WALSHAW Conservative B continue to make headway in the Bury Amateur Billiards League.

This week they overcame the challenge from Dobbies A and now hold a commanding lead in the table as their closest rivals, Seedfield, were without a match.

In their match at Dobbies, A Rossbottom gave the leaders a tremendous start, opening up an early 60-point gap against his opponent E Jones.

Although Jones made some improvement in the latter stages, the deficit was too big and Rossbottom ran out the winner 125-71. In the second game D Samuels took on T Wilkinson.

The scores were running neck and neck until the latter stages when Samuels had a break of 39, which was immediately followed by a further 19 to finish the game 125-78.

P Spencer and P Eslick met in the final game and once again the scores were about even with Spencer in front until P Eslick had a break of 33. This was sufficient to give the visitors the game and secure the aggregate points.

St Marys A travelled to Walshaw A were B Weall gave the home side a considerable lead by defeating G Farrington 125-89.

The Walshaw side looked to be in a comfortable position, but the second game went to the visitors by the same score as M Ryder defeated R Vadasz to bring the match level.

P Turner, for the visitors, was in excellent form in the final game and M Gilmore was unable to pull back the handicap advantage as the visitors ran out 5-1 winners.

St Marys B were always in control of their match against Dobbies B.

J Garvey and P Dudley both won the opening two games while V Fox gained a consolation point for the home side.



ST MARYS A 339 (5)

B Weall 125, G Farrington 89, R Vadasz 89, M Ryder 125, M Gilmore 78, P Turner 125

DOBBIES A 298 (1)


E Jones 71, A Rossbottom 125, D Samuels 125, T Wilkinson 78, P Spencer 102, P Eslick 125

ST MARYS B 356 (5)

DOBBIES B 325 (1)

J Garvey 125, M Dean 118, P Dudley 125, I Street 82, A Wilson 106, V Fox 125

BREAKS OVER 30: D Samuels 39, P Eslick 33


WALSHAW CONS B 4 3 0 1 8 4 19

SEEDFIELD BC 3 2 0 1 5 4 12

ST MARYS A 2 2 0 0 4 2 10

ST MARYS B 3 2 1 0 4 5 10

WALSHAW CONS A 3 1 2 0 4 5 7

DOBBIES A 3 0 3 0 4 5 4

DOBBIES B 4 0 4 0 4 8 4