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Last week saw the start of the Sudbury and District League Handicap Cup, with home defeats for both of last season’s finalists.

Holders, Lavenham Legion B, went down to a narrow 3-2 defeat against new league champions Earls Colne B, in a match that went down to the final black in the deciding frame.

Colne’s Aiden Kench emerged victorious over the Legion’s Dave Mortier.

Last season’s beaten finalists, The Hedingham, also went down to a 3-2 defeat at home to their club rivals Sible Hedingham.

This match also went down to the final black in the deciding frame, with Luke Stephens emerging victorious over George Williams.

The break of the week came at Earls Colne, as the home side’s Luke Heard knocked in a fine 66.

He overcame a 40-point handicap to beat Peter Sturgeon.

The other four frames were shared, resulting in a 3-2 win for Colne.

S Club 47 came from 2-1 down to win against club rivals Sudbury SC A.

Sudbury SC B secured the only 4-1 win of the week as they beat Long Melford Working Men’s C.

Only a win for Keith Cooke over home captain Bob Adams in the final frame prevented the Working Men suffering an opening-game whitewash

n Widdop Snooker League leaders, Sudbury Snooker Club B, went to Haverhill and came away with a 5-1 win to strengthen their lead at the top of the table.

However, second-placed Sible Hedingham have some outstanding games and could catch them.

The other match played was between rivals Sudbury Snooker Club C and Sudbury Snooker Club D.

This resulted in an enthralling match ending in a 3-3 draw.

Frank Ervine of the D team won both his matches.

The C team also had John Tatum winning both of his.

The first frame saw John Tatum take on Bill Hemmett, with both players potting well, but Tatum ran out a comfortable winner.

The second frame saw Syd Levitt take on Mick Drury.

Levitt was at his very best, potting well and giving Drury no chance in the frame, running out a deserved winner to give the C team a 2-0 frame advantage.

Next was Mick Howard, who took on the much improved Frank Ervine.

Despite a handicap disadvantage, Ervine overpowered Howard.

John Tatum played Mick Howard and, again potting well, Tatum won the frame.

Next, Mick Howard took on his old adversary Bill Hemmett, and this frame went all the way to the final pink, with Hemmett coming out the winner.

After this, Syd Levitt played Frank Ervine and, despite Levitt again potting well, Ervine won the frame by 15 points.

All other matches were cancelled.

Still in the lead in the most-frames-won competition is Charlie Ripp (The Club) with 22, closely followed by Graham Cuthbert (Sudbury B) with 21.