Smith, Hazard, Ablett, Cromby steer Whitburn to another win

Snooker round-up
Snooker round-up

Whitburn continued their good start to Group One of the Danby Autos Sunderland Snooker Summer League with a 3-1 win away at Pennywell Comrades.

Breaks of 25 and 28 saw John Smith win the first frame 70-53, before Dean Taylor levelled.

Tony Hazard potted well to win the third frame against Anthony Longstaff, before Graeme Ablett/Joseph Cromby won the pairs beating Steven Smith/Ian McDermott 49-38.

Murton Colliery welcomed Steels and got off to an excellent start with Robin Midson winning the first frame against Tommy Ayre 66-52.

Manna Singh secured a close second frame when he defeated Lee Norton 55-47.

Ray Charlton Junior pulled one back for Steels, before Ray Charlton Senior/Jimmy Gales won the pairs against Colin Dobson/Manna Singh 78-44 to force a 2-2 draw.

A 36-break helped Paul Stoves get Lumley A off to a good start away at The Victory.

Ray James dominated the second frame to level the match.

A 27-break helped Gerry Porter move The Victory into the lead with a win over Joe Nord, before Paul Stoves/Paul Nord sealed the pairs leg when they saw off Gerry Porter/Andy Newby 66-29 to make the final score 2-2.

In Group Two, South Hylton continued their perfect start to the season with a 4-0 win away at Lumley B.

Bobby Boyce won the first frame before a 25-break helped Graham Rutland win the second frame on the final black 57-47 against Sean Henderson.

Ian Stewart and Brian Meuse had a tussle in the third frame with Ian potting the final black to win the frame 48-45.

Stewart then teamed up with Graham Rutland to win the pairs 63-44 and complete the clean sweep.

Stephen Clementson got Murton Colliery off to a good start at home to Biddick, beating Steven Tate in a close first frame 52-44 before Terry Froud levelled the match.

Jackson Mason moved Murton back into the lead before David Adamson/Rod Turnbull forced a draw, winning the pairs 58-35.

Farringdon travelled to Seaham Conservatives and started well, with Ryan McKenna winning a close first frame against Robert Cougle on the final black 62-56.

Gary Stockton levelled the match before breaks of 24 and 23 saw Gordon Elliott win a close third frame against Paul Brooke 62-52.

In the pairs, Dave Robinson/Paul Brooke potted well to beat Les Pinder/Ian Hughes 62-37 and force a 2-2 draw.

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