Earls Colne lose out in 15-minute final competition

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LAVENHAM Royal British Legion B overcame Earls Colne A to clinch the title in the final of Sudbury and District League’s new 15-minute competition.

After the opening five frames of the match, the Legion held an 84-point lead. This was cut back to 37 points after Luke Heard beat Glen Avey 106-59 in frame six.

This was, however, as close as the Colne side got to their opponents and going into the 10th and final frame of the match between the two captains, Mark Harris and Dale Gridley, the Legion held a 50-point lead.

Harris did not get close to closing this gap and eventually succumbed 59-12 to his opponent, who registered his first win of the evening to ensure his team finished as the competition winners.

Earlier in the evening, the Legion had overcome their A side in the semi-final despite trailing by 44 points after the first seven frames of the contest.

However, two impressive frames by Jon Wright, in which he scored more than 100 points in both, saw his side through to the final.

Earls Colne A had meanwhile disposed of their B side in the other semi, helped in no small part by a break of 95 by Luke Heard in his win over Aiden Kench.

The league extend their thanks to Sudbury Snooker Club for hosting the semi-finals and final and to those who refereed the matches.