Young gun can’t prevent derby defeat

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Craneswater A crushed Cowplain 11-1 as they underlined their billing as Portsmouth Snooker League division one title favourites.

Mike Talmondt ran in a 60, Pedro Ferguson a 49 and Rob Kirby a 41.

Tony Hansford and Steve Cole also bagged a brace, while Russ Linkhorn stopped the whitewash.

Steve Toms registered a 49 to guide Copnor A to an 8-4 win over Emsworth.

Elliott Wong and captain Scott Compton were also in form.

Danny Lumsden and Dusty Tingley helped Leigh Park to a 7-5 win over Al’s Club.

Craneswater Z beat their Q team 7-5, with Nigel Ward and Mark Turner breaking Jamie McSherry’s resistance.

Dave Glover led Copnor D to an emphatic 10-2 win over the Xcels in division two.

He made a break of 46 as Tony Bushnell, Andy Hall and Tony Simmons all won.

Cowplain Z beat Craneswater R 9-3, with Steve Hughes, Dave Parsons, Mick Mo and Mark Tillison on song.

Both Bellair outfits drew, with the A team holding out at Portchester X and the B side sharing the points with Cowplain Gas.

Copnor E claimed an 8-4 win over Copnor Cuestars A, despite Jamie Wilson’s heroics.

The 10-year-old’s 71 break was not enough to prevent the defeat in the division three clash.

While octegenarian Nornan Bradfield was left to admire the talent’s potting, his team-mates Den Hushley, John Shervell, Frank Wyatt and John Oldfield earned the match victory.

Dan Compton was the other scorer for Cuestars.

North End Bowls hit 10 against Leigh Park B as Colin Elliott, Mike Dorey and the Pledge family made hay.

Post Office hammered Broadoak 9-3, with George Mountfield, Graham Wallser and Jim Farrow winning.

Alan Pratt saw Carlton over the line for a 7-5 win over Alexandra Bowls.

Cuestars B won 10-2 over Copnor F in division four, with Chloe White, Ryan Compton, Shaun Hutchins and Callum White all scoring.

Craneswater won 8-4 at Cowplain C and a Steve Wilson double gave Topspot a 7-5 verdict over Pompey Royals.

Castle Heating and Cowplain B shared the points at Portchester.