Double Baulkers pay the penalty for being one short

PUBLISHED: 14:42 25 March 2015 | UPDATED: 14:42 25 March 2015

Two-man Double Baulkers lost to Backwell A in the Wrington Vale Billiards League.

TWO-MAN Double Baulkers travelled to Backwell Village Club and returned from their match with Backwell A with just one point as the home team pressed their advantage home.

First up, Backwell skipper Alan Spear played well against DBs Aaron McKee, recording a couple of 20 breaks in a straightforward 35-point win. The next game saw Backwell’s Derek Ellis’s poor recent form continue, DB’s captain Tony McKee utilising his handicap advantage to the full.

In the last game, Tony McKee was nominated to play a second game and, despite a huge handicap advantage against opponent Martyn Howell, found Martyn’s game just too strong as he won by 27 points and secure the valuable aggregate point for Backwell A.

Brian Harvey kindly agreed to play two games in one evening and in a gentlemanly gesture, gave up home table advantage for one match against Martyn Howell, playing on Backwell Village Club’s superb table.

In the Cannons Cup semi-final, Harvey won 150-114, ending with an unfinished break of 47. The other match was another semi-final, with Harvey beating Martyn again, this time in the open cup by 300-132.

Results: Backwell A 3, Double Baulkers 1; Angle Management 3, Zimmers 1; Tina’s Boys 3, Backwell B 1.

Breaks: Tina Owen-Sevilton 42, 34, 29, 27, 24, 23; Roy Jenkins 36, 26; Tom Lucas 21; Alan Spear 24, 20; Martyn Howell 21, 20, 20.

League table

W D L Pts

Tina’s Boys 17 0 7 60

Backwell B 13 1 10 52

Zimmers 10 1 13 52

Double Baulkers 10 2 12 44

Backwell A 12 3 9 40

A/Management 4 3 16 19

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