Deciding leg needed to separate Nottingham and Leicester

Deciding leg needed to separate Nottingham and Leicester

A Leicester team captained by Ant Moore went head to head with Nottingham Snooker Team on Sunday afternoon. Leicester boasts some quality players so it was always going to be a tough match for Nottingham.

The match was played at Phoenix Cue Sports, Eastwood and teams were made up of 6 players. As Nottingham were the home side, our players stayed on the same tables throughout and the Leicester players rotated around the tables, playing one frame against each competitor.

First Leg

The match kicked off at midday and after the first leg the match was level at 3-3.

Six-times Eastwood Open champion Wayne Martin (left) got off to a good start with a victory over Darren Sharman.

Second Leg

A good second leg for Nottingham gave them a 7-5 lead.

Hiren Zinzuwadia (left) was one of only two players who secured wins for Leicester in the second leg. His opponent Joe Reynolds was off to a slow start.

Third Leg

Nottingham’s lead was short lived as Leicester won the third leg 4-2 to level the match at 9-9.

Reigning Masters champion John Fountain (left) had a good win against Matt Jelley who was playing very well.

Fourth Leg

After four legs the match was still level at 12-12.

Rich Moore (right) made it three wins from four after victory over four-time Notts Amateur champion Bash Maqsood.
Rich Moore went on to receive the Leicester man of the match trophy thanks to his record of five wins from six.

Fifth Leg

Despite an excellent win for Wayne Martin over Kieran Brighton, still nothing could separate the two teams with the scores level at 15-15 going into the sixth leg.

The trophy for the highest break was presented to Kieran Brighton for his lovely 87 break.

Sixth Leg

The sixth leg saw Nottingham’s Joe Reynolds and Steve Butler finally win their first frames whilst Nav Hussain made it six wins from six to ensure that the match was still level at 18-18.

Steve Butler (right) won the battle of the captains in the sixth leg.

Deciding Leg

The captains had already decided prior to the match that if a deciding leg was required, they would sit out and let the other ten players face off to decide the match.

The players were matched according to their form on the day and it was the Leicester boys who came out on top 4-1. Everyone really enjoyed this team challenge match which was fun, friendly and competitive.

Nav Hussain (left) being presented with the Nottingham man of the match trophy by Leicester captain Ant Moore and Leicester team manager Alfie Moore (far right).

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