Snooker: Trades maintain top spot in Over55s league

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Eric Bint helped to secure Trades Club’s lead at the top following a narrow victory over Woodlands Rhinos, writes league secretary John Mitchell.

The match saw Dave Steer beat Paul Teague 63-35 before Brian Hoole lost his unbeaten run to Bob Buxton - his second win of the season - 57-46.

Lorance Torn remains unbeaten after his 66-23 win against Wilf Coulter and it was left to Bint to beat Alan Tasker before Alan Marley lost a black ball game 49-40 to Teague.

Hawthorne 4 Hyde Park 1: John Orwin opened a 28-point lead but back came Eric Fairham for the hosts to win 68-48.

The following frame went to the home team - Stuart France the victor.

The next frame was between John Mitchell and Malc Rusby with the former pocketing a 70-43 win.

Jimmy Wynne took the next frame with a re-spotted black before Rob Scott won 51-37.

White Hart 2 Askern 3: Percy Humbe beat visiting player Eric Law in a black ball game (49042) as Stan Munday took the next frame for White Hart.

But Askern came back through Dennis Clayton, Wally Straw and Alan Watson.

Rostholme 1 Barnby Dun 4: Ken Rutley lost his unbeaten record in a black ball game with George Varley, 56-53, before Phil Spencer made short work of the next frame for the visitors. Henry Morris kept his unbeaten run going as Tommy Collins took the fourth frame victory for the visitors. Dave North took the last frame.

Hatfield 4 Woodlands Snooker 1: It was a straightforward day for the home side as Tony Llani, Mally Robson, Derrick Jennings and Billy Whitehurst took the honours. Ray Adams netted a consolation after defeating unbeaten player Brian Blaydon.

Bentley West End 4 Bentley Top Club 1: Dave Holland, Willy Moore, John Cooper and the undefeated Rob Savory took the first four frames for the home side in their epic derby battle with a consolation from Alf Hinsley.

Hyde Park Warriors 2 Intake Social 3: The home side got off to a bad start when Bill Savage lost to Pete Hey 37035 and high-flying Fran Crusack lost to Russ Nice 61-36. Trevor Parker hit back, beating Ron Clark 44-28 and Clive Bulbeck defeated Roy Lee 56-41. Alan Leedale was then victorious against Ian Samways, 49-41.

Catholic Club 3 Scawthorpe Club 2: As predicted, a cracking match ensued with Brian Thompson beating Pat McHale 59-39 then Bill Collinson won against Barry Deakin 61-28. Things changed for the hosts when Terry Hannah lost to Les Seymore, 57-23, but back came Charlie Morgan who beat Jim Seymore 63-53. It came down to Pete McGill to take the last frame for the visitors against Brian Lamb, with a 60-47 win.