Craneswater building some momentum

Emma Bonney
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Craneswater A chalked up their second 5-2 victory to take pole position in the Portsmouth Billiards League.

Copnor A struggled again as Rob Kirby and Tony Hansford cruised through.

Mike Talmondt potted his way to 54 to make it 3-0.

Then the visitors fought back as Ant Lacey and Jon Sunderland got their games going.

However, the joy was shortlived as Pedro Ferguson beat Mark Tillison by 20 to get the Southsea outfit back on course.

Copnor B are very experienced and it showed in a 5-2 triumph at Cowplain B.

Gary Curtis kept up his momentum with a 60-point win and Pete Gorvin thrashed Trevor Sanders by over 150 for the minnows for some early pleasure, before the golden oldies took over.

John Shervell, Norman Bradfield, John Wyatt put the city side in the driving seat and Den Hushley completed the scoring.

The Copnor F outfit also share second despite being nearly all novices.

But they used the handicap system well to demolish Craneswater Z 5-2.

Simon Petrie registered a 40 and Emma Bonney won another to give the visitors a good start, but the learners bounced back.

Barry Wooley, Gary Green and Darren Harper turned it around.

Last on was the long-serving Rob Derry and he breezed in 150-19 against Nigel Ward, who could not get going after giving a hefty start of around eighty.

Craneswater R battled to a 4-3 over Portchester X at Highland Road. Jason Tame’s gang started well as Matt James and Karl Turp put them two up.

Andy Carter reduced the deficit with a 32.

But it was soon 3-1 as Ashley Bendall pipped Jack Frost.

Chris Davies then narrowed the lead, before Jim Frisbee trounced Andy Macey to take it to 3-3 and also snatch the aggregate bonus.

Copnor C broke their duck with an emphatic 5-2 win against Leigh Park.

The early exchanges went to the Chinos, thanks to Steve Lawrence Barry Mihell and Johnny Baldachino.

Danny Lumsden and Pete Ferguson cut the lead to 3-2.

But experienced cueist Phil Ledington finished the job as he won comfortably.