Tarts get just deserts after late win

Martin Wake's Kackanders could do little to stop Gamblers racking up an impressive 17-shot win in the Thursday evening triples
Martin Wake's Kackanders could do little to stop Gamblers racking up an impressive 17-shot win in the Thursday evening triples
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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June Roberts’ Tarts outfit went into the new year on top of the Tuesday ladies’ triples, thanks to a single scored on the last end against Magpies (Liz Compton).

The single proved crucial as the Tarts proudly sit at the summit on shot difference.

On the same number of points are Owls (Lesley Field), who won the final four ends to turn a five-shot deficit into a two-shot victory against Fillies (Trish Hampson).

There was some end-of-the-year joy for Blues (Marianne Wilcockson) as they got their first points of the season.

A nine-shot win over Robins (Sheila Wilson) did the job.

Although resting, D Dennis lead the Thursday evening triples division one table going into 2013.

They have a four-point lead over Crescent (Bob Reeves) who had their chance of going top wrecked after they lost by nine shots to Ice Creams (Mike Goldring), who scored 13 shots in the final five ends.

Gamblers (Barry Starks) went on a scoring spree with a 17-shot win against Kackanders (Martin Wake).

Long Jacks (Dave Meyer) are still sitting at the bottom after a 12-shot loss to Wintergreen (Adrian Ash).

In division two, leaders Allsorts rested, while Royals (Graham Moore) moved up a place with a five-shot win against Copouts (Roland Bloy).

Split Ends (Brian Le Marquer) moved off the bottom with a 10-shot victory against Moneyfields (Trevor Moore).

Next (Iain Mackenzie) remain top of the Tuesday league as they piled on 20 shots in the first 10 ends against the Titans (Martin Finnigan) to win by 15.

Closest rivals are now Odd Bowls (Dave Powe) who scored nine shots in the final three ends to beat Citizens (George Clarke).

In third place are Claret ‘N’ Blue (John Hurst) who made a brave effort when scoring seven shots in the last four ends.

But it was too little too late as they still lost by one shot to Leeways (Roy Lowless).

The battle at the bottom left Cardsharps (John Holdaway) at the basement.

Even after scoring 11 shots in three ends, they still lost by two shots to Strollers (Roger Shergold).

Wednesday leaders Griffs were resting but remain in top spot.

Second-placed Gravediggers (Dave Perks) suffered an eight-shot defeat at the hands of Gilberts (Cyril Alton) who move up a place.

There was no change at the top of the Friday league as the top three teams were resting.

Fourth-placed Standons (Trevor Moore) won by two shots against Waverley (Dave Wildman).

The Flotsam team, skipped by Kath Patrick, scored counts of three to six as they won by eight against Spanners (Mike Carpenter).

Biggles (Trevor Smith) escaped from the bottom of the pack with a three-shot win over Wickers (Bob Ross).

The Pirates (Mike Howe) have a three-point lead in the Tuesday day league after beating bottom team Old Bill (Ernie Stowe).

Closest rivals are A Yard Short (Mike Perry) who won by six against New Boys (Harry Radford).