Leigh Park A step on the gas

Pascal Richard impressed for Copnor B
Pascal Richard impressed for Copnor B
Matt Small. Picture: Neil Marshall

Craneswater’s winning run is at an end

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Leigh Park A chalked up an emphatic 8-4 win over Cowplain Gas to put the pressure on leaders Emsworth in Portsmouth Winter League division two.

Paul Lees stormed to a 2-0 win over Mark Raynor but Pete Ferguson hit back with a win over Terry Lees.

Danny Lumsden then put the Workies ahead.

Dean Bates and Gary Kirby shared their frames before Dusty Tingley saw off Les Gibbons with breaks of 34 and 28.

The Emsworth boys fought out a 7-5 win at Cowplain A and are now just one point ahead.

Chris Hardiman and Greg Harding hauled them over the line, rubbing out an early success by Dave Rees.

Stuart Calver dug in for Waverley Bowls but Havant Club won 7-5.

Tony May and Paul Merrett did the job for the victors.

In the top flight, Gosport 147 were left frustrated as Post Office failed to turn up.

It was the third time they had delivered a no-show this season.

Al’s Club A recorded a 7-5 win along the precinct against Porchester X.

Andy Macey shone for Jason Tame’s gang but Matt Hannam and Justin Andrews proved the kings of the castle.

Copnor B were too good for their club-mates in the A team.

Captain Pascal Richard hit a 63 to add to doubles from Steve Baldwin, Dave Pike and Alan Wakefield.

Craneswater A powered to a 10-2 win over Cowplain Z.

Steve Toms, Mike Talmondt and Pedro Ferguson were all prolific with two each.

Division three title favourites Craneswater Z beat North End 7-5.

Mike Dorey and Alan Bashford gave them some anxious moments before Nigel Ward, Ian Carter and Mark Jones sealed the win.

Copnor E moved into second spot with a classy 9-3 triumph over Craneswater R.

Trio Norman Bradfield, John Oldfield and Den Hushley were outstanding.

Stacey Wearn put them further ahead before Harry Yard reduced the deficit.

Broadoak registered a 9-3 win over lowly Leigh Park B.

Even Bill Parsons could not rescue the strugglers as Steve Scott, Graham Shervell and skipper Barry Branscombe found their touch.

Roger Mo was on target for Carlton but Alexandra still returned a 7-5 verdict.

Matt Sheath and Paul Taylor had their sights well set.

Copnor Cuestars remain top of division four.

They dug out a draw at Pompey Royals.

Daniel Compton showed his quality with a double over Cliff Greenwood after an early scare from Paul Chivers.

Cowplain B suffered a 10-2 battering by Top Spot.

Steve Wilson, Sam Hounsome and the Johnson duo bagged a brace each for the impressive victors.

Classy Castle Heating were running hot with a 7-5 victory over Copnor F.

Keith Neil, Dan Charlesworth and Kelvin Conner were on song.

Rob Derry jnr hit two in reply.