Lee on the Solent and Fareham Green progress in Palmerston Cup

The quarter-finals of the Palmerston Cup failed to disappoint, with the two latest matches in the competition providing much drama.

Tuesday, 12th February 2019, 4:03 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th February 2019, 5:21 pm

In the game between Banister Blue and Lee on the Solent, Steve Whitehead against Dave Heather proved a taster of the whole evening.

In a titanic tussle, only one shot separated them going into the final end.

But it was Whitehead who emerged victorious, securing a 16-13 win.

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Next up was Banister’s Mal Comley against Lee’s Pete Gentry.

Unlike the game on rink one, though, this was rather one-sided, with Gentry claiming a 18-10 victory.

On rink three, Banister’s Peter Stokes went head-to-head with Lee’s Martin Ellis.

Ellis got off to the better start and was five up after four ends.

Yet Stokes levelled the match after eight ends (5-5), before taking the lead on the 10th.

However, Ellis Lee came back again to win 18-14, handing Lee a 49-40 shot victory in the process.

The second match saw Fareham Green take on Meon Valley for a place in the semi-finals.

The Dorian Bishop (Fareham) and John Travers (Meon Valley) game saw the latter get off to

a flier.

They were 11 shots up after four ends and showed little mercy as they recorded a 27-8 win.

It was the reverse in the rink two game between Fareham’s Lee Cunningham and Meon Valley’s

Howard Felgate.

Fareham were 10 shots up after five ends and went on to record a 24-13 victory.

On rink three, Phil Walker (Meon Valley) set the early pace by going six shots up after three ends.

However, his Fareham opponent soon got up to speed before powering to a match-clinching 27-13 triumph.

The final result saw Fareham claim victory by 59 shots to Meon Valley's 53.