Orange trump Aces in key clash

Jimmy Yeung's double helped Portsmouth Orange to victory
Jimmy Yeung's double helped Portsmouth Orange to victory
James Cockle (red) alongside team mate Chris Widman (blue) in action for Wightlink Warriors.

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Portsmouth Orange defeated rivals Generation Aces 7-3 in a crucial division one clash in the Portsmouth & District League.

That was despite another awesome display by Aces’ Billy Ho, whose treble included beating last season’s 100-per-cent man Adam Proszko.

In their encounter, there were four deuce games before Proszko went down 12-10 in the fifth leg. Miki Sinanan and reserve Jimmy Yeung, with two each, helped Orange to victory, though.

Navy crushed Cowplain Blue 10-0 with their impressive line-up of Kevin Smith, Alex Rorke and Sarah Hilditch.

Soberton and Newtown also had a whitewash against Generation Jacks, with trebles from Richard Billings, Dave Woodacre and Pete Woodacre.

Portsmouth Purple beat Knowle Rovers 9-1 thanks to hat-tricks by Jimmy Yeung and Martin Matuzevicius.

The only reply came from Nick Webb, who overcame James Mason.

In division two, Cowplain Cobras saw off Phoenix Saturn 8-2 with hat-tricks by Alan Bland and Bob Shaw. Mike Turner won the only singles for Saturn by beating Steve Waterson.

Sporting St Clares edged Knowle Green 6-4. Their scorers were Tim Hampton (3), Graham Wiggins and Dave Morgan. David Edge and John Wildig won a pair apiece for Green.

Cowplain Neptune won 6-4 at Cowplain Alexandra. Steve Long was unbeaten, Dave Wiles added two and Will Kitching won a single. For Alexandra, Neil Landsman grabbed a quality brace and Chris Corner added another.

Avenue Puffins drew with Knowle Tenacity thanks to the undefeated Brian Greenwood, who was well supported by Ricky Hensman’s double. John Cooper won twice for Tenacity, but Ted Lavender and Dave Mcintosh could claim only one victory apiece.

In division three, St Clares Grasshoppers went down 9-1 to Water Blue, for whom Neil Lockton and Pete Slatter took maximums.

Portsmouth Green and Eastoke Cougars shared the spoils. Duncan Poole won three rubbers for Cougars and Ken Chipperfield a further two.