Alexanra C win Leaver Bros Memorial Trophy

Alexandra C, winners of the Leaver Bros Memorial Trophy
Alexandra C, winners of the Leaver Bros Memorial Trophy

The first of the Pendle Pool League competition finals took place recently at Colne Legion as Alexandra C beat Brierfield Liberal B to win the Leaver Bros Memorial Trophy.

Mick Uprichard and Peter Stewart beat Simon Galloway and Bernard Purcell to put Alex C in the driving seat, but in frame two, Gary Christopher looked sure to press home the advantage only to see the black ball stick agonisingly short at the centre pocket, allowing Brierfield’s Joe DeSilva to step in to level at 1–1.

However, Christopher redeemed himself in frame three with a win over Bernard Purcell for Alex C to lead 2–1 and their advantage was consolidated in frame four when Uprichard took an assured finish against Dale Shepherd.

Simon Galloway pulled one back for Brierfield against Dave Middleton, but Brierfield’s Mick Eades potted the black but saw the cue ball go in off, handing victory to the Holme Street outfit.