SNOOKER: Leaders fend off Donington A test

SIX-TIME world snooker champion Steve Davis came a cropper at a Bourne Snooker Centre exhibition last Friday. 'The Nugget'lost a frame to Spalding and District League player Jason Bates, who made a 70 break in the process. Davis (right) is pictured with Bill Parker and Patricia Murphy. Photo:SG21011172MD (MIKE DAVISON).
SIX-TIME world snooker champion Steve Davis came a cropper at a Bourne Snooker Centre exhibition last Friday. 'The Nugget'lost a frame to Spalding and District League player Jason Bates, who made a 70 break in the process. Davis (right) is pictured with Bill Parker and Patricia Murphy. Photo:SG21011172MD (MIKE DAVISON).
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HOLBEACH A look to have one foot in the big time after winning a crunch top of the table clash in Spalding and District League Division Two.

The Division Two leaders saw off nearest rivals Donington A 4-2, making it 14 wins from 16 games and extending their lead at the top to a whopping 13 points.

Wins from Matt Heaton (R7), Mick Ayres (O7) and Mark Hubbard (O14) proved pivotal for a Holbeach side looking bound for the top flight.

Donington’s defeat was good news for Consti B and Gosberton A too, as they took the chance to move within five points of the second placed side.

Mick Johnson (O35) made a handy 33 break for Consti in a 5-1 win at Services B.

Meanwhile, Gosberton A’s Lee Watson (scr) made a cool 39 break in a 6-0 success over Gosberton B.

They lead a chasing pack of five teams, who are all separated by two points.

In Division One, Tulips A extended their lead to nine points with an impressive 14th win in 15.

Their 5-1 triumph over Long Sutton A was littered with fine breaks, the best of which being a 35 from Mick Cooper (O49). Bren Bowman (O56) added offerings of 33 and 31, while Dom Stimson (O7) made 27.

Nearest rivals Donington C slipped back after suffering a 4-2 reverse at Pyramid A.

Stephen Davies (O7) trousered a 23 break for the Bourne side.

It remains incredibly tight at the summit of Division Three, with Bourne SC A and BSC F going blow for blow.

The Bourne boys saw their advantage halved to a point despite a fine 5-1 win at Crowland A. Olie Player (O21), Jason Needham (O42) and Jason Bates (O70) pocketed scores of of 28, 24 and 22 respectively in the success.

BSC F went one better, putting friendly foes BSC B to the sword 6-0.

At the other end of the table, a big 5-1 triumph over Consti H moved Whittlesey D out of the drop zone.

Elsewhere, Consti E are 11 points ahead of the rest in Division Four following a 4-2 victory at Donington D.

But it was Nick Keeble (O21) who caught the eye in the basement division, hitting a 32 break in BSC E’s home loss to Q@Southside A.

The form team in the fourth tier are Long Sutton C, though. They made it four wins on the bounce by seeing off Gosberton C 4-2.

Results: KO Cup - Whittlesey B 2 Holbeach A 3; Tulips C 0 BSC A 5. Norey Cup- Pyramid F 2 Long Sutton B 4; Long Sutton A 5 Q@Southside 1.