Copnor A in pole position

Mick Hall. Picture: Paul Jacobs (123835-5)

Mick Hall. Picture: Paul Jacobs (123835-5)

Nigel Ward

Double success for rivals who will meet in cup final

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Copnor A top the division one chart after a second Peter Rook Cup win.

They defeated Craneswater A 8-4 on home turf.

Andy Boulton hit a 58 break but had to settle for a draw with Jon Sunderland.

Captain Scott Compton and the unsung Mick Hall both gave a good account of themselves.

Emsworth and Leigh Park have also recorded a second win with Hugh Pollard, Greg Harding and Shaun Toms on target in an 8-4 win over Craneswater Z.

Gavin Mengham ran in a 41 in a draw with Simon Petrie.

The Workies beat new boys Cowplain A 9-3.

The Plain seldom get beaten at home but Pete Ferguson, Danny Lumsden, Richie Burnett and a not-so Dusty Tingley put them to the sword, despite Colin Skeggs early double.

Al’s Club beat Craneswater Q 7-5 as Matt James registered a 40 break.

Cowplain Z and Copnor D head division two after both squeezed 7-5 wins on the road – against Gas and Bellair A respectively.

Bellair have only won seven frames so far but gave Copnor a scare.

Lee Harding and Danny Feltham bagged a double, before Tony Bushnell, Andy Hall and Tony Simmons saw the Copnor side over the line.

Portchester X and Craneswater R finished all square.

Copnor Xcels and Bellair B produced an exciting game. Tony Horten scored again for Dave Gowing’s side but Tony May and Richard Pitman had the final say in a 7-5 success.

Post Office hammered Copnor E 10-2 to take control in the third tier.

Ray Beavan, Graham Wallser, Andy McWiggan and Richie Smart sealed an 8-0 success.

Alexandra are also on eight points after a 7-5 win over Broadoak.

The visitors took control early on with Matt Power, Kelvin Davies and Matt Sheath potting well.

Rich Jones and Tony Allen set North End Bowls on the road to an 8-4 win over Cuestars A.

Leigh Park B shared the points with Carlton as Alan Munday saved the Hillsiders’ bacon.

Rio Smith and Chloe White were on form as Cuestars B whitewashed Copnor C in division four to go top.

Cowplain B pocketed a narrow 7-5 success over Copnor F.

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