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Graham Guy's Kackanders maintained their perfect start to the season with victory over Moneyfields
Graham Guy's Kackanders maintained their perfect start to the season with victory over Moneyfields
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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In a close contest, Royals (Dorian Bishop) did just enough to take an early lead in division one of the triples, with a two-shot victory against D.Dennis (Bill McGubbin).

Layabouts (John Biggs) are in second place but it was a bit close as, after taking a nine-shot lead, they conceded 12 shots in six ends before a double and a four gave them a three-shot victory against Crescent (Adrian Snook).

The new strong-on-paper team DRCC, skipped by Charlie Bailey, enjoyed their first win – a six-shot victory against Naismith (Dave Deacon).

There was no separating The Blues (Alan Sprake) and Copouts (Roland Bloy), as they both scored nine shots in the 12 ends played to share the points.

Jack High (Steve Robertson) included a count of seven shots on one end as they won the final five ends to move into the lead on shot difference in division two with a 13-shot victory against Aray (Richard Turvey).

Kackanders(Graham Guy), sitting in second, keep their 100-per-cent winning record with a four-shot win against Moneyfields (Trevor Moore).

Gamblers (Ian Mackenzie), playing their first game, looked to be in for a heavy defeat, but after trailing by seven shots they got their act together and won the final five ends to beat Split Ends (Russell Gadd) by three shots.

A count of three on the final end gave Ice Creams (Martin Wake) a two-shot victory against Long Jacks (Dave Meyer), and Allsorts (Gary Snook) got off the mark with an eight-shot victory against Portchester Vets (Shaun O’Mara).

Although resting, Post Office retained the early lead in the Tuesday league.

Old Boys (Dave Powe), who conceded shots on just three ends, moved into second place with a 21-shot victory against Leeways (Brian Jones).

Next (Iain Mackenzie) won by 16 shots against Titans (Martin Finnigan) and College Park (Mike Goldring) took an early 11-shot lead on their way to winning by four against City (Geoff Matthews).

Also on song were the Claret’n’Blue (John Hurst) who beat Strollers (Dave Collier) by 15 and Cardsharps (Mike Jinman), who won by three against Fiesta (Gerry Dobson).

Wednesday leaders Combine (Len Chubb) included a count of seven as they beat Newcomers (Alvin Millard) by six shots.

Gravediggers (Brian Le Marquer) won by eight against The Royals (Les Wilkinson).

Tangier (Peter Price) got off the mark and moved off the bottom with a one-shot victory against the Alex (Norman Scutt).

Toromos (Bill Marchant) retained their 100-per-cent winning record and their lead in the Friday triples with a 14-shot victory against Standons.

Biggles (Trevor Smith) conceded four shots on the final end, but still had enough in hand to win by one against Flotsam (Den Patrick) and they moved in to second spot.

Wickers (Dave Tiller) were eight-shot winners against Fareways (Andrew Smith), while New Team (Alan Sprake) went on another scoring spree with a 17-shot victory against Spanners (Ken Reilly).

Waverley (Dave Wildman) won six ends on the trot as they scored a comfortable 11-shot victory against Collegians (Les Watts).

There was no joy for Metros (Ken Morgan), after they suffered an 18-shot defeat at the hands of Jays (Albie Somerset).

The top spot in the Tuesday day league has been taken over by Pirates (Dale Evers).

They enjoyed winning seven ends on the trot as they beat New Boys (Harry Radford) by 13 shots.

On their tail are the Draymen (Dave Jenkins), who had a runaway 19-shot victory against Old Bill (Ernie Stow).

Best win of the day was that of the trio of Gerry Craig, Brian Chapple and skip Bob Floyd as the Blacktop Boys won by 25 shots against Pembroke Park.