Third defeated second in the Industrial Electrical Services Sudbury and District Bar Billiards League when The Saracens entertained Stanningfield Red House.
The visitors made a promising start, winning the first doubles, but the home side levelled it in the next.
From then on, the Saracens dominated with Ian Furlonger scoring a 1020 break in his victory to make it 2-1.
The closest game was between Chip Millins and James Baker with the former just prevailing 1060-1040.
Wins by Nick Cheshire and Mick Andrews made it 5-1 and then in the final game Lee Harman inflicted a rare defeat on Dick Cheshire, who had previously been unbeaten this season, to pull one back for his team.
A local derby took place at Edwardstone White Horse where the Wild Horses played hosts to the Mill Green Pirates.
The Pirates were soon into gear and took both doubles but were pegged back as Melvyn Willis and Marge Rose comfortably won their singles encounters.
Pirates star Andy Garvin gave his team the advantage beating Tracy Reeve but the match was destined for a last game decider as Doedy Munson beat Jimmy Robinson just as he had in the captains game.
Horses stalwart Paul Rose drew on all his experience to beat Marijke Morris to gain the points in the decider.
In a mid-table clash the Brewery Tap hosted the Thatcher’s Arms where the doubles were shared.
The Tap then gained the upper hand as Pat Parmenter, Del Atton and Dave Lillie won their games with the latter scoring a three-ball 810 break.
Bill Rhodes stopped the rot but it was left to Pete Lillie to make it 5-2.
Hadleigh Eight Bells travelled to take on The Bay Horse B and there was never more than one game between them.
A break of 1150 by Chris Day helped him to the first singles win giving his team a 2-1 lead.
Graham Rolfe levelled it with a top-scoring 2220, only for Chris Drake to give the advantage to the hosts with breaks of 1020 and 730.
Charlie Townsend took the match to a decider by beating Michael Andrews.
In his first match this season Mick Harris secured the points for the visitors with an accomplished performance.
Bottom-placed Cornard Five Bells hosted Mauldons Adders and having shared the doubles things looked good for the home side as Mick Broughton made it 2-1.
However, from this point onwards the Adders picked their game up and wins by Dennis Watts, Chris Cass, Kevin Patrick and Luke Cole-Watts gave the visitors a convincing 5-2 victory.