BIG BREAK: Mark Gray.

Snooker round-up: Gray stars with 103 break on a night of big KO Cup shocks

A stellar 103 break from Mark Gray lit up the Spalding and District Snooker League’s Knockout Cup fixtures on Thursday night.

The O105 handicapper also added a 27 clearance as he helped his Bourne SC A side to a battling 3-2 victory over Consti F, with Oliver Player (O28) seeing off Warren Peel (scr) in the final frame.

The shock of the round saw Division One leaders Pyramid A dumped out by Division Three side Whittlesey B 3-2.
In a tie that went to the very last black, Kay Skutela (R21) edged past Dean Cole (scr) to send the Bourne boys packing.

Likewise, Holbeach A were upset by lower-graded Services B 3-2.

Paul Doades (R7) sealed the success by beating Mick Pearl (O28) on the final black.

Mark Woodberry (O63) was unfortunate to be on the losing side after making two breaks of 29.

There was no such trouble for Pyramid C, who dispatched Donington A 4-1.

The top tier high-fliers were on fine form, with Spencer Dawkins (O56) sinking a 38 break and Alfonso Palumbo (O49) adding a 35.

Another Division One side progressing were Services A, who got the better of hosts Consti J 3-2 in an all-Spalding tie.

A break of 38 from Mike Knight (O21), scores of 24 and 20 from Phil Spencer (O7) and a cool 27 clearance from Martin Spencer (O21) in the final frame steered Services through.

Elsewhere, Sutton Bridge A defeated hosts Consti I 4-1 in a tie that saw three of the five frames end as black ball games.

Glenn Ryan (O7) and Shane Balding (O35) pocketed breaks of 32 and 24 respectively for victorious Bridge.

Also progressing 4-1 were Services D, who knocked off hosts Boundary B.

Jake Haslam (scr) starred with a 29 break for the victors.

There was an all-Pyramid showdown between the B and E sides that went to the wire, too.

It was Pyramid B who emerged as the winners, with star man Lester Gaunt (O42) making a 37 break to help send the Division Three side through.

Whittlesey A, meanwhile, claimed their home match against Bourne SC B after the visitors failed to turn up.

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