SHAW Heath have made a significant step towards another Knutsford and District Amateur Snooker League title this week.

Unbeaten so far this year, they increased their lead at the top of the table to 12 points courtesy of edging a tight game against Wilmslow Cons A 4-3, helped by 102 points from captain Scott Marshall.

At the same time, nearest challengers Mobberley C fell to a disastrous 7-0 defeat to Wilmslow Cons B to seriously dent their title hopes and boost Heath hopes of a second title in three years.

Heath defeated reigning champions Tatton A 5-2 and Mere A 7-0, which included John Berry making a 31 break during his frame, in their previous matches since the turn of the year.

Meanwhile, Heald Green moved into third following a 4-3 home win against Morley Green despite an excellent 117 frame score by Morley's Paul Hart that helped his team take the aggregate point even though they only won two frames.

Tatton A are in fourth position in the table following a 5-2 defeat to Mere B who are climbing the table and up into seventh with their third win in the last four matches.

Mere A are back to winning ways after a 5-2 victory over Tatton B and Tatton C ran out 5-2 winners against Mobberley A in the Tuesday game.

Knutsford Snooker League results:

Tatton C 5 Mobberley A 2, Heald Green 4 Morley Green 3, Mere B 5 Tatton A 2, Shaw Heath 4 Wilmslow Cons A 3, Tatton B 2 Mere A 5, Wilmslow Cons B 7 Mobberley C 0.

In other match highlights so far this year, Mere B picked up bragging rights in the Mere ‘derby’ match with a 5-2 win over their A team despite a 100+ frame score from the A team's Chris Bushell.

Scores of 100-plus were achieved by Hank Pasquill and Brian Foden of Mobberley B in their ‘derby’ clash with Mobberley A.

Wilmslow Cons B had ton-plus scores from Jason Robinson, Tom Lane and Dave Wilkinson in an impressive 6-1 win against Heald Green.

The Taylor Jones Legends competition which took place at Wilmslow Conservative Club featured 30 of the league’s elder statesmen, aged 55 and over.

After a long day of exciting knockout snooker, Steve Bond met Chris Parker (both of The Tatton club) and Bruce Tulley (Mobberley) faced Loz Coughtrey (Heald Green) in the semi-finals.

Twenty-five year league veteran Bond and debut-season Coughtrey made it through to the final.

Bond’s cool head and experience told in the end and he went on to win his fifth different non-team KADASL competition and his first in more than a decade.