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Athletics.

The region's athletics fraternity will be saddened to hear of the death of Ron Simmons.

Mr Simmons' last club was Middlesbrough AC although he was previously a member of Middlesbrough & Cleveland and various clubs in the South of England.

Mr Simmons, 70, was also a long standing member of the National Young Athletes League, serving as treasurer and vice president for many years in the 1980s and 1990s.

Although he had suffered from ill health for some time he never let it get in the way of his many other activities.

Mr Simmons was always on hand to offer young athletes advice and to help those who needed it in any way he could.

Ron is survived by his wife Jean, his son Mark, daughter Helen and granddaughter Tahara. The funeral service was due to take place today at Bede's Chapel, Middlesbrough Crematorium.

Amateur Boxing

SOUTH Bank ABC take a seven-strong North-east team to Belfast this weekend to tackle the Holy Trinity club. Gavin Reid, Ross Jameson and Imran Zaman travel, along with two boxers apiece from the Marley Potts and Grainger Park clubs.

Snooker

Cleveland Billiards and Snooker League sponsored by Coors Brewers

Week 19 Report by Tony Cook

Division 1

TITLE hopefuls Hartlepool Snooker Centre faced an away trip to Marske A but and completed a 6-0 rout. Chris McKitterick made a 45, while teammate Phil Hartley made 40 and 58 breaks.

Saltburn Cons A were another team enjoying a 6-0 win, this time over Ennis Square A.

There was lots of breaks made by the Saltburn lads, Brian Durham made 55 and 34. Ritchie Barker made 36, 51, 35 & 37, Ste Binns made a 34.

Leaders Redcar Unionists A completed a 5-1 win over Guisborough TA. Ritchie Beckham made an excellent 81 break in his match against Gav Hubbard.

Redcar Lakes A travelled to Redcar Cons A and recorded a 4-2 away win.

John Bracchi made a 33 break in his match against Steve Quain.

Ennis Square B scored an important four points in a 4-2 home win over Guisborough Cons A.

Staithes Athletic Club also recorded an important 4-2 home win, this time over Guisborough Quoit Club.

Most frames won: Richard Beckham - 32. Highest Break: Gary Beckett - 138.

Division 2

REDCAR Lakes B had a comfortable 6-0 home win over Marske C.

Neil Grey made a 33 break in his match against Russ Dodds.

Guisborough Cons B also recorded a 6-0 home win over Redcar Lakes C.

Curt Iceton made a 42 break in his match with Graham Marshall.

Leaders Redcar Cons A travelled to Carlin How C and had an excellent 5-1 away win. Ian Whittle made a 53 break in his match against Ian Hansell.

Redcar Unionists B had a 4-2 away win at Marske B.

Another team recording a 4-2 away win was Carlin How B who defeated Saltburn Cons C. Ray McLeod made a 33 break against Mark Agar.

Carlin How A had a 4-2 home win over Saltburn Cons B.

Redcar Citz Priory held Redcar Cons C to a 3-3 draw. Geoff Hearfield made breaks of 36 & 37 against Steve Rolph.

Most frames won: Keith Thompson/Darren Rudd - 31. Highest Break: Antony Parsons - 101.

Five-a-side

Acklam Sports Centre League

Results: Dynamo Meths 2, Fat Lads Firm 1; Sutton 1, Bishopsgarth 0; Tollesby 7, Young Uns 1; Acklam 1, Malvern Park 4; Rimick 4, Chelski 1; Assassins 3, Dads Army 0.
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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)
Date:Mar 1, 2007
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