Cowplain remain on a roll... Top Spot ease to victory

Rob Kirby. Picture: Mick Young
Rob Kirby. Picture: Mick Young
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Cowplain B are back in the groove in division three with two wins and now occupy second place.

Their latest result could have been better, though, after they went 5-1 up, then lost all the doubles.

Cuestars won the opening singles.

But Will Garrett, Dave Pitman, and Gary Curtis changed it around.

Skipper Doug Powell and Pete Gorvin made sure of the win before Luke Dixon led the mini revival.

Top Spot will need some stopping after another easy 6-3 win against Pompey Royals.

Nathan Hickley, Steve Wilson and Bill Phillips all cruised to doubles.

Copnor F notched their best win with an emphatic 7-2 over struggling Cowplain C.

Ted Dowse fought a losing battle for the visitors.

Leroy Grigg and Alan Wakefield took control.

Craneswater A are back in pole position in the top flight.

They were too good for the Z team and won 6-3.

Rob Kirby hit the best break of 59 to just outshine Nigel Ward who ran in a 58.

Mike Talmondt and Kirby won their doubles before Mark Turner and Simon Petrie won a late pairs frame for the losers.

Copnor A gave previous leaders Craneswater R a 7-2 beating.

Jon Sunderland had an off night for the home team but Andy Hall, Ant Lacey and Mark Tillison made amends quickly.

Steve Toms and captain Scott Compton also bagged a brace apiece.

Copnor B suffered a third defeat at Portchester X.

Jason Tame and Andy Macey were untouchable for the home gang despite some staunch resistance from visiting skip John Wyatt.

Craneswater Q are doing well in the second tier.

A 6-3 win against Leigh Park keep them six ahead of North End Bowls.

Graham Tregardine, Matt Small and Jamie McSherry potted everything as did Bill Parsons who saved the Havant side from a bigger defeat.

North End were edged out 5-4 by fellow bowlers at Alexandra.

Colin Elliott kept it close but a trio of Matt Sheath, Dave Harfield and Alan Freemantle held the trump cards to keep pace in third.

Copnor B plundered a 7-2 win at Bellair B.

John Morrison and Wayne Talley won their singles for the home side.

But talented city cueists Tony Bushnell, Tony Simmonds and the Jobbers went on to secure two racks apiece.