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© Ray Edmonds Snooker Centre 2017
The English County Snooker League
Report by Dave Webster and Alan Edmonds.
The English County Snooker League entered its second year and for the first time, thanks to the sponsorship of the Ray Edmonds Snooker Centre, Grimsby has a team in the competition. The first match for our local team was a home game at the Edmonds Club against Shropshire and West Midlands, and not knowing the strength of the opposition, Grimsby were fairly pleased to come out of it with a victory.
The format consists of eight players from each team coming together to play a total of 64 frames.
The first eight frames finished four-
The next eight frames saw Grimsby edge ahead 9-
Session number three saw Grimsby maintain their two-
The last session before the interval enabled Grimsby to move further ahead when Nige Emmerson, Graham Challis, Sam Ward, Gary Challis (65) and Jamie Green (62) all won, whilst for the visitors, it was Paul Lloyd, Steve Barton and Jack Harris who were the victors.
The match score at this stage was Grimsby 18, Shropshire 14.
On the resumption, another four-
Session number six saw another drawn encounter as Alan Edmonds, Mick Ponsonby, Gary Challis (63) and Jamie Green won for the hosts in reply to frame wins from Dan Ward, Rob James, and Mike and Rob Dubicki.
The penultimate eight frames turned out to be crucial for Grimsby as they took the session 5-
Going into the eighth and final session, the hosts led 31-
The overall final score was 36-
The next match for our local lads sees them travel to Norwich, in November, where a strong Norfolk team awaits.