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Portsmouth Black have been crowned Portsmouth League division one champions after two victories.

Firstly they beat Generation Jacks 6-4, with three each by Tim Farmer and James Mason.

They also beat Generation Kings with a Mason treble, plus two apiece for Farmer and Gordon Giles.

Portsmouth Purple crushed a weakened Navy 10-0 with their formation of Martin Matuzevicius, Yann Fourtier and Jimmy Yeung.

Soberton & Newtown easily beat Sporting St Clares 9-1 thanks to hat-tricks by Richard Billings and Pete Woodacre and two for Bill Moody.

Tony Emberson played a blinder for Knowle Tenacity.

His treble earned them a draw with Generation Kings but they still look set for relegation.

Graeme Smith and Mike Cooksley won a pair each and the doubles for Kings.

Avenue Puffins have clinched the runners-up spot in division two after drawing with rivals NPJS Green.

Brian Greenwood and Ricky Hensman were on form for Puffins.

Steve Long was Green’s best player with a brace.

Cowplain Blue and Knowle Green also finished all square.

Chris Plant hit a maximum for Blue.

Dave Edge and John Wildig responded with two each for the Greens but then lost a mighty close doubles battle.

Portsmouth Red wrapped up the division three title.

Water Blue gave them a close game but Will Crenel won three, Dave Wiles bagged two, and reserve Kane Beale added one in a 6-4 success.

The Reds then whitewashed Knowle Valiant with their combination of Allen, Crenel and Dave Wiles.

They also defeated Portsmouth Crimson 8-2 with reserve Chi Yuung Lim winning three rubbers as Wiles and Crenel only got two apiece on this occasion.

Water Blue beat Portsmouth Cherry 8-2 with trebles by Neil Lockton and Mike Turner, plus a double by Ray Barrowclough.

Water Red beat St Clares Swifts 6-4.

Phil Beal and Colin Miller both won twice.

But they couldn’t stop Rob Lewis who was man of the match with a hat-trick.

Portsmouth Crimson thumped Nuffield 9-1 with three apiece for Mike Lee and Julian Linsell and two by Stan Marlow.

Phoenix Saturn won 7-3 against Lovedean.

Daniel Osterman delivered a maximum and a pair from Dagmar Wilkinson, while John Churchill replied.