Teenage star can hit the big time

Adam Bobat has a big future in the game

Adam Bobat has a big future in the game

Nigel Ward

Double success for rivals who will meet in cup final

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rising-star Adam Bobat put in another star performance in the Portsmouth League.

The 14-year-old cleared the table with a massive break of 133 to underline his potential.

The league celebrates its centenary this year and is still looking for a star player to hit the big time.

Brian Watson, Dave Burgess and Jason Weston have all gone only so far at the top level over the past 30 years and people are asking: is Bobat the one to go all the way?

He has already represented England at junior level and is a real prospect.

Fareham, with Bobat’s help, swamped Copnor A 11-1 at Broadcut.

Mike Finn rolled in a 52 and Paul Foster a 46 as the city side were crushed.

Scott Compton prevented a whitewash as Colin Norton and Scott Stoneage enjoyed themselves with doubles.

Copnor B stayed in pole position thanks to an easy 10-2 haul at Craneswater C.

Pedro Ferguson was the only home cueist providing resistance.

Post Office picked up a 9-3 win at Bellair but are falling further off the pace. Jim Farrow, Jon Challacombe, Matt Paffett and John Sproates all enjoyed their trip to Havant.

A Steve Lawrence double failed to save Copnor C from defeat against Craneswater A. Mike Talmondt and Tony Hansford decided it.

Al’s Club are also in trouble in the lower reaches. Waterlooville beat them 7-5 despite some decent play by Matt Hannam and Matt James.

The familiar trio of Mick Mo, Fred Jeffery and Steve Cole did the damage.

Portchester X didn’t miss skipper Jason Tame as they enjoyed a 9-3 triumph at Copnor D.

Andy Macey, Darren Inch and Andy White were all on target for the division two leaders.

Waterlooville B pushed Leigh Park down to the basement with an 8-4 victory.

Mark Rayner scored for the Workies but Steve Hughes, Dave Parsons and Lee Cunningham quickly rubbed his double out.

Craneswater captain Ian Carter compiled a 42 break to no avail as Emsworth A pipped them 7-5 through Shaun Picton, Tony May and Jim Baldwin.

Cowplain look set for division three glory after another great display at Copnor E.

John Shervell tried to stop their gallop but failed to prevent a 9-3 scoreline.

Jason Malcolm, Neil Stewart, Paul Sweatman and Russ Linkhorn formed a winning quartet.

Mike Dorey and Ade Pledge were the usual suspects as Waterlooville entertained Co-op.

However, the Divimen responded with two each from Dave Riddell and Bill Parsons for a draw.

Alexandra Bowls sunk Craneswater 8-4.

Jack Frost did well for the visitors before Paul Taylor, Matt Sheath and skip Dave Harfield made it safe.

The top-of-the-table clash in division four went to the wire, as Tony Lee gave the Southsea Waverley a 7-5 verdict against the Mavericks.

Leigh Park have got back into the winning habit. Richie Burnett (30 break) and Rod Bradbury kept them in front for an 8-4 win over Waterlooville E.

Steve Wilson was the pick of the losing team with a silky break of 38.

Cowplain chalked up their second win to move nearer safety. Josh Curtis, Davy Powell and Will Garrett were all on song in an 8-4 success over Craneswater.

In division five, top-dogs Craneswater Q crushed Waterlooville P.

Portsmouth Royals won 9-3 at Waterlooville F as Paul Chivers, Chris Pugh, Paul Tingley and Pete Ward bagged a brace apiece.

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