Title favourites hit Rook bottom

Carl Fuggle. Picture: Sarah Standing (121756-3902)
Carl Fuggle. Picture: Sarah Standing (121756-3902)
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Craneswater A are rock bottom of the Peter Rook Cup’s top flight after three defeats.

Cowplain A nicked a 7-5 win at Highland Road as the Stewart’s won both to rub out an early success for Rob Kirby.

The defeat condemned the title favourites to the basement, alongside their Q team.

Copnor A and surprise package Leigh Park are at the top on a dozen points.

Scott Compton and Lee Eden saw off Emsworth 8-4, while the Workies hammered Al’s Club 9-3, thanks to Pete Ferguson, Richie Burnett and Bill Parsons.

Stu Carver gave Craneswater Q an early lead against Craneswater Z side but Arthur Newland and Nigel Ward turned it around for a 7-5 success.

Copnor D and Cowplain Z occupy the summit in division two despite narrow 7-5 wins.

Dave Glover got his usual double for the city side and was supported by Tony Simmons to erase a Barry Figgins brace.

Mark Tillison was in good form with 34, 35 and 28 in Cowplain’s tough match with Craneswater R.

Skipper Dave Parsons also did well, despite resistance from Gary More.

Harry Yard registered a 43 in a draw with Heath Smith.

Bellair’s Phil Skinner ran in a 43 at Portchester X.

Danny Feltham won both but Lee Gaylor, Jason Tame and Karl Turp had set the X team on course for an 8-4 victory.

Bellair B pinched a 7-5 win over Cowplain Gas with Tony May and Paul Jagger (34) registering wins.

Gary Kirby and Carl Fuggle (37) kept it close.

Division three leaders Alexandra kept up their unbeaten record but Carlton pulled no punches in a 6-6 draw.

Post Office were off the boil at Broadoak – going done 8-4.

Claire Branscombe and Mark Frampton did the damage.

Leigh Park B’s Ian Fleming countered a Richard Jones effort to make it 6-6 at North End Bowls.

Ashley Smith and Shaun Hutchins made good use of their starts to help second-placed Cuestars A to a comfortable 8-4 win over Copnor E.

Cuestars B were pegged back to 6-6 by Copnor F in division four.

Callum White and sister Chloe both won – the latter needed five snookers in her first rack and still came out with a double.

Steve Wilson, Nathan Hickley and Matt Johnson inspired Topspot to an 8-4 win over Pompey Royals. Paul Chivers had given the visitors an early lead.

Cowplain C drew 6-6 with Craneswater as Mark Williamson and John Middleton did well for the former Waterlooville outfit.

Cowplain B crushed Castle Heating.