Laxton shines... White lands double

Sam Laxton. Picture: Steve Toms

Sam Laxton. Picture: Steve Toms

Nigel Ward

Double success for rivals who will meet in cup final

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Young Sam Laxton showed his promise on the baize with a superb 31 break for Copnor Cuestars.

This season the talented team of rising stars are taking on experienced cueists off scratch.

They went down to a 6-3 loss to Cowplain B.

But their overall record of four wins in nine matches so far is a great return for their efforts.

Gary Curtis managed to win his frame against Laxton.

Chloe White showed her skills for the Cuestars as she won both her frames.

Pompey Royals surged into a 4-0 lead against Top Spot but then suffered a collapse as the scores were tied at 4-4.

It came down to the final frame and the Royals won it to seal a 5-4 success at Broadoak.

Chris Wainwright and Dave Chivers started well, before the Johnsons struck back.

There was still no joy for Cowplain C as Copnor F cruised to a 7-2 success.

Dave Weldon did his best to stop the rot with his strong display.

However, George Garrett, Dave Ellis, Alan Wakefield and Alan Harper celebrated a happy away day for Copnor F.

Craneswater A thumped Emsworth 9-0 in division one.

Andy Boulton made a 43, adding to doubles from Steve Toms, Pedro Ferguson and Mike Talmondt.

Craneswater Z sent Copnor B packing.

Emma Bonney recorded a 56 as she bagged a double.

Aaron Brett and Nigel Ward also impressed.

Portchester beat Bellair A 5-4 as Jason Tame, Darren O’Hara and Lee Gaylor all impressed.

Paul Skinner was the best home cueist.

Bellair B were thumped 6-3 at Copnor A as deadly duo Scott Compton and Jon Sunderland starred.

Craneswater R climbed back to the top of division two as they beat Leigh Park 8-1.

Dean Bates saved the Workies from a whitewash.

Andy Carter, Chris Davies, Rob Dandy, Andy White and Brian Garside potted freely for Craneswater.

Gary Moore lost to Bates, before firing a 39 break in the pairs.

Alexandra moved away from the foot of the table with an 8-1 win at Carlton.

Matt Sheath, Paul Taylor and Karl Davies gave the bowlers a great start.

Ian Cotton and Alan Freemantle wrapped it up.

Mark Richmond and Mike Dorey landed doubles as North End Bowls beat Copnor D 6-3.

n Top names from the snooker world converge on the Mountbatten Centre tomorrow and Sunday for the World Seniors Championship.

The likes of Steve Davis, Stephen Hendry, Dennis Taylor, Cliff Thorburn, Tony Drago and defending champion Nigel Bond will be in action.

Log on to portsmouth.co.uk for updates from the Mountbatten Centre on both days.

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