Crawley weighs in with tons to top chart

Bob Crawley
Bob Crawley
From left: Pairs winners Lee Smith and Les Rance, with runners-up Darren Barnes and Darrell Manchip

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Phoenix Lounge A proved a class apart in winning division A of the Portsmouth Men’s Summer League.

The table-toppers fired in an impressive 408 ton-pluses, with 28 180s, while nearest rivals Admiral Drake B totalled 377 three-figure scores and 19 maximums.

Phoenix’s Bob Crawley led the way individually with 63 tons and four maximums, pipping Dean Jones, of Newcome Arms A, who fired in 62 tons with two 180s.

Admiral Drake B duo Steve Musson and Jon Bramble, and Dave Paul, of Phoenix Lounge B, shared third place with 54 ton-pluses each.

Musson narrowly edged his rivals, though, firing three 180s to their two apiece.

Ricky Williams, of Phoenix Lounge A, had the most maximums of anyone with seven.

Phoenix Public Bar B earned the the division B title but it was third-placed Jolly Taxpayer B who were the most prolific scorers, with 179 ton-pluses and one 180.

Andy Newcombe was their most consistent scorer with 37, the best in the division.

Phoenix Public Bar B came second with 176, while Newcombe’s nearest rival was Keith Mayne, of relegated Mother Shipton, who had 33 three-figure scores to his name.

Division C champions Electric Arms registered 146 tons and a maximum, while second-placed Pelham Arms A were just behind with 140.

Froddington Arms A’s Andy Lipscombe hit more big scores than any other player in the tier with 29 ton-pluses and a 180 – four clear of his nearest rival, Pelham’s Graham Kemp.

Devonshire Arms and Old Canal C may have finished level on points at the top of division D but Devonshire were the clear winners in the scoring stakes.

Canal registered 120 three-figure scores, while Devonshire had 130 with both sides hitting one maximum.

Devonshire’s Terry Raggett led the way with 29 with Lee Simmons, of Raven B, coming second on 25.