Rampant Victory clean up to create a shock win

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THE Victory produced a shock result in Group two of the Danby Autos Sunderland Snooker Summer League when they beat The Avenue 4-0.

With a 20 handicap start, Andy Newby scored heavily to beat Bob Boyce 87-36, followed by Darren Dowell, also with a 20 start, beating Mark Fox 71-44.

A more competitive third frame saw Kev Harrop clear the 20 handicap, and only lose 62-55 as Anth Kemp won on the black.

R.James and J.Butler took the pairs, when aided by a 23 start, to complete the win with a 60-38 score.

Pennywell Comrades B started well as Kevin McDermott won the first frame, after giving Robert Cougle, of Seaham Conservatives, a 15 handicap start.

Michael Monaghan had one of his better nights as he levelled 56-17 against Ian McDermott.

A 15 start gave Michael Burnikell the impetus to win the third 68-30 against Ian Hughes.

Michael Monaghan completed a double, as twinned with Robert Cougle, they won the pairs to force a 2-2 draw.

Mill View B rarely have a good result when visiting Steels, but this week proved the exception.

A 25 break by John Spruce proved decisive in the first frame against Tom Ayre.

Fortune favoured Norman Brown early in the second against Ray Charlton, who rattled the pockets and suffered with fouls.

Brown held on to his advantage and potted well to take Mill View into a 2-0 lead.

A friendly third frame was seen between George Allen and Sid Bate, with Allen leaving the white ball anchored on the pockets to help Bate.

It took a good finish by Bate, on the colours, to move Mill View further ahead.

Ayre and Charlton had their revenge as they dominated the pairs against Spruce and Brown to collect a consolation point.

Lumley consolidated their lead in Group Three with a 3-1 win against Murton Officials, who had been their nearest challenger.

Paul Stoves had breaks of 22 and 17 in winning the first frame against Manna Singh, and Martin Ball had a 36 break in the second against Robin Midson.

Stephen Rushworth took Lumley into a 3-0 lead against Jackson Mason, before Midston and Singh, aided by a 20 start, won the pairs 70-49 to restrict the defeat.

Two old rivals and neighbours, Farringdon and Pennywell Comrades A, shared the two opening frames, with Paul Tate taking the first 63-7 and Dean Taylor taking the second 55-46 against Colin Wrathmall.

Dave Robinson soon took control of the third frame to move Farringdon into a 2-1 lead, and joined Colin Wrathmall in winning the pairs.

Details are not available for the match between Green Baize and Steels, although, the score of 2-2 would suggest that it had been a close fought match.

Two 4-0 results has thrown Group One wide open with three teams all on the same points.

Seaham Knack has risen from the dead with the acquisition of their new players recruited during the summer.

Ian Stewart has always been considered as a player of note, and his efforts have certainly made the Knack a force to be considered.

Playing an up and coming player in Ryan Lowes, from Murton Big Club, his 33 break set a standard for Lowes to follow.

After giving Lowes a handicap start of 20, Stewart controlled the frame to win 60-30.

George Dormand had a 10 head start against Stephen Cork and steadily built a lead to win 52-35.

A break of 21, by Tony Hazard, helped him win the third frame, before Gary Dormand and Gary Stockton completed the whitewash.

Mill View A also joined the top three with a 4-0 win over the Railway.

A slow start to the first frame saw a period of safety play without a ball being potted, before John Burnell grabbed the iniative built a lead to eventually win 61-31.

Kevin Alderson increased the lead in the second before an interesting third went to Mill View.

Adam Burnell always seemed in control and only needed one ball from the last three, until his opponent saw an opportunity with a great blue, only to be unlucky as his white fell in line with the black covering a simple pink.

The resulting escape left the ball for Burnell to win 76-60.

Dan and Kevin Alderson started brightly in the pairs to go 20 ahead, before openings became available for the Railway pair.

A series of bad misses prevented the Railway reducing the deficit and Mill View duly took their chances to win.

Cheemas expected a close game with Lumley A and took an early lead in winning the first two frames, with Gurj Cheema beating Richard Tiffin and Anth Longstaff.

Brian Muese started a recovery in the third and Andy Drinkwater and Don Roberts completed the fight back in winning the pairs for a 2-2 result.

H Clubs are reminded to collect any extra tickets for the Presentation Evening being held at the Railway on Friday, July 5, while attending the monthly meeting at the Avenue on Thursday, July 4.

Early indication forms for the Winter League can be returned at the meeting.

Results – Group 1: Mill View A 4 Railway 0, Cheemas 2 Lumley B 2, Seaham Knack 4 Murton Big Club 0. Group 2: Steels A 1 Mill View B 3, Victory 4 Avenue 0, Penny Coms B 2 Seaham Coms 2. Group 3: Green Baize 2 Steels B 2, Farringdon 3 Penny Coms A 1, Lumley A 3 Murton Officials 1.


Group 1

Lumley B 5 3 1 1 12

Mill View 5 2 1 2 12

Seaham Knack 5 2 1 2 12

Cheemas 5 2 0 3 10

Murton Big Club 5 1 3 1 7

Railway 5 0 4 1 5

Group 2
Seaham Cons 5 2 0 3 12

Mill View B 5 2 0 3 12

Victory 5 2 2 1 11

Avenue 5 1 2 2 9

Penny Coms B 5 1 2 2 9

Steels A 5 1 3 1 7

Group 3
Lumley A 5 3 0 2 13

Murton Officials 5 2 2 1 11

Steels B 5 2 2 1 11

Penny Coms A 5 1 2 2 8

Green Baize 5 0 1 4 8

Farringdon A 5 1 2 2 7