Don Noble Bookmaker Louth Billiards & Snooker League
A 2-1 home win in their final match secures the Billiards League title for Naulls & Dales, Alf Crampin rolled in seven breaks to give the hosts a vital lead, but Lee Cook (29) levelled the scores to remind the leaders that the visiting M A Stephenson Autos had not come just for the ride.
Jack Westerby took the last to see his side over the line which means despite them winning 2-1 at Castaline Jack Westerby Driving School will have to settle for second spot, Dan Blythe won the opener for the hosts which virtually left the visitors title hopes in tatters.
They did fight back through both Ray Charlton and Harry Putland to end with a victory, but the championship was missed by just two points.
W A Jaines & Sons have finished in third after beating ABC Riding Wear 2-1, Bob Strathern put the hosts in front, but Pat O’Reilly and Phil Marshall both replied for the away side this leaving their hosts to take a share of the wooden-spoon.
A second successive 7-5 home defeat sees the leaders Kitchen Solutions struggling to put the icing on their cake, Chris Dalton took his opponent for a ride, but he was the lone host to do so as the visiting Harness & Cooper Joiners turned the screw with Neil Ashwood and Matt Archer chalking up their sides impressive win.
Second placed Sibjon Builders missed their chance to close the gap even further when they were held to a 6-6 draw by Dales Poultry & Game.
This was probably a good result for the title challengers considering Jack Westerby and Craig Shaw helped the visitors into a 5-0 lead, Stan Larter started the comeback which was completed by Anthony Pridgeon.
Seymour & Castle’s hopes of getting amongst the prizes is certainly in the dark now after they went down 10-2 at home to bottom placed Don Noble Bookmaker, John Bartup, Brian Leese, Keith Lewington, Ian Winn and John Scottorn with a 30 break all led this canter as Sean Lowe replied.
J Melton Painters were punished for playing one short as they went down 8-4 to Castaline, Will Blythe and Dan Blythe potted their way to wins and with the walkover the hosts were well beaten despite the efforts of I Bullivant.
Louth Building Supplies proved to good on the night for Louth Travel Centre, Pete Beeton, Ray Fawcett and Henry McSpadden made sure there was no take-off for the away outfit who were saved from a bigger loss by Ray Beszant in this 8-4 scoreline.