BILLIARDS: Crowland A still looking for first win

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AFTER five rounds of fixtures in the Spalding and District Billiards League, Crowland A are the only side yet to register a victory.

Their latest quest for success was an all-club affair with Crowland B – and they couldn’t have made a better start.

Neil Burton took (R90) took the ample scalp of Rob Childs (O200) in the opener, despite the league’s highest handicapper racking up breaks of 34, 30, 29, 21 (twice) and 20.

But Paul Holland (R70) made a 20 break en route to dispatching Jason Bloomfield (R60) and Richard Wesley (R90) cruised past Derek Tinkler (O30) to wrap up a 5-2 victory for Crowland A.

The defeat leaves Crowland B rock bottom, but they’ve only played three games so far.

Elsewhere, veteran cue ace Hugh Pinner (O170) pocketed the best break of the week.

The Holbeach C maestro managed a super 52 and other scores of 40, 32 and 31 as he edged a tight frame with Consti A’s Lindsay Porter (R40) – who notched a 23 break of his own.

However, that was the only success for Holbeach, as Robert Adams (R30) and Peter Tingles (R100) won their respective frames to seal a 5-2 success on their own baize.

Another of the league’s big hitters, Consti B’s Mick Johnson (O170), was also on fine form.

He trousered breaks of 43 and 21, but was unable to see off Holbeach B’s Chris Chamberlain (R90).

That was Holbeach’s only win though, as they went down by a 5-2 scoreline.

Meanwhile, the biggest win of the week went to Pyramid A, who crushed BSC 7-0.

Brian Kendall (R50) and Eric Wyer (R30) made 20 breaks in the whitewash, with John Twell (R70) also winning. BSC’s Alan Hansard (R70) recorded a 25 break of his own, while Stewart Davies added 25.