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Duo set the standard with hottest breaks.

Byline: Joe Link Sports Reporter sport@examiner.co.uk

CONRAD NORCLIFFE and David Crosbie shared the highest break honours, recording 61, in this weeks Huddersfield Open Snooker matches.

The respective Lower Hopton WMC and Marsden Social players both won their games against tough opposition.

Norcliffe proved too strong for Ross Hawkyard of Cowcliffe Liberals in a match that Lower Hopton won 3-1. Meanwhile, Crosbie was victorious in his contest against James Dolan of Hillhouse & Birkby BC C in a match which was also won 3-1 by Marsden Social.

Other notable breaks include Mick Stocks' 37 for Golcar Con A, which was four better than Mark Atkinson's and John Skidmore's 33 for Crosland Moor Con A and Lockwood Con A respectively. Ian Hoyle of Lepton Lib A made a respectable 28, narrowly surpassing the efforts of Slaithwaite C & BC A's Lee Quarmby and Springwood BC's Ben Whitehouse, who both recorded 25.

In the Billiards Jeremy Ford of Moldgreen Liberals was the standout performer recording breaks of 66 and 25 in his win over Geoff Price of Lindley Liberals, which Moldgreen comfortably won 3-0. David Peaker of Brockholes BC made breaks of 52 and 40 in his win over Denis Rourke of Upper Hopton A in a match that Brockholes went on to win 2-1. New Mill A's Steve Whiteleyand Brian Cousen of Lindley Liberals both registered fine breaks of 41 and Tim Whitehouse of Springwood BC notched up 30 narrowly better than Upper Hopton A's Roy Head who recorded 29.

Geoff Price completed the high breaks with a 25 for Lindley Liberals.

Huddersfield suffered a |further loss at home to Leeds in their latest fixture in the Yorkshire Snooker League.

Leeds' Mark Ball started off well in the opener with a run of 38, but Martyn Beck fought back to force a black ball decider, which Ball eventually took after a safety bout.

He also took the next aided by a 47 to give Leeds a 2-0 advantage.

Conrad Norcliffe couldn't do much in either of his frames against Iain O'Brian, being shut out of both of his frames with little scoring opportunity. Anthony Massey was off to a flying start against home skipper Michael Whaley, starting the fifth game with a break of 62.

The young Huddersfield captain could do nothing as Massey didn't miss until the frame had been won.

The last frame off the evening was a much tighter affair, with Massey stealing the frame on the black to take a well-earned 6-0 win for Leeds.

Scores: M Beck v M Ball 55-62, 9-61; C Norcliffe v I O'Brian 30-71, 1-57, M Whaley v A Massey 30-80, 56-59.

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David Crosbie (left) and Conrad Norcliffe made the top breaks in the Huddersfield |Open Snooker League JOHN WILSON

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Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
Date:Feb 26, 2015
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