WITH Mobberley A on course to retain their Knutsford and District Amateur Snooker League title, a scrap for second spot is likely to go the distance.

Shaw Heath, the current occupants, are separated from fifth-placed Brook Street A by only eight points.

They ran out 6-1 victors against Mobberley B, and trade places with them in the table, while Wilmslow Cons A beat Brook Street.

Mobberley C won a battle of the bottom two with Wimslow Cons B to keep alive their hopes of avoiding relegation.

Tatton continue to lead the way in Division Two, a 5-2 win over third-placed Mere A leaving them 17 points clear.

Mere B lost narrowly at home to Mobberley D, while Wilmslow RBL were no match for Brook Street B.


Knutsford and District Amateur League Division One: Alderley Union 2-5 Mobberley A; Mobberley B 1-6 Shaw Heath; Mobberley C 6-1 Wilmslow Cons B; Wilmslow Cons A 5-2 Brook St A.

Division Two: Mere B 3-4 Mobberley D; Tatton 5-2 Mere A; Wilmslow RBL 1-6 Brook St B.

ARTHUR Hasford became the oldest winner of an open Knutsford and District Amateur League tournament when he prevailed in the Six Reds Challenge on Sunday.

The 78-year-old, a member at Mere, defeated Bob Jones (Brook Street) in the final at Victory Hall.

He progressed from his group with knockout wins against Mike Roylance (Mobberley A) and Andy Long (Brook Street). Jones ended the runs of Tony Crompton (Mobberley A) and Alec Wright (Mere A).


Six Reds Challenge quarter-finals (handicap in brackets): Bob Jones (Brook St A) (15) 2-1 Tony Crompton (Mobberley A) (scr); Andy Long (Brook St A) (15) 2-1 Gary Long (Brook St A) (5); Mike Roylance (Mobberley A) (scr) 1-2 Arthur Hasford (Mere A) (17); Bruce Tulley (Mobberley A (scr) 1-2 Alec Wright (Mere A (10).

Semi-finals: Long 1-2 Hasford; Wright 0-2 Jones.

Final: Hasford 2-0 Jones.