Chapman leads the way as Legends close in on title

Gosport's Simon Chapman. Picture: Paul Jacobs (123835-6)
Gosport's Simon Chapman. Picture: Paul Jacobs (123835-6)
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There are still nine games of the season to go – but 147 Legends look odds-on to defend their title.

A thumping 10-2 win over top side Carry on Mayfair saw them go 13 points clear.

The Legends’ Simon Chapman led the way with a 60 break, while Pascal Richard (32, 47), Colin Norton (34, 46) and Dave Hume (33) notched high-scoring runs.

Steve Davis was the only one to perform for the Mayfair side, making two breaks of 33 in his 1-1 draw.

Stubbington Hawks lost even more ground as they fought out a disappointing 6-6 draw away to 147 D. Jordan Winbourne powered in a 56, 50 and 30, while Hawks’ teammate Steve Street made a 31.

Mayfair Masters and Stoke 155 also played out a draw.

James Budd (Stoke 155) hit a 30, while Chris Robinson (Mayfair Masters) responded with a 31.

HMS Collingwood are becoming the division one whipping boys after once again suffering a double-digit loss.

This time they went down 10-2 at Stubbington C. The only positive for the Fareham naval base side was Stu McCrorie’s 33 break – but it wasn’t enough for him to win a frame.

Hill Park C are rooted to the foot of the table after losing 9-3 to club rivals Hill Park B. Richard Elliot notched a 39 in his 2-0 victory.

In division two, Tim Barnes (32, 33) and Eddie Cherry (37) were on fine form for 147 Debut who recorded an 8-4 away win over Mayfair Mixups.

They remain in second place behind LWMC Nomads, who slipped to a surprise 8-4 defeat against Mayfair Wonders.

147 Select occupy the third and final promotion spot.