Players on cue for charities at memorial competition

A CHARITY pool knockout between a Saddleworth pub’s ‘old boys’ and ‘new boys’ could become an annual event.

Current and former players at The Hanging Gate in Diggle, now known as The Gate, gathered to honour the memory of former player Anthony Holden.

And the young whipper-snappers were taught a lesson as the old boys – the side from 20 years ago – ran out 10-5 winners, triumphing 7-3 in the singles and 3-2 in the doubles.

Fittingly, the last frame of the afternoon was won by Jack and Michael Holden, nephew and brother of Anthony.

In the other event at Uppermill Sports and Social Club, the crib knockout was won by Alvin Horton, who beat Stewart Potts in the final.

Special thanks were given to Oldfield Construction, who donated brand new match balls for the pool event.

Most importantly, £690 was raised for charity, with £300 going to Fairfield Hospital and £390 going to Pancreatic Cancer UK.

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