Harry goes batty after third Bronze win

HARRY ‘The Potter’ Wyatt earned himself a new cricket bat after collecting a third successive winner’s trophy on a junior snooker circuit.

The nine-year-old sports all-rounder overcame his Chandlers Ford clubmate Caden Read in south London to clinch the fourth leg of the Cuestars Under-21 Bronze Tour.

Wyatt wrapped up a 2-0 victory by sinking the black with the rest to end a tight second frame.

He leads the rankings by a massive 32 points following the event at Frames Sports Bar, Coulsdon.

Paying tribute to his opponent, Wyatt said: “I was really happy for my clubmate Caden who played brilliant all day to reach the final.

“With Thomas Devine getting to the semi-finals as well, it was a great day for team Chandlers Ford and it shows how we are all improving by pushing each other in our Saturday under-13 league.”

Turning to his own performance, Wyatt added: “I played well and was determined to not lose a single frame.

“I’m so pleased to have won my third Cuestars competition in a row.

“My dad (Chris) promised me a new cricket bat if I could win three over the season and I have done it four tournaments in.”

Meanwhile, Read celebrated his sponsorship deal with Southampton-based Installation Contract Engineers by reaching his first final.

In fact, the nine-year-old hadn’t progressed from the group stages in his three previous outings on the junior circuit.

Devine, in his first semi-final, went down 2-1 to Read.

Earlier, Jaydon Elliott (Swindon) knocked in his highest break of 23 in his group-stage victory over Devine. Ben Good (Haywards Heath) made the quarter-finals on his debut. And Ryan Wilson (Waterlooville) qualified for the knockout for the first time in his seventh outing.

Group-stage casualty George Laxton (Portsmouth) retains second place in the rankings, one point ahead of the consistent Daniel Walter (Portsmouth) who reached his third semi-final of the season. Elliott is fourth.

Meanwhile, congratulations to Katie Griffin (Swindon) who made her World Women’s Snooker tour debut in the Eden Masters.

Chandlers Ford Snooker Club hosts the fifth leg of ten on Sunday, January 5.

For more information about the event sponsors, Frames Sports Bar and Mr Gold, visit www.framessportsbar.co.uk and contact Mr Gold via [email protected] or ring 07930 355677.


Harry Wyatt: 25, 22.
Jaydon Elliott 23.
Thomas Devine: 23.
Daniel Walter: 21.
Thomas McEvoy: 21.


ROUND-ROBIN GROUP A: 1st, Harry Wyatt (Chandlers Ford SC); 2nd, Ben Good (Castle SC, Brighton); 3rd, William Thomson (Chandlers Ford SC); 4th, Tyler Mack (Waterlooville Sports Bar); 5th, Morgan Gearing (Castle SC, Brighton).

ROUND-ROBIN GROUP B: 1st, Ryan Kneller (Waterlooville Sports Bar; 2nd, Ryan Wilson (Waterlooville Sports Bar); 3rd, George Laxton (Waterlooville Sports Bar); 4th, Freddie Turner (Salisbury SC); 5th, Callum Truelove (Castle SC, Brighton).

ROUND-ROBIN GROUP C: 1st, Thomas Devine (Chandlers Ford SC); 2nd, Aaron Wilson (Waterlooville Sports Bar); 3rd, Jaydon Elliott (147, Swindon); 4th, Sam Walter (Mayfair, Gosport); 5th, Will Kempson (Salisbury SC).

ROUND-ROBIN GROUP D: 1st, Daniel Walter (Mayfair, Gosport); 2nd, Caden Read (Chandlers Ford SC); 3rd, Zain Jeraj (Hurricane Room, Kings Cross); 4th, Thomas McEvoy (Salisbury SC); 5th, Arthur McCahill (Castle SC, Brighton); 6th, Katie Griffin (Jesters, Swindon).

QUARTER-FINALS (12 points): Wyatt 2-0 A Wilson, D Walter 2-0 R Wilson, Read 2-0 Kneller, Devine 2-1 Good.

SEMI-FINALS (15 points): Read 2-1 Devine, Wyatt 2-0 D Walter.

FINAL (25/18 points): Wyatt 2-0 Read.

Picture by Tim Dunkley

Harry Wyatt (left) and Caden Read

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