There are new leaders in Division One
with Cherwell A
going to the top following a draw with Ashton A
. Ray Benwell
got the better of Alan King
in the opening frames (56-52, 66-32) to give Cherwell
the lead, but Ashton
levelled through Pete Fenn
who beat Steve Benwell
61-22, 54-25. This set up a finale between Andy Benwell
captain Terry Chambers
. Chambers took the fifth frame 66-39 to put Ashton
ahead for the first time, but a break of 24 enabled Benwell to take the final frame 56-29.
New Club B and Riley C shared the points in a see-saw encounter that saw all six players win a frame. Ian Gee gave New Club an early lead when he beat Altaf Ali 55-26, but Ali came back to win the next 72-34. Riley then went ahead through Ed Downey who beat Justin Shepherd 53-40, only for Shepherd to win the next 58-21. Alan Mander won the fifth frame 48-14 to put New Club ahead for the second time in the match, but he could not stop Simon Surrage from winning the final frame 50-39 to leave the match tied.