Sports A win title in last game

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THE inaugural season of the BVPA Superleague sponsored by Goschen St Garage & Union Private Hire went to the last game of the season.

Sports A, needing only a victory at Cramlington Village A to clinch the title, got off to a flying start, dominating the first set of singles with committee members Richard Cook and Gary Wilson both completing clearances.

Sports A clinched the title in the ninth game of the night with Richard Cook potting the black that sealed the Superleague.

Village a captain David Ainsley showed great sportsmanship by overruling the referee and calling a foul on himself and the game finished with a 9-3 victory for Sports A.

Elsewhere, Bedlington Station also finished the campaign with a 9-3 victory over Comrades B.

The battle for the bragging rites at the Comrades went to the B team as the A Team lost 8-4 against Percy Arms.

Both teams finished on the same points but the B team are placed higher due to their greater number of wins.

In the middle of the league, Sports B and Seahorse had their own private battle for sixth.

With only one point separating them, both teams went on to win their games 9-3, Sports B beating Village B and Seahorse defeating Newsham Side Club.

In the last and closest game of the night, a Cramlington derby match between The Irish and Brockwell Seam was won 7-5 by the Irish.

Star of the night was Irish’s Mark Jenkins, who won both his singles for the first time.

Trophies and prize money will be handed out at the league’s finals night at Blyth Sports Club on Thursday, May 24.