SNOOKER: Fishpool flying high at the top after win

IN the A section of the Bury Snooker League, Fishpool were the visitors to Central C and it was the away side who got off to a flyer – taking the first four frames. A spirited comeback from Central C saw them take the last two, but it wasn’t enough as Fishpool took the match 7-2 and top the A section.

Last years’ winners Tottington D are among the chasing pack after beating fellow early pace setters Bury Snooker B 6-2 with Tottington’s John Hancock producing the biggest win (57-22). Central A’s new player Kirk Poole couldn’t prevent his team going down 5-3 to Elton Lib A despite a 40 break in his frame win (88-58). Elton’s Steve Anderson having a major impact taking his frame (93-17).

Huntley A dished out an 8-1 beating away to Bury Snooker D. Brian Walsh and Andy Catlow both producing fine wins. The local derby saw Elton Lib B overcome Elton Lib C with Sean Swimby taking his frame (91-29), including a 41 break as the B team won 7-2.

In the B section the top two faced each other as Huntley C hosted Central E. Steve Murray got Central off to a flyer (113-15), which proved too much for Huntley claw back the frames were shared but Central took the aggregate and match 6-3.

Central D moved into the second after a fine 7-2 win away at St Mary’s although the match was closer than the result suggests. Bury Snooker C entertained Seedfield A and in another close encounter and Tony Burns frame win (81-41) proved decisive as Bury Snooker ran out 6-2 winners. Elton Lib D got their first win of the season as they beat Central B big wins for Elton in the fourth and fifth frames by Dan Evans (91-24) and Phil Wolfenden (90-32) proved game changing as Elton ran out 7-2 winners.

In the C section a local derby saw Walshaw B take the honours against Walshaw A the result was emphatic the B team team ran out 7-1 winners but most of the frames turned on the the colours. The result is enough to see Walshaw B top the table. Top played bottom in the C section and it was a surpise result with Whitefield BC making it a close match 5-3, with George Channon producing a match winning performance (89-24). Buchanans B had a good win away 6-3 to Huntley B with Jamie French taking the opener (66-26). Walmersley Con climbed up the table as they white-washed Tottington Con B 8-0 with Dave Morley taking his 81-42. The final match saw the honours shared between Seedfield B and Heaton Park. Seedfield having Paul Eslick to thank in the final frame to secure them the aggregate. Despite Heaton Park taking four frames, the game finished 4-4.

Results (dominoes in brackets) A Section: Central C 2 (0) Fishpool 7 (5), Tottington Con D 6 (5) Bury Snooker B 2 (0), Elton Lib A 5 (1) Central A 3 (4), Bury Snooker D 1 (1) Huntley A 8 (4), Elton Lib C 2 (1) Elton Lib B 7 (4).

B Section: Huntley C 3 (4) Central E 6 (1), St Mary’s 2 (2) Central D 7 (3), Bury Snooker C 6 (4) Seedfield A 2 (1), Central B 2 (5) Elton Lib D 7 (0).

C Section: Walshaw B 7 (1) Walsahw A 1 (4), Whitefield BC 5 (2) Bury Bridge 3 (3), Seedfield BC B 4 (1) Heaton Park 4 (4), Huntley B 3 (4) Buchanans B 6 (1), Walmersley Con 8 (1) Tottington Con B 0 (4).

Breaks: 59 James Kay (Elton Lib B) 41 Sean Swimby (Elton Lib B) 40 Kirk Poole (Central A) 32 Lee Marney (Bury Snooker D) 27 Sam Thompson (Fishpool) 25 Tony Martin (Huntley A) Ged French (Buchanans B).

Centuries: 113 Steve Murray (Central E).

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