Eddie Mason wins first South Wilts frame

TEENAGER Eddie Mason has won his first frame in the Cuestars South Wilts Snooker League.

It came in a 4-1 defeat by David Rice at Salisbury Snooker Club.

The 16-year-old from Porton actually picked up two frames in his debut season last year but his opponent withdrew from the league therefore nullifying the result.

Rice said: “He potted a good pink and got good position on the black to pinch the fourth frame.

“His technique has improved since last year and he is a pleasure to play against.”

Meanwhile, league front-runner John Hunter compiled breaks of 73, 55 and 53 in a 4-1 victory over Lee Stagg. He leads Jake Stewart by six points but the defending champion has a game in hand.

Third-placed Anthony Rice has recorded another century. The 22-year-old fired in a 106, plus 66 and 62, in a 5-0 whitewash of his brother David.

“I missed very little at the start of the match,” he said.

Rice continued his unbeaten start to the season with a 3-2 success over Paul Burt.

And Stuart Dreyer remains fourth after beating Antony Foxcroft 4-1.

Dreyer said: “It was a good match with tight safety play from us both.”

Results: John Hunter 4-1 Lee Stagg, David Rice 4-1 Eddie Mason, Anthony Rice 3-2 Paul Burt, Stuart Dreyer 4-1 Antony Foxcroft, Anthony Rice 5-0 David Rice.

Highest break: Jake Stewart 132

Tim Dunkley (World Snooker coach)