Big two still miles ahead of the rest

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CHEEMA C and Washington Snooker B are dominating the Second Division of the Westoe Removals Sunderland Snooker League.

The pair have opened a gap between themselves and the chasing pack.

Washington were given a good start by Alex Hannan, against St Gabriel’s. Ken Rackstraw levelled before Billy Shotton restored the lead in the third.

Gary Bell increased the lead with Hannan and Gary Bell taking the pairs for a 4-1 result.

Unbeaten Glendale lost their first match 4-1 against Cheema C.

Mark Farnsworth and Paul Kirsop took Cheema into a 2-1 advantage.

Paul Yuk took the fourth with Farnsworth and Thompson taking the pairs for by Cheema.

Washington Snooker C’s delayed game against Biddick B went their way 3-2.

In the normal fixture, they played the Victory and won 4-1, with Derek Collins impressing, he then twinned with Bryan Jeffries to win the pairs.

Seaham Cons staged a recovery against Biddick B with Michael Simpson and Peter Mills being successful for Biddick. Ian Hughes and Gordon Elliot won the next two singles and Cougle and Cowell took the pairs for the Cons.

Murton Officials took the first two frames against Cheema B. Rab Cheema took the third before Paul Davidson took the Officials into a 3-1 lead.

Longstaff and Cheema took the pairs.

Colin Wrathmall had a 23 for Farringdon B before Brian Park and Kevin McDermott took Pennywell C into a 2-1 lead.

Michael Burnikell increased the lead in the fourth. Ian Douglas and Ryan Meldrew then took the pairs for Farringdon.

Washington Union and the Railway shared the singles before Stafford and Telford won the pairs to claim the 3-2 result.

Murton Vic won alternating single frames against Cheema A before Cheema and Wolfe won the pairs for the away team.

Whitburn’s winning run continued with a 5-0 win against Pennywell A to increase their lead at the top of Division One.

Hylton A lost the first two against Mill View A with Keith Johnston and John Burnell being the winners, and narrowly won the third on the black before completing a recovery to win 3-2.

Biddick A’s Mick Riley beat Gary Moore of the Avenue before Mark Fox levelled.

Graham Smith restored the lead in the third and Rod Turnbull took Biddick into a 3-1 lead. Moore and Fox dominated the pairs to keep the result to a 3-2 defeat.

Woodside B took the first two frames against Seaham Knack before Gary Stockton and Stephen Henderson levelled for Seaham.

The deciding pairs went to Milner and Qazi of Woodside.

Washington Snooker A had a tough match against Farringdon A as Tom Feenan and Mick McLoughlin took the opening frames.

Mark Bell beat Ian Stewart in the third frame and Jason Dewar took the fourth. Rutland and Bell took the pairs to claim a 3-2 victory.

Mill View B had Colin Davis beating Dean Wilson of Green Baize before Kevin Brown levelled.

Craig Kane took Baize into the lead, that was increased as Jeff Burn fluked the pink. Justice was done in the pairs as Burn went in off to lose the frame in a 3-2 to Green Baize.

Woodside A took the first three frames, before Chris Cowie took the fourth for Steels and Charlton and McLaren dominated the pairs for Steels. Dean Taylor of Pennywell B had a 45 break and Kev Steabler of Hylton B a 29 in the first frame in a 80-42 to the Comrades. It was all square in the singles before Coffey and Taylor gave Pennywell the 3-2 in the pairs.

H Knock-out competitors are reminded that all results must be sent to Vince Flynn for inclusion into the next draw. Known winners this week are Craig Kane in the open, K&I McDermott in the pairs, Cheema and Longstaff and Longstaff and O’Brian in the pairs.

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

Division Two: Murton Vic 2 Cheema A 3, Farringdon B 2 Pennywell Comrades C 3, Cheema B 2 Murton Officials 3, St Gabriel’s 1 Washington Snooker B 4, Washington Union 3 Railway 2, Glendale 1 Cheema C 4, Washington Snooker C 4 Victory 1, Seaham Cons 3 Biddick B 2.