League leaders whitewashed

PUBLISHED: 14:35 21 October 2015 | UPDATED: 14:36 21 October 2015

Wrington Vale Billiards League leaders Backwell B were beaten 4-0 by Zimmers at home.

Wrington Vale Billiards League leaders Backwell B suffered a 4-0 home reverse to Zimmers, as the visiting players all showed good form.

Mitch Wilson kept pace with Adrian Smith in the opening game until Adrian got to grips with the table to knock in a series of good breaks, which enabled him to move in front and finish with a comfortable 68 point win as Mitch’s run of form disappeared.

Steve Rees made the better start against the greater experience of Roy Jenkins until, like the first game, Roy found his mojo and steadily reduced Steve’s handicap advantage. In a tight finish, Roy’s nerve held as he finished victorious by nine points.

Bob Selby started strongly in the final game against Dave Larner and when 40 points up looked as if he would give the home side a point, but Dave is made of stronger stuff and a run of 22 saw him pull back the deficit and move in front near the end, completing the whitewash with a 28-point win.

Brian Harvey started well for the champions Tina’s Boys with a series of good breaks including a round century. This was enough for him to see off a struggling Alan Spear.

Things turned around in the second frame where Tina Owen-Sevilton found Martyn Howell in excellent form. Martyn, scoring a top run of 46 alongside three other 20+ breaks. This was enough for Martyn to hammer Tina by over 100 points, in a match of two of the leagues best players.

The final match was a tighter affair between Dave Darling and away skipper Derek Ellis. Despite a 29 break from Derek, it was Dave who made good use of his 50+ handicap to win the match. The overall match finished in a thrilling 2-2 draw.

Breaks: Adrian Smith 21, 31, 23, 25; Roy Jenkins 23, 34, 29, 24; Dave Larner 22; Brian Harvey 21, 24, 100, 24, 94, 58, 22; Alan Spear 29; Martyn Howell 46, 26, 26, 22, 35; Derek Ellis 29.

Results: Tina’s Boys 2, Backwell A 2; Backwell B 0, Zimmers 4.

Wrington Vale Snooker League results: Frames A 5, Clevedon A 1; Rovers 6, Backwell A 0; Congresbury 0, Peelers 6; Backwell B 2, Frames Pandas 4.

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