Brothers Green star as Sheffield No 1 are thumped

Brothers Anthony, left, and Gareth Green were in sparkling form for Bradford’s No 1 snooker team

BRADFORD No 1 extended their lead at the top of Division One in snooker’s Yorkshire Inter-District League with a 5-1 victory at Sheffield No 1.

Gareth Green was in particularly good form with two excellent frames against Joe Markie.

A clearance of 50 in frame one gave Green a 91-27 success and in frame two he was highly consistent, making breaks of 16, 26, 29 and a 57 clearance to claim a 132-8 victory and a 2-0 lead to the visitors.

Green’s brother Anthony, a former Bradford Championship finalist who was fresh from his 4-2 victory against another former runner-up Mark Slater in this year’s tournament, made a break of 38 to take his first frame 68-27 against Jason Evans

Then, after falling 36 points behind in the next, Green put together a superb break of 43 before picking off the last few colours to win frame four 72-43.

Bradford’s run of wins continued as Josh Walker put the side 5-0 up with a solid 70-2 victory, although opponent Carl Whitby stopped the rot and took the last frame of the night 67-0.

Bradford, who are four points clear, are due to play third-placed Leeds at home on Sunday, January 21.

In Division Two, Bradford No 2 are in action on Sunday when they take on Sheffield No 3, while the billiards side travel to Doncaster on Saturday looking to stay in touch at the top.

Thesecond round of the Hey’s Trophy is scheduled to be played tonight, with return legs to be played next Thursday.

Draw: Undercliffe Cricket A v Eccleshill WMC B, Queensbury Cons v East Ward A, Leicester Street v Lilycroft WMC, Upper Bolton Cons v Baildon Woodbottom, Eccleshill WMC A v Windhill Cons A, East Ward B v Undercliffe Cricket B, Clayton Liberal Club v Cullingworth Cons, Wibsey Liberal A v Tong Liberal B



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