Pairs help Lumley to victory

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In the Danby Autos Sunderland Snooker League, Lumley travelled to Washington Snooker and started well with Sean Henderson winning the first frame with the aid of a 24 break, 55-8.

In a close second frame, a 33 break saw Martin Ball start strongly against Stephen Thompson but, going down to the final black, Stephen pinched the frame 66-57 to level the match.

Norman Leslie won a the third frame on the final black against Andrew Drinkwater 70-67 before a 45 break saw Jimmy Jackson level the match, winning the fourth frame 88-7.

In the pairs, Stephen Thompson/Norman Leslie beat Sean Henderson/Brian Meuse 61-31 for the 3-2 win.

A 40 break saw Mark Fox dominate the first frame for Whitburn at home to Biddick A, winning 66-3 before a 35 break helped Joseph Cromby win the second frame beating Terry Froud 71-41.

Tony Hazard potted well with breaks of 22 and 27 to win the third frame 87-29 and a 23 break saw John Smith win the fourth frame beating Rod Turnbull 66-42.

In the pairs, David Adamson/Rod Turnbull beat John Smith/Graeme Ablett 65-35 to make the final score 4-1 Whitburn.

In the club battle between Seaham Conservatives B and A, Robin Midson got the B team off to the perfect start with an excellent result, beating Gary Stockton 83-44.

Steven Maratty quickly levelled the match beating Manna Singh 66-32 before an excellent comeback saw Jimmy Ashcroft beat Les Pinder 52-38.

Colin Dobson increased the B teams lead winning the third frame 65-41 before a 26 break helped Robert Cougle, when paired with Gordon Elliott, win the pairs 72-26 to reduce the defeat to 3-2.

Steels welcomed Murton Colliery and got off to a perfect start with Tommy Ayre winning the first frame 71-19 and Jimmy Gales winning the second frame against Stephen Cook 59-24.

Ray Charlton Junior won a close third frame beating Stephen Clementson on the final black 46-41 before Vince Flynn won the fourth frame beating Jackson Mason 79-31.

In the pairs, Jackson Mason/Ryan Lowes beat Ray Charlton Senior and Junior 74-23 for a consolation point making the final score 4-1 Steels.

Adam Smith started the first frame strongly for South Hylton at home to Pennywell Comrades with a 40 break until an excellent 25 clearance, including a long pink and long black, saw Joe Turner pinch the frame 75-70.

Breaks of 27 and 36 saw Chris Robson quickly level the match 79-27 before Stuart Taylor dominated the third frame beating Graham Rutland 63-13.

Dean Taylor potted well winning the fourth frame 70-16 before teaming up with Ian McDermott to win the pairs against Bobby Boyce/Ian Stewart 71-41 for the 4-1 win.

Biddick B defeated Mill View 3-2.