Craneswater aiming high... Copnor to rely on Toms and Lacey

Steve Toms will be going for glory
Steve Toms will be going for glory
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Top-flight champions Craneswater A have high hopes for the new winter snooker session.

The Portsmouth & District League takes the same format as last year, with the Peter Rook competition running in conjunction, using handicaps.

Craneswater are gunning for glory, having just lost their summer crown to Copnor A.

Mike Talmondt and Pedro Ferguson are their top men, alongside Andy Boulton and Tony Hansford.

Scott Compton leads the summer kings and relies on Steve Toms and Ant Lacey.

Cranswater Z and Emsworth are next in line and can call on Emma Bonney, Nigel Ward, Tommy O’Neil and Hugh Pollard to keep them in the hunt.

Copnor D step up and their cueists are all capable potters and skipper Dave Glover will hope they follow his lead.

Jason Tame’s Portchester X are a yo-yo outfit and are looking for a quick passage out of division two, with Ashley Bendall’s help. But every other side has a chance.

The two Bellair sides will be locking horns.

Lee Harding is the A team skipper and Andy Peat will lead the B side.

Richard Picton is the bottom handicap but his recent performances show a different story.

Tony May is the top player in the two squads.

The big change in division three will see some teams playing Tuesdays and the others Thursday.

Post Office are rated highly with Jamie Farrow, John Creamer and the returning Cavan Lowe on their list.

Tony Horten is the top player for relegated Copnor Xcels and Dave Gowing hopes for better luck this time.

Rob Dandy has formed his own side at Craneswater with a few familiar faces.

Cuestars have one team, so will mix it up with youth and experience.