Fareham keep the pressure on in battle for league prize

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Fareham gained another point on rivals Waverley in the battle to win the Portsmouth & District League division one title.

Cyril Friend and Charlie Bailey led the leaders to a 21-shot home win against Priory.

Meanwhile, Waverley beat Lee-on-the-Solent by four shots, with the win gained over the last three ends, as they picked up nine shots across the four rinks.

Waverley won on the rinks of Paul Cooke and Matt Marchant, with Eric Brierley and Dave Heather replying for Lee.

Third-placed College Park beat Gosport by three shots on home turf, thanks to the rink wins of Steve Feilder and Clive Carter, with Ken Stanbury replying for Gosport.

Alexandra moved into fourth spot with a nervy two-shot win over Rowner, thanks to the five picked up on the last end by Barry Harmer’s rink.

Alex also won on the rinks of Alan Sprake and Carl Baggot.

Joe Slatter and Cyril Hilton led Waterlooville to a three-shot win against Vospers.

Denmead stepped up their push for division two glory as they beat Star & Crescent by 39 shots.

Tony Sewell, Mick Wright and Roly Bloy all secured wins.

Copnor and Star both had busy weeks, with Copnor edging to a one-shot win in their rearranged battle on Monday.

Pete Moody and Terry Budd got the job done for Copnor but they then lost at home to Portsmouth Water by 10 shots on Friday.

Mick Edney and Keith Wright were in the groove for the Watermen.

Division three leaders Bedhampton beat Emsworth by 17 shots at their Bidbury Mead home.

Big wins on the rinks of Ken Wills and Mike Case did the job.

Terry Brewer and Alan Lee picked up the win points for Emsworth.

Cosham and Naismith met in a match rearranged from the start of the season.

It was Naismith who left Cosham Park with the win, by 21 shots.

This was down to big wins for the rinks of Mick Penny and Mick Chandler.

Cosham won on the rinks of Mel Dunbar and John Holdaway.

On Friday, Naismith carried on the good work with a 37-shot away win at Gas Social, thanks to big wins for the rinks of Mick Chandler and Mike Shepherd, backed up by the win for Mick Penny.

Purbrook managed a four-shot, home win over Pembroke Gardens, thanks to the rinks of Tony Wall and Gary Farmer.