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Pot Black

WHISPERING TED LOWE and his “just behind the green” black and white accounting shenanigans were chief in this Matchroom-helmed flowering of snooker, wherein assorted postman types and Australians indulged in hours of safety play, introduced by ALAN WEEKS after another from the wide selection of classic BBC sporting theme tunes, Ivory Rag. And while people complain about the lack of characters in today’s game, the early days were very much lacking in true star quality – Alex Higgins was fast and flamboyant, Ray Reardon had odd teeth, and that’s about it. JUNIOR POT BLACK later arrived to field a number of gawky future stars in badly measured outfits.

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