The West Cumbria Snooker League summer season ended with the completion of the Gray’s Luxury Ice-Cream Trophy on presentation night.

Held at the United Club in Workington, the best-of-five-frames final was contested by the defending champion, Seaton’s Kevin Basnett, and county singles champion Kevin Kirkham, from Flimby.

Basnett had already defended the Division One title for a third successive season and he got off to a fast start in this final to secure the opening frame 60-23.

The second frame began with Kirkham breaking off but Basnett restricted his opponent to few opportunities to take another frame, this time 59-10.

With Basnett 2-0 to the good, it was clearly going to be an uphill battle for Kirkham and Basnett took full advantage of the pressure on the opposition, producing a frame- and match-winning break of 51 to claim the third frame 95-4 and a 3-0 Gray’s Luxury Ice-Cream Trophy victory in his third successive title defence.

The match was followed by prizegiving, with Flimby’s Paul Vickers took the Division One runner-up prize with Cockermouth’s Andrew Mitchelhill taking third.

Basnett defended the title for a third time and additionally collected the highest break prize with 89 and highest aggregates prize with 1,747 points.

In the handicap division, Basnett was able to stay ahead of the handicap and took the new title, with Maryport’s Ben Scott runner-up and Paul Vickers coming in third.

Mitchelhill claimed the best single frame prize for the season.