Baggot & Co inspire Alex victory

092458-1707_BOWLS_(SPORT) MRW 6/7/2009''// all pix taken at The Eastern Division Final Play-off 2009 - these were taken on Monday 6th July 2009 at The Alexandra Bowling & Social Club in Portsmouth - MRW // ''Tony Cole for Fareham Bowls Club in the Pairs (Eastern One) ''PICTURE: MALCOLM WELLS (092458-1707)
092458-1707_BOWLS_(SPORT) MRW 6/7/2009''// all pix taken at The Eastern Division Final Play-off 2009 - these were taken on Monday 6th July 2009 at The Alexandra Bowling & Social Club in Portsmouth - MRW // ''Tony Cole for Fareham Bowls Club in the Pairs (Eastern One) ''PICTURE: MALCOLM WELLS (092458-1707)
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Alexandra grabbed their moment in the spotlight and defeated Fareham by 12 shots in Portsmouth & District League division one.

As leaders Southsea Waverley rested, Carl Baggott helped inspire Alexandra with a 13-shot win over Tony Cole.

Jonathan Leggett won five of the final six ends and included a count of seven as he turned an eight-shot deficit into a six-shot victory against Charlie Bailey.

Also chipping in was Alan Sprake – with a two-shot win against Martin Dubb.

The only consolation for Fareham, who remain second, was the two points for the 11-shot win by Dorian Bishop against Paul Cummins.

Denmead remain third after a 16-shot win on the Copnor Road green against College Park.

Top scorers for the visitors were the Steve Puttock-skipped rink – with an 18-shot winning margin against Clive Carter.

Glyn Jones beat Dave Smith by eight, while keeping College off the bottom Dave Wildman won by six against Paul Kennington and Steve Fielder won by four against Roland Bloy.

Milton Park had a much-needed change of fortune with a 16-shot win over Waterlooville.

Dennis Knight enjoyed a 14-shot victory over Ron Jackson and Andy McKain was an 11-shot winner against Cyril Hilton.

For Ville, Keith Warren won by seven over Dave Biggs and Joe Slatter won the final three ends to beat Tony Hurst by two.

Rowner are still bottom despite their 11-shot victory against Vospers.

Barry Stafford was their only winner as he had a runaway 18-shot victory against Dave Harding.

Keith Gerrard scored trebles on the final two ends to tie with Peter Sansbury, while Bill Ross lost by five to Martin Wake and Graeme Coles by two to Ray Porter.

Division two leaders Priory had a rest but remained 12 points ahead of closest rivals Eastney, who suffered a 21-shot defeat at Cowplain.

Leading the way for Cowplain was the Peter Parry-skipped rink who had a runaway 22-shot victory against Alex Overy.

Brian Franklin won by nine against Dave Barran and Bob Marsh by two over Chris Chamberlain. The only points for Eastney were for the 12-shot win by Gerry Dobson in his clash with Bob Marsh.

Gosport moved into contention with a 40-shot victory against Bridgemary.

Crofton grabbed a 16-shot win over Gas Social and a tie against Copnor to open up a 26-point lead at the top of division three.

Against the Gas Boys, it was the Ian Knowlton-skipped rink that did the job with a 14-shot win against Terry Hayward.

Garry Colman claimed an eight-shot win over Brian Vickers and Alan Payne a three-shot victory against Barry Tiller.

Gas Social got back to winning ways with a 21-shot victory at Emsworth thanks to Barry Tiller’s win over Alan Lee.

Closest rivals to Crofton are Cosham and they kept up the chase with a four-shot win at Swordsands against Naismith.

There was some high scoring in the clash between Cosham’s Mel Dunbar and Keith Brocks. Both scored a seven but the former ultimately won by eight.

Reid Wilcockson claimed a three-shot win against Kevin Boyd and Geoff Lowe beat Peter Irons by three.

Consolation for Naismith was a 10-shot win by Mike Penny over John Holdaway.

Drayton Park visited Hayling Island and took 14 of the 16 available points with a 12-shot win.

Top contributor for Drayton was the rink skipped by Brian Carrick. They beat Brian Pullan by 10.

Bedhampton still lead division four after a 17-shot win against Co-operative.

Just four points behind them are Pembroke Gardens, who won the seafront battle against Lakeside by eight shots thanks to an 11-shot win by Peter Cole against Scott Compton.