Shane surges clear

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Shane Balding, with a 7-2 win over Nick Poli and a 7-3 win over Barry Osborne, moved three points clear of Chris Back at the top of the Monday section of the sporting-medals.co.uk Singles Pool League.

Chris Back won a last frame decider against Darren McCarthy and stays ahead of Scott Chambers who moves up to third after a 7-4 win over James Ripley and a 7-6 win over Jonathan Hawkins.

In the Tuesday section Dave Marsh stays top despite losing only his second game of the season 7-5 to Alan Mason.

Wayne Green beat Dave Beasley 7-3 to stay second and Andy Lucas, who beat Mark Payne 7-3 and Roger Bell 7-6, moved to third.

Top performers this week were Paul Fowler who, starting from -2, won all 9 frames to inflict a second whitewash in as many weeks on Jonathan Leuty; and Nathan Forbes, who beat Andy Evans 7-6, Dean Jimson 7-6 and Jarrod Evans 7-4.

Other results.

Monday: M Chant 7 J Hawkins 1; A Cooper 7 B Leuty 4; S Elliot 7 G Barrett 4; J Dawson 7 M Chant 4; D Marsh 7 K Smith 4; J Beacham 7 M Chant 3; J Dawson 7 D Robson 2; A Godfrey 7 J Ripley 4; B Osborne 7 B Ellis 5; J Hawkins 7 S Bishop 5.

Tuesday: E Viksne 7 D Horsepool 4; S Sullivan 7 B Teun 5; G Wood 7 A Grant 6; E Viksne 7 G Wood 2; S Dadashev 7 A Roberts 2; A Evans 7 G Neale 3 ; A Silly man 7 D Jimson 1.