Burn leads Green Baize to victory

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LEAGUE leaders Green Baize produced a polished performance to beat second-placed South Hylton in the Danby Autos Sunderland Snooker League Division One clash.

Jeff Burn got Green Baize off to an excellent start before a 21-break by Bobby Boyce helped level the match.

In the third frame, a 40-break by Craig Kane saw him pull away until an excellent comeback by Ian Stewart forced the frame to a re-spotted black.

After some excellent safety shots, an unlucky double kiss by Ian proved costly as Craig potted to clinch the frame 71-64.

In the fourth frame, Kevin Harrop had a 25-break, but this brought a response from Dean Wilson who potted the last five colours to pinch the frame 54-50.

Breaks of 21 and 25 by Craig Kane, when paired with Jeff Burn, took the pairs 61-31 for a 4-1 success.

Washington Snooker A took full advantage of South Hylton’s loss with a 4-1 win over Glendale.

Thomas Gwyn got Glendale off to a good start before Stephen Thompson levelled the match.

Norman Leslie took the third and Gavin Dixon the fourth before Stephen Thompson and Jay Dewar won the pairs to complete the comeback.

Biddick A sailed to a 4-1 victory at home to Whitburn.

A 32-break by Graham Smith sealed the first frame before Michael Riley beat John Smith in the second.

A 29-break by Jason Rodgers in the third wasn’t enough as David Adamson came from behind to win 53-42.

Craig Barron pulled one back for Whitburn, before Graham Smith and Michael Riley continued their excellent form in the doubles, beating John Smith and Craig Barron.

Martin Ball took the first frame for Lumley A against Steels before Jimmy Gales levelled.

Steven Rushworth restored Lumley’s lead against Ray Charlton before Lee Norton made it all square.

Martin Ball and Steven Rushworth won Lumley the match, potting a re-spotted black for a 54-47 score in the pairs.

The match between Pennywell Comrades A and Washington Snooker B saw the singles alternated into a 2-2 situation before Washington took the pairs for the overall 3-2 result.

A 36-break by Dean Taylor helped him win the first frame before Stephen O’Wellen and Derek Collins had a battle in the second before Derek came out on top.

Joe Turner won the third frame before Brian Jeffrey levelled the match.

In the pairs, Billy Shotton and Derek Collins beat Dean Taylor and Joe Turner.

In the match between the two bottom teams, an outstanding performance brought its reward as Mill View B won 4-1 at home to Seaham Conservatives.

Adrian Daniel potted well to win the first frame before Ian Hughes came from behind against Steve Chandler to pinch the second frame on the black.

John Spruce restored Mill View’s lead and Lee Dixon made it 3-1. Steve Chandler and John Spruce dominated the pairs for the success.

In Division Two, it was a battle of the league’s two unbeaten teams, with leaders Lumley B away to second place Mid Boldon.

Brian Meuse took a close first frame on the pink against Kevin Sanders before Alec Hannan dominated the second.

Sean Henderson won the third and Ritchie Tiffin potted well to help Lumley take all the singles.

Paul Hanney and Kevin Sanders got Mid Boldon a consolation point, winning the pairs in a 4-1 defeat.

Murton Officials entertained Biddick B and Robin Midson’s good form continued when he beat Trevor Walton, before Peter Mills and Craig Bell took the next two frames to move Biddick ahead.

Harland Davidson won the fourth comfortably, beating John Temple to level the match, before Manna Singh and Colin Dobson won the doubles on the black against Philip Straughan and Trevor Walton to claim the 3-2 win.

Stephen Cook gave Murton Colliery a good start in the first frame against Mill View A, beating Keith Johnston. John Burnell soon levelled.

Eddie Williamson defeated Adam Burnell, but Kevin Alderson made it all square again.

Stephen Clementson and Eddie Williamson took the pairs to help Murton claim the 3-2 victory.

A 29-break by Andy Newby helped the Victory get off to an excellent start at home to the Railway.

Gary Turner levelled before Stan Campbell and John Butler moved the Victory into a 3-1 lead.

In the pairs, Norman Lynn and Gary Turner saw off Ray James and Gerry Porter.

Cheemas only had three players, but scored maximum points with a 4-1 win over Pennywell Comrades B.

Lee Campion took the first frame before James Hair beat Brian Parkin.

Gurj Cheema made it 3-0, but Cheemas had to concede the fourth due to not having enough players.

Lee Campion and Gurj Cheema claimed the pairs for the win.