Zimmers triumph in top of the table clash
PUBLISHED: 14:58 15 December 2010
THE fixture between the top two teams in the Wrington Vale Billiards League turned out to be quite a match.
THE fixture between the top two teams in the Wrington Vale Billiards League, Zimmers and No Hopers, turned out to be quite a match.
The first game saw Zimmers captain Wayne Ticer up against Mark White, with Mark going off like a rocket, pulling out some superb shots to leave Wayne under the cosh.
Although Mark dominated early on, Wayne started to claw his way back into the match, hitting a couple of high teen breaks to put him back into contention. A couple of missed shots by Mark allowed Wayne back in to win by the narrow margin of two points.
The second game saw Bruce Bernard playing Mark Wright and again, the early stages went in favour of the visitors. Bruce gradually ate into Mark’s lead by pulling out some fine shots. The latter part of the frame saw Mark struggling to score any sizeable breaks and Bruce’s supremacy allowed him to steal the frame by five points.
The final game saw Bruce playing Wayne Martin and with handicaps closely matched, neither player had an early advantage. It was nip and tuck all the way with both players performing some superb shots.
This game was also not decided until the very end as Bruce’s consistency gave him the win by 24 and Zimmers the whitewash and leadership of the league.
Backwell B got back on track at Short Frames with a 3-1 victory. Mike Tozer hit a good 27 break in the opening game against George Rowe but, despite the run of the ball, George was never out of the match fighting back from 30 behind to restrict the deficit to a 14 point defeat.
That, however, was the end of the success for the home side as in the next Dennis Mansfield was in excellent form, scoring from the break off and continued to score regularly against an out of touch Dan Clargo. In the end Dennis recorded his best league victory with a 61 point win.
The final game was over in a flash, taking just 29 minutes as Ray Tozer had no answer to an in-form Bob Selby, who scored heavily and quickly at every visit to the table in recording a 150-89 win.
Congresbury moved into third place with a 3-1 win at Backwell A. Alan Spear and Dave Larner’s game could have gone either way with little between them all the way through, but Dave eventually won by nine.
Reuben Hurse never really got going in his game against Pete Wood, being unable to string a decent break together. Pete kept chipping away and ran out to take his second successive league win and give Backwell their point.
In the decider, Martyn Howell and Roy Jenkins were well matched until the middle of the game after which it was all Roy as Martyn couldn’t find any run and three good breaks sealed a comfortable victory for Roy.
Breaks: R Jenkins 34, 30*, 23; M Tozer 27; D Larner 25.
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