Copnor B got rolling for the second half of the Portsmouth League summer season with a big win against Waterlooville C, writes Graham Simper...
There is quite an age difference between the teams and the older team cruised to an emphatic 7-2 win to head the division three table
New recruit Zak Truscott was the only Waterlooville cueist to do well in the singles as John Wyatt's men took the win.
Stacey Wearn, Derek Foster,Phil Ledington snd John Oldfield hogged the baize for match winning doubles.
Andy Pycroft and Richard Elliott dug in to save the home blushes in the last frame.
Pompey Royals won six of the first six racks at Alexandra Bowls.
However, the home side reduced the deficit to 5-4 as they enjoyed a clean sweep in the pairs.
Dave Harfield was the only man with a double and he was on the losing team.
Jon Challcombe was on target early on.
Jason Tame's Portchester X did fine in the early exchanges at Southsea against reigning champion Craneswater A.
Mark Kingswell, Charlie Cripps and Tame, with a 30 break, kept it at three apiece.
But Mike Talmondt, Andy Boulton (32 break) and Tony Hansford won again for 6-3.
Emsworth battered Copnor A 7-2 to move into second.
Skipper Chris Hardyman, Nick Fegan, Greg Harding and Gavin starred. Scott Compton and Lee Eden resisted.
Bellair also had it all their own way against Craneswater Q in another 7-2 scoreline. The Havant outfit won all three pairs as Tony May, Greg Jones, Lee Harding and Rob Henley got their second. Tony Lee and Neil Davies made the scoreline acceptable.
Division two pace-setters Copnor D didn't start well against Craneswater Z.
Ade Binding rolled in a break of 55 to beat Dave Glover. The shock was soon put to rest as Wayne Rendle, Steve Green and Lee Rendle hit back.
Bob Baldacchino then made it 4-1 but Simon Petrie grabbed one back.
The Rendles carried on the good work in the doubles and were joined by family member Ollie.
Ian Carter and Aaron Brett reduced the score again to 6-3.
Waterlooville C cut the Copnor lead to one hammering Craneswater R 7-2 on their own tables.
Heath Smith, Keith Neil, Steve Hughes and Colin Johnson were untouchable.
Al’s Club only have a share of the summit in the bottom tier after losing by the odd frame at Leigh Park.
The Workies are really up for it and were well served by Dean Bates and Richie Burnett as they won both.
Kenny Morgan kept the result in the balance with his two racks.
Cowplain B gave Craneswater Dandy a hard time with a 7-2 drubbing. The home side benefited by the five man rule that saw Will Garrett win two singles and a doubles before Paul Lees, James Curtis and Terry Lees won in the traditional manner.