Red House turning up heat on leaders

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Stanningfield Red House were hoping to continue their pursuit on the top teams in the Industrial Electrical Services Sudbury and District Bar Billiards League when welcoming the Memphis Belles.

The hosts made an ideal start, easily winning both doubles with each pair recording 1500-plus scores.

This lead was extended further when Kevin Tobin accounted for his opponent Andy Hill.

With the visitors failing to get to grips with the table, the match was over as a contest in the next as Lee Harman won 1810-820 to give his side a 4-0 lead.

The Belles managed a mini revival as Dan Ackland-Lang recorded his team’s first win and Luke Cole-Watts just edged out Elaine Wright 1280-1260 in the closest game of the night.

Landlord John Henderson won the final game to make the final score 5-2 and move the Red House up to third in the league.

Mill Green Pirates started the season promisingly, but were looking to add a bit more consistency to their game when entertaining The Bay Horse A.

Things started well with the Pirates winning the opening doubles, but the Horse levelled in the next.

The visitors started to turn the screw as wins by Jason Lawrence and Alasdair Carnegie put the visitors 3-1 up.

Jamin Newman and Jeremy Fry had a great tussle, with the latter winning 1910-1390 to give the Bay Horse an unassailable lead.

The final two games went the way of the Pirates with victories by Andy Garvin and Jimmy Robinson.

An absorbing match took place when Mauldons Adders hosted Hadleigh Cock, each winning alternate games.

Both doubles went to the last ball, with the Cock winning the first and the Adders the second.

Graham Rolfe put the visitors 2-1 ahead before Dennis Watts levelled.

Melvin Tilbury and Kevin Patrick shared the next two to take the match to a decider.

The decider paired Adrian Fielding with John Raine, the latter with a mid-game break of 540 did just enough to give his team a narrow 4-3 victory.