Getting tight at the top

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THE BVPA Superleague sponsored by Union Private Hire & Goschen Street garage, continues to be tight at the top with only four points separating the top four teams.

Current league leaders Bedlington Station were involved in a local derby match with the Sun Inn A. The Station won all the singles before Sun Inn fought back to take both scotch doubles, but the win maintained Station’s lead in with 59 points.

Closing in are second placed Joiners Arms A on 58 points after an 11-1 win at Dudley & District WMC.

In third place and also unbeaten are Annitsford Irish on 56 points. They got off to a bad start when Seaton Terrace’s Gary Dennis broke and dished in the first frame, thereafter it was backs against the wall for them as the Irish took the match 10-2 with dominant performances from Chris Gill, Jason Ritson and Mark Jenkins.

The Percy Arms, led by captain Kevin McGarry, held onto their unbeaten start and fourth place with a comfortable 9-3 win over the Brockwell Seam.

Comrades A beat Sun Inn B 11-1. Former perennial CIU champions Comrades rolled back the years with Davy Patterson their man of the match.

Comrades B and Joiners B were involved in a dramatic see-saw match which went to a sudden death play-off where Ian Carr was in magnificent form for Comrades, winning all three singles games including an awesome clearance in the decider to clinch the bonus point.

Continuing to improve their league position, Side Club came back from 4-1 down to beat the Seahorse A 7-5. Star man for Side Club was Trevor Chadwick with a terrific clearance which changed the balance of the match.

Seahorse B, led by captain Adam Young, had an impressive 9-3 victory over Cramlington Village. Man of the match Andrew Brownlee won all three of his games for Seahorse, while mention went to Alan Erridge for his first win in a few weeks.