STEVE Ashton clawed back a 50-point deficit to win a remarkable fifth-frame decider in the Cuestars South Wilts Snooker League.
The 56-year-old edged Stuart Dreyer 3-2 in a match that will live long in the memory, or at least in Ashton’s, at Salisbury Snooker Club.
Dreyer established a lead of 50 with the help of a 32 break.
Fourth-placed Ashton responded with a 22 and then took the last red with a yellow and all the colours to win on the black with a 30 clearance.
Meanwhile, league leader Jake Stewart strengthened his position by dispatching second-placed Liam Tinne 3-2.
David Rice knocked in a run of 38 in a 5-0 whitewash of bottom-of-the-table Eddie Mason.
And there were 3-2 victories for Paul Burt over Lee Stagg and Antony Foxcroft over Callum McDonald.
Results: David Rice 5-0 Eddie Mason, Steve Ashton 3-2 Stuart Dreyer, Jake Stewart 3-2 Liam Tinne, Lee Stagg 2-3 Paul Burt, Callum McDonald 2-3 Antony Foxcroft, Anthony Rice P-P Richard Arnold.
Highest break: Anthony Rice 127
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Tim Dunkley (World Snooker coach)