Exmouth Snooker League begins a new season with back-to-back defeats for the reigning champions
PUBLISHED: 11:05 14 October 2018
The Exmouth Snooker League is up and running and with defending champions Conservative Club opening their campaign with two surprising 4-1 defeats.
Firstly, at the Police Social Club B, only Craig Wilson recorded their only win 56-20 after Ted Perkin, 87-60, John Spamer, 84-73, Bob Horton, 61-47 and Andy Rice, 63-47 avenged two 5-0 whitewashes from last season.
Then, at home to East Budleigh, the returning Dan Brown won the final frame 71(32)-30, thus preventing Graham Ward, 51-12, Alan Farrant, 58-31, Derek Quick, 72-38 and Barry Bentley, 71-17 gaining maximum points.
Last season’s runners up, Police A, hit the ground running as Carl Rowsell, 79-77, Mike Delahaye, 72-12, George Webster, 74-70, Rob Pow, 49-35 and Pete Abrahams, 61-27 needed two black-ball wins to take all five points against the Police B.
Police C won the first two frames on the East Budleigh table through Bob Alexander, 80-49 and John Parrott, 69m(25cl-39, but, had to wait for John Anderson’s final frame win, 63-48, after the home side drew level with Derek Quick, 64-12 and Barry Bentley, 48-36.
The highest break of the week was the 32 scored by Dan Brown.