SNOOKER: Turner prize after nervy final night

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BSC F knew what they had to do to clinch the Division Three title in Spalding and District Snooker League – and delivered it.

The one outstanding crown was claimed by Oliver Turner’s side on the final night of the season. He lost at Pyramid B, as did cousin Tom Turner, but wins for Ben Lewis, Paul Turnell and Pete Holland were enough.

Pete Machin’s opening-frame win over Tom Turner made the Spalding side sweat a little knowing that their club B side - who started the night trailing them by four points - were hoping for a slip-up.

But Lewis’s 59-31 win over fellow scratch handicap player Eddie Whitfield settled the nerves.

Oliver Turner’s defeat started the jitters again but Turnell and Holland secured the necessary points.

It was hard luck on BSC B, who had done very well to force the issue almost as much as possible. Rod Quinton, John Bellerby, Doug Adamson and Dave Twelves set up a clean sweep against Holbeach B, but Richard Geddes lost by just five points thanks to Neil Harvey’s super 22 clearance..

However, even a 6-0 win would have been academic given BSC B’s win in Bourne.

There were two whitewashes in the second division.

Gosberton A – for whom scratch player Lee Watson followed a 20 break with a 25 clearance – and Holbeach C both ended the season in perfect fashion.

Champions Holbeach A signed off with a 4-2 home defeat to Whittlesey B, as wins for Laurie Smith, John Willis and Simon Norris put a dampener on the promotion party.

It was a similar story at Consti A where Donington D managed a 4-2 smash-and-grab on the Division Four champions’ table.