Kackanders knocking on door of early pacesetters

Wally Hicks' Albatross lost to Eiders in the Birds Leagues
Wally Hicks' Albatross lost to Eiders in the Birds Leagues
Gosport Forton Bowling CLub team members, back row, left to right:  Eric Meighan, Byron Lewis, Mick Lush,
Graham Sampson and Rob Williams
. Front Row, left to right: Steve Anderson, Brian Croucher (team captain
holding cup) and Malcolm Stimpson.

Another one for the trophy cabinet

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THERE IS no change at the top of the Victory Triples’ division one – despite Kackanders pilling pressure on joint-leaders D.Dennis and Allsorts.

While the early pacesetters rested, Graham Guy’s troops closed the gap at the top and moved up to third with a five-shot victory against Long Jacks (Dave Meyer).

Gamblers (Barry Starks) got off the mark with a three-shot victory against Moneyfields (Ted Coward) – as did Ice Creams (Mike Goldring) who were six-shot winners over Split Ends (Brian Le Marquer).

Crescent (Adrian Snook) lead division two after a 12-shot victory against Layabouts (John Biggs).

On their tail are Jack High (Alex Marchant), who enjoyed a comfortable nine-shot win against Copouts (Roland Bloy).

New team Wintergreen (Adrian Ash) conceded singles on the final three ends in their first game to lose by three against Royals (Tom Pullin).

Odd Bowls (Dave Powe) made it four wins from four games as they scored four shots from the final three ends to beat Stripey’s Mob (Mike Goldring) by three.

They are now two-point leaders in the Tuesday league.

Closest-rivals Claret’n’Blue (Roland Bloy) enjoyed a runaway 16-shot win against Titans (John Knowles), and Captain’s Lot (Dave Deacon) moved into third after scoring 14 shots in the final seven ends to beat Cardsharps (Terry Crawford) by 11.

Fiesta (Gerry Dobson) scored a single on the final end to tie with Next (Iain Mackenzie), and Leeways (Roy Lowless) got off the mark with an 11-shot victory against Strollers (Roger Shergold).

Gravediggers (Brian Le Marque) hold top spot in the Wednesday league as they made it four wins from four games when they scored eight shots in the final three ends to beat The Royals (Brian Hunter) by five.

Gilberts (Terry Smith) moved up to third with a 10-shot victory against Poachers (Bob Newell).

Hawkers (Mark Woolvin) were five-shot winners against Trevors Pals (Tony Ayling).

Alex (John Rawlings) won the final four ends to turn a six-shot deficit into a one-shot victory against Griffs (Fred Hammall).

Standons and Toromos both rested but remain joint leaders in the Friday league.

Flotsam (Kath Patrick) moved up to third after a 10-shot victory against Waverley (Dave Wildman).

Postie Pats (Paul Ellis) have a one-point lead in the Tuesday afternoon league as they could only tie with A Yard Short (Mike Perry).

They conceded five shots in the final two ends.

College Park (Rob Philbrick) are up and running as they recorded a runaway 25-shot victory against Old Bill (Bob Burn).

n In the Birds Leagues, Eiders (Ted Coward) made it four wins from four as they won the final two ends to beat Albatross (Wally Hicks) by two shots.

They lead the red division by two points from Eagles (Terry Smith), who were 23-shot winners against Cuckoos (Roy Pridham).

Hawks (Gordon Spencer) dropped back to third after conceding six shots on the penultimate end to lose by two to Herons (Ken Bleach).

Seagulls (Arthur Newland) included a one-end count of seven as they made it four wins on the trot with a 17-shot victory against Eagles (Terry Crawford).

They are setting the pace in the blue division, in pursuit of the title.

Second-placed Blackbirds (Richard Harris) won by 13 against Pheasants (Ken Morgan).

To the top of the green division go Chuffs (Mick Gonnella), who won by 19 shots against Toucans (Nigel Proudfoot). Penguins (Dave Powe) are in second place after a 12-shot win against Blue Tits (Ted Winning).