KENDALL CALLING! ENGLAND ON SONG TO REGAIN MEN'S TEAM TITLE
It’s been a scene played out numerous times at the WEPF World 8-Ball Pool Championships but Lee Kendall, for one, never gets tired of the experience.
After Shaun Sharkey and Robert Brady gave the Irish an early 2-0 lead against Karl Sutton and Dave Fernandez, England took control.
When Sharkey beat King to make it 4-all, a close final looked likely. Instead, Gavin Lomax, Sutton, Fernandez and Rob Wharne won their frames to complete another team victory.
Stoke potter Kendall has been coming to the World Championships for 25 years and so is well placed to rate the current squad under his control.
“We don’t have the likes of he Mick Hill, Gareth Potts and Jason Twist anymore,” he explained.
England reached the final with an 8-3 win over India while the Irish were involved in a protracted struggle against Scotland.
In the play-off, India knocked out Northern Ireland 11-8 while Pat O’Leary won a deciding 21st frame to give Ireland a stunning 11-10 success over the holders.
|Trevor Baxter - Press Officer|