SNOOKER: ST SAVIOUR'S took the Chester and District League's City of Chester Trophy in a tight final against Upton.
Saviour's went into the lead when Wayne Amey, giving a 43 start to Andy Sutton Thompson - one of only three players to have beaten him off scratch this season - won comfortably with a superb display of safety and potting.
George Sheil gave a good display of billiards in beating Glen Sheil, and although Glen came back in the closing stages, George held on to win and give Saviour's a 2-0 lead.
In the second snooker frame, Barry Charker gave Upton's Jerry Banks a 38 start but lost the tip off his cue halfway through the frame.
Although Charker pulled back most of the deficit, Banks held on to win on the pink ball. Upton's Dave Nicholas played Mike Davies in the second billiards frame and although Davies gave a gallant display, Nicholas was a comfortable winner to make it 2-2.
In the final frame, Leo Jackson, receiving a 35 start, came up against a very determined Robbie Hayes who soon pulled back the deficit. And although Jackson rallied, Hayes took the colours to win by 31.
Lea Dagher , the holder of the Hargreaves Scratch, got a shock in the final of the Will Parry (Handicap) Trophy.
After defeating St Werburgh's Kevin Harris in the semi-final 2-0 - both on the pink ball - he played Mike Griffiths from the same club in the final after Griffiths had defeated Steve Bright (Upton) in the other semi-final by the same score.
Receiving 32 start, Griffiths won the first frame but Dagher came back in the second to level. In the third frame, Dagher found the handicap too much and Griffiths ran out an easy winner.