Porters consolidate lead with victory over title rival

PORTERS consolidated their position at the top of the Plymouth City Super League when they inflicted on one of their title rivals, only their third reverse of the campaign.

The Barbican side were good value for their 8-3 victory against Plympton Cons A and also recorded the week’s top checkout when Lewis Dare (100x13) finished at the first time of asking from 130 in a 3-0 singles victory.

Mike Beard was also prominent and hit a total of 13 ton plus scores, which included a brace of 180s, when winning his singles 3-1.

Dave Collins (100x16) was best for Cons and remained in joint second place in the singles table when edging John Mann 3-2.

The Staddy continue their rich vein of form and took all but one of the 11 points that were on offer against Ships Tavern.

Marc Cresswell (pictured) top scored with 16 ton plus scores which included outshots of 120 and 101 and emerged a 3-0 winner in 15, 17 and 19 for a 29.47 average.

Maritime B took maximum points from their fixture against The Clifton and had Mark Gilbery claiming a 13-darter in a solid singles success while Plympton Cons B also won in double figures when restricting Compton Social Club to a single point.

Maritime A were rampant away at The Bluebird and recorded 63 scores of a ton or more before winning 10-1.

Neil White, who hit three maximums, won 3-1 with his best legs being won in 13 and 17 while Dave Matthews (100x15) took out a 14-darter and Scott Lawrey a leg in 15, before winning 3-2 and 3-0 respectively.

Octagon Social Club remain in the mix following their 8-3 win away at The Albemarle while in a much closer contest, Ker St Social Club returned to winning ways when edging The Fawn 6-5.

Cherry Tree made the trip to Victoria worthwhile when they triumphed 8-3, the same winning scoreline that was also achieved by The Tradesman when hosting Maritime C.

Paul Bowen (100x16) to scored for Tradesman and Lee Rodmell (100x14) emerged a 3-0 winner, aided by a leg in 15.

Kings Arms came from behind and secured the last three singles to win by the narrowest of margins away at St Levan Inn.

Reg Matthews (100x14) won 3-2 aided by a leg in 14 while Maria O’Brien caught the eye for St Levan when notching two maximums in a 13-ton haul.

Notable checkouts were achieved by: Lee Rodmell (116), Steve Brocklesby (115), Dave Pethick (110), Scott Wapshott (103).

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