame went to Keith Johnson 57-54 before Adam Burnell took the fourth 51-27. Davies and Burnell won the pairs 65-21 to complete the whitewash. Pennywell B won 4-1 against the Avenue after taking the first three singles comfortably before Dean Taylor won the fourth 54-53 against Bob Fisher.

He was unable to complete the double as Mark Fox and Emma Wilkinson took the pairs 56-11 for the Avenue.

Steels produced a strong performance against Mill View B with Adam Smith, Jimmy Gales and Neil McLaren unstoppable in the first three frames before Carl Davis replied in the fourth for Mill View.

A fluked red led to a break by Chris Cowie in the pairs and, aided by Ray Charlton, he clinched the match 4-1.

Whitburn still lead the table although they were not at their best against Woodside A, who took the first frame through Billy Milne.

Phil Freeman levelled before Chris Grimmer restored the advantage in the third. John Smith made it all square in the fourth and joined Phil Freeman, whose 54 break dominated the pairs, as Whitburn took the match 3-2.

Green Baize took all the singles against Washington Snooker A with a strong performance, before Graham Rutland (with a 37 break) and Mark Bell took the pairs to prevent the whitewash.

Hylton A had Bob Boyce and Norman Leslie to thank for a two-frame lead before Ian Stewart and Mick Loughlin replied for Farringdon A. Harrop and Leslie won the pairs in a 3-2 success.

Seaham Knack only had three players so a 3-2 loss against Biddick A was a good result. The singles went 3-1 to Biddick before a 40 break by Gary Stockton was the deciding factor for the Knack winning the pairs.

Woodside B had a 4-1 win against Hylton B, who only had three players on the night.

Cheema C and Washington Snooker C still hold a comfortable lead in the Second Division, although both teams had tight results.

A very good game was seen between Washington C and Cheema C with three very close frames after Mark Farnsworth had a 60 break in the first.

Billy Bell and Paul Kirsop, Derek Collins and Anthony Miller had close finishes before Bryan had a colour clearance to win the fourth.

An 85 break by Paul Yuk gave Cheema the pairs in a 3-2 score.

Washington B started well as Gordon Dixon took the first frame away at the Railway before a nip and tuck frame went to Gary Turner to level.

Gary Bell had a 58 break as Washington went back into the lead, before a fightback in the last two frames gave Railway a surprise 3-2 result.

Glendale and Murton Officials renewed their rivalry as Craig Bell and Bob Lamb shared the first two frames. John Wiseman and John Danby took Glendale into a 3-1 advantage before Ashcroft and Banks took the pairs for Murton.

Steve Hagel was star man for St Gabriel’s winning his singles and joining Tony Grimes in winning the pairs in a 3-2 defeat against Cheema A.

Michael Austin, Lee Campion and Michael Wolf took the middle three frames for Cheema. Pennywell Comrades C can produce good results at times and a strong show saw them win 4-1 away at Washington Union.

Kevin McDermott, Michael Burnikell and Ian McDermott won the first three singles before Bill Smillie responded for Washington. McDonald and McDonald sealed the result by winning the pairs 51-11.

Stephen Cook and Gordon Elliott shared the first two frames in the match between Murton Vic and Seaham Cons before Eddie Wilkinson and Chris Fish, aided by a 34 break, won the next two for Murton. Pinder and Cowell claimed the pairs for the Cons.

Results, Division One: Whitburn 3 Woodside A 2, Hylton A 3 Farringdon A 2, Biddick A 3 Seaham Knack 2, Mill View A 5 P’well Comrades A 0, Woodside B 4 Hylton B 1, Washington Sn A 1 Green Baize 4, Steels A 4 Mill View B 1, P’well Coms B 4 Avenue 1.

Division Two: St Gabriel’s 2 Cheema A 3, Washington Union 1 Pennywell Coms C 4, Glendale 3 Murton Officials 2, Railway 3 Washington Snooker B 2, Cheema B 4 Victory 1, Farringdon B 3 Biddick B 2, Murton Vic 3 Seaham Cons 2, Washington Snooker C 2 Cheema C 3.