DAVE Rainford’s second individual trophy in the Knutsford and District Amateur Snooker League has come 14 years after his first one.

The Mobberley player came out on top against his clubmate Adam McNeil in the final of the 6 Reds competition this week.

Rainford, who was victorious in the Taylor Trophy in 2009, took the deciding frame in a tense and tight final.

Thirty-two players contested the competition, with another Mobberley player Brian Foden plus Mere’s Chris Bushell joining Rainford and McNeil in the semi-finals.

Knutsford Guardian: Dave Rainford, left, and Adam McNeil, the 6 Reds finalistsDave Rainford, left, and Adam McNeil, the 6 Reds finalists (Image: Contributed)

In the league this week, leaders Mobberley C remain top of the table following a close victory against Wilmslow Cons A.

Wilmslow captain JP Diamond scored 106 points in his frame but still saw his team edged out 4-3.

Shaw Heath also had a tight match, their 4-3 win against Tatton B moving them up into second place four points behind the leaders but with a game in hand.

Challengers Morley Green suffered a blow to their title hopes as they lost 6-1 against Mobberley A, for whom Mark Newall had a 54 break.

Having previously lost three in a row, Mere A had a welcome return to form with a 5-2 victory against champions Tatton A.

Mere B won their first match of the season at the eighth attempt thanks to a fine 5-2 victory against Mobberley B.

There were ton plus scores in the match for Mere's David Simcock and Mobberley's Mervyn Pike.

The week had started with a 4-3 win for Tatton C against Wilmslow Cons B, with Ashley Parker and Francis Evans (Tatton) and Bill Allen (Wilmslow) all racking up 100 points in their frames.

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