BILLIARDS: Duo reel off huge breaks

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A VINTAGE week in the Spalding and District Billiards League saw four breaks of 70 or over posted.

Big hitters Mick Johnson and Rob Childs led the way – with the former making yet another century.

Magic Johnson (O170) ran riot in Consti B’s 5-2 success over Consti C, reeling off stunning scores of 103 and 94 as he overcame a huge handicap to defeat John Walker (R100).

His heroics were backed up by John Keeton (R50), who trousered an unfinished 28 break to help secure the victory.

Childs, meanwhile, was on red-hot form on two consecutive evenings for Crowland B.

He started with ample breaks of 82, 54, 41 and an unfinished 52 in a 5-2 defeat against Pyramid B – for whom Darrell Read (R50) made 30 and 25.

A day later he helped inspire Crowland to a thumping 7-0 triumph over BSC B, notching further scores of 70, 52 and an unbeaten 37.

Stewart Davies (R40) managed a 30 for the away side in defeat.

At the top, champions Pyramid C are within one two points of beating their impressive points tally from last season.

The Bourne boys battered Conti A 7-0 to move onto 134 points with one game to play. James Sharpe (R60) top scored with a 26 break.

Friendly foes Pyramid B are still favourites for second after their above mentioned win over Crowland.

But BSC are refusing to give up the chase, having whitewashed Pyramid A 7-0.

Veteran ace Hugh Pinner (O150) set the tone as he pocketed breaks of 61, 60 and 41, while team-mates Brian Bowell (R20) and Alan Yardley (scr) scored 38 and 24 respectively.

They are three points off second with a game left.

Another side on top form were Holbeach A, who dispatched Crowland A 7-0.

Elsewhere, it was a decent week for the league’s two bottom teams.

Struggling Holbeach B defeated Donington 5-2, despite a resolute performance from Jim Thompson (R30), who made 21.

Basement boys Gosberton A were gifted a 7-0 win by absent BSC B.