Gosport and Fareham hat-trick for Budd

JAMES Budd has completed a hat-trick of singles titles in the Gosport and Fareham Snooker League.

The 28-year-old won the trophy for the third successive year by beating Paul Foster 5-1 in the final at Stoke Snooker Club, Gosport.

Budd said: “I played good safety in the final and in most frames I got in first. I was pleased with my performance.”

He dropped just one frame in three best-of-seven matches up to the final, beating Alan Beecher 4-0, Phil Watson 4-1 and Jamie Hall 4-0.

The left-hander from Gosport also overcame Foster in the 2022 final.