Snooker player and coach Eddie Fielding has represented the full England billiards team against Northern Ireland in Belfast.
The eight-man England team won the match comfortably with Eddie, ranked number 11 in the country, winning three of the four games he played at Glengormley snooker club.
Elsewhere, the final stage of the North West Counties Individual Snooker Championship took place at the Elite Snooker Centre in Preston.
The North Lancashire representatives were Martin Blackburn, Trevor Lamb, Andrew Riley and Andrew Milliard.
Both Trevor and Andy Milliard came through the group stages to take part in the final phase of the competition.
Trevor beat Chris Jones, a Merseyside qualifier, 3-2, while Andy pulled back to 2-2 from 2-0 down against another Merseyside contender, Mark Axworthy. However, Mark triumphed in the decider.
The final was again a close match, Trevor played very consistently, as he had all day, to eventually take the match 3-2.
The last local player to win this prestigious trophy was David Horner more than 30 years ago. Trevor’s name will be engraved on the trophy alongside former world snooker champions John Spencer and Dennis Taylor.