SNOOKER: Tulips A’s title dream is back on track

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TULIPS A bounced back superbly to get their charge to the Spalding and District League Division One title back on track.

Bidding to be the first Tulips team to their hands on the league’s top honour since 2004, the Spalding side recovered from only a second loss of the season to beat Pyramid F 5-1 last week.

Dominic Stimson (O7), Bren Bowman (O56), Martin Anderson (scr) and Kieran Bowman (O7) all won to steer their side to success, while Pyramid’s Jason Green (O56) hit a 27 break in vain.

They are ten points clear of Donington C, who dispatched Pyramid D 4-2.

Breaks of 24 and 20 by Bourne boys James Sharpe (O35) and Marcus Hamilton (O35) helped them win their respective frames, but their three team-mates were all beaten.

The big winners in the top flight were lowly Boundary B, though.

The Deepings side registered a crushing 6-0 whitewash win over Long Sutton A, with Richard Wilson (O21) hitting a 28 break.

Boundary are now within four points of jumping out of the bottom two.

Staying at the bottom, Services C enjoyed a vital 5-1 triumph at Long Sutton B as they leapfrogged their opponents in the standings.

Nigel Cherry (O7) reeled off a cracking 25 clearance, for the Spalding side, while Sutton’s Carl Parnell (O42) trousered breaks of 29 and 20.

In Division Two, Holbeach A continue to grind out results. It’s now a quartet of 4-2 wins on the spin for the leaders, who knocked off Whittlesey A this time.

A 27 break from Mick Ayres (O7) was the highlight for Holbeach, who extend their lead to nine points.

That’s because second-placed Donington A came a cropper against basement boys Tulips C.

Jay Haytree’s (O42) 31 break and a black-ball win from Luke Arons (O28) were the catalyst for the win.

Elsewhere, Tim Nash (O28) starred with a 42 break as Services B eased past Gosberton B 5-1 and James Waterfall (R7) managed a 27 clearance for Gosberton A in a 4-2 loss to Consti F.

Meanwhile, BSC F stay top of the third tier following a 4-2 win at Holbeach B. Pete Holland (O7) hit a 24 break.

Second-placed Bourne SC A lost ground on their rivals after slipping to a 4-2 loss at Crowland B. Oli Player (O21) was unlucky to be on the losing side, having pocketed a 35 break.

However, the best score of the week came in Division Four.

Bourne SC B’s Lewis Roberts (O70) amassed a 46 break in a shock 5-1 loss to bottom of the table Consti C.

There was also a cracking win for struggling club mates Consti A.

They best promotion-chasing Long Sutton C to register only a fourth win of the season.