Mill Green Pirates were winless in the Industrial Electrical Services Sudbury and District Bar Billiards League since mid-October
But they managed to put that right when they entertained Mauldons Adders.
Putting their recent poor form behind them, they raced into a 2-0 lead with good doubles victories by Jamin Newman and Jimmy Robinson and Andy Garvin and James Pipe.
Home captain Matt Robinson struggled against Andy Siggers. The latter failed to pot the last two balls, and a 30 and 20 by Robinson salvaged a draw, both players scoring 1210.
Garvin top-scored with 2100 and the Pirates were celebrating a win after the next game when James Pipe beat Kevin Patrick.
The Adders gained a little consolation with Dennis Watts beating Sam Whymark, and Chris Cass made the final score 4.5-2.5.
Confident Cornard Five Bells travelled to The Saracens for a tough fixture. The hosts took both doubles with ease, followed by Ken Drake making it 3-0 with a 780-560 win. The match was over as a contest when Dick Cheshire recorded a convincing 1780-530 win.
The visitors had no answer to their opponents’ clinical play and Chip Millins made it 5-0 before Ian Furlonger top-scored with 1840 that included a 860 break to further increase the lead.
A whitewash would have returned The Saracens to the top of the table, but Kevin Lewis managed the visitors’ only victory to make the final score 6-1.
Brewery Tap hosted Stanningfield Red House, who are still clinging onto the tails of the top teams. Both doubles were close affairs with the teams sharing the spoils.
Red House captain Lee Harman put his side ahead and Elaine Wright extended the lead with a 750-320 win.
The closest game of the night was between Charlie Sansum and John Henderson, the former winning 680-660.
In the penultimate game, Tobin made sure the points went back to Stanningfield before Brett Parker reduced the arrears with a top-scoring 1740.