Cup holders Sible Hedingham are the new leaders of the Sudbury and District League Handicap Cup Group after their 4-1 away win at Earls Colne B, that saw them leapfrog club rivals, The Hedingham, who were beaten for the second week in succession.
Sible’s win at Earls Colne B was a convincing one as they made full use of their handicaps in taking the first four frames of the evening. Only a win by Colin Ballard in the final frame against Duncan Chinnery prevented Colne from being whitewashed.
The Hedingham’s defeat, which leaves them joint second, came at home to Lavenham Legion B despite getting off to a good start when Stephen Chinnery pinched the first frame from the Legion’s Glen Avey on the black after Avey had narrowly missed an attempted cross double.
However, the Legion made light work of their handicaps in the other four frames to wrap up a 4-1 win and put themselves back in the mix for a top four finish.
There was also a win for club rivals, Lavenham Legion A, as they overcame Sudbury SC A 3-2 in a hard fought match. Both teams remain in contention for a top four spot.
Earls Colne A continued their fine form in the competition with a 3-2 win at S Club 47 which sees them move up to joint second, just one point behind leaders Sible.
There was also a much needed 4-1 win for Sudbury SC A over Long Melford Working Men’s C, a result which leaves the visitors joint bottom of the group.