The opening match of the West Sussex Billiards League season played at the Clayton and Keymer Royal British Legion saw Horsham clinching a 3-1 victory against Mid Sussex.
The dominate Dave Liley opened strongly to beat the host’s Stuart Williamson 200-103 which included a fluent 32 break. The following frame was a close call seeing the marauding Maurice Wickens ousting the battling Barry Martin 200-176, the Horsham Skipper built a 32 break with Martin securing a 33, a close encounter saw the visitor’s John Hoad pipping Ken Warren 200-193.
With the whitewash looming, the Middies Skipper Ian Janman was under pressure to beat the determined Adrian Laker, with years of maturity behind him, Janman put in a dogged performance to win 200-155. The referees Dennis Wakeford and Roy Tucknott were impressed with the high scoring match seeing Horsham reaching 755 cumulative points with the Mid Sussex reply of 672.