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Hickman victory seals title joy
11:00am Friday 27th April 2012 in Sport
KINVERConstitutionalAsecured the single frame they required to clinch the Stourbridge and District Premier Division championship.
The title was won when Jason Hickman sank pink and black to take the opening frame of their final match of the season against third-placed Hot Shots SC.
James Hill, who had previously ensured he would take the accolade of mostwins,andDarrenOakes alsowon for Kinver in a 3-2 victory and Roy Stokes and Lee Washbrook took a frame apiece for Hot Shots.
Brierley Hill Snooker and PoolAfinished runners-up as they ended their season with a 3-2 victory against West Midlands Police, who could only finish in fourth place.
Reanne Evans, Maria Catalano and Callum Downing, with a break of 52, won for Brierley Hill, while Gavin Sloan and Kev Franklin, with a 71- break, won replied.
Norton SocialAmissed their chance of moving into third-place when they lost 4-1 at Snooks SC B and Brierley Hill’s B team maintained their winning momentum with a 4-1 success over Bearwood Cons, with Luke Garland making a half-century break.
Pockets SCAmade certain that they finished outside the bottom-two when Rich Pepperallwon the opening frame against their closest rivals, Brierley Hill C.
Matt Emms and Andrew Smiths decider with breaks of 45 and 39, completed a 3-2 win with Simon Dingley and Mark Hatton who had a 64, replying for Brierley Hill.
In the First Division, Stourbridge InstituteAhad to win their lastmatch to overtake leaders Pockets SC B who had completed their programme of fixtures.
Stour were given a boost by their super sub, Bob Cartwright after hewn the opening frame against Amblecote RBL to maintain his 100 per cent record.
Steve Ball responded for Amblecote before Jon Saunders (Inst) and Rob Boylin (RBL) made it 2-2.
In the deciding frame, three 20-plus breaks for Mark Jeffries, who has most wins in the division, against the Institute captain Martin Harris completed a 3-2 victory for Ambelcote RBL, who sixth place finish was only 10 points off the top, and hand Pockets the crown.