Moran takes singles crown

122721-12_MY_Milton_Bowls'Portsmouth Bowls Tournament, Milton Park, mens pairs.'Terry Gormley (Fareham).'Pic Mick Young'01/09/12
122721-12_MY_Milton_Bowls'Portsmouth Bowls Tournament, Milton Park, mens pairs.'Terry Gormley (Fareham).'Pic Mick Young'01/09/12
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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Rob Moran was crowned Portsmouth & District men’s champion on Sunday.

The Southsea Waverley star defeated Martin Eggleton 21-16 in the final at Bridgemary.

Priory’s Eggleton had led by five shots at one stage but Moran hit back to win on the 24th end.

Moran beat previous champion Jamie Cooke in the last four, while Phil Sanders was the other losing semi-finalist.

Terry Gormley and Michael Coleman took the pairs’ title with a two-shot victory over Priory new boys Jerry Hardy and Peter Alcock.

The Priory pair had earlier shocked Fareham’s big guns Tony Cole and Tom Pullin 24-10 in the last four.

Russell Durham and Simon Filippi, from Star & Crescent, were the other losing semi-finalists. The triples’ title went to Roy Toovey, Geoff Anderson and Bob Floyd.

The Alexandra trio beat Bob Chadwick’s Vospers threesome in the semi-final before seeing off Dave Watts, Alex Marchant and John Biggs in the final by 12 shots.

The runners-up had beaten Priory’s Hardy, Alcock and Arthur Newland in the final four.

Biggs, with his team of Watts, Alex Marchant and Matthew Marchant, reached the final of the fours, too.

But once again Biggs & Co had to settle for second spot as they were overwhelmed by Barry Starks, Bill McGubbin, Iain Mackenzie and Graham Guy.

The over 60s singles went to Rowner’s Bill Ross, who beat Cowplain’s David Plowright 21-14.

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