DIVISION Four outfit Crescent A created the major Team Knockout Cup shock in the East Staffs Pool League .
Crescent upset the form-book to defeat higher league Great Northern A who ply their trade two divisions above.
The Northern found themselves 3-1 down before battling back to lead 4-3. Super Hit Squad number three star Lewis Peach levelled at 4-4.
However, the Crescent pulled off the shock of the week by taking the final doubles to cap a fabulous performance from the young team.
Number one on the Super Hit Squad, Conrad Thomas, continued his good work with two out of two as The Royal Oak proved too strong for Division Two leaders Spread Eagle – winning the match on frame seven.
The number two Hit Squad star Charlie Chamberlain could not save The Beacon in their match against Joiners A.
The Division One side romped to an emphatic 5-0 win to make the next round of the Knockout Cup.
Dave Jobson, who is in at number four in the Super Hit Squad, helped Grange D recover from a 4-2 deficit to defeat Coopers A on a final rack decider.
Jobson and Dave Raynor won the last three frames between them to snatch a dramatic last frame victory.
The first lady in the Super Hit Squad’s top seven, Yvonne Spendlove, was in good form as Wellington B defeated South Stap SC 5-2.
However, Spendlove was the only player to suffer defeat for her ladies team Chicks With Sticks. But her side still enjoyed an excellent 8-1 win over Crown B in the Karen Fox Trophy.
Rachel Speirs impressed to help outshoot the Sharpshooters. With the score at 2-2 Speirs seven-balled her opponent before returning with a vengeance to win the final two frames and clinch victory for Royal Oak.
Number six in the Super Hit Squad, Shane Morris, kept Sharpshooters in the match at 3-3 but was outpotted by Speirs in the final two racks.
Number seven in the Super Hit Squad, Sue Lovelace, ensured that Wellington Ladies also started well in the Karen Fox Trophy and snatched the winning to defeat the Grange Lions 5-4.
Joiners B threatened an upset by forging into a 2-0 lead against Division One side Royal Oak A before losing out in the final doiubles frame.
The Navigation were in tip top form and knocked out Division One side The Blacksmiths 5-3.
Crown C led the mighty Mount Pleasant 3-1. But the Mount cueists responded in fine style to edge past their their plucky opponenets by taking the final doubles decider.