Boulton gets job ton for Craneswater

Andy Boulton
Andy Boulton
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Andy Boulton hit a magnificent 114 break to help Craneswater A to victory against Cowplain Gas in division one of the Portsmouth & District League.

Steve Hughes had to give Boulton a 30-point start and was then left in his seat.

It was a faultless display from the Craneswater ace as he turned on the style.

Tony Hansford and Steve Cole were also on target for the Southsea hosts as they won 4-3 on aggregate.

Mark Tillison did well for the visitors and was supported by Heath Smith and Carl Fuggle.

Portchester X head the table but it looks to be going down to the wire, with Copnor A just two points adrift.

Jason Tame led the X men to a 6-1 win over Al’s Club.

Matt James prevented the whitewash, beating Darren Inch.

The long-time skipper got great backing from Darren O’Hara, Andy Macey and the Turp brothers.

Copnor B thrashed Craneswater last time out but the tables were turned on them this time around.

Copnor C ran out winners with superb 6-1 hammering.

Father and son combination, Steve and Dave Lawrence, were both on form.

Dad Steve registered a 55, while Dave enjoyed scores of 58 and 50 against John Oldfield.

Phil Ledington and Tony Simmons turned the screw further, before Pete Rook stopped the rot at the expense of Barry Mihell.

The last game went to Steve Baldacchino as he pipped Frank Wyatt by 10 points.

A five-man Leigh Park side were doomed from the start in their match with Copnor A.

Lee Eden struck first before Mark Raynor countered for Leigh Park.

Steve Morgan and Scott Compton then put Copnor on the way to a 5-2 win.

Bill Parsons got a consolation, beating Jon Sunderland 150-144.

There were no surprises in division two as Craneswater R grabbed the silverware with one match to play.

Only Will Garrett resisted as John Peers led his men to a 6-1 win at Cowplain.

Andy Carter, Andy White, Gary Moore and Harry Yard were also on the mark.

Carlton look safe bets to clinch second place.

The Hillsiders recorded a 5-2 triumph against Pompey Royals.

Gary Marshall and captain Alan Munday enjoyed a good start.

Paul Tinsley and Dave Chivers fought back with wins for Royals.

The last two went to Carlton as Alan Pratt and Mel Davis were on song.

Copnor F edged out bottom side Copnor Xcels.

Dave Gowing, Gerry Godden and Dave Wheeler, with a 30 break, did well for the Xcels.

Barry Wooley, Alan Wakefield and George Garrett delivered the win for Copnor F.

The Xcels have long been favourites to take the unwanted prize of the wooden spoon.

But they were in determined mood and certainly did not go down without a fight.

Nigel Ward sparkled for Craneswater Z with visits of 60 and 50, before Topspot nicked it 4-3 with the bonus point.

Steve Wilson, Colin Johnson and skip Terry Hickley impressed for the Leigh Park side.

Jim Frisbee and Simon Petrie joined Ward as winners for classy Craneswater Z.