Teenager McCubb holds nerve to sink top dogs

Matthew Marchant enjoyed family bragging rights
Matthew Marchant enjoyed family bragging rights
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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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Royals retained their advantage at the top of the Victory triples but were off form against D.Dennis.

A late collapse saw the division one leaders lose five of the final six ends as they went down by eight shots to the team skipped by teenager Louis McCubb.

Second-placed Layabouts (John Biggs) moved to within one point of the leaders with a comfortable nine-shot victory against Crescent (Len Reeves).

The Blues (Jim O’Donnell) included a count of six as they won by five against Copouts (Roland Bloy).

It was a battle between the Marchant brothers in division two.

And Matthew took the bragging rights over Alex, skipping league-leaders Kackanders to a five-shot victory against Jack High.

Ice Cream (Mike Goldring) scored eight shots in the final four ends to turn a four-shot deficit into a four-shot victory against Split Ends (Brian Lemarquer).

The progress of Allsorts (Brian Martin) was curtailed as they went down by eight shots to Moneyfield (Trevor Moore).

Gamblers (Iain Mackenzie) kept in the chase with a four-shot victory against Portchester Vets (Sean O’Mara).

There was still no joy for Aray (Ron Turvey) as they went down by 13 shots to The Mixers (Robin Philbrick).

Claret ‘N’ Blues (Roland Bloy) retained their lead in the Tuesday division after edging out Leeways (Roy Lowless) by four.

Two points off the lead are Post Office (Trevor Moore).

They included a count of six as they enjoyed a 15-shot win against Captains Lot (John Farrar).

Odd Bowls (Dave Powe) moved up to third as they strolled to a 24-shot win over Strollers (John Hyslop).

Cardsharps (Mel Dunbar) conceded seven shots in the first three ends but then, thanks to a run of five winning ends, tied with College Park (Mike Goldring).

At the lower end of the table, there was no joy for The Titans (Bill Bailey), who remain at the bottom after an 11-shot defeat by Fiesta (Gerry Dobson).

There are new leaders in the Wednesday division.

Gravediggers (Brian Le Marquer) ran out seven-shot winners against Poachers (Bob Newell) to go top, with their rivals dropping to second.

Just two points off the lead are The Royals (Les Wilkinson).