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Mew Marske rule roost for whitewash.

New Marske Institute recorded one of the best results in Division One after whitewashing Val's Priory A.

Gary Forrest led the way, winning 63-40, 46-16. Ron Greenwood won 60-35,62-4 then Richard Sivills won 61-11, 82-28.

Leaders Redcar Unionists A chalked up an excellent 5-1 home win against Marske A, during which Scott Hardy Burns compiled a 45 break. This result has now moved the Unionists 11 points clear of their nearest rivals.

South Bank Albion held last year's champions, Redcar Lakes A, to a 3-3 tie.

Guisborough Cons A won 4-2 away to Lune Street A. Redcar Lakes B were back on track with a 4-2 home win against the Redcar Workies, Jason Robinson compiling a 46 break.

Saltburn Cons A also recorded a 4-2 home win against Ennis Square A. Redcar Cons A secured a 3-3 tie away to Guisborough TA.

Ennis Square B rekindled their Division Two title hopes after whitewashing Saltburn Cons B.

Steve Buckton beat Dave Robinson 41-34, 53-13; Worton then beat Malcolm Thomas 53-26, 65-46; and Steve Sullivan won 53-28, 56-32 against Ken Stanford.

This result has now pushed Ennis into joint third spot and only two points adrift from the leaders.

Carlin How A retook top spot with a 4-2 home victory against Guisborough Quoit who dropped to third.

Lune Street B chalked up an excellent 5-1 home win against Guisborough Cons B during which Peter Simpson was the on form player when compiling a 40 break in his match with Mark Stewart.

Redcar Cons B kept up the pressure on the league leaders after they recorded an excellent 5-1 home win against Marske Workies C.

Redcar Unionists B were playing away to Marske Workies B where they recorded an excellent 4-2 victory. Dave Buggey was the in-form player in this contest compiling a 57 break in his match with Chris Grey.

Saltburn Cons C chalked up an excellent 5-1 away win against Val's Priory B.

The clash between two of the leagues likely promotion contenders, the Lodge and Redcar Lakes C, ended as a 3-3 stalemate - Keith Thompson was the in form player on the night when compiling a 34 break in his match with Mike Hogan.

* IN the first semi-final of the Corner Trophy billiards tournament, Gary Beckett (-60) from the Redcar Lakes Social Club met Mick McDermott (-25) from the Redcar Conservative Club at Ennis Square.

The match was 310 up with McDermott receiving 35 start. Beckett compiled minor breaks of 12,15 and 14 with McDermott replying with breaks of 14,15 and 18.

The gap at one stage was 75 points in McDermott's favour but Beckett compiled breaks of 27 and 20 to reduce the deficit to 31.

Several visits later Beckett then compiled a 32 to level the match at 150.

McDermott then retook control of the match aided by breaks of 25, 15 and 17 to lead by 267-207. Beckett made a late comeback and was only 40 points in arrears at 300-260 but McDermott then made sure of the match when scoring the required 10 points to win by 310-260.

Mick will play the winner of the second semi between either Gilly Hartshorn or Barry Chapman.
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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)
Date:Feb 5, 2005
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