SNOOKER: Another record for magic Mark

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Maestro Mark Gray has smashed another Spalding and District Snooker League record after making yet another stunning century.

The Bourne SC A ace became the first-ever player to make three ton-plus breaks in a season after reeling off a sensational 115 clearance against Gosberton A.

Having previously made a record 141 break and also a 114 clearance, ex-pro Gray – who plays off a monstrous O91 handicap –is having a campaign to remember in Division Three.

His latest heroics came in a 4-2 success, but it was team-mate Oliver Player (O28) who helped keep the Bourne side clear at the top with a black-ball win in the decider against Carl Wand (R7). Player also managed a 31 break, while Carl Gibson (O14) added a 30 break.

In Division One, leaders Long Sutton B suffered only their fourth loss of the season as resurgent Tulips A moved off the bottom with a 4-2 win.

Frame wins from Bren Bowman (O63), Chris Scoulding (O7) and Martin Anderson (O7) made it six wins in seven for the Spalding side.

Defending champions Pyramid F continue to tumble alarmingly down the table after a 6-0 loss at Crowland C. Jamie Beeken (O7) starred with a 27 clearance for the hosts, as the Bourne side fall into the bottom two.

Meanwhile, Division Two leaders Boundary B ended their four-game losing streak with a 4-2 triumph at Consti B. It could’ve been better for the Deepings side, but John Christian (R7) and Mick Johnson (O35) winning black-ball games for the hosts.

Second-placed Holbeach C did shave a point off their lead with a 5-1 triumph at Pyramid D, though.

Top break in the second tier came from Boundary B’s Steve Oakes (O14), who reeled off a super 50 in a 4-2 home defeat by Consti H. Doug Garfoot (O14) also managed a fine 38 break in the cracking clash.

Down in Division Four, Consti E moved an ominous ten points clear by beating Consti A 5-1 – as second-placed Bourne SC B went down 4-2 against Pyramid B. Duane Atkinson (scr) did manage a 31 break for beaten Bourne.

Elsewhere, Martin Perkins (O21) reeled off a 32 break as Consti D beat Consti C 4-2.