South Hylton open up healthy lead at top after another win

Snooker round-up
Snooker round-up

South Hylton defeated Farringdon 3-1 in Group Two of the Danby Autos Sunderland Snooker Summer League to open up a two-point lead at the top.

Hylton started strongly as breaks of 22 and 21 helped Bobby Boyce win the first frame against Dave Agar.

Graham Rutland quickly won the second frame, beating Paul Brooke, before Ryan McKenna claimed the third against Ian Stewart.

In the pairs, an excellent 54 break by Adam Smith, when paired with Kevin Harrop, won Hylton the frame 78-15 for a 3-1 win.

Seaham Conservatives travelled to Murton Colliery and got off to a good start with Gary Stockton winning the first frame.

Ian Hughes won a close second frame, beating Eddie Williamson on the final black 52-51, before Jackson Mason pulled one back for Murton.

In the pairs, Eddie Williamson/Jackson Mason forced a draw when they saw off Michael Monaghan/Gary Stockton.

Steven Tate got Biddick off to a good start at home to Lumley B, beating Andrew Drinkwater 57-17.

Brian Meuse levelled the match with victory over Terry Froud.

Rod Turnbull moved Biddick back into the lead before Brian Meuse/Richie Tiffin forced a draw, beating Rod Turnbull/David Adamson 70-41 in the pairs.

In Group One, Whitburn travelled to Steels and started well with Tony Hazard winning the first frame.

Joseph Cromby potted well to win the second frame before breaks of 24 and 46 helped Ray Charlton Jnr pull one back for Steels.

In a close pairs frame, John Smith/Mark Fox beat Ray Charlton Senior/Tommy Ayre on the final black 59-56 for the 3-1 win.

Gerry Porter got The Victory off to an excellent start at home to Pennywell Comrades, quickly followed by Andrew Newby winning the second frame.

Ray James controlled the third frame before John Butler/Darren Dowell won the pairs, beating Anthony Longstaff/Chris Hallett 70-45, to complete the whitewash.

A 31 clearance by Robin Midson saw Murton Officials get off to a good start away at Lumley A.

Manna Singh then won the second frame, beating Joe Nord 65-46.

Paul Nord pulled one back for Lumley before Justin Ebdy/Bobby Carne beat Paul Stoves/Paul Nord in a close pairs frame 49-43 for the 3-1 win.