Snooker title race takes a twist

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The battle for the Snooker Farm Super League title took a twist with BSC 1 recording their fifth draw of the season, this time against Q Club 1.

Barry Cox got Q Club off to a flyer when taking the first frame off Bren Bowman, who bounced back with a mightily impressive 92 break.

Nathan Barton’s opponent was a no-show and Danny Newton and Wayne Dent only played the second frame, with Q Club claiming the first, Dent scoring a half-century along the way.

Sean Swinburn then beat Craig Lee to ensure BSC 1 came away no worse than 4-4.

BSC 13 edged closer to Super League survival with a 6-2 win over bottom side BSC 9. Adam Cartwright beat Paul Raymond while Rob Johnson and Adam Brackenbury drew, as did Carl Manning and Patrick Whiley. Mario Richards beat Mark Ferguson to seal the win.

Breaks: B. Bowman 92, W. Dent 50.

Will Tyson kept up his impressive record when beating John Vines as BSC 19 defeating Shodfriars 3 5-3 in the Boston Snooker Centre Premier League.

Robin Alexander was beaten by Richard Crunkhorn, Luke Christian and Jim Ely drew, and Nick Harwood beat Colin Woodcock to secure a tight win.

Breaks: W. Tyson 24.

The battle for second place in the Cotts Builders & Contractors Division One saw Cons 5 defeat Q Club 2 5-3 to leave them level on points. Alan Haycock and Jamie Brinkley drew, as did Nathan Yardley and Steve Sharp.

Bill Spooner then beat Julian Furnell before Derek Wood and Andy Bush drew.

Cons 3 and BSC 7 drew, with Craig Churchman getting the latter off to a good start by beating Scott Gray. Graham Johnson beat Paul Leary with the other matches ending all-square.

Cons 4 ran out 5-3 victors over BSC 16. Stuart Richardson and Dave Cutting drew, as did John Clarke and Brett Skinner. Lee Clayton then beat Roy Skinner before Dave Nundy and Stan Matthews drew.

Breaks: D. Cutting 34, S. Matthews 28, A. Bush 24,20, D. Nundy 22, D. Wood 21.

Runaway Hundleby Equestrian Centre Division Two leaders Kirton Leisure suffered a shock 7-1 defeat at the hands of Q Club 3. Dave Cartwright an d S. Fletcher drew, followed by wins for Chris Maltby, Stu Holland and Ian Russell.

Graves Park 3 recorded a narrow win over BSC 14.