Snooker

A good night for struggling sides on Spalding snooker scene

Lowly Holbeach C made a nonsense of the Division One table in Spalding and District Snooker League by almost wiping the floor with Whittlesey A. Only a terrific 22 clearance by Terry Everitt prevented Holbeach C from taking all six points last Thursday. Everitt edged out Mark Gregory on the black ball, but wins for Nigel Ward, Nick Edwards, and ...

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Billiards leaders Donington pass tough Consti test

Table-toppers Donington passed a real test of their Spalding and District Billiards League title credentials by edging out Consti A 4-3 on Monday night. Norman Gookey (R80) and Jim Thompson (R30) made breaks of 23 and 24 respectively to help secure the success for Donington – although Robert Adams’ (R40) hit back with a big win for Consti. Fellow high-fliers ...

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Snooker: Craft-y win for league leaders Gosberton D

Gosberton D’s Jack Craft kept them right on track for the Division Three title in Spalding and District Snooker League. Consti A skipper Pete Law got his side off to a winning start, beating Shane Davies 66-37, but Paul Whyte and Simon Slinger put the league leaders back on course. Paul Kent’s win for Consti A levelled things up at ...

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Billiards: Title hopefuls Donington take chance

Spalding and District Billiards League title hopefuls Donington made the most of a match in hand by taking all seven points against Crowland B. Norman Gookey’s side swept aside the visitors, winning 600-435. Jim Thompson had breaks of 22 and 20 in his 200-170 defeat of Allan Sharman. That result meant Long Sutton started Monday’s match at Consti as deposed ...

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Snooker: Services A pass stern Long Sutton test

Title hopefuls Services A cleared a significant hurdle in their bid for Spalding and District Snooker League Division One glory by beating a strong Long Sutton B side 4-2. The Spalding outfit, who have been top for some time now, are six points clear after defeating high-flying Sutton thanks to frame victories from Charlie Mullane (R21), Pete Mullane (O21), and ...

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Super show is Childs play for billiards ace Rob

A Rob Childs masterclass was the highlight of Monday night’s Spalding and District Billiards League fixtures. The Crowland B potter, who plays off an O200 handicap, reeled of breaks of 70, 50, 47, 33 and 30 (unfinished) to see off Consti D’s Stewart Davies (R20). He was the only Crowland winner, though, as Consti’s John Bellerby (R80) and Alan Hansard ...

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Bourne are back on top as Gray makes his Mark

Bourne SC A are back on top of Spalding and District Snooker League Division Two after a Mark Gray-inspired success over Services C on Thursday night. The league’s most heavily-handicapped player Gray (O98) sunk a 68 break in a black-ball win over Mark Spiller (scr) to clinch a 4-2 victory for the new leaders. Gray’s heroics followed earlier wins from ...

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Sid’s 51 break helps Donington deliver the goods

A fine individual showing from Sid Shaw steered Donington to a 5-2 victory at Pyramid B in the Spalding and District Billiards League on Monday night. Shaw (O10) reeled off a fine 51 break, as well as pocketing further scores of 31 and 23 in his frame win. Norman Gookey (R80) delivered their other frame return, with Darrell Read (R40) ...

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Final unbeaten record smashed by Long Sutton C

They’ve had a tough start to the Spalding and District Snooker League Division Three season – but Long Sutton C smashed the last remaining unblemished record last week. Having won their opening nine games of the campaign, Gosberton D were hot favourites to make it a perfect ten against strugglers Sutton. However, wins for Dan Mayfield (O28), Susan Lefley (R14) ...

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Duo’s brilliant breaks light up Long Sutton derby

The all-Long Sutton clash between the club’s A and B teams in Spalding and District Snooker League served up two of the best breaks of the season so far. A sensational 81 from Sutton B’s Carl Parnell (O42) and a tidy 60 break from Sutton A’s Mat Smith (O42) lit up the Division One contest, which was won 4-2 by ...

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Magic Johnson pockets season’s first billiards ton

Mick Johnson is once again setting the standard in the Spalding and District Billiards League. The Consti B cue ace, who plays off a whopping O170 handicap, made a stunning 108 break in Monday’s 5-2 victory at second-placed Consti A. Johnson’s century surpasses the 80 break he made earlier this term and is the new benchmark for others to target. ...

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Gosberton D keep flawless snooker run going

The Spalding and District Snooker League’s only unbeaten side, Gosberton D, stretched their winning run to eight games in Division Three last week. Wins from Marcus Pell (O21), Simon Slinger (R7) and Jack Craft (R21) kept them perfect with a 4-2 success over fellow high-fliers Bourne SC B, despite a break of 30 from Pete Hodgson-Kerry (scr). Amazingly, the league’s ...

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Euro star Gray secures coveted Mosconi Cup spot

Pool wizard Mark Gray has booked himself a coveted place in the Mosconi Cup after bagging a big European Tour win over the weekend. Gray, a regular performer in the Spalding and District Snooker League for Bourne SC A in Division Two, was victorious at the fifth Euro Tour event of the season at Leende in Holland. That banked the ...

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Pyramid E end Whittlesey C charge in Division Three

Division Three leaders Whittlesey C saw their unbeaten Spalding and District Snooker League start shattered by second-placed Pyramid E last Thursday. The top two went head-to-head in a cracking contest, with the Bourne side eventually prevailing 4-2 thanks to a last-gasp frame win for Neil McLean (R7) over Mick Blythe (R14). Adrian Sharpe (R14) and John Clapton (O7) were the ...

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Donington C edge battle of Division One title rivals

Two of the likely contenders to win Spalding and District Snooker League’s top prize did battle last week – and it was Donington C who laid down an early-season marker. In what was a cracking contest, Donington – third last season – edged out hosts Tulips A 4-2 thanks to the narrowest of final frame wins from Neil Favell (O14). ...

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Four-midable snooker pair remain top in Division Three

There’s seemingly no stopping Gosberton D and Pyramid E in Division Three of Spalding and District Snooker League. Both sides made it four wins from as many games last Thursday night, with Gosberton D edging out Consti E and Pyramid E seeing off Services D. Gosberton’s win was incredibly hard-fought, as they needed frame victories from Nigel Goodwin (R21), Shane ...

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Third straight win is blistering start to snooker season for Services A

Services A are setting the early pace in the top flight of Spalding and District Snooker League after a third straight win. Mike Knight, Paul Quincey and John McDowell secured frames to maintain the Spalding side’s 100 per cent start to the season and send them top of the table. The 4-2 result was Donington C’s first defeat. Jim Thompson ...

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Classy 70 from Green lights up season’s start

Jason Green wasted little time in laying down a marker in the Spalding and District Snooker League as he made an impressive 70 break on the opening night of the season. The cue ace helped steer defending Division One champions Pyramid B to a 4-2 victory over last year’s runners-up Holbeach A in the pick of last Thursday’s Division One ...

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Tulips toppled in super snooker Shield final

Spalding side Tulips were edged out 3-2 by Grantham in the final of the Cliff Hall Memorial Shield at Donington. Graham Crypsey and Shane Gray did win frames for Tulips, but defeats for Tom Goldstein, Craig Fitter and Bren Bowman ensured Grantham sealed the title. Result: Tulips 2 Grantham 3 (Tom Goldstein 2 Lee Gorely 76; Craig Fitter 36 Stuart ...

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Snooker: Duo make Cliff Hall Memorial Shield progress

Hillside and Grantham B are in the hat for the next round of the Cliff Hall Memorial Shield – but they progressed in differing manners. Hillside were made to work hard for their win, having edged out The A Team 3-2 at Donington. Vince Fitter, Kevin Fitter and John Keeton delivered the three wins needed for Hillside, with Nigel Brasier ...

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