Darren Harper leads Waterlooville D to Portsmouth Billiards League President’s Cup glory over Craneswater A
Waterlooville D proved too strong for Craneswater A as they claimed President’s Cup glory in the Portsmouth Billiards League, writes Steve Toms.
The Aston Road outfit won all six of the handicap match-ups to cruise to the crown.
Jamie Wilson delivered the most emphatic victory of the night as he defeated Andy Carter 200-79.
Richie Burnett had got the balls rolling with a 200-141 success over Mick Kirby.
However, it wasn’t plain sailing as the Craneswater man took control with a good start.
Burnett gradually gained in confidence, though, and a timely break of 43 tipped the balance in his favour.
Two breaks in the teens helped Harry Wilson turn the tables on Colin Rowe for a 200-174 victory.
Waterlooville skipper Darren Harper then edged a nip-and-tuck battle with Mark Donnelly 200-170.
There was not much in the clash between Steve Wilson and Craneswater’s Liam Meila, either.
The former held his nerve, though, to win 200-174.
Cranwater’s Andy Boulton gave Bill Phillips a hefty headstart and failed to find any fluency in his pursuit.
A break of 40 was not enough as the Waterlooville man enjoyed a 200-156 win.
Jamie Wilson then capped the triumph with breaks of 40 and 48 as he put Carter to the sword.