Conservative Club are beaten but still top Exmouth Snooker League

PUBLISHED: 11:37 06 February 2018 | UPDATED: 11:37 06 February 2018

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Competition is hotting up in the Exmouth Snooker League with five scores won on the black, two of them by a single point, and Carl Rowsell making the highest break so far (56) following the recent round of fixtures.

Conservative stay top despite losing to defending champions Police Social Club A. Dion Newcombe, 70 (31)-65, and Dave Lance, 68-65, matched the early lead of Mike Delahaye, 71-37, and Rob Pow, 76-30, before Carl Rowsell won the decider, 88 (56)-50.

Police C climbed into second place as Trevor Haylock, 58-48, Eric James, 80-59, Bob Alexander, 59-42, and John Evens, 53-52, were denied maximum points by Terry Merrick of the Police B.

They lost three frames to Mike Delahaye, 66-42, Rob Pow, 74-48, and Pete Abrahams, 57-22, of the Police A, but, John Parrott, 89-48, and John Anderson, 75-38, cut the deficit to a single point.

East Budleigh slip to third with a game in hand despite winning at the Police B. Wins for Trevor Hayman, 75-40, Barry Bentley, 54-26, and Kev Luxton, 68-65, were taken to a deciding frame by John Spamer, 103-83, and Terry Merrick, 88-45.

Members are to congratulate former league chairman and open snooker champion Gordon Pring on his retirement.

Time now to dust off your cue, Gordon, and return to your former team at East Budleigh.

Latest table P W Pts

Conservative Club 11 7 34

Police S C C 12 5 30

East Budleigh 10 7 28

Police S C A 10 5 25

Police S C B 11 3 18

Highest Break Carl Rowsell - 56


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