Places swapped

PUBLISHED: 14:27 02 February 2011




CONGRESBURY and No Hopers swapped places in second and third places of the Wrington Vale Billiards League with leaders Zimmers having a free week.

CONGRESBURY and No Hopers swapped places in second and third places of the Wrington Vale Billiards League with leaders Zimmers having a free week.

There was little in the opening game as Congresbury skipper Irving Prowse battled to reduce his deficit with Mark Wright taking what points were on offer. Irving hit a break of 20 towards the end which was crucial in a 24 point win.

Dave Larner struggled early on despite conceding only 25 to Mark White. Mark had reached the 80 point mark well in front and whilst later in the game, Dave recovered somewhat his lack of usual form enabled Mark to run away with a 32 point win.

The final game was the best of the evening with Roy Jenkins continuing his rich vein of form against Wayne Martin. Roy knocked in 180 points to clear his handicap and draw level with Wayne who struggled to keep pace with Roy’s scoring. A break of 48 was the highlight as Roy powered through to a 25 point win.

Backwell B came away with a 4-0 win from Bye Byes, but the scoreline did not reveal the closeness of the matches. Alan Green played George Rowe in the opening game, which George looked to have secured, knocking in a good break of 21. Alan held on and, in a tight finish, only just failed to achieve victory, losing by the narrowest margin 150-149.

Ian Green went on next for the Bye Byes, but found Dennis Mansfield in inspired potting form. In his best performance of the season, Dennis kept Ian at bay and comfortably returned a 27 point win.

Bob Selby asked Ian to play again in the final game and slowly but surely caught up his handicap deficit at the 90 point mark. From then on, however, Ian proved to be a dogged opponent and it was a relieved Bob who secured the in-off for the whitewash and a five point win.

In Backwell A’s match against Short Frames, Alan Spear struggled against Mike Tozer, although did pull back to 90-75, but Mike then pulled away with some excellent potting and a little bit of run to win by 50.

The second game between Pete Wood and Ray Tozer could have gone either way with neither player putting any decent runs together, but Ray finished the better to win by 25 to put the visitors two up. Martyn Howell asked Ray to play again and was in fine form, drawing level at 76 and then running away to win by 37.

Breaks: R Jenkins 48, 25, 21, 20; M Howell 22; G Rowe 21; I Prowse 20.

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