JACK Cottam produced a kicking masterclass as Holmes Chapel beat Crewe and Nantwich 41-10 on Saturday, writes Rich Wilcock.

In a tight first half between two of the league’s mid-table teams, Crewe and Nantwich bundled over after some consistent pressure from their forwards but Cottam converted two penalties in reply.

A well-worked play caught the Holmes Chapel defence out, leaving space on the left wing for the visitors’ second try.

Tom Chambers’ try ensured that Holmes Chapel went into half time ahead 11-10 though.

The second half saw Holmes Chapel firmly in control, with centres Gaz Jackman and Hayden Tunney finding gaps with some piercing runs. Tunney took advantage as he powered over with a 30-yard run.

Liam Gavin went over to make it 27-10, with Cottam continuing his 100 percent kicking record.

As Crewe and Nantwich started tiring, Holmes Chapel stretched the play. Scrum-half Luke Shaw threaded through a kick which was finished off by Tom Nelson. Tunney collected the final try with Cottam again converting.

SNOOKER: Tatton A have taken over at the top of the Knutsford and District Amateur Snooker League

They have a two-point cushion following their 5-2 victory over Wilmslow Cons A and 5-2 defeats for their nearest challengers, Tatton B and Morley Green.

Tatton’s defeat was against Shaw Heath, for who Sam Jackson made a 39 break and scored 100+ points in his frame. Morley’s loss was to Mobberley C who now move up to third in the table.

Mobberley B’s fine 6-1 victory over Tatton C moves them up to 5th and keeps them within touching distance of the leaders. Ian Paton and Bob Spilsbury both had 100+ scores in their frames for Mobberley B. Mere A edged out Mobberley 4-3, helped out by a ton plus score from James Owen.

Mere C defeated Wilmslow Cons B 5-2 in a high scoring encounter in which three players had ton plus scores – Terry Riley and Dave Simcock for Mere and Matt Dale for Wilmslow.

Bruce Tulley’s 51 break earlier in the month for Mobberley A against Tatton A sees him take the National Snooker Expo monthly highest break prize for November.

Results: Mere C 5-2 Wilmslow Cons B, Mobberley C 5-2 Morley Green, Mere A 4-3 Mobberley A, Mobberley B 6-1 Tatton C, Tatton B 2-5 Shaw Heath, Wilmslow Cons A 2-5 Tatton A.

GOLF: Sue Freeman was in superb form as she claimed victory in a 14-hole stableford at Alderley Edge. Her excellent 37 edged out Jo Pratt, 35, and Aileen Martin, 33.

The nine-hole winner was Yvonne Grundy, 15, from Liz Gardner, 12.

In the division one nine-hole stableford, Mike Davies, 20, was clear of both Andrew Martin and Jan Cichocki, both on 18.

Division two was won by Bernie Cummings, with 22, closely followed by Jonathan Donohue, who posted 20.

Charles le Sueur and Steve Boyd continued their unbeaten start to the Alderley Edge Winter League by sharing first with Tony Griffin and Drew Roberts.

The 15-hole stableford at Styal had Gareth Moorhouse finish top of division one after a card play-off on 35 with Richard Johnson.

Division two was topped by Tony Hunter, with 31, and second place was decided by a cpo between five plyers, eventually won by Richard Johnson, on 35.