Lee prove too strong for Fareham Blue

LEE on the Solent ran out convincing winners against Fareham Blue in the latest round of Palmerston Cup fixtures.

Tuesday, 27th November 2018, 1:01 pm
Updated Tuesday, 8th January 2019, 5:15 pm
Dave Holland, left, and Paul Nicholls Picture: Neil Marshall

Richard Horler (Fareham) and Martin Ellis (Lee) began the match, with the score 22-1 to Lee after eight ends.

Fareham gained four shots on the next two ends, but the game swung back to Lee who finished 35-7 winners.

Dave Holland (Fareham) and Lee's Dave Heather had a ding-dong battle on rink two, with only one shot between them after 13 ends.

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The hosts gained five shots on the next, but Lee won the last four ends to claim a 22-15 victory.

On rink three, the visitors' Pete Gentry won the first 11 ends against Keith Fleming, before eventually running out 34-8 winners.

Fareham Green enjoyed a 79-36 victory over Banister Gold.

Lee Cunningham got the ball rolling for Fareham after he picked up a 29-11 win against Dorren Harris.

Rink two saw Banister's Pete Lebbern and Fareham's Alan Leppard go head-to-head.

And it was the latter who made the best start, with four shots gain on the third end followed by a six-shot gain on the fourth.

Fareham fought back but were unable to wrestle control from Banister, who ran out 22-14 winners.

In the final rink, Cyril Friend (Fareham) dominated from start to finish against Roger Honey (Banister) to secure a comfortable 36-3 win. 

- BRIAN KNIGHT