SNOOKER: Crowland cruise to maximum haul

CROWLAND A laid down a real marker in Spalding and District Snooker League Division Three after taking maximum points in their top of the table clash at Holbeach B.

With Holbeach sitting top of the pile ahead of the clash and Crowland hot on their heels in third, this was the heavyweight clash of the week in the third tier.

The visitors delivered a devastating display though, with Russ Morse (O14) and Steve Jennings (O14) making breaks of 23 and 22 respectively in a 6-0 triumph.

That result allowed Consti H, who still boast a 100 per cent record, to jump up to second.

Crowland B were their fourth victims of the season in a 5-1 scoreline, with the on-song Doug Garfoot (O14) pocketing breaks of 27, 24 and 20 in the opening frame.

At the other end of the table, both Consti E and Whittlesey C broke their ducks for the season.

Kevin Sweeney (R14) made a 22 clearance as Consti E beat Bourne SC A 4-2, despite a 36 break from Jason Needham (O48). Whittlesey C beat Consti G by the same 4-2 scoreline.

In the top flight, Alfonso Palumbo’s (O35) 34 clearance helped Pyramid F dispatch Long Sutton B 5-1 – and sent the Bourne boys to the top of the tree.

Jason Green (O56) also made a 28 break for Pyramid, while Carl Parnell (O42) and Phil Goodman (O28) managed 21 breaks for Sutton.

Elsewhere, a 21 clearance helped Crowland C knock off Holbeach A 4-2, although Jem Merrison (O55) did weigh in with a 33 break.

Another player in form with the cue was Tulips A’s Bren Bowman (O63).

He notched a 32 break as Pyramid D were beaten 5-1 at the Bourne venue, with James Sharpe (O42) managing a score of 22 in vain.

In Division Two it was a case of another week and a another win for leaders Holbeach D. They made it five on the bounce by seeing off Boundary A 4-2, with Ian Woodberry (R14), Neil Grant (R14) and Ashley Bunn (R14) victorious.

Consti I are three points off the pace in second after edging out Whittlesey A 4-2, but third-placed Holbeach C lost ground after a 5-1 home loss to Pyramid C.

Elsewhere, Brian Addy’s 25 clearance helped Boundary B beat Whittlesey B 5-1.

Long Sutton C are ruling the roost in Division Four, despite suffering a first loss of the season.

Crucial black-ball wins from mother and daughter combo Susan Lefley (R14) and Rachel Mayfield (R21) helped them beat Consti D 4-2, but they then came a cropper on Tuesday’s night’s back game with Services D (5-1).

Nigel Goodwin (R21), Simon Slinger (R7), Mark Elliot (R14) and Paul Whyte (R7) delivered the win for the Spalding side.

Biggest winners in the basement tier were Whittlesey D.

They breezed past Donington D 6-0 and are two points off the lead with a game in hand.

Consti J slip to second after suffering a surprise 5-1 reverse at Consti A, while Donington B missed the chance to leapfrog them after a 4-2 beating at Services D.