Mike finds his form

BILLIARDS - HIGHLIGHT of this week's games in the Wrington Vale Billiards League was a fine break of 74 by Mike Allen of Karny's Clan.

BILLIARDS - HIGHLIGHT of this week's games in the Wrington Vale Billiards League was a fine break of 74 by Mike Allen of Karny's Clan in his opening game against Backwell B's George Rowe.

Mike has not been on top form of late but this, and a further 57, saw him back to his best and win by 22. Bob Selby had a great chance of levelling things in the next against Antony Doble when leading by nearly a 100 while needing only 27 to win. However, Antony hit back with a break of 42 and went in front right at the end to win by six. Justin Cole completed the whitewash for the Clan against Bob although, once again, Bob should have won as he missed a straightforward in-off when only wanting three to win.

Lindrums held on to top spot with a 3-1 win over Zimmers. Adrian Smith finished strongly in the opening game against Wayne Ticer with a closing break of 32 to complete a 35-point win. Russell Ticer was far too strong for Geoff Passmore winning by 48 to give Zimmers their point. Matt Northern was in tip-top form in the final game against Wayne winning by almost100.

Joint third placed teams Backwell A and Short Frames played each other and both sides came away with two league points. Backwell A's Pete Wood won the opener against James Cook in a close game with Pete the stronger at the end to win by 17. Martyn Howell struggled against Mike Tozer in the next with Mike scoring consistently throughout to take his third win of the season. Alan Spear asked James to play again in the last game and got into the game early on scoring consistently to win by 54.

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Congresbury Q's defeated Frames Rejects 3-1 with Reuben Hurse too strong for debutant John Holtby in the opener. John kept battling away but Reuben's late 28 and greater experience saw him home by 22. Roy Jenkins rose to the occasion against Ian Green, knocking in five breaks totalling 128. However, with Roy needing only eight to win, Ian knocked in a 19 and snatched victory by two. Dave Larner clawed back his deficit to get on the board, but Lee Carpenter, with some excellent pots and a bit of good fortune, kept up the pressure until the 100 point mark when Dave knocked in a crucial 21 to win by 29.

Breaks: Mike Allen 74, 57; Antony Doble 42; Adrian Smith 32*, 22; Justin Cole 31, 26, 23; Roy Jenkins 30, 28, 25, 23, 22; Irving Prowse 28; Matt Northern 23, 20; Wayne Ticer 23; Dave Larner 21.

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SNOOKER - THE Young Ones have opened a two-point lead at the top of the Wrington Vale Snooker League thanks to their 6-0 whitewash of Backwell Lucky 13 with all three players notching up 20 breaks.

Rovers are second following their draw with Triangle A and the local derby between the two Clevedon Conservative teams also finished in a tie.

Cleeve Corners looked to be running away with their match against Peelers, racing into a 3-0 lead with Reuben Hurse winning both his frames and Ron Purcell winning the third. Bob Selby stated the fightback against Mike Gould with a black ball win and Steve Rees took the next against Mike. Bob could not complete the fight back, however, as in tactical battle, Ron proved victorious 58-12.

Breaks: Rob Brown 25; Simon Cambridge 24, 22; Matt Powell 22; James Sas 21; Oli Beesley 20.

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