Brighton League oust Mid Sussex in keenly fought match

Brighton and Mid Sussex Teams with referees Dennis Wakeford and Maurice Wickens
Brighton and Mid Sussex Teams with referees Dennis Wakeford and Maurice Wickens
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The E.M. Wellings Billiards Cup played at the Clayton and Keymer Royal British Legion saw the Brighton League ousting Mid Sussex 651-637 in a keenly fought match.

The flamboyant Stuart Williamson made a bright start but found the visitor’s skipper Geoff Randall in top form, the revelrous Randall built breaks of 36 and 30 then to move on to win 200-114.

The brilliance of Middies Barry Martin was seen in the next frame when he blazed a 93 break followed up with a 33.

His creative opponent Chris Mason showed his potential when he attempted to close the gap by producing a 31 break, however, he was unable to stop the marauding Martin progressing to a 200-105 victory.

The Middies stalwart Martin Payne was up against the renowned Richie Barrett, it was nip and tuck in the early stages until Barrett moved up a gear to take the frame 200-123. The host’s skipper Ian Janman made a determined attempt to stop the mighty Mick Lott scoring more than 131, the jaunting Janman maintained a healthy lead throughout but to find the lively Lott fluently building a 34 break which restricted Janman winning by 200-146, the match was well marshalled by referees Dennis Wakeford and Maurice Wickens.