Miscues prove top class

110522-14_MY_snooker'Handicapped pairs finals, Craneswater Club.'James Green.'Pic Mick Young'20/03/11

110522-14_MY_snooker'Handicapped pairs finals, Craneswater Club.'James Green.'Pic Mick Young'20/03/11

Danny Lumsden. Pic Mick Young

Lumsden fires Leigh to the summit of the table

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leigh park Miscues showed their class as they stormed to the top of Portsmouth Summer League division three.

They powered to a 6-3 win over rivals Craneswater R.

It was a big turnaround from last week when the Southsea gang swept in front of Dean Bates’ crew with a maximum.

The men from Havant were unstoppable as they won on their rivals’ patch.

It was somewhat expected in some quarters, based on the squad strength.

Danny Lumsden, Mark Raynor, Richie Burnett and Pete Ferguson are all top-flight class.

They have papered over the cracks of a bad start to clock up 24 points in four games against top opposition.

Jody Gough was also on song to break resistance from Gary More.

Waverley are in contention after an emphatic 6-3 win over North End Bowls.

Pete Garvin, Tony Lee and Tom Wade all chalked up doubles as North End were pushed down to second from bottom.

Mike Dorey and Mark Richmond did well early on for the visitors but two losses in the pairs cost them.

Bottom-of-the-table Leigh Park B celebrated a rare win – 5-4 over Alexandra.

Ian Fleming bagged a match-winning brace after good work from Mark Ricketts, Bill Parsons and Dave Riddell.

Alan Freemantle and Ian Cotton served the visitors well in a ding-dong battle.

Copnor A failed to cash in on Craneswater’s blank week, going down 6-3 to Post Office in division one.

Skipper Scott Compton fought a losing battle against Jamie Farrow’s charges.

An Elliot Wong single and a late doubles success proved the only bright spots in a below-par performance.

Jon Challacombe and James Green both delivered doubles for the Posties, who now have a great chance of the runners-up spot.

Al’s Club got off to a good start against Water Company.

Mark Kingswell, Matt Hannam, Ashley Bendall and Justin Andrews put them 4-2 up.

Kingswell and Hannam won the first after the break to secure a winning five.

However, Greg Harding dug in for a notable double to cut the deficit to 5-4 and give Chris Hardyman’s team a chance of avoiding a quick return to division two.

Craneswater Z should get promotion to the top division after whitewashing Havant.

Ian Carter and Jason Taylor stole the show with breaks of 54 and 38 respectively.

There were also two each for Mark Jones, Aaron Brett, Nigel Ward and young Arthur Newland.

Portchester X poached a 6-3 win at Carlton but find themselves seven adrift. A major success is needed against the leaders next week.

Darren Inch and the eagle-eyed Lee Gaylor were at the top of their game against the Hillsiders who had a lone winner in Gary Marshall.

Copnor F beat the young Cue Stars in division four by a 6-3 margin. The youngsters are a credit to the league and are continually showing they are learning the game.

Seven-year-old Samuel Loxton played in his first frame and only lost on the pink to Dave Ellis.

Bradley Wrench did well with two wins and Callum White played a decent doubles rack.

Ellis went on to win in the pairs as well, alongside Allan Harper.

Cowplain’s good run came to an end at Portsmouth Royals.

Paul Tinsley, Chris Pugh and captain Dave Chivers were all on target for the Broad Oak boys.

Cowplain did well to keep it 3-3 at the interval but all three doubles went to the Royals.

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