THERE were yet more shocks as the cup competitions resumed at the quarter-final stages in the Bury & District Snooker League.

Holders Radcliffe Central A crashed out of the Arthur Dykes Cup at the hands of rivals Radcliffe Central D.

Warren Davis set the D team on the road to victory with a 93-28 win, and while Paul Gallagher reduced the arrears, John Holt and Dave Roberts held their nerve to see the underdogs home.

Elton Lib C had to wait until the final frame to be sure of their semi-final place. Anthony Milne sealed victory over Radcliffe Central C with an 83-39 win.

Robert Capron and Andy Eland won the last two frames as Tottington A nudged past Seedfield Bowling B with 10 points to spare.

In the John Spencer five-man team competition, last year’s runners-up Radcliffe Central won a thrilling match against Bury Snooker C.

It went down to the colours in a deciding fifth frame before Gary Nicholson cleared to deny Tony Burns.

Radcliffe Central C were too strong for Walmersley Con – the giant killers of the last round.

Frame wins for Radcliffe’s Keegan Cubbins, Alan Wardle and Les Eckersley saw them progress into the last four.

They were joined by Buchanans SSC A, who won 3-1 at Whitefield Snooker B. Steve Murray pulled one back for Whitefield after opening frames for Mick Hamer and Craig Brennan, before Sean Ashworth sealed the match with a 77-29 win.

Salisbury Con also recorded a 3-1 win over Bury Snooker D.

In the Jim Brooks pairs, Walshaw Con had a good win against Bury Snooker B. All three frames were close, but Matt and Darren Gilmour won the final frame for Walshaw 51-36 to earn a 15 chalks victory.

Whitefield Snooker A blew Radcliffe Central D away in the final frame, Dave Smith and Keith Henderson overturning a seven-point defecit with a 61-20 win. Buchanans SSC B could not recover after Seedfield Bowling B’s Steve Chant and G McGovern opened up with a 50-point win in the first frame.

Elton Lib B came from behind to beat Bury Snooker D. Dale Jones made a 42 break as he partnered James Fletcher to a 90-51 win in the opening frame.

But Dave Hunt turned the tables with a 49 clearance to win the second 109-22, with Steve Ryan, and put Elton out of reach.