Owls return to perch at top

Stella Parish's Fillies moved up to third in the table with a seven-shot win against Geordies
Stella Parish's Fillies moved up to third in the table with a seven-shot win against Geordies
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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JEMIMA Meaden’s Owls have flown back to the top of the ladies’ Victory Triples League thanks to their 11-shot win against Robins (Olwyn Brewster).

Their cause was also boosted by Magpies (Liz Compton) winning by eight against previous-leaders Smiles (Joan Wilson).

Fillies (Stella Parish) moved up a place as they enjoyed a seven-shot victory against Geordies (Kath Patrick) – as did Hustlers (Margaret Moffatt) who were 10-shot winners against Blues (Marianne Wilcockson).

None of the top teams played in division one so there was no change at the summit.

The only game played was between Allsorts (Ray Markwell) and Split Ends (Russell Gadd) and it was Allsorts who took the points thanks to a five-shot victory.

Layabouts, who were resting, remain at the top of division two.

Yankers (Alan Sprake) move up to third after beating Royals (Dorian Bishop) by two shots.

Next (Iain Mackenzie) kept their unbeaten record and remain in the top spot in the Tuesday league after a 15-shot victory against Citizens (George Matthews).

Closest-rivals Titans (Martin Finnigan) rescued a point when they scored a single on the final end to tie against Captain’s Lot (Paul Robson).

There was no joy for Strollers (Roger Shergold), who remain in bottom spot after losing by seven shots to Fiesta (Gerry Dobson).

Claret ‘n’ Blues (Roland Bloy) enjoyed a seven-shot win against Odd Bowls (Dave Powe).

Gravediggers (Brian Le Marquer) got back to winning ways and are two points in the lead in the Wednesday league after an 18-shot win against Combine (Len Chubb).

Their closest rivals are Poachers (Mick Wright) who had to struggle to win by three shots against Trevor’s Pals (Roy White).

Newcomers (Harry Blackman) made it two wins in a row after breaking the ice with a nine-shot win against Tangiers (Ernie Stow) last week.

This week they had a five-shot success against The Royals (Les Wilkinson).

Assassins (Steve Harper) are now in the bottom two after conceding six shots in the final three ends to lose by three to Alex (Norman Scutt).

Four of the top five teams in the Friday league were resting – the fifth, Standons (Trevor Moore), suffered a three-shot defeat against Fareways (Steve Reilly) so there is no change at the top.

Jays (Ron Adams) moved away from the bottom with a six-shot victory against Metros (Ken Morgan), as did Spanners (Steve Tiller) who also improved their shot difference with a 21-shot victory against Wickers (Les Oughton).

The Pirates, who were resting, still lead the Tuesday day league by three shots after close-rivals A Yard Short (Mike Perry) won by 14 shots against Old Bill (Ernie Stow).

Eiders (Ted Coward) remain at the top of the red tree – but only just – after Cockatoos (Peter McWilliam) squared the score in scoring nine shots in the final three ends.

Their nearest rivals are Eagles (John Vinten) who finished by winning the final five ends and turning an 11-shot deficit into a six-shot victory against Bluebirds (Laurie Scott).

Thrushes (John Holdaway) scored a single on the final end to win by one shot against Herons (Ron Langford).

Seagulls (Arthur Newland) held on to the top spot in the blue division as they scored on the final end to win by one against closest rivals Kestrels (Paul Ellis).

In the basement battle, it was Pheasants (Ken Morgan) who trailed in 15 shots behind the triumphant Larks (Colin Walker).

Meanwhile, the Falcons (Dale Evers) kept in touch with the top with an 11-shot win against Condors (Steve Smith).

Penguins (Dave Kingswell) still lead the green division despite a one-shot defeat by Pullets (Trevor Smith).