Snooker: Heworth’s set to retain Pairs League title

First published in Sport

HEWORTH look certain to successfully defend the championship of the York Conservative Clubs’ Slater Cup Snooker Pairs League after defeating Bootham 5-2.

After three games Heworth led 2-1 in frames but were only three points ahead in the aggregate scores.

Bootham’s Ken Clifford and Pete Henderson levelled and gave them a 29-point aggregate advantage.

Then Joe Bedford and Peter Hodgson, with a 38-point win, and Jamie Faircliffe and Nick Hodgson, winning by 87 points, ensured Heworth a 5-2 win to top the table with a 13-point lead and only four matches left to play.

In a similar match, Fulford went 2-1 ahead with a five-point aggregate advantage only for George Rawling and Mike Bowker to level and give Acomb a 27-point aggregate lead.

Fulford took the fifth frame to go 3-2 ahead but Steve Bowker and Jim Barker, with a 44-point win, levelled the frame score at 3-3 and ensured Acomb gained the aggregate for a 4-3 win.

Acomb and Fulford are joint second with 25 points but Bootham have fallen to bottom.

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