Beckham 140 is league’s highest ever break

SNOOKER star Richard Beckham hit the highest break ever recorded in the Cleveland Billiards and Snoooker League when he blasted in a 140 clearance.

The Skelton potter hit the phenomenal break during a Cleveland League match, playing for Saltburn Cons against Redcar Cons B.

Richard’s latest achievement beats his previous best of 139 and is also currently winning the National Amateur High Break competition ran by the English Association of Snooker and Billiards.

A league spokesman said: “Well done, Richard.”

Results, Division 1: Saltburn Cons 3 (R Beckham 140 & 45) Redcar Cons B 3 (J Bracchi 31), Guis Cons B 4 (S Rutter 32) Hartlepool Snooker 2 (J Hartley 32), Redcar Unionists 3 Guis Quoit B 3, Guis Quoit A 3 (C Savage 38) Lune St A 3 (R Bickerdyke 46), Redcar Cons A 4 (P Hartley 45 & 31) Guis Cons A 2, Ennis Sq B 2 Lakes A 4 (D Beckett 51), Lakes D 5 (B Norris 52, L Shepherd 32) Carlin How A 1.

Division 2: Guis Cons C 2 Staithes Athletic 4, Lune St B 6 (R Hestletine 32, S Tait 31) Redcar Citz B 0, Carlin How C 3 Marske B 3, Marske A 0 New Marske Inst 6 (R Sivills 71), Redcar Citz A 4 Ennis Sq C 2, Carlin How B 5 Lakes C 1; Lakes B 3 Ennis Sq A 3.