Hume runs into form with impressive breaks

Dave Hume
Dave Hume
Lee Eden helped Copnor A secure a 7-7 victory against Bellair in the Portsmouth & District League top flight

Copnor on a high with win over Bellair

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Dave Hume turned on the style for Copnor B in the Portsmouth Winter League.

He rattled in a 70 break against Al’s Club A and followed it with a splendid 85 to thwart top dogs Gosport 147.

Steve Baldwin also won both in the 7-5 win at Portchester in their first match.

The trip to Gosport then ended 6-6 as Scott Stoneage kept it level with a run of 53.

Craneswater A are still slugging it out in second and their recent form has been outstanding.

Portchester X were their victims this time.

Mike Talmondt, Dave Lawrence and skipper Tony Hansford produced a comfortable 9-3 score.

Copnor A chalked up a similar 9-3 win at the expense of Al’s Club A.

Matt Hannam managed to keep the score down after early doubles from Scott Compton, Steve Morgan, Ant Lacey and Kevin Harding.

Matthew Paffett registered a 71 break for Post Office but they went down 9-3 at home to Cowplain Z.

Heath Smith, Mick Mo and Rob Furby enjoyed the trip down the A3.

In division two, Leigh Park A moved up to joint second with a 9-3 win at Cowplain A.

The in-form Danny Lumsden, Peter Ferguson and Dusty Tingley were on target with doubles.

Waverley got the better of Cowplain Gas 7-5 at Craneswater.

Paul Lees got two for the visitors before Stuart Calver and Dave Egan edged the ex-bowlers 7-5.

Tony May and Paul Merrett were on song for Havant Club 1888 but Bob Baldacchino and skip Dave Glover made sure Copnor D returned home with a 6-6 draw.

Division three leaders Craneswater Z found things easy with a 10-2 win at Leigh Park B.

That was despite the efforts of Bill Parsons who hit a 39.

Nigel Ward, Arthur Newland, Aaron Brett, with a 45, and Mark Jones were all impressive.

Roger Mo notched a 36 and Gary Marshall a 34 as Carlton sent North End packing.

Ade Pledge and Mike Dorey retailliated before Derek Dean and Mel Davis made it 8-4 to the Hillsiders.

Stacey Wearn and Paul Harvey are the junior members for Copnor E and they combined to edge out Alexandra 7-5 after an early scare by Paul Taylor.

Broadoak were happy after they grabbed a 7-5 success over Craneswater R.

Claire Branscombe and Simon Fleming won it following an early 2-0 lead by Andy Carter.

It was not good news for Copnor Cuestars as they were narrowly pipped 7-5 by Copnor F in the derby clash.

Bradley Wrench opened the scoring for the Cuestars but George Garrett and Rob Derry had the final say.

The Xcels were not too clever in a 6-6 draw at Cowplain B.

Barry Figgins, serial winner Dave Gowing and Kevin Figgins struck for the visitors.

Gary Curtis notched a 42 in reply, while Richard Williams and captain Doug Powell were also on the mark.

Keith Neil has Castle Heating in fine shape as they beat Topspot 8-4.

Dave Charlesworth, Dave George, Peter Robb and Neil all missed little.

Ben Hounsome and Steve Wilson replied for the Havant side who were without Terry Hickley.