Zimmers extend their lead

PUBLISHED: 14:35 09 February 2011




ZIMMERS extended their lead at the top of the Wrington Vale Billiards League with a 3-1 win at Short Frames.

ZIMMERS extended their lead at the top of the Wrington Vale Billiards League with a 3-1 win at Short Frames.

The home side took the first game however, with Ray Tozer getting the best of Wayne Ticer by 41. Bruce Bernard hit back for the leaders in the next by beating Mike Tozer by 32 before Wayne returned to the table against Dan Clargo to win by 48 and secure the victory.

No Hopers moved back into second place with a 3-1 win over Bye Byes. The first match saw Wayne Martin pitted against Brian Harvey with Wayne scoring whenever the opportunity arose. With Brian struggling to get a true measure of the table, the home team took the frame at a canter.

The second was a different affair altogether with Alan Green starting in fine form and, enjoying the run of the table, he soon held a commanding lead. With 127 on the board and Mark White some 60 points behind, the frame looked in the bag, but Alan’s scoring 
inexplicably ceased and Mark kept chipping away with small breaks.

A frantic race to the finish ensued with Mark’s nerve proving the stronger as he ran out winner leaving Alan to rue losing by a single scoring shot for the second week in a row.

Mark was put into bat again for the final frame against Ian Green with the players well matched. Ian showing glimpses of the form he’s been threatening for a while and the frame was comfortably secured by 59 for the away team.

The Backwell derby ended in a win for the 
B team who consolidated their hold on 
fourth place. Dennis Mansfield continued his much improved form of late against Pete Wood in the opening game knocking in his 
first league 20 break on his way to a 50 point win. George Rowe put the home side two frames up with a workmanlike victory over A team skipper Alan Spear in the next with a 16 point win.

As usual the match between Bob Selby and Martyn Howell proved tight despite Bob’s 28 with his first visit. Slowly but surely, Martyn’s confidence increased and he pulled back his handicap deficit, as Bob became becalmed at the 100 point mark. In a tight finish, Martyn held on to win by 150-143.

Breaks: Brian Harvey 45, 33, 23, 22, 21, 20; Wayne Martin 43, 26; Bruce Bernard 33, 28, 23; Bob Selby 28; Martyn Howell 25, 23; 
Dennis Mansfield 22; Wayne Ticer 20.

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