Craneswater in full flow

Jason Tame helped Portchester X claim victory over John Shervell
Jason Tame helped Portchester X claim victory over John Shervell
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Steve Toms chalked up his first win of the season as Craneswater A stayed at the summit of the division one table thanks to a 6-1 victory at Copnor C.

Toms was edged out by Darren Inch last week but he looked a sure thing after compiling breaks of 65 and 40 during his victory over a watching Barry Mihell.

Colin Rowe made good use of his handicap to beat Dave Lawrence 150-17.

Mike Talmondt and Steve Cole also coasted through at the expense of Steve Lawrence and John Baldacchino.

The home side nearly broke their duck but Tom Hansford held on against Steve Chino to win by four points.

Tony Simmons did manage to stop the rot against Andy Boulton as Copnor had to settle for a 6-1 scoreline.

Portchester X are also on nine points – but lie second behind Craneswater – after their second success on the new season.

They demolished the golden oldies of Copnor B 5-2 at Castle Street.

Jason Tame led by example, hitting 44 and 30 to see off John Shervell.

Peter Rook levelled for the city side before Andy Macey and Neil Turp put Portchester ahead again.

John Oldfield cut the lead again as his 60 break pulled him clear of Inch.

Darren O’Hara finished off Den Hushley, though, to make it safe.

There was another win for third-placed Cowplain Gas as they travelled to Copnor A for a 4-3 triumph.

The trio of Terry Lees, Mark Tillison and Keith Jones kept the visitors in front throughout.

Mick Hall provided some hope for Copnor, while further wins by Jon Sunderland and Keith Harding kept it interesting.

Leigh Park are up and running after their 5-2 victory in their first home game – against Al’s Club.

Mark Raynor opened the scoring before Matt Hannam squared it up.

Pete Ferguson and Dean Bates made it 3-1 to the hosts.

Richie Burnett stretched the lead further before Mark Kingswell got another point on the board for the visitors.

Carlton are happy with things in division two as they sit on top of the pile with two wins under their belt.

Craneswater Z had to give the Hillsiders big starts and perished 6-1.

Jeff Oakes, Gary Marshall, Mel Davis and Roger Mo took the score to 4-0. However, Jim Frisbee, the lowest-rated visitor, stopped the whitewash against Derek Dean – despite conceding a 40-odd start.

Emma Bonney had to give Richard Cuttler over 200 and was unlucky to lose by 20 in the end.

Jack Frost helped Craneswater R to an aggregate win over reigning champions Topspot.

Terry Hickley, son Nathan and Ben Hounsome were on target for the Havant gang to rub out scores by Andy Carter and Brian Garside.

The latter did well to come out on top after Steve Wilson ran in a 48.

Dave Gowing lost to Gary Curtis by three points but was happy as Copnor Xcels picked up a 5-2 win at Cowplain.

Barry Figgins, Tony Horten, Dave Wheeler and Graham Farr all enjoyed the trip.

Dave Pitman edged out another evergreen cueist, Gerry Godden, by 20.

Copnor F broke their duck with a 4-3 verdict over Pompey Royals.

It could have gone either way in some tight pairings.

Darren Harper won the bonus point, adding to scores from Dave Ellis and the experienced Rob Derry. The Royals kept it close thanks to Paul Tinsley, Dave Chivers and Chris Pugh.