The Saracens travelled to Edwardstone to take on the Wild Horses in the Industrial Electrical Services Sudbury and District Bar Billiard League hoping to keep their title chances firmly on track.
The evening didn’t start too well for them as the hosts won both doubles although the scores were very close. Neither team could really afford to lose this match and the visitors began to prove how strong they are in their single games.
Sue Cheshire proved a great last minute stand in winning 1610-1180 and Ken Drake levelled the scores just beating Paul Rose 1400-1310.
The Saracens were now well back in contention and Chip Millins got them in front for the first time in the match. Needing one more win for victory Dick Cheshire came up trumps and Ian Furlonger rounded off a remarkable comeback making the final score 5-2.
Hadleigh Cock entertained The Bay Horse ‘A’ in another crucial fixture where both sides still had an outside chance of the title.
The hosts got off to a flying start taking both doubles before Jeremy Fry produced the highest score of the evening winning 2420-1400 to pull one back.
The Cock then took over and wins from Malcolm Tennick, John Raine and Dave Willis gave them an unassailable lead.
The final game saw Steve Hale reduce the arrears but the Hadleigh team leapfrog into second place. The title is now between The Saracens and the Cock and they have to play each other home and away.
The Brewery Tap have had a recent upturn in fortunes and were hoping to continue this when hosting the Memphis Belles.
With the doubles being shared Amie Darroch then put the Belles 2-1 up only for Del Atton to immediately square the match. Again the Belles edged in front with Andy Hill winning 1180-1060.
Pete Lillie top scored with 1870 to take the match to a decider where Pat Parmenter was paired against Luke Cole-Watts, the latter eased through and gained The Memphis Belles a good 4-3 away victory.
The season can not end quickly enough for Cornard Five Bells as they have been rooted to the foot of the table all season.
They entertained the Mauldons Adders and again suffered another defeat. After halving the doubles the visitors piled on the pressure.
Adrian Fielding and Andy Siggers both won their singles and Dennis Watts followed with a narrow 1110-1050 win to make it 4-1. The final two games also went the way of the Adders with victories from Chris Cass and Kevin Patrick.