WITH just one match of the normal season remaining, Mohammed Naeem has snatched the highest break of the season from his Lindley WMC teammate Robert Read.
‘Naz’ played the opening frame in the SMileS Premier League match against Marsden Conservative Club’s Andy Smith and put together a brilliant 102 break before missing the yellow, with a possible 129 up for grabs.
It was a break that secured Naz a 102-50 win over Smith, and also upstaged Read – who later in the evening went on to make 47 in the 3-1 win – who had set the best mark of the year with a break of 100 earlier in the season.
Naeem’s break puts him in line for the Paul Hunter Memorial Trophy, which, should he lift it, be a fitting tribute as he was a very close friend of the late tournament professional.
MARSH LIBERAL Club’s A team have lifted the Billiards Three-man Knockout Trophy following their 2-0 victory over Brockholes Bowling Club.
Rob Armitage was the lead-off man for Marsh, and although having to concede a massive 150-points start on handicap to Brockholes’ Alan Bottomley, the Huddersfield Open Billiards champion once again showed his pedigree by rattling in a superb break of 108.
And that matched the one he made earlier in the season in the SMileS Billiards League (the highest by anyone this season) as Armitage raced away to 200 with Bottomley still trailing on 132 to give Marsh first blood.
David Peaker then had the unenviable task of stopping nine-times Huddersfield champion Tony Clegg in the next frame, but despite having 60 start on the Marsh player he was unable to halt the tide, with Clegg reaching the winning post with his opponent some 72 points adrift.
And that left Matthew Peaker with a ‘dead frame’ against Paul Mortimer with the Trophy on its way back to Marsh.
Scores: Brockholes BC 0 Marsh Lib A 2: Alan Bottomley (55) 132 Rob Armitage (owes 95) 200; David Peaker (owes 40) 128 Tony Clegg (owes 100) 200.