Newcombe takes Cranford top

PUBLISHED: 15:01 20 February 2009 | UPDATED: 10:31 10 June 2010

OTTERTON A have lost their outright lead in the Exmouth Snooker League after a 3-2 defeat at 5th place Police Social Club B. John Spamer 50-22, a re-spotted black for Darren Smith 78-71 and Jeff Trail 67-55 gave the Police a match winning lead

OTTERTON A have lost their outright lead in the Exmouth Snooker League after a 3-2 defeat at 5th place Police Social Club B. John Spamer 50-22, a re-spotted black for Darren Smith 78-71 and Jeff Trail 67-55 gave the Police a match winning lead before Mervyn Long 57-50 and Gary Parnell 62-36 cut the deficit to a single point.Defending champions Cranford A share the top spot with a 3-2 win at 4th place Topsham Conservative. Steve Vittles 70-33 and Jeff Cross 66-56 opened Topsham's account before Tim Wright 70-60 and David Hawkes 57-42 restored the balance. Cranford's winning frame came from their captain, Dion Newcombe 82-68, with a break of 39.Two points behind the leaders are the Snooker Club B as they left the Number Nine B having won by 3 frames to 2. Carl Rowsell 76-74 and Paul Milford 68-66 led with two closely contested frames, then had to wait for Gordon Benzie's winning decider 63-52, as Mike Page 71-13 and Dave Page 81-70 brought the home side level at 2-2.East Budleigh A move up one place to 7th, with a game in hand, after a narrow victory at the Snooker Club C. Mark Auton 89(39)-55 and Chris Dabrowiecki 63-58 were pegged back by David Binmore 70-44 and Dan Abraham 73-12 to set up the final frame decider. Alan Farrant trailed Alan Pyne by 10 points on the remaining six colours but two flukes on the green and pink gave him and his team the win.Conservative A recorded the biggest win of the week with their short trip to the Number Nine A. John Anderson 67-48, John Evens 53-21, John Parrott 53-43 and Cyril Evans 39-35 were denied maximum points by Neil Chudley 55-41.

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