HOLDERS Gary Long and Bob Jones will take on Mobberley youngsters Jamie Hunter and Josh Street in the JME Transport Alternate Pairs semi-finals next month.

The Brook Street duo received a bye to the last four, while their opponents outplayed old hands Andy Long and Steve Prosser – also members at Brook Street – to win by a huge 109-point margin.

Tony Crompton and Mike Roylance, of Mobberley, made light of a 30-points per frame handicap to ease past Mere’s Steven Bloor and Philip Simpson.

Meanwhile Mobberley combination, Bruce Tulley and Mark Newall, came a cropper in their head-to-head with Richard Owen and Chris Bushell of Mere.

The competition resumes at Wilmslow Cons in a fortnight.


JME Transport Alternative Pairs

Quarter-finals (handicap in brackets): Richard Owen & Chris Bushell (Mere A) (18) 141-100 Bruce Tulley & Mark Newall (Mobberley A) (scr); Philip Simpson & Steven Bloor (Mere C) (30) 118-161 Mike Roylance & Tony Crompton (Mobberley A) (scr); Josh Street & Jamie Hunter (Mobberley C) (15) 161-52 Steve Prosser & Andy Long (Brook St A).

MOBBERLEY B stay second in the Knutsford and District Amateur League’s top-flight despite losing at home to Wilmslow Cons A.

Wilmslow Cons B hammered Alderley Union, runners-up last season, while Shaw Heath squeezed past Brook Street A on aggregate.

Champions Mobberley A are 27 points clear at the Division One summit after a third whitewash win of the campaign, this time against clubmates Mobberley C.

Mobberley D edged out Brook Street B in Division Two, although their hold on the second promotion place is under threat from Mere A after they beat back-markers Mere C.

Wilmslow RBL lost to Mere B, while runaway leaders Tatton did not have a fixture.


Knutsford and District Amateur Snooker League

Week 12

Division One: Mobberley B 2-5 Wilmslow Cons A; Mobberley C 0-7 Mobberley A; Shaw Heath 4-3 Brook St A; Wilmslow Cons B 6-1 Alderley Union.

Division Two: Brook St B 3-4 Mobberley D; Mere C 2-5 Mere A; Wilmslow RBL 3-4 Mere B. No game: Tatton.