College pass tough test

Gosport Forton Bowling CLub team members, back row, left to right:  Eric Meighan, Byron Lewis, Mick Lush,
Graham Sampson and Rob Williams
. Front Row, left to right: Steve Anderson, Brian Croucher (team captain
holding cup) and Malcolm Stimpson.

Another one for the trophy cabinet

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College Park scrapped for a share of the spoils against Fareham in division one of the Portsmouth & District League.

Each team won two rinks in the 84-84 result at the Recreation Ground.

It should have been better for Fareham after they went into the last match five shots ahead.

But Clive Carter’s men managed to pick up the magic five against Dorian Bishop’s rink, thus gaining the tie.

Meanwhile, Waverley travelled to Waterlooville and won by 48.

It was Ville’s first defeat of the season and saw Waverley ease into an eight-point lead over Fareham at the top of the table.

College Park are third, with Alexandra in fourth following their 24-shot win over Gosport – with rinks victories coming from Dave Deacon, Barry Harmer and Carl Baggott.

Vospers failed to build on their Rowland Cup win as they went down to a 15-shot defeat at Priory. Priory’s success was based on Nigel Mundy’s 14-shot win, with Martin Eggleton also on target.

In the battle of the Gosport peninsula clubs, Lee-on-the-Solent beat visitors Rowner by eight.

Key to the win was Peter Gentry’s rink, who picked up 14 shots in three ends – including seven on the last.

In division two, Star broke their duck with a 12-shot home victory over leaders Cowplain.

Star won on the rinks of Robbie Dennison and Marty Wilde, while Bryan Franklin replied and the other ended in a tie.

Denmead failed to take advantage of Cowplain’s slip-up as they went down to a six-shot defeat at Leigh Park.

Rinks wins for Barry Dixon, Steve Prior and Peter Robinson sealed Leigh’s success.

Milton Park consigned Bridgemary to bottom spot with a 27-shot, three-rink, home win.

Dave Brown, Dave Biggs and Andy McKain took the spoils for Milton.

Finally, Copnor had an 11-shot win over Hayling Island – Dave Powe and Terry Budd on target.

Purbrook put the brakes on Bedhampton’s early charge in division three.

They sealed a 10-shot win, courtesy of Dennis Goode, Tony Wall and Brian Carrick.

Phoenix narrowly missed out on their first win of the season at home to Pembroke.

Dave Brookes’ rink picked up 11 shots on the last four ends against Tom Slight to scramble a 78-78 tie.

Pembroke also won on the rinks of Keith Howard and Jim Taylor.

Dave Blowe’s rink had earlier scored an 18-shot win for Phoenix.

Bedhampton and Pembroke are now tied on points but the former’s superior shot difference keeps them on top.

Gas Social and Emsworth also fought out a tie – 80-80.

Each club won two rinks with Alan Lee and Dereck Leggett on the mark for Emsworth and Terry Harwood and Mike Hatchard for Gas.

Finally, Naismith claimed a three-rink and 11-shot win over Forton despite being a player short.