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Bradford No 1 dish out a bunch of fives
Right on Cue
Bradford No 1’s snooker side made a fantastic start to the defence of their Yorkshire Inter-District League crown.
They opened the Division One campaign with a comprehensive 5-1 victory against a very strong Castleford No 1 side at Undercliffe Cricket Club.
Wayne Cooper soon blew the cobwebs off any rustiness from the summer, making a frame-winning break of 82 against Daniel Womersley to take it 82-13.
The second frame was a much tighter affair and could have gone either way but it was Cooper who edged it 76-45 to give the hosts a two-frame lead.
This lead quickly became 3-0 as captain Kevin Firth made a rapid break of 46 to win his first frame 82-26.
But opponent Mikey Tomlinson made a superb break of 79 in reply to reduce the arrears, taking the frame 79-17.
Mark Slater has been in superb form for his league club, having recently made a brilliant personal-best break of 143.
And he brought some of this form to the Bradford side, winning his two frames against Pete Fisher 64-40 and 61-9 to give his team an ideal start to the season.
Bradford are next in action on Sunday, November 3 when they travel to play a rearranged match against newly-promoted Ossett.
In Division Two, there was not such a happy opening for the Bradford No 2 side.
They made a disastrous start to the campaign with a crushing 6-0 defeat at home to Wakefield No 2.
* The deadline for Bradford competitions is this Friday, although entries for all events will be accepted up to Monday.
These include the snooker singles, pairs, Hey’s Trophy and Moorhouse Shield.
Anyone wanting more information can contact Bradford Association chairman Richard Bakes on 07940-651850.