TONY Crompton has ended a near four-decade wait to claim the Knutsford and District Amateur League’s premier knockout prize.

The Mobberley A man, a six-time runner-up, came from behind to beat teammate Bruce Tulley in an entertaining Jay Trophy final at Victory Hall last Wednesday.

Tulley took the first frame, aided by a break of 36, before Crompton rallied to take the next two and claim victory.

He received a bye to the showpiece after scheduled semi-final opponent Mike Roylance was taken to hospital with a back injury earlier the same day.

Meanwhile Tulley, who has taken home the silverware on 10 previous occasions, proved too strong for Alderley’s Andy Towers – a champion himself back in 1986 – in the other last-four tie.


Semi-finals: Tony Crompton (Mobberley A) w/o Mike Roylance (Mobberley A); Bruce Tulley (Mobberley A) 2-0 Andy Towers (Alderley Union).

Final: Crompton 2-1 Tulley.

MOBBERLEY A ensured they will keep hold of the Division One title following a 5-2 win at Brook Street A.

A race to finish second is led by Shaw Heath, victors at Wilmslow Cons B, while Mobberley B whitewashed Mobberley C to remain in contention.

Mere A moved six points clear of third-placed Mobberley D, who did not have a fixture, when they prevailed in a head-to-head with Mere B in Division Two.

Tatton edged closer to confirming they will be promoted as champions after edging Wilmslow RBL, while Brook Street B thrashed Mere C.

Results, Week 22:

Division One: Alderley Union 5-2 Wilmslow Cons A; Brook St A 2-5 Mobberley A; Mobberley B 7-0 Mobberley C; Wilmslow Cons B 2-5 Shaw Heath.

Division Two: Brook St B 6-1 Mere C; Mere B 2-5 Mere A; Wilmslow RBL 3-4 Tatton. No game: Mobberley D.