Leaders finish with flourish as Crescent leapfrog Royals

The Exocets skip Gerry Dobson
The Exocets skip Gerry Dobson
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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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LAYABOUTS (John Biggs) recorded a count of four on the final end to seal a six-shot success against Naismith (Dave Deacon).

The triumph ensured they remain in top spot in division one.

Crescent (Adrian Snook) moved into second place ahead of the resting Royals after an eight-shot victory against The Blues (Jim O’Donnell).

At the lower end of the table, The Exocets (Gerry Dobson) fired enough missiles to double their points tally for the season with a three-shot victory against Copouts (Roland Bloy).

In division two, Kackanders (Graham Guy) enjoyed a three-shot victory against Split Ends to lead on shot difference from The News (Brian Le Marquer), who won four of the final five ends to beat Gamblers (Barry Starks) by five.

Allsorts (Gary Snook) came good in the final three ends to beat Long Jacks (Dave Meyer) by three shots and The Mixers (Robin Philbrick) recovered from an early seven-shot deficit to win by four against Moneyfields (Trevor Moore).

It is close at the top of the Tuesday league.

Claret’n’Blue (Brian Watkins) held on to the lead by one point despite their surprising two-shot defeat by lowly Fiesta (Gerry Dobson).

Into second place went Post Office (John Vinten) thanks to their seven-shot victory against Captains Lot (John Farrar), who are in fourth place.

Also very much in the running are Cardsharps (Mike Jinman).

They did not help their chances as they suffered a 10-shot loss to City (Geoff Matthews).

They are now third, three points behind the leaders.

It took Wednesday leaders Griffs (Ray Porter) a few ends to warm up but when they did they scored 18 shots in six ends on their way to beating Newcomers (John Pettitt) by 13 shots.

Gravediggers (John Scott), who have a game in hand, are one point behind Griffs.

They kept up their challenge with a comfortable 14-shot win against Gilberts (Trevor Smith).

There was no joy for third-place Poachers (Bob Newell).

They lost by three shots to the Assassins (Steve Harper).

Trevors Pals (Roy White) moved out of the bottom two thanks to a three-shot win against Tangiers (Dennis Smith).

It was a good week for Wickers (Tom Edgerller).

They took over the top spot in the Friday league with victories against Collegians (Cyril Alton) and Spanners (Mike Carpenter).

Defending trophy holders Toromos (Arthur Newland) dropped a point as they could only tie with Argyles (Terry Barton).

New Team (Alan Sprake) enjoyed a runaway 17-shot win against Standons (Ted Coward) and are in third place – two points behind Wickers.

At the lower end of the table, there was no joy for Fareways (Steve Reilly).

Having led for most of the game they conceded four shots in the final three ends to lose by three to Metros (Ken Morgan).

But it was not so bad for Jays (Frank Foulger) who moved off the bottom thanks to a four-shot victory against Flotsam (Bob Floyd).

Black Top Boys moved a step closer to retaining the Tuesday day trophy.

As they rested, their closest rivals True Blues (Keith Warren) lost by seven shots to The Pirates (Dale Evers).

There was an easy win for Draymen.

Their trio of Leon Luckett, Tony Cochrane and skip Ted Howard qualified for hot-shot badges as they scored a maximum nine on the fourth end as they beat Pembroke Park by 15.