SNOOKER legend Cliff Thorburn entertained fans of the sport in Hexham on Wednesday night. 

The former world champion was at the town's Albert Edward Club, where he took on members during a series of exhibition matches. 

The 71-year-old Canadian also captivated onlookers with an impressive display of trick shots, while talking about his career in the game. 

Thorburn, who defeated Alex 'Hurricaine' Higgins 18-16 to win the 1980 world title, was in good humour, as he shared jokes with people at the club. 

Read more about his visit in next week's Hexham Courant.