Sudbury Bay Horse gallop to bar billiard victory

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THERE were some resounding wins in the Industrial Electrical Services Sudbury and District League and none more so than at Cornard Five Bells where second placed Bay Horse were the visitors.

Determined to keep the pressure on the teams around them the Bay Horse made a lightning start and easily won both doubles.

They maintained their momentum and soon had the match won with single wins from Ricky Cleave, Dave Howard, and Alasdair Carnegie top scoring in a 1700-590 win against Mick Warren.

The remaining two games also went the way of the visitors with Danny Crosbie and Steve Hale recording wins as The Bay Horse galloped to a 7-0 victory.

Edwardstone White Horse travelled to league leaders Hadleigh Eight Bells and found the home team in unforgiving mood.

Both doubles went the way of the Bells although Lisa Robinson and Marijke Morris put up great resistance in the second.

Graham Rolfe top scored on the night with 2090 and Kevin Sparkes put the match beyond the Horse.

John Raine increased the lead and Charlie Townsend made it 6-0 beating Matt Robinson 1010-660 whose cause was not helped when snapping his cue halfway through the contest.

Andy Garvin came closest to stopping the whitewash in the last but lost to Melvin Tilbury 1500-1420.

Edwardstone Wild Horses were looking to climb to mid-table respectability when entertaining an under strength Castle Hedingham Wheatsheaf.

They won both doubles and their lead was further increased when Melvyn Willis chalked up a 1820-1130 win including a 570 break.

Paul Rose ensured the Wild Horses of two points but visiting stand-in skipper Nigel Collings then reversed the defeat he had suffered against Tracy Reeve in the captains game.

Doedy Munson beat Paul Dove to make it 5-1 and due to illness the visitors were unable to field a player in the final game.

Mauldons Adders gained two easy wins in the doubles when hosting Stanningfield Red House.

The visitors then gained their first win Bob Atkinson beat Martin Robertson.

Adders extended their lead with Paul Gooch being victorious 730-680 against Kevin Tobin.

The Adders’ tail end was very strong and wins from Luke Cole-Watts, Dennis Watts and Chris Cass - with the latter accumulating a 810 break in a 1660-150 victory - made the end result 6-1 to the Adders.

The closest match of the evening took place at The Saracen’s where Stansfield Compasses were the guests.

After sharing the doubles Al Brunning put the visitors in front with a good 1680-750 win over Ian Furlonger.

The home side were not behind for long as Ken Drake came out on top of a very close affair against Rob Foster 1330-1100.

Back came the visitors with Stu Spearman winning by a mere 20 points to see off Nick Cheshire.

The match was then set up for a decider after Mick Andrews won the penultimate game.

Big guns Dick Cheshire and Keith Spillet did battle with the Saracen’s star dominating proceedings and clinching the points for his team with a 1760-780 win.