Rook celebrates cup win on 85th birthday

Peter Rook, left, and Scott Compton
Peter Rook, left, and Scott Compton
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Peter Rook did well in the latest cup fixtures named in his honour as Copnor E beat their A team on the last black.

Rook celebrated his 85th birthday with a large chocolate cake and double over Scott Compton.

Compton had to give him a massive 65 start and lost the first frame on a re-spotted black.

The second saw the former league secretary win easily in Group D.

John Wyatt also won two, but Lee Eden countered with two frames with breaks of 49 and 35.

Norman Bradfield lost his first frame against Mark Tillison, before sinking the black in the last frame for a 7-5 victory.

Als Club are joint-second despite losing for the first time at the hands of Leigh Park 7-5.

Colin and Paul Ricketts did the damage with two each to rub out an Archie Archer double .

Andy White gave Craneswater R the lead against Waterlooville D, but Bill Phillips earned ’Ville a draw by beating John Peers in the final two racks.

Skipper Rob Dandy, Mel Davis and Ioan Moon were on target for Craneswater's first success, against North End Bowls.

Mark Richmond beat Brian Elsegood to cut the final score to 8-4.

Portchester X came under the cosh against Waterlooville Allstars at Aston Road, suffering an 11-1 defeat in Group B.

James Budd potted a couple of 30s to open the scoring, before Matt James stopped the gallop with a draw against Will Forster.

From then on it was one-way traffic as Callum White, Mark Lloyd (47), Sam Forster and Pascal Richard completed the rout.

Broadoak sneaked four points with a 7-5 win over Cowplain B at Hillsea.

The only double came from Mark Restall.

Cowplain Z moved to the top of Group A after a 10-2 triumph over Emsworth A at London Road.

Steve Hughes set the standard with visits of 49 and 40, before Andy Hall took the score to 5-1.

Phil Andrews dug in for a draw with home skip Dave Parsons.

But the was no miracle comeback as Dave Rees and Frank Baxter closed proceedings.

Andy Pycroft and Gary Wilton bagged a brace to give Waterlooville C an 8-4 victory at Cowplain Misfits.

Cowplain Gas were a lot happier at Waterlooville B as Terry Lees posted the only double for a 7-5 triumph.

Copnor Xcels are in Group C’s driving seat and are unbeaten so far.

Craneswater Q started reasonably against Dave Gowing's side, sharing the first four frames.

Then disaster as the quartet of Barry Figgins, Sam Laxton, Dean Russell and Tony Horten took the score to an unexpected 10-2.

Jim and Brad Baldwin both won late on to see Emsworth B over the finishing line 8-4 against visitors Copnor D.

Arthur Newland put Craneswater Z ahead against Alexandra Bowls but the lead soon vanished as Dave Harfield beat Aaron Brett.

The next six were shared to make it 6-6 and both teams pocketed two points.

- GRAHAM SIMPER