ALEX ‘Hurricane’ Higgins turned on a display of snooker that everyone in a packed Keighley Green Club will remember for many years to beat former world champion John Spencer in a £250 challenge match in November 1978.

It wasn’t that three-times world champion Spencer played badly, because he had breaks of 37 in the second frame, 48 in the third and 51 in the seventh, but Irishman Higgins, the 1972 world champion, was on song and besides the £250 prize for winning, he also collected £25 for the highest break and another £25 for the first century break.

Higgins began with a break of 52 in the first frame and then he cleared the table in six minutes scoring 112 in the fourth frame, which was followed by a 60-break, and he completed a 100-break in the final frame.

Bert Haworth, Higgins, Spencer, Terry Box and Terry McMenemy are pictured.