Saracens take title

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The Saracens claimed the Industrial Electrical Services Sudbury and District Bar Billiard League title with a 4-3 home victory over closest rivals, Hadleigh Cock.

Both teams secured a doubles win before John Raine gave the visitors the lead, beating Nick Cheshire 1190-760. The hosts were soon level when Chip Millins, with a 770 break, always held the upper hand against David Stiff. The following game proved pivotal. David Willis always had Dick Cheshire chasing the game and once the gate had dropped the Hadleigh man looked in command. The game was turned on its head however when the Saracens’ maestro managed to get two 100s and a last-ball 200 to edge home 1150-1070.

Saracens skipper Ken Drake beat his opposite number Melvin Tilbury to clinch the title. Cock won the final game, Graham Rolfe beating Ian Furlonger.

There were two first round first leg KO Cup matches played. Edwardstone Wild Horses built a commanding lead in their match at Cornard Five Bells.

The visitors easily won both doubles before Doedy Munson put them three up beating Kevin Lewis 1070-810. Tracy Reeve made sure the Wild Horses would gain a first leg lead when accounting for Stephen Theobald.

The hosts eventually got on the scoreboard with Michael Shepherd just pipping Paul Rose 630-600. But the Wild Horses returned to winning ways through Melvyn Willis and Jeff Bridges gave them a 6-1 lead to take into the secondleg.

It was much closer at Edwardstone where the Mill Green Pirates entertained the Brewery Tap. After sharing the doubles Pat Parmenter gave the Tap a 2-1 lead before James Pipe made it all square with a 1970-1030 win over Brett Parker.

Visiting captain Del Atton built a 1260 break in a top-scoring 2720-1230 performance. The Pirates again responded via Matt Robinson who beat Charlie Sansum.

The final game saw Andy Garvin excel in his 2700-1540 win against Pete Lillie to give the Pirates the slenderest of leads.