Fireworks at Backwell

Backwell B were whitewashed 4-0 by No Hopers in the Wrington Vale Billiards League.

THERE were fireworks aplenty at Backwell Village Club this week as No Hopers came away with a 4-0 victory from Backwell B.

Whilst George Rowe started well against Wayne Martin, Wayne soon got into his stride to clear his handicap deficit to record a 150-119 in less than 40 minutes. In the second game, John Rowe showed a bit of rustiness against an in-form Mark Wright. Without ever getting the big break he deserved, Mark’s all-round billiards play was top notch as he demolished John by 105 points.

It was the same thing in the final game with Matt Northern continuing his fine form since his return to the table never giving Bob Selby a chance in the early stages. Bob pulled a few points back towards the end, but the damage had been done as Matt completed the whitewash by 43 points.

Leaders Social Climbers slipped to defeat at Zimmers. The first game saw Wayne up against Brian Harvey, who was soon into his stride leaving Wayne out in the cold for a while.

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Undeterred, Wayne plugged away and was not fazed by Brian’s onslaught which included a break of 71. Wayne himself pulled out some superb shots that earned respect from Brian, and enabled him to cruise home to a comfortable victory.

In the second game, Geoff Passmore played Ian Green, who had the upper hand at first but missed several shots to allow Geoff back into the game. At the end nothing went Ian’s way and Geoff pulled ahead to gain a 28 point victory to put Zimmers two games up.

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The final game was between Bruce Bernard and Graham Burton with Graham using his 135 point handicap advantage well taking full benefit of the run afforded him. A break of 23 helped Bruce at the start but that was not enough to get him into the game as Graham ran out a worthy winner.

Breaks: Brian Harvey 71, 39, 36, 35, 21, 21, 20; Wayne Martin 28, 28, 20; Matt Northern 28; Bruce Bernard 23.

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