Bonney and Ward bag wins but Copnor B shine

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EMMA BONNEY showed all her skills to beat Trevor Sanders despite giving a big start of 160 start in the latest round of matches in the Portsmouth Billiards League.

The ladies’ world champion turned the tables on her capable opponent with a good display.

However, her Craneswater Z side were still pipped on the aggregate score at Copnor B losing 4-3 after her 77 break.

Norman Bradfield was the pick of the experienced home outfit as he hammered Dave Carter 150-40, starting 168 behind at the start.

Pete Rook was also on form with a big win, while Matt Hannam squeezed through by five against Arthur Newland.

Visiting skipper Ian Carter was also on target as was Nigel Ward, who beat John Oldfield, who fired a 38 break, in a rare pairing where no starts were involved.

In division two, Copnor F swept Craneswater R aside 6-1 to share the summit with Leigh Park.

Dave Ellis won by a distance and Darren Harper also cruised through.

Gary Green stretched the lead.

Chris Bishop stopped the whitewash, inflicting a rare defeat on Gary Wilton.

Leigh Park had to settle for a 4-3 against Cowplain.

Neville Moyle put his side in front but the visitors hit back through James Curtis and the in-form Roy Steere.

Richie Burnett equalised wjth a fine performance against Pete Gorvin, then his father Richard put the workies back in front.

Last on was Gary Curtis to make it three apiece.

But the home side were well ahead for the deciding bonus point.

Copnor Xcels won four games at Pompey Royals.

But the stationsiders finished 50 points ahead after big wins by Steve Orchard and Chad Wainwright.

The successful visitors were Dave Gowing, Graham Farr, Kevin Figgins and Tony Horten.

A break of 41 from Horten was the best in the division.