Washington Snooker eased to a 4-1 victory over Biddick B to maintain a slender lead at the top of the Danby Autos Sunderland Snooker League.
Peter Mills claimed the first frame against Stephen Thompson 72-52 before Gavin Dixon levelled in the next frame.
Norman Leslie edged Washington into the lead and Roful Hoque won the fourth frame.
Washington’s Stephen Thompson/Norman Leslie won the pairs against Philip Straughan/Paul Cobb to claim the victory.
Joe Cromby got Whitburn off to a good start away at Lumley, before Mark Fox increased the lead in the second frame.
Alec Hannan pulled one back for Lumley before a 33-break helped John Smith win the fourth frame.
In the pairs, a 24-break by Graeme Ablett, when paired with Mark Fox, helped defeat Sean Henderson/Brian Meuse 58-51 for a Whitburn 4-1 win.
South Hylton travelled to Mill View and started well with Adam Smith winning the first frame and Graham Rutland clinched the second.
John Spruce pulled one back for Mill View before Howard Lax levelled the match.
In the deciding pairs frame, South Hylton’s Adam Smith/Bobby Boyce beat John Spruce/Stephen Chandler 77-50 for the 3-2 win.
Steels fought back from a frame down to clinch a 4-1 win over the Victory.
Jimmy Gales, Ray Charlton Junior, Phil Spoors sealed wins, while Tommy Ayre/Vince Flynn won the pairs against Gerry Porter/John Butler 75-19.
Darren Dowell claimed a consolation for Victory.
Elsewhere in the league, Glendale beat Pennywell Comrades 4-1 and Seaham Conservatives B edged to a 3-2 victory over The Hetton Centre.
The match between Seaham Conservatives A and Biddick A was expected to be close and the singles alternated into a 2-2 situation before Seaham took the pairs for the overall 3-2 result.
H Congratulations to South Hylton’s Graham Rutland, who beat Washington Snooker’s Gary Bell 3-0 in the Open Singles final.
H Congratulations also goes to South Hylton’s Adam Smith, who saw off Lumley’s Alec Hannan 3-2 in the final of the Handicap Singles.