PETE Blain added to his growing honours list by securing the Knutsford and District Amateur Snooker League’s Rotary Cup this week.

Blain was able to see off his Tatton clubmate Frances Evans, who at 87 years of age was the oldest player ever to make the final, to add the league’s individual handicap knockout competition to the TC Jay Trophy he won at the end of last season.

In his semi-final against Wilmslow Conservative Club’s Ralph Robertson, Evans made the most of his 38-point handicap to take the first frame before Robertson improved to take the second.

A tense decider came down to the final colours and after Robertson came agonisingly close to potting the final black only for the ball to nestle in the jaws of the pocket, it left Evans with a simple tap-in to progress.

However, the final proved to be a step too far as he ran into a strong performance from Blain, whose 2-0 victory included a fine break of 45.

Meanwhile, the final of the Team Knockout competition has been set, with Mobberley A to take on Wilmslow Cons A at the Tatton Club on Thursday, April 18.

Mobberley stopped Tatton A from reaching a third straight final with a 406-340 semi-final win while Wilmslow beat Heald Green 457-361 to book their spot.

In the league, leaders Shaw Heath remain in the box seat for the title despite losing 5-2 to Heald Green and seeing their lead at the top cut to just three points by a red-hot Mere A, whose 4-3 win over Mobberley A was their ninth in a row.

Perhaps crucially, though, Mere have just one game to play while Shaw Heath have two.

Heald Green’s win keeps them in with an outside chance of the title and that is also the case for Morley Green, whose 5-2 win over Tatton C leaves them seven points adrift of the leaders with two games left.

Tatton A’s title defence is officially over – they are eight points behind Shaw Heath with just one game left despite Ian McHale’s 30-plus break featuring in a 5-2 win over Wilmslow Cons A.

A brilliant 30 break from veteran John Dale and a 100-plus frame score from Mervyn Pike featured in Mobberley B’s 6-1 thrashing of Tatton B while a three-figure score from captain Terry Riley helped Mere B edge out Wilmslow Cons B.

Individually the best performance will also go down to the wire with Mere’s Alex McDonough (15 wins), Wilmslow's Vic McAfee and John Dale of Mobberley (both 14) the remaining contenders.