Washington secure promotion to the big time

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WITH one week to go to complete the winter season of the Westoe Removals Sunderland Snooker League, Washington Snooker B has secured the runners-up spot in the Second Division.

With Cheema C already assured of the championship they, plus Washington, will be promoted to the First Division. The relegation positions will be determined when the league is reformed in September depending on the number of applicants.

Whitburn held their advantage in the First Division after winning 4-1 away at the Avenue, losing their only frame as Emma Wilkinson won on the final black.

Green Baize moved into the second position when winning the delayed match with Woodside A 4-1, and this week’s fixture with Farringdon A 4-1.

Jeff Burn returned to the side after illness and celebrated with a 33 break in the first frame.

Dean Wilson took the second before Ian Stewart won a tight third 41-37 against Peter Dambrosie. Craig Kane won the fourth and joined with Burn in winning the pairs.

The club match between Pennywell A and B teams was very close and did not reflect in the 5-0 result to the A team.

Joe Turner beat Stu Coffee 56-53, Mark Anderson beat Steve Joice 56-42, Paul Wyatt beat Stu Taylor 53-38 and the last singles went to Stephen O’Wellen 44-40 against Dean Taylor. Anderson and O’Wellen won the pairs 62-4.

Mill View A lost 4-1 against Steels, losing all the singles including two frames on the final black ball. Johnson and Burnell took the pairs 59-19 for a consolation point.

Mill View B started badly away at Seaham Knack with Shawn Donnelly having a 25 break in winning the first and Gary Stockton imperious in winning the second.

Steve Chandler fought back to win the third after his opponent had missed an easy pink with the back handy to claim the frame. John Spruce levelled in the fourth aided by a number of fouls by his opponent. G Stockton and George Dormand dominated in winning the pairs.

Biddick A took the first two frames against Washington A with Graham Smith having a 28 and Mick Riley breaks of 38 and 21. Graham Rutland took the third and twinned with Mark Bell in winning the pairs for Washington. Woodside A complete a whitewash against Hylton B who only had three players.

A lack of cards restricts the report in the Second Division, although one performance of merit was that by Michael Monaghan, who recovered from a 41 deficit to win the first frame for Seaham Cons against Murton Officials, leading to a 4-1 success.

Cheema C took all the points against St Gabriel’s with Paul Yuk having breaks of 32 and 22 in his frame.

Glendale must be pleased with their first season in the Sunderland League in finishing in third place with a 5-0 against Farringdon B.

Craig Bell led the way with a 32 break in the first and John Wiseman and John Danby contributing with breaks of 22 and 21 in their singles.

Pennywell C had a good 4-1 win against Biddick B with Peter Mills winning a consolation for Biddick and Brian Parkin replying by winning 53-50 in the third.

The monthly meeting will be held at the Avenue on Thursday, May 3, when venues will be required to be checked for the knock-out finals.

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

Division Two: Cheema A 4 Victory 1, Pennywell Comrades C 4 Biddick B 1, Murton Officials 1 Seaham Cons 4, Railway 1 Murton Vic 4, Glendale 5 Farringdon B 0, Cheema C 5 St Gabriel’s 0.