SNOOKER: STADIUM B sent shockwaves through the Widnes & District Snooker League with a comprehensive 7-2 defeat of Division One title favourites Village A. Main contributors were Sean Dennett (74-25) and Mark Anderson (65-45).
Ford A beat early challengers Simms Cross A 6-3 in a nail- biting finish, despite victories for Chris Whit-field (83-15) and Lee Cannon (102-27).
St Joseph's A and Widnes Cricket Club A won by the same scoreline thanks to Dave Timmis (95-28) and Peter Kenny (70-33).
St Bede's edged out Widnes Conservative A 5-4 with Greg Lawrenson (62-29) and John Hartshorn (87-12) calling the tune.
Alan McKenna's 82-42 frame inspired Widnes Rec's 8-1 Division Two win over HGSC B.
USC A won by the same scoreline helped by Dale Roberts (94-23) and Neil Whelan (70-33).
Eccleston A kick-started their season with a 7-2 win - star men were Ian Furbank (66-43) and Bill Housley (61-29).
Ged O'Brien's 37 break separated HGSC A and Village B with the match ending 7-2.
In-form Stadium A earned a rousing 7-2 victory over Farnworth C - Paul Rigby (81-22) impressing.
Best break in the division came from Phil Crilly, whose 44 in an 84-35 frame win was the main difference between Pavilions and opponents WCC C. Farnworth B were indebted to Norman Beesley in a 6-3 win.
Division Three saw three whitewash wins with Mick Sheridan helping Halebank outfit 'Oddies' to full points. Simms Cross B fared similarly largely due to J Hallsworth (80-42) and John Price (77-21).
But Prescot Reform still look the team to beat after a 9-0 destruction of RAOB B thanks to father and son C Minshall (99-23) and C Minshall Jnr (84-21).
Mill Brow cruised home 7-2 thanks to an 81-11 frame from B Shuker. Geoff Swales set up Farnworth D's 6-3 victory.
Mixed fortunes for Widnes Conservative Club teams saw the B win 6-3 but the C also going down by 6-3 to Farnworth E ('Poppa' Williams 89-20).
All these results, however, made little impact on USC B's lead - they won 7-2 and were indebted to young stars Martin Evans (76-31) and Wayne Hewitt (76-25).