White Horse close gap

RECENT results in the Industrial Electrical Services Sudbury and District Bar Billiard League had left Edwardstone White Horse a little adrift at the bottom of the table and they were hoping to close the gap when hosting the Thatcher’s Arms.

The Horse went 3-1 up through Andy Garvin and Jimmy Robertson but despite a break of 610 by Becky Biggs. Opponent Bill Rhodes reduced the arrears with a 1040-730 win.

Matt Robertson sealed the victory for the White Horse, while Bernie Furness made the score 4-3 in the finale.

Cornard Five Bells skipper Malcolm Groome beat Stansfield Compasses’ Dale Neville 1730-680 to put his side ahead only for Colin Norledge to immediately reply and make it all square.

Five Bells’ Marcus Shepherd and Compasses’ Keith Spillet both won to ensure the match went to a decider, which went to Stu Spearman for the Compasses.

At the other end of the table, leaders Hadleigh Eight Bells welcomed the Wheatsheaf and dominated through the doubles and early singles as Kevin Sparkes opened with a 700 break and John Raine put the match out of reach in a top scoring 2030-300 win.

Melvin Tilbury added another win although James Stoker and Nigel Collings managed to reduce the deficit to 5-2.

Second-placed Bay Horse continue to keep the pressure on the Eight Bells and maintained their impressive form against Stanningfield Red House.

A fine singles win by Kevin Tobin was to be the Red House’s only victory as Danny Crosbie, Alasdair Carnegie, Steve Hale and Dave Howard helped the Horse to a 6-1 win.

Looking to turn around their recent bad run, the Brewery Tap travelled to The Saracens, but found themselves trailing after two very close double encounters. Pat Parmenter beat an out of sorts Chip Millins to get the visitors on the scoreboard.

Two good wins by Dick Cheshire and Ian Furlonger won the match for the home side and the lead was further increased by Mick Andrews.

Brewery Tap stalwart Pete Lillie top scored in the last game in a 1550-1050 win against Ken Drake to make the final score 5-2 to the Saracens.