Good news just keeps on coming for Biggs

Mike Elliott has Gamblers riding high

Mike Elliott has Gamblers riding high

Portsmouth Victory won the EIBA national men's over-60 fours title in Nottingham. From left: Colin Thresher, Barry Starks, Charlie Bailey, Dave Watts, pictured with EIBA president Mike Andrew

Starks leads Victory to national title

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It IS good times for Layabouts (John Biggs) after they toasted a double success in the Victory Triples League.

First, in a catch-up game against Copouts (Dave Powe), they enjoyed a runaway 22-shot victory.

Then, in their second scheduled game, they included two counts of six to beat The Exocets (Gerry Dobson) by 12 shots.

The good news kept coming as close rivals Crescent (Adrian Snook) could only tie with Copouts (Roland Bloy).

Royals (Graham Moore) kept the battle alive as they won the final five ends to turn a three-shot deficit into a six-shot victory against Naismith (Mark Woolven).

Defending champions D.Dennis (Trevor Bailey) crept out of the bottom two with a 10-shot victory against The Blues (Alan Sprake).

Gamblers (Mike Elliott) shot to the top of division two thanks to two successes against Long Jacks (Dave Meyer).

Portchester Vets (Sean O’Mara) beat previous leaders Kackanders (Paul Cooke) by 14 shots.

Jack High (Brian Chapple) look certain to finish in the bottom two after they fell to a nine-shot defeat against The Mixers (Robin Philbrick).

It was a second impressive result in as many outings for The Mixers, who were last week skipped to victory by Marco D’Apice in their 15-shot success over Split Ends.

Aray (Ken Turvey) are still looking for their first victory after losing by eight shots against Moneyfield (Trevor Moore).

There was a tough battle between the Russell Gadd-skipped Split Ends and Allsorts (Ray Markwell), and it was a single on the final end that gave Markwell a reason to smile with a one-shot success.

Four teams are still in contention for the Tuesday League Trophy.

Cardsharps (Mike Jinman) hit the top with an 11-shot victory against Next (Rob Moran).

Second-placed Post Office (John Vinter) had their hopes severely dented after they lost by 14 shots to Odd Bowls (Terry Whiting).

Em‘N’Ems (John Leggett) edged a little closer with an 11-shot victory against Claret‘N’Blue (John Hurst).

Captains Lot (Peter Cole) also had their challenge halted as despite scoring a five on the penultimate end they lost by three shots to bottom-side Leeways (Brian Jones).

It was a good night for the teams at the bottom as Strollers (Roger Shergold) enjoyed a 12-shot success against Titans (Ron Flint) and Fiesta (Gerry Dobson) won by three against College Park (Clive Carter).

Wednesday leaders Griffs (Ray Porter) extended their lead to three points as they enjoyed a 12-shot victory against Trevors Pals (Brian Needham).

Closest-rivals Gravediggers (Brian LeMarquer) lost by eight shots to the Alan Greenhouse-skipped Park Lane.

Poachers (Bob Newell) remain in the hunt after they whacked the Newcomers (John Pettitt) by 10 shots.

At the other end of the table, Tangiers (Ernie Stow) lost by 16 shots to Gilberts (Trevor Smith) and seem certain to claim the wooden spoon.

Three teams are still in contention for the Friday league.

New Team (Jim O’Donnell) have gone four points clear after a six-shot victory against Biggles (Mick Gonnella).

Second-placed Wickers (Bob Ross) kept their challenge alive with a 10-shot victory against Waverley (Steve Caine). The other team in the hunt, Toromos, were resting.

At the lower end, there was no joy for Fairways (Steve Reilly).

They conceded 18 shots in the first eight ends before they worried the scorer as they lost by 21 to Argyles (Terry Barton).

Black Top Boys (Bob Floyd) made certain of the Tuesday Day League Trophy after they retained their superb unbeaten records and beat A Yard Short (Bob Burn) by six shots.

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