Paul Averill makes big break

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IN the Nelson and District Semi-Snooker League, Paul Averill was on fire up at the Gravel with the highest break so far of 97 for St Andrew’s, who now hold top spot in the First Division after a 4-1 win over Poultry B.

oultry’s only winner was Jason Richardson against Darren Cregg.

Alexandra drop to second place with a 3-2 home win over Paradise A, for whom Darren Mc Kavett had a run of 36. At 2-2, John Lanceley won it for the Snooker Hall with a run of 35.

Brian Collinge had a couple of mid 30s breaks for Briercliffe in their 3-2 home win over Dressers E, while Shaun Greenall had a break of 81 and James Waddington put in a run of 48 for Lamb B who ended up 3-2 losers at Old Band A. Liberal A secured a 4-1 win away to Lamb A, and Poultry A gained a valuable 4-1 away win over Worsthorne.

Its all change in the Second Division as Carters A go joint top with a 4-1 win at Dressers D, while Old Band B came away from Shorthomers B with a 3-2 win to keep them at the top. Paradise B stay second with a 3-2 win at White Lea Head, also joint second. Captain Steve Smith won the deciding frame with blue, pink and black over Chris Lawson.

Tom Wilkinson had a run of 35 for St Andrew’s B as they knocked Nelson Golf Club off the top with a 4-1 home win, but not before Dave Waddington had put together a break of 61 for the visitors. Byerden House pulled off a 4-1 win at Liberal C and change places at the bottom, while Molly Rigby’s B side saw off David Street 3-2.

Burnley Miners extended their lead at the top of the Third Division with a 4-1 home win over Poultry D, while Old Band C maintain second place after a 4-1 home win over Shorthomers C, for whom Darren Oldham was their only winner, seeing off Trevor Wilcox in the last frame. Jason Bradley had a break of 56 and Andy Goody put in a run of 29 for Molly Rigby’s A, who lost out 3-2 at home to Carters D. Elsewhere David Street B were given the whitewash treatment by a visiting Foulridge side, who now lie in mid table.

Dressers C were fortunate in their 3-2 away win over Lamb D as the Church Street side lost the first two frames on the black ball, but Tim Good and Mick Hudson rallied and took the last two frames in Lamb’s favour.

Lamb C were more fortunate and came away from Dressers B with a 3-2 win.