Champions Craneswater rack up thumping victory

Craneswater's Rob Kirby: Picture: Neil Marshall (171341-57)
Craneswater's Rob Kirby: Picture: Neil Marshall (171341-57)
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Craneswater took no prisoners as they faced their R team at Southsea in the Portsmouth League.

For the long-standing champions, Colin Rowe was the only one to lose a frame as they strolled to a 11-1 triumph.

Stu Calver, Rob Kirby (41) and Mike Talmondt won the first six but Grant Vernon stopped the gallop at 7-1.

The hope was short-lived, though, as Pedro Feguson and Tony Hansford (36 and 33 respectively) wrapped it up to take pole.

Waterlooville showed up well against Cowplain with a similar return. 

The trio of Dusty Tingley, Phil Watson and Richie Burnett set the tone with doubles.

But Pete Ferguson hit back, taking one off Arron Smith.

On the last two, Jamie Wilson and Sam Tindall made sure with a final flurry to keep it tight at the top.

Bellair, currently sitting third, are six points adrift after an 8-4 return against Craneswater.

Greg Jones (44), Rob Henley and Paul Jagger did well before James Gray pulled two back.

Portchester suffered their third defeat as Craneswater dispatched them 9-3.

Jason Tame and Darren Inch gave them a decent start but Ian Carter, Ade Binding (34) and Arron Brett gave the home side a comfortable victory.

Emsworth made home advantage count against Copnor, landing an 8-4 catch.

Greg Harding and Bobby Terry both bagged a brace against the bad travellers.

Waterlooville All Stars lived it up again, hammering Emsworth 10-2 in division two.

The players on call are mostly proven top-flight cueists and the favourite tag suits them. 

Mark Lloyd cruised in with runs of 63 and 34 while Colin Norton weighed in with 46 and Pascal Richard two less .

Callum White also won both frames after Jim Baldwin had stopped the whitewash at the expense of Chloe White .

Waterlooville are sitting pretty at the top having played an extra match.

After two narrow wins, they had to settle for a 6-6 draw against Pompey Royals - who are winless so far. 

Bill Phillips and Craig Skeggs were on target for the Aston Road crew but Martyn Challacombe and Paul Tinsley levelled .

North End Bowls had to thank Mike Dorey for a 7-5 win when Waterlooville visited.

Copnor looked in trouble as they trailed 5-1 against Cowplain Gas, with Neil Kirby and Terry Lees making an impact.

The run of the ball quickly changed as Derek Foster, John Oldfield and John Wyatt took the score to 5-7.

Als Club are division three leaders, a point ahead of 'Ville. 

Gary Linter and Kenny Morgan pulled them over the line (7-5) against Leigh Park who had a star in Colin Ricketts.

The 'Ville meanwhile had to settle for a draw at Copnor Xcels. 

Andy Chambers gave the city gang the lead but Kelvin Connor had other ideas.

Cowplain could not get going against The Butler Boys, seeing Shaun Croxford, John Middleton and Geoff Burnard make the most of it to produce a 3-9 scoreline.

Ioan Moon made a break of 40 as Craneswater Dandy and Cowplain Misfits drew 6-6.

Brian Elsegood fared well before Dean Bates and Dave Weedon grabbed their share.

Martyn Power and Ian Cotton served Alexandra Bowls well with 2-0 wins against Broadoak to take the score to 3-7.

However hopes of a big score were soon scotched as Peter Proud won the last two to make it 5-7, instead of 3-9 .