Big break for Talmondt as he lifts Craneswater
MIKE TALMONDT wasted little time to register a massive break in the second week of the Portsmouth & District Winter League season.
Talmondt rattled up a 98 break as three time champions Craneswater A burst the Waterlooville bubble with a 9-3 success at Aston Road.
Pedro Ferguson also made a 64 to draw with Steve Wilson, then Andy Boulton sank a 52 for a win after Steve Cole had opened the scoring.
Copnor A are still top after an 8-4 win against Craneswater Z.
Two late doubles by Scott Compton and Jon Sunderland decided it.
Lee Eden ran in a 49 to draw with Simon Petrie.
Greg Jones was a big hitter in Bellair’s 8-4 against promoted Copnor E.
Phil Skinner and Steve Whitney were also on song after an early home double from Trevor Sanders.
Heath Smith and Andy Hall set Cowplain Z up for a 7-5 victory at Leigh Park to the dismay of Richie Burnett who was on target for the Workies.
Emsworth two straight wins as this time Copnor D suffered an 8-4 reverse.
Chris Hardyman led by example and was supported by Nick Fegan.
Gavin Mengham needed a 40 break to stop home skipper Dave Glover.
Karl Fuggle ran in his best league break of 70 to help Cowplain Z beat Craneswater Q 8-4.
Nick Kirby was not far behind with a 65 adding to scores by Gary Kirby and Keith Jones.
Stuart Calver saved the city side from a heavier defeat, winning the last two racks.
Bellair B are alongside Gas after seeing off Portchester X 9-3 at Havant.
The trio of Tony May, Brad Baldwin and Paul Jagger controlled proceedings with a brace apiece.
Craneswater R drew with Xcels as Andy Carter and Martyn Power counterd scores from Tony Horten and Wayne Laxton.
Broadoak and Pompey Royals produced a similar end with Gerry Wheeler, Graham Shervell, Paul Chivers and Jon Challacombe enjoying events.
Ade Pledge and Derek Sandy helped North End Bowls win 8-4.
Waterlooville C top the third division after a handy 8-4 win over their B team.
Gary Wilton and captain Rob Derry got the vital doubles.
Craneswater Dandy are close behind after nicking a 7-5 against Cuestars with Brian Elsegood making the difference.
Duncan Cambell and Keith Neil did well for Ville D but Craneswater Newbies still opened chalked up an good opener with Dan Compton (31), Alan Sargeant and Charlie Gardener all getting wins.
Dean Bates and Dave Riddell hauled Leigh Park B over the line with a 7-5 win at Carlton.
Roger Reynolds bagged two for the beaten side.