No Hopers on top

PUBLISHED: 12:58 30 November 2011




No Hopers defeat the Social Climbers in a top of the table clash in the Wrington Vale Billiards League.

THIS week saw the top teams in the Wrington Vale Billiards League play each other.

Climbers’ Brian Harvey opened up conceding a massive 370 points to in-form Mark Wright of No Hopers. Brian was never able to find his rhythm and Mark had not only won, but had almost secured the aggregate point with a 305 point advantage.

Graham Burton stepped up to the challenge for the Climbers against Mark White in the next game. Mark played steadily, but Graham kept chipping away to stay in front throughout and squeezed through by 10 points.

The two captains squared up to each other in the final game with Ian Green starting off in good form and matching Wayne Martin point for point. Wayne improved gradually as the game wore on and ran out the winner by two points to give No Hopers an important 3-1 victory in their pursuit of the title.

Third placed Backwell B made the short journey to Backwell A and Alan Spear gave the A team an excellent start. He soon overtook an out of sorts Dennis Mansfield and went on to secure a 58 point victory.

Pete Wood opened up a good lead over George Rowe in the next game. George did not have the best of the running and never really got into the game as Pete wrapped up a 42 point win.

Two down and it looked as if a whitewash was on the cards, especially when Martyn Howell caught up Bob Selby in the 90s. However, Bob knocked in a 24 break and eventually turned in a 12 point win to give the B team their point.

Zimmers are getting back into the title race with a 4-0 win over Short Frames with victories for Geoff Passmore, Wayne Ticer and Bruce Bernard.

Canons Cup quarter-final: Martyn Howell 125, George Rowe 41. Handicap quarter-final: Wayne Ticer 300, Irving Prowse 91.

Breaks: Brian Harvey 30, 30, 23; Bruce Bernard 26; Bob Selby 24; Wayne Martin 23; Geoff Passmore 22, 20; Wayne Ticer 21.

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