Toms caps crucial win

Steve Toms
Steve Toms
Matt Small. Picture: Neil Marshall

Craneswater’s winning run is at an end

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Copnor A notched a 9-3 win at Leigh Park to cut Craneswater A’s lead in the top flight of the Portsmouth Snooker League.

Lee Eden and Scott Compton gave the Southsea men a great start before Steve Toms added two late on.

Dusty Tingley’s 53 was the best break.

The title favourites beat Craneswater Q 8-4 thanks to Pedro Ferguson, Mike Talmondt and Steve Cole.

The two top sides meet next week at Copnor.

Al’s Club beat Craneswater Z 10-2 as Trevor Sanders, Matt James, Dom Campion and Matt Hamman all enjoyed themselves.

Cowplain Z moved to the division two summit with an 11-1 win over Copnor Xcels.

Dave Parsons, Andy Hall, Mark Tillison, Mick Mo and Frank Baxter all starred.

Copnor D suffered a 7-5 defeat to Cowplain.

Dave Glover and Jay Jobber Chalked up home doubles but Gary Swatton, Gary Kirby and Carl Fuggle had the edge.

Craneswater R saw off Bellair A 8-4 with Gary More, Brian Garside and Andy Carter all on target.

Bellair B won 7-5 over Portchester X as Tony May rattled in a 34 break.

Broadoak moved to the top of division three after beating North End Bowls 10-2.

Graham Shervell, Simon Fleming, Mark Frampton and Claire Branscombe were all on form.

Copnor E beat Leigh Park 8-4, while Carlton lost 7-5 to Cuestars A at Drayton.

Gary Marshall did well for the Hillsiders – taking a frame off Pascal Richard with visits of 41 and 38.

But young Dan Compton decided it with a brace.

Cuestars B had to settle with a draw at Topspot in division four.

n Fareham teenager James Budd leads the EASB Regional Junior Tour South rankings.

After a tournament win in September, the 18-year-old lost 2-1 to Ronnie Blake in the final of the latest round at the Cambridge Snooker Centre.

But the single frame was enough to put him top of the standings.

‘I didn’t play great in the final,’ said the Cuestars Gold Tour player.

‘But I was pleased to get that far as I haven’t practised much recently.’