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Brierley Hill avoid Police capture
6:00pm Thursday 17th January 2013 in Sport
BRIERLEY Hill Sports Bar A stayed top of the Stourbridge Snooker League after a 3-2 win at West Midlands Police.
Gavin Sloan gave the hosts a great start but wins for Russ Edwards, Saqib Nasir and Callim Downing turned the game for Brierley Hill, before Kev Franklin took the final frame.
Despite the win, the leaders saw their advantage trimmed to just two points, after Norton Social A’s 4-1 win over Amblecote Institute A.
Reigning champions Kinver Constitutional A failed to make up any significant ground and remain eight points off the pace in third following a 3-2 win at Pockets SCA, in which Andrew Highfield won the deciding frame.
Victories for Paul Bates, John Saunders, Paul Garbett and Martin Harris earned Stourbridge Institute A a 4-1 win away to Brierley Hill Sports Bar B. Pockets SCB lost 3-2 at Hot Shots.
Kingswinford RBL A clung on to top spot in the First Division with a 3-2 win at Amblecote RBL.
Gregg Reece, Anthony Davies and Andrew Brown, who took the decider against Mark Jeffries, won for Kingswinford with Chris Jevons and Rob Boylin replying.
Netherton Sports and Social beat Kinver Constitutional C 3-2 to stay second. Paul Bowen, Darren Corbett and Richard Barnsley were their frame winners.
Brierley Hill Sports Bar D ended their run of poor form with a 5-0 battering of bottom side Dibdale SC, a win which moved them into third,while Kingswinford Cons A are two points back in fourth after edging past Stourbridge Institute B 3-2.
Roy Grainger claimed the final frame decider for Amblecote Institute B in their 3-2 win over Norton Social B.
Baggeridge Social relinquished top spot in the Second Division after one week as they lost 3-2 at home to Amblecote Institute D.
Mark Daniels and Mark Robson gave the visitors an early cushion and despite Luke Whale pulling one back, Adrian Butcher made sure of the win before Frankie Bennett took the final frame for Baggeridge to limit the damage.
Kinver Constitutional D took advantage of the leaders’ slip to take over at the top thanks to a 5-0 win over Amblecote E, Graham Tranter earning his 14th win of the season.
Stourbridge Institute C are third after a 4-1 success at Amblecote Institute C which featured wins for Harry Jones, Carl Green, Simon Tyler and Trevor Pardoe.