NICK Hamman’s second maximum in as many matches for Castle A condemned Castle D to a heavy defeat in the Northwich and District League’s top-flight.

A 6-1 defeat leaves the title-hopefuls 10 points adrift of Gladstone C, who beat them last week, after the champions eased to a 5-2 win at home to Castle C.

There was a another 8-ball break in Division One, this time for Castle B’s Lewis Webber as his side saw off Gladstone E.

Carl Day claimed a decisive frame for Rudheath in their meeting with Owley Wood B, who had levelled at 3-3 after Paul Fletcher edged a tactical battle.

Greenbank C closed a gap to top spot in Division Two when they took four of the first five frames to beat Iron Bridge A.

A distance to Greenbank A is only three points after their clubmates suffered a surprise 4-3 loss at Lion A.

Previous pacesetters Broken Cross slipped further from a promotion position after they were whitewashed by Gladstone D.

Witton Chimes A climb to fourth after brushing aside Witton Albion, who avoided a 7-0 defeat of their own thanks to Andrew Egerton.

Greenbank B made light work of Witton Chimes B in a Division Three encounter after reeling off the first four frames.

Captain Ryan Whitlow and understudy Robert Lang made sure Slow & Easy B didn’t slip up against back-markers Blue Barrel after winning the final two frames.

Meanwhile Iron Bridge H rise to third position after a 4-3 win against visiting Slow & Easy A.


Northwich and District Pool League

Week 10

Wednesday, November 21

Division One: Castle A 6-1 Castle D; Castle B 5-2 Gladstone E; Gladstone C 5-2 Castle C; Owley Wood B 3-4 Rudheath. No game: Gladstone B

Division Two: Barn Owl B 3-4 Owley Wood A; Gladstone D 7-0 Broken Cross; Greenbank C 5-2 Iron Bridge A; Lion A 4-3 Greenbank A; Witton Chimes A 6-1 Witton Albion

Division Three: Greenbank B 5-2 Witton Chimes B; Iron Bridge H 4-3 Slow & Easy A; Slow & Easy B 5-2 Blue Barrel


Week 11

Wednesday, November 28

Division One: Castle B v Castle A; Castle C v Castle D; Gladstone B v Owley Wood B; Rudheath v Gladstone C. No game: Gladstone E

Division Two: Broken Cross v Greenbank C; Greenbank A v Barn Owl B; Iron Bridge A v Witton Albion; Lion A v Witton Chimes A; Owley Wood A v Gladstone B

Division Three: Blue Barrel v Green Dragon A; Green Dragon B v Greenbank B; Slow & Easy B v Iron Bridge H; Winnington Rec v Wheatsheaf; Witton Chimes B v Slow & Easy A

Additional reporting by Rob Winnington