SHAUN MURPHY proved a massive hit when the former World Snooker champion thrilled a packed house at Moldgreen Conservative Club with a stunning 147 maximum break.
The 2005 champion played a series of exhibition matches against top local amateurs, during which he notched his magnificent maximum to the delight of the crowd, and also scored a further two centuries.
He was also on course for a second maximum after potting the first 12 reds with blacks before running out of position, and less than 24 hours later at another event in Oldham again went close after making 120 but then breaking down on the yellow!
The only player to take a frame off Murphy was Crosland Moor Conservative player Jon Bastow to cap what was an excellent night, arranged by Julian Almond.
Robert Read reached the last 16 of the National CIU Individual Snooker Tournament after scraping through 3-2 against Rob Wilson from the Buff Social Club.
Wilson took the first two frames, hitting a break of 120 in the second before Read hit back to level at 2-2 and then won the contest with a 74 clearance in the fifth frame.
His Lindley WMC teammate Naeem lost his match to Richie Beckham, from the same club who made a 111 break in the first frame.
The Lindley team have been handed a bye in the last 16 of the Team Tournament when King Cross were unable to raise a side.
Huddersfield’s Yorkshire League side enjoyed success in their latest fixture beating Selby 5-1.
Mike Whaley won both frames against Daz Hawkins, while Rashid Tunnacliffe made his debut and beat his opponent Chris Jackson 2-0.
The next match is against Wakefield at Marsh Liberal Club, on Sunday November 25 (7.30pm).