5:16pm Wednesday 30th October 2013
By Andrew Simpson
TWO teams leading the way in the Northwich and District League’s top tier boast identical records after the latest round of matches.
Champions Rudheath A edged old foes Owley Wood A – previously unbeaten – by the odd frame in seven, leaving them to share the lead with Gladstone C who proved too strong for Barn Owl C.
Eric Webber’s maximum was a highlight for the victors.
Meanwhile Barn Owl D, on the wrong end of a drubbing at Rudheath last time out in Division One, recovered to beat back-markers Bowling Green A.
Barn Owl B suffered a sixth successive defeat, this time away to Green Dragon A, while The Elms lost narrowly at home to Gladstone A.
Hartford B’s lead in Division Two is worth five points after a slender success at home to Iron Bridge.
Second-place Castle Private slipped up, losing on their own table against Greenbank A, while back-to-back league victories have propelled Witton Chimes to third position.
Slow & Easy were comfortable victors at home to Wheatsheaf, while Hartford A’s wait for a win stretched to three matches after they lost on the road at Owley Wood B.
Green Dragon B became the first team in Division Three to beat pace-setting Chapels, who remain nine points better off than closest rivals Blue Barrel.
The Lion recovered from three-frames adrift to win at Barn Owl E, while Nectar’s squeezed to victory at Davenham Legion.
Both Beech Tree teams celebrated success; Beech Tree B’s win at home to Winnington Lodge is their first this season, while Sam Littler’s eight-ball break assisted the Barnton club’s A side to beat Greenbank B.
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