Anglians put pressure on leading pack

East Anglia are challenging near the top of Division One of the Norfolk SRA Summer League following a 15-7 victory over Bannatyne's.Chris Turner recovered from the loss of the first two games to beat Rod Taylor 5-9 8-9 9-1 9-2 9-2 and Gary Snelling also came from 0-2 down as he beat Paul Graydon 2-9 6-9 9-1 10-8 9-5.

East Anglia are challenging near the top of Division One of the Norfolk SRA Summer League following a 15-7 victory over Bannatyne's.

Chris Turner recovered from the loss of the first two games to beat Rod Taylor 5-9 8-9 9-1 9-2 9-2 and Gary Snelling also came from 0-2 down as he beat Paul Graydon 2-9 6-9 9-1 10-8 9-5. Their third victory came from Steve Mooney, who beat Josh Brooks in straight games while Bannatyne's winner was Ian Cox, who beat Ian Douglass 9-8 in the fifth.

Barnham Broom are still struggling at the bottom after losing 12-6 at Watton. Vince Somers and Jonathan Pearson won in straight games for the home side while Ian Thompson took Andrew Welby to five before losing 3-2 and Simon Howling was beaten 3-0 in the first string match by Craig Aldred.

Wensum Lodge consolidated their position at the top of Division Two with a 15-6 win over their nearest rivals, Watton II. After Devendra Mahatme won the fourth string match for Watton 3-2 Wensum made sure of the bonus points as Ian Pearson won 3-1, Lloyd Perkin came from behind and saved match ball in the fourth game to beat Kevin Blake 3-2 and Tim Allenden had a comprehensive straight game victory at No.1.


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Barnham Broom III and Broadland are equal on points in joint third after the two met at Barnham, the home side winning 13-7. Pete Blackmore and Adie Martin both won 3-1 while Paul Gretton won 3-2 after trailing John Bird 0-2. Steve Moxey, who beat Joe Plumridge 3-0, won for Broadland.

In Division Three, top-of-the-table Barnham Broom II remain unbeaten after a 13-7 win over Oasis II and an 11-6 defeat of Cromer II. In the Oasis match, Paul English won 3-1 and Adam Goodson won in straight games while Mark Cullum and John Rollason won 3-1 and 3-2 respectively for Oasis. Against Cromer, English again won - this time 3-0 - and Luke Plumridge also won in straight games. For Cromer, John Baker won 3-0 and the promising Alex Foster beat Sue Crawford 3-1.

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Fakenham maintained their promotion challenge by beating Wensum Lodge II 14-7. Jono Lynn and Ian Raisbury won 3-2 while Bruce Bushell beat Paul Parker in straight games. Graham Sibley, who beat Liam Brett 3-1, was Wensum's one winner.

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