Green Baize are off to a flying start

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GREEN Baize are setting a fast pace and a high standard so far in Group One of The Westoe Removals Sunderland Snooker League, with five points from the first two games.

In the match against The Duck, Ian Wilson was unable to shake off Ant Kemp who won 66-43.

Jeff Burn responded in the second before Peter Dambrosie regained the lead for Baize. Damrosie joined Burn in winning the pairs.

Steels B won the first frames against Farringdon before Farringdon staged a recovery by taking the last two to force a draw.

Woodside B and Pennywell Comrades A claimed alternating frames in a 2-2 match, with Dave Manning in form to beat Mark Anderson.

The home teams came to the fore in Group Two, with all the matches won 3-1.

Kev Cunningham of Cheemas C beat Tom Ayre 48-39 and Mark Fox took the second. Paul Yuk was pushed all the way by Ken Haley to win 70-62 before Charlton and Sayers claimed the pairs for Steels.

Steve Joyce took the first for Pennywell B but Washington Snooker levelled through Mark Bell. The last two went to Pennywell with Stuart winning the third, Klein and Taylor won the pairs.

Farringdon B took the first two singles against Murton Officials with Paul Grant having a 29 break in the first. Jimmy Ashcroft won the third 60-23 before Robinson and Grant took the pairs.

Hylton A had their second 4-0 success in Group Three, with Biddick B being the victims.

Grindon took the first two frames against Seaham Knack before George Dormand had a 92-50 result in the third for the Knack. He carried his form in the pairs, as he and Glen Edwards forced 2-2 draw.

The Avenue visited Cheemas B and shared the points in a 2-2 result.

Woodside A went top of Group Four with a 3-1 against Hylton B.

Pennywell C had Ian and Kevin McDermot to thank as they took the first two frames against Mill View A. Kevin Alderson replied for Mill View and joined Adam Burnell in winning the pairs to force a draw.

Group Five saw the two games going to 2-2 draws with interesting situations in the matches. Bob Nelson, last week’s hero for Railway suffered defeat in his singles. While the Railway’s pair in the last frame lost 60-9.

Norman Brown had a hard tussle in winning the first frame 45-41 for Mill View B but Ray James responded for the Victory, in the second. David Burnikell was looking lively in the third before John Spruce took the frame.

In the pairs, Sid Bate was eager to play both his and his opponent’s shots and played out of turn on two occasions, and suffered as the pairs eventually turned towards the Victory who won with a spectacular shot on the pink.

Results: Group One: Green Baize 3 The Duck 1, Steels B 2 Farringdon 2, Woodside B 2 Pennywell Comrades 2. Group Two: Farringdon B 3 Murton Officials 1, Pennywell Comrades B 3 Washington Snooker 1, Cheema C 3 Steels C 1. Group Three: Cheemas B 2 Avenue 2, Biddick B 0 Hylton A 4, Grindon 2 Seaham Knack 2. Group Four: Hylton B 1 Woodside A 3, Pennywell C 2 Mill View A 2. Group Five: Mill View B 2 Victory 2, Railway 2 Cheema A 2.