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)
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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.