Abinger St win to go joint top

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IT was an exciting week in Division One of the Nelson & District Semi Snooker League.

Paul Averill had a break of 48 for St Andrew’s and team mate Terry Windle secured the deciding frame from Worsthorne’s Mick Smith to give the visiting Abinger St side a vital three points and put them in joint top position.

Lamb A also share top place after notching up a 3-2 away win over Paradise and up there with them is Alexandra for whom John Lanceley had a run of 43 in their 3-2 away win over Dressers E.

Jonathan Kershaw had a break of 53 for Lamb B in their 4-1 home win over Briercliffe, which leaves both teams on level points in second place.

Elsewhere, down at the Liberal Chris Henry had a run of 45 for Nelson Poultry B who ended up losing out 3-2 while up at the Gravel, Poultry A secured a 4-1 home win over Old Band A.

In Division Two, Nelson Golf Club cling onto top place despite losing 3-2 to a visiting Liberal C outfit while Cock Hill share top spot after a 3-2 home win over Dressers D.

Also at the top is Old Band B who were beaten at home 3-2 by an in form Molly Rigby’s B side. Carters A pulled off a 4-1 home win over Shorthomers B to move them into second place while Steve Smiths Paradise B team secured a 5-0 whitewash over close neighbours Byerden House which also moved them into joint second place.

St Andrew’s B were taking no prisoners and gave David St A the whitewash treatment in their 5-0 home win which moves them up into third place.

In Division Three, Harry Ingham had a break of 53 for Burnley Miners who remained at the top with a 4-1 away win over Lamb C while Shorthomers D moved into second place after a 3-2 away win over Foulridge.

David St B stays in fourth place with a 3-2 away win over Dressers C as do Shorthomers C after a 3-2 home win over Dressers B. Molly Rigby’s A side moved up the table with a 4-1 away win over Poultry D while Lamb D secured their first win of the season with a 4-1 victory away at Carters D.