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PUBLISHED: 14:14 14 January 2009 | UPDATED: 11:09 08 July 2010

The West Norfolk Billiards League A team won the Norfolk Team Billiards Championship for the first-ever time.

It was the 26th holding of the championship.

The West Norfolk Billiards League A team won the Norfolk Team Billiards Championship for the first-ever time.

It was the 26th holding of the championship.

The team, comprised of Peter Crisp, John Hayhoe and Phillip Welham, remained unbeaten all day, with all three players playing good attacking billiards.

Good wins over last year's champions Woodside (Norwich) 4-0, and 3-1 over eventual runners-up St Phillips (Norwich) saw the league clinch the title.

Hayhoe recorded a 54 break during his four games, Crisp a 53 and Welham's best a 100 exactly proved to be the event's highest break.

The West Norfolk B team, Colin Bean, Robert Crisp, Alan Durrant and Fred Weyman competed well all day and Alan Durrant recorded a well-made 40 break in his second game.

The team finished in fourth place overall.

Frank Harper, county billiards secretary, was tournament director on the day, while Broadland Snooker Centre, Norwich, acted as hosts and sponsors.

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