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Team Blinman top the charts

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Father-and-son team Mike and Chris Blinman played strongly to finish top in the final team matches in Sudbury’s Fellowship Snooker League.

The Elitist Extravaganza event put the top pairs head-to-head.

The Blinmans’ victory in the early evening sessions helped cement the Pastor’s Pirates in third spot in the team event, overtaking the Bungling Baptists, who were beaten down to finish fourth.

The second spot was taken by the New Life Dragons, helped by a strong performance by Ben Troughton and Wayne Mayes, who won both their matches and also got the highest break of the night with 97.

Mayes, undefeated this season, finishes top in the individual rankings.

Troughton and Mayes were only one of three pairs to win both their games in the late sessions, however, and it was Dave Howard and Dave Henderson who finished top.

Their team, the St Andrew’s Steamrollers, were not so fortunate though, and finished outside the honours in the team event in fifth.

Eventually, no team could catch the Pilgrim Pioneers this season. They finished the league well clear, with 165 — 11 points ahead of the Dragons.

Newcomers this season, the Pilgrims go into the next season defending champions with matches beginning again in late March.

n The Hedingham continue to top the Sudbury and District Snooker League Handicap Cup group despite suffering their first defeat of the competition last week, a 3-2 reverse at Earls Colne A, who themselves move to within two points of the leaders.

Sible Hedingham have also moved to within two points of their club rivals at the top, after a 4-1 win over Sudbury SC B, who remain joint in bottom spot of the group.

Sudbury SC A currently occupy fourth spot after a 3-2 win over S Club 47.

Lavenham Legion A gained a much needed 3-2 win away at Melford Working Men’s C.

In the week’s other match, there was a 3-2 win for Lavenham Legion B over Earls Colne B.

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