Adders overcome Bay Horse in Christmas cracker

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Three of the six outstanding matches in the Industrial Electrical Services Sudbury and District Bar Billiard League were played recently.

Mauldons Adders entertained The Bay Horse ‘B’ in what turned out to be a real Christmas cracker. Both teams secured a doubles victory before Dennis Watts comfortably won the opening singles to put the Adders ahead.

In an all ladies affair the visiting Alice Kendall narrowly won 770-730 against Gill Towse to level the scores. Back came the Adders as Chris Cass squeezed home 1040-1010. Chris Day made sure that the match went to a final game decider with a 1570-980 win.

The decider paired opposing captains and Chris Drake was hoping to repeat his earlier win over Sarah Watts. Both players recorded 730 breaks but it was Sarah who kept her cool and overcame her nerves to triumph 1590-1250 in front of a captive audience and give the Adders a 4-3 victory.

The Saracens played hosts to The Thatchers Arms and a victory would take them back to the top of the league.

The evening started well for them winning both doubles with ease. Nick Cheshire increased the lead with a 1730-230 win and this was followed by Dick Cheshire winning a much tighter game 1710-1220.

With the match beyond them Bill Rhodes pulled one back for the visitors but this was going to be a small reprieve as Ian Furlonger and Ken Drake won the final two games to send The Saracens back to the summit of the league.

For the second week running the Brewery Tap won both doubles when Cornard Five Bells were the visitors. This good form was then taken into the singles games as firstly Pete Lillie won 1490-190 and Del Atton with a break of 740 secured a 1240-970 victory to put them 4-0 up.

Malcolm Groome called a temporary halt to the run away score, winning 1180-710. The penultimate game was the closest of the evening with Tap’s Charlie Sansum beating Stephen Theobald 920-830. The Bells reduced the arrears in the last as Trevor Goff won making the final score 5-2.