WORCESTER Phoenix's anglers took this year's Cavalier Cup when they tied on points with the talented Shakespeare Superteam outfit but took the trophy on a higher weight count.

Fourteen teams of four competed on the canal from Blackpole to Lansdowne.

Phoenix, consisting of former Worcester national anglers Martin Hunt, Alan Baldwin, Les Sanders and Keith Hunt, took the honours when they posted a 20-point total with a combined weight of 18lb 3oz 0dr.

Shakespeare also scored 20 points but their total of 12-7-5 fell well short and in third with 27 came Maver Wolves.

Individually in-form Baldwin came out best when he made good use of the brambles peg 44 on Perdiswell to net three chub and a few perch on worm and caster going 12-2.

Paul Turner came second with a similar catch from peg 38 going 11-0 to beat James Wilson’s third-placed weight of 9-1-2 from peg one on the Cavalier section.

Section winners were Hunt, Rob Kimberley, Darren Cox and Anthony Hamilton.

The WDUAA teams of four winter league starts on October 22 with details from Colin Pettifer on 01905 25193.

Club star Chris Ballard tamed a difficult River Severn at Upton to win the Droitwich Spa contest with a feeder-caught bream and skimmer weight of 24-1 from peg 25 on the Ham.

Second place went to Rich Brewer with all skimmers from peg 37 going 8-8 and third came Dave Lowe with a peg four one bream catch of 8-4.

In fourth was John Moloney weighing 8-2.

The Severn was in a more consistent mood for competitors of the Upton midweek match where Martin Hunt took 16-13 of waggler-caught roach from peg 35 to win.

The runner-up was Alan Baldwin with a bolo-caught peg 22 roach net of 13-1 while in third place was Greenman’s Derek English with another all-roach net of 7-15.

Moorlands Farm, Saturday open: 1 M Tooze 217-10, 2 S Pierce 174-1, 3 G Reynolds 147-15; Sunday open: 1 M Watson 167-4, 2 I Mills 134-15, 3 P Mace 126-2.