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Eaton Bray snooker ace Mary Hawkes is urging players to grab a cue and join her on the green baize.
The Leighton Buzzard Snooker Centre member tasted success by reaching the Plate semi-finals in her first outing of the season at the World Ladies Billiards and Snooker Association East Anglian Championships at Cambridge Snooker Centre.
But rather than dwelling on her own success, Mary is calling for new players to show their own potting prowess by taking up the game.
World number 19 ranked Mary plays in Division One of the South Beds Snooker League, for whom she is fixtures and results secretary. She said: "I wasn't too happy with my performance in Cambridge to be honest and I know I can do better.
"I'm more concerned about trying to attract new players to the league and to the sport.
"We've lost a lot of clubs over the years with the likes of Elextrolux, Postels, Delco and Blue Circle disappearing and that has affected numbers.
"We're down to about 10 clubs in the area now, but there are still plenty of opportunities for people to sign up and get involved."
The News-Gazette features tables and top break scorers from the league each week.
To find out more information on your nearest club and how you can take up the game, visit www.sbsnooker.co.uk
Source: Dunstable Gazette, 17 October 2007