Owls leads the way as Hustlers fail

Joan Wilson, right, with Marie Barber
Joan Wilson, right, with Marie Barber
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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OWLS (Jemima Meaden) remain in the lead in the Victory Triples League ladies’ division after they enjoyed a seven-shot win against Hustlers (Margaret Moffatt).

But hot on their wing tips are Smiles (Joan Wilson) who scored two doubles in the final two ends to beat Tarts (Rosemary Bailey) by four.

Blackbirds (Joyce Aspinall) moved into third spot after a ding-dong struggle to win by one against Blues (Sue Elliott).

Also moving up were Geordies (Kath Patrick), who won by six shots against Robins (Sheila Wilson).

D.Dennis (Paul Lawrence) maintained their 100-per-cent winning record and lead division one after a stroll in the park to beat Moneyfields (Trevor Moore) by 14 shots.

Long Jacks (Les Pyecroft) scored 11 shots in the final three ends to win by six shots against Split Ends (Brian Le Marquer) and move into second place.

Kackanders (Graham Guy) had their progress halted as they lost by 10 shots to the Barry Starks-skipped Gamblers.

Crescent (Adrian Snook) are the top dogs in division two.

They enjoyed a comfortable 12-shot win against Portchester Vets (Mark Howe), while their closest rivals were easy 12-shot winners against Copouts (Dave Powe).

Layabouts (Dave Watts) scored trebles on the final two ends to win by six against Jack High (Bill Marchant).

Leading the way in the Tuesday triples are the Odd Bowls.

But as they had a rest, Captain’s Lot (Paul Robson) took advantage and enjoyed a nine-shot win against Citizens (Geoff Clarke).

Next (Iain Mackenzie) moved up the standings with a nine-shot win against Claret n Blue (Roland Bloy).

Also on the move up were John Knowles’ Titans.

They enjoyed a 12-shot win against Cardsharps (John Holdaway), while Stripey’s Mob (Mike Goldring) also claimed victory by a dozen shots against Strollers (Terry Crawford).

Gravediggers (Brian Le Marquer) bravely hung on to their lead as they beat Hawkers (George Lake) by two shots to remain top of the Wednesday league.

Park Lane (Ross Valcic) moved a little closer as they won by 11 shots against Newcomers (Harry Blackman).

Although without a game, Standons remain top of the Friday league, while The Pirates (Mark Howe) have a good lead in the Tuesday afternoon league as they enjoyed a two-shot success against A Yard Short (Bob Burn).

Eiders had a rest but remain at the top of the Birds League red division.

Closest rivals Eagles (John Farrar) got a little closer with a 13-shot victory against Herons (Terry Williams).

In the blue division Kestrel (Paul Ellis) have moved up to join Seagulls after a nine-shot win against Pheasants (Alan Bennett).


The Portsmouth Water Company will continue to play at their Havant West Street green.

Club secretary Ray Hansler has expressed concern regarding rumours that the club will close and stated that is not true.

The club will continue to play in the Portsmouth & District League.