Lindfield teams fight titanic battle in Sayers Cup final

Lindfield C (left) and Lindfield B
Lindfield C (left) and Lindfield B

The all Lindfield Sayers Cup Final held at their own club saw the B and C teams fight out a titanic battle which kept the enthusiastic audience on their tip toes late into the night.

It was the B’s wily Dave Whybro who outwitted the determined Denis Wood in the 50-37 opening frame, the canny Rod Candfield came to the table looking to extend his team’s lead but found the ambitious Allen Tyler digging in to take the tight encounter 73-62. Another close frame saw the dangerous Trevor Donohue gaining the lead for the B’s by taking out the marauding Jim Murphy 44-39, the equaliser came when the commanding Andy Cornell defeated the grafter Ray Pratt 47-19.

It was left to the artistic Andy Gibbons to take on the evergreen Ray Hewitt who has played in the Mid Sussex Billiards and Snooker League for six decades, with his wealth of experience Hewitt gave his C team a deserved 3-2 victory, he achieved a confident 56-16 win. Referee Steve Barton commented that this was probably one of the tightest battles that he had refereed and was impressed with the great sportsmanship shown by both teams and the enthusiasm of the audience.