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EABA : The Amateur Billiard Player : March 1996

The Amateur Billiard Player : March 1996

League News

EASTERN COUNTIES BILLIARDS 1995/6

P W PTS T
NORWICH ‘A’ 6 15 7,172 15.0
CAMBRIDGE 5 13.5 5,964 13.5
MID NORFOLK 7 13 7,797 13.0
BOSTON 4 8 4,306 8.0
PETERBOROUGH 4 7 3,498 7.0
STIFFKEY 4 5.5 3,452 5.5
NORWICH ‘B’ 7 5 5,653 5.0
KINGS LYNN 6 5 5,310 5.0
RAUNDS 6 4 4,113 4.0
BOURNE 5 4 3,869 4.0
TO DATE HIGHEST BREAKS
117-P. WELHAM
106-F. WILSON
95-R. CHAPMAN
94-J. AUCLETONE
93-T. HENKE
HIGHEST SCORES
739-P. WELHAM
634-A. SALISBURY
534-F. WILSON
524-C. EXTALL
483-I. CHAMBERS

NORFOLK BILLIARDS CHARITY CHALLENGE 1996

Played at Pinewood park, near Holt and generously sponsored by
SANDS AGRICULTURAL SERVICES
Roxton Chapman defeated Chris Shutt before a packed crowd
of 100+. The averages speak for themselves. The event
raised £500+ for The Norfolk based charity ‘H.O.P.E.’

Roxton Chapman

381
1,101(122.3)Chris Shutt

184
361(40.0)

NORFOLK SUPER LEAGUE

Norwich ‘A’ 4 17
Kings Lynn ‘A’ 3 11
Kings Lynn Maltings 3 11
Great Yarmouth 3 10
Alby ‘A’ 3 6
Norwich ‘B’ 4 6
Stiffkey 4 5
Alby ‘B’ 4 4

Alby ‘B’ currently bottom, deserve a special mention as all
4 players are under 21 and have received some heavy defeats
but are improving and very keen.

Phil Welham

MIDLAND COUNTIES BILLIARDS LEAGUE. 1995/96

RESULTS TO 14TH NOVEMBER 1995

Title-holders Derby began the new campaign with a tough
encounter against neighbouring Nottingham which, after a
hard-fought battle, the Champions edged by the odd game
in nine. Home captain David Rees was unbeaten on the day,
but the unlucky Ken Hobbs lost all three of his games by
such narrow margins as 10, 8 and 6 points.

It’s good to see Neal Rewhorn back in the league and his
presence was the decisive factor in Nuneaton’s solid 5-4
victory at Kidderminster. Rewhorn kept a clean sheet but
needed a late century to edge out John Smith by just
seventeen points, while Trevor Scott held the home side
together with two successes.

Nottingham became the early season pace-setters when,
following their opening game reversal, they bounced to
whip Rugby ‘B’ by 7-2. Both Jamie Moore and Tom Martin
were unbeaten in this match, with the latter being
particularly impressive in his opening tie against Harry
Willis. Here Martin accumulated an excellent one hour
total of 479, sparked by breaks of 52, 58 and 148, the
century being the players best run in the league to date
and a very respectable contender for the seasons high
break award. Geoff Barrett did well for the visitors, for,
despite winning only once, he pressed both Martin and Moore
all the way.

Another battle royal ended with Kidderminster squeezing
home 5-4 at Rugby, with the visitors being indebted to
Trevor Scott and John Smith who claimed two wins apiece.

However the star of the show was undoubtedly Rugby’s Alan
Marsden, who not only won all three games but cracked in
his maiden Midland League century with an effort of 109.

Most unusually Ellis Lloyd drew a blank in this match,
although he looked all over the winner against John Smith
until the League Secretary nosed just ten points ahead
after late runs of 42 and 77 unfinished.

Yet another close match resulted in Nuneaton lowering the
colours of the Champions when they eased out Derby by the
odd game. In this encounter Neal Rewhorn and Alan Orton
for the winners, and Stan Day and David Rees of the
visitors all won two games each, with Day being another
competitor to reach his first Midland League century with
exactly 100.

A good indication of the close competitiveness of the league
may be obtained by analysing the results of the five matches
played so far. After just five matches only two of the
seven teams in the league remain unbeaten – Nuneaton with
two favourable 5-4 results and Stoke-on-Trent, who are
yet to play. On the individual front twenty-one players
have appeared, but only one of these, Alan Marsden (played
3, won 3) has yet to taste defeat. I’m certainly not
going to make any rash forecasts regarding who are likely
to finish up as champions this season!!

Stop Press:

Peter Shelley made of break of 326 in a league match versus Rugby!


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