Edwardstone Wild Horses and Hadleigh Cock had a thrilling encounter in the Industrial Electrical Services Sudbury and District Bar Billiards League.
With the Horses taking both keenly contested doubles things looked ominous for the visitors, but Dave Willis halved the deficit with an exciting 1530-1390 win, and Graham Rolfe just prevailed against Jeff Bridges 2050-1900 to level.
Cock got their noses in front in another see-saw game which saw David Stiff win 1890-1670. Doedy Munson squared the match when Melvin Tilbury’s chances vanished with an unfortunate black peg.
Tracey Reeve led throughout the decider, but it took a failed 200 shot with the last ball from Malcolm Tennick to give Wild Horses a 4-3 win.
Mauldons Adders led twice at the Bay Horse, winning the first doubles, only to be pegged back before Dennis Watts put them 2-1 up with a fine performance, winning 2810-970 against out-of-sorts Jason Lawrence.
The visitors were a whisker away from increasing that lead, but a last ball 200 by Dave Lillie secured a win over Chris Cass.
Bay captain Alasdair Carnegie comfortably won the next game 3480-460, setting a new high singles game score, before Steve Hale wrapped up the win with a 2110 break and 3720-530 victory, beating his teammate’s previous highest score.
A Fielding won a tight game against Jeremy Fry by 60 points, leaving Bay Horse 4-3 victors.
Still on a high from their previous week’s win Brewery Tap entertained Mill Green Pirates and won 4-3, but most games were close.
The doubles were shared. In the singles Brett Parker top-scored with 1590 to edge Tap ahead, but Tom Norton won 920-890 to make it 2-2.
Back came the hosts, with Pat Parmenter winning 570-550, only for Jimmy Robinson to win 960-850.
Tap’s Pete Lillie took on Jamin Newman and the former got home 1190-1160 for Tap’s well-deserved 4-3 win.