Layabouts not resting

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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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NO complacency, no foot off the gas – John Biggs’ Layabouts are in full swing as they chase division one honours.

In the opening 10 ends, the leaders chalked up 20 shots and conceded just one on their way to a 13-shot success against The Blues (Alan Sprake).

Royals (Tony Cole) lost four of the first five ends but, with a late burst of shots, won by five against Copouts (Roland Bloy) to keep their challenge going.

Crescent (Adrian Snook) remain in third after a seven-shot success against Naismith (Dave Deacon).

Gamblers have taken over the top spot in division two.

The trio of Tony Barnes, Iain Mackenzie and skip Adrian Ash got off to a flying start, winning the first four ends on their way to a five-shot success against Jack High (Alex Marchant).

Despite conceding seven shots in the final two ends, The News (Brian LeMarquer) continued their winning run with an eight-shot win against Moneyfield (Trevor Moore).

There is no change at the top of the Tuesday league.

Claret’N’Blue (Adrian Dyer) remain in pole position after beating Odd Bowls (Steve Caine) by three shots.

Closest-rivals Post Office (John Vinten) coasted to a 14-shot win against Titans (Ron Flint) and Em’N’Ems (Jonathan Leggett) claimed a runaway 19-shot win against Leeways (Brian Jones).

Three teams have 23 points at the top of the Wednesday league.

Poachers (Bob Newell) lead on shot difference.

They stuttered early on, before racing away to a 24-shot win against Trevors Pals (Tony Ayling).

Previous-leaders Griffs (Ray Porter) lost by five to Malcolm Taylor’s Hawkers.

Also on 23 points are The Alex (George Newing). They enjoyed a comfortable nine-shot victory against Tangiers (Gerry Dobson).

n In the Victory Fours, Anchors Aweigh (John Biggs) saw their top-flight title hopes dented, as they went down by four to Peelers (Charlie Bailey).

Punters (Dorian Bishop) grabbed a 17-shot victory against High Fives (Dave Meyer), while defending champions Just That Yard (Peter Hobday) could only tie with Ice Creams (Dave Deacon).