Boulton reaches new heights for Craneswater

Andy Boulton Picture: Mick Young
Andy Boulton Picture: Mick Young
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Andy Boulton posted the first three-figure break of the Portsmouth League winter season to push Craneswater A further ahead in division one.

After previously watching team-mate Mike Talmondt grab the limelight, Boulton hit a magnificent 101 as their Z team were demolished 10-2.

Rob Kirby, Tony Hansford and Pedro Ferguson were also on song for the A team.

Scott Compton’s 41 helped Copnor A see off Cowplain A 8-4.

Ant Lacey and Steve Toms also notched doubles before Dave Rees cut the defecit.

Craneswater Q did well to pip Leigh Park 7-5.

Danny Lumsden scored for the Workies but Lee Paice and Stuart Carver had the final say.

Al’s Club and Emsworth shared the points at Portchester.

Mark Kingswell and Matt James grabbed home doubles before Greg Harding and Tommy O’Neil hit back.

Division two leaders Cowplain Z came under pressure against Portchester X.

A trio of Lee Gaylor, Neil Turp and Jason Tame (44) put the pacesetters on the back foot before Heath Smith, Steve Hughes and Mickey Mo restored order.

Copnor D were also held at Craneswater R.

Harry Yard (32) and Andy Carter were on target for the Southsea gang – then Bob Baldacchino and Ant Bushnell levelled.

Copnor Xcels seem doomed after another big defeat.

Cowplain Gas cruised through 10-2 with doubles from Gart Swatton, Neil Kirby, Carl Fuggle and Terry Lees.

Bellair A grabbed the club bragging rites with a 7-5 win over their B team.

Alan Smith, Lee Harding and Danny Feltham bagged a brace apiece to thwart Jim Baldwin and Paul Jagger.

The three-horse race in division three continued.

Alexandra lost by the odd frame against third-placed Copnor E.

Meanwhile, Broadoak fared better with a 7-5 victory at Carlton to share the summit.

Simon Fleming and Graham Shervell pipped the Hillsiders after a home double by Jeff Oakes.

The exprienced Copnor bunch had to thank Norman Bradfield, John Wyatt and John Oldfield for their victory.

Cuestars bashed Leigh Park B 10-2.

Jamie Wilson, Ashley Smith, Dan Compton and Shaun Hutchins all produced the goods.

North End Bowls drew with Post Office as the Pledge family battled back against Jamie Farrow and the long-serving Ray Beavan.

Copnor F went better than Cuestars B’s win with a 10-2 success at Pompey Royals.

Darren Harper, Dave Ellis, Gary Green and Rob Derry were all on top form.

Cuestars were happy to record a 9-3 success over Craneswater.

Sam Laxton, Callum White and Ashleigh Aslett were quickly into their stride against the former Waterlooville oufit.

Cowplain B are out of the running as Dave Weedon and Ken Greet gave Cowplain C a valuable 7-5 success.

Al’s Club beat Topspot despite being one short.

Dave George, Kelvin Connor and Keith Neil made up for the shortage.