RED Lion A are beginning to pull away at the Frodsham & District League’s Division One summit.
Lion (John Brown 21-4) won at neighbours Castle Park B while chasing Grapes A and Tiger’s Head A, lying second and third, both lost.
Also beaten were fourth-placed Goshawk A at Red Lion B (Tony Sandbach 21-4, Anthony Wilkinson 21-8).
Pavilions B (Mike Ainsworth 21-8), and Pavilions A (Neil Ocego 21-7) made it a winning double for the Weston Pointers.
Results in the Alf Jones Cup semi-finals were Manley B 153, Halton A 148; Crowton 164, Pavilions D 133.
Frodsham doubles qualifiers are G Gibson, R Worthington (Grapes); B Southerton, J Harley (Manley); F Worrall, J Large (Goshawk); S Jones, L Lynch (Crowton); J Rawlinson, C Blain (Red Lion); P Murray, D Cooper (Castle Park); G Hodson, C Koral (Tiger’s Head); R Ellison, R Ratcliffe (Helsby).