It’s all gone Nuts at the top on the green baize of division three

Nuthouse A surged to the top of the Eastbourne and District Snooker League division two league following a resounding 4-1 win at Hailsham Club D.

The home team got off to a great start when Tony Prout outpointed Ian Townsend 54-35.

But the new leaders rallied by taking the next four frames via the cues of Matt Walter, Glen Williams, Martin Halpin and Marcel Compton.

Glastonbury A, the previous pacesetters, went 2-0 down at home against Topaz. The Topaz captain Dave Williams took out Tokki Yamaguchi 59-24 and Pete Bowman outpointed Richard Barnicoat 61-48.

Glastonbury A got their act together with Grant Martins, captain Matt Smith and Paul Croft sealing the last three frames for a narrow 3-2 victory.

Fishermen’s Club E, in third position, travelled to Seaford to take on the Seaford Legion and returned with a 4-1 win. Ian Robb prevented the whitewash by defeating Jimmi Simpson on the black 48-38.

Hellingly, in fourth spot, lost 3-2 away at Meads B. Trevor Cornford, Darren Cornford and Jasson Hassan recorded the Meads B victories, while Russell Parkinson and a walkover win for John Hepburn secured the two points for Hellingly.

The mid-table battle saw Eastbourne Working Men’s Club B record a 4-1 home victory against Devonshire Club.

Tom Wigglesworth, John Bigsby, Paul Richards and Dave Noakes secured the Workers’ wins. Ron Jackson recorded the solitary Devonshire win by overcoming Phil Tutt 50-28 in the second frame.

Elsewhere, Ministries made the most of home advantage to haul in Fishermen’s B. Pete Cooper, Paddy Walshe, Mike Hart, Dave Gray and Steve Jones all recorded good frame wins in a 5-0 whitewash.

The bottom team in division two, Fishermen’s F, held out for a 3-2 home victory against Hailsham Club A thanks to victories for Brian Dyson, skipper Mick Wheeler and Mal Dixon.

Dave Birchall and Micky Dulake responded for the visitors with wins over Dave Smith and Steve Heather respectively, the latter by the slender margin of 43-42 on the final black.

No stopping

the Railway

In division three, the Railway Club, who have already secured promotion, kept up their good form with another 5-0 victory against Hailsham Memorial Institute F.

Gavin Wright beat Richard Burchett 47-16, Mark Humphries saw off Alan Wheatley 58-35, Gary Moseley overcame Dave Thomas 41-30, Richard Edwards outgunned Dave Clark 48-28 and Railway captain Paul Goacher scraped home 46-41 on the black against Derek Foster.

Transport moved into the promotion race with a 4-1 away win at the Devonshire Club against Dolphin F.