Cowplain duo keep Z in the frame

Craneswater Dandy's Brian Elsegood. Picture: Neil Marshall (161438-34)
Craneswater Dandy's Brian Elsegood. Picture: Neil Marshall (161438-34)
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Heath Smith and Andy Hall kept Cowplain Z at the top of group D in the Peter Rook League.

The former Waterlooville side edged to a 7-5 win over Waterlooville Sports C after Keith Neil dug in with a victory against ’Plain skipper Dave Parsons.

Copnor Xcels are second in the table after thrashing Portchester X 10-2 on their own tables.

Wayne Laxton, Graham Farr, Jim Smith and Barry Figgins all won their match-ups.

Darren Inch stopped the rot – but the visitors had handy starts in every frame that totalled a massive 600 points.

Emsworth are still looking for a win after Craneswater A nicked a 7-5 result in their clash.

Unsung hero Colin Rowe decided the encounter with two against Gavin Mengham.

Cuestars top the A charts after they edged to a 7-5 triumph against Bellair A.

Craneswater R remain a threat, though, after recording two wins from their two outings so far.

Liam Melia and Chris Trim were on target in their 7-5 success against Waterlooville A. Russ Linkhorn was on form for the defeated side.

Brian Elsegood and Ioan Moon guided Craneswater Dandy to a 7-5 win at Pompey Royals.

Chad Wainwright’s opener had given the Royals early hope.

Gary Green and Gary Wilton each bagged a brace to give Waterlooville C a 7-5 win over Alexandra to retain top spot in group B.

Matt Sheath was the pick for the bowlers.

Mick Hall put Copnor A in front but Tony Allen levelled for North End Bowls, who were aided by a 95 start.

The Craneswater and Copnor D tussle finished even as Archie Sargent and Craig Gardner scored for the Newbies before Warren Cole was among those to hit back.

Carlton still have a perfect record in group C.

However, Craneswater Z gave them a fright in a 7-5 return for the Farlington outfit.

Barry Downer and skipper Alan Munday were the home stars – seeing off Aaron Brett.

Second-placed Copnor E had to settle for a draw against Leigh Park A.

Pete Ferguson was on target for the Workies, while John Wyatt was best for Copnor.

Trevor Sanders won on the black against Rickie Burnett but the latter turned the tables in the other frame.

Cowpain B broke their duck with a 7-5 win at Craneswater Q.

James Curtis, Dave Pitman and Will Garrett enjoyed the trip. Leon Kelley and Stuart Calver scored for the Southsea gang.

Leigh Park B came from behind to draw with Waterlooville B.

Sam Hounsome, Colin Johnson, Colin Ricketts and Rich Pask were the cueists to win both racks.