West Acre’s Jack Easter recorded his first competitive break over 50.
This was 50 exactly in the recent West Acre D v Narborough B game, which was kindly hosted by Swaffham Conservative Club.
Easter (16, pictured), the current national boys’ champion, will be now aiming to beat the magic 100 break barrier before the end of this year.
At the other end of the age scale 10-year-old Liam Exley (Narborough C) excelled to record breaks of 16, 16 and 14 during his defeat of Billy Blake of West Acre C. This was an exceptional performance by Exley, who will with dedicated practice make leaps and bounds.
West Acre A still lead; however West Acre B are only half a point behind.
West Norfolk Billiards League Knockout Cup
The KO Cup kicked off with West Acre taking an early lead after winning both their games.
A good win for Dean Bavister (42 break) and Phill Welham (87, 57, 56, 55, 52, 51 breaks) saw Acre A beat Maltings, while Welham’s and Jack Easter’s wins defeated Narborough the week previously.
Dereham A and Dereham B played out a high quality game at Dereham Cons, which saw 18-year-old Mat Lyons record breaks of 44, 56 and 64 for the B team.
Downham Ex Servicemens drew 1-1 with Gaywood Cons, with James Rix scoring heavily to defeat Kelvin Fairweather. Mark Tims played very well for the visitors (45 break) to defeat Tony Exley, who was making a welcome return to competitive billiards for Downham.
Exley always was a talented cueman and with a few more games under his belt will soon return to good form.
Gaywood also drew with West Acre B, where Fairweather got a good win. Alex Ward scored heavily for the home side to defeat Gerry Rudley for the visitors.
Narborough defeated visitors Downham Ex Service with good wins for Andy Thompson and Ryan Jackson.
West Norfolk travelled to Norwich C and returned with a 3-2 win which leaves them still in a strong position.
Dean Bavister showed how he is slowly returning to the great form he is capable of with a good win over Gary Griffin, Dean recording a nice 58 break.
Peter McIntyre defeated Darren Butler for the visitors, while a very close defeat for Mark McIntyre to Reggie Edwards and Alex Ward (42 break) to Gary Towers saw West Norfolk claim the aggregate point and the win.
Lynn Maltings will kindly host this event on Sunday, March 8.
Entry is £6 per player and is open to all players resident in Norfolk over the age of 40 years. Everybody will be guaranteed a minimum of three games via the round robin format.