Convincing success for Craneswater Z in Rook race

Nigel Ward
Nigel Ward
Mark Lloyd. Picture: Tim Dunkley

Lloyd pockets maiden 147

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Craneswater Z are looking good at the top of the Peter Rook competition after an emphatic 10-2 win over their Q team club-mates.

The quartet of Nigel Ward, Aaron Brett, Mark Turner and Mark Jones all played well, with the latter getting the better of Tony Lee despite his 42 break.

Phil Andrews was on target for second-placed Emsworth but Craneswater A nicked a 7-5 verdict.

Normal service was resumed with Mike Talmondt knocking in a 60, adding to a double from Rob Kirby.

Leigh Park are back up to second after beating Copner A by the odd frame.

Bill Parsons and Dusty Tingley were on target to rub out Scott Compton’s effort.

Cowplain Z crushed Al’s Club 10-2.

Heath Smith, Steve Hughes, Trevor Powell and skipper Dave Parsons were all on song for the Cowplain with early doubles.

Trev Sanders and Matt Hannam kept the score down.

Jamie Wilson gave Copnor D captain Dave Glover a rare defeat with a handy 41.

Steve Wilson also scored for Cowplain A but Bob Baldacchino and Tim Coombes hit back.

Bellair B and Craneswater R share the top spot in division two.

The Havant side crushed Broadoak 10-2 thanks to Paul Jagger and Louis May.

Craneswater squeezed a 7-5 win out of North End Bowls.

The match was decided on the black in the final frame.

Liam Melia registered the only double of the game.

Paul Taylor put Alexandra ahead but Cowplain won 8-4 with doubles from Terry Fuggle, Terry Lees and Neil Kirby.

Phil Skinner won two racks as Bellair A nicked a 7-5 win at Portchester X.

Leigh Park B climbed to the division three summit by beating Pompey Royals 9-3 at Hilsea.

Richard Burnett. Rich Pack, Colin Ricketts and Dean Bates were all on target.

Favourites Copnor Cuestars have two matches in hand after yet another bye.

Craneswater Dandy dug in for a 6-6 at Cowplain B as Ian Moon erased a home double by Gary Curtis.

Gary Green and Gary Wilton did well for Copnor F before experienced duo Ted Dowse and Kelvin Connor hit back to save Cowplain C.

– GRAHAM SIMPER