LAMB A became Nelson and District Snooker League’s elite outfit after clinching the Division One title.
The champions beat their B side 4-1 and opened up an eight-point gap at the top with only one match remaining. Eric Catlow had a run of 49 for Paradise A in their 3-2 home win over Liberal A, who stay in fourth place but with a game in hand.
Elsewhere, Andy Dibb had a break of 47 for Old Band A who lost out 3-2 to Star C, as David Latham took the deciding frame over Jamie Lingard.
Darren Cregg clinched the deciding frame from Brian Collinge as St Andrew’s C emerged 3-2 away winners over Briercliffe, while Alexandra gained a 4-1 home win over Dressers E.
Nelson Poultry A came away from Worsthorne with a 3-2 win, and up at the Gravel St Andrew’s A pulled off a 3-2 away win over Poultry B.
In Division Two, Jonathan Bennett had a run of 36 for White Lea Head, who find themselves back at the top after a 4-1 home win against David Street A, though they share that spot with Byerden C despite their 3-2 setback away to St Andrew’s B.
Byerden B remain in third place with a 4-1 home win over Molly Rigby’s B, and Dressers D cling on to fourth position as they were edged out 3-2 at home to Shorthomers A.
Liberal C were on form and pulled off a 4-1 home win over Paradise B, while Shorthomers B came back from two frames down to win 3-2 at home to Carters A.
In Division Three, Nick Burton had a run of 31 for league leaders Star D as they secured a 3-2 home win over Shorthomers D, while Molly Rigby’s A took advantage of a lacklustre Lamb C outfit and gained a 5-0 away win to put them in second place.
Foulridge Social Club came away from Shorthomers C with a 3-2 win to put them in third place, and as Molly’s and Foulridge have yet to play each other, we could see all three teams on level points at the top.
Paul Kelly was Lamb D’s only winner with a run of 22 as they suffered a 4-1 loss away to Nelson Poultry D, and both Dressers teams had a 3-2 wins over David Street B and Old Band C respectively.