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Hot Dodd claims individual crown

Trophy time: Winner Rob Dodd receiving his trophy and cheque from league secretary George Jackson (right)

Trophy time: Winner Rob Dodd receiving his trophy and cheque from league secretary George Jackson (right)

Rob Dodd won the Preston and District Snooker League Individual Competition.

Brownedge ace Dodd beat Leigh Robinson of Greenlands in the final at the Fulwood Club.

Victory brought Dodd £100 in prize money.

Dodd reached the final by seeing off Jason Bradley (Elite) in the semi-final, while Robinson was a last-four victor over Brian Mangan (St Bernard’s).

Meanwhile, champions Elite A beat hosts St Bernards Blue 6-1 to increase their lead at the top of the First Division.

Chris Norbury was their best player and he put together breaks of 35 and 29 to beat Dave Baldwin 100-35.

Spencer Kirby took the point for the Catholic club. He beat Howard Brown 72-31.

Second-placed St Bernard’s Red beat hosts Empire Services A 5-2 and are two points adrift of Elite.

Ben Messent was their best player and his 97-34 win over Liam Foley included breaks of 39 and 30.

James Peoples and Fran Gregory took the points for the Hartington Road club.

Second Division pace-makers Elite C suffered their second successive defeat, beaten 5-2 by Lostock Cons with Lee Martin and Neil Greenwood their only winners.

Lea A failed to take advantage going down 6-1 to visitors Broughton A to remain four points behind Elite C.

Graham Banks who beat Lee Thomas 92-36 was prominent for the visitors and Mark McDonough prevented the whitewash. He beat Danny Kay 90-16.

Wilbraham beat fourth placed Brownedge Red 4-3 in a match that provided a superb frame. Wilbraham’s Jason Smith made breaks of 43 and 41 in his 92-39 victory over Keith Farrington who’s score was a break of 39.

Third Division leaders St Josephs went down 4-3 at Deepdale

St George’s whitewashed visitors New Meadow Street Labour Club to establish an 11-point cushion at the top of Division Four.

Gordon Yates and Lee Bridge were outstanding in another powerful team performance.

 

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