Banstead potter James Beaven is a happy chappy after winning the final of the fifth leg of the Cuestars South of England U21 silver tour.

The 11-year-old, who plays out of the Frames Sports Bar in Coulsdon, beat Jasmine Bolsover 2-0 on her own territory in Woking to claim his first ever winner's trophy.

Beaven won his round robin group despite a 2-1 defeat by Keegan Reed (Salisbury) - before accounting for Aidan Murphy (Bristol) in the last eight and his Frames clubmate Evan Plummer in the semi-finals.

The left-hander said: “I’ve never won anything before. It feels great. I have won a few handicap tournaments but they don’t really count.”

A Year 6 pupil at Priory Preparatory School, Beaven first picked up a cue four years ago, has climbed to seventh on the Cuestars rankings, and competes on the EASB regional junior tour south.

The sixth leg of eight is at Fareham Snooker Club on March 13.