MOBBERLEY A’s rivals for the title of best team in the Knutsford and District Amateur League are making it easier to recapture a crown they last won two years ago.

The Division One table-toppers, without a scheduled fixture this week, enjoy a huge 31-points lead at the summit after closest rivals Wilmslow Cons A lost heavily at Tatton.

Mobberley B match their points tally in third place after a 6-1 success at Wilmslow Cons B, but have won fewer matches to date.

It means Mobberley A, who have won three of the past five Division One titles up for grabs, remain on course to finish first again.

Gary Long amassed 107 points in his frame to help Brook Street beat Mere A, while Paul Hart’s 101 was a highlight for Morley who won by the same score at Shaw Heath.

In Division Two, leaders Mobberley C’s recovery from three frames down to win at third-placed Shaw Heath B was the round’s best performance.

Mobberley D recorded an win at Knutsford Cons B, while Wilmslow Cons C defeated Mere C.

Royal London edged Mere B on aggregate, while Wilmslow RBL strengthened their hold on second spot after beating Knutsford Cons A.


Division One: Mere A 2 Brook Street 5; Shaw Heath A 2 Morley 5; Tatton 6 Wilmslow Cons A 1; Wilmslow Cons B 1 Mobberley B 6. Division Two: Knutsford Cons B 2 Mobberley D 5; Mere C 2 Wilmslow Cons C 5; Mobberley C 4 Shaw Heath B 3; Royal London 3 Mere B 4; Wilmslow RBL 5 Knutsford Cons A 2.

THERE was a thrilling finish to a qualifier in the Redwood Hire Champions Trophy at Mobberley.

In Group Two of the Division Two , Mere’s David Jackson potted the last black of the final frame to edge out Alan Williams (Brook Street) and Chris Jackson (Shaw Heath).

Bob Spilsbury (Mobberley) had cruised through in Group One.

Those two progress, with handicap, to the semi finals next month against the Division One qualifying round victors; Mobberley duo Mark Newall and Tony Crompton.