Layabouts blow Exocets away

Layabouts skip John Biggs
Layabouts skip John Biggs
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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LAYABOUTS (John Biggs) moved another step forward to getting their hands on the Victory triples division one trophy with a runaway 19-shot victory against The Exocets (Bill Foulger).

The trio of Dave Biggs, Dave Watts and John Biggs conceded shots on only four ends and are now three points clear.

Royals (Graham Moore) moved into second place with a one-shot victory against Naismith (Dave Deacon), who dropped to fourth.

Defending champions D.Dennis (Trevor Bailey) again failed to make any progress and lost by two shots to The Blues (Alan Sprake).

Division two holders Kackanders (Paul Cooke) were in devastating form as they trounced poor Moneyfields (Trevor Moore) 32-3.

In doing so, they retained their lead over Gamblers (Adrian Ash), who enjoyed 15-shot win over Split Ends (Tony Cochrane).

The News (Brian LeMarquer) got off to a flying start with a count of six on the first end and moved into third place thanks to a five-shot success against Long Jacks (Dave Meyer).

But best win of the night belonged to the trio of Mike Evans, Gerry Craig and skip Brian Chapple, who won by a massive 31 shots against bottom-of-the-pile Aray (Alan Turvey).

One point separates the top four teams in the Tuesday league.

And it was Claret’N’Blue (Roland Bloy) who took over the top spot after a seven-shot victory over previous leaders Captains Lot (Paul Robson).

Cardsharps (Mel Dunbar) moved up to third thanks to a seven-shot win over Odd Bowls (Dave Powe).

Post Office (Ron Heath) looked to be coasting to a comfortable victory when they opened up a 15-shot lead over Next (Rob Moran).

But they saw that soon disappear as Moran’s men scored 15 shots in the final five ends to tie.

The top-of-the-table clash in the Wednesday league resulted in a seven-shot victory for second placed Poachers (Bob Newell), who are now just two points behind their victims Griffs (Ray Porter).

Third-placed The Alex (George Newing) lost the first five ends but recovered to beat Newcomers (John Pettitt) by four shots.

Trophy-holders Gravediggers (John Scott) coasted to a 14-shot victory against Tangiers (Ernie Stow), and Trevors Pals (Tony Ayling) doubled their points tally with a one-shot success against Assassins (Steve Harper).

Friday leaders Wickers (Bob Ross) suffered a 12-shot defeat at the hands of trophy-holders Toromos (Arthur Newland).

However, they held on to the top spot on shot difference.

On the same number of points are New Team (Alan Sprake).

They enjoyed a runaway 22-shot victory over Flotsam (Trevor Watkins).

Just one point behind are Standons (Ted Coward), who trounced early front-runners Waverley (Frank Middleton) by 25 shots.

Black Top Boys (Graham Guy) still boast an unbeaten record and are four points clear in the Tuesday day league after a comfortable five-shot victory against College Park (Gareth Davies).

True Blues (Keith Warren) had a four-shot victory against Jokers (Peter McWilliam) and kept hold of second place.