Norton’s men closing in on Copnor

Dave Lawrence hit a double
Dave Lawrence hit a double
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Fareham moved to within a point of leaders Copnor B in the top flight of the Portsmouth Snooker League.

Colin Norton’s boys chalked up another 11-1 win against a five man Craneswater at Broadcut.

Mike Finn ran in breaks of 53 and 52 to add to doubles by Paul Foster and Adam Bobat.

Richard Hickman saved the reigning champions from a whitewash.

The top dogs did well to pick up a 9-3 at Waterlooville.

It’s seldom easy at Aston Road but Jordan Winbourne, Kevin Seaman and Dave Lawrence grabbed doubles.

The latter had his eye in with 55 and 44 while ex News champ Seaman hit a nice 37.

Greg Jones was again the ace for Bellair. Visits of 62, 55 and 44 underlined his star status. Danny Feltham also won both but struggling Al’s Club got back to 6-6 thanks to Trevor Sanders and Matt Hannam.

Steve Morgan and Steve Kearn gave highly-rated Post Office a tough time before being edged out 7-5.

Jamie Farrow, John Sproates and former city champion Matt Paffett got the visitors over the line.

Pedro Ferguson, Stuart Calver and David Dunn formed a winning trio as Craneswater picked off Copnor A 8-4.

Portchester X stretched their lead in division two with an emphatic 9-3 at Top Spot. Karl Turp, Andy Macey and Darren O’Hara enjoyed their trip to Havant.

Dan Ayling scored a fine 45 break in Portsmouth’s 7-5 over Waterlooville B.

Lee Cunningham dug in for the visitors before Matt Gates produced a great skipper’s performance.

Water Company’s 8-4 triumph at Gas was provided by Tommy O’Neil’s 52 break and a brace apiece by Hugh Pollard and Greg Harding.

Keith Jones did his best to stop the rot.

Copnor D were in great form, dispatching Craneswater Q by 9-3.

Tony Bushnell, Bob Baldacchino and the ageless Tony Simmons were all on target.

Shaun Picton and Tony May helped Emsworth nick a 7-5 against bottom of the table Leigh Park.

Danny Lumsden was in good nick with two for ‘the Workies.’

Broadoak broke the Cowplain bubble with a 7-5 win.

Steve McKnight compiled a 48 break along with a double by Neil Stewart to give the leaders a decent start but Baz Branscombe, Simon Fleming and Claire Branscombe had other ideas.

Carl Fuggle was also among the balls with a break of 37 as Craneswater Masters won 8-4 against Co-op.

Bill Parsons scored for the divimen before Nick Hutton, Rob Dandy and Jack Frost turned things around.

Den Hushley and Stacey Wearn produced the goods as Copnor E got back into the promotion reckoning with an 8-4 at Alexandra.

There was another double by Alan Pratt. However, Carlton were pipped 7-5 as Rick Jones, Ade Pledge and Colin Elliott hit back for Waterlooville Z.

Waverley Bowls are still leading the way in division four. Dave Egan and Tony Lee were the kingpins in a 7-5 at Waterlooville E.

Copnor Mavericks also won 7-5 against Cowplain.

Dave Gowing, Jim South and Kev Figgins were the trump cards before resistance from Gary Curtis and Will Garrett.

Leigh Park continued their climb from the basement with a 9-3 triumph at Craneswater.

A break of 47 by Richie Burnett was the highlight.

The Craneswater Q wobble continues in division five as Portsmouth Royals celebrated a 7-5 victory.

Skipper Dave Chivers and son Paul did well for the precinct gang.

Waterlooville sent Copnor packing 9-3 with Kelvin Connor, Dave George and Malc Brice at their best.