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Faber Shield Billiards League reduced to just four teams
9:49am Thursday 26th September 2013 in Sport
BOOTHAM ‘A’ went down 5-1 to Acomb, the defending champions, in their first match of the week in the YCC Faber Shield Billiards League, which has been reduced to just four teams following the withdrawal of Heworth.
Acomb’s Ken Bowser, helped by good running, held off Ken Taylor (21 bk) then John Ashwell sneaked home and Richard Lillie made it 3-0.
Steve Carroll had a golden opportunity to defeat Paul Holmes (40 bk) when he needed only six for the game but missed a routine shot and Acomb were 4-0 ahead.
Bootham’s captain Colin Robinson set off at a fast scoring rate with breaks of 29 and 23 and won by 59 points but Trevor Ventress had done enough to secure the aggregate by just 13 points.
In their second match, Bootham ‘A’ went down 5-1 to their ‘B’ team.
Last-minute stand-in Tony Lambert and Alf Appleby, with a fluked finish to win by seven points, moved the ‘B’ team ahead.
Carroll pulled one back but Paul Mahoney with two flukes in a fast fire finish restored the lead. Matt Smith ran out with five red pots to beat Chris Dower by two points.
Fulford started the season with a 4-2 defeat by Acomb, who lost the first match when Terry Ward (58 bk) defeated Paul Holmes.
Ashwell (25 bk), Ventress and Ken Bowser moved Acomb ahead and built a 58-point aggregate lead.
New player Glen Mountain gained Fulford’s second point but Richard Lillie did enough to secure the aggregate for Acomb.
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