Adders and Belles battle to nail-biting draw
Mauldons Adders and the Memphis Belles fought out a nail-biting draw in the Industrial Electrical Services Sudbury and District Bar Billiards League.
The Adders won the first doubles but, with both pairs scoring 1000 points in the next, the spoils were shared. Luke Cole-Watts made it all square in the next, winning 1000-890.
The Adders gained the lead with Chris Cass winning, but determined play by Dan Ackland-Lang and Alan Giles gave Memphis Belles the advantage going into the last game.
The reliable Dennis Watts not only won, but top-scored for the evening, meaning The Adders had rescued a point and secured a draw.
The Saracens continue to hold top spot in the table after a fine victory away to Mill Green Pirates.
The visitors won both doubles before the lead was extended by Nick Cheshire.
Jimmy Robinson came to the Pirates’ rescue with a top-scoring 2100-660 win.
The home side were unable to continue their revival and wins from Ken Drake, Chip Millins and Dick Cheshire gave The Saracens a resounding 6-1 victory.
The Bay Horse A travelled to Stanningfield Red House sitting in second place and came away with a win despite being a player short.
The visitors took both doubles before going 3-0 ahead with Jason Lawrence winning 1330-740.
Red House captain Lee Harman repeated his captain’s game win against Alasdair Carnegie to give his team hope, but Jeremy Fry secured the win for the Horse in a 1000-710 win.
The hosts pulled one back through Kevin Tobin and, with the conceded game, gave The Bay Horse a good 4-3 away win.
Cornard Five Bells entertained Hadleigh Cock.
The visitors were soon two up and David Stiff increased the lead to 3-0 with a narrow 880-830 win.
The Cock took full advantage and Jack Bambling, on his league debut, wrapped up the points.
This was followed by further wins by Graham Rolfe, Melvin Tilbury and Dave Willis to complete a 7-0 double over their opponents.