Waverley still making a splash

Steve Feilder   Picture: Mick Young

Steve Feilder Picture: Mick Young

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Waverley extended their lead over Alexandra at the Portsmouth & District League division one summit with a home 42-shot all-rinks win over Priory.

Leading the way for Waverley was Mark Griffiths’ rink with a 15-shot defeat of Adrian Snook’s men.

Alexandra kept up the pressure on Waverley by finally recording their first win on Waterlooville’s carpet, beating them by 32 shots.

Both clubs won on two rinks and on three of them there was only one shot in it.

However, Alexandra won the game thanks to Steve Feilder’s rink which beat Peter McWilliam’s men 41-8.

Rowner’s poor run of form continued as they lost at home to Fareham by 10 shots.

Both clubs won on two rinks, so Fareham had, yet again, Mark Hanson’s rink to thank for getting their own back over Rowner, as they won by 13 shots.

It was a bad night for the bottom two clubs as they both lost on the road.

Gosport fell to a 48-shot all-rinks defeat at the hands of Milton Park.

Milton had big wins on the rinks of Gary Snook and Andy Mason.

College Park were beaten by 31 shots at Lee-On-Solent.

The Solent men won on three rinks, led by Pete Gentry’s rink.

However, the win for College’s John Newton rink lifted them above Gosport at the bottom.

But things don’t look good for either club avoiding relegation as they are 25 points behind Lee-On-Solent.

In division two, the top two met at Northern Parade with Vospers gaining the all-important win, by six shots over Cowplain.

With both teams winning on two rinks, Vospers had Pete Sansbury’s rink to thank for the win as they beat Peter Parry’s men by 22 shots.

Leigh Park kept up the pressure on both clubs after their 61-shot all-rinks away win over Cosham Park, the division’s punch-bag team.

Mark Miller’s rink led the way again, winning by 31 shots.

Next week’s game between Leigh Park & Vospers could well be key to who may be getting promoted.

Denmead remain in fourth place despite their nine-shot home defeat at the hands of Star & Crescent.

Star won on two rinks, Denmead on one, with the foutth being tied.

Naismith maintained their good form of last week by beating Purbrook Heath by 15 shots at their Swordsands home.

By also winning on three rinks, Naismith are now 16 points clear of Purbrook and the relegation zone.

Haying Island should be safe from relegation, but their 21-shot home defeat at the hands of Bedhampton means they may be starting to get nervous as they have played one game more than the other two clubs.

Bedhampton won on three rinks, led by Jamie Ward’s rink.

In division three, leaders Portsmouth Water extended their lead with a 13-shot home win over Emsworth.

The Watermen won on three rinks, led by the 11-shot win for Brent Riste’s rink.

Pembroke Gardens took advantage of Phoenix having the night off to move into second place after their 42-shot, all-rinks home win over Forton. The size of Pembroke’s victory was thanks to big wins on the rinks of Dave Brookes and Les Maddock.

Bridgemary moved into the promotion hunt after their 10-shot home win over Gas Social.

Six points now cover the clubs in second, third & fourth places.

Bridgemary won on three rinks, led by Vic Clark’s rink – the defeat left Gas rooted to the bottom of the table.

– DAVE WILDMAN

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