HUDDLESTON CUP (FINAL) GREEN BAIZE A 2 FAIRGREEN 3
PLAY across the Huddleston Cup final served up five fine frames of play, with Fairgreen coming out on top at the expense of Green Baize.
It provided Fairgreen with a second trophy in as many weeks.
Jason Crozier kicked off Fairgreen’s path to the main event by beating David Emerson.
Crozier produced a slick pot to open the scoring on the way to a 38 break.
Emerson’s attempts to get back proved disjointed and a 35 break increased Crozier’s command before he posted 30 to wrap up a memorable display.
Noel Meredith, the Fairgreen captain, doubled the lead by taking on Stephen Black.
A classic break of 41 by Meredith sparked a series of safety bouts, with Black suffering fouls.
The remainder of the frame featured safety attempts, individual pots and breaks on the way to Meredith moving into a 46-point advantage.
Another foul left Black down and out and Meredith clear by 74-22.
Andrew Agnew stepped up to play the captain’s role in a bid to keep Green Baize in contention.
He enjoyed a narrow success over Kyle White, with a 22 break one early boost during the hard-fought affair.
The gap proved just a single point by the pink, with White making the pot but unable to complete the sequence – with Agnew making the crucial closing shot.
The fourth frame proved vital as Alan Cherry lined out against Fairgreen’s Raj Asokan.
Events proved dominated by safety play but Asokan gained control courtesy of 14, 16 and eight during different visits to the baize.
Pots on yellow and green and clever escape on a brown snooker. Asokan secured brown and blue towards the crucial 64-29 win.
Lee Emerson proved too strong for Ryan Stock but Fairgreen finished in control overall by 3-2.