Vospers hit the jackpot but then lose to Priory

Terry Smith, right, and Ray Porter
Terry Smith, right, and Ray Porter
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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Vospers had a mixed week in division one of the Portsmouth & District League.

They were on song on Tuesday on their home green to record a 16-shot win against Fareham.

Terry Smith led the way for the victors, beating Dorian Bishop 30-11.

Tony Cole got Fareham’s points as he proved too tough for Ray Porter, winning 22-16.

But it was not so good for Vospers on Friday.

They were defeated 76-69 by Priory at Milton Park.

Pete Sansbury was Vospers’ only winning skip.

Tony Knellor took the honours for Priory, defeating Tuesday’s star Smith 29-19.

Fareham’s week got worse as they were trounced by 52 shots at Denmead.

The closest battle came as Paul Kennington’s rink dropped 12 shots in the final six ends.

It meant Fareham rink skipper Cole restricted the margin to just two shots.

Bishop dropped 11 shots in two ends as he lost 30-16 to Glyn Jones.

College Park got on the winning track by defeating last week’s leaders Alex 91-71 on their home green, winning three rinks.

John Leggett’s 15-shot win over Dave Smith for Alex was cancelled out by Adrian Snook’s 15-shot victory over Alan Sprake.

Steve Feilder beat Barry Harmer by 14 shots.

Another resounding win for Southsea Waverley put them back to the top of the pile, by shot difference over Vospers.

The leaders racked up a 47-shot success over Rowner.

Again, it was the rinks of John Biggs and Paul Cooke who led the way for Waverley.

In division two, Waterlooville maintained their 100-per-cent record.

They recorded a double home success, seeing off Leigh Park and Lee-on-the-Solent.

They now lead the way from Lee-on-the-Solent, who defeated Star at their new home venue at Waverley.

Star are still looking for their first win of the season.

Gosport played twice at home –thrashing Eastney by 67 shots, and then losing to Cowplain.

Eastney recovered from the debacle at Gosport to beat Leigh Park at Milton Park by 21 shots.

And Crofton had a mixed week, defeating Cowplain, but then losing to Milton Park.

Milton’s victory came thanks to some magic from Dave Biggs, who had a 41-9 win over Mike Whitefoot.

Water Company keep on winning in division three.

They powered to a 49-shot victory against Hayling Island at their Brockhampton Road green.

They are now well clear of Naismith who recorded an 86-75 victory over Cosham.

Bridgemary have slipped behind after losing 85-57 at Pembroke.

In division four, Phoenix are still looking for their first win, going down 58-95 at Post Office.

Emsworth defeated Purbrook by three shots, while Bedhampton travelled to Forton and came away with a 20-shot victory.

It’s not all gloom at the Phoenix club, though, as their B team saw off Bridgemary in combination division four.