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Five-star Norton hit the summit
2:00pm Friday 7th December 2012 in Sport
NORTON Social A went top of the Stourbridge Snooker League with a comprehensive 5-0 win over Snooks SCB.
Neil Rollinson, Adam Ness, Ashley Aston, Steve Mason and Rob Pitt all won for Norton, who took over top spot thanks to Kinver’s 3-2 defeat against West Midlands Police in a game which went down to the final ball.
Kev Franklin cleared all the colours to pip Andrew Highfield, adding to wins for Gavin Sloan and Maria Catalano.
Brierley Hill Sports Bar A stay second after their 4-1 away to Amblecote Institute, coming from behind after David Grainger had won the opener for the hosts.
Pockets SCA’s Andy Smith made the highest break of the week with a 79 to help them to a 4-1 win against Snooks A.
Meanwhile, Brierley Hill’s C team pulled clear of the danger zone with a 4-1 win at home to Pockets SC B. Hot Shots also enjoyed a 3-2 away at Stourbridge Institute A.
First Division: Kingswinford Snooker Centre, Amblecote Institute A and Netherton Sports and Social have all joined Kingswinford RBL A, who had a bye, in a four-way tie at the top.
John Byng, Paul Ross and Tim Carter helped the Snooker Centre win 3-2 at Norton Social B, while Amblecote took all five frames against Dibdale. Not to be outdone, Netherton produced their best result of the season, winning 5-0 against fellow challengers Amblecote RBL.
Two other teams are only two points away from the top. Kinver Constitutional B won 4-1 at newly-promoted Stourbridge Institute B, while Brierley Hill Sports Bar D again demonstrated their liking for the tables of Kingswinford Cons A.
Kinver’s C team edged towards mid-table respectability, winning all five frames at home to Wombourne.
Second Division: Amblecote Institute C returned to the top thanks to a hard-fought 4-1 derby win against their D team. Roy Pugh, Colin Homer, Mark Colbourne and Pat Willis were their winners.
They hold a two point advantage over Kinver Constitutional D, who were knocked off the top by a 3-2 defeat away to Stourbridge Institute C, only Keith Rollinson and Graham Tranter winning as Carl Green, Simon Tyler and Trevor Pardoe claimed a good win for the Institute.
Kinver were also overtaken by Baggeridge Social, who took a 5-0 win against Kingswinford Cons B.
The Taylor family of dad Brian, son Stephen and daughter Louise all won as Amblecote Institute E won 3-2 against Kingswinford RBL B.