SNOOKER: Lucky seven for leaders Tulips A

TULIPS A stretched their Spalding and District League Division One winning streak to seven games to go into the Christmas break seven points clear at the summit.

The Spalding side dispatched Boundary B 5-1 away from home to make it 12 top flight victories from 13 games so far this season.

As ever, Bren Bowman (O56) led the charge with a super 36 break, while Tom Smith (R7), Martin Anderson (scr) and Dominic Stimson (O7) also picked up wins.

Donington C continue to lead the chasing pack. They didn’t lose any ground on the leaders after seeing off Long Sutton B 5-1.

Neil Reynolds (O42) pocketed a 30 break for the winners, while on-song Wayne Dent (O35) made a 22 break and a 22 clearance for Sutton.

A further two points back, BSC D remain in the hunt for silverware.

They clinched a tight tussle with Pyramid D 4-2, with Scott Dunham (R7) taking the crucial final frame, making a 21 break in the process.

With nine wins, BSC A could be forgiven for feeling they should be higher than fourth.

They signed off their 2010 schedule with a fine 5-1 triumph at Pyramid C, aided by Mark Wilkinson’s (scr) 24 break. The Bourne side end the year bottom of the pile.

Elsewhere, Sean Swinburn (O42) hit the week’s top Division One break as Long Sutton A continued their upturn in form.

Swinburn trousered a cool 40 en route to a confident win over Ash Caress (R21), with team mate Adam Barwell (O42) added offerings of 27 and 22 in a 4-2 win at Services C.

In the race to join the big time, Holbeach A lead the Division Two table by a slim four points.

They got back to winning ways with an edgy 4-2 return from their trip to Whittlesey B.

Mark Hubbard’s (O14) 30 break was the highlight for the leaders.

Donington A fluffed their lines though, as they were stunned 5-1 on home soil by lowly Boundary A.

Black ball wins from Andy Mowforth (R7) and Barry Malthouse (O14) were pivotal for the Deepings side.

The surprise slip up allowed Gosberton B to move joint second in the standings.

They breezed past Holbeach C 5-1 in a match that saw Adam Twigg (O7) tally up a neat 27 break.

Meanwhile, Consti F kicked their two game losing habit to reignite their promotion push.

They squeezed past Holbeach D 4-2, thanks largely to Robert Adams’ (O14) vital victory over Richard Lowe (R7) in the final frame.

In Division Three, it’s all to play for with just six point spanning the top seven.

BSC F are the latest side to lead the way following a 4-2 triumph over Pyramid B.

The top of the table clash was nicely poised at 2-2, but with the Bourne boys a man short, they were forced to forfeit the last frame. Earlier in the contest Pete Holland (O7) bagged a 30 break.

Bourne SC A drop to second as a result, despite Lewis Roberts (O70) plundering the best break of the week.

Cue ace Roberts hit a superb 54, but his high handicap saw him beaten by Consti G’s Seb Grimston (O14). Further wins from Marcus Drury (scr) and John Barnes (scr) wrapped up a 4-2 home return for Consti.

It was a good week for the bottom two as well, with both Crowland A and Boundary C 5-1 winners.

Down in Division Four, Consti E recovered from their shock loss the previous week to beat Bourne SC B 5-1.

Bob Adams (R7) made a 30 break for the leaders, who are six points clear of the rest.

Q@Southside A stay second after James Atkinson’s (R14) final frame win earned them a 4-2 win at Consti C.

Also on winning for were Donington D. Their 5-1 home success over Consti A propelled them into fourth place.

It’s now two wins on the spin for Long Sutton C too. Gav Shinkin (R21), Dan Mayfield (O14) and Susan Lefley (R14) were all victorious as Pyramid E were handed a 4-2 home reverse.