Blow for Wanley in Loss to Kinnersley; Cue Sports

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Byline: JOHN HARTLEY

PREMIER DIVISION LAST season's champion Ben Wanley suffered a blow to his chances of defending his title, when he fell to a 3-1 defeat to Keith Kinnersley at snooker recently.

Ben had won the opening frame with a break of 35, but couldn''t maintain that momentum, and despite Wanley making a 47 in the fourth frame, Kinnersleys was the one who went on to the victory.

Eleven-year-old Sean McAllister recorded a superb 3-1 snooker win over 17-year-old Liam Skinner, proving once again the potential that the pint size potter has in the future.

At billiards, a break of 48 helped Wanley defeat Jonathan Evans 200-154, whilst Kinnersley made a 42 in beating Liam Clark 200-168.

DIVISION ONE FOURTEEN-year-old Danny Peart remains top of the first division after recording a 3-0 snooker win over Jay Buxton. His 11-year-old brother Harry Peart has moved into second place, after also recording a 3-0 win against Ross Hay. The week's only billiards match saw Harry defeat Buxton 100-49.

LOCAL SNOOKER THE final of the Leo Robb North East Individual Snooker Memorial Trophy will take place at the Roseworth Club in Stockton on Wednesday, October 5. It will feature two of the areas' top amateur players, with Antony Parsons (Stockton Buffs) up against Michael Rhodes (Ferryhill WMC) in the best of seven final. …