Hotson, Suthers and Golding fire Vospers

112747-306_BOWLS_SEMIS_SR_5/8/11'Tom Suthers from Aleandra BSC in action at the semi-finals of the Porthsmouth and Southsea Open Bowls singles competition at Alaxandra bowls and Social Club. ''Picture:Steve Reid 112747-306
112747-306_BOWLS_SEMIS_SR_5/8/11'Tom Suthers from Aleandra BSC in action at the semi-finals of the Porthsmouth and Southsea Open Bowls singles competition at Alaxandra bowls and Social Club. ''Picture:Steve Reid 112747-306
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Vospers increased their lead in the Afternoon Triples League red division to 25 points with a nine-shot victory at Alexandra Park against City Red.

Leading the way for Vospers was the trio of Geoff Hotson, Tom Suthers and Don Golding, who won by 10 shots against Dave Nancarron.

They were aided by Terry Smith’s eight-shot victory over Frank Dollimore.

There was a little bit of joy for City as Ted Tumber won by nine against Ted Brown.

Closest rivals Star & Crescent had a rest but Milton Park kept up the chase with a two-shot win against neighbours Eastney – thanks to a nine-shot win by Tony Hurst against John Johnson.

Cosham A had a 22-shot win against Pembroke Gardens.

In the blue division, it is again Vospers who are setting the pace.

They now have a 16-point lead over Gas Social after a 26-shot beating of City Blue.

Dave Harding had a 16-shot win over Ernie Sturgess, while Ray Porter won by six against Paul Weston and Tony Berridge made it a full house with a four-shot win against Les Haynes.

Gas Social lost a bit of ground as they lost by three shots to College Park.

For Gas, Les Wilson won by six against Ken Castle and Terry Hayward scored 12 shots in the final five ends to beat Hugh Upward by one.

But Ray Markwell had the last laugh as he won by 10 against Brice Vickers.

Alexandra Blue suffered a heavy defeat on their own green against Naismith.

Les Watts won by an impressive 21-shot margin and Mick Shepherd by 10.

It is very close in the district east division with Cowplain leading by one point after giving previous leaders Waterlooville a 36-shot hiding.

Syd Ralph, who has had some sizeable wins recently, was given a 24-shot beating by Brian Franklin.

Also winning for Cowplain was Ted Howard. He had a 10-shot win against Peter McWilliam.

Leigh Park are just seven points off the lead in fourth place after a 25-shot win against Drayton Park in which Ian McDonald enjoyed a 19-shot win over Roland Lane.

Forton are in the top spot in the western division after a 10-shot victory against Bridgemary.