Green Baize open up a healthy five-point lead at top of league

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Green Baize have moved five points clear at the top of Group Three in the Danby Autos Sunderland Snooker Summer League after a 4-0 win at home to Pennywell Comrades B.

Kenny Lazenby, Dean Wilson, Jeff Burn were successful in the singles, before Burn teamed up with Wilson to seals the victory in the pairs frame.

Mill View B and Cheemas A played out an entertaining 2-2 draw.

In a battle for third place, Railway were also held to a 2-2 draw against Biddick A.

In Group One, it was a funny week with all the home teams winning their matches 4-0.

The big match of the group was between South Hylton B and Farringdon and a 61 break by Phil Burford got Hylton off to the perfect start.

Adam Smith, Graham Rutland also won their singles, and in the pairs, a 62-break by Smith, when paired with Burford, saw Hylton win for the clean sweep.

Michael Monaghan, Gordon Elliott, Ian Hughes put Seaham Conservatives into a commanding lead.

William Cowell and Gordon Elliott beat Gerry Porter and Darren Dowell to complete the whitewash.

An outstanding performance by Pennywell Comrades A saw them win 4-0 at home to Lumley A.

Joe Turner, Stephen Smith, Dean Taylor sealed wins, before Steven O’Wellen and Stuart Taylor rounded off the win.

In Group Two, South Hylton A have opened up a two-point lead over Steels after a 3-1 win away at Murton Colliery.

Lumley B won 3-1 when they welcomed Steels.

John Temple got Biddick B off to a winning start away to Cheemas B, before Lee Campion won the high-scoring second frame to level.

Peter Mills moved Biddick back into the lead before Philip Straughan and Trevor Walton won the pairs for the 3-1 win.

l After Thursday’s meeting, Farringdon were deducted two points for not attending and the tables have been updated.

Tickets are still available for the presentation night on Friday at the Railway Club.

l Whitburn and Marsden Social Club have announced an evening with world ranked number 34 Gary Wilson on Thursday, August 20, starting at 7.30pm.

Tickets cost £10 and are available by contacting John Smith on 07944028171.