BILLIARDS: Franklin is Turner Cup champion

BILLIARDS: Franklin is Turner Cup champion

BILLIARDS: Franklin is Turner Cup champion

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Peter Franklin won the Gentworks Oxford & District League’s Turner Cup after a strong finish to his final against Gorden Cook.

Franklin put in breaks of 15, 15, 17, 18, 19 and 23 to go away from Cook in the later stages for a 250-176 victory.

Fieldside lifted the Atox Cup after beating Thame A 4-2 in the final.

The key moment came in the last game where Fieldside’s Paul Robinson (scr) beat Thame’s Barry Barson (+35) 75-64.

Barson missed a chance to put Robinson in trouble with a double baulk on his last shot.

Robinson then scored six points to finish the game.

Thame A were, however, crowned Division 2 champions with a match to spare, despite losing 2-1 at home to Ashton.

Barry Barson (+100) earned Thame the point they needed with a 150-121 victory over Pete Fenn (+60) in match three.

RESULTS

TURNER CUP

Final: P Franklin 250, G Cook 176.

ATOX CUP

Final: Fieldside 4, Thame A 2.

LEAGUE

Eynsham 2, Cowley Con Club B 1; Thame A 1, Ashton 2; Cowley CC A 1, Fieldside 2; Riley A 3, Riley B 0; Abingdon Con Club 2, Thame B 1; Oxford Bowls 0, New Club 3.

HIGHEST BREAKS

Section 1: S Aries (Fieldside) 75.

Section 2: T Cook (Cowley CC) 54.

Section 3: M McCluskey (Eynsham) 25.

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