Dad and lad put Paignton Club in top spot again
PAIGNTON Club returned to the top of the Premier table by a single point courtesy of a 5-1 win over ninth-placed St Anne's B.
Lee McArthur scored a break of 35 in the final frame and Lee McArthur junior a 27 break and a 22 clearance to steal both his frames on the black
Nicholas Johns won St Anne's only frame to avoid the white wash.
Darren Smith compiled a break of 32 in the fifth frame as deposed leaders St Annes Q slipped to second in the table after suffering their fourth defeat of the season. They went down 4-2 to third-placed St Marychurch Conservative E, for whom Ray Little scored a whirlwind break of 31.
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Upton Social Club A moved up to fourth as they beat eighth-placed Mid Devon Constitutional A 5-1. Roger Radcliffe scored a break of 31 in his frame to avoid the whitewash.
Andy Smythe scored a break of 23 in the opening frame, and Steve Slade one of 22 in the third, as Torquay Squash A slipped a place to fifth on games lost. They beat tenth placed Torre Conservative A 4-2.
Preston Cue G moved up a couple of places to seventh, as they came from 3-0 to record their eight draw of the season, as they drew 3-3 with bottom of the table Teignmouth Royal British Legion A, while Brixham Conservative A stayed in sixth despite having a free week.
ST Marychurch Conservative Q had their lead at the top cut to six points, despite Lewis Colclough compiling a break of 33 in the third frame, as they drew 3-3 with fourth placed Torquay Squash C.
Second-placed Preston Conservative A closed the gap to the leaders as they recorded their 11th win of the season, as they beat seventh-placed Riley's D 4-2.
Torquay Squash D stayed in third place as they came from 2-1 down to beat ninth-placed Torquay Squash B 4-2.
Kirkham Street B stayed in fifth place as they suffered their sixth defeat of the season, as they went down 4-2 to tenth placed Brixham Conservative B, for whom Nick Knapman scored a break of 30 in the fourth frame.
Dan Lewis scored a break of 26 in the fourth as sixth-placed Brixham Sea Anglers' A recent run of good form continued, as they beat eighth placed Preston Conservative B 5-1. Matt Moore won their only frame of the evening.
Preston Cue E stayed firmly rooted to the bottom of the table after having a free week.
PRESTON Cue H opened up a six-point advantage over the chasing pack, and with a game in hand, they look destined for promotion as they beat seventh placed St Marychurch Conservative B 5-1.
Jerry Colclough won the Con Club's only frame on a black-ball game.
Second-placed Preston Conservative C stayed in second place, but lost ground on the leaders as they beat fifth placed Hookhills B 4-2.
Third-placed Preston Cue Q kept their promotion hopes alive as they recorded their ninth win of the season. They beat tenth placed Roundham B 4-2, who won the final two frames of the evening to keep the score line respectable.
Fourth-placed Torbay Royal Yacht Club B stayed in fourth place, but closed the gap to the teams above them as they thrashed eighth placed Preston Cue C 6-0, whose dip in form in recent weeks has seen them slide down the table.
Teignmouth Royal British Legion B moved up a couple of places to sixth despite having a free week, as their appeal over their penalty points was heard and their six points returned.
At the bottom of the table, for the first time in more than 11 years, both Preston Cue F and Preston Cue D turned up with two players, with the F team running out a 3-1 winner. Both teams have been deducted two points for not fielding a full team.