Glastonbury B, last season’s champions and current leaders of the first division of the Eastbourne Snooker League, took another giant step towards retaining their title with another emphatic 5-0 victory.
This time it came against the Glastonbury A Team with the captain of the champions Matt Bray recording this week’s highest break of a 73 in his 77-1 win over the Eastbourne Snooker League’s Secretary Richard Barnicoat.
Hailsham Memorial Institute C team maintained their hold on second place with a 5-0 win over the Eastbourne Workingmens Club A Team. Jack Lander, for HMI C, posted a 42 break in his 80-10 defeat of the Workers’ captain Peter Abbotts.
Dolphin A won 5-0 away against two-man Nuthouse A. Mark Crotty outpointed Martin Halpin 56-8 and Paul Binks defeated Marcel Compton 55-16 for the only two played frame.
The other three frames were claimed as walkovers.
Polegate Legion A fell to a 4-1close encounter home loss against HMI Rutherfords. Four black ball games decided the outcome.
Gary Jones for the Legion prevented the clean sweep with an 84-30 win against Damien Hilder.
The Derby match between fifth placed Glastonbury C and relegation-threatened Glastonbury F resulted in a surprise win for the F Team.
Mike Goodwin and Ian Hunt won their matches with the vital match win by Barry Harding 58-26 against Mick Compton.
Hailsham MI A overcame Seaford Con Club 3-2 with wins from Salvatore Sciancalepore, Connor McLean and Steve Jones in the first three frames. Gary Cooper and Nick Cox had the two Con Club wins.
Angling Club A travelled to the Nuthouse Pub to face the B Team, their visit was rewarded with a 3-2 victory.
Dave Pain won the vital last frame on the black 54-52 against Phil Feneron.
Fishermens E played Meads A, who play out of the Fishermens Club, in this derby match the Meads A team secured all five frames with wins from Dave Field, Mark James, Chris Quinnell, Ivor Standen and Paul Denness.
The leaders in Division Two, Railway Club A, consolidated their high riding position with a 4-1 away win over fourth placed HMI Topaz.
Harry Gent prevented the clean sweep in frame two with a last gasp black ball 48-46 victory over Gary Moseley.
Hailsham MI B, lying in second place, remain close on the heels of the leaders following a 3-2 win over lowly Meads B.
Clive Kidman, Dean Goodall (39 break) and Hugh Galt recorded the HMI B winning frames. Luke Cornelius along with Jasson Hassan replied for Meads.
Hellingly, lying in third place, fell to a surprise 3-2 away loss against lowly Devonshire A. Dave Manville, Ron Jackson and the last frame match win by Chris Gape 57-9 over Nigel Greenham gave the Devonshire A the unexpected victory.
The near top of the table clash between Bollards and Polegate Legion B resulted in a close 3-2 win for Bollards,
Allan Mills, Mike Ashcroft, and Paul Sellings secured the Bollards winning frames,