Sporting Digest: Snooker

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The Independent Online
Clive Everton, the journalist and broadcaster, yesterday issued a writ for libel against the game's governing body following a recent article in the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association's house magazine, In the Frame. Everton, a fierce critic of the Association, was banned from the press room at last month's Grand Prix in Preston and earlier this year had his honorary membership of the Association withdrawn. Another story in the magazine led to the boycott last month of the sport's annual awards luncheon by snooker's longest serving sponsors, Benson and Hedges.

Maureen McCarthy set an unwanted world record in Malvern on Tuesday when she scored just two points against Mike Dunn at the Benson and Hedges Championship. The 26-year-old potted a red in frame two and another in the fifth and final frame, as Dunn chalked up 397 in reply.