It was business as usual the Blyth Valley Pool Association, sponsored by Breakers Pool Bar and Blyth Comrades Club, Super League with defending champions Irish A maintaining top spot.
In the Premier League, Breakers D’s run at the top of the table came to an end with Newsham Side Club regaining pole position.
Breakers A 1 Irish A 11
Irish A head the table with 87 points and an 8.7 average per game. Breakers A are sixth on 59 points. Chris Gill and Gary Spooner shared the man of the match honours with three from three. Team-mates Matt Brannan and John Wilson were both 100% from two games.
Comrades A 3 Comrades B 9
Comrades B got off to a quick-fire start, taking the first frame with a first visit clearance from James Taylor. Kevin McGarry then broke and dished. The B team took the first 4-1 with Davy Patterson taking the A team’s only point. The B team took the second set with another break and dish from Steven Foggett. The A team rallied and took both scotch doubles. There were no five-point hauls, but McGarry, Foggett, Gary Wilson and Taylor were all two from three. Comrades B moved up to second on 71 points after a sixth win of the season. Comrades A are tenth on 41 points.
Seahorse A 2 Seahorse B 10
It was sweet revenge for Seahorse B team as they swept aside the A team 10-2. Ray and Alan Erridge were both three from three, as was team-mate Mark Lillico. The A team could have pinched a few frames, but it just was not their night. Seahorse B are third after their seventh win of the season puts them on 68 points. Seahorse A are seventh on 50 points.
Breakers F 6 Station 6
Breakers F took both sets of singles 3-2 to lead 6-2 going into the doubles. The home team had their chance to seal the victory in the first frame but did not take it. The last frame was a tight match eventually won by Station to seal the draw. Mark McCann and Scott Jackson were two from three for the home team with Alan Halliday and Lee Cook taking their other singles points. Breakers F, formerly the Sun Inn, are the BVPA’s draw specialists and this was their sixth draw in ten games, which sees them eighth on 49 points. Bedlington Station are fourth on 68 points.
Wharton 8 Sports D 4
Wharton Arms are now the highest placed of all the teams promoted from the Premier League last season, with 60 points they are fifth. Sports D, another of the promoted teams, are ninth on 47 points. Wharton trio David Young, Gavin Stewart and Mark Chapman were all hat-trick heroes on the night as they celebrated their third win of the season. Darren Fletcher and Phil Welch were both two from three for Sports D.
Irish B 9 Bank Top 3
Brian Wakenshaw and Craig Johnson were both hat-trick winners for the home team as Irish B recorded their fifth win of the campaign, which keeps them fifth on 65 points. Bank Top are seventh on 57 points.
Breakers D 7 Breakers B 5
Breakers D’s ninth win of the season was not enough to keep them in top place and they drop to second on 77 points. Breakers B are sixth on 61 points. Jamie Spratt and Adam Straker shared the man of the match honours with a hat-trick of wins apiece for the D team. The B team’s Cameron Wintrip joined them with another 100% haul from his three frames. Dave Laidlaw was also 100% with two from two for the B team.
Breakers E 2 Breakers C 10
James Stewart and Chris Scott shared the man of the match honours with a hat-trick of points each, team-mates Glenn Brookes and Darren Hall were both two from three with Paul Jobson taking the C team’s other point. The C team took the singles 9-1 with Stu Cavens winning the E team’s solitary singles win. The doubles were shared with Nial McLaughlin and James Sayers taking the E team’s second point on the night. Breakers C team completed their fifth win of the campaign and are fourth on 67 points. Breakers E are ninth on 42 points.
Side Club 9 South Beach 3
Newsham Side Club with 78 points returned to the top of the table with their sixth win of the season. South Beach are eighth on 53 points. Side Club took the first set 3-2, and then sealed the match after taking the second set 5-0. The teams shared the doubles. Phil Chadwick and Michael Storrar were both three from three and team-mate Max Joyce chipped in with a brace of points from his three games.
Kings B 7 Phoenix 5
Kings B, with their sixth win of the season, are third on 67 points. Phoenix are tenth on 33 points.