Mortier takes singles crown

Sleaford Town Council EMN-150213-145444001
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The Sudbury and District Snooker League’s 12 minute Team Cup quarter-finals saw some high-scoring matches.

The biggest was at The Hedingham as visitors Earls Colne B amassed 941 points over 10 frames with eight of the frames being re-racked. Colin Ballard top scored with 118 points.

Holders Earls Colne A made it through to the semi-finals in a much more hard-fought encounter at Melford Working Mens C (501-326).

Lavenham Legion B kept on course for a treble as they beat Sible Hedingham 496-274 to book their place in the semi-finals.

Tonight (Thursday) see the semi-finals take place as Earls Colne A host Lavenham Legion B and Lavenham Legion A host Earls Colne B.

Meanwhile, Lavenham Legion B’s Dave Mortier has won the League Singles competition after a thrilling final against Earls Colne A’s Dave Stuart.

In the final, held at Melford Working Mens Club, Mortier raced into a two-frame lead only for Stuart to fight back to 2-2.

In a close third frame it was Stuart who held the advantage before two breaks of 20 and 15 saw Mortier home to victory.

The league passes on its thanks to Trevor Burrows for refereeing the final.